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Apr 23, 2012 4:00 PM

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According to yaraon, a specialized magazine for Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica, entitled Manga Time Kirara★Magica was announced. It is planned for the magazine to include original SHAFT illustrations, interviews with Akiyuki Shinbou (director) and Aoi Yuuki (voice actress for Kaname Madoka) concerning the upcoming movie series, an introduction to an online Madoka Magica game, an anthology containing 16 manga strips, and more. Manga Time Kirara★Magica, will begin its monthly release on June 8th, 2012.

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Sounds great!
 
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Apr 23, 2012 4:05 PM

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I wonder how long it'll run on those madoka related articles only.
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Apr 23, 2012 4:09 PM

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I doubt it'll run for very long. Yeah, Madoka is a popular brand, but its popularity won't last forever.
 
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ye i agree... this wont run for a long time
 
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I think so too..
 
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COOL SHIT.
 
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Apr 23, 2012 4:22 PM

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It honestly surprises me how far they're willing to milk this title.
 
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The show was good, but not THAT good...
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Apr 23, 2012 4:31 PM

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It needs to be done; they want the movies to be a smash hit with a larger audience.

Good business decision.
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Apr 23, 2012 4:51 PM

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This is just getting out of hand.
 
Apr 23, 2012 4:52 PM

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Wish I live in Japan, then I wouldn't have all the trouble I am getting just paying from importing anime goods. I want a figma of ep.12 Madoka!

Special magazine is good too, but usually this is done for promotion purposes, I don't expect this to last long (at least until the movies are finished).
 
Apr 23, 2012 4:58 PM
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Awesome, Too bad I can't get my hands on it.
 
Apr 23, 2012 5:34 PM

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Failures said:
The show was good, but not THAT good...

Agreed. This is getting ridiculous...
 
Apr 23, 2012 5:41 PM

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I'll admit, I fucking love everything and anything about Madoka.

.. but seriously
 
Apr 23, 2012 5:49 PM

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Why are people surprised? It's sold over 80k copies and is soon to surpass Bakemonogatari as the best-selling anime series, discounting movies and the Gundam series. Of course they're going to milk this series for all it's worth.
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Apr 23, 2012 5:58 PM

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This is pissing me off. At least Anno had the decency to do this much milking at a slower pace with Evangelion, the only other series I can think of that's been milked this much.

I hope this ends after the third movie comes out.
 
Apr 23, 2012 6:03 PM

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Beedlebud said:
Supergrunt8 said:
It honestly surprises me how far they're willing to milk this title.


Agreed.


Every big hit anime series is expected to generate huge cash flows from other sources (other than the BDs), I don't see this as milking, but rather the natural flow of things. A lot of people/companies are benefiting from this so it is all good!

As long as fans are willing to buy the merchandise then there is no reason to stop there, it's good business.
 
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This is pissing me off. At least Anno had the decency to do this much milking at a slower pace with Evangelion, the only other series I can think of that's been milked this much.

I hope this ends after the third movie comes out.


Even before the Rebuild movies that started in 2007, Evangelion in the 1990s have so much merchandises from figures, model kits, etc. and 2 movies. The movies are released about a year after the series, what are you getting at?

Death and Rebirth was a recap movie

End of Evangelion is an alternate interpretation of the last 2 episode of the series
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Apr 23, 2012 6:10 PM

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keep the milking continue
 
Apr 23, 2012 6:15 PM

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MONTHLY? I understand for something like a special one time thing magazine, but there's no way this can go monthly for very long. At least I sure hope that this isn't leeway into having an ass ton of Madoka spinoffs.
 
Apr 23, 2012 6:22 PM

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Sounds good and interesting.
 
Apr 23, 2012 6:32 PM

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I did want Madoka to become a full-on media franchise, but I don't begin to care about all the merchandise. I wish they did some stuff to expand the universe instead. Even if it was just a drama cd or a mediocre spin-off manga, if it was new material, I'd be somewhat happy about it.
 
Apr 23, 2012 6:34 PM

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Not a very good investment. I think having their own area in another magazine would be better.
 
Apr 23, 2012 6:35 PM

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I love Madoka, really. I consider it one of my favourite anime and I've given it a 10.

...But a whole magazine? Really? I don't see what the need is, plus it might not last long... It'll be cool to read the articles but it feels a little excessive.
 
Apr 23, 2012 6:38 PM

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NyuuuuSaaaan said:
I did want Madoka to become a full-on media franchise, but I don't begin to care about all the merchandise. I wish they did some stuff to expand the universe instead. Even if it was just a drama cd or a mediocre spin-off manga, if it was new material, I'd be somewhat happy about it.


Actually there is the PSP game now, unfortunately it's in Japanese only.

Also there is the manga Puella Magi Oriko Magica and Puella Magi Kazumi Magica, in case you haven't tried yet.

There are drama CDs also bundled with the original BDs.
 
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I don't like all the attention Madoka is getting.

The score on MAL has already dropped by .2 (used to be 8.75, now 8.73)

It's definetley (lol it won't show up correctly on spell check) giving some people reasons to lower the scores on the series. Not good reasons, but still.
 
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seriously is this crap that popular let it go for go sake
 
Apr 23, 2012 8:26 PM

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I don't like all the attention Madoka is getting.

The score on MAL has already dropped by .2 (used to be 8.75, now 8.73)

It's definetley (lol it won't show up correctly on spell check) giving some people reasons to lower the scores on the series. Not good reasons, but still.


8.75 - 8.73 = 0.02

I love Madoka Magica. It still remains the best anime I have ever watched. But I'm still wondering whether they are maybe pushing it too much. As long as there is demand for it, I'm all for it. But maybe too much oversaturation may have the opposite effect. Still can't wait for the movies though. Have been in Homura withdrawal.

The other problem is that to be truely established as a series, it can't be a one trick pony. The anime was brilliant, but in order to cement this series, the movies also have to be brilliant. However, I don't think the later will be much of an issues (this is Urobuchi Gen doing the script again).

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seriously is this crap that popular let it go for go sake

Naruto, One Piece and Bleach on favourites... Hmm... I don't even need to comment further. It speaks for itself.
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Apr 23, 2012 8:58 PM

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pass, i seriously don't know what's so great about this series.

 
Apr 23, 2012 9:14 PM

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Ok,I loved the show, am excited for the movies, but just running Madoka articles? How much is there to write about it? Are they gonna feature (le gasp) fan fiction? I think it might be a tadbetter if they ran mahou shoujo articles on a whole to appeal to a wider audience...(just in my opinion)
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Apr 23, 2012 10:52 PM

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Failures said:
The show was good, but not THAT good...


Yeah, I just reached that point too.
 
Apr 24, 2012 12:20 AM
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pass, i seriously don't know what's so great about this series.


Yeah, I totally agree as well.....maybe it's because of "cute" characters? No way their proportions are so off....
Because of deaths in a Mahou Shoujo? What, you haven't seen a character die before?.....
It's because it took the audience by surprise? You must have never seen Steins; Gate before then....
 
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Oh, wow. Kinda exaggerated if you ask me.
 
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Apr 24, 2012 1:18 AM

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Seems rather pointless to me. I'm all for more Madoka merchandise, but a significant amount of goods released so far have been redundant, unnecessary and not particularly nice.

In short, more quality, less quantity. This is getting silly.
 
Apr 24, 2012 1:19 AM

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Wonder how long it'll last.
 
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jmal said:
Oh look, another thread where people with no grasp of how business works rage about milking. How novel!

^This

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Apr 24, 2012 1:38 AM
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The show was good. But i've also heard that they are making Madoka Magica underwear, seriously...
I agree, it gets out of hand...

1 series, 3 movies, underwear, magazine, browser-based game... what's next?
 
Apr 24, 2012 2:04 AM

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Keep milking that cash cow, I guess?
 
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It is interesting... how much I don't really care.

But like just about everyone here, I'm still gonna watch those movies when they become available.
 
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I doubt it'll run for very long. Yeah, Madoka is a popular brand, but its popularity won't last forever.


tell that to evangelion.
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Am I the only one who likes this news.....
 
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Omniknight said:
Mr_Gutts said:
seriously is this crap that popular let it go for go sake

Naruto, One Piece and Bleach on favourites... Hmm... I don't even need to comment further. It speaks for itself.

For someone who hasn't even watched any of those animes you're pretty quick to judge people who like them.
 
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wow
thay are committing atrocity to earn more money on series that sells
unforgivable!
no decent company does things like this - they should be ashamed of this!
 
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Neowu said:
Omniknight said:
Naruto, One Piece and Bleach on favourites... Hmm... I don't even need to comment further. It speaks for itself.
For someone who hasn't even watched any of those animes you're pretty quick to judge people who like them.

He wasn't judging Mr_Gutts for liking Shounen Jump anime. Instead he was quite correctly pointing out the absurdity of complaining about aggressive marketing and merchandising of Madoka when the marketing and merchandising effort for shows like One Piece and Naruto utterly dwarfs the Madoka effort by orders of magnitude.
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Dalek-baka said:
wow
thay are committing atrocity to earn more money on series that sells
unforgivable!
no decent company does things like this - they should be ashamed of this!


Your point doesn't make a tad bit of sense, if a series sells, then why not make game adaptions and other projects out of it? that just makes the fans happy, and they'll keep making them whether you or the haters here like it or not.


I'm pretty sure it was sarcasm.
 
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Watupfoo said:
If that was really sarcasm then i feel like a big idiot right now lol, you know with all the complaints and stuff i thought was being serious :/

Haha, don't worry I had to do a double-take when I read that too to be sure it wasn't serious, but from what I've seen of Dalek-Baka's posts that is not something he would say seriously so I assumed it was sarcasm as well.

There certainly are people around here who would say similar things and mean it though.
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