The Hair Flips Of Madoka Magica’s Homura, Ranked

Madoka Magica
Madoka Magica

Madoka Magica’s Homura Akemi is the best girl. If you haven’t watched the anime series all the way through, perhaps that is not apparent. If you have and don’t agree, probably, you are a monster.

Among her many virtues, including strength and compassion, is her incredible hair, which often is in her face and needs a good flip. Throughout Madoka Magica’s 12 episodes (and the movies), Homura regularly enters scenes with a sick one-liner, punctuated by an elegant hair flip. And often when she leaves a scene, it’s with a grave warning or even just silence. Then, she turns and runs her fingers through those long, black tresses.

Homura just wants you to know that she is slick and doesn’t care if you die. Or she’s too preoccupied slaying witches and saying what’s what to deal with her hair. In any case, I’ve made a ranking of Homura’s hair flips from the Madoka TV series, which I will provide without justification:













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Adam Withers

Glorious list of my second favorite girl from my second favorite anime of all-time. I still give most of my love to Sayaka, though - her tragic tale of wanting to be a hero, giving everything you have to making the world a better place, only to grow increasingly disenchanted with the s*-birds you’re slowly killing yourself to protect feels extremely relevant to current events, and resonated strongly with me from the start.

But Sayaka don’t got nothing on Hamura’s hair-flipping drama, so points there.