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Puella Magi Madoka Magica to Air on ABC3 in Australia Come January 2013



Madman Entertainment have confirmed through their official Facebook page that the company will begin screening the anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica on the Australian Free-to-Air channel ABC3 from the 6th January 2013 at 8:15, with new episodes assumingly going to air each week at 8:15 each subsequent Sunday.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica was released by the company this year in Australia in three installments, all three of which received high scores in reviews that can be read HERE, HERE and HERE. Unlike other series which currently is/has recently been aired on ABC3, there is no word on if Madman will come up with a Yokoso Anime Edition for this show (If it is possible considering the only releases are in three installments)

Episode one: Sunday, January 6 at 8.20pm

After having a strange dream, Madoka Kaname is surprised to find the girl from her dream, Homura Akemi, enrol into her school the next day. Seemingly knowing her already, Homura warns Madoka to stay the way she is, lest she risk losing everything. Later that day, when Madoka goes shopping with her friend, Sayaka Miki, Madoka hears a strange voice, leading her to a backroom area.

There, she encounters a strange creature named Kyubey being attacked by Homura, who is revealed to be a magical girl. As Homura demands Madoka stay away from Kyubey, Sayaka arrives and escapes with Madoka, only for them to be caught in a mystical barrier and approached by strange monsters.

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  1. If they did that it would be harder to attract a larger audience because most casual or non fans of anime don’t like subtitles. Would dual audio even be possible on normal TV?

  2. Madman have in the past aired anime with subtitles – Oreimo is a good suggestion of this. However when it comes between choosing an English or Japanese dub – most of the time they do seem to choose the English one.

    As Sofia said, they would be trying to attract new audiences and the English dub would be the safer option for enticing people to look into the series, to purchase the physical release and the Japanese dub that comes with it. Might not be the best option for everyone but… suppose it can’t be helped unless they were to air it twice.


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