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Amy
Amy.png
Japanese Name エイミー (Eimī)
Seiyū Voiced by Ryouko Shintani.
"Meow."
"I've got a cookie. Want it?"
"Meow!"
"You're this little and yet you're all alone. Just like me."
- Homura and Amy meeting for the first time.

Amy (エイミー Eimī) is a black cat, featured in the anime opening, whose story is told in the Drama CD "Memories of you".

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General Info

Physical features
Amy is a short-haired cat whose fur is a purplish-black with black whiskers. The insides of her ears are light pink. Her sclerae are beige with navy blue irises.

Personality

Madoka states that she's tried to bring her home, but Amy wouldn't go with her, implying that Amy prefers staying on the streets. Apparently, she isn't very fond of most people, as evidenced when Madoka was surprised she jumped to Homura's arms willingly.

History

Amy first appeared in the anime's opening, being hugged by Madoka. However, she never appeared in the anime proper.

Amy's story was eventually revealed in the first drama CD. After being released from the hospital, Homura was walking to school and met Amy along the way. Homura talks to her for a bit before offering her a cookie. Afterward, while Homura was being guided by Madoka to the nurse's office, Amy appeared again. Madoka revealed she knew the cat and that her name was Amy.

She appeared a third time while Homura and Madoka are discussing the possibility of Homura becoming a magical girl. Her appearance prompted Madoka to explain that her wish was to save Amy from being run over by a car. After Madoka warned Homura to not use up her wish on such a tiny purpose, Amy jumped into Homura's arms and licked her face, much to Madoka's joy. She then congratulates Amy for making a new friend in Homura. Madoka asks Homura to take care of Amy, should anything happen to her.

Some time later, while Homura is at home, a powerful storm forms outside, leading her to wonder if Amy will be okay. After some quick research, Homura deduces that Madoka might very well be in trouble. Worried, she rushes outside into the storm, trying to find Madoka. Amy comes to her aid, guiding her towards Madoka's location. It is unknown what happens to Amy later.

Frequent Locations

Amy is usually found around Mitakihara, be it the town or school.

Speculation

The theories below have not been proven yet.
Please keep in mind that they are fanmade theories, and not official material.
  • It was Madoka's kindness toward Amy that probably broke the cruel Puella Magi system. If Madoka had never have saved Amy in the first place, Homura would probably never have bonded with Madoka easily (nor see Madoka's kindness toward others, even to a cat) which moved Homura to do the same for Madoka in Timeline 1. And maybe Homura would never have found Madoka during Walpurgis Night without Amy as her guide. It can thus be said that her actions were crucial to setting the end of the cycle in motion.
  • In Kazumi Magica, a black cat named Toto appears multiple times in Kazumi's apartment. It can be speculated that this cat is Amy - however, it should be noted that the spinoff manga in question takes place in a different city than the main story.
  • Knowing Madoka, it is possible Amy is still alive in the new world or she is with Madoka in the Puella Magi afterlife. Likewise, knowing Homura and how to-heart she takes promises made to Madoka, it is likely she went out of her way to save the cat and kill two birds with one stone by also preventing Madoka from wishing for her safety.

Past Speculations

  • Before the Drama CD was released, there were many speculations regarding the cat in the OP and its relationship with the storyline and Madoka. There were many wild theories regarding that cat only to find out in an interview with Urobuchi that it was just something made for the OP.
  • Similarly, there were many speculations regarding Madoka's first wish (one that included cake). The Drama CD explains that Madoka’s wish in the original timeline was to save Amy who was ran over by a car, which does not concur with any theory known to have been proposed, so far. In retrospect, it should be no surprise to one that knows Madoka's personality.

Trivia

  • When Homura met Amy for the first time, she nicknamed her Kuroneko (black cat), before she learned Amy's name from Madoka.
  • In an interview with Gen Urobuchi, he admits that he was not aware of any cat and that he was surprised when he saw it at the storyboard of the OP. The cat was never part of the original storyline, being a creation of SHAFT for the OP of the Anime. However, SHAFT approached Urobuchi for the Drama CD and asked him to include the cat in it.
  • Amy makes her first official appearance in the drama CD Memories of you. It is speculated that she reappears again in the Sunny Day Life drama CD.
  • Amy's name was inspired by Aoi Yuuki's cat because of their similarities.
    • Originally it was the fans who named the cat Amy during the show's period of high speculation regarding the truth about the black cat. The staff decided to go along with it.
  • In western superstition, black cats are a sign of bad luck and they are normally associated with witches.
    • However, in Japan, black cats are considered to be good luck.[1]
      • Especially since Amy plays an important role in saving Madoka and company.

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Annotation

  1. The Committee for Skeptical Inquiry
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