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Aniplex to Stream English-Language 'Madoka Magica'

Aniplex of America has announced that it will host an exclusive screening of episode 5 of the hit anime series "Puella Magi Madoka Magica” in English.

Santa Monica, CA – Following the successful screening of the first episode of Madoka Magica, Aniplex has heard the requests and is ready to give the fans what they want. Aniplex of America has announced today that they will host an Exclusive Screening of episode 5 of the hit anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica in English. Just like the first screening, this screening event will be shown in the US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Japan simultaneously for free. This one day event will be on the Niconico Live-Streaming channel on Friday, April 6, at 8:30pm PST (Saturday, April 7, at 12:30pm Japan local time).

This will be a real treat for fans as they will get to hear their favorite Madoka Magica characters in English once more. Japanese fans will be happy to know that the show will be subtitled in Japanese. In addition, before the episode there will be a special greeting from the English Voice of Madoka and Homura just for the fans.

“I’m very thrilled to watch episode 5 of Madoka Magica together will all the Madoka fans in six different countries. I appreciate Niconico Live and its ability to let fans share their love for this anime all across the country,” says Hideki Goto, President of Animation Business of Aniplex of America.

Volume 2 of Puella Magi Madoka Magica will be available on April 10 in North America. The third volume of the series is available for pre-order at

Story of Puella Magi Madoka Magica

She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time... Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader at Mitakihara middle school, lives such a life. One day, she has a very magical encounter. She doesn't know if it's by chance or by fate yet, but this meeting will change her destiny. This is the beginning of a new story of magical girls...