The Madoka Magica PSP Game is Getting a Fan Translation

2011's Madoka Magica is an amazing little anime that plays on your expectations of what a magical girl anime should be and blindsides you with a compelling story filled with twists and turns. The PlayStation Portable game, Madoka Magica Portable, goes a step further. » 3/28/14 7:00am 3/28/14 7:00am

If You Skip the Madoka Magica Vita Game, You Won't Be Missing Much

Madoka Magica is one of the best anime of the past decade. It deconstructs the magical girl genre and builds an emotional narrative filled with memorable characters. Unfortunately, the new Vita game, Madoka Magica: The Battle Pentagram, does little more than ride on the anime's coattails. » 1/14/14 6:00am 1/14/14 6:00am

The New Madoka Magica Movie is the Sequel You Never Knew Was Needed

With its twisted-yet-compelling take on magical girl anime, Madoka Magica is one of the most critically acclaimed series of the past decade. Now, two years after the anime's end, myself and Toshi Nakamura are here to look at the new sequel movie, Madoka Magica: Rebellion. » 10/29/13 7:30am 10/29/13 7:30am

Japanese Anime Fans Are Growing Tired Of These Tropes

The anime industry, while not as strong as it was back in 2004-2006, is still booming. During any given week, there will be between 30 to 50 series airing (not counting reruns) on TV, generally during the late hours of night. Most series run for about 11-13 episodes (A few will go between 24-26 episodes). This means… » 12/06/12 8:00am 12/06/12 8:00am

Magic Modoka: Eternal Has a Trailer For the Third Movie, But Nothing…

Last weekend, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings, an abridged and enhanced version of the first eight episodes of the Modoka Magica anime was released in theaters across Japan. Now, exactly a week after the release of the first movie comes the second, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2:… » 10/16/12 6:00am 10/16/12 6:00am

Madoka Magica: Beginnings May Be Better Than the Series

Madoka Magica is an award winning anime series, famous for deconstructing the "magical girl" anime genre and turning it into something more akin to a psychological thriller. More than that though, the series is beautiful, mixing several disparate art styles to make an anime unlike any other. This past weekend, the… » 10/09/12 8:00am 10/09/12 8:00am