Never judge a book by its cover.
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica is an excellent series. At first, it looked like a very stereotypical magical girls show made for kids… And it was so overhyped that I can’t seem to avoid seeing its name within the anime community. It won 12/21 rewards for the Newtype Anime Awards. Then I found out that Yuki Kajiura composed the soundtrack(s) for it. So it had to be good right?
Hell yea, it was good. Beyond good. Hands down best anime of 2011. I fell in love with it.
The characters had so much depth and were easy to relate to. The storyline maintained suspense and continuously stirred curiosity. The twists came off great. Music created the perfect atmosphere at the right times (as expected of Kajiura-sensei). The way the anime was done, was perfect. It is definitely one of my favorite shows. I wholeheartedly recommend this show. Lastly,
© Magica Quartet/Aniplex, Madoka Partners, MBS