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The Best Episodes of Puella Magi Madoka Magica

Every episode of Puella Magi Madoka Magica ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Puella Magi Madoka Magica!

She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time... Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn't know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change her destiny. This is a beginning of the new story of the magical witch girls.

Genres:AnimationDramaSci-Fi & Fantasy
Network:MBS

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The best episode of "Puella Magi Madoka Magica" is "I Won't Rely On Anyone Anymore", rated 9.3/10 from 622 user votes. It was directed by Yuki Yase and written by Gen Urobuchi. "I Won't Rely On Anyone Anymore" aired on 3/11/2011 and is rated 0.4 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Only Thing I Have Left to Guide Me".

  • I Won't Rely On Anyone Anymore
    9.3/10 622 votes

    #1 - I Won't Rely On Anyone Anymore

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2011-03-11

    A scene depicting a female transfer student. The timid girl is so nervous and meek. She introduces herself shyly while feeling the eyes of all the students in the class. At recess, other girls gather around her and ask questions curiously.

    Director: Yuki Yase

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • The Only Thing I Have Left to Guide Me
    8.9/10 434 votes

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

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 2011-04-22

    Sayaka's funeral was held in the rain. Madoka returns home with vacant eyes. She barely says anything to Junko who met her at the front door, and goes into her room. Kyubey appears in front of Madoka, who is lost in her grief, alone.

    Director: Kotono Watanabe

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • My Very Best Friend
    8.9/10 487 votes

    #3 - My Very Best Friend

    Season 1 Episode 12 - Aired 2011-04-22

    Homura challenges Walpurgisnacht alone and is seriously wounded. She despairs because she can't win no matter how many times she tries. Her actions are making Madoka suffer even more, and she becomes despondent. Her Soul Gem begins to turn black.

    Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto, Akiyuki Simbo

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • I Was Stupid... So Stupid
    8.8/10 452 votes

    #4 - I Was Stupid... So Stupid

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2011-02-25

    Despite her own injury, Sayaka keeps shredding the witch in front of her. Thanks to healing magic, she wins without a scratch at the end. But she seems extremely exhausted.

    Director: Takashi Kawabata

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • I'd Never Allow That to Happen
    8.5/10 412 votes

    #5 - I'd Never Allow That to Happen

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2011-03-04

    Sayaka's Soul Gem turns into a jet-black grief seed, which hatches and a new witch emerges. Carrying Sayaka's body, Kyoko focuses on defending against the approaching witch's attacks. Homura cuts into the witch's labyrinth and leads Kyoko to escape.

    Director: Masahiro Mukai

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • Can You Face Your True Feelings?
    8.3/10 410 votes

    #6 - Can You Face Your True Feelings?

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2011-02-18

    Sayaka discovers the truth about her own body as a magical girl. She wavers between the wish that came true by accepting the destiny to fight and the high price she paid for it. Sayaka is in low spirits at home when Kyoko Sakura shows up.

    Director: Seimei Kidokoro

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • I'm Not Afraid of Anything Anymore
    8.2/10 475 votes

    #7 - I'm Not Afraid of Anything Anymore

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 2011-01-21

    Madoka and Sayaka are getting used to Mami's witch hunting trial run. Yet their wishes remain undecided. Mami reveals her past to the anxious two girls. Sayaka asks, "Does my wish have to be for myself?"

    Director: Yuki Yase

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • This Just Can't Be Right
    8.1/10 407 votes

    #8 - This Just Can't Be Right

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 2011-02-11

    Homura appears suddenly on Sayaka and Kyoko's battlefield. She intervenes and knocks Sayaka unconscious with a single blow. After seeing this, Kyoko is on her guard against Homura, and leaves, putting an end to the battle.

    Director: Fujiaki Asari

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • Miracles and Magic Are Real
    7.9/10 414 votes

    #9 - Miracles and Magic Are Real

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2011-01-28

    The day after the fierce battle between Mami and the witch was a normal peaceful day. After what they witnessed, Madoka and Sayaka fully realize the demands of being involved in the magical world, and give up becoming on magical girls.

    Director: Mamoru Hatakeyama

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • There's No Way I'll Ever Regret It
    7.6/10 406 votes

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

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 2011-02-04

    As a magical girl, Sayaka rescues Madoka and Hitomi from a witch. Now that her wish has come true by signing Kyubey's contract, her mind is clear and she doesn't seem to regret becoming a magical girl.

    Director: Takahiro Majima

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • I First Met Her in a Dream… or Something
    7.3/10 474 votes

    #11 - I First Met Her in a Dream… or Something

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 2011-01-07

    Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader who lives such a peaceful life, has a loving family and best friends. She laughs and cries from time to time. One night, she has a strange dream. It was supposed to be an usual routine day, but the arrival of Homura Akemi - a transfer student who came to Madoka's class, changed that.

    Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi

  • That Would Be Truly Wonderful
    7.3/10 441 votes

    #12 - That Would Be Truly Wonderful

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 2011-01-14

    While rescuing Kyubey from being attacked by Homura, Madoka and Sayaka lose their way in a mysterious space. They find themselves in a desperate situation and are rescued by Mami Tomoe, a magical girl. Afterward, Mami invites them to her room.

    Director: Masahiro Mukai

    Writer: Gen Urobuchi