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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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What song is Kyoko dancing to in Puella Magi / Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica? [closed]

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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Who is that at the end of episode 2?

At the end of every episode of Puella Magi Madoka Magica there is an artist's drawing while one of where characters is narrating the next episode preview. In Episode 2 we see this: Who/what is that ...
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What does the text at the entrance mean?

In Episode 2 when Madoka and Sayaka are with Mami looking for the Witch, after saving the Office Lady who had the "Witch's Kiss" they enter the building we see that there is text written on the wall ...
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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's the range of a witch's barrier?

Throughout the anime, after entering a witch's barrier, the Magical Girls are seen traveling a long way inside a maze-like struture before reaching the witch's lair. The lairs of the witches are ...
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Where do the terms "Law of Wheels/Cycles" come from?

In Puella Magi Madoka Magica, before Ultimate Madoka's universe, I read that the system where a Magical Girl would become a Witch was referred to as the "Law of Wheels", while after that, the new ...
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Why is Homura still alive after shooting herself?

A third of the way through the Rebellion film. Homura appears to shoot herself in the head after being unable to persuade Mami about what's going on. After the event, it seems that we see the exiting ...
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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 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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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!" "...
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Do the lyrics of Madoka Magica's two movie OPs foreshadow Rebellion's ending?

To understand the question I'm asking, you will probably do need to watch the three Madoka Magica movies. I'll still try to avoid spoilers. In order to fully understand the ending of the movie or ...
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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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What's the significance of this Michelangelo reference?

In the penultimate episode of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, we briefly see this image, possibly formed by the ice in a glass of alcohol when Madoka's mother is at the bar with Madoka's teacher. (This ...
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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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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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Where was Homura taken?

In the Rebellion movie, just as Homura was about to become a witch and be claimed by the Law of Cycles, the Incubators trapped her Soul Gem in an Isolation Field. When the magical girls break the ...
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Is Bebe the magical girl that gave birth to Charlotte?

In the original universe covered in the anime and the movies, in Episode 3 / Movie 1, Mami is killed by the dessert witch Charlotte. In the Rebellion movie, Charlotte is in Homura's labyrinth as Mami'...
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Do gangster-themed Madoka subtitles really exist?

I've often come across gangster-themed Madoka subtitled screenshots, but I haven't been able to find any solid evidence that they exist. Sometimes the characters are referred to as Swagdoka and ...
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How powerful is Homura's shield?

In the anime, Homura is only seen using her shield to reset or rewind time until the first time she met Madoka. Can't she rewind time for a minute, or an hour? If she could do it, I think it would be ...
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Was Puella Magi Oriko Magica Another Story ever translated into english? If not, are there plans to translate it?

I looked on amazon.com and on the internet and I couldn't find any references to there being an english version. I would really like to read so if anyone had any information on this it would be great ...
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Was the world so technologically advanced thanks to Kyuube's race?

It appears that Madoka's actions changed the world so much that the high-tech school and everything were no longer during the finale of the series. The Kyuube which contacted the girls wasn't seen by ...
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Is there any connection between Madoka Magica and Monogatari series?

Apparently, both titles are produced by Shaft. The Madoka Magica Rebellion movies have short into animation that uses Monogatari characters to ask the viewers to behave in the cinema theaters. I'm ...
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How does the third Rebellion movie relate to the series' storyline?

I've read that the first two movies are recaps of the series, and the third movie is a sequel to those two movies (obviously). But does this mean the third movie continues the story from where the ...
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What is Ms. Saotome referring to in her rant about the end of the world?

During Ms. Saotome's rather-unhinged rant about the end of the world towards the beginning of the Rebellion movie, she says the following: とある宗教の祭礼の日にあわせて、日食と月食が6回起こっちゃうという話です! I'm talking about how ...
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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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How did Homura get a bow as a weapon?

In the last episode of Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV anime, Homura seems to have Madoka's bow. In earlier episodes, she only use guns and bombs, when and how did she get this weapon?
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How is the post-credits scene for the original series connected to Rebellion?

In the post-credits scene of the series After seeing Rebellion, this seems connected in that I'm not too sure though, what confuses me is that Homura is Ultimately, what does this scene represent ...
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What do Homura's runes in Rebellion say?

Well, if you saw the third Madoka movie, then you know that… Knowing that, I'm trying to decipher what her runes say: Some runes are pretty obvious and others not so much: This is the rune map that ...
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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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What do the runes that roll (while Connect plays) near the end of the second Madoka movie say?

Towards the end of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Eien no Monogatari (the second movie), in between the two scenes that feature wraiths (魔獣 majuu), Connect plays (this is chapter 25 on the Blu-Ray). As ...
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Who are the animators responsible for Madoka Magica?

I'm curious who was responsible for the animation in Madoka Magica, especially the labyrinth sequences. I can find information about the illustrators of the manga, but I'm wondering about the anime. ...
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Are the other Puella Magi mangas separate stories?

I discovered some other titles in the Puella Magi series today, Kazumi Magica and Oriko Magica: Are these completely separate stories, or is there some overlap with Puella Magi Madoka Magica?
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What are the colours of the Magical Girl's Rings?

I always thought the colour of the ring matched the Soul Gem. However after deciphering the runs on the ring I got with a Mami Soul Gem Necklace which said HOMURA, I looked up on the wiki and saw that ...
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Who is the magical girl who becomes Walpurgisnacht?

Since witches are actually magical girls who, when their soul gems are fully tainted, become witches, that means that Walpurgisnacht was a magical girl. Since Madoka in two realities became a witch ...
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Did Kyouko fight Sayaka in the new universe?

After Madoka recreates the universe so that magical girls disappear before they become witches, there is a scene where Mami, Kyouko, and Homura come out from a battle and Kyouko is upset about Sayaka ...
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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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Where does Kyoko get those delicious looking apples?

In the show, we always see Kyoko with some sort of food, but we never see where or how she obtains these foodstuffs. Where does she get those bags of apples from? Is it related to her powers some how ...
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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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In Madoka Magica, are the girls' powers related to their wishes?

Some of the Puella Magi seem to have magical powers related to the wishes that they made. Sayaka has regeneration abilities, and she wished to heal someone. Homura has time manipulation abilities, and ...
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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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