Festivities begin with exclusive illustrations starting January 14
Popular magical girl TV anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica starting broadcasting in Japan 10 years ago today, giving anime fans a twisty, thought-provoking 12 episode ride. To celebrate the airing of the first episode on January 7, 2011, staff behind the original series launched a brand new 10th Anniversary Project website with comments from the creators behind the franchise and announced that starting January 14, illustrators and manga creators will release special commemorative images.
The above visual was drawn by the original character designer Ume Aoki
Full length 10th-anniversary visual:
The post on the website teases more to come for the 10th-anniversary project.
Both the original 2011 TV anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and the 2020 spin-off TV anime series Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story stream on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll describes the original series as such:
She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time… Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn't know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change her destiny- This is a beginning of the new story of the magical witch girls-
Source: Madoka Magica on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.