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Aniplex Recalls Defective Blu-ray and DVD of Madoka Magica

by dtshyk
Apr 28, 2011 1:25 AM | 45 Comments
According to the official website, Aniplex has announced a recall of the first volume of the Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Blu-ray and DVD due to defects. Aniplex asked the customers to send the disc and the booklet back to the company and they will ship back the fixed items in late May.

Defects found:
1. Mis-recording of Mami's line in the second episode
2. Misprint of lyrics in the extra booklet

Aniplex has recalled an extra booklet of OreImo, an attached CD of Shiki and the disc cover of Seikimatsu Occult Gakuin but this is the first time that defective Blu-ray itself is exchanged. According to Mainichi, 22,000 copies of Madoka Blu-ray have been sold on the release day.

Sources: Madoka Magica official website, Mainichi

20 of 45 Comments Recent Comments

Aniplex sure is screwing up with this lately. Tsk, tsk.

Apr 30, 2011 3:37 PM by DragoZERO

damn you kyuubey...

Apr 29, 2011 3:15 PM by jaded-eagle

Glad I wasn't one of the people who bought those.

Apr 29, 2011 8:35 AM by Retro8bit

There's going to be a lot of witches at this rate...

Apr 29, 2011 6:27 AM by CrystalTsubaki

James95 said:


I thought some BDs sold 100000 easily in the first week.
Was that a thread only for Anime BDs?


yes, it's for Anime BDs only...

Apr 29, 2011 5:03 AM by agent535

Aniplex should form a contract with Kyuubey to have time travelling powers thingy. (like the one with Homura)

Apr 29, 2011 3:10 AM by Yorozuya-GIN

They did a good job of fucking themselves here.

Apr 29, 2011 12:51 AM by musashi7

James95 said:
agent535 said:
dtshyk said:
According to Mainichi, 22,000 copies of Madoka Blu-ray have been sold on the release day.


*22,000*
*looks at old thread on Blu Ray sales*
*sees chart topper*
*8,000+ in one week*
*Madoka: 22,000 on release day*

oh god. this is epic.


I thought some BDs sold 100000 easily in the first week.
Was that a thread only for Anime BDs?


But really, recalling for such small mistakes? Wow.
Dunno how its in Japan, but here in Germany nothing is without mistakes. And no one gives a damn.
It's a very popular series. Mantaining top quality is the most important task they now have. And considering all the work SHAFT has put into the BD/DVD releases, I say they take it very seriously.

Apr 29, 2011 12:39 AM by Leon-Gun

agent535 said:
dtshyk said:
According to Mainichi, 22,000 copies of Madoka Blu-ray have been sold on the release day.


*22,000*
*looks at old thread on Blu Ray sales*
*sees chart topper*
*8,000+ in one week*
*Madoka: 22,000 on release day*

oh god. this is epic.


I thought some BDs sold 100000 easily in the first week.
Was that a thread only for Anime BDs?


But really, recalling for such small mistakes? Wow.
Dunno how its in Japan, but here in Germany nothing is without mistakes. And no one gives a damn.

Apr 29, 2011 12:18 AM by DoubLL

Zeream said:
As long as it gets serialized to the US, I'll wait an extra month, or months, or years, in any case. If it ever gets over here. Please, I'll sell my soul to Kyubey, just serialize it to America so I can own the DVD!


There's no need to wait. Just make a contract and you can get it right now

/人◕ ‿‿ ◕人\

Apr 28, 2011 9:08 PM by mikhailn

QysteiN said:


I really don't know why, but I found this hilarious.

Apr 28, 2011 8:41 PM by Capsule-

As long as it gets serialized to the US, I'll wait an extra month, or months, or years, in any case. If it ever gets over here. Please, I'll sell my soul to Kyubey, just serialize it to America so I can own the DVD!

Apr 28, 2011 2:52 PM by Zeream

Apr 28, 2011 12:12 PM by FlowersAreCool

Leon-Gun said:
Ousto said:
It's disappointing, considering how expensive DVDs are in Japan. But at least they're offering to fix them, and the defects aren't that huge.
Still, the only defect that I find worthy of recall is the line they messed up. Misprinting lyrics is extremely normal actually, just look at music album booklets more closely and you will see.

They should have let QB do the QC.

Apr 28, 2011 12:03 PM by SurferDude

Ousto said:
It's disappointing, considering how expensive DVDs are in Japan. But at least they're offering to fix them, and the defects aren't that huge.
Still, the only defect that I find worthy of recall is the line they messed up. Misprinting lyrics is extremely normal actually, just look at music album booklets more closely and you will see.

Apr 28, 2011 11:22 AM by Leon-Gun

It's disappointing, considering how expensive DVDs are in Japan. But at least they're offering to fix them, and the defects aren't that huge.

Apr 28, 2011 10:06 AM by Ousto

It doesn't bother me too much, so I will keep my copy. I might get another copy though later down the line though.(Not an obsessive collector but I've been getting quite a few things.

Apr 28, 2011 9:27 AM by Universal_SheeP

Aurao said:
ringoo4 said:
Misrecording thing was pretty hilarious. Mami spoke same thing twice in the certain scene.

Which line was that exactly?

When Mami shows her Soul Gem to Madoka and Sayaka, she says "They [Soul Gems] are created when a girl chosen by Kyubey forms a contract". In the defective BD version, she repeats what she earlier said (it was one of the first lines in her apartment) - "Being chosen by Kyubey means you're involved in this".

Apart from being quite nonsensical, it also means the talk doesn't flow, because Sayaka then asks what the contract is ;)

EDIT: BTW, if you're interested in the booklet lyrics mistake part, see http://wiki.puella-magi.net/See_You_Tomorrow

Apr 28, 2011 8:39 AM by Balibuli

ringoo4 said:
Misrecording thing was pretty hilarious. Mami spoke same thing twice in the certain scene.

haha really? I wanna see this.

Apr 28, 2011 8:08 AM by lame-desu

well good just as planned

Apr 28, 2011 8:04 AM by Mr_Gutts

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