All wishes come with a price. In the case of the Puella Magi, it is an unending contract - bound to fight Witches for eternity and if they ever fall into despair, to become Witches themselves. This series may look cute on the outside but be prepared to have your heart torn out. The series is really quite a fun ride and I love the interesting take on the magical girl genre, essentially deconstructing it.This manga is not for children, there is violence in this first volume and in later volumes it escalates. I do recommend it for older teens and adults who want a different manga to read. The anime is even better though!