|Rōmaji||Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika|
Original anime by Studio SHAFT with well known Director Akiyuki Shinbou, Music by Yuki Kajiura, and Original Character Design by Ume Aoki.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (or "Madoka Magica" for short) was created and debuted by anime studios Shaft and Aniplex on January 2011, which was the same month that the manga version started. The final two episodes of the anime were delayed and later released on April 2011 because of the earthquake and tsunami that greatly devastated Japan.
Madoka, an average girl, dreams of a ruined city and a defeated magical girl. She is told that she has the power and the choice to change that, but is unable to respond with her decision before waking up. While Madoka is able to resume her normal life the morning after, a girl transfers into her class who resembles the defeated magical girl. Gradually, Madoka's dream invades her reality.
Major characters are listed below. See the full character list for all characters in this series.
|Madoka Kaname (鹿目 まどか Kaname Madoka)|
Voiced by: / Aoi Yūki Christine Marie Cabanos
Occupation: Magical Girl, Student, Weapon: Bow
|The main squeeze of the story and was a normal girl until she encountered the appearance of Kyubey and Homura in real life, as well as a previous dream. She is claimed to possess the potential to become an ultimately powerful magical girl, but she must find a wish that she is comfortable with first.|
|Kyubey (キュゥべえ Kyūbē)|
Voiced by: Cassandra Lee
Occupation: "Messenger of Magic"
|One of a race of mysterious creatures that have the power to give normal girls magical girl powers for a single wish. He serves as a familiar to the other magical girls of the series, but has a hidden agenda that involves them.|
| Homura Akemi (暁美 ほむら Akemi Homura)|
Voiced by: Chiwa Saitō Cristina Vee
Occupation: Student Gender: Female
|A transfer student of Madoka and Sayaka's school, but was soon discovered to be the girl that was in Madoka's dream from her appearance as a Magical Girl. She has a strong grudge against Kyubey for his powers.|
|Sayaka Miki (美樹 さやか Miki Sayaka)|
Voiced by: Eri Kitamura Sarah Williams
Occupation: Magical Girl, Student, Weapon: Cutlass
|Best friend of Madoka and has a potential love interest for a sickly boy in her school. She also gets offered by Kyubey to be a magical girl along with Madoka, but like the latter, she has to search for the right wish that suits her.|
|||Mami Tomoe (巴 マミ Tomoe Mami)|
Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi Carrie Keranen
Occupation: Magical Girl, Student, Weapon: Rifled Percussion-lock Muskets
|Upperclassman to Madoka and Sayaka and happens to be discovered as a magical girl after saving the two from an dangerous witch. She introduces them to the daily life of a Puella Magi and becomes a mentor of theirs. She is also an target to her rival, Homura.|
|||Kyoko Sakura (佐倉 杏子 Sakura Kyōko)|
Voiced by: Ai Nonaka Lauren Landa
Occupation: Magical Girl, Student, Weapon: Spear
|A fellow Magical Girl that has an offending air to Sayaka because she appeared before Kyoko was able to. Behind her fighting spirit against her enemies (including other Puella Magi) and her huge appetite for food lies an very dark past.|