Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Rebellion - PV
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica or otherwise more known in its translated version as the Magical Girl Madoka Magica is a Japanese anime television series written by Gen Urobachi, the same brilliant mind who brought us Fate/Zero and Black Lagoon.
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica falls under the categories of magical girl obviously, dark fantasy and horror. Shaft and Aniplex worked in collaboration on the show together with Akiyuki Shinbo, a dignified director in his own right who has worked on several shows.
The anime premiered on MBS, TBS and CBC on January 2011 and ran for 12 impeccably great episodes. The licensed version of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica was schedule to make its debut on the ABC3 and Neon Alley BY Madman Entertainment, Aniplex of America and Manga Entertainment.
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica has won the Television Award at the 16th Animation Kobe Awards as well as a number Newtype awards.
Its biggest award yet is when it won the Grand Prize for animation in the 2011 Japan Media Arts award. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica has won numerous prizes and accolades since then.
It has received widespread critical acclaim from all parts of the world. Its success was so inviting that it spawned a number of manga series and spin offs not to mention it was also made into a game for the PS Vita last December 2013.
"Madoka Kaname is your average 14-year old girl until the day she wakes up from a horridly bizarre dream. On her way to school, she and her good friend Sayaka Miki encounters a small cat-like creature who calls itself as Kyubey.
Kyubey offers the girls the opportunity to gain magical powers should they agree to make the contract with this strange little being. Part of the contract aside from gaining magical powers, Madoka and Sayaka are tasked with fighting against witches even at the risk of their own lives.
Out of nowhere, Homura Akemi, also a magical girl and determined to stop Madoka from forming the contract at all costs, appears at her school as a transfer student.
Madoka and Sayaka later meet with Mami Tomoe, an upperclassman who turns out to be also a magical girl and an ally of Kyubey. Mami agrees to bring the girls along in one of her witch hunts so that they may learn the responsibilities that come with being a magical girl.
Later, Madoka faces the grisly fate of being a magical girl as she witnesses the death of Mami at the hands of the witch she was hunting.
She is left to contemplate whether to take on Kyubey’s offer knowing full well that the life of a magical girl is filled with danger, anguish, suffering and even death. Whether this fateful encounter happened by coincidence or by fate, Madoka faces the biggest decision of her life yet."