Hello, my lovelies! I have returned with another series that I think is pretty great! Now this series is a magical girl series, but not THE magical girl series that everyone knows and loves. I’m of course referring to Sailor Moon, which I’m not talking about today. That will come. Eventually. Maybe. But right now, we will be talking about Puella Magi Madoka Magica!
We are introduced to a girl named Madoka Kaname. She thinks that she is a normal, average, everyday fourteen-year-old, but because this is anime world, she is not. At the beginning of the series, she is introduced to a new girl in her class, Homura Akemi, who is dark, beautiful, and mysterious. Giving Madoka a strangely cryptic word of advice, she leaves. Later that day, she and her friend Sayaka Miki find Homura chasing after a weird cat-rabbit hybrid that was psychically calling out to Madoka for help. For reasons unclear, Homura (donning a completely new outfit confused for cosplay) wants the creature, named Kyubey, dead. However, attempts to kill Kyubey are cut short when another girl, Mami Tomoe, stops Homura and saves Kyubey. It is then that Mami and Kyubey explain the concept of Magical Girls. When a girl with a moderate amount of magical potential has a wish – any wish – she will have it granted. In return, she must become a Magical Girl and fight Witches that cause harm to normal humans. The plot of the story surrounds Madoka and company and the effects and consequences they must deal with after their encounter with Kyubey.
So this series is definitely a roller coaster. No doubt about it. But it’s a good roller coaster and a very deep story. It really makes you think, and it shows how far someone will go for friendship and love. I highly recommend this series. It’s one of my favorites, though, so I may be a bit biased. We have volumes one and three available for check out at the Cuffee Library. Trust me it’s worth the read. Also, the animated series is on Netflix. Well, that’s all the information I have for you today. Until next time, stay golden, my friends.