Top Ten Reasons to Love Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Madoka Magica is a very good anime and pretty much became one of the best animes from Winter 2011. In fact, one of the best magic animes (in my opinion). It sounds like a stereotypical girly mahou shoujo and you might first think "This is going to be girly like Precure...Can't believe why even boys like this" especially due to the cute and bright designs. However, once you reached episode 3, you might be taken on a ride. But don't forget to have a box of tissues with you from episode 10 to 12. However, please remember, the list, especially the comments may contain spoilers because despite this show being an older one, some of you may haven't seen It/haven't entered the dark side. You have been warned! Other than that, let's embrace and remember how did we enjoyed It.

The Top Ten

1 It's not only about friendship or love

Madoka Magica isn't only about friends or romance. We also saw despair, hope, insanity, depression, trauma, frustration, etc - MLPFan

It's about sacrifice and giving up things to see your loved ones happy. - TwilightKitsune

Yes,it's indeed a good anime. Moreover,this anime is not one of those typical magical girls anime,it's so much deeper and you can say it's even darker. - Tia-Harribel

@Dragontree102, GO AWAY. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

2 Features a dark magical girl

I've never seen this show, but now I think it will be awesome. - TwilightKitsune

The first two episodes are cute, But on episode 3, The whole thing will start - MLPFan

I might be reading the manga of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica on the Internet.-Vestalis

Bet Sailor Moon can't beat that! I loved Homura! She's my favorite Puella Magi Madoka Magica character! I also loved Madoka, Sayaka, Kyoko, and Mami as well! By the way, nice list, MLPFan. - ModernSpongeBobSucks

Actually Sailor Moon has a few dark magical girls including:Sailor Saturn(and her dark form),
Sailor Galaxia and even Sailor Chibi Moon's dark form Black lady.
Plus the Madoka philosophy of endless suffering was used alwost 20 years ago in the Sailor Moon manga so stop bashing on other magical girl shows if you clearly haven't seen them.And the death of Mami Tomoe is a reference to the death of Sailor Mars!

I've saw the whole ORIGINAL JAPANESE VERSION of Sailor moon as a child. I'm not comparing both shows - MLPFan

3 Has amazing soundtracks

Connect, Sis Puella Magica, Mata Ashita, Magia, Colorful, And I'm home, Hikari Furu, Kimi no gin no niwa (Your silver garden), Misterioso, Decretum, Credens Justitiam, Shall I continue? - MLPFan

I can't choose one as my favourite, I love all of them! - MLPFan

Okay now I've watched all 12 episodes - TwilightKitsune

I love the theme song the best. - TwilightKitsune

4 Sayaka's realistic personality and struggles

This is probably the most realistic anime character in general - Greninjafan127

I would call sayaka the ultimate queen of tragic heroines - Greninjafan127

She's my favourite character! Her suffering was realistic. She played out the usual "sidekick always suffers" thing, But still. Sayaka is irreplaceable. She showed the dark side of the magical girl world - MLPFan

She suffered so much, I felt so sad to see her in such a state. - TwilightKitsune

5 The show's plot twists make the story interesting

The basic things in Madoka Magica.

Episode 1-2: typical magical girl anime
Episode 3-7 dark side of magical girl
Episode 8-12 SO SAD - Greninjafan127

The stages of PMMM
Ep.1-2:Typical mahou shoujo
Ep.3-9:The show's true nature, the grimdark deconstruction of the whole mahou shoujo genre
Ep.10-12:Very sad T-T - MLPFan

6 It has likeable main characters

They might be harsh at times, But their usually likeable and kind - MLPFan

7 The parody series by fans are funny

I found this very funny...
Madoka:What is it, Coobie?
Kyuubey:Become meguca!
Homura:No Meduka
Sayaka:I become meguca for Kyuskiko
Kyoko:Won't let you
Hitomi:I become Meguca?
Madoka:What I wish for?
Homura:No Meduka, No
Sayaka:Don't listen to Hameru
Sayaka&Hitomi:We're yo friends, Meduka!
Madoka:What I do?
Sayaka:I protect Meduka and Kyuskiko
Kyousuke:Thank you, Seyiku
Sayaka:It okay
Madoka:Mumi why?
Also, there's also another Meduka Meguca by Mahoutrope named Meduka Meguca the animation. But It only has 4 episodes(episode 1 was taken off of YouTube) - MLPFan

8 It has cool weapons

None of them used elemental powers to fight witches - MLPFan

9 The villains are worth fighting

Most witches are very powerful and constantly beats,stabs, and even decapitates the magical girls - MLPFan

10 The movies are great

Rebellion was awesome! You guys should see it! - MLPFan

Gotta love that gun fight.-Vestalis

The Contenders

11 Madoka and Homura's friendship

I never expected that out of all the girls Madoka met, Homura would actually be the one closest to her. I mean, wow! Her tragic backstory of how she was initially weak and kept going back in time in order to be the one to protect her friend Madoka was such an engaging plot twist! - ModernSpongeBobSucks

12 It's so much darker than you first expect
13 It's overly gory
14 Kyubey's intriguing character

Love him or despise him (most likely the latter), but I just find myself so intrigued with QB's character. This cute little creature who sacrifices magical girls to help keep his race alive. Sounds like a cute character straight out of a Disney film, don't you think? Not to mention, the fact that he keeps the exact same face throughout the entire series. Why is he like that? Is he forced to be like that, as well as being forced to sacrifice innocent little girls? Maybe he's trying to hide his regret because he doesn't want to disappoint his race. It's like the Moon from Majora's Mask in a way, you just can't decide whether you should run away in fear, destroy it with your bare hands, or just feel sorry about it. So say what you will about QB as a whole, this cute interpretation of the Lord of Darkness himself is easily one of my favorite aspects of my favorite anime series ever. - OnyxDash

15 Sakura Kyoko
16 The ultimate theme of hope vs despair

This is what sold the show to me. The theme of hope vs despair, of what is stronger, of how it affects us

17 It makes you wanna give the characters a hug

I want to hug madoka, sayaka and kyoko the most - Greninjafan127

18 The Characters Look Like Sexualized Little Kids
19 It single-handedly overshadowed Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha in the West.
20 It has ugly animation and art style
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