There's been a lot of Madoka Magica talk lately, from the first film premiering outside of Japan to the endless obsession over Madoka and Homura playfully nuzzling in a commercial for the second. Thus, this week's news recap is dedicated to those oh-so beloved magical girls. Did anyone catch the first film? Let us know in the comments after you dig this week in news!
Below you'll find a bevy of hot stories, features and video posted throughout the week. But that's not all. We've also compiled a few stories we missed, so be sure to check those out, as well.
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14-Year-Old Student Arrested for Stabbing School Teacher Who Confiscated His Manga
"One Piece Film Z" to Feature Singer Avril Lavigne
Amazon.co.jp Opens Online Pokémon Store, Offers Life-Size Pikachu
Crunchyroll Adds "Toradora!" and "Kimi ni Todoke" Anime
Otaku Legions Mobilize for Second "Madoka Magica" Movie
Play Drinking Games with Fan-Made Madoka "MagiCocktailBook"
Kanto Symphony Album Arrives to Reorchestrate "Pokémon" Tunes
"Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3" to Feature "Dragon Ball" Costume
"PandoraHearts" Anime Joins Crunchyroll Catalog
Jesus and Buddha Cast for "Saint Young Men"
"Mushi-shi" Anime Creators Working on New Project
Kitties, Maids, and More Invade "Dead or Alive 5" Costume Packs
English "Tales of Xillia" Screens Show Anime Intro, Battles, and More
"Hellsing Ultimate" X Date Shifted and Cover Art Revealed
Kuroko's Basketball Author Threatened with Letters, Powder, Liquid
Cute Cat Cardboard Cosplay
"Kobato" Joins Crunchyroll Anime Catalog
Striking New Art Prepared For "Elfen Lied" Blu-ray Box Packaging
"Tales of Xillia 2" Screens Try on "Code Geass" and "Madoka Magica" Outfits
Latest "Hunter x Hunter" and "One Piece" Anime Movie Sneak Peeks
Classy Studio Ghibli Pens Prescribed for November Release
"Dragon Ball Z Budokai" Screens Compare Original and HD Versions
Crunchyroll Adds "Broken Blade" Anime to Catalog
Kana Hanazawa Has Voiced How Many Roles in 2012?!
COSPA to Release First Official Hatsune Miku Costume
Hands-On: Shueisha's "Jump Book Store" Digital Manga Platform
Fanart Friday, Equivalent Exchange Edition
NTT Docomo Shows Off "One Piece" and "K-On!" Phones and Features
The Monsters of J-Rock Throw a "Halloween Party"
Latest "Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo" Trailer
"BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma" Shreds Into Its Opening Movie
Square Enix Strikes Up "Symphonica" Launch Trailer
"One Piece: Pirate Warriors" Adds Strong World Ace and More
Grocery Shopping Goes Moe in Fourth "Chunibyo Demo Koi ga Shitai!" Lite Episode
"Toriko" English Dub Trailer
Full "Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward" OVA Posted in English
SOME STORIES WE MISSED!
Darkstalkers Resurrection Has Been in Development for a Year [Siliconera]
SNES-Inspired Wii U Pro Controller Shows Up at EB Games [MTV Multiplayer]
Three More Tales of Xillia 2 Videos with Gaius, Jude, and Milla [Siliconera]
Sega's Model2 collection of arcade games for PSN, XBLA [Destructoid]
Hotline Miami trailer goes behind the masks [Joystiq]
Mickey and Friends combine with the power of Chogokin [Tomopop]
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Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. His blog can be found at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter at @Moldilox.