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Hey everybody. I'm a massive fan of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica franchise, and I've had a few people approach me to ask what the best watch/read order for the series is, taking all of the spin-offs into account. So I'm here to help you guys out. This is going to be a work in progress thread, as I've already created the entire chronology and reading order in one page and then managed to lose all of it, so forgive me for now doing this in increments.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica - Anime
Here's a good rule of thumb when starting a large franchise: start with the original. Madoka Magica is no exception to this. Pretty much every other piece of Madoka Magica media assumes that you have watched this anime and understand how this world works, and watching/reading any of them before watching this will result in you getting massive spoilers for this anime as well as just being completely baffled as to what is even happening. It's a rather short series, only 12 episodes of pure greatness. There is also a manga version of this series, as well as two movies that are essentially just a summary of the anime series, but in my opinion, the anime series is the best way to enjoy this story.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Wraith Arc - Manga
Here we come to the first manga, and one that I find most people don't know about. This manga takes place between the anime series and the sequel movie, and explains what happens in that period of time. There's a lot of information in this manga that was curiously absent from the anime, so it is somewhat important to read this in between the anime and the movie.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion - Anime Movie
This anime is chronologically the last entry in the timeline, and while the ending is considered somewhat controversial amongst fans, it is essential to watch if you are interested in getting the full story of the Magica franchise. I personally liked the ending myself, and think the movie is great overall.
The various spin-offs of the Magica franchise can essentially be read/played in any order, so long as you do so after watching/reading the above three. For convenience, I'm going to be listing off these spin-offs in chronological order, starting with the earliest entry in the series timeline. Keep in mind, however, that a lot of these are technically taking place around the same time but on different timelines.
Puella Magi Tart Magica: The Legend of Jeanne D'arc - Manga
As you may have been able to guess from the title, this manga is set in 1400's France and follows the story of Jeanne D'arc (known to her friends as Tart), as well as the Hundred Years War between England and France. In many ways, this series is very different from the rest of the entries in the franchise, not the least of which is it's medieval setting. Like the rest of the franchise it shows a more realistic, grim take on magical girls, but focuses more heavily on the impact massively superpowered beings fighting on both sides have on a national conflict. From the effect they have on the soldier's morale, to how royalty would react to someone who is a potential threat to their sovereignty, and so on. Keep in mind that it is still a Magica story, so expect it to be pretty damn bleak at times. It is a rather short read, only 21 chapters long, so go read this great manga.
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