Puelli Magi Madoka Magica to screen on Australian Free to Air from end of June

posted on by Jon Hayward
Studio SHAFT's tale of magical girls and mayhem to air on ABC 3 from the 29th of June 2013;

Madman Entertainment confirmed the start date of Puelli Magi Madoka Magica on their facebook page by sharing a post from ABC3. The series will screen every Saturday night from the 29th of June at 8:40pm. The English dub has been confirmed to be the version that is being broadcast.

Puelli Magi Madoka Magica

Madoka Kaname (Aoi Yūki (jap) / Christine Marie Cabanos (eng)) is a kind 14-year-old girl that encounters a magical creature named Kyubey (Emiri Katō (jap) / Cassandra Lee (eng)). The creature offers Madoka and her best friend Sayaka Miki (Eri Kitamura (jap) / Sarah Williams (eng)) what seems to be a simple contract, become a magical girl and fight against witches in exchange for a wish being granted. Invisible to human eyes, witches are catalysts of despair in the areas they inhabit. A magical girl and friend of Kyubey's, Mami Tomoe (Kaori Mizuhashi (jap) / Carrie Keranen (eng)), befriends and encourages the two girls to accept the contract while another magical girl named Homura Akemi (Chiwa Saito (jap) / Cristina Vee (eng)) is determined to prevent Madoka from accepting the deal. Madoka slowly learns the dark secrets between magical girls and witches and struggles to decide if there is a wish worth risking her life for.

Puelli Magi Madoka Magica was produced at Studio SHAFT by Akiyuki Shinbo (Bakemonogatari, Arakawa Under the Bridge) from a premise and scripts by Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero, Psycho-Pass) with character designs by Ume Aoki (Hidamari Sketch) and music by Yuji Kajiura (.hack//Legend Of The Twilight, Sword Art Online). The 12 episode series was originally aired from June 2011 on MBS and TBS and has been released in Australia on DVD and Blu-Ray by Madman Entertainment.

The series has created two manga spin-offs, two compilation movies with a third movie, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: The Rebellion Story, slated to be released later this year. Due to Madoka's popularity, the third movie has a all new plot which does not end the series, leaving the possibility of a new TV anime series open.

© Magica Quartet/Aniplex, Madoka Partners, MBS

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