Magi Madoka Magica Vol.2 by The Magica Quartet, Hanokage(illustrator)
Series: Puella Magi Madoka Magica #2
My rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Genre: Magical Girl, Urban Fantasy, Seinen
Publisher: Yen Press
Release Date: August 2012
Synopsis: While Madoka continues to deliberate over the decision to join Akemi as a magical girl, her best friend, Sayaka, seizes the chance to wish for the recovery of the boy she loves. But when Sayaka is caught in a territory dispute with a more experienced (and more deadly) magical girl named Kyouko, Madoka is reminded that being a magical girl is more than a matter of donning a frilly costume and fighting evil… it is also a matter of life and death!
*My manga reviews may contain spoilers
My thoughts: Just like volume one, volume two of Puella Magi Madoka Magica has amazed me. This manga makes the reader feel for the characters in a natural not manipulative way. Again I have no idea how to describe this manga as well as the synopsis above does… I am sorry 😛
We are also more properly introduced to a character that was shown briefly at the very end of volume one. This character is Kyouko. The red-haired girl on the cover. She is not a very likeable character at first. She is selfish and doesn’t care much for the well-being others. Oddly, I was able to warm up to her and her greedy habits. She is always munching on something.
Homura is still trying to protect Madoka and the reader really gets the feeling that she genuinely cares about her. Homura is still a mysterious character but the little piece of information we get tells a lot about her character.
We also get to learn more about Sayaka’s character. I thought that she was a heartbreaking girl. She very rash when she was making her wish. Sacrificing a lot to help the one she loved but in the end all she got was devastation and when she finally broke down it was absolutely shocking.
And Kyubey just became the sociopathic Nightmare of my nightmares.
Another thing that I love about this manga is the chapter titles. In a few words they are able to show what the characters are going through in that particular chapter and I think it is amazing.
Chapter 5: There’s No Way I’d Regret This
Chapter 6: This is Definitely Odd <—Beauitful!
Chapter 7: Can You Face Your True Feelings?
Chapter 8: Such A Fool
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is still managing to be a haunting, bloody, and emotional manga that has blown my mind to a million pieces.