Not to be outdone by all the irreverent Madoka Magica doujinshi that have been brought to every Comiket since 2011, series animators Shaft were spotted with their own tongue-in-cheek take on the magical girl series at this weekend's C88. See the folks who rode the hype bus to Mado Max: Fury Comiket after the jump.
Aniplex Mobile presented Kaden Shoujo, a free-to-play puzzle RPG for iOS and Android devices with the premise that, in the year 20XX, a mysterious portal opened, producing chips that gave life to over 100 types of consumer electronics girls.. Weird just got weirder with the launch of a Madoka Magica crossover. Get a look after the jump.
The official website for the upcoming first solo exhibition of popular manga artist Ume Aoki, best known as the author of the Hidamari Sketch manga series and the original character designer for the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime, today updated with a main visual newly drawn by her. Check the latest information after the jump.
Big news for dub fans! Crunchyroll has added the English dubs of Sword Art Online (season 1), Fate/Zero, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica to its catalog of streaming anime. All the episodes of each series are available to Crunchyroll members in the US and Canada, and are all available now. More after the jump.
With the start of June, streaming service Netflix has added 6 new anime titles and removed 5 for a total of 77 anime/movies. Among the notables are the Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies (recaps Beginnings and Eternal and original Rebellion) and Expelled from Paradise, the sci-fi collaboration anime film between Toei Animation and Nitroplus directed by Seiji Mizushima with Gen Urobuchi, from Aniplex.
Ever wanted to see the worlds of Pokemon and Puella Magi Madoka Magica collide? This very talented modder, known as Epic Miki on Tumblr, has created a mashup of the popular shoujo series and Pokemon, playable on 3DS. Hit the jump for more!
Earlier today, Animator Expo announced that Tadashi Hiramatsu, an animator on Evangelion and the character designer/animation director for the 1998 Gainax adaptation of His and Her Circumstances, would be returning for a second short. This is a good excuse to look back to earlier this spring for a tribute that Junichiro Taniguchi, a fellow character designer/animation director (Madoka Magica, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun) offered for Hiramatsu's March birthday.
Tokyo's Tokai University, known for its focus on sciences and engineering, has started exploring how emotions of young girls can stop the heat death of the universe in a college-level class on Madoka Magica! Students lined up to register for the "Chi no Frontier” or Knowledge of the Frontier course from Professor Yoshio Shimizu, then crowded into a standing-room only lecture hall. Get a look after the jump.