Puella Magi Madoka Magica, 1

Puella Magi Madoka Magica, 1

Book - 2012
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When a new girl joins her class, Madoka Kaname feels 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 Puella Magi in exchange for her dearest desire? What will be the cost of having her wish come true?
Publisher: New York : Yen, 2012
ISBN: 9780316213875
031621387X
Branch Call Number: YA FICTION PUELL
Characteristics: 1 volume : chiefly illustrations ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: Hanokage
Magica Quartet
Alternative Title: Madoka Magica, 1

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crystalcrisis Apr 21, 2017

I am happy to have actually bought this book along with the other 2 parts of the series and the Rebellion series. Puella Magi Madoka Magica is one of my new favorite anime series of all time, with its' memorable characters, story, and interesting things the anime brings up. I definitely would recommend either the anime or the manga for anime fans, especially those who like magical girl anime and/or dark anime. This book is part of the 3-part manga adaptation that was made about the same time as the anime itself, but there are a few changes that the books make compared to the anime-- some that actually kept some die-hard Madoka fans away from them. However, I do not mind these changes and would still recommend this and the other two parts.

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crystalcrisis Apr 21, 2017

This book is the first of a three-part series of the official manga adaptation for the 2011 anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Each volume covers 4 of the 12 total episodes of the anime, with this volume covering episodes 1 through 4.
14-year-old Madoka Kaname is an ordinary middle school girl living in the fictional city of Mitakihara and goes to Mitakihara Middle School with her good friends Sayaka Miki and Hitomi Shizuki. One day, a new girl named Homura Akemi is enrolled in Madoka's class, surprising Madoka as Homura is the girl she saw in a disturbing dream that also had a white, cat-like creature. Homura warns Madoka about making a decision that will change her life forever, and they later meet again when Madoka finds the same cat-like creature in her dream being tortured by Homura.
Running away from Homura, Madoka and Sayaka get attacked by odd monsters and are saved by a 15-year-old Mitakihara student named Mami Tomoe, who introduces the cat-like creature Madoka saves as Kyubey. Mami Tomoe is a magical girl who made a contract with Kyubey to use magic to save the world from witches, some of which were the monsters attacking the girls. Mami offers Madoka and Sayaka to be magical girls, but before they can agree, Mami eventually gets tragically killed by a witch.
Mami's death scares the girls away from being magical girls. Madoka gets to know Homura and her magical girl life a little more, while Sayaka is having some trouble calming down her childhood friend, Kyosuke Kamijo, who had just learned that his broken hand may never heal again. Sayaka then becomes a magical girl to heal Kyosuke and later saves Madoka from a witch.

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