The catch of childlike and moe essence in Puella Magi Madoka Magica makes it sound like another typical, Cute Girls Doing Cute Things anime. However, the series is about magical girls through but with the dark theme waiting to catch you off guard. Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a brilliant example of a magical girl and dark fantasy coming together to create something glorious.
The anime is colorful, lively as you can tell by the Shoujo-Esque visual and moe character designs. But it has some of the cruelest gruesome moments that can get under your skin. Puella Magi Madoka Magica is one of the shows that could be easily considered as the best psychological anime. It’s an anime that is one should look forward to watching.
If you are planning to watch Puella Magi Madoka Magica, then watch it according to this order.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Watch Order:
01. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Note: Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings and Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal are recaps of Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV anime with a few improved scenes. You can either skip them or watch them once you finished the TV anime.
02. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion
Alternate Title: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari
Episodes: 1 (Movie)
Stream/Buy On: Unknown
03. Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story
Note: Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story is spinoff anime with a complete new cast of characters. It is recommended to watch the series after you finish the original Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV anime.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a psychological thriller anime by Studio Shaft. The anime is an original series created by a group of creators collectively known as Magica Quartet.
Synopsis: Madoka Kaname is an average fourteen-year-old high school girl who saw a strange dream about a strange girl, a cat-like being, and a gigantic creature one day. The next day, she wakes up and finds out that the girl in her dream is Homura Akemi, a new transfer student at her school. The same day, after school, Madoka and her friend Sayaka encounter Kyubey, a strange cat-like magical creature.
Kyubey offers them a contract in which they may have any wish granted in exchange for fighting witches by becoming magical girls. They decided to accept his offer and become magical girls. However, Madoka soon realizes the life of a magical girl is filled with danger, agony, and suffering.