magical girls

FI: Sailor Moon Crystal

First Impressions: Sailor Moon Crystal

We are not helpless girls who need men's protection
Jul 05
I never thought I'd be on the verge of tears after watching Usagi Tsukino's very first transformation into the pretty soldier of love and justice for the umpteenth time, but here I sit wiping tears away and swallowing back th... read
Magic Knight Rayearth

Magic Knight Rayearth Mokona prizes headed to Japanese Sega amusement centers

A cuddly plushie for your trouble
Apr 26
Magic Knight Rayearth is a classical magical girl series that should be on your radar if you haven't already taken the plunge, especially since Mokona plush prizes are hitting Sega amusement centers in Japan. The '90s series ... read
I knew basically nothing going into Vividred Operation. I wasn't watching much anime during the Winter 2013 season anyway, and Vividred kind of got blurred together with all those other shows in that broad category of "cute g... read feature


This Madoka Magica Quiz will turn you into a Puella Magi

Or a Kyubey
Nov 05
As the final chapter in the Madoka Magica movie trilogy continues to convert all of Japan into a massive army of Puella Magis, the people at OKWave have created a Madoka Magica Character Quiz that will compare your personalit... read
Plush toys

Throw those hugging pillows away, Charlotte is here

Get another for awesome pillow fights
Oct 14
Even at a whopping four feet long, this Charlotte plush is but a fraction of her true size. Still, this is as good as you're going to get without finding the one from the Good Smile Café, and it's not a bad compromise.... read

Will Sailor Moon get a new English voice?

Rumor has it she will
Oct 05
I have to admit, as excited as I am for the new Sailor Moon anime we're supposedly getting one of these days, the question "Who's going to be handling the dub?" hasn't exactly been at the forefront of my mind. I'm more concer... read
A new Madoka character

More Contracts! A new character joins Madoka's third film

Kyubey is getting those papers ready.
Sep 03
It looks like I missed Kyubey's memo earlier during the day, but that doesn't mean that this is going to be huge! So what's this big event that's been getting me intrigued? Well, Madoka Magica the Movie III: Rebellion will be... read
Wizard Barristers

Wizard Barristers trailer is magical girl delicious

I'm sold
Aug 12
Yasuomi Umetsu, creator of such titles as Mezzo Forte and Kite, is working on a new anime for next year and the first trailer is above. As you can see, it's about magical girls and apparently the justice system. Not much else is really known about the series so far. Look for this to come out sometime in 2014 in Japan. [tipped by Kageryu] read
Madoka Movie 3 showings

YES! Madoka Movie 3 gets a US, CAN, and France showing

My prayers have been answered!
Jul 08
Kyubey has made his verdict at Japan Expo 2013, and Madoka Magica the Movie III: Rebellion will be shown in the United States, Canada, and France! In other words, you can thank good old Sal for offering his soul to Kyubey to ... read
Madoka Movie 3 info

Home Run! New details about Madoka's third movie surface

Homura's hitting those home runs in October!
Jul 04
The magical climax that we've been waiting for is transforming again, and Mezamashi Terebi has taken a step into Shaft's studio to scope out the latest stuff about Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion! During the segm... read
With every cliche used and every pair of legs used to frame shots, Vividred Operation comes to an end. Was it exactly as you expected? Those who remained to left to follow Akane and her friends to the end probably had a good ... read feature

Nanoha gets a new premise

Surprise: Nanoha's third movie summons an original story

Does that mean that we won't get to see older Nanoha and Fate?
Mar 25
I did not expect to see this magical finishing move coming, but it's been confirmed that the third Nanoha movie will have a premise that's different from the one found in StrikerS. It's worth pointing out that an or... read
Nanoha gets a third movie

Remake complete: Nanoha to transform into a third movie

Older Nanoha enters the big screen at last.
Mar 23
Ever since Magical Lyrical Girl Nanoha was remade into a movie series, I was certain that they were going to remake the entire series into a movie trilogy. Lord and behold, it turns out that my magical girl senses were c... read
Pleiades movie is a thing

Drive a Subaru: Gainax's Pleiades anime becomes a movie

Gainax really wants you to own a Subaru.
Mar 21
Honestly, I am confused right now. I could've sworn that Gainax and Subaru's Wish upon the Pleiades was suppose to be said and done. Never mind, I forgot to take one important thing into consideration. Seeing how Pl... read

Prism Nana's sixth pilot promo focuses on cleavage shots

Magical girl fanservice galore!
Mar 11
Beach episodes are something that always pop up in most anime, and Prism Nana is ready to show viewers a broader sample of the beach segments from its first trailer. Overall, I find it silly that Red and Green's bo... read

Error fixed: Madoka's third film to premiere in the fall

Even big magazines can make mistakes from time to time.
Mar 04
Well, that was a bit embarrassing (not on my behalf), because Smart, the magazine that revealed the summer premiere for Madoka Magica's third movie, has made a huge miscalculation in their post. Thanks to a report b... read

It keeps on going: Sandy gets a taste of Madoka's magic

Will we see more showtimes in the US?
Feb 28
Oh snap, the contract express is still on course, and the people of Sandy, Utah are next on the list of places that will be showing the first two Madoka movies. Will this be the last that we hear from Kyubey's collaborat... read

Witness the band unite in Prism Nana's fifth pilot promo

Could this be the birth of a magical girl anime music video series?
Feb 27
It looks like I was wrong about my two predictions for Prism Nana's pilot promos. First of all, the newest video has nothing to do with the project's villains, because the current video focuses on the three girls r... read

Ending complete: Madoka's third film gets a premiere date

The Puella Magi movie trilogy comes to an end.
Feb 23
As Kyubey's massive contract spree comes to a close, a new listing appears in the form of the ultimate closure for becoming a Puella Magi. In accordance to this new piece of information, the final part of the Madoka Magica mo... read

Kyubey is back: Madoka takes a right turn in Albuquerque

April has nowhere to run.
Feb 03
Making Puella Magis is some serious business, and Aniplex's contract has yet to diminish. Kyubey is lucky that he's not a gray rabbit, because his next destination is one that most underground travelers tend to miss. Thanks t... read

Rock out with Prism Nana's fourth refreshing pilot promo

A bubbly head banging good time.
Dec 22
My prediction about the fourth promo was almost right on the mark, since the third girl uses her electric guitar to cool us down with some rock music. All in all, I am up for a magical girl that combines the power of water a... read

Las Vegas, Phoenix, and Tulsa receive Madoka's blessing

You are next, January.
Dec 11
[Update: Washington, DC is becoming the capital of contracts, because the Madoka movies are going to be shown there as well.] Watch out, January. You have nowhere to go, because Kyubey is eating up your days with his precious... read

Cheers! Boston joins the Madoka Magica contract party

Now that's something that we can all drink to.
Dec 08
I am proud of you, Aniplex, because you guys are putting the effort in going all out for the Madoka Magica double feature. And best of all, you are exceeding my expectations for your deadly contract spree. ... read

Prism Nana's third pilot promo shows Unlimited Bow Works

Mami's attack, except with bow and arrows.
Dec 01
If there's one thing that Prism Nana's third pilot has in common with the last promo, it's that both segments feature characters falling to their death. Therefore, my suspicious have yet to be magically destroyed.&... read

Extra, extra: More cities sign up for Madoka screenings

The contract that keeps on signing.
Nov 28
[Update: Aniplex USA has revealed that the Madoka showings are returning to LA.] Madoka Magica USA has not given up on those contracts, because three more cities are getting a visit from Kyubey. To an extent, it's l... read

YES! South FL, Atlanta, and Columbus get some Madoka love

Bring on the contract love!
Nov 21
I think that Kyubey is watching us, because the people that are close to Fort Lauderdale, Atlanta, and Columbus are getting blessed with the opportunity to become Puella Magis. However, the Fort Lauderdale showing is on a Sat... read

Being US is suffering: Madoka movies to invade more areas

More US cities are making contracts.
Nov 13
[Update: Madoka USA confirms that Seattle is getting more showings. Indianapolis, Philadelphia, and Tampa are also jumping on the contract express.] Are you sad that Kyubey did not reach out to you? Well, there... read

Get iced up: Rosenkreuzstilette's sequel has arrived

Another great title that feels like Megaman.
Nov 13
Looking for a new game that plays like the classic titles of the Blue Bomber? Well look no further, because the sequel to [erka:es]'s Rosenkreuzstilette has been available since October 20th, 2012 -- just in time for th... read

Anime Sols to stream anime in a whole new way in 2013

Kickstarting and streaming come together at last.
Nov 07
Now this is something that I would love to get behind, since Anime Sols is going to not only going to stream anime titles, but they are also giving users the power to donate money to help their favorite titles get a... read

Prism Nana's second pilot promo contains magical rockets

Magical Climax: It's Space Time!
Oct 31
What's that? Are those tears that I'm seeing? I guess this is a sign that Prism Nana is going to be filled with some drama after all. And judging from that fall, there's a chance that the main girl was brought back from the ... read

Licensing GET: Discotek gets a double helping of Go Nagai

Breast Flash!
Oct 07
If you are a fan of Go Nagai, magical girls, and/or super robots, then get ready to go nuts (In a good way), because Discotek's new acquisitions are the original Cutie Honey anime and all 92 episodes of the original... read

Prism Nana's first pilot promo brings out more suspicions

Don't let the cuteness fool you.
Sep 30
No matter how cute and colorful Prism Nana turns out to be, I am not going to be fooled. Underneath all of that cheerful music and justice lies an unknown theme that will change the realm of magical girls once again. Fo... read

Fourze and Wizard enter an Ultimatum in their new film

It's Space Showtime!
Sep 26
The news behind the next inevitable Kamen Rider crossover film is now among us, and things are about to get a little confusing with the next bit of information. It turns out that the upcoming movie, Kamen Rider x Kamen R... read

Madoka Magica's movie TV spot looks like a clip show

Aug 28
I am going to have to be perfectly honest with everyone on here, I have the least amount of instrest in checking out the two upcoming Madoka Magica films. Judging from today's TV ads, everything shown in this trailer is stuf... read

Shaft's Prism Nana trailer looks too suspicious

Aug 13
Did you all hear? Word on the street says that Shaft is working on a new original magical girl series. Originally unveiled at Comiket 82, the first thing that they throw at us is concept art, adorable figures that might be N... read

A Daily Dose of Music: Nana Mizuki

Jul 27
For your Friday Dose we have the new single from amazing idol, Nana Mizuki. Her lovely new pop song, BRIGHT STREAM, is full of energy and drama, perfect as an anime theme song. It just so happens that the track is the theme ... read

Silver Link to animate upcoming F/SN spin-off Prism Illya

Jul 09
Looks like the upcoming Fate/stay night spin off anime, Prism Illya, now has an animation studio and a director attached. Known for their work on Baka to Test and this season's Kokoro Connect, studio Silver Link will be headi... read

Rejoice, Filipino toku fans: Henshin Con opens in 2013

Jun 04
If you are a tokusatsu fan that lives in the Philippines, then you are in luck. A dedicated group of brave heroes are getting together to form the first tokusatsu convention in the Philippines that will unite a... read

Smile Precure! gets new trailer, premiering next week

Jan 31
Magical girl fans, take note! The next Pretty Cure anime is about to start, taking over from the just-finished Suite Precure. Smile Precure! will become the ninth installment of Pretty Cure, which has been around since 2004, ... read
Ok, this is really interesting. I'm a big fan of Gen Urobochi's work (Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero, etc) and the way he tends to subvert genre standards. The man's also not one to shy away from a darker kind of ending, something ... read feature

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