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Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Title: Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Creator: Magica Quartet (Akiyuki Shinbo, Atsuhiro Iwakami, Gen Urobuchi, Ume Aoki)

Anime Duration: January 7, 2011 – April 21, 2011

Films: Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Beginnings, Eternal, and Rebellion

Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto, Akiyuki Shinbo

Episodes: 12

Genre: Fantasy, Magical Girl, Psychological

Themes: Unrequited love, time travel, careful what you wish for, aliens, apocalypse

Characters: Madoka Kaname, Homura Akemi, Sayaka Miki, Mami Tomoe, Kyoko Sakura, Kyubey

LGBT Characters: Subtext between Madoka and Homura

Summary: Madoka Kaname is an average junior high schoolgirl, until she has an odd dream of the apocalypse. When she wakes up, she meets an alien named Kyubey, who tells her if she becomes a magical girl, they will grant her one wish. Her and her friends are wrapped into this world of magic, wishes, and the end of the world.

Content Warnings: Death, some violence, depression and anxiety

Personal Review: The representation isn't explicit, but if you finish the series thinking Homura wasn't absolutely, head over heels in love with Madoka, you need to rewatch the show.