Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a timeless classic!

Puella Magi Madoka Magica
The power of friendship is strong, but is it enough? Pic credit: Shaft

What would you do if a strange cat-creature said it would grant your wish in exchange for you to become a magical girl? Would you use the wish for yourself or someone else?

And what would you do once you learn the truth? I don’t know when I first learned about Puella Magi Madoka Magica, but I finally watched it, and it’s fantastic!

Join me as I rave over this timeless treasure, and remember: Don’t trust the cat!

Don’t trust the cat!

The first magical girl anime and also the first anime I saw was Sailor Moon. Cardcaptor Sakura was the second, Eternal Alice the third, and now I’ve finally seen Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

If you like looking for creepy things to watch, odds are you’ve heard of Madoka Magica and its sequels/spinoffs/movies. But you wouldn’t guess how dark this anime is based on the images above and the OP.

And that’s the way Magica Quartet wanted it! So from this point on, there will be some spoilers. Episode 1 began on a creepy edge that is open to interpretation as you continue through the season.

Did she dream of a monster fighting a young girl, or did she remember a past life? Either way, Madoka will soon meet Homura, and her life will never be the same.

In the fictional city of Mitakihara, Madoka is a typical 14-year-old girl. She walks to school with her friends Sayaka and Hitomi and often goes to the music store with Sayaka after school.

But this routine will cost her; as she tries to listen to some music, Madoka hears someone calling out to her, begging to be saved. So Madoka wanders into an off-limits area and finds a cat-creature who’s badly hurt.

She also sees that Homura is the one who hurt it and is wearing different clothes than her uniform. This encounter will define most of the dynamics between Homura and the other girls, as Sayaka and Madoka wander into a Labyrinth trying to escape Homura.

While in the Labyrinth, they meet Mami, who, over time, becomes their role model and tries to teach them what it means to be magical girls. And if you haven’t seen the anime yet, please watch it before reading the rest of the article.

Would you trade your soul for a wish?

I haven’t seen/read the rest of the Madoka Magica series, so I’ll stick to what Madoka Magica has confirmed. You should only make a wish if you’re sure it’s the right one.

Wishes are powerful things and are crucial to becoming a magical girl. You must tell Kyubey, the cat-creature, what your wish is before he can make you a magical girl.

Consent is the name of the game, but make sure you put in a lot of thought before choosing because you can’t take it back. Kyubey doesn’t lie, but he won’t tell you everything unless you ask the right questions.

He’s not evil, but he isn’t on the magical girl’s side. So, don’t whine to him if your friends turn into monsters.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica takes everything you know about the magical girl formula and throws it out the window. The art style of the witches, familiars, and Labyrinths is like looking at a child’s craft box.

But the regular world is mysterious as well. So you’ll want to pay close attention to this anime as you watch five girls be pushed to the brink and die.

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