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Trivia: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Architecture:

  • The Burj Khalifa (formerly Burj Dubai) appears in the OP, right before Homura can be seen frowning as she is having higher ground than Madoka. Considering Burj Khalifa is 828m high and is currently the tallest man-made structure in the world, that's one heck of a visual cue.
  • The shopping mall Madoka, Sayaka, and Hitomi visited in Episode 1 is a blatant rip-off of the Weltstadthaus. There are actually extremely glass-y buildings in the world!
    • Weltstadthaus means "global-city house". According to The Other Wiki "global city" is defined as a city where happenings in it affects the world (due to the city's economical/strategical/magical importance), i.e. Alexandria in the ancient world or New York in the modern world.

The writings on the wall in Episode 2

  • ...are German quotes from Goethe's Faust.

Rune Translations

  • The various runes which appear during the fight sequences are actually cryptograms and in German. The translations can be found here.

Ending cards and their respective artists:

The rest of the trivia...

  • Is here at the Madoka wiki.
    • The Cyrus Hamlin one gets special mention for being particularly creepy. A case of maybe meta-Editor Existence Failure?

alternative title(s): Madoka Magica
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