The BEST Episodes of Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 21, 2021

Network: MBS

There exist familiars who have the power to grant one wish to a chosen girl. However, that girl must then become a Puella Magi, a girl with magical powers, 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 a familiar named Kyubey and Puella Magi named Mami Tomoe with offers of becoming magical girls. Another Puella Magi named Homura Akemi tries to prevent Madoka from making such a deal.

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I Won't Rely on Anyone Anymore

#1 - I Won't Rely on Anyone Anymore

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Mar 11, 2011

The timid new girl is so nervous and withered. She introduces herself shyly while feeling the eyes of all students in the class.

star 8.81
252 votes
Directors: Yuki Yase
Writers: Gen Urobuchi
My Very Best Friend

#2 - My Very Best Friend

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 22, 2011

Madoka appears in front of Homura, full of determination -- and she declares to Homura, "I found my wish." But what will be her decision?

star 8.69
281 votes
Writers: Gen Urobuchi
I'm Not Afraid of Anything Anymore

#3 - I'm Not Afraid of Anything Anymore

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 21, 2011

Madoka and Sayaka are getting used to Mami's witch hunting trial run, yet their wishes remain undecided. Mami reveals her past to the two girls.

star 8.56
265 votes
Directors: Yuki Yase
Writers: Gen Urobuchi
I Was Stupid... So Stupid

#4 - I Was Stupid... So Stupid

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Feb 25, 2011

Thanks to healing magic, Sayaka can fight without a scratch. But she seems extremely exhausted. On the way home, Madoka comments on Sayaka's fighting.

star 8.37
248 votes
Writers: Gen Urobuchi
This Just Can't Be Right

#5 - This Just Can't Be Right

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 11, 2011

Homura intervenes in the battle between Sayaka and Kyoko. The next day, Sayaka and Madoka search for traces of the familiar that slipped away.

star 8.36
248 votes
Directors: Fujiaki Asari
Writers: Gen Urobuchi
The Only Thing I Have Left to Guide Me

#6 - The Only Thing I Have Left to Guide Me

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 22, 2011

Kyubey appears in front of Madoka, who is consumed by grief. Not understanding her emotions, he tells the history of the human race and of his kind.

star 8.28
267 votes
Directors: Kotono Watanabe
Writers: Gen Urobuchi
Miracles and Magic Are Real

#7 - Miracles and Magic Are Real

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 28, 2011

After the fierce battle they witnessed, Madoka and Sayaka now fully realize the demands of being involved in the magical world.

star 8.25
222 votes
Directors: Shin'ichi Omata
Writers: Gen Urobuchi
There's No Way I'll Ever Regret It

#8 - There's No Way I'll Ever Regret It

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 4, 2011

Now that Sayaka's wish came true by making a contract with Kyubey, her mind is clear and she doesn't seem to regret becoming a magical girl.

star 8.24
221 votes
Directors: Takahiro Majima
Writers: Gen Urobuchi
Can You Face Your True Feelings?

#9 - Can You Face Your True Feelings?

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 18, 2011

Sayaka, in low spirits, wavers between the wish that came true by accepting the destiny to fight and the high price she paid for it.

star 8.16
214 votes
Writers: Gen Urobuchi
I'd Never Allow That to Happen

#10 - I'd Never Allow That to Happen

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Mar 4, 2011

A Grief Seed hatches, and a new witch emerges. With Homura's help, Kyoko is able to escape the witch's labyrinth while carrying Sayaka.

star 7.89
203 votes
Directors: Masahiro Mukai
Writers: Gen Urobuchi
That Would Be Truly Wonderful

#11 - That Would Be Truly Wonderful

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 14, 2011

Madoka and Sayaka find themselves in a desperate situation and are rescued by Mami Tomoe, a magical girl. Afterward, Mami invites them to her house.

star 7.58
272 votes
Directors: Masahiro Mukai
Writers: Gen Urobuchi
I First Met Her in a Dream... or Something

#12 - I First Met Her in a Dream... or Something

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 7, 2011

Eighth-grader Madoka experiences an odd dream and goes to school the next day, only to learn there's a new girl in her class -- a girl from her dream.

star 7.51
354 votes
Writers: Gen Urobuchi