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Anime series composition: Gen Urobuchi
Genres: drama, psychological, thriller
Number of episodes: 12
Summary by kat
Kaname Madoka woke up from a dream wherein a girl was in a middle of a fight with a witch. On the same dream, she met kyubey, a magical creature who convinces her to become a magical girl. Madoka soon met the girl on her dreams, Akemi Homura. The girl who tries to stop Madoka from being a magical girl.
Madoka heard a voice begging for help. She followed the voice and found kyubey deeply injured by Homura. Miki Sayaka, Madoka's friend, manages to help Madoka and kyubey escape. On their way they encountered a witch but was killed by Mami Tomoe, a magical girl and an ally of kyubey. The girls became friends with Mami and kyubey. To convince the girls to have a contract with kyubey, Mami brings them to her mission and showed how it is like to be a magical girl. However, Mami faced a gruesome death by a witch named Charlotte on their next mission. Homura then explains to the girls the cruel fate that is bound for having a contract as a magical girl. The first to make a contract with kyubey was her friend Sayaka. On her mission, Sayaka met Kyoko Sakura, a magical girl whom Sayaka hates for letting the witch escape. Seeing Sayaka being beaten up by Kyoko, kyubey tried to convince Madoka to have the contract to save her friend. But it was again stopped by Homura.
Soon, Sayaka had regrets of being a magical girl and became depressed. Having her soul gem not being purified by a grief seed together with the sorrow she had been feeling, this caused her to turn herself into a witch. Kyoko being affected by Sayaka's sorrows ended up committing suicide to kill Sayaka's witch form. Homura was the only one left to face Walpurgisnacht, the strongest witch. Not soon enough, Madoka finds out that Homura is her best friend from the future who went back to the past to defy the fate Madoka has, which is to become a magical girl and to face death. But in the end, Madoka still had made a contract with kyubey to defeat Walpurgisnacht with a wish that saved all the magical girls from their fate. In Madoka's disappearance, Homura promised to keep fighting in order to protect the world her best friend had saved.
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