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Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica  
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From Yen Press:

When a new girl joins her class, Madoka Kaname thinks she recognizes the mysterious, dark-haired transfer student from one of her dreams… a dream where she is approached by a cat-like creature who offers Madoka an opportunity to change destiny. Madoka had always thought magic was the stuff of fantasy… until she sees the transfer student fighting with the very cat being from her dream! And just like in Madoka’s dream, the cat gives her a choice. Will Madoka become a magical girl in exchange for her dearest desire? What will be the cost of having her wish come true?


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Associated Names
Magical Girl Madoka★Magica
Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Puella Magi Madoka★Magica

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Latest Release(s)
v.3 c.12 (end) by Shini-tan Scans over 7 years ago
v.3 c.11 by Shini-tan Scans over 7 years ago
v.3 c.10 by Shini-tan Scans over 7 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
3 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol 1, Chap 1
Ends at Vol 3, Chap 12

User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 7.8 / 10.0 (203 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.63 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 21st 2018, 2:22pm PST



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English Publisher
Yen Press (3 Volumes - Complete)

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3 Month Pos #1688 increased(+847)
6 Month Pos #3426 increased(+426)
Year Pos #4564 increased(+829)

List Stats
On 354 reading lists
On 371 wish lists
On 509 completed lists
On 18 unfinished lists
On 161 custom lists

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Madoka Magica Film Project to Be Trilogy over 7 years ago

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Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by NoOneSpecial75
September 22nd, 2015, 6:13pm
Though the art is decent, like a lot of manga based on anime, this was clearly made to bring in the cash. It doesn't add anything to the story, and without the impeccable visuals and music of the anime, you're really cheating yourself of a great experience…
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Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by moonmystery
July 2nd, 2014, 8:05pm
The dark and gruesome mix of shoujo magic girls and horror is somehow satisfying--the author managed to make it work for me.

I was gorging down the chapters one after another nonstop, and finished reading everything in a few hours. I also watched the anime version, which I actually preferred. Anyways, the characters here all encounter HUGE twists that turn their lives into living hell/death. Very interesting read.
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Watch the anime   
Rating: N/A
by Pebble_
June 7th, 2012, 2:05pm
I don't know why they even bothered to make a manga.
The anime is of incredible quality, the atmosphere, the ambience, especially in the creepy parts (the worlds of the witches for instance) are ASTONISHINGLY well animated.
SO, watch it. Now.

And the final word :
I love Kyuubee...

/人‿‿人\ <3 <3 <3

... Last updated on June 16th, 2012, 9:58am
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Faithfully lost potential   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by imercenary
February 4th, 2012, 9:55pm
The story is really faithful to the original but it REALLY drops the ball when it comes to taking advantage of the manga format. The contrast of everything is too dark compared to the anime, entire fight scenes are scaled back to one or two pages each and the whole story blatantly limits itself to the anime. (12 chapters, 12 episodes)

If you wanted to get into the series, this is a GREAT primer. Especially since you can slowly read and re-read things at your own pace. Otherwise, its nothing you haven't already seen in the anime.
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Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by andrelle
January 31st, 2012, 3:14pm
WOAH this manga is so awesome i have never thought Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica would be this great (going to watch this) I RECOMMEND THIS MANGA!!!!! wink ONE OF THE BEST MANGA I HAVE EVER READ!

... Last updated on January 31st, 2012, 3:15pm
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A Mahou Shoujo Title That Is Seinen? Interesting   
Rating: N/A
by Seijurou
December 12th, 2011, 7:50am
Of course, I have heard of the anime, but have never really seen it. The premise sounds surprisingly deep, and it is not a comedy. These factors will definitely raise this series on my list. Now, if only it were ecchi . . . bigrazz

... Last updated on January 3rd, 2012, 8:13pm
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Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by ueggg98
November 9th, 2011, 12:40pm
Alright, now I loved this anime, but the manga just wasn't the same. They changed a few things and it felt rushed. Also, sometimes it was confusing and even some of the illustrations were hard to follow ( especially volume 3 ) But the storyline was great ( it was the same as the anime ) and I'm pleased to hear that yen is publishing it in English. Hopefully they'll license oriko as well, which was quite good.
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