Puella Magi Madoka Magica, at first glance it seems like a diabetes-inducing magical girl series with copious amounts of moe animated by Shaft and written by Urobuchi, Gen. Teenage girls make a contract with a cute Pokemon and are granted a wish in return for fighting witches for the rest of their lives. What are witches? Well, they’re evil incarnate causing destruction, death and mass suicide. When these magical girls fight they use up their MP from their “Soul Gem” which is restored by defeating witches and getting an uncommon loot drop called a “Grief Seed.” What happens if their MP reaches zero? You don't want to know. If that’s not enough to get your suspicions up about the tone of the series, then in the first episode we get a hint that there’s a dark future ahead as the opening scene is of a lone magical girl fighting a gear-thing and not doing too well while the Pokemon tries to get Madoka to become a magical girl.