Questions tagged [madoka-magica]

Puella Magi Madoka Magica (or Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica) is a 2011 magical girl anime by the animation studio SHAFT. It has various adaptations and side-stories as well.

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Why does Kyoko come to the city in Madoka Magica?

Why does Kyoko come to the city in Madoka Magica? There is probably a very simple answer for this, but I'm too lazy to go back and rewatch or to skim through a wiki.
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What do the Runes say in Madoka?

In Puella Magi Madoka Magica, there is some strange rune writing that is used a lot. I've heard that it references Goethe's Faust, at least in the first few episodes, and it's used in displaying the ...
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What are the demons at the end of Madoka Magica?

What are the demon-like entities shown at end of Madoka Magica, which Homura is now fighting instead of witches? And what does Homura's explanation mean, regarding how these demons replaced witches?
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Are all wishes actually possible?

In the beginning episodes of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Kyubey offers the teenage girls in the series the chance to have a wish come true in exchange for becoming a magical girl, and moreover seems to ...
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Why is “Puella Magi” equivalent to “Mahou Shoujo”?

From my understanding, Mahou Shoujo = Magical Girl as the latter is normally used when turning the Japanese title to English, i.e. Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha = Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Sasami: ...
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How come the events of Rebellion are possible, with Madoka's wish?

It seems to me that, no matter how you look at it, the events of the Rebellion movie are impossible due to Madoka's wish. Her wish-speech can roughly be split into five distinct parts (significant ...
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Why was there an apparent violation of the law of cycles in Rebellion?

In the Rebellion film, we see Homura turn into what she realises is a witch (after she discovers some oddities about the version of Mitakihara city she's supposedly living in) because of her despair. ...
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What happen at the end of the third Madoka Magica movie?

I just watched the third movie (Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 3: Rebellion) and I have a doubt about the fact that although Madoka wish in the second movie, which prevented the birth of any ...
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Why exactly does Kyoko attempt to save Sayaka?

In episode 8 of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, we see Sayaka transform into a witch, and in that episode and the subsequent one (at least in the second half of it) we see Kyouko's attempt to save her. ...
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Are the similarities between Homura Akemi and Kiritsugu Emiya intentional?

Puella Magi Madoka Magica's Homura Akemi and Fate/Zero's Kiritsugu Emiya were both written by Gen Urobuchi, although Kiritsugu was created by Type Moon's Kinoko Nasu. There are numerous similarities ...
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Is the version of Madoka Magica on Crunchyroll the DVD version?

The DVD version has various changes (animation improvements, etc). I don't believe Madoka was on Crunchyroll during airing, so is the stream from the DVD edition?
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Why were Sayaka and Kyoko fighting in the beginning, and what caused them to eventually end up as friends?

Why were Sayaka and Kyoko fighting in the beginning, and what caused them to eventually end up as friends? (Related: Why exactly does Kyoko attempt to save Sayaka?)
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When Kyoko overloaded her soul gem to kill Sayaka's witch form, did Kyoko then also become a witch?

When Kyoko overloaded her soul gem to kill Sayaka's witch form, does Kyoko then also become a witch? Or since she overloaded her soul gem, does she just die "normally?" If the latter is true, then why ...
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Are Homura's wings witch wings in the end?

At the end of the anime where Homura is in a wasteland, she grows wings. The texture is almost the same as the art style that is used for witches and their lairs, so I'm wondering - at the end of the ...
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Why is there no official character song for Homura and Mami?

Madoka has a character song titled "See You Tomorrow" (またあした, Mata Ashita) while Sayaka and Kyoko have a duet song titled "And I'm Home". I just found out that Homura and Mami don't have a character ...
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What song is Kyoko dancing to in Puella Magi / Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica?

I've just been re-watching Puella Magi Madoka Magica / Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (episodes, movie, doesn't change this situation). I noticed a song that sounded quite nice, that Kyoko was dancing to (...
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What exactly is Mami's power?

Mami was always fighting with both gun and ribbon. In the Rebellion movie, when Homura was fighting Mami, she can't break Mami's ribbon, but in the end, she was able to do that. How can this happen? ...
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Why is Love worse than a normal curse?

When Homura's Soul gem becomes tainted it fills with swirling colors that Nagisa calls worse than curses. Homura then says shortly after while reality is being recreated that what transformed her wasn'...
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Lyrics in Madoka Magica - Rebellion?

I'm looking for lyrics on the songs in the Rebellion movie (original and translated), what are the lyrics for: Nightmare song (track #3) Mami's fight scene Mami's remixed theme "Dream world" "Noi!" "...