Madoka Magica Articles

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Deny the obvious. Uphold the insane.
Note: Please note that the speculations and theories have moved and have now their own page here.

This page serves as an archive for fan-created articles documenting analysis of Madoka Magica. The content below has been roughly ordered by topic. This section should only contain general, objective articles. For the subjective/hypothetical ones, please refer to Theories.

We welcome you to submit new articles as you deem necessary.

Plot and Setting

Ending Analysis
An in-depth analysis of the Ending Animation.
Detailed explanations and observations about magic in the Magica universe.
Walpurgis Night
Explanations on what is Walpurgis Night (in real-life and in canon), references to it, etc.

Natural Sciences

QB explaining science
Comparison between Architecture within the anime and real life landmarks.
Witches and Familiars as asteroids, Kyubey as an alien, ...
A page dedicated to solving the 'middle school level' Math questions that appears throughout the series.
Population dynamics
"Magical Girls are born from wishes. Witches are born from curses" (Kyubey, Episode 2). Let us see how both populations evolve over time, and whether or not the Earth has a chance of surviving against witches in the end.
Kyubey's speech about Entropy in Episode 9 led to an uproar among fans for its inacurracy. Let us see why.

Intertextuality and Literature

An analysis of the link between the anime series and the famous tragedy by Goethe.
Der Steppenwolf
a short comparison between madoka and Harry Haller, the protagonist of "Der Steppenwolf", a novel by Hermann Hesse.
John Gabriel Borkman
An unlikely but interresting analysis of the links between Madoka Magica and Henrik Ibsen's "John Gabriel Borkman".