Otakon in collaboration with Aniplex of America have come together to help raise funds for disaster victims of Japan’s earthquakes and tsunami. In exchange for a small minimum donation ($5), Otakon is offering a Limited Edition Madoka Magica Poster courtesy of Aniplex of America. All the proceeds for this promotion will be donated to the Japan Red Cross. The Madoka Magica Poster is an original design and will only be available at Otakon 2011.
Donations for posters will be available at the Otakon merchandise table in the Dealers Room while supplies last but donations will gladly be accepted at any time. Limit one poster per donation and one poster per person.
Originally airing in Japan from April through June, 2011, Puella Magi Madoka Magica is an original story developed into TV series by Gen Urobuchi of Nitro+ (Togainu no chi), directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Goodbye Zetsubo Sensei, Bakemonogatari, Arakawa under the Bridge) and produced by Aniplex’s Atsuhiro Iwakami (the Garden of Sinners, Bake Monogatari, Oreimo, and recently project Fate/Zero). Puella Magi Madoka Magica follows the story of a 14 year old girl named Madoka Kaname. Madoka is offered the opportunity of gaining magical powers if she agrees to make a contract with a strange little being named Kyubey. Kyubey will also grant Madoka one wish, but in exchange she shall risk her life by accepting the responsibilities of fighting witches. Little does Madoka know what the real risks of making a contract has in-store for her. With the popularity of the series growing worldwide, Aniplex of America has recently announced plans of releasing the series to the US audience.
For more information about this title visit www.MadokaMagicaUSA.com
Otakon 2011 will be held July 29–31 at the Baltimore Convention Center in Baltimore, Maryland.