Popular magical girl TV anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica starting broadcasting in Japan 10 years ago today, giving anime fans a twisty, thought-provoking 12 episode ride. To celebrate the airing of the first episode on January 7, 2011, staff behind the original series launched a brand new 10th Anniversary Project website with comments from the creators behind the franchise and announced that starting January 14, illustrators and manga creators will release special commemorative images.
— 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ (@madoka_magica) January 6, 2021
The above visual was drawn by the original character designer Ume Aoki
Full length 10th-anniversary visual:
The post on the website teases more to come for the 10th-anniversary project.
Both the original 2011 TV anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and the 2020 spin-off TV anime series Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story stream on Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll describes the original series as such:
She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time… Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn’t know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change her destiny- This is a beginning of the new story of the magical witch girls-
Source: Madoka Magica on Twitter
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.
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