Madoka Kaname and her ally Sayaka Miki are ordinary secondary school students within the city of Mitakihara. But at some point , they encounter a wierd cat-like creature named Kyuubey, who claims he can grant them one wish. In exchange, they might become magical girls and fight against evil perpetrated by witches. A veteran magical girl within the area, Mami Tomoe, decides to point out them the way to hunt witches, while the mysterious transfer student Homura Akemi warns them to not take Kyuubey’s deal, though she refuses to mention why.
However, after witnessing the brutal reality of fighting witches, the women decide it’s going to be safer to say no Kyuubey’s offer. But when another magical girl arrives within the city and Sayaka decides to form a wish to assist the one she loves, things quickly escalate as they’re confronted with the tough truth behind their powers and therefore the ultimate price of their wishes.