Puella Magi Madoka Magica (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika), the first title in Puella Magi series, is a production of animation studio SHAFT and Aniplex under Atsuhiro Iwakami as a main producer. The series was directed by Akiyuki Shinbo and written by Gen Urobuchi with original character designs by Ume Aoki. Madoka Magica began development after Akiyuki Shinbo express his desire to work on a new magical girl series after Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha to producer Atsuhiro Iwakami while they were working on Hidamari Sketch and Bakemonogatari.
The show's 12 episodes were broadcasted on MBS, TBS and CBC between January 6, 2011 and April 21, 2011 with a delay after episode 10 due to production and broadcast delays related to the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami. All Blu-rays and DVDs released are delayed by one month sequentially from its original plans.
There exist "Messengers of Magic" who have the power to grant one wish to a chosen girl. However, that girl must then become a magical girl and fight against witches, evil creatures born from curses that are responsible for murders and suicides. A schoolgirl named Madoka Kaname and her friend Sayaka Miki are approached by one of those Messengers of Magic named Kyubey and magical girl named Mami Tomoe with offers of becoming magical girls, while another magical girl, Homura Akemi, tries to prevent Madoka and friends from making such a deal...
- Characters — List of all major and minor characters in the anime.
- Witches — List of all witches and its familiar in the anime.
- Manga — Manga adaptation of anime's story by Hanokage.
- Music — Opening theme, ending theme and soundtrack and other related music.
- Episode 1: As If We Met in a Dream...
- Episode 2: That Sounds Wonderful
- Episode 3: I'm Not Afraid of Anything Anymore
- Episode 4: Both Miracles and Magic Exist
- Episode 5: There's No Way I'd Regret This
- Episode 6: This Just Isn't Right
- Episode 7: Can You Face Your True Feelings?
- Episode 8: I'm Such a Fool
- Episode 9: I'll Never Allow That
- Episode 10: I Won't Depend on Anyone Anymore
- Episode 11: The Only Signpost Remaining
- Episode 12: My Best Friend
- Products — Official books and DVDs/Blu-rays released in Japan.
- Merchandise — Character goods such as figurines, pouch, and such.
- Theories — Various theories in the community while the show was airing.
- Articles — Analysis on many aspect of the show.
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica official website (Japanese)
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica official website (English)
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica official Twitter (Japanese)
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica official Twitter (English)
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica's page at MBS (Japanese)
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica at Wikipedia
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica at TVTropes.org