Puella Magi Madoka Magica manga is an adaptation based on the original anime TV series of the same name. The manga adaptation was written and illustrated by several authors. So far, Puella Magi Madoka Magica has more than 7 manga series with different subtitles. They also have been available in the English language.
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica
This manga series is a direct adaptation of the TV anime itself. It follows 14-year-old Madoka Kaname as she finds out the magical girl world along with the dark secret within. The series is published in English by Yen Press in three tankoubon volumes. It also has three of spin-off manga stories that will be detailed below the list.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Vol. 1
Paperback – May 29, 2012
When a new transfer student joins her class, Madoka Kaname feel she recognizes the mysterious, dark-haired student from one of her dreams… a dream where she’s approached by a strange creature who provides Madoka a chance to change her destiny. Madoka had always believed magic was the things of fantasy and imagination… until finally, she sees the transfer student fighting with the really cat-being from her dream! And just like in Madoka’s dream, the cat provides her a choice. Will Madoka turn into a Puella Magi in exchange for her dearest desire? What would be the price of having her wish to become a reality?
Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Vol. 2
Paperback – August 21, 2012
While Madoka continues to planned over the decision to participate Akemi as a magical girl, her closest friend, Sayaka, seizes the opportunity to wish for the recovery of the boy she loves. However, when Sayaka is trapped in a territory dispute with a more skillful (and much more deadly) magical girl named Kyouko, Madoka is reminded that being a magical girl is greater than a matter of putting on a frilly outfit and fighting evil… it’s also a matter of life and death.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Vol. 3
Paperback – December 11, 2012
Madoka is horrified to find out the true nature of the witches she and her friends, the Magical Girls, have been fighting and the horrible destiny that awaits any Magical Girl who accepts Kyubey’s offer of power. Having seen numerous Magical Girls sacrificed for the bigger aims of his people, Kyubey is only thinking about securing more girls to that end, and Madoka is left with his chilling reminder which she too is meant to become a Magical Girl of amazing power… Can Madoka and her close friends getaway this heartbreaking destiny?
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story
The Different Story is a spin-off Puella Magi Madoka Magica manga series that still illustrated by Hanokage which takes place on a different timeline to the main series. The manga series was published in three of tankoubon volumes starting from October 12, 2012 to November 12, 2012. Yen Press published the English version in North America.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story, Vol. 1
Paperback – March 25, 2014
Mami’s kind personality has caused it to be hard for her to adjust to her solitary life as a magical girl, where survival frequently takes precedence over kindness. When she encounters Kyouko Sakura, a fellow lone wolf, she’s fired up at the prospect of working together with another magical girl and forging a companionship built on greatest trust. However, most are the sacrifices all magical girls should make, and the outcomes of Kyouko’s decision are merely just turning into clear to her. When the pain gets intolerable, will Kyouko remain standing next to Mami as a force for the greater good…?
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story, Vol. 2
Paperback – June 24, 2014
Mami has become a member of with new magical girl companion in her efforts to rid the city of witches. Miki Sayaka is a little green, but her swordsmanship is definitely an unquestionable asset to the cause. But Sayaka delivers more than her blade to fight: her friend Madoka has become a member of the girls on their late-night quests. Mami doesn’t want to force Madoka into a choice about becoming a magical girl, but how long can Madoka stick to the sidelines as a passive witness when her friends are in danger?
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Different Story, Vol. 3
Paperback – October 28, 2014
When she fails to save Sayaka, Mami is defeat by despair and loneliness. With the destiny of every Magical Girl made clear before her, Mami decides to accept death instead of a fight on. As Mami sets out to deliver herself into the hands of the witch, Kyouko pushes to confront her former mentor. Mami’s soul gem continuously darkens – soon her doom is going to be certain. Can Kyouko give Mami a good reason to battle on before her gem becomes jet-black?
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion
Also known as Gekijouban Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (Shinpen): Hangyaku no Monogatari, this manga is an adaptation based on the theatrical film illustrated once again by Hanokage. The series was released in Japan between November 2013 and January 2014 in three tankoubon volume.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie -Rebellion-, Vol. 1 Paperback
December 15, 2015
With Madoka Kaname’s sacrifice, the despairing never-ending cycle that once bound every magical girl to a horrible destiny had been shattered at least. Or was it…? All doesn’t seem right with the world, and as Homura brings at the loose threads of the girls’ new fact, is it possible that an even darker fate looms ahead?
Hanokage’s artwork can be fantastic, and this volume is perfectly translated and follows the first third of the film quite directly, but my one big minus is that many of the most scenes from the film do not make the transition into static images in an equally lavish fashion. I would probably only suggest the manga to anyone who has watched the film, even if it’s a good adaptation.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie -Rebellion-, Vol. 2
Paperback – January 26, 2016
Homura finds out that she has been caught in an illusory space all along. Even though she resolves to discover and put a stop to the culprit behind the illusion, her friends’ apparent happiness in this fake reality can make Homura wonder if she has much more to lose than obtain by putting an end to it.
There are very little things to say about this manga – I did not say about the first volume. The artwork is the main drawback here. It doesn’t look good. There is an excessive amount of taking place in the panels, to the point where it is tricky to tell what is going on. This, obviously, gets in the way of enjoying the story, so you might end up getting lost if you have not watched the movie first.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie -Rebellion-, Vol. 3
Paperback – February 23, 2016
Homura ultimately awakens to the reality of who has been controlling this fake reality all along! Will Madoka and the others be able to reach Homura in time? And what destiny will befall the girls if they make it out of the false impression? The manga adaptation of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie -Rebellion- barrels toward a memorable bottom line!
There are some changes made from the movie, though I am not going to complain. I love the read the changes in this adaptation, just to see if it was carried out better or worse.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Wraith Arc
The Wraith Arc was still written and illustrated by Hanokage which began serialization in the 20th issue of Manga Time Kirara Magica released on June 10, 2015. The manga has been collected into three tankoubon volumes. Unluckily, there’s still no English version for it.
Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice
The Innocent Malice is the side story with a little connection to the main series. This manga is written by Masaki Hiramatsu and illustrated by Takashi Tensugi. Yen Press licensed the manga series in North America and volume 1 was released on June 25, 2013.
Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice, Vol. 1
Paperback – June 25, 2013
Kidnapped and stuffed into a trunk by a mysterious attacker, teenager Kazumi bursts forth from the confines of the case to find out that she has been stripped not only of her clothes but also of the memories of her life prior to the kidnapping. When she’s recovered by a pair of schoolgirls, she does not realize them as her best friends and roommates, Umika and Kaoru. As Kazumi attempts to settle back into her normal life, she quickly finds out that her former normal life was something!
It is not bad. It’s light-hearted in the beginning but hints at much darker things to arrive here and there. This first volume features the amnesiac main character and her friends. They beat on witch-like creatures and that is pretty much it. Looking forward to seeing where it is going through.
Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice, Vol. 2
Paperback – August 20, 2013
Kazumi is decided to continue to fight witches together with the Pleiades Saints, a group of Magical Girls who were Kazumi’s friends prior to losing her memory. However, it turns out that the witches are not her only enemy… Yuuri, a Magical Girl, has turned against her won kind and targeted the Pleiades Saints for ruining what was valuable to her. What better method for Yuuri to exact her vengeance than to ruin what the Saints hold dear?! Abducted by Yuuri, Kazumi is aware she has to aid the Pleiades Saints… but does she have what it takes to battle one of her sisters-in-arms?!
So it is truly picking up now. While the first volume above remained more of the light-hearted side, this volume starts letting us into the darker elements. Hints of dark past plus some revelations as well as a pretty well carried out cliffhanger leave me curious about what is in the next volume. On the bad aspect, though the story is feeling a little rushed.
Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice, Vol. 3
Paperback – December 17, 2013
As her teammates look on in horror, Niko succumbs to the taint that has overwhelmed her soul gem and she turns into a frightening witch. But there’s very little time for the Pleiades Saints to a grieve-this new witch on the strike! Left without any alternative, Mirai strikes down her friend to save the rest of the girls. Is there any power that can save the Magical Girls from their destiny?
Well, in this volume, things begin to get serious! There’s almost no light-hearted moment just like in the first volume. And the story becomes darker and darker.
Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice, Vol. 4
Paperback – February 18, 2014
From the very start, it was Kazumi who drew the girls of the Pleiades Saints together. But no magical girl, however much loved by her close friends, is exempt from the destiny that awaits them all. Fearing that the bad nut might be speeding up Kazumi’s transformation, the girls are divided – can the process be postponed, or should they take out Kazumi while they still can?
In this manga, it’s taking it to the dark part which is what Puella Magi is famous for. The pieces come in the story finally come together. As a big fan of the Puella Magi series, this spin-off manga is a must have.
Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice, Vol. 5
Paperback – May 27, 2014
Stuck inside the barrier with the vengeful Kanna, Umika and Kaoru find it hard to protect Kazumi as their precious buddy slowly succumbs to her darkening soul gem. If the girls can move, the witch’s grief seed could be utilized to purify all of their gems, but even that would be only a short-term solution. Dealing with cruel destiny and questions of her identity, Kazumi will make the ultimate option whether or not to join her buddies in their vendetta against fate in the final volume of The Innocent Malice!
Puella Magi Oriko Magica
Just like the other series, Orika Magica is also a spin-off manga from the main series which is written by Kuroe Mura. Yen Press has licensed this manga series and collected into two tankoubon volumes. Volume 1 was released on July 23, 2013, while volume 2 was released on October 29, 2013.
Puella Magi Oriko Magica, Vol. 1
Paperback – July 23, 2013
Oriko is a magical girl with the present of foresight, knows the destiny that awaits all who accept Kyubey’s offer of supernatural powers. But when she’s stunned with a horrible vision of the future – of the devastation caused by a single, powerful witch – she chooses to prevent the girl from becoming a magical girl in the first place. To bring Kyubey away from the girl’s potential, Oriko directs him instead to Yuma, an orphan who’s all too wanting to gain powers that will allow her to shield herself – powers that eventually cause her own destruction…
Oriko and Kirika are great new characters introduced in this volume, and while Yuuma is not really as good as them, she is still nice. I loved the plot and the artwork was great too. If you loved Madoka Magica there is no reason why should not read this spin-off.
Puella Magi Oriko Magica, Vol. 2
Paperback – October 29, 2013
Oriko is decided to use any means available to her to be able to avoid the destruction she has a vision for the future. Her friend, Kirika, has been helpful in creating a distraction by murdering other Magical Girls, but Oriko realized that the time for diversionary tactics has passed – the need to target the source straight and get rid of the risk. Little does she understand that her quarry has a defender who’s as passionate about keeping the girl alive as Oriko is about seeing her dead. What future eventually awaits in the eye-opening conclusion of Orika Magica?!
The second volume of Orika Magica shines slightly light on the story. It focuses on the tragic backstory of the magical girls, building on what makes the Madoka Magica series so different than other magical girl series. In this volume, you will find more familiar faces that appear for the final battle. There’s a big reveal, one that I don’t want to spoil, the reason why Madoka is so important.
The extra story includes two side-story arcs. It has been published in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Magica magazine on September 12, 2013. The English version was released on March 24, 2015.
Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Extra Story
Paperback – March 24, 2015
Oriko’s ability to view into the future brought her to commit bloody acts in her efforts to prevent an even greater tragedy later on. But what if Oriko had met Yuma Chitose before she expected the end of the world? Would she still have decided on to control the young girl if Yuma had been no stranger but a dear friend? Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Extra Story explores the might-have-been, and further explores Kirika’s devotion to her precious Oriko.
This manga is so a lot better than the first two. It includes three stories, the first one being about Kirika and the second one being about Oriko. The last one is a short extra chapter. This manga is in another timeline that the first one, and rather than battling magical girls, the duo is preparing for Walpurgis.
Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Sadness Prayer
The Sadness Prayer is a prequel to Orika Magica installment which is also being published in Kirara Magica. The first volume was released on February 12, 2015 in Japan, and on November 22, 2016 in the English version.
Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Sadness Prayer, Vol. 1
Paperback – November 22, 2016
Right after becoming a magical girl, Oriko Mikuni befriends other magical girls at her school – and not always on initially positive conditions!
Problems occur when Oriko’s friends, not aware they both know Oriko, battle over a grief seed, resulting in someone’s death!
Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Sadness Prayer, Vol. 2
Paperback – February 21, 2017
Oriko considers her use of Kirito as an attack dog against other magical girls as a sensible means to accomplishing a greater purpose – protecting the world from the harmful force of Walpurgisnacht. However, their arrangement has piqued the eye of another magical girl, who has her own reason behind wanting a magical killer like Kiriko at her beck and call… Will her savory offer way Kiriko’s allegiance and leave Oriko herself open to striking?!
Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Sadness Prayer, Vol. 3
Paperback – November 7, 2017
Together with her ability of foresight, Oriko Mikuni sees at the future of Mitakihara, using Kirika Kure to search for another magical girl.
What exactly does Oriko want with the girls intertwined around Madoka?
Don’t miss the long-awaited the volume 3 of this manga series! This is absolutely a great prequel!
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Homura’s Revenge!
Homura’s Revenge is also a spin-off manga series by Golden Pe Done. It was serialized in Manga Time Kirara Magica and run for 9 chapters. The chapters have been collected into two tankoubon volumes.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Homura’s Revenge!, Vol. 1
Paperback – July 21, 2015
Had Madoka Kaname recognized of the tragic transformation that would mark the end of her magical-girl quest, how would her story have unfolded? In this telling of her story, Madoka remembers the final results of her previous timelines – but so does Kyubey. Even with the knowledge of her previous lives, can Madoka outmaneuver Kyubey and steer clear of her destiny?
To begin with, you will need to watch the original manga series to be able to understand one. This manga explores another alternate timeline, this time with Madoka having information as to what Homura has gone through. A lot of the manga’s strengths lie with Homura, as it dives into what she is planning on, and shows us how her knowledge of alternate timelines is yet limited, leading to her issues when she attempts to anticipate and plan events. You will find a number of moments which help show again, why Homura is so far away from the other girls.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Homura’s Revenge!, Vol. 2
Paperback – October 27, 2015
Even with Madoka’s aid, Homura has failed to save Mami from her fate – worse, she may actually have brought it about. Along with both Sayaka and Kyouko looking for revenge for Mami’s death, Homura needs to concern herself with her own survival – on top of attempting to save her buddies! Can anything derail the heartbreaking destiny that awaits them all?
To tell the truth, I didn’t have very high expectations after the somewhat bad first volume, but I was amazed here. This volume fixed the mechanism of how Homura’s magic works, as well as why Madoka always ends up turning into a witch. This spin-off offered the timeline a good ending. Overall, this was excellent.
Puella Magi Homura Tamura: Parallel Worlds Do Not Remain Parallel Forever
It’s different with other dark manga series, this spin-off manga is a four-panel slice-of-life of Puella Magi series. It is written and illustrated by Afro in Manga Time Kirara Magica magazine and is licensed internationally by Yen Press.
Puella Magi Homura Tamura, Vol. 1: ~Parallel Worlds Do Not Remain Parallel Forever~
Paperback – August 18, 2015
The life of a magical girl is not all battling witches and gathering grief seeds. When they are not kicking butt, Homura Akemi and her buddies encounter the same trials as normal high school girls. In this four-panel gag comedy, glance a silly part of the girls from the bestselling Puella Magi Madoka Magica series!
It is easy going and ridiculous, and of course, featuring Homura. The artwork is great as well, and the book basically centers around the different worlds Homura journeyed through while attempting to save Madoka. Employs 4-Koma format.
Puella Magi Homura Tamura, Vol. 1: ~Parallel Worlds Do Not Remain Parallel Forever~
Paperback – August 18, 2015
IN each new time flow she visits, Homura introduced to a unique Madoka, Kyubey, Sayaka, and Kyouko… along with a fresh headache. Traveling blindly through the temporal landscape, Homura encounters worlds ever more extremely different from the one where she first befriended Madoka Kaname. The more Mokad’s behaving oddly she sees, the more Homura to meet her dearest buddy as she once knew her… if only to assure herself she has not gone completely insane.
Just as amusing and cute as volume one. First couple pages are in color again, and the pictures continue to be arranged 4-Koma style. In this manga, we get to see much more timelines, and we also get to encounter some of them via other Homura.
Puella Magi Homura Tamura, Vol. 3: ~Parallel Worlds Do Not Remain Parallel Forever~
Paperback – September 19, 2017
Homura Tamura returns once again to the time flows on her mission to save Madoka. From ancient Arthurian legends to high-tech space fights, from Kyubey Jail prison breaks to coming face-to-face with a practical-joker version of herself, Homura Tamura will stop at nothing to save her buddy!
This universe-hopping adventure shows the sillier aspect of the hit series Puella Magi Madoka Magica!
Puella Magi Suzune Magica
Puella Magi Suzuna Magica is another spin-off written and illustrated by Gan. The first volume in English was released on September 25, 2015.
Puella Magi Suzune Magica, Vol. 1
Paperback – September 22, 2015
Suzune Amano lives an extremely normal life as a middle school student by day and magical girl assassin by night. When a group of 4 magical girl starts investigating the serial murders in their town, they soon end up Suzune’s next targets! But what inspires Suzune to hunt both witches and magical girls alike?
This can be a really fascinating start to what I hope will be a great series. To begin with, the artwork is gorgeous. The art in Kazumi and Oriko was slightly iffy, but this is a complete pleasure to look at.
Puella Magi Suzune Magica, Vol. 2
Paperback – December 15, 2015
Suzune Amano is a hard-working middle school girl, but her ever-smiling face conceals a dark secret – that she is a magical-girl assassin. As the magical girls of the city are selected off one after another, the remaining few falls into despair. in their darkest hour, what path should these girls take…?
Action scenes in this second volume of Suzune Magica grind to a halt. Instead, this volume provides the inevitable reveal of what Madoka Magica is all about, as well as the broad strokes of all the characters backstories.
Puella Magi Tart Magica: The Legend of Jeanne d’Arc
This manga series is a spin-off illustrated by Masugitsune/Kawazu-ku and serialized in Manga Time Kirara Forward. The first tankōbon volume was published by Houbunsha in June 2014. Yen Press has licensed the volumes in North America.
Puella Magi Tart Magica, Vol. 1: The Legend of Jeanne d’Arc
Paperback – April 21, 2015
Joan of Arc is revered as a hero of the Hundred Years’ War and a saint of the Catholic church. But her leadership and power of character in her time didn’t escape the notice of Kyubey, who, even in the 15th century, searched for magical girl candidates for their precious energies. Along with her buddies and fellow magical girls battling at her part, Joan fights the English occupiers of France – but will she quickly discover herself battling something much more menacing?
A fascinating start, a little short though. If you like the series, then you ought to enjoy being introduced tot he new characters. Starts off darker than the mainstream does. Overall, a great introduction.
Puella Magi Tart Magica, Vol. 2: The Legend of Jeanne d’Arc
Paperback – November 17, 2015
Tart pushes onward in her mission to reach the Dauphin, the disinherited heir of France, and assist restore him to the throne and, thus, her nation to a state of peace. Her reputation like a fearless warrior and bringer of light has attracted loyal followers who would stand and fight against England and the Duke of Burgundy. Tart’s power develops, both as a beacon of hope and as a magical girl, but a nation girl can’t hope to wield such power without dealing with opposition and outcomes.
I found myself not looking after much for the historical fiction facets of the story, rather getting much more fired up by the reemergence of magical girl elements toward the end of the volume. One of the villains carries a really fascinating power that I hope to see much more of in the next volume.
Puella Magi Tart Magica, Vol. 3: The Legend of Jeanne d’Arc
Paperback – July 26, 2016
Getting the entire effect of Fleche’s great arrow, Tart’s companions rally against the trio of strong magical girls who’re helping the English forces. Melissa has recognized Cube’s offer and become a magical girl herself, but will the addition of one novice be enough to tip the scales in La Pucelle’s favor, assuming Tart can endure her injuries?
Excellent addition and continuation of this story arc. Would highly suggest to any Puella Magi fans, who are especially keen on the ever growing “dark magical girl” theme.
Puella Magi Tart Magica, Vol. 4: The Legend of Jeanne d’Arc
Paperback – September 19, 2017
Fresh from the triumph at Orleans, the French forces dash to crown Dauphin Charles at Riems. The street soon leads them to Patay, where they will encounter their most difficult battle yet. The English and French magical-girl battle royal take a turn for the most detrimental when one of them turns into a witch! Does Tart’s story of hope end here?
The more and further they develop the Puella Magi series, the more I find it hiking my favorites list for all-time best series. It’s adorable and humorous at times but underneath is a subversive darkness that it really telling of human characteristics.