Are you a mahou shoujo?
What’s this? A new anime review? IMPOSSIBLE! Only it isn’t! My wife and I have taken to watching anime again, and so there will be shows again from time to time.
Madoka Kaname is a normal young girl. Or so she thinks. One day, she and her friend Sayaka Miki meet a strange creature named Kyubey, who offers to grant them each one wish. In exchange, they will help Kyubey by becoming magical girls, and fight witches. Witches are evil entities that are usually invisible to normal people. However, witches can affect humans — negatively, of course. A kiss from a witch will cause the victim accidents, disease, and even suicide. Obviously, they should be fought whenever possible.
However, that same day, a mysterious transfer student mysteriously transfers in to Madoka’s school. (Somebody get Haruhi on the phone.) Homura Akemi is a sinister-looking girl that already made the deal, and tries to stop Madoka from making it. On the other hand, you have Mami Tomoe, an experienced veteran magical girl. A caring person, Mami offers to bring Madoka and Sayaka along on a witch hunt, and show them the basics to help them decide whether or not to accept.
So that’s how it is. I must say, Madoka is one of the best shows I’ve seen in a while. You (well, I) wouldn’t expect shows about magical girls to be totally awesome, but Madoka somehow does more than your typical run-of-the-mill mahou shoujo animes.
Who knows what evil lurks behind that cute :3 face!?