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This Week's Madoka Magica Not Aired in 'Self-Restraint' (Updated)

posted on by Egan Loo
3 stations that run Puella Magi Madoka Magica will not air episodes this week

The official website of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica television anime series announced on Wednesday that the Japanese television stations CBC, MBS, and TBS will not air their scheduled broadcasts of the anime this week due to "self-restraint."

The Japanese services Nico Nico Douga and BIGLOBE's Anime One will still stream episode 10 as scheduled. TBS had already removed the 10th episode from its schedule last week due to news coverage of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

[Via Yaraon!]

Update: Kōji Yamamoto, Fuji TV's producer for its late-night Noitamina timeslot, reported on Twitter that Noitamina will still run its programming on Thursday as of the current schedule.

Update 2: Madoka Magica series script supervisor Gen Urobuchi apologized to everyone waiting to see the anime, but said that he is relieved for the delay. He explained that the anime studio Shaft would work to the last minute on the last few episodes — just hours before the first airing of each episode on Thursday evening (early Friday morning) in the Kansai area on MBS. The creation of drawings for episodes 11 and 12 has been difficult, and Urobuchi thinks that airing episode 11 in the form that it is now would be "disappointing." Urobuchi and producer Atsuhiro Iwakami agree that the extra time will allow the staff to do their best.

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