Puella Magi Madoka Magica Concepts

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a franchise comprised of 3 movies, 1 anime series, 4 manga series
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Aliens

Beings from another planet.

Alternate Reality

An alternate reality is a universe that is different from the main world of a series. This world can be different in just small ways and it will still resemble the main reality, or it can be completely different and not be similar at all to the universe the protagonist had known.

Cats

Feline animal with four legs and says "meow." Many are found hanging around animes and mangas.

Child Prodigy

A child who is on the same ability level as an older person. This can include things such as skipping grades or talent at an instrument.

Crying

What someone does when upset/sad. Sometimes people can also cry from sheer joy.

Dark Past

One or more past events that negatively affected one or more people. It's very common in an anime for at least one person to have such a past.

Decapitation

AKA beheading

Deceased Characters

These characters had died by the end of the manga, anime or movie. Permanently.

Demons

Are powerful creatures that live in the pits of Hell. That are many classes and levels for these monsters but no matter the rank they are deadly beasts.

End of the World

The extinction of all life on Earth or the destruction of Earth itself. Also known as; Armageddon, Ragnarok, and the Apocalypse.

Explosion

Explosions are featured in a wide array of anime/manga, created from various weapons/attacks.

Flashback

Used frequently in Anime to either recap past events or provide a back story for a character, either their origin story or their off-screen training of new attack. Sometime and entire episode/chapter would be a entire flashback.

Good Turned Bad

Also known as corruption, this is when someone previously goodhearted becomes sinister.

Henshin

The Japanese word for "transformation," literally meaning, to change or transform the body. Generally used in tokusatsu and magical girl series.

Heroic Sacrifice

An act when someone gives up something of great importance for a greater good.

Hug

Humans

Humans are typically depicted as the dominant species of the planet Earth, and sometimes of other planets. Humans often mirror their real life counterparts in terms of abilities and intellect, while other times they can achieve superhuman feats.

Legendary Parent

Many times in anime and manga, the protagonist of the series will not know who their parent is, or just think they're a regular person, only to later discover that they were a legendary figure or had incredible powers.

Loss of Innocence

Like real life, anime and manga characters lose their innocence through war, trauma, rape, torture, and many agonizing scenarios.

Love Confession

Telling someone you love them. It usually takes a lot of courage to say it.

Love Triangle

Someone > Someone > Someone

Monster of the Day

A concept seen in Magical Girl and Tokatsu series where a hero or heroine faces a different monster sent after them each day.

Orphan

A child without parents.

Possession

The act of controling an individual, making him preform actions at your will.

Pwnage

Pwnage isn't just losing a fight. These are situations where one opponent significantly outclasses the other to the point of embarrassment.

Strong Women

Anime has long been known for having many strong male protagonist and depicting women as being weaker and in need of protection, but there are many female characters out there fighting this stereotype. These are women who possess strength not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well and are often the heroes of a series.

Talking Animals

Usually special animals that have the ability to speak to humans. Talking animals are a big part in several animes and mangas

The Revelation

The idea that a major event/item/history is explained to the protagonist. With the main character and reader aware of the truth, everything is approached with a new view.

Time Loop

A repetition of a set period of time. When the time skips back the memories of most characters are usually reset.

Time Travel

The ability to travel from one era to another, forward and/or backward.

Transfer Students

A new student who comes from another school, they typically come from a mysterious background or they arrive to spark some changes in the story.

Transformation

The Idea of a character transforming into a animal, monster, creature, demon, or other types of creatures.

Unreal Hair/Eye Color

A popular design choice for characters in anime is to give them natural hair and/or eye colors that do not occur in real nature.

Unrequited love

A passion or romance for a person where these feelings are not returned by the object of affection. A one-sided love.

Witches (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)

The creatures seen in the anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Witches are born from curses and cause humans to commit suicide.

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