Reminder: Puella Magi Madoka Magica to Begin Airing on ABC3 in Australia Tonight
Following their three-part home video release for the series last year, Madman Entertainment and ABC3 teamed up to screen the very first episode of Puella Magi Madoka Magica in January. Ever since then not a single episode had screened whilst other anime titles under their Yokoso Anime branding continued.
Fortunately it was confirmed earlier this month that they would once again be bringing Madoka Magica back to Australian television screens with the first episode to air at 8:40PM on ABC3 tonight. Subsequent episodes will be aired weekly every Saturday at 8:40PM. This should also be temporarily available via the iView service for the standard two weeks post-airing.
Madoka Kaname is an average 14-year-old girl who loves her family and friends. One fateful day, this all changes when she has a very magical encounter with a strange creature called a Kyubey. Kyubey have the power to grant one wish to chosen girls. However, in exchange, those chosen must become magical girls and use their powers to fight against witches, evil creatures born from darkness and catalysts of despair. Was this encounter by chance or fate? No matter the circumstance, this will surely change her destiny. This is the beginning of a new magical girl story…
If you are not familiar with this series I do recommend checking it out – as it was my Australian Anime Release of the Year 2012. However, be warned that despite the magical girl vibe it is far from your normal child-friendly show.