Best Puella Magi Madoka Magica Characters

The Top Ten
1 Kyōko Sakura Kyoko Sakura is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

I don't know how Sayaka is better than Kyoko. Sayaka made a wish on her crush, a kinda selfish wish too, because she wanted her crush to love her and she only fixed him so they could be together. Then, when she didn't get him, she turned into a witch and hurt all of her friends. Kyoko dealt with so much. She made a truly selfless wish, she wanted to see her dad happy, and she was happy not bragging about her powers, letting her dad get the people and she defeated the evil witches. But when her dad found out, he called her a witch, even when she was so young and was actually fighting witches, then killed her family which she was trying so hard to protect, then killed himself. Instead of turning into a witch and hurting people though, she still kept fighting, gathering grief seeds to get stronger, and she learned her lesson. While it might be wrong for her to think she needs to be selfless, she did really think she was doing the right thing.

But what makes me respect her so much ...more

Hard to decide between Kyoko and Homura... but I choose Kyoko over Homura. Kyoko loves to eat, yup, that's one reason. And she's super pretty and she likes to act tough. I like the tough Puella Magis. Kyoko is a great example of that. Even through her tough act, she is a very kind person because she just wanted to help Sayaka. She made a wish to help her family, even though it didn't work out like she planned she was just trying to help out. Kyoko is my favorite character of all time.

SHE'S AWESOME BIG TIME. She's just perfect, I mean, look at her. Even if you don't like her, she's so cool. I used to dislike her at first, like a lot of people, though I didn't hate her. She just went unnoticed at first, shadowed by Homura. I mean, when I saw her approach to Sayaka I thought ''This girl is so stupid. She's wrong as hell.'' but then, when I got to see her reasoning, even though I still thought she was wrong, I thought she was damn reasonable, and pretty sharp actually. There are some stuff that made me respect her, some of her resolves. Made me see she wasn't stupid, rather mature actually, just a little wrong.

And then, I watched the anime again. And... I don't know what happened, but her whole character made me literally bow down to her. Her backstory, her strength, her kind nature, the fact that she wasn't just another girl who had a troubled past and puts on a tough act to hide her feelings, blah, blah... She was tough for real, but at the same time, being ...more

Kyoko-chan's just so cool! Her attitude, spear, fighting style, appearance,... Everything is awesome. When she first appeared, I thought she was an evil character and disliked her. But then, I learned of her past, how she lost everything and decided to live for herself alone from then. She put on a tough exterior, but inwardly she has a very kind nature. She saw her past self in Sayaka and doesn't want her to repeat her mistake all over again, not wishing for other people to suffer the way she did, but Sayaka didn't listen, so, wishing to do everything, even risking her life to bring Sayaka back, she broke the rule she has stuck to for so long and fight for others again, which ultimately led to her sacrifice so that Sayaka wouldn't be lonely, as Kyoko hoped that they could achieve peace together in death. She's such a tough character. I also like her fangs, her slightly bratty personality and how she criticises everyone who wastes food, since she almost starved after she lost her ...more

2 Homura Akemi Homura Akemi is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

She's my favorite character, I love everything about her character and how she wasn't rude at first. The only reason she was that way is because she just wanted to protect Madoka and had already tried so many different ways.

Homura is the best character of all time so no wonder she's the number one. She was Madoka's very best friend, Madoka didn't even know how much Homura loved her and was trying to save her from dying. She kept repeating the month over and over again hoping she would save Madoka. She was that caring even though everyone thought she was just a mature and serious girl. Her life was terrible but Madoka came across and saved her life. So this time, Homura wanted to save Madoka. She did everything she could, even though Madoka just ended up re-inventing the universe and Homura was alone. Without Homura, this anime would have stunk.

Homura never gives up on her goal, never loses hope, and is really kind-hearted and caring under her cold exterior. Not to mention her powers are awesome ( a time traveling magical girl! How cool is that? ), and she has brilliant character development. She seems emotionless at first, first appeared to be a mysterious and enigmatic girl. But under the cold exterior is a will of steel, she spent 10 years of her life repeating time over and over again, determined to save her best friend and preventing her from becoming a puella magi and suffer. She witnessed every of her friends die time and time again, experience the pain countless times, which turned her into a really strong person. She may come across as emotionless but actually she's just trying to be strong, cover her emotions in order to reap the best results possible. She's so loyal and dedicated, willing to become a demon, playing the antagonist role just so that her friends can live happily in the ideal world she has created. I ...more

Homura is an incredible character. Presented as an emotionless and cool magical girl at the beginning of the series, I was quite drawn to her character more than any of the other magical girls. I only grew to like her even more when the series pulled a Kiritsugu Emiya (which is ironic, considering the person who created Puella Magi Madoka Magica also created Fate/Zero) by dedicating a whole episode to Homura's backstory, which proved to be the biggest plot twist I have ever witnessed since Archer's identity revelation from Fate/Stay Night! I would have never expected that a dark girl like Homura was actually Madoka's closest friend, even more than Sayaka. I shall never forget a character like Homura and all the other magical girls in this anime.

3 Sayaka Miki Sayaka Miki is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

I like her because her hair. And besides the Magical girl thing and soul gem thing. Her story is relatable. I to have crushed on someone just to have them go for a friend of mine so the feelings of rejection from a young girl at that age was written perfectly.

Sayaka has matured so much in rebellion, it really changes my perspectives of her! Her emotions and character are one of the most realistic portrayal I've seen in anime and I think that's why she deserves for the best character in Madoka Magica.

Sayaka is such a relatable and realistic character! She doesn't have that stereotypical life story like everyone else (don't get me wrong, they're great, but such stereotypes), and in the end, it's no happily ever after. Sayaka just goes to prove that sometimes, the odds are not in your favour. Her wish leads to torment and heartbreak, and eventually the pressure becomes too much. People say that it was a mistake on her part. But when your crush and best friend is suddenly up aginst the ropes, and you only have a matter of time before you drift away from them, what else would you be expected to do? She was a regular child, lured in by her own fantasy inside of her mind. Honestly, when you gave up your life to save a loved one, you'd expect to have a perfect love story. In a way, she reminds me of the little mermaid. Mermaid gives her tongue to be with the prince, he fall for the other girl, mermaid dies instead of seeking revenge. The struggle is real, because so many people have felt ...more

Sayaka is so kind and strong-willed, she did everything she could to save others, determined not to take a single Gried Seed for herself, showing how selfless she is. She gave up everything for the one she loves, not wishing for anything back but his happiness, as shown when she wished that Hitomi could make him happy in the last episode before leaving with Madoka. Her story was so sad, as she slowly becomes more and more desperate and depressed, then eventually turns into a witch. In my opinion her story is just like The Little Mermaid's, so tragic, yet so beautiful. She's a very relatable and realistic character, and she's a tomboy as well ( just like me :D ). 9.5/10.

4 Madoka Kaname Madoka Kaname is the titular protagonist of the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

I didn't like the other main characters in the series. Homura and Mami were okay, but Sayaka and Kyoko just GOT ON MY NERVES! Sayaka made a wish for her crush, her crush didn't even like Sayaka and even though she saved him he ended up liking Hitomi! DUMB! Kyoko was plain annoying, she tries to be cool and she cusses too much and she's gonna get fat eating all that food. Madoka however, was a GREAT character! I'm glad she didn't just become a Magical Girl without really knowing what she wanted. She waited until the last episode to make her wish and contract with Kyubey and her wish turned out AMAZING! She saved all those poor Magical Girls. I felt bad for Homura though, her life was pretty much planned out for nothing. Madoka was such a kind girl. She became a God, while saving everybody. Nobody but Homura and her brother Junko had memory of her. Her other beloved friends and unfortunately her parents didn't know who she was at all. Madoka re-invented the universe because she was such ...more

My best girl is Homura but Madoka needs more attention and that's why I voted for her. I love her because she has a pure heart and puts herself before others but does that without being dumb and compulsive *cough* (Sayika). I also love how she is just an averege girl put into this situation the fact that she does not have a tragic backstory makes her much more relatable and it makes me feel like I don't want the the horrible world to taint her. Being the mc of a show is a very important show and I would not give her role to anyone else in the cast.

Madoka is such a sweet and selfless girl. She brings hope to everyone, she is hope itself! She's the nicest character ever, and I love how caring she is towards her friends. She sacrificed her own life to save the universe, taking all the sufferings and pain of other puella magis upon herself, which makes her all the more respectable. Brilliant character! 9/10.

Madoka was my favorite character out of the whole series, movies, and mangas. She is kind, sweet, caring, and is willing to anything for anyone she loves. I'm also gonna do a little rating on all of the characters:

Homura: 9/10 She was my 3rd favorite character (Mami was my 2nd and Madoka was my 1st) I felt bad for her past and she had to suffer Madoka dying in every timeline.

Mami: 9/10 Mami was my 2nd favorite character and was a role model to Madoka and Sayaka. Mami only lasted 3 episodes though which was sad.

Sayaka: 8/10 Sayaka is my 4th favorite character. She was Madoka's best friend and she was kind and cheerful. She just wanted to help heal the boy she loved, not die.

Kyoko: 7/10 The only reason I'm giving Kyoko a 7 is because she could be a little rude sometimes. Other than that, she had another sweet side to her and sacrificed herself for Sayaka.

Kyubey: 4/10 He only gets a 4 because he's cute but other than that, he tricked the girls into ...more

5 Mami Tomoe Mami Tomoe is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

She was my favorite character in the anime. When she died I was like "What!? ". I really liked her character and just the way she is, not to mention she has the best fighting style in my opinion. It' been two days since I finished the anime and I'm still not over her death, even is she wasn't in the story for long, I find her death depressing cause she just wanted to help people and ended up paying a heavy price for it, I guess in a way I see myself in her even though I'm a dude I was just like her once. She isn't just my favorite character in this anime, she's probably in my top 5 of not top 3 list of my all time favorite anime characters.

Mami is the definition of a great magical girl. She's lonely but she doesn't moan and cry about it, She's smart without being a total nerd like Sailor Mercury or Cure Beauty, She's a great friend, A strong fighter and has enough experience to be the leader of the team. I love how all she wants is a friend, it makes her very relatable. Her outfit is also the best in the series. It's got this western Europe theme which I love and she rocks the blonde drills.Plus, her transformation sequences and theme song are great.

Her fighting style is also really unique. She uses muskets and ribbons in tandem to lay down a can of whoop-butt on witches and she's amazing at it. She also has the really cute quirk of naming her finishing attacks when she doesn't have to, making her more familiar as a magical girl than anyone else. Last but not least, any girl who can lay a smack-down on an army of bad guys and then be in the mood for a tea party is just made of Awesome.

What? Kyoko was supposed to be in this place! Why did everyone vote Kyoko over Mami and Madoka? They were in good places...
I loved Mami she was my favorite character. She was the only character I cried over when she died. So WHAT? Maybe she died in one of the first episodes but she died trying to teach Madoka and Sayaka what being a magical girl was all about. She got killed by a witch and it was SO SAD. Madoka's death was also devastating, but I didn't cry. Mami was so beautiful and intelligent. Poor her... at least Madoka saves her in the end.

Mami is a very good character who acts as the big sister role to Sayaka and Madoka ( and Kyoko, in the manga spin-off ). She's really lonely inwardly but she tries her best to keep a strong appearance so that she can protect everyone. She is very relatable, but she has too little screen time for me to put her any higher than 5th spot. 8/10.

6 Kyubey Kyubey is a fictional character from the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica and its related media.

Kyubey is a nice character. He's cute, but that doesn't mean you should trust him. He didn't know he was tricking the magical girls, he thought he was just helping them and making a fair deal. You can't exactly blame Kyubey for that. Just imagine Kyubey as a Puella Magi! Come on people. Kyubey would be SO COOL! Everyone thinks he's all evil. Wait, if Kyubey is a boy how could he become a Puella Magi? Oh well. STILL.

His concept is very interesting. He is practically the living embodiment of "Looks can be deceiving". In other words, those who underestimate him will be most shocked by him revealing his purpose for making contracts with magical girls later on in the series. Trust me, I've seen all 12 episodes of this anime to know this guy isn't all cute and innocent as he appears to be.

Reasons to vote Kyubey:

1. His concept is extremely interesting and unique. He's cute and smart and at the same time, emotionless. That's pretty cool to me.

2. I mean, he stated it himself that the incubators doesn't have "emotions". He doesn't think his job is evil, and it's kind of true. And he's doing this for the sake of the universe. It's actually a fair deal.

3. CUTE.

How can you not love Kyubey? Without Kyubey there would be no Puella Magi. No Homura, no Kyoko, no Mami, no Sayaka. And probably no Madoka. Kyubey is the cutest character. You've got to love those eyes. I would contract with Kyubey even though I'd be risking my life I'd just want to make that little critter happy!

7 Nagisa

Even though she was only in the Rebellion movie, she's adorable. Can't wait to see her in the new Madoka project!

Nagisa should have more fans she's cute lovable and kawaii! I think she should be at least #6 I mean hitomi is the WORST character

8 Junko Kaname

She's feeling like such a real mom, full of wisdom. The fact that she seems to also hold a lot of sadness, like I'm the scene where she's drinking, talking to madoka, makes her character really powerful. She's the boomb

She's one of the best anime mothers ever, caring, understanding and supportive of her daughter. Seriously, how did Hitomi and Kyōsuke get higher than her?

Sweet little boy. Madoka's little brother.

Probably one of the best moms of all anime.

9 Madoka Goddess
10 Devil Homura

Twisted, sucker for love and crazy, also likes drinking tea.

The Contenders
11 Hitomi Shizuki

What she did to her friends was very unacceptable. First, she had the idea that they were lesbian, two, she stole Kyousuke from Sayaka, the guy she(Hitomi)didn't even bother to see Kyousuke when his arm is broken. True, her designs was nice but she was annoying. Many guys would love to date her, But she went for the guy her friend loves. What friend would do that?

Hitomi is a pretty good character. I feel bad for her though because she is left out. Madoka and Sayaka get to have the better experience with the Puella Magis and Hitomi doesn't. She probably felt lonely and confused. Plus, she has super pretty hair.

Imagine Hitomi as a magical girl. I wonder what her wish would be...

Get Hitomi and Kyosuke out of the Top 10 range. They don't deserve to be this high.

12 Kazuko Saotome

Pretty much the Taiga Fujimura (a character from Fate/Stay Night) of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

13 Bebe
14 Kyōsuke Kamijō

He was a jerk to Sayaka. Sayaka did everything for him, But he scolded her, saying that she was mocking his inability to play the violin. I wish Sayaka would slap him

Sayaka was literally the only one who would visit him in the hospital until he got better. She put so much time and effort to being with him, and he was so rude to her. Mocking your inability to play the violin? Why would Sayaka ever do that? She's literally you closest friend WHO HAD ROMANTIC INTEREST IN YOU. This is why everyone says Kyosuke is an ass.

I'm glad Sayaka made a wish for him so he could live. He's a good character even though he's not popular.

15 Ultimate Madoka
16 Charlotte

Because she's so cute! She is a witch but so what I mean look at her! ADORABLE

17 Akuma Homura
18 Oktavia Von Seckendorff

Don't you think the way Sayaka summon Oktavia in Rebellion was totally badass and cool?!

I just think she's cool

19 Homulilly
20 Madoka's brother
21 Kazumi

This character is from a manga spin-off series called "The Innocent Malice Kazumi Magica" I have read all five books and it is a fan service madoka with actually like able characters. Kazumi is a cute and powerful character. She should be ranked number 6 at least. Kazumi Magica is a lesser know serie though.

22 Nagisa Momoe
23 Tatsuya Kaname
24 Akemi Homura
25 Nagisa Momoe
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