Puella Magi Madoka Magica

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica
魔法少女まどか☆マギカ
(Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika)
GenreDark Fantasy,[1] Magical Girl, Psychological Thriller
Anime television series
Directed byAkiyuki Shinbo
Produced byAtsuhiro Iwakami
Written byGen Urobuchi
Music byYuki Kajiura
StudioShaft
Licensed by
Madman Entertainment
Aniplex
Manga Entertainment
NetworkMBS, TBS, CBC
English network
Original run January 7, 2011 April 21, 2011
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Manga
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
  • Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice
  • Puella Magi Oriko Magica
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Homura's Revenge!
  • Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Extra Story
  • Puella Magi Homura Tamura
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion
  • Puella Magi Suzune Magica
  • Puella Magi Tart Magica: The Legend of Jeanne d'Arc
  • Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Sadness Prayer
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Wraith Arc
Novel
Written byHajime Ninomae
Illustrated byYūpon
Published byNitroplus Books
PublishedAugust 14, 2011
Game
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Portable
DeveloperBanpresto
PublisherNamco Bandai Games, Nitroplus
GenreAdventure game, RPG
PlatformPlayStation Portable
ReleasedMarch 15, 2012
Game
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram
DeveloperArtdink
PublisherNamco Bandai Games
GenreAction game
PlatformPlayStation Vita
ReleasedDecember 19, 2013
Other

Puella Magi Madoka Magica (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ, Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika, "Magical Girl Madoka Magica") is a Japanese anime and was made in 2011 by Studio Shaft. It is more commonly known as Madoka Magica in a wider auidence. The first episode was broadcasted on January 7, 2011. The final two episodes were delayed until April 2011 because of a earthquake that struck Japan.[2]

Plot[change | change source]

In the fictional city of Mitakihara, Japan, a middle school student named Madoka Kaname hears a cry from headphones at the mall. She heads to the back area where she sees a small, cat-like creature named Kyubey. It offers a contract in which a girl may have any wish granted. In exchange, they are tasked to fight witches. A transfer student and magical girl named Homura Akemi tries to stop Madoka from making the contract with the creature. They encounter fellow school member Mami Tomoe who is also a magical girl when they fall into a labyrinth.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "まどか☆マギカ : ヒット生んだ緻密な計算 「魔法少女」の常識覆す" (in Japanese). Mainichi Shimbun Digital. April 27, 2011. Archived from the original on April 29, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  2. "This Week's Madoka Magica Not Aired in 'Self-Restraint' (Updated)". Anime News Network. March 16, 2011. Retrieved May 19, 2014.
  3. "As If I Met Her in My Dream...". Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Tokyo Broadcasting System. January 7, 2011. No. 1.