If you had the chance, would you want to have magical powers? What if you got that magic and were granted one wish to have anything you want, what would it be? These are the questions found in Madoka Magica.
Magic is something very real when we are kids, it’s only when we get older that we think it’s not a real thing. As a child, you likely had a phase where you were convinced you would be able to get magical powers like being invisible.
In Madoka Magica, Madoka Kaname gets to live out that real dream of getting magical powers, but there is a catch. Up next we’re going to tell all about Madoka Magica and whether or not it is scary.
What is Madoka Magica?
Puella Magi Madoka Magica, simply known as Madoka Magica, is a 2011 Japanese anime television series animated by Shaft and created by Magica Quartet.
Magic Quartet is a team composed of director Akiyuki Shinbo, screenwriter Gen Urobuchi, original character designer Ume Aoki, and producer Atsuhiro Iwakami.
Between January and March 2011, the first ten episodes of the series aired in Japan on TBS and MBS, while the final two episodes were postponed until April 2011 because of the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.
A middle-school student named Madoka Kaname and her friend Sayaka Miki meet a tiny, cat-like creature named Kyubey in the fictional city of Mitakihara, Japan.
It proposes a contract in which the girls can have any wish granted, but in return, they must become magical girls and be entrusted to battle witches.
In the meantime, Homura Akemi, a transfer student and magical girl, tries to stop Madoka from signing a contract with Kyubey.
Then Madoka and Sayaka meet Mami Tomoe, an upper-classman who is also a magical girl at the same school.
Mami offers to take Madoka and Sayaka together during her witch hunts, recognizing their cluelessness about whether or not to be magical girls, so they can learn about the obligations that come with being a magical girl.
In Madoka, there are five main girls. All of them have basic, yet moving, characters that will keep you engrossed while watching.
The main girl is the girl the anime is named after. She’s a compassionate girl who wants to be a magical girl but can’t figure out what her wish would be. She has no specific strengths or abilities and trusts in everyone.
She is Madoka’s best friend, a passionate girl who, before she thinks, often says/does. She has a hero complex and is concerned for the safety of who she cares about.
Mysterious, she is. She seems to be a know-it-all, being able to foresee whether Madoka is going to have problems and when. For unexplained reasons, she seeks to protect Madoka from becoming a magical girl whatever it takes.
She’s the senior of Madoka and Sayaka, and the model magical girl. She has all the attributes of an upperclassman, as she does her magical girl duties, keeping both of them under her wing.
She’s a newcomer to the city. Being a skeptic, rather than Mami’s idealist way of helping all those around her, she acts as a magical girl in a way that suits her.
Anime that is genuinely excellent will always move you, and Madoka Magica manages to do that. The series may have witches in it, but it’s not a scary watch, rather it’ll take you on a magical ride with powerful superheroes.