Puella Magi Madoka Magica is regarded as one of the best and most critically acclaimed Mahou shoujo series of all time because it’s not bogged down by the issues that plague other Mahou shoujo anime. Most Mahou shojo shows begin with cute little girls signing contracts to become magical girls in order to defeat foes. Puella Magi Madoka Magica takes a deeper look at the consequences of these narrative elements and comes up with interesting posturing for deep themes.
It’s quite remarkable how well it maintains a grim, saddening atmosphere from the start, with the plot becoming more dark and dramatic as it progresses. Puella Magi Madoka Magica teases its audience with subtle clues about the true essence of the Mahou shoujo while also providing a story of brooding and unsettling ambiance. It is easily one of the best psychological anime for someone who likes a darker take on magical girls.
If you are thinking of giving Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime series a try, here’s a guide to help you watch it in the correct order.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Watch Order:
1. Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Alternate Title: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
2. Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion
Alternate Title: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari
Episodes: 1 (Movie)
3. Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story
Alternate Title: Magia Record: MahoMagia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden (TV)
4. Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 – The Eve of Awakening
Alternate Title: Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden (TV) 2nd Season – Kakusei Zenya
5. Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Final Season
Alternate Title: Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden (TV) Final Season – Asaki Yume no Akatsuki
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a psychological thriller anime series created by a group of creators collectively known as the Magica Quartet.
Synopsis: Madoka Kaname, one night experiences a very strange dream involving a cat-like creature and a girl. Later, she meets the cat-like creature called Kyube, who offers Madoka and her friend Sayaka a wish that he will fulfill, but they have to become magical girls and fight witches. But Homura, the girl from the dream who is also a magical girl, warns Madoka and tells her not to accept Kyube’s deal. What will Madoka do?