* CounterpartComparison: Besides the [[{{Expy}} numerous similarities]] to Homura, there's also the fact that "Yuuri"/Airi's backstory is almost ''exactly like'' the common {{Fanon}} backstory of Charlotte...except that someone else wished Airi back to health.
** In Chapter 7, Niko's abilities are a bit like Manga/FullmetalAlchemist-style transmutation.
*** And in Chapter 9 Kaoru displays abilities similar to Greed.
** Chapter 9: Satomi comes close to an Episode 10 Mami Tomoe freak out. It's probably coincidental that Satomi is also the most ''developed'' of the girls, much like Mami was. Probably.
** Chapter 12: Kazumi's backstory is more or less identical to Charlotte's {{Fanon}} backstory, except Kazumi's wish was used on her grandmother.
* EpilepticTrees: As expected, but one in particular needs to be mentioned. (SPOILER TAGS WILL HAVE SPOILERS FOR MADOKA MAGICA). Due to the [[BroadStrokes many inconsistencies]] with the [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica parent series]], it was hypothesized by several fans that ''Kazumi Magica'' took place [[spoiler: after the events of ''Madoka Magica''.]] The inconsistencies would be explained by [[spoiler: [[CosmicRetcon a reality-altering wish that would change the setting]]]]. When [[spoiler: that ''actually happened'']], several fans were quick to claim IKnewIt... except it was ''[[{{Jossed}} just the opposite.]]'' [[spoiler: The changes introduced at the end of ''Madoka Magica'' are incompatible with ''Kazumi'', especially Chapter 3]]. This was ignored by several fans. For the record, many of the inconsistencies were explained in a different fashion in [[WhamEpisode Chapter 4, and Chapter 5]] confirms that ''Kazumi Magica'' is set before or during anime events.
* FridgeBrilliance: Every magical girl has a wish granted and at least one "bonus" power related to their wish. Satomi wished for the ability to talk to animals. That was her wish, not her power. Of course she would be able to do [[MindManipulation something else]].
** To expand on that, the Pleiades' powers seem to stem from the spirit of their wish rather than the words of the wish. Umika's literature related wish allowed her to ''read'' minds and re''write'' memories. Mirai asked for a museum to house her teddy bears and she can summon a collection of them. Satomi's wish was to speak to animals i.e. communication. Her Phantasma Bisbiglio ability allows her to use someone as a medium to communicate through.
*** Dunno if this all counts as fridge; it's established in the main anime that a magical girl's powers are related to the wish.
** In one of the flashbacks, [[spoiler: the silhouette of the incubator seen with Mami at first seems to be Kyubey, only for the incubator in the flashback to then be shown to be Jubey. However, with Chapter 21 revealing that the Pleiades made Jubey, and one of Umika's spells rewrote the memories of magical girls in the city to view Jubey as the incubator they had contracted with, this means that it likely ''was'' Kyubey who really appeared in the flashback. This also explains why Kyubey was partially obscured in the flashback of Airi making her contract.]]
** Then there's the sudden witchifications that take place in the story to the point of a DiabolusExMachina. [[spoiler: Anri, Satomi, Niko, Saki, the Soujus and the gems in the Freezer. Chapter 21 reveals that instead of completely purifying Soul Gems, Juubey could only clean the surface meaning that girls thought that their gems were clean when in reality, they were still dirty hence the constant witchifications. FridgeHorror when you wonder how many Puella Magi turned into witches because they didn't remember to use their Grief Seeds to clean their gems and because the local Incubator Jubey couldn't purify their gems. And judging from all the darkened Soul Gems in the Freezer, probably a lot.]]
* FridgeHorror: [[spoiler: When Madoka rewrote the universe, she only changed the fact that Magical Girls turn into witches. This means that Kanna Hijiri will still be created in the new universe from Niko Kanna's wish. It '''might''' not happen, but the possibility still exists...]]
** [[spoiler: On the other hand, the possibility of Kazumi existing in the new universe is definitely nil. Since witches don't exist in the new universe, the Pleiades wouldn't be able to make witch clones of her as they did in the old universe. Plus, the Pleiades would probably be more capable of coping with her death if/when she faded since the Incubators actually warn the girls about that before the contract instead of finding out about their fates as an AwfulTruth.]]
** [[spoiler: According to Jubey, Kanna was created as a way for Niko to see what her life would have been like if she hadn't accidentally shot her friends when she was a kid. However, doing that meant letting Kanna take her place among her family & friends while Niko would've had to avoid coming into contact with them to keep up the deception. How badly would her psyche been affected by that incident if she was willing to remove herself from everyone she's known just for a glimpse at an alternate life? For that matter, where has Niko been staying while Kanna was substituting for her?]]
* GeniusBonus: The Pleiades Star Cluster is in the [[WesternZodiac Taurus constellation]]. The constellation after that is Gemini. The villains include Airi, who wished to become Yuuri, the Soujus, who are two magical girls in one body, [[spoiler: and Kanna, who was a copy of Niko.]] The magical girls who fight against the Pleiades' Saints can all be thought of as twins.
** There's also the duality of "old" and "new" Kazumi. [[spoiler:Especially since the new Kazumi is a clone.]]
** The "Angelica Bears" museum. The Angelica genus of plants contains [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ashitaba the Ashitaba plant.]] It's name literally means "Tomorrow's Leaf". This is apparently a pun on Mirai Wakaba's name, which literally means "[[AlternateCharacterReading Future Young Leaf]]".
* GrowingTheBeard: Grew some stubble in Chapter 4, and seems to have a full beard in Chapter 5.
* HarsherInHindsight: Chapter 6 of ''Kazumi Magica'' does this to [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica the anime]]. (MAJOR SPOILERS FOR MADOKA MAGICA) Try imagining Sayaka becoming ''[[CameBackWrong that.]]''
** And then there Chapter 13...
** Remember Satomi's FreakOut in Chapter 9 about how she didn't want to become a witch and die. Guess what happens in [[AndThenJohnWasAZombie Chapter 15.]]
* HilariousInHindsight: Before Chapter 4 of ''Kazumi Magica'' was released, there was [[Fanfic/ThanksKyubey a popular Japanese fancomic]] for the anime that had an OriginalCharacter named Jubey. He was an all-black version of Kyubey. ''Kazumi Magica'''s Jubey isn't an all-black version of Kyubey, but it's close enough to be funny.
** BlackComedy variant. In Chapter 6 Kazumi tries and fails to turn a witch back into a magical girl. Similar to Jubey's example, [[Fanfic/MagicaMadokaVeneficusPuella a fanfic]] had already done something like this.
** The release of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagicaTheMovieRebellion'' is this to the'''*SPOILERS FOR THE FILM*'''[[spoiler: Airi[=/=]Charlotte CounterpartComparison noted above. It turns out that Airi [[MysticalWhiteHair has the same hair color]] as Charlotte's human self.]] And while we're on the topic of ''Rebellion'', [[spoiler: the movie also has "rejections" of the magical girl system.]]
* {{HSQ}}: Chapters 4 and 5 have shocking revelation after shocking revelation.
** And then Chapters 8 and 9 add to it more and more!
** [[OriginsChapter Chapters 10-12.]] [[WhamEpisode Hoo boy.]]
** Chapter 13 ups the ante to ridiculous(ly scary) heights.
** [[WhamEpisode Chapters 14-18.]]
** And then some more in Chapter 19! [[BigOMG Oh my goodness]]!
** Chapters 20-22. [[SerialEscalation Good lord]]!
* LesYay: There is quite a bit of this. The most obvious "couples" are Umika/Kaoru, Airi/Yuuri, and Ayase/Luca.
** Airi/Yuuri: To put it in perspective, Airi became a witch because she was consumed with getting revenge for Yuuri's death. Her witch form ''is a giant heart''. There are also clear parallels between Yuuri's wish for Airi and [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Sayaka's wish for Kyousuke.]]
** In the Omake comics, Saki seems to feel something special for Kazumi. YMMV on whether or not it's [[BigBrotherInstinct Big Sister Instinct]].
** Chapter 9 has Mirai [[BerserkButton reacting]] [[{{ViolentlyProtectiveGirlfriend}} poorly]] when Saki is hurt.
** Chapter 10 shows Saki receiving a ChildhoodMarriagePromise--from another girl. Chapter 12 later reveals that [[IncestSubtext it's her sister.]]
** Chapter 11, being a WholeEpisodeFlashback, also hints at the origins of two of the "couples" when [[TakingTheBullet Umika protects Kaoru and Mirai protects Saki.]]
** Chapter 12 has Saki buying a very sentimental gift for Kazumi, and Mirai feeling jealous of Saki and Kazumi's closeness.
*** Chapter 13 has Satomi confirm that Saki loves Kazumi.
*** Chapter 14 clarifies the wording. Saki actually loves (or loved) Michiru, and she likes the clones. She might have been unable to finish them off because they remind her of Michiru.
** In Chapter 18, [[spoiler: when Saki becomes a witch, Mirai refuses to fight back and ends up decapitated. It's established that she had no problem fighting her friends' witches before (Niko's), but she is unwilling to hurt Saki even when she's a witch.]]
*** Not only that, but [[spoiler:Mirai's LastWords before she dies are actually "[[DyingDeclarationOfLove Saki... I love you."]]]]
* MoralEventHorizon: [[spoiler:No less than three of the Pleiades Saints have crossed it as of Chapter 21. Long story short, when Kyubey (who crossed it in ''Madoka Magica'', mind you) proves to be ''more'' trustworthy than you, you know you're past the MEH.]]
** To be fair, [[spoiler:[[WellIntentionedExtremist they think that they are doing the right thing,]] and are desperate for results. The fact that said results had GoneHorriblyWrong wasn't their fault at all.]]
* {{Woolseyism}}: In the {{scanlation}}, Kazumi's MagicalIncantation in early chapters was translated as "[[Disney/{{Cinderella}} Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo]]". The official translation uses the more accurate "Chi-Chin Pudding" instead...mostly because the incantation becomes [[LostInTranslation the title of chapter 10.]]
** The official translation itself is actually a bit better at translating all the language puns. For example, the first chapter's title was the awkwardly named "Bad-Guy-Reckonoff" in the scanlation. The official English release uses the smoother "Spotabaddynoff".
** It also correctly translates the {{Shout Out}}s in the Italian attack names - see the main page.