"A person becomes naïve if they're too kind. Careless if they're too bold. And no matter how hard you try to protect others, there's no gratitude. Those who can't comprehend such things aren't fit to be magical girls."Madoka Kaname is an Ordinary Middle School Student with a loving family and a close circle of friends. One day, an enigmatic girl named Homura Akemi 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, 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, Walpurgisnacht, will soon arrive and destroy the 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 girls who fight to limit their destructive influences. A small cat-like creature called Kyubey appears before Madoka, and offers to grant a single wish in exchange for her services as a magical girl. It turns out that Kyubey has a plan to save the universe by destroying the witches, but the 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 Dark Magical Girl — 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?One thing becomes clear early on, though; things are not as they seem...Bringing together an all-star staff, Puella Magi Madoka Magica has Studio Shaft animating, Shaft's primary director Akiyuki Shinbo directing, Yuki Kajiura producing the music, Nitro+'s Gen Urobuchi writing and Ume Aoki designing the characters for Shaft's first 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 due to the Sendai earthquakes in Japan. The final two episodes were broadcast back-to-back on April 21st; the initial announcement was met with much rejoicing. When it was aired on Nico Nico Douga, over one million people watched. Compare this to Lucky Star's similar stream, which had over half a million.The series has been dubbed and released in the US by Aniplex USA and Manga Entertainment in the UK. The series was aired on Australian TV on ABC3 starting on the 29th of June. The series can now be found by US users on Crunchyroll, Hulu, Daisuki and Daisuki's YouTube channel (all subbed), and dubbed on Netflix.In November 2011, a theatrical film trilogy was announced. It is composed of the following:
— Homura Akemi
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Beginnings: Part one of a Compilation Movie, released on October 6th, 2012.
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Eternal: Part two of the Compilation Movie, released on October 13, 2012.
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion: Part three of the Compilation Movie, released on October 26, 2013. A true sequel to the anime, originally intended to be its second season. The movie also introduces a new magical girl, Nagisa Momoe, to the team.
Late-Arrival Spoiler Warning: Puella Magi Madoka Magica is one of the most popular anime franchises. As such, there are a great deal of spoilers. Most of them are marked, while others aren't. Avoiding these pages is highly suggested for those who have not seen the series.
This anime series provides examples of:
Someone is fighting for you.
As long as you remember her,