Märchen Mädchen Anime Delays Last 2 Episodes Again to April or Later
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for the Märchen Mädchen television anime announced on Tuesday that the anime's 11th and 12th episodes have been delayed again "due to circumstances" from December 2018 to "April or later." The release method for these two final episodes' premieres has yet to be determined.
In addition, the anime's sixth Blu-ray Disc volume has also been delayed again from January 30 to May 30. Volumes 3 to 6 were previously delayed by at least two months each to improve the animation quality on some of the episodes. In particular, the website cited the sixth, seventh, and ninth episodes (on the third, fourth, and fifth Blu-ray Disc volumes, respectively) as requiring a large number of corrections.
The television anime premiered on January 11, 2018. The anime's ninth and 10th episodes were delayed to March 22 and March 29, respectively, in order to improve the animation quality. (Instead, the anime broadcast the first two episodes again on March 8 and March 15.) The official website then reported in late March that the fate of the anime's 11th and 12th episodes will be announced as soon as they are decided.
Crunchyroll streamed the first 10 episodes as they aired in Japan, and it describes the story:
This is a story about girls (called "Maedchen") who are selected by “Origin”. They attend school of witchcraft located all over the world to wield their magic and become first-rate “Origin Masters”. Their goal is to win at the annual Hexennacht competition, where representatives of each school compete in their abilities to wield their magic. The winner of the competition gets to have one wish magically granted. Due to lack of members, there were concerns that Japan might not be able to attend the annual competition this year. However, things start to change when one day Shizuka Tsuchimikado, the leader of Japan meets Hazuki Kagimura, a high school student who loves reading and daydreaming. For some reason, Hazuki, a loner who doesn't have many friends is chosen by the Origin “Cinderella” which possesses strong power. She begins her new life at school of witchcraft. The girls practice to wield their magic with “Cinderella” to win the championship while sometimes they enjoy soaking in hot spring baths; their battles are about to start!
Hisashi Saito (Haganai, Fantasista Doll, Bamboo Blade) is the chief director for the anime, and Shigeru Ueda (RIN - Daughters of Mnemosyne, Senran Kagura: Estival Versus - Festival Eve Full of Swimsuits) is directing the anime at Hoods Entertainment. Yuki Morikawa (Fantasista Doll, If Her Flag Breaks animation director) is adapting Kantoku's original character designs for animation. Matsu is credited for series composition and script. Asaura, Yūichi Monda, and Ryunosuke Kingetsu are also credited with the script. Reina Ueda is also performing an image song for the anime titled "Daremo Watashi o Shiranai Sekai e" (To a World Where Nobody Knows Me). fhána (The Eccentric Family, Tales of Zestiria the X, Miss Kobayashi's Dragon Maid) are performing the opening theme song "Watashi no tame no Monogatari ~My Uncompleted Story~" for the series, and Reina Ueda is performing the ending theme song "sleepland."