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.
Madoka makes the decision to become a magical girl, wishing to prevent all witches from the past, present and future from coming into existence in the first place, a wish made possible by the massive...
Sayaka begins to fall into despair and begins fighting witches recklessly. Madoka cries over Sayaka's actions, only to be berated and abandoned. Homura and Kyoko begin to prepare for Walpurgisnacht, ...
Madoka Kaname used to be a normal girl living happy days of her life. This all ended when she sacrificed herself in order to save other magical girls from the utterly cruel fate that ... See full summary »
A mysterious creature "Kyubey" offers a young girl named Madoka Kaname the chance to have any one wish granted to her. In exchange she must battle evil creatures named "Witches" at the risk of losing her life.
As the truth behind the girls' contracts with Kyubey is revealed, Madoka has to make the ultimate decision to either see those she love the most die before her eyes or to sacrifice her life as a normal girl and help out her friends in need.
Third-year high school student Koyomi Araragi is human again. Cured of his vampirism, he seeks to help other supernaturals with their problems. Koyomi becomes involved in their lives, revealing secrets in people he once knew.
Walking to school one day Tsubasa Hanekawa encounters a huge white tiger apparition at a crossroads that talks to her. The next day her house burns down. Homeless, and not wanting to stay ... See full summary »
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
First original production (not being based on previous material such as manga, novels, or games) for Studio SHAFT. See more »
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 »
What would you give for any desire you could think of? *Note: I've seen the entire TV series & the sequel movie "Rebellion". I put this title off for months because every time i'd see the thumbnail for it, its these cutesy magical looking girls and my thoughts were how bad and stupid it would be, i was so wrong i wish i watched this when it was recommended to me! This anime really makes you think on such a deep level, its so beautiful from artwork to story line. Lets start off by saying this is NOT your average "magical girl" genre, its not some PG crap child aimed anime. This show is definitely for the older audience. There is so much substance in this show, its very hard to go into detail without spoilers, so lets talk about the music. The songs and audio for this show are amazing, you can just feel every scene so perfectly. The artwork is some of the most magnificent drawings I've seen from any anime, from the perfectly detailed city's to the amazing detail to the designs on the windows & side walks its all spectacular but what really blows me away is the labyrinths, every time they enter a witches lair the world becomes all trippy. Quite literally if you've done larger(?) amounts of acid at once(by yourself) then you'll probably find the visuals even more amazing because it captures exactly what being on large amounts of acid is like. This show is amazing from the first episode to the last movie(rebellion), it will surly stay in your heart and will remain a favorite for anyone willing to give it a shot without prejudging its "girly/cutesy" look.
5/5: Why perfect? Watch it(the movie too) and find out, its one of the few who earned perfect. I can't think of anything bad to say. The movie also has about twice as much trippy-ness as the TV show. **For those who've done acid, i'd say 3-4+ hits done by yourself would be enough to understand what i mean about the visuals of the labyrinths. Why do i say by yourself? When tripping with anyone and become completely alone are two completely different things and you probably haven't touched the vale if you haven't tripped in your own solitude.
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