This show is NOT for young kids, I know that, especially seeing as the show is rated a 15, people should'nt be too surprised about that.
I personally LOVED this show, so did my Mum, and also my Friend who watched it after I did.
The show is about a 14 year old girl called Madoka and her Friend Sayaka who meet a creature called Kyubey who asks them to make a contract and become a magical girls in exchange for one wish. Sounds pretty straight forward, right? Just like sailor moon right? Wrong.
The girls don't agree right away, they think long and hard about if they should do it or not and what their wishes would be, while the new girl Homura is trying to stop them from making the contract (She knows the truth).
Sayaka eventually makes the contract to heal the boy she loves (I won't go over the whole thing now), they meet mami who is all friendly and really good at fighting witches but.... well.....
She gets her head bitten of.
It is NOT gruesome though, but if you are worried you may want to look this scene up on youtube (Its from episode 3).
This is where the series takes a dark turn and introduces itself as a kind of weird and serious anime about friendship, descisions, morals, and saving the world.
This series is somewhat psychological, and often questions the morals of the magical girls and motives of the Kyubey. It can get quite sad and emotional, with the girls often between a rock and a hard place.
This show contains some swearing, but it doesn't go as far as to say the F word (Although in the english dub they begin the word but do not finish it in one scene. NOTE: This series has subtitles and a dub so you can choose) There is also action, blood and sad scenes.
Well, I seem to have made this anime look realy bad... When in fact it is AMAZING! \(^o^)/
Like sad and interesting anime? This is the one for you!
This anime is not really appropriate for anybody under 12, but it really depends on how mature said individual is.
I would say it is a 13 plus as two out of 3 discs of this anime are 12s (the third is a 15), again, watch some clips if you are really not sure, they have clips of the witch fights on youtube, so have a look :)
Thank you for reading this reveiw, I am sorry I listed a lot of the bad things, it's just that I wanted to make it clear that this is NOTHING like the other magical girl anime.
Do not get angry with me for my opinions, as they are just my veiws.