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The Magica Quartet team announced on their official website and twitter account that Puella Magi Madoka Magica episodes 11 and 12 will air back-to-back on sponsor TV station MBS (in the Osaka area) on April 21 at 26:40 JST (aka 2 hours, 40 minutes after midnight, technically 4/22). TBS (in the Tokyo area) will air 10, 11, and 12 consecutively starting at 27:00 on the same day.
April Fools Day is now over in Japan. It’s not really a big thing there, only really having much impact among a subculture of game, anime, and technology fans, but then again that’s what we cover here.
A few companies put in some extra effort on April Fools Day. Square Enix and A-1 Pictures put together a full (fake) trailer with animation and voice acting for a (fake) Working!! season 2 starring a whole new cast of characters from the (real) Nekogumi version of the comic.
When April 2 rolled around, they came back with a real trailer for the real season 2 of Working!!.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica, probably the most-talked-about new show of the season, has been delayed again. No reason was given on the official web page, but it seems clear that the effects of the huge earthquake and tsunami and nuclear emergency are still being felt.
Episode 11 was delayed last week due to the effects of the quake; script writer Urobuchi Gen mentioned on his personal twitter account that even on normal weeks Shaft (the animation production company) would deliver the finished product to TV stations within hours of airtime. So speculation is that they were not able to deliver it on time this time. He did imply (in responding to another question) that the script and voice recording were done for episodes 11 and 12.
As fans, pretty much all we can do is wait, and hope that things are going OK over there.
If you’ve been watching new anime this season, you may be watching Puella Magi Madoka Magica. And if you have been watching that show, you know about the various characters, including Madoka, Mami, and Kyubey (nicknamed QB by many Japanese fans). Perhaps you didn’t know that it’s gotten really popular in Akihabara and other otaku-oriented areas.
The cover for the first manga volume of the popular anime series “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” was released recently, and it features a quote, in English, from perhaps an unusual cultural source: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The quote is: “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Seems appropriate, doesn’t it?
The first manga volume will hit stores in Japan on February 12. No word as yet on an official English license for either the manga or the anime. (There are also two other manga series running, “Kazumi Magica” and “Oriko Magica”, which feature side stories in the same universe.)