Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica celebrates its 10th anniversary
Through its official Twitter account, Shaft animation studios published a special video commemorating the tenth anniversary of the transmission of the original anime Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica (Puella Magi Madoka Magica). The video, according to the description, was produced by Gekidan Inu Curry, the animation team made up of Ayumi Shiraishi and Yousuke Anai.
Previously, the planning of a special project for the franchise had already been announced, which so far has an official site, a commemorative logo and a special illustration by Ume Aoki, the Japanese cartoonist who was in charge of the original character designs of the play. Important announcements for this franchise are expected soon.
Different members of the Twitter community both inside and outside of Japan also posted illustrations and special messages to commemorate this 10th anniversary.
On the other hand, the original anime was created by the creative group Magica Quartet, made up of director Akiyuki Shinbo, screenwriter Gen Urobuchi, character designer Ume Aoki and product Atsuhiro Iwakami, and premiered on January 7, 2011 with a total of twelve episodes. The work has inspired a host of spinoff manga, novels, and video games, some of which have inspired their own anime adaptations.
Synopsis of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica
Madoka Kanami and Sayaka Miki are regular high school girls with regular lives, but all that changes when they meet Kyuubey, a magical cat-like creature, and Homura Akemi, the new transfer student. Kyuubey offers them a proposal: she will grant any of their wishes and, in return, each of them will become a magical girl (mahou shoujo), gaining the power to fulfill their dreams. However, Homura Akemi, who is already a girl magical, urges them not to accept the offer, stating that it is not as good as it sounds. Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica is a story of hope, despair and friendship, about the difficulties of becoming and being a magical girl, and the great price that must be paid to make a dream come true.
Source: Official Twitter Account
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