Puella Magi Madoka Magica (2011– )
"Maho Shojo Madoka Magica" (original title)

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A creature named Kyubey offers to grant Madoka a wish if she becomes a 'magical girl' and fights grotesque witches. A magical girl named Homura tries to stop this agreement, and the true nature of the contract with Kyubey is revealed.

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Series cast summary:
Christine Marie Cabanos ...
 Madoka Kaname (12 episodes, 2011)
Emiri Katou ...
 Kyubey (12 episodes, 2011)
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 Kyubey (12 episodes, 2011)
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 Homura Akemi (12 episodes, 2011)
Cristina Valenzuela ...
 Homura Akemi (12 episodes, 2011)
Aoi Yuki ...
 Madoka Kaname (12 episodes, 2011)
Eri Kitamura ...
 Sayaka Miki (11 episodes, 2011)
Sarah Anne Williams ...
 Sayaka Miki (11 episodes, 2011)
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 Hitomi Shizuki (9 episodes, 2011)
Ai Nonaka ...
 Kyouko Sakura (8 episodes, 2011)
Ryôko Shintani ...
 Hitomi Shizuki (8 episodes, 2011)
Lauren Landa ...
 Kyoko Sakura (7 episodes, 2011)
Marianne Miller ...
 Kyosuke Kamijo (7 episodes, 2011)
Kaori Mizuhashi ...
 Mami Tomoe / ... (7 episodes, 2011)
Carrie Savage ...
 Junko Kaname (7 episodes, 2011)
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 Kazuko Satome (7 episodes, 2011)
Yûko Gotô ...
 Junko Kaname (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Tomohisa Kaname / ... (6 episodes, 2011)
Seiko Yoshida ...
 Kyosuke Kamijo (6 episodes, 2011)
...
 Mami Tomoe (5 episodes, 2011)
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A creature named Kyubey offers to grant Madoka a wish if she becomes a 'magical girl' and fights grotesque witches. A magical girl named Homura tries to stop this agreement, and the true nature of the contract with Kyubey is revealed.

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In early concept art, Kyubey had wings. See more »

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When Kyubey explains entropy, he says it involves the net loss of energy, which is not possible in physics. What the term actually describes is the decay of energy to its base form - which is heat - and its subsequent scattering through space, until the system reaches equilibrium, at which point all energy conversion ceases until further external energy input. See more »

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Quite Disturbing
30 January 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I started watching this knowing nothing except that it was a 'dark' magical girl series. I've never seen any of the magical girl stuff (unless Claymore counts?) so I had no idea of how it was using/subverting the usual tropes. Still, it was pretty amazing... and very dark. By the time I got to the 9th episode I was feeling pretty distraught over the fates of all the characters and how awful the whole system was.

One thing that particularly stood out for me was the animation and the various styles to represent the bizarre Witches and the Labyrinths they create. While the main characters usually remain in regular anime mode everything else becomes a wild collage of symbols and strange creatures that symbolize the Witch and her obsessions. Each one seems to be a mysterious story unto itself.

Don't let the cutesy character designs fool you though... this isn't for kids, both because it's so disturbing and also because I don't think they'd really understand it once the true nature of the magical girls starts to come out.


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