Now that Madoka – and Kyouko as well but Homura already knew – knows exactly what it means to make a contract with Kyubey, Madoka has a very important decision to make. She is destined to become the most powerful magical girl then also the most evil witch. Homura has been reliving this over and over attempting to save Madoka from this fate even as Kyubey deliberately trying to ensure Homura fails. In the end, it’s only Madoka’s choice that matters.
As magical girl stories go, this is really sad. It’s a great story and I look forward to the next volume of the anime. At it’s core, the message boils down to ‘be careful what you wish for’ as the cost may be dear and the person offering it may not be trustworthy.
The ending is kinda satisfying but – spoilers – that asshole Kyubey doesn’t get murdered. Other than that, a very creative take on magical girls.