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First Madoka Magica dubbed episode premieres on NicoNico

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As a promotion for the upcoming Blu-ray/DVD release of Puella Magi Madoka Magica in the States, Aniplex of America is showing people what their English dub is like. And they want not just the West to see it, but also Japan.

The first dubbed episode will be streamed on NicoNico Live on February 11, available in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan (with Japanese subtitles). It will go live at 1:30PM Japan time, which is February 10, 11:30PM on the US's east coast and 8:30PM on the west coast. UK viewers can watch at February 11, 4:30AM, and Australia and New Zealand get it at February 11, 3:30PM. The episode will feature an introduction by English voice actors Christine Marie Cabaos (Madoka), Cristina Vee (Homura), and Cassandra Lee (Kyubey).

It's cool that Aniplex is trying to get the Madoka dub out there, but while I'm sure it will find its fans in the West, I can't see Japan really caring about it. I predict that immediately after the episode airs, 2chan will have a thread in which they complain about Westerners ruining their art.

[Via Crunchyroll]

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