- Last Name: 暁美 (Akemi)
- First Name: ほむら (Homura)
- Age: 13-14 (estimated)
Homura is first seen by Madoka in a dream of her fighting a monster in a desolate landscape of skyscrapers. The day after the dream, Homura has transferred to Madoka's school where she gives her ominous warnings.
A smart, graceful, athletically-talented girl. Cool if not chilly, her personality even can even be seen in her posture. Her weapon appears to be a bow, the same as Madoka?
- Ms. Aoki’s Design Check: A blunt girl. I tried to let this shine through in her design. Her distinguishing point is her silky long hair.
- Magical girl outfit: Homura was designed with her personality and combat style in mind. I found her fascinating right away. (Aoki)
- The sharp lines of her upper back and jacket evoke her personality. Overall rather monochromatic. Her black tights have a diamond pattern.
- School uniform: She wears black tights in uniform too, leaving her overall feel just like in her magical girl outfit. She gives off the air of a silent beauty.
- She is voiced by Chiwa Saitou
- Homura is frequently referred to as "Homerun-chan" amongst fans, due to the similarity of the two names in Japanese
- The first character for Akemi (暁) means "daybreak", while the second one (美) means beauty
- Her first name is written in hiragana, which has no special meaning. However, when written in kanji, it can mean:
- inflammation, blaze (炎 or 焔)
- heart on fire (心火)
- village protector (保村)
- She's willing to fight the good fights alone
- She wants to stop madoka's contract
- She has very strong reactions (anger or sadness) upon meeting madoka
- She has full knowledge of madoka's school
- She's never seen actually fighting a witch. In fact, she only seems violent towards Kyuubey
- Currently (episode 2) Homura appears to be the antagonist, though may become an ally and/or mentor of Madoka's in the future
- If the theory about witches and magical girls is true (see Speculations and theories), then it is fairly possible that Homura is on the brink of becoming a witch, which could be why Mami wanted to share her Grief Seed with her in episode 2
- The thought of her being a former magical girl that lost or has had her contract revoked is becoming more and more popular among fans.