Madoka Magica Film Project Launches (Updated)
The December issue of Kadokawa Shoten's Monthly Newtype magazine is announcing on Thursday that a theatrical film project of Puella Magi Madoka Magica is launching. The magazine also notes that the original television anime won 12 of the 21 awards at the first ever Newtype Anime Awards in Tokushima last month.
The acclaimed television series aired from January to April of this year. The finale was delayed due to the March 11 Great Eastern Japan Earthquake or Higashi Nihon Daishinsai disaster. Aniplex of America, the American arm of the Japanese production company Aniplex, will release the original television anime on Blu-ray Disc and DVD in three English-dubbed volumes, starting February 14 of next year.
Update: More information added.
Update 2: When asked about Madoka Magica on the cover, the HMV retailer's anime department reports that the next Newtype cover only has Nanoha.
Update 3: HMV's anime department apologized for spreading unconfirmed information on the possibility of a Madoka Magica film in its posting earlier in the day.
Update 4: The maintainer of the earl.box website corroborated the Newtype announcement.
Update 5: The online retailer Amazon also posted the cover of the issue.
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