Puella Magi Madoka Magica aka Maho Shojo Madoka Magika aka Magical Girl Madoka Magica, commonly referred to as simply Madoka Magica, is a Japanese anime television series that was produced by Shaft and Aniplex. The story follows a group of female middle school students who choose to become magical girls and must battle surreal enemies called witches. They consequently learn of the anguish and perils associated with their new roles.