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Magica Quartet is a team formed of members of anime production studios SHAFT and Aniplex who came together to create "Puella Magi Madoka Magica." Members include Iwakami Atsuhiro, Akiyuki Shinbo, Gen Urobuchi, and Ume Aoki, who is also the creator behind "Sunshine Sketch."
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Product Details

  • Series: Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Book 3)
  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Yen Press (December 11, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316217166
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316217163
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 7.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #93,920 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The third volume reveals a lot and has a very awesome ending.
Amber Duff
Considering how insanely overpriced the anime is (good as it is) this manga tells the same story for far less money.
Shoujo Otaku since 1997
He settled on Christianity for the philosophical and allegorical basis of his story.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By MrAlanHelms on December 4, 2012
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So i ventured out to madoka magica during this past summer and was completely in love with it. I got the first manga on my birthday, pre ordered the second one, and just got the last volume of the saga. THIS IS A MUST READ FOR FANS! For one, it has a completely different ending and alternate scenes that makes this volume unique. The publishers gave the creative team open room to do whatever and they delivered. I have an issue of being overly attached to memoriable characters and begins to cry when one of them dies(or especially the ending) and trust me NOONE WILL FORGET THESE GIRLS! BEST ANIME. BEST MANGA. BUY IT!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Gary Hays on December 28, 2012
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Volume 3 is arguably the most important volume of the Bible of the Church of Madokami, as it depicts the Ascension of Madoka and the Trials of the Time-Traveling Prophet.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Shoujo Otaku since 1997 on March 16, 2013
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The manga follows the anime of Puella Magi Madoka Magica almost exactly. Considering how insanely overpriced the anime is (good as it is) this manga tells the same story for far less money.

The story here is just as great as it is in the anime. If you loved the anime, you'll love this.

If you haven't watched Madoka, then all I can do is recommend it. In the spirit of Revolutionary Girl Utena, Madoka seeks to deconstruct the magical girl sub-genre of shoujo manga. A must read for any shoujo fan.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MereChristian on September 23, 2014
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In reviewing this third and final volume of the English translation of the manga adaptation of Puella Magi Madoka Magica I will be discussing the overall story and the themes therein.

I would argue that this is one of the most vivid examples of Christian symbolism ever in fiction. I will get to why I say that later on in the review. Warning that there are spoilers coming up.

Before we get to the story itself, let's discuss the aesthetic aspects. The art work is kinda strange. It doesn't capture the otherworldiness and Lovecraftian horror aspects of the witch's barriers as the anime does. But that is to be expected, given the limitations of black and white drawings on a page versus moving, full-color drawings done in a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT animation style than that of the rest of the show.

For this reason, the sense of despair, horror, and in the end, triumph, is not captured nearly as well in the panels of the manga as in the anime. But the basic gist of the story does come through.

Oh, yes, I called it "Lovecraftian". I read a nice summary of the story as a "Lovecraftian story in magical girl clothes" or something like that. Why that is, with the chilling horror of the truth of the world, the hopelessness and impossible (but NOT necessarily truly impossible) chance of victory, will be obvious as you read on.

The story begins with a young girl Kaname Madoka having a rather vivid dream whereby she sees a girl in desperate straights, and a funny-looking creature offering the power to prevent this from happening...

Then she wakes up and goes about her day. Yes, she is troubled by the dream, but thinks it is your typical, though perhaps unusually frightening, nightmare.
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The first and third volumes of PMMM are the best, if you didn't like the sayaka arc. The homura arc definitely makes up for it 10 times over.
The third volume reveals a lot and has a very awesome ending. The only reason why I recommend PMMM, is because of this final arc.
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By Mayara on January 29, 2013
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A great book to read , the translation was good and the mangá body is made with high quality paper .
I absolutely loved this book and recommend it to anyone who likes a "different" history .
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By Animegirl0091 on January 5, 2014
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I loved the manga and the series, now I just need to watch the movies! But I know I'll just cry, cause it's just that good! Sorry, I'm not good at reviewing books. ^^;
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By Serachi on September 10, 2013
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I found this via referrals through email from amazon, I decided to check it out and found I enjoyed this book very much. It came in perfect condition and very quickly.
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