Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Wish List Wednesday

Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Vol. 1 by Magica Quartet, Hanokage. May 29 2012. Published by Yen Press.

In this world, there exist strange creatures who have the power to grant one wish to a chosen girl. However, in exchange, that girl must then become a magical girl and use their powers to fight against witches, evil creatures born from darkness that are responsible for murders and suicides.

In the city of Mitakihara, a schoolgirl named Madoka Kaname and her friend Sayaka Miki are approached by a familiar named Kyubey, who offers to grant each of them one wish in return for making each of them a magical girl. Another magical girl named Homura Akemi tries to prevent Madoka from making such a deal, while Kyubey urges Madoka by telling her she will become the most powerful magical girl. However, contrary to the glamorous notions one would expect, a magical girl finds herself dealing with death, isolation, loss of humanity, agony over the value of her wish, and existential crisis. Madoka, following her friends, soon sees the darker side of being a magical girl, and because of knowing the truth about being a magical girl, she questions if she should become one as well.
Why: Okay, so, I kinda started reading Madoka Magica at the bookstore while everyone else had scattered about the mall. I don't usually read books in store...without buying them, but was bored. Enough rambling. The reason I need/want Madoka Magica is that it was interesting, had nice artwork, and because I have no idea how the volume ended.

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