The Art of Fanart; Rifyu’s Madoka Magica

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You remember that moving scene where Sayaka convinces herself what she wants to wish for? Ya…this isn’t like that

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Madoka Magica’s getting a dub

What, really? Yup, Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica is getting a dub conducted by Aniplex USA. Given that they’ve dubbed Durarara, which turned out to be pretty damn good, I can see this dub working, given they have the right voice actresses. Maybe Michell Ruff? Or Kari Wahlgren? Who knows who they will choose? I’m mainly concerned about who will voice QB. Certainly not a deep male voice as that would sound insanely awkward. I’m also concerned how well it would do in the Western States. The last couple of mahou shoujo shows I can recall doing so well last time it aired in the West were…. CardCaptors Sakura and Sailor Moon and they were well over ten years ago. As for Madoka, it seems very uncertain. Maybe the take of a new direction on the Mahou Shoujo genre will do better with the western audiences than expected, maybe not.

Music Video Monday #27: Magical Girl Edition

So, it’s not exactly an official music video, but instead I have the next best thing, ‘Magia” as performed on a live concert, by band, ‘Kalafina’, or better known as the ED to Madoka Magica. I’m not too fond of the song, nor the series itself, but Gabe is! So I’m posting this song, as one of his favorite Shaft songs, in spite of his birthday today!

Anime Afterlife Podcast Episode 23: The Directors Show

Along with this week’s guest, Lerxst, we discuss what we’ve been watching for the past week. The show includes Lerxst’s review of Bakemonogatari, Gabe’s review of Madoka Magica, King’s review of Jiya, Ven’s review of Serial Experiments Lain, and my review of Fractale. We also had quite a surprise from the appearance of some pretty well-known directors drop in for the show, so that’s a pretty nice treat. Except Shinbou.

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