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A creature named Kyubey offers Madoka and Sayaka a wish if they agree to become 'magical girls' and fight abstract beings called 'witches'. However, a magical girl named Homura is, for uncertain reasons, determined to stop this agreement.
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Series cast summary:
...  Madoka Kaname 12 episodes, 2011
Chiwa Saitô ...  Homura Akemi 12 episodes, 2011
Emiri Kato ...  Kyubey 12 episodes, 2011
...  Madoka Kaname 12 episodes, 2011
...  Kyubey 12 episodes, 2011
...  Homura Akemi 12 episodes, 2011
Eri Kitamura ...  Sayaka Miki 11 episodes, 2011
Sarah Anne Williams ...  Sayaka Miki 11 episodes, 2011
...  Hitomi Shizuki 9 episodes, 2011
...  Kyouko Sakura 8 episodes, 2011
Lauren Landa ...  Kyoko Sakura / ... 8 episodes, 2011
Kaori Mizuhashi ...  Mami Tomoe / ... 7 episodes, 2011
...  Junko Kaname 7 episodes, 2011
Ryôko Shintani ...  Hitomi Shizuki 7 episodes, 2011
Rumi Okubo ...  Joshi / ... 7 episodes, 2011
...  Junko Kaname 7 episodes, 2011
Seiko Yoshida ...  Kyosuke Kamijo 6 episodes, 2011
...  Kazuko Saotome 6 episodes, 2011
...  Tomohisa Kaname / ... 6 episodes, 2011
Marianne Miller ...  Kyosuke Kamijo 6 episodes, 2011
...  Kazuko Satome / ... 6 episodes, 2011
Tetsuya Iwanaga ...  Tomohisa Kaname 5 episodes, 2011
...  Mami Tomoe 5 episodes, 2011
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One night, 14-year-old Madoka Kaname has a terrible nightmare - against the backdrop of a devastated city, she witnesses a girl fight a losing battle against a dreadful being lingering above, while a cat-like magical creature tells Madoka the only way to change that tragic outcome is for her to make a contract with him and become a magical girl. The next day, the teen's dream seemingly becomes reality as the girl she saw in her dream - Homura - arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when later on she and her best friend Sayaka encounter the same cat-like magical creature from her dream - who introduces himself as Kyubey - the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to take on the duty to fight abstract beings called 'witches' that spread despair to the human world, and in return, each one of them ... Written by Matías Carabella

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She will not know yet if this encounter is a mere coincidence or a necessity. Which would be, an encounter that would change her destiny.


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Puella Magi Madoka Magica  »

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Akiyuki Shimbô: [Surrealistic Imagery] The witches' mazes are usually surrealistic environments. 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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this show rocks...
26 April 2011 | by See all my reviews

i really liked it, despite it being about young girls...the only other magical girl series I've watched is sexy magical girl which is a crazy hentai...this was nothing as mental as that...

i had heard this was very dark, and i didn't think so to begin with, but maybe i was thinking 'dark' in terms of horror, which this isn't really, it is 'dark' in terms of despair and hopelessness...its actually a very intelligent, well thought anime, that had me guessing up til the end and keen to watch every episode...

Madoka meets a strange creature that looks similar to a small dog, with long ears that talks (it is anime, so that is not as weird as it sounds!) named Kyubey. He offers to grant any wish she wants in return for making a contract for her soul, to fight witches for the rest of her life...what will her one wish be?

awesome animation, interesting characters and a gripping story, but probably too deep and possibly disturbing for younger viewers (theres a lot of trippy imagery in this!)...its pretty awesome...


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