Puella Magi Madoka Magica / Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica


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Puella Magi Madoka Magica / Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica

Reviews

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Review Vol. 1 Blu-Ray
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Review Vol. 2 Blu-Ray
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Review Vol. 3 Blu-Ray

Genres: action, drama, magic, psychological, thriller
Themes: death, fighting, magical girl, tragedy, witches
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 12
Vintage: 2011-01-06 to 2011-04-21

Plot Summary: After experiencing a bizarre dream, Madoka Kaname, a kind 14-year-old girl, encounters a magical creature named Kyube. Madoka and her friend Sayaka Miki are offered the opportunity of gaining magical powers if they agree to make a contract with the strange little being. He will also grant them one wish, but in exchange they shall risk their lives by accepting the responsibility of fighting witches. Invisible to human eyes, witches are catalysts of despair in the areas they inhabit. An ally of Kyube, a magical girl named Mami Tomoe, befriends and encourages the two girls to accept the contract. For an unknown reason, another magical girl named Homura Akemi is determined to prevent Madoka from accepting the deal.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica info on ANN
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Official US Homepage


Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings Vintage: 2012-10-06
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal Vintage: 2012-10-13
Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion Vintage: 2013-10-26


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###New Shinbo/Shaft Anime to Be Maho Shojo Madoka Magica
posted on 2010-10-28 06:37 EDT
Magical girl story with Bakemonogatari’s Shinbo, Hidamari Sketch’s Aoki, Phantom’s Urobuchi


###Magica Anime Adds Composer Kajiura, Durarara’s Kishida
posted on 2010-10-28 18:28 EDT
Gen Urobuchi of Nitroplus to script all episodes of SHAFT’s Puella Magi Madoka Magica



Even if this turns out to be horrible, I hope Sentai picks this up!

Magical Girl anime + SHAFT + Yuki Kajiura = WIN!


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[quote=TheCoffeeGod]

Even if this turns out to be horrible, I hope Sentai picks this up!

Magical Girl anime + SHAFT + Yuki Kajiura = WIN![/quote]

What…?
Why would you want Sentai to pick up a horrible show?
Doesn’t matter who’s behind it: a horrible show is a horrible show, period.


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http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-11-04/puella-magi-madoka-magica-voice-samples-posted
[size=20]Puella Magi Madoka Magica’s Voice Samples Posted[/size]
posted on 2010-11-04 14:46 EDT
January TV anime about middle school girl (Aoi Yuki) who becomes a magical girl

The official website for SHAFT’s upcoming magical girl anime project Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Maho Shojo Madoka Magica) has added voice samples on Friday for Madoka Kaname, the title character as voiced by Aoi Yuki (Kure-nai, So-Ra-No-Wo-To, Yumeiro Pâtissière). The MBS station had just aired a new teaser commercial for the project during Thursday’s showing of the togainu no chi -Bloody Curs- anime, and the commercial ended with an announcement of Madoka Magica’s January 2011 broadcast premiere.

According to the commercial, Madoka is an kind, friendly, but ordinary second-year middle school girl. She wonders aloud what she should do if she can grant whatever you may wish through magic.

The anime features director Akiyuki Shinbo (Bakemonogatari, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Hidamari Sketch, Arakawa under the Bridge), series script supervisor Gen Urobuchi (Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~, Blassreiter, Fate/Zero) of Nitroplus, original character designer Ume Aoki (Hidamari Sketch), animation character designer Takahiro Kishida (Durarara!!, Serial Experiments Lain), and musical composer Yuki Kajiura (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, .hack, Noir, Kara no Kyoukai).


http://www.madoka-magica.com/character/madoka.html

And for those that don’t know who Aoi Yuki is, she is playing Jubei Yagyu of Samurai Girls… and… she also played Korone from Demon King Daimao.


Not only does this sound like it’s right up Sentai’s catalogue alley, the VA for the main character was in TWO of TAN’s simulcasts!!!


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More character voice samples have been posted.
This time, from Chiwa Saito as Homura Akemi

http://www.madoka-magica.com/character/homura.html

Some roles of hers you might be familiar with:

Aika S. Granzchesta from the Aria series
Francesca Lucchini from the Strike Witches series
Sumire Shoda from the Gakuen Alice (Alice Academy) series

She’s been in a whole bunch of stuff, so this is just a few things you might know her from.


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And here is the character pics thus far.

[size=16]Madoka Kaname[/size]

[size=16]Homura Akemi[/size]


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The next character voice sample has been posted.
This time, from Kaori Mizuhashi as Mami Tomoe

http://www.madoka-magica.com/character/mami.html

Some roles of hers you might be familiar with:

Ai from the Aria series
Miyako from the Hidamari Sketch series
Aya Fujisaki from the To Love-Ru series

She’s been in a whole bunch of stuff, so this is just a few things you might know her from.

[size=16]Mami Tomoe[/size]


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The next character voice sample has been posted.
This time, from Eri Kitamura as Sayaka Miki

http://www.madoka-magica.com/character/sayaka.html

Some roles of hers you might be familiar with:

Saya Takagi from the Highschool of the Dead series
Shizuka Tsukubae from the Taisho Baseball Girls series

She’s been in a whole bunch of stuff, so this is just a few things you might know her from.

[size=16]Sayaka Miki[/size]


#9

Now, the only character left, is a mystery cat.


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And, the final character voice sample has been posted.
This time, from Emiri Katou as Kyube

http://www.madoka-magica.com/character/kyube.html

Some roles of hers you might be familiar with:

Blair from the Soul Eater series
Kagami Hiiragi from the Lucky Star series

She’s been in a whole bunch of stuff, so this is just a few things you might know her from.

[size=16]Kyube[/size]


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[size=16]Madoka Magica.com: SPECIAL[/size]
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-12-09/noragaki-puella-magi-madoka-magica-promos-streamed
[size=20]Noragaki, Puella Magi Madoka Magica Promos Streamed[/size]
posted on 2010-12-08 21:09 EST
Norageki! prison escape OVA on January 22; Madoka Magica magical girl show on January 6

The official website of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica television anime series has been revamped with, among other items, a stream of the anime’s eighth commercial. The commercial confirms that ClariS is singing the opening theme song “Connect” and that Kalafina is performing the ending theme song “Magia.” It also lists the previously revealed characters in the magical girl anime: Madoka Kaname (Aoi Yuki), Kyubey (Emiri Katou), Homura Akemi (Chiwa Saito), Mami Tomoe (Kaori Mizuhashi), and Sayaka Miki (Eri Kitamura).

The anime features director Akiyuki Shinbo (Bakemonogatari, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Hidamari Sketch, Arakawa under the Bridge), series script supervisor Gen Urobuchi (Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~, Blassreiter, Fate/Zero) of Nitroplus, original character designer Ume Aoki (Hidamari Sketch), animation character designer Takahiro Kishida (Durarara!!, Serial Experiments Lain), and musical composer Yuki Kajiura (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, .hack, Noir, Kara no Kyoukai). It will premiere on January 6 in Osaka.


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I can’t wait to hear the full Kalafina song!

[video type=youtube]OxbFArb0B6g[/video]


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[size=16]Madoka Magica.com: SPECIAL[/size]
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-12-16/puella-magi-madoka-magica-ad-with-anime-footage-posted
[size=20]Puella Magi Madoka Magica Ad with Anime Footage Posted[/size]
posted on 2010-12-16 13:21 EST
1st commercial with animated footage from January magical girl show

The official website of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica television anime series has begun streaming of the anime’s ninth commercial. Unlike the previous commercials, the new one includes actual animated footage. The commercial also has a sample of the opening theme song “Connect,” as sung by ClariS.

The anime features director Akiyuki Shinbo (Bakemonogatari, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Hidamari Sketch, Arakawa under the Bridge), series script supervisor Gen Urobuchi (Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~, Blassreiter, Fate/Zero) of Nitroplus, original character designer Ume Aoki (Hidamari Sketch), animation character designer Takahiro Kishida (Durarara!!, Serial Experiments Lain), and musical composer Yuki Kajiura (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, .hack, Noir, Kara no Kyoukai).


#14

Looks like they gave the homepage a holiday makeover today.
Which makes me curious as to what they’ll post tomorrow, since they seem to be posting new stuff every Thursday.


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[size=16]Madoka Magica.com: SPECIAL[/size]
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2010-12-23/puella-magi-madoka-magica-new-commercial-streamed
[size=20]Puella Magi Madoka Magica’s New Commercial Streamed[/size]
posted on 2010-12-23 12:40 EST
2nd commercial with animated footage from January magical girl show

The official website of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica television anime series has begun streaming of the anime’s 10th commercial. The 30-second ad is the second one to include actual animated footage. Just like the previous commercial, the new one has a sample of the opening theme song “Connect,” as sung by ClariS. In the spirit of its holiday season revamp this week, the website also posted Christmas wallpaper for personal computers and mobile phones.

The anime features director Akiyuki Shinbo (Bakemonogatari, Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei, Hidamari Sketch, Arakawa under the Bridge), series script supervisor Gen Urobuchi (Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~, Blassreiter, Fate/Zero) of Nitroplus, original character designer Ume Aoki (Hidamari Sketch), animation character designer Takahiro Kishida (Durarara!!, Serial Experiments Lain), and musical composer Yuki Kajiura (Tsubasa: RESERVoir CHRoNiCLE, .hack, Noir, Kara no Kyoukai).

The anime will premiere in Japan on January 6.


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Here’s the promo they showed Comiket 79 last week.
They’re horrible quality (even being HD) so I’ll post better ones if they pop up, or if they post it on the MSMM homepage before the series airs in a few days.

[video type=youtube]3rEm2EPxbec[/video]

[video type=youtube]asarO3QJ97I[/video]


#17

So apparently, artistic ambition is enough to make the Lord of Hatred for All Things Moe & Fanservicey (ANN Zac) give this a 5 rating in the Winter Preview Guide.

###The Winter 2011 Anime Preview Guide - Zac Bertschy
by Zac Bertschy, Jan 4th 2011


#18

Alright, after reading up on opinions of the first two eps. that have aired thus far, I now REALLY hope Sentai grabs this!

I so want to see it now!


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[quote=TheCoffeeGod]
I so want to see it now![/quote]

I saw the first episode while watching Fred Gallagher drawing Megatokyo.

It starts at 07:30 in http://www.justin.tv/fredrin/b/277384040 (Part 1).


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Don’t watch this unless you’ve seen ep. 03, since there’s serious spoilers in it.
However, it’s funny how someone mixed Hidamari Sketch charaters into this.


[video type=youtube]hzFzherdWKo[/video]