Puella Magi Madoka Magica: An Introduction to the Rewatch


Puella Magi Madoka Magica is something of an occasional obsession of mine; there are weeks when I don’t think about it at all, and then there is that one day where I watch episodes 10 – 12 and cry myself to sleep. Months without listening to the soundtrack, then suddenly “Credens Justitiam” is on loop while I’m driving. It usually happens when there’s about to be a big change in my life, which is rather fitting considering the themes of the series.

I’m not an expert or anything like that, but PMMM just affects me so much. The emotional turmoil that it rises inside me is probably compounded by my first series watch being the time my best friend and I started drifting apart. There were times when “Inevitabilis” (the piano version of Homura’s original theme, “Puella in somnio”) was the musical thread I hung onto as things fell apart between us. Again, very reflective of the themes of the work.

That was then, and this is now. I am going to rewatch PMMM this week, and see where this leads me.