History Anime / PuellaMagiMadokaMagica

13th Nov '17 12:31:14 PM Unknownlight
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In the shadows of the city of Mitakihara, a war is being waged between the grotesque witches and the {{magical girl}}s who fight to limit their destructive influences. A small [[WeaselMascot cat-like creature]] called Kyubey appears before Madoka, and offers to [[MakeAWish grant a single wish]] in exchange for her services as a magical girl. It turns out that [[MentorMascot Kyubey]] has a plan to [[SaveTheWorld save the universe]] by destroying the witches, but the [[NonActionGuy little creature]] will need Madoka’s help- and Kyubey sees great potential in her. The idealistic Madoka wants to accept the contract so she can help people in need, but Homura — who reveals herself to be a DarkMagicalGirl — seems determined to stop Madoka for unknown reasons.

Who is Homura, and what is her deal? Just what are the witches, and how do they relate to the energy crisis? What is Kyubey’s plan, and why does it require Madoka specifically? And what is Madoka’s destiny- can she truly save the world and the universe? Or will she fall to despair?

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In the shadows of the city of Mitakihara, a war is being waged between the grotesque witches and the {{magical girl}}s who fight to limit their destructive influences. A small [[WeaselMascot cat-like creature]] called Kyubey appears before Madoka, and offers to [[MakeAWish grant a single wish]] in exchange for her services as a magical girl. It turns out that [[MentorMascot Kyubey]] has a plan to [[SaveTheWorld save the universe]] by destroying the witches, but the [[NonActionGuy little creature]] will need Madoka’s help- help -- and Kyubey sees great potential in her. The idealistic Madoka wants to accept the contract so she can help people in need, but Homura -- who reveals herself to be a DarkMagicalGirl -- seems determined to stop Madoka for unknown reasons.

Who is Homura, and what is her deal? Just what are the witches, and how do they relate to the energy crisis? What is Kyubey’s plan, and why does it require Madoka specifically? And what is Madoka’s destiny- destiny -- can she truly save the world and the universe? Or will she fall to despair?
6th Nov '17 12:59:54 PM urutapu
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[HopeBringer There is hope beyond despair.]][[note]]From left to right: [[KnightInShiningArmor Sayaka Miki]], [[WildCard Homura Akemi]], [[AllLovingHero Madoka Kaname]] (with [[ManipulativeBastard Kyubey]] on her left arm), [[Team Mom Mami Tomoe]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Kyoko Sakura]].[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[HopeBringer There is hope beyond despair.]][[note]]From left to right: [[KnightInShiningArmor Sayaka Miki]], [[WildCard Homura Akemi]], [[AllLovingHero Madoka Kaname]] (with [[ManipulativeBastard Kyubey]] on her left arm), [[Team Mom [[TeamMom Mami Tomoe]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Kyoko Sakura]].[[/note]]]]
6th Nov '17 12:43:21 PM Occidensill
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[[caption-width-right:350:[[HopeBringer There is hope beyond despair.]][[note]]From left to right: [[KnightInShiningArmor Sayaka]] [[CuteBruiser Miki]], [[EmotionlessGirl Homura]] [[WildCard Akemi]], [[AllLovingHero Madoka]] [[TheIngenue Kaname]] (with [[WeaselMascot Kyu]][[ManipulativeBastard bey]] on her left arm), [[ProperLady Mami]] [[TeamMom Tomoe]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Kyoko]] [[BrokenBird Sakura]].[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:[[HopeBringer There is hope beyond despair.]][[note]]From left to right: [[KnightInShiningArmor Sayaka]] [[CuteBruiser Sayaka Miki]], [[EmotionlessGirl Homura]] [[WildCard Homura Akemi]], [[AllLovingHero Madoka]] [[TheIngenue Madoka Kaname]] (with [[WeaselMascot Kyu]][[ManipulativeBastard bey]] [[ManipulativeBastard Kyubey]] on her left arm), [[ProperLady Mami]] [[TeamMom [[Team Mom Mami Tomoe]] and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold Kyoko]] [[BrokenBird Kyoko Sakura]].[[/note]]]]



For you see, a horrible crisis is unfolding. The universe is running out of the energy it needs to sustain itself, and approaching [[ApocalypseHow heat death]]. To make matters worse, [[EldritchAbomination bizarre creatures called “witches”]] have been attacking Earth, killing innocent humans. As if that weren’t bad enough, it is said that the greatest and most powerful witch, [[BigBad Walpurgis]][[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast nacht,]] will soon arrive and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy the world]]. It seems that only by destroying the witches can the universe be saved. But who can accomplish such a daunting task?

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For you see, a horrible crisis is unfolding. The universe is running out of the energy it needs to sustain itself, and approaching [[ApocalypseHow heat death]]. To make matters worse, [[EldritchAbomination bizarre creatures called “witches”]] have been attacking Earth, killing innocent humans. As if that weren’t bad enough, it is said that the greatest and most powerful witch, [[BigBad Walpurgis]][[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast nacht,]] [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Walpurgisnacht,]] will soon arrive and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy the world]]. It seems that only by destroying the witches can the universe be saved. But who can accomplish such a daunting task?



One thing becomes clear early on, though; [[DarkerAndEdgier things are]] [[SurpriseCreepy not as]] [[{{Deconstruction}} they seem...]]

Bringing together an all-star staff, ''Puella Magi Madoka Magica'' has Creator/StudioShaft animating, Shaft's primary director [[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei Aki]][[LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}} yuki]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Shinbo]] directing, Music/YukiKajiura producing the music, [[{{Nitroplus}} Nitro+'s]] Creator/GenUrobuchi writing and Creator/UmeAoki designing the characters for Shaft's first [[AnimeFirst original series in a decade]]. The show started airing in January as part of the Winter 2011 season, though it was put on a temporary hiatus [[TooSoon due to the Sendai earthquakes in Japan]]. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-10/madoka-magica-anime-to-resume-on-april-21 The final two episodes were broadcast back-to-back on April 21st;]] the initial announcement was met with much rejoicing. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-06-21/1-million-stream-free-madoka-magica-in-japan-taiwan When it was aired on Nico Nico Douga]], over one million people watched. Compare this to ''Manga/LuckyStar'''s similar stream, which had over ''half'' a million.

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One thing becomes clear early on, though; [[DarkerAndEdgier things are]] are [[SurpriseCreepy not as]] [[{{Deconstruction}} as they seem...]]

Bringing together an all-star staff, ''Puella Magi Madoka Magica'' has Creator/StudioShaft animating, Shaft's primary director [[Manga/SayonaraZetsubouSensei Aki]][[LightNovel/{{Bakemonogatari}} yuki]] [[MagicalGirlLyricalNanoha Akiyuki Shinbo]] directing, Music/YukiKajiura producing the music, [[{{Nitroplus}} Nitro+'s]] Creator/GenUrobuchi writing and Creator/UmeAoki designing the characters for Shaft's first [[AnimeFirst original series in a decade]]. The show started airing in January as part of the Winter 2011 season, though it was put on a temporary hiatus [[TooSoon due to the Sendai earthquakes in Japan]]. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-04-10/madoka-magica-anime-to-resume-on-april-21 The final two episodes were broadcast back-to-back on April 21st;]] the initial announcement was met with much rejoicing. [[http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-06-21/1-million-stream-free-madoka-magica-in-japan-taiwan When it was aired on Nico Nico Douga]], over one million people watched. Compare this to ''Manga/LuckyStar'''s similar stream, which had over ''half'' a million.
30th Oct '17 7:27:25 PM MasterN
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Madoka Kaname is an OrdinaryMiddleSchoolStudent with a loving family and a close circle of friends. One day, an enigmatic girl called Homura Akemi [[NewTransferStudent transfers into her class]], setting off a chain of events that will completely change Madoka's life.

For you see, a horrible crisis is unfolding. The universe is running out of the energy it needs to sustain itself, and approaching heat death. To make matters worse, [[EldritchAbomination bizarre creatures called “witches”]] have been attacking Earth, killing innocent humans. As if that weren’t bad enough, it is said that the greatest and most powerful witch, [[BigBad Walpurgis]][[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast nacht,]] will soon arrive and destroy the world.

In the shadows of the city of Mitakihara, a war is being waged between the grotesque witches and the {{magical girl}}s who fight to limit their destructive influences. A small [[WeaselMascot cat-like creature]] named Kyubey appears before Madoka, and offers to [[MakeAWish grant a single wish]] in exchange for her services as a magical girl. It turns out that [[MentorMascot Kyubey]] has a plan to [[SaveTheWorld save the universe,]] but the [[NonActionGuy little creature]] will need Madoka’s help- and Kyubey sees great potential in her. The idealistic Madoka wants to accept the contract so she can help people in need, but Homura — who reveals herself to be a DarkMagicalGirl — seems determined to stop Madoka for unknown reasons.

Who is Homura, and what is her deal? Just what are the witches, and how do they relate to the energy crisis? What is Kyubey’s plan, and why does it require Madoka specifically? And can Madoka truly save the world and the universe?

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Madoka Kaname is an OrdinaryMiddleSchoolStudent with a loving family and a close circle of friends. One day, an enigmatic girl called named Homura Akemi [[NewTransferStudent transfers into her class]], setting off a chain of events that will completely change Madoka's life.

For you see, a horrible crisis is unfolding. The universe is running out of the energy it needs to sustain itself, and approaching [[ApocalypseHow heat death.death]]. To make matters worse, [[EldritchAbomination bizarre creatures called “witches”]] have been attacking Earth, killing innocent humans. As if that weren’t bad enough, it is said that the greatest and most powerful witch, [[BigBad Walpurgis]][[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast nacht,]] will soon arrive and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt destroy the world.

world]]. It seems that only by destroying the witches can the universe be saved. But who can accomplish such a daunting task?

In the shadows of the city of Mitakihara, a war is being waged between the grotesque witches and the {{magical girl}}s who fight to limit their destructive influences. A small [[WeaselMascot cat-like creature]] named called Kyubey appears before Madoka, and offers to [[MakeAWish grant a single wish]] in exchange for her services as a magical girl. It turns out that [[MentorMascot Kyubey]] has a plan to [[SaveTheWorld save the universe,]] universe]] by destroying the witches, but the [[NonActionGuy little creature]] will need Madoka’s help- and Kyubey sees great potential in her. The idealistic Madoka wants to accept the contract so she can help people in need, but Homura — who reveals herself to be a DarkMagicalGirl — seems determined to stop Madoka for unknown reasons.

Who is Homura, and what is her deal? Just what are the witches, and how do they relate to the energy crisis? What is Kyubey’s plan, and why does it require Madoka specifically? And what is Madoka’s destiny- can Madoka she truly save the world and the universe?
universe? Or will she fall to despair?

One thing becomes clear early on, though; [[DarkerAndEdgier things are]] [[SurpriseCreepy not as]] [[{{Deconstruction}} they seem...]]



For some of the [[WholePlotReference inspiration]] of the series, see ''{{Faust}}''.

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[[spoiler: For some of the [[WholePlotReference inspiration]] of the series, see ''{{Faust}}''.
''{{Faust}}''.]]
20th Oct '17 3:03:22 PM MasterN
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In the shadows of the city, a war is being waged between the grotesque witches and the {{magical girl}}s who fight to limit their destructive influences. A small [[WeaselMascot cat-like creature]] named Kyubey appears before Madoka, and offers to [[MakeAWish grant a single wish]] in exchange for her services as a magical girl. It turns out that [[MentorMascot Kyubey]] has a plan to [[SaveTheWorld save the universe,]] but the [[NonActionGuy little creature]] will need Madoka’s help- and Kyubey sees great potential in her. The idealistic Madoka wants to accept the contract so she can help people in need, but Homura — who reveals herself to be a DarkMagicalGirl — seems determined to stop Madoka for unknown reasons.

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In the shadows of the city, city of Mitakihara, a war is being waged between the grotesque witches and the {{magical girl}}s who fight to limit their destructive influences. A small [[WeaselMascot cat-like creature]] named Kyubey appears before Madoka, and offers to [[MakeAWish grant a single wish]] in exchange for her services as a magical girl. It turns out that [[MentorMascot Kyubey]] has a plan to [[SaveTheWorld save the universe,]] but the [[NonActionGuy little creature]] will need Madoka’s help- and Kyubey sees great potential in her. The idealistic Madoka wants to accept the contract so she can help people in need, but Homura — who reveals herself to be a DarkMagicalGirl — seems determined to stop Madoka for unknown reasons.
8th Oct '17 10:07:32 PM MasterN
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In the shadows of the city, a war is being waged between the grotesque witches and the {{magical girl}}s who fight to limit their destructive influences. A small [[WeaselMascot cat-like creature]] named Kyubey appears before Madoka, and offers to [[MakeAWish grant a single wish]] in exchange for her services as a magical girl. It turns out that [[MentorMascot Kyubey]] has a plan to [[SaveTheWorld save the universe,]] but the [[NonActionGuy little creature]] will need Madoka’s help- and Kyubey sees great potential in her. The idealistic Madoka wants to accept the contract so she can help people in need, but Homura — who reveals herself to be a magical girl — seems determined to stop Madoka for unknown reasons.

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In the shadows of the city, a war is being waged between the grotesque witches and the {{magical girl}}s who fight to limit their destructive influences. A small [[WeaselMascot cat-like creature]] named Kyubey appears before Madoka, and offers to [[MakeAWish grant a single wish]] in exchange for her services as a magical girl. It turns out that [[MentorMascot Kyubey]] has a plan to [[SaveTheWorld save the universe,]] but the [[NonActionGuy little creature]] will need Madoka’s help- and Kyubey sees great potential in her. The idealistic Madoka wants to accept the contract so she can help people in need, but Homura — who reveals herself to be a magical girl DarkMagicalGirl — seems determined to stop Madoka for unknown reasons.
8th Oct '17 10:01:42 PM MasterN
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In the shadows of the city, a war is being waged between the [[EldritchAbomination grotesque witches]] and the {{magical girl}}s who fight to limit the former's destructive influences. A small [[WeaselMascot cat-like creature]] named Kyubey appears before Madoka, and offers to [[MakeAWish grant a single wish]] in exchange for her services as a magical girl. The idealistic Madoka wants to accept the contract so she can help people in need, but Homura — who reveals herself to be a magical girl — seems determined to stop Madoka for unknown reasons.

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For you see, a horrible crisis is unfolding. The universe is running out of the energy it needs to sustain itself, and approaching heat death. To make matters worse, [[EldritchAbomination bizarre creatures called “witches”]] have been attacking Earth, killing innocent humans. As if that weren’t bad enough, it is said that the greatest and most powerful witch, [[BigBad Walpurgis]][[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast nacht,]] will soon arrive and destroy the world.

In the shadows of the city, a war is being waged between the [[EldritchAbomination grotesque witches]] witches and the {{magical girl}}s who fight to limit the former's their destructive influences. A small [[WeaselMascot cat-like creature]] named Kyubey appears before Madoka, and offers to [[MakeAWish grant a single wish]] in exchange for her services as a magical girl. It turns out that [[MentorMascot Kyubey]] has a plan to [[SaveTheWorld save the universe,]] but the [[NonActionGuy little creature]] will need Madoka’s help- and Kyubey sees great potential in her. The idealistic Madoka wants to accept the contract so she can help people in need, but Homura — who reveals herself to be a magical girl — seems determined to stop Madoka for unknown reasons.
reasons.

Who is Homura, and what is her deal? Just what are the witches, and how do they relate to the energy crisis? What is Kyubey’s plan, and why does it require Madoka specifically? And can Madoka truly save the world and the universe?
16th Sep '17 7:54:23 AM n3xus
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Compare ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', ''Manga/AlienNine'', ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', and many other no-holds-barred {{Genre Deconstruction}}s. ''Madoka Magica'' has been perceived to be the [[FollowTheLeader primary inspiration]] for later shows like ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'', ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', though how much this is true is up for debate.

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Compare ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', ''Manga/AlienNine'', ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', and many other no-holds-barred {{Genre Deconstruction}}s. ''Madoka Magica'' has been perceived to be the [[FollowTheLeader primary inspiration]] for later shows like ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'' (also written by Urobuchi), ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'', and ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', though how much this is true is up for debate.
26th Aug '17 3:45:37 PM PF
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[+ '''''LateArrivalSpoiler Warning:''''' ''Puella Magi Madoka Magica'' is one of the most popular anime franchises in the anime fandom as of the winter 2011 season. In other words, there are a great deal of '''''SPOILERS''''' below -- most marked, some unmarked, but ''all'' of which may possibly ruin your enjoyment of the story. ''Avoiding these pages is highly suggested for those who have not seen the show.'' +]

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[+ '''''LateArrivalSpoiler Warning:''''' ''Puella Magi Madoka Magica'' is one of the most popular anime franchises in the anime fandom as of the winter 2011 season. In other words, franchises. As such, there are a great deal of '''''SPOILERS''''' below -- most spoilers. Most of them are marked, some unmarked, but ''all'' of which may possibly ruin your enjoyment of the story. while others aren't. ''Avoiding these pages is highly suggested for those who have not seen the show.series.'' +]
5th Jun '17 8:28:15 AM blurrylightning
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Compare ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', ''Manga/AlienNine'', ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', and many other no-holds-barred {{Genre Deconstruction}}s. ''Madoka Magica'' has been perceived to be the [[FollowTheLeader primary inspiration]] for later shows like ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'', ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', though how much this is true is up for debate.

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Compare ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ''Manga/{{Bokurano}}'', ''Manga/{{Narutaru}}'', ''Manga/AlienNine'', ''Anime/PrincessTutu'', ''Anime/RevolutionaryGirlUtena'', ''VideoGame/SpecOpsTheLine'', ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', and many other no-holds-barred {{Genre Deconstruction}}s. ''Madoka Magica'' has been perceived to be the [[FollowTheLeader primary inspiration]] for later shows like ''Anime/IlSolePenetraLeIllusioni'', ''Anime/YukiYunaIsAHero'', and ''Series/KamenRiderGaim'', though how much this is true is up for debate.
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