Sayaka's despair is so effectively portrayed it's almost tough to watch. Homura during Rebellion can be considered as one, though. [72] THEM Anime Reviewer Jacob Churosh commended her Japanese voice actress, stating that Eri Kitamura "provide[s] worthy support as the dangerously brash Sayaka Miki. Hitomi was Sayaka's and Madoka's school friend who harbored secret feelings for Sayaka's friend, Kyousuke. In Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion, Sayaka assists Madoka and Nagisa Momoe in saving Homura, and has received knowledge of all previous timelines as a result of becoming a part of the Law of Cycles. [49] The novel details how Sayaka met with Madoka and formed a friendship with her, becoming her childhood friend. Join the online community, create your anime and manga list, read reviews, explore the forums, follow news, and so much more! [25] After she helps Madoka rescue the messenger of magic, Kyubey, she is introduced to the world of magical girls by Mami Tomoe, an experienced magical girl who fights for justice and protects people from surreal monsters called witches, and Sayaka aspires to be like her. In episode 9, Oktavia Von Seckendorff is Sayaka's witch form. Aoki stated that the music motif design was inspired by the animation team from the TV series as they add music notes to Sayaka's transformation sequences and abilities. The front of the shirt also has two pockets on it. ", "Collaboration with Popular Japanese Anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica in High Fantasy RPG "Valkyrie Connect"! [100][101][102] Along with the main cast of the series, Sayaka appeared on the sides of taxis in Sapporo and was sold in vending machines as a doll. Nevertheless, he defended Sayaka's wish and choices in the finale, as she still decided to wish for him before disappearing with Madoka to the afterlife. [39] After they return to Mitakihara city, Mami appears before them and they try to convince her to stop. [14] In an interview with manga artist Kazuo Koike, Koike asks if Sayaka might become the new protagonist in the future. ""There's no way I would regret this. ( In other words: Magical Girl). Sayaka does not regret her wish and hopes that Hitomi will make Kyōsuke happy.[35]. She now believes, "If I don't have to feel it, then I don't have to" and doubts if the world is worth protecting. 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Sayaka has also been popular among fans, as she places high in multiple popularity polls. [77] Writing for The Girl at the End of Time: Temporality, (P)remediation, and Narrative Freedom in Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Forrest Greenwood notes all of the series' character designs have themes that convey their character; he says that Sayaka's design conveys her as a "forthright" character. [10] Urobuchi found her cape to be stylish. "[73], Dan Barnett of UK Anime Network enjoyed Sayaka's interaction with Kyoko in Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion due to their relatively more carefree relationship, calling it "one of the truly joyous moments in the film". She becomes hateful and distrustful towards others, including Madoka, whom she lashes out at and accuses of being selfish. Urobuchi again refused, saying this would be impossible because of the already-established rules governing the story. She felt that Sayaka was like any young girl who faces difficult circumstances and does not think properly about what is right and wrong, and said that Sayaka "just faced it up with dignity, even though she got more downcast than any others". In January 2018, Aniplex made a debut character commercial for Sayaka for the smartphone game Magia Record due to her late introduction. Mami and tries to kill Iroha Tamaki and Yachiyo Nanami but is stopped by Sayaka. At the beginning of Episode 4, there is a preview of Sayaka’s contract with Kyubey and therefore, Sayaka Miki is now a Puella Magi. But in fact, all Magical girls have their wishes fullfilled and die in despair, their own wishes having left them, Sayaka's wish was to heal Kyousuke Kamijo's hand, right? Looking for information on the anime Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica (Puella Magi Madoka Magica)? They fail and are trapped in a barrier created by Alina Gray before being rescued by Kyoko, who tells them that a very powerful witch called Walpurgisnacht is coming to Kamihama city before leaving. Kyoko seems to have feelings for Sayaka. [45] In this timeline, Homura protects Sayaka from Kyubey, and prevents her from learning about magic or becoming a magical girl. Sayaka is one of the most outgoing of the magical girls in the series, as she is very compassionate as well as holding a strong sense of justice. [60][61] Sayaka also appears in the mobile game Phantom of the Kill,[62] Valkyrie Connect,[63] Unison League,[64] Million Arthur,[65] and the tower defense RPG Chain Chronicle. Madoka Kaname wakes up from a strange dream involving a girl she's never met, a cat-like being, and a gigantic creature that appeared to have destroyed the town she lives in.She dismisses the dream and begins to get ready for school.