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魔法少女かずみ☆マギカ ~The innocent malice~ (1) (Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice #1)

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A girl is surrounded by the darkness, with voice calling her out from somewhere. She escapes from the darkness that is inside a suitcase, what appears before her eyes are an unknown room and an unknown man. Only fragments of memories are left...and her name.

Kazumi.
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Published May 12th 2011 by 芳文社 (first published 2010)
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Jessikah
When I first had the pleasure of watching "Puella Magi Madoka Magica", I was floored by the skill that went into taking an overused anime trope and dissected it into what was surely a work of art. Later I purchased the three volume manga series and enjoyed how well the story had been translated.

Naturally, the idea of a sister series involving a team of magical girls in contract with another incubator (Jubei) was enticing. Unfortunately, if you are new to this series, you will most definitely be
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Anna Hakopian t (-_-t)
Should I compare this to the original or nah? Okay if I viewed this as a standalone, then it would be an alright series...so far. But since the original was groundbreaking, and for some reason this spinoff has more volumes than the original I shall judgeth by original-eth.

It was kind of crap, my personal opinion. We wake up to a naked middle school girl with amnesia. Weird stuff happens and this turns into a magical girl story. I can't find myself liking this material. The girls are cute but ar
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Skjam!
Apr 24, 2016 Skjam! rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Puella Magi Madoka Magica fans
A couple of years back, there was a surprise hit anime titled Puella Magi Madoka Magica. While many magical girl stories have dark undertones beneath their fluffy, candy-colored exteriors, Madoka went full on into very dark places by twisting some of the standard genre cliches. I won’t spoil those plot points here, just in case.

Kazumi takes place more or less in the same world as the Madoka series. Young Kazumi wakes up to find herself stuffed in a trunk, naked, and with no personal memories bey
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Anna
This spin-off series of Puella Magi Madoka Magica Vol. 1 is good, but it missed some opportunities to be amazing.
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Holly Letson
Kazumi being an amnesniac was an interesting angle for them to take, in order to spoon-feed us a complete explanation of everything magical-girl that involves her and her friends. But, it worked. It worked really well. And, it keeps you engrossed in the story.

I will definitely be continuing this series.
Kereesa
Aug 04, 2013 Kereesa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Über fans of Puella Magica
Recommended to Kereesa by: Jay
I liked Puella Magi Oriko Magica, Vol. 1 more, but this was a cute start to a much more lighthearted Magica narrative.

For once people aren't dying! Yay! Or rather, boo. I mean its sad when people die, but this series is kind of filled with panty shots and crazy shenanigans.

I mean granted it is fun and cute and all that, but I hope it gets darker.

It just wouldn't be Magica without a little blow-your-mind-what-is-this-madness going on.

Here's to hoping the panty shots decrease! Or else I'm going
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Sabrina White
Mar 02, 2015 Sabrina White rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my god a series worth reading. A spin off with five volumes? Count me in! Kazumi Magica is, in my opinion, way better than Madoka Magica. It's more intense and confusing while the characters make you want to go crazy!
William Lane
Jan 30, 2014 William Lane rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I loved the book how the main character named Kazumi is trying to recover her memories. but along the way she faces trials along the way with her friends Umika and Kaoru against creatures called Witches and pseudo witches
Holly
Feb 13, 2016 Holly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really great Manga! The art was really good and reading this book, led me to actually read most of the rest of the series. I still need the read the last book.
Stacey
Aug 11, 2015 Stacey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't read the original Magica series, but this one is a stand-alone. So far the story is pretty good, and I'm considering reading more of it.
Alexandra
Kind of disappointed by this series. It's like the fanservice version of PMMM with none of its charm or heart or even a plot that makes sense.
Briana
Sep 12, 2015 Briana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars
some areas of the plot were lacking, but the story was enjoyable.
Damaris Galindo
story line is so dumb didnt like it at all but I'll give it a second chance to the II manga and if is the same stupidity I'll just going to stop there!
Kayla Eklund
I am one of the biggest Madoka fans that you will find. I love the anime, and the manga. When I found out about this spin-off, I ordered it from the library right away. I enjoyed it. It was different from Madoka, yet still good. I really enjoyed how the manga-ka incorporated food into the manga. The only thing I was really disappointed about is that Kyubey wasn't in this. I hope they turn this into an anime at some point.
Despair Speaking
Nov 15, 2012 Despair Speaking rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't like this like I liked the original Puella Magi series. I'm not saying it's bad, it's just not as dark, deep, and heartbreaking. In fact, it's not sad. Still, it's interesting in its own right. I wish we could have known more about the guy who found her though.

This manga is mainly about Kazumi, her attempt in remembering who she is, and her friendship with two other Puella Magi.
Halley Todd
I was pretty disappointed in how fan servicey this first volume is. this takes away from the story and tone that made the anime so great. I will try the second volume, but I am doubtful about the quality of the story that is being sacrificed for the fan-service that the artist is doing to fulfill their own wishes:/
Lottie Eve
Jun 22, 2013 Lottie Eve rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love it! Kazumi Magica definitely shows the lighter side of being a Magical Girl (well, so far, at least...) I just don't like Kazumi's outfit when she is in Magical Girl form... When she is battling, that tiny skirt and revealing shirt (if it can be called a shirt) is not going to help her!
Arte
Jan 07, 2013 Arte rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I can't decide whether I like this or Madoka Magica more! Much more enjoyable than I originally thought, and wow I love Mirai Wakaba. She is me, I am her.
Malcolm Ross
This series is not as good and the previous one (so far). But it has a lot of potential.

Here's hoping it keeps up.
Sara
Jul 03, 2013 Sara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sexier costumes! Darker plot lines! More mysterious characters! I want an anime of this RIGHT NOW!
Vi
Dec 13, 2013 Vi rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
fan service. this story. amnesia and tag team powers.
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