At New York Comic Con earlier this month, Aniplex of America had announced information regarding the American release of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the full details has just been released. Preorders have already started and will be released in 3 separate volumes in a limited box set, a regular Blu-ray, and DVD set. The Limited Edition Combos will include:
"soundtrack CD, an exclusive collector's box, a double-sided poster, a Kyubey sticker, collectible postcards, and a deluxe 24-page booklet with character designs, a special short manga by Aoki Ume and more!"
If the bonus goods tickle your fancy, they will cost $74.98 each. Press release inside.
SANTA MONICA, CA (October 19, 2011) – Recently at their panel at New York Comic Con,
Aniplex of America Inc. announced its release plans for the anime series Puella Magi Madoka
Magica in North America. Pre-orders started Monday, October 18th for all SKUs.
The series will be released in three separate volumes in total. Each volume will be released in
three formats: a Limited Edition Box Set, and Regular Edition Blu-Ray and DVD. Each Limited
Edition Box Set will include the Blu-ray, DVD and Soundtrack CD composed by Yuki Kajiura.
Release dates and features are listed below.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Limited Edition Box Set Volume 1 features:
Blu-ray / DVD
Includes Episodes 1-4 (TRT: 100 min)
Video: 1080 HD for BD, widescreen
Audio: Japanese & English (Linear PCM Stereo) for BD / Japanese & English (Dolby Digital
2.0) for DVD
“Magia” Music Video featuring Kalafina
Textless Opening and Ending
Soundtrack CD #1: Composed by Yuki KajiuraExclusive Bonus Inserts
Exclusive Collector’s Box
2 cases with double-sided covers
Deluxe 24-page booklet: character designs, special short manga by aokiume and more!
About Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Originally airing in Japan from April through June, 2011, Puella Magi Madoka Magica is an
original story developed into TV series by Gen Urobuchi of Nitro+ (Togainu no chi), directed by
Akiyuki Shinbo (Goodbye Zetsubo Sensei, Bakemonogatari, Arakawa under the Bridge) and
produced by Aniplex’s Atsuhiro Iwakami (the Garden of Sinners, Bakemonogatari, Oreimo, and
recently project Fate/Zero). Puella Magi Madoka Magica follows the story of a 14 year old girl
named Madoka Kaname. Madoka is offered the opportunity of gaining magical powers if she
agrees to make a contract with a strange little being named Kyubey. Kyubey will also grant
Madoka one wish, but in exchange she shall risk her life by accepting the responsibilities of
fighting witches. Little does Madoka know what the real risks of making a contract has in-store
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc.
(headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading
provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America
has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as Gurren Lagann the Movies,
Durarara!!, R.O.D series, the Garden of Sinners and Baccano! The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, Blue Exorcist, Rurouki Kenshin OVA and
Movie, and Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
About Right Stuf
Currently celebrating its 23rd year in business, Right Stuf, Inc. was one of the first players
in the U.S. Japanese Animation ("anime") industry, as both an anime producer/distributor
and a retailer. Right Stuf works to promote knowledge of its own products, as well as the
anime and manga industry, through its online storefront at RightStuf.com and a variety of
media including podcasts and special publications.