Homura Akemi (Japanese: 暁美 ほむら Hepburn: Akemi Homura) is a fictional character and one of the main heroines of the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica. She is a mysterious veteran magical girl that first appeared as a vision in one of Madoka’s nightmares. Homura transfers into her school the day after the dream. She is impeccably great at everything she does, including academics and sports. As a magical girl, Homura has the ability to travel back in time, and uses this in an attempt to save the life of Madoka. Created by Akiyuki Shinbo and Gen Urobuchi, and designed by Ume Aoki, the character plays an important role in Madoka Magica media and merchandise.