Mitakihara Town

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Mitakihara Town (見滝原町 Mitakihara-chō) is a provincial city where the story takes place. It was not until recently that development began in the town. Much modern architecture has been constructed since.

Also Mitakihara City (見滝原市 Mitakihara-shi) is mentioned in the story. The evacuation notice in Episode 11 refers to Mitakihara City. Mitakihara Town is most likely another name used for Mitakihara City. It is possible the town is a subdivision of the city, though if this were the case, it'd be more likely referred to as a ward.

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[edit] Pictures of the Town

[edit] Architecture in the Anime versus Real-Life Architecture

[edit] Episode 1

Visual comparison Real building Real address Explanation First appearance
Burj khalifa.png Burj Khalifa Dubai, United Arab Emirates A similar-looking building appears in the OP for most episodes. Opening sequence
Mitakihara Dubai.png The skyline Dubai A shot of Mitakihara's skyline, when the school bell rings. 9:08
SWFC100.jpg Shanghai World Financial Center (100th floor) Shanghai, China The hallway in Madoka's school is very similar to the observation deck on the 100th floor of this building. 13:07
Weltstadthaus Compare.png Weltstadthaus Cologne, Germany. The shopping mall Madoka and Sayaka go to after school 14:51
Helix bridge.png Helix Bridge Singapore The bridge in/nearby the shopping mall 14:53
Ep1 eiffel tower.jpg Eiffel Tower Paris, France This is a part of Gertrud's Labyrinth apparition sequence.
Note that several other buildings have a similar design, such as the Tokyo Tower
19:30

[edit] Episode 2

Visual comparison Real building Real address Explanation First appearance
Now defunct Russia tower proposal in Moscow.jpg Russia Tower Moscow, Russia. The building that can be seen from the rooftop of Mitakihara school. 12:30
Pentoinmadoka.jpg Pentominium Dubai Another building that can be seen from the rooftop of the school. 12:55
UOB Plaza.png UOB Plaza Singapore One of the buildings featured in a background of episode 2. 16:03
Yokohama.jpg Yokohama port area seen from Yokohama Landmark Tower Naka-ku, Yokohama Appears as Mitakihara in Episode 2 (upper) and 9 (lower). 16:32

[edit] Episode 4

Visual comparison Real building Real address Explanation First appearance
Tachikawa anime.jpg
Tachikawa real day.jpg
Tachikawa real night.jpg
The downside of Tachikawa-Kita Station of Tama Monorail and Tachikawa Takashimaya Tachikawa, Tokyo Just before Madoka runs into Hitomi during the night, there are several shots of places, including this one. 15:11

[edit] Episode 5

Visual comparison Real building Real address Explanation First appearance
Iwabuchi anime.jpg
Iwabuchi real.jpg
Iwabuchi Sluice Gate ArakawaSumida Rivers junction in Kita, Tokyo
Empirestatebuilding.jpg Empire State Building Manhattan, New York Several shots of what is thought to be the Empire States Building without its spire.
Appears when Kyouko is spying on Sayaka with her magically-enhanced goggles.
9:53
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Taipei101.jpg Taipei 101 Taipei, Taiwan This is a zoom of a part of the background just before Sayaka goes to her first witch hunt. 16:18

[edit] Episode 6

Visual comparison Real building Real address Explanation First appearance
Commerzbank Tower.jpg Commerzbank Tower Frankfurt, Germany A shot of the city, just before we see Kyouko playing DDR, probably implying that the arcade hall is supposed to be nearby that area. 6:18

[edit] Episode 7

Visual comparison Real building Real address Explanation First appearance
Gunma prefecture.png The Gunma Prefectual Government Building (tallest), Gunma Prefectual Police HQ (left) and Maebashikoen Park (nearside) Maebashi, Japan The screenshot is from the sequence when Kyouko brings Sayaka to her dad's church, probably implying that this area is on the way there. 7:01
Fullsize photogunma.jpg The full photo for better comparison. Courtesy of 2ch anon, who went outside to take that perfect picture.
Largesizegunma.jpg The full screenshot for comparison.

[edit] Episode 8

Visual comparison Real building Real address Explanation First appearance
Burj Al Arab.jpg Burj Al Arab Dubai, UAE This is a zoom from the frame shown during credits.
Anime image is flipped, and the reference in general is controversed.
2:58
Emirates Towers madoka.jpg Emirates Towers Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Ep8 bus stop.jpg A typical bus stop Curitiba, Brazil 3:08
Tokyo metro gov tower.jpg Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building Shinjuku, Tokyo Appears in a shot of the city just before Hitomi confesses to Kamijou 8:16
Princessmadoka.jpg Princess Tower Dubai
Matsugaya Station.jpg Matsugaya Station of Tama Monorail Hachioji, Tokyo This is one frame from a series of shots of Sayaka's neighborhood. The other shots may reference "something" too, but no source has been found so far. 8:50

[edit] Episode 10

Visual comparison Real building Real address Explanation First appearance
Ep10 Arc de triomphe.jpg Arc de Triomphe Paris, France Isadel's barrier has various references to Paris monuments, amongst which is possibly a distorted version of the Arc de Triomphe. 4:14

[edit] Episode 12

Visual comparison Real building Real address Explanation First appearance
Sogakudo.jpg Sogakudo Concert Hall Taito, Tokyo. Kamijou played his violin in it. 13:30
Onedubaimadoka12.jpg 1 Dubai Tower Jumeirah Garden City, Dubai. A proposed complex of three skyscrapers. In March 2009, the project was cancelled. It appears during the scene with Homura having a conversation with Junko while watching over the city across the river. 18:17

[edit] Movies

[edit] The Beginning Story

Visual comparison Real building Real address Explanation First appearance
THE NATIONAL ART CENTER, TOKYO.jpg

Movie 1 0-23-57.jpg

The National Art Center, Tokyo Minato, Tokyo The National Art Center, Tokyo (国立新美術館 Kokuritsu Shinbijutsukan?) is a museum in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. A joint project of the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the National Museums Independent Administrative Institution, it stands on a site formerly occupied by a research facility of the University of Tokyo. 0:23:57
The Milan Cathedral.jpg

Movie school rooftop.jpg

The Milan Cathedral Milan, Italy Milan Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Milano; Lombard: Domm de Milan) is the cathedral church of Milan, Italy. Dedicated to Santa Maria Nascente (Saint Mary Nascent), it is the seat of the Archbishop of Milan, currently Cardinal Angelo Scola. The Gothic cathedral took nearly six centuries to complete. It is the fifth largest cathedral in the world and the largest in the Italian state territory. 0:24:00

[edit] The Rebellion Story

Visual comparison Real building Real address Explanation First appearance
Rebellion Berlin Central Station.jpg Berlin Central Station Berlin, Germany Work started on a new Berlin Central Station after the fall of the Berlin Wall, as a symbol of a reunified Germany. The station itself vaguely resembles a mushroom. Movie 3
Rebellion Kejonuma Ferris Wheel.jpg Kejonuma Leisure Land Ferris Wheel Miyagi Prefecture, Japan Kejonuma Leisure Land was an amusement park originally opened in 1979. It closed down in 2000 and now remains abandoned. Movie 3 Opening

[edit] Mitakihara City as seen in Madoka Magica Portable

[edit] Mitakihara City as seen in Madoka Magica Online

[edit] Trivia

  • Originally the town was called Misakihara but was changed on the final script.

[edit] External links

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