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Note: Starting from November 23, 2011, the latest major changes to these pages can be tracked here.

This page gathers a collection of other translations regarding the franchise, including:

  • Awards
  • Blu-Ray booklet interviews
  • Comic anthologies
  • Official advertisements and extras
  • Online interviews
  • Official guides, books and games
  • Official manga pages with behind-the-scenes information
  • Opinion articles and books on Madoka
  • Overseas/International Licensing
  • Newspaper articles
  • Radio and Nico broadcasts
  • Source materials confirmed in influencing the making of Madoka
  • Storyboards and sketches that are from a non-magazine source.

Please note depending on the chronology of its publication, there may be spoilers.

Please refer to Magazines for magazine translations.

Please refer to Tweets for related tweets from staff.

If you speak Japanese and would like to help contribute to this collection of translations, there is a wide selection of scans that need translations.


CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
Animation Kobe pic.jpgAnimation Kobe 2011September 2, 2011 (announcement)N/a
Reason for award translated:
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica awarded TV Feature award for 2011. A first for studio Shaft, director Akiyuki Shinbo and screenwriter Gen Urobuchi.
NewType Awards Tokushima Shimbun.jpgNewType Moving Pictures Festival 2011October 9, 2011N/a
Awards list translated:
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica sweeps most of the awards in the newly established Newtype x Machi ★ Asobi! The Moving Pictures Festival.
JMAF Eng.jpgJapan Media Arts Festival 2011December 15, 2011 (announcement)N/a
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica wins the 2011 Animation Grand Prize in the Japanese Media Arts Festival.
Tokyo Anime Awards 2012 Urobuchi twitter.jpgTokyo Anime Fair's Awards 2012February 16, 2012 (announcement)N/a
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica wins three awards in the TV category, best director and best screenplay for 2012.

Blu-ray Booklets

CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
Disc 1.jpgBlu-Ray Volume 1 BookletApril 27, 2011See linked page
3 pages translated:
  • Director Akiyuki Shinbo on the meaning of "mahou shoujo"
  • Interview with Aoi Yuuki (Madoka's seiyuu).
  • Ume Aoki's 4koma
Disc 2.jpgBlu-Ray Volume 2 BookletMay 25, 2011See linked page
3 pages translated:
  • Director Akiyuki Shinbo on episode 3.
  • Interview with Chiwa Saito (Homura's seiyuu).
  • Ume Aoki's 4koma
Disc 3.jpgBlu-Ray Volume 3 BookletJune 22, 2011See linked page
3 pages translated:
  • Director Akiyuki Shinbo on episode 7.
  • Interview with Eri Kitamura (Sayaka's seiyuu).
  • Ume Aoki's 4koma
BD Cover 4.jpgBlu-Ray Volume 4 BookletJuly 27, 2011See linked page
3 pages translated:
  • Director Akiyuki Shinbo and Gen Urobuchi Conversation 1
  • Interview with Ai Nonaka (Kyoko's seiyuu)
  • Ume Aoki's 4koma
BD Cover 5.PNGBlu-Ray Volume 5 BookletAugust 24, 2011See linked page
3 pages translated:
  • Director Akiyuki Shinbo and Gen Urobuchi Conversation 2
  • Interview with Kaori Mizuhashi (Mami's seiyuu)
  • Ume Aoki's 4koma
Madoka BD6.jpgBlu-Ray Volume 6 BookletSeptember 21, 2011See linked page
4 pages translated:
  • Director Akiyuki Shinbo and Gen Urobuchi Conversation 3
  • Interview with Emiri Katou (Kyubey's seiyuu)
  • Ume Aoki's 4koma
  • Ultimate Madoka design notes
MovieMaterialBookfront.jpgBeginnings and Eternal Material BookJuly 24, 2013See linked page
1 page translated:
  • Ume Aoki's 4 koma
Material Book 001.jpgRebellion Material BookApril 2, 2014See linked page
All pages translated:
  • Interviews:
  1. Akiyuki Shinbo
  2. Yukihiro Miyamoto and Shinsaku Sasaki
  3. Junichiro Taniguchi and Hiroki Yamamura
  4. Yota Tsuruoka
  5. Yuki Kajiura
  • Message from Gen Urobuchi
  • Ume Aoki's 4koma

Comic Anthologies

CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
Madoka magica anthology 1.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica Anthology 1September 12, 2011TBD
Madoka magica anthology 2.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica Anthology 2March 12, 2012TBD
  • 164 pages
  • Cover illustrated by Ume Aoki
  • Listed contributors include: Ushiki Yoshitaka, Sekiya Asami and Arai Cherry.
PMMM 4Koma Anthology 1 Cover.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica 4Koma Anthology 1July 26, 2012TBD
  • 120 pages
PMMM 4Koma Anthology 2 Cover.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica 4Koma Anthology 2October 27, 2012TBD
  • 120 pages
Madoka magica anthology 3.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica Anthology 3November 12, 2012TBD
  • 164 pages
Madoka magica anthology 4.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica Anthology 4July 12, 2013TBD
  • 164 pages
PMMM 4Koma Anthology 3 Cover.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica 4Koma Anthology 3July 27, 2013TBD
  • 120 pages
PMMM 4Koma Anthology 4 Cover.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica 4Koma Anthology 4October 26, 2013TBD
  • 120 pages?


CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
Front cover homumado - you are not alone.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica Official Guidebook "You Are Not Alone"August 27, 2011TBD
  • 128 pages, 16 pages translated.
  • The guidebook includes illustrations, back stories to anime plot and characters and behind-the-scene staff interviews. Many pages are translated.
Madoka magica guide you with you.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica Movie The Beginning Story/The Eternal Story Official Guidebook "With You"July 27, 2013TBD
  • 128 pages
Madoka Rebellion Guidebook Only You Cover.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica Movie The Rebellion Story Official Guidebook "Only You"April 12, 2014TBD
  • 128 pages
  • The guidebook includes illustrations, a summary of the movie's plot and staff interviews.


CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
Newspaper-ad.jpgNewspapersJanuary 2011-ongoingNone
  • Collection of newspaper articles about Madoka, 3 translated.
Sports Hochi Madoka Special 1 Illustration.jpgSports Hochi Madoka Special 12012-10-16all five girls
A special edition of Sports Hochi to commemorate The Beginning Story and The Eternal Story
Madoka Magica Times Vol1 01.jpgMadoka Magica TimesAugust 2013-ongoingNone
Promotional papers for The Rebellion Story
Sports Hochi Madoka Special 2 07.jpgSports Hochi Madoka Special 22013-11-15Madoka, Homura, and Nagisa taking a walk in a park
A special edition of Sports Hochi to commemorate The Rebellion Story

Official Advertisements and Extras

CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
Pre Production Advertisement 11.2010 4.jpgPre-Broadcast November AdvertisementNovember 2010None
  • Collection of pre-broadcast televised advertising on the cast, translated.
100questions-4.jpg100 QuestionsDecember 2010None
  • Aniplex's Ani-Com magazine published the first 50 items in a 100 question survey, filled out by Madoka, in December 2010. The second section, containing questions 51-100, was distributed in Comike. Fully translated.
MM-MY-GG.pngMadoka Secret ProjectNov 25 - Dec 20, 2011None

Official Books and Games

CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
Madoka novel01.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica Nitro+ NovelAugust 14, 2011TBD
  • Using the original animation's series composition/script written by Gen Urobuchi, NitroPlus' Hajime Ninomae will be authoring this novel with Yuupon on illustrations. Two volumes. Chapters titles and a couple short excerpts translated.
Pspgame cover.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica PortableMarch 15, 2012
Summary (Interview and promotional events with Q&A with producers and three Madoka seiyuu translated)
  • Official PSP Madoka RPG game with Gen Urobuchi collaborating on the project's planning and supervising the scenarios. SHAFT and Gekidan Inu Curry are providing the illustrations.
Bis+ Shinbo cover.jpgVirtual Night BiS+ Akiyuki ShinboNovember, 2011none

A 64 page round-table interview with Akiyuki Shinbo on his works:

  • Le Portrait de Petit Cossette
  • Tsukuyomi: Moon Phase
  • Pani Poni Dash!
  • Sayonara Zetsubou-Sensei
  • Bakemonogatari
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica
The Beginning Story cover.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica The Beginning StoryDecember 10, 2011Cover similar to December 2011 NewType's, but with less visible Madoka
  • The complete disclosure of all scenarios of Puella Magi Madoka Magica by Gen Urobuchi, including the Draft 0 that started the whole story. Urobuchi tweets about it translated.
Mobile Game Madoka Official Site SS.jpgMobage Madoka Magica Mobile GameDecember 2011
  • Madoka Magica Mobage online game for the iPhone. The anime characters fight witches and Walpurgisnacht. New magical girls and witches are introduced. Translations for episode titles and screenshots.
Madoka Magica Online.pngPuella Magi Madoka Magica OnlineDecember 21, 2011
  • The Madoka Secret Project revealed this browser-based multi-player game where you can team up with up to five other magical girls to fight witches, familiars and a special event Walpurgis. Description and other information are translated.
The Complete Guide to the Madoka Magica Portable Game cover.jpgThe Complete Guide to the Madoka Magica Portable GameApril 20, 2012TBD
  • A guidebook on the Madoka Magica Portable game. It covers record of events, strategies, original illustrations and interviews with the producers.
PMMM film memories cover.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica film memoriesMay 26, 2012TBD
  • Film comic adaptation of the entire anime series.
PMMM The Illustrated Book cover.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica The Illustrated BookJanuary 12, 2013TBD
Summary TBD
No CoverMagia Archive Volume 1September 11, 2019
  • Profiles of 40 magical girls featured in the Magia Record mobile game
  • Profiles of witches and uwasa
  • Storyline summary of the game's main story up to Chapter 5, Episode 7
  • Background art
No CoverMagia Archive Volume 22020
Summary TBD

Official Manga Sources

CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
MadokaMagica Vol 3.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica Manga AfterwordsMay 30th, 2011None
Summary, both are fully translated
  • Volume 1 Afterward from Hanokage discussing differences in designs and the influence from Inu Curry
  • Volume 3 Afterward from Hanokage explaining why battle scenes are different between the manga and the anime

Online Interviews

CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
Old website.jpgPre-Broadcast Official Site Staff QuotesOctober 29, 2010None
  • Pre-Broadcast, Madoka official site staff quotes, fully translated.
4GamerNetMadoka.jpg4Gamer Urobuchi InterviewJune 18, 2011None
  • Urobuchi interview discussing Madoka and possibility of season 2, fully translated.
Ultra Creaters Cover.jpgUltra Jump EGG Urobuchi InterviewJuly 27, 2011None
  • Urobuchi interview discussing Madoka and future plans, fully translated.
ANN interview Iwagami pic.jpgANN Interview Atsuhiro IwakamiSep 7, 2011None
  • Iwakami interview with AnimeNewsNetwork on the making of Madoka, in English.
AFA11Chiwa Saito.jpgAFA11 Interview Chiwa SaitoDecember, 2011None
  • Ani Culture, SGCafe and Collateral Damage Studios interview with Chiwa Saito at the Anime Festival Asia 2011, in English.
Sakura Con Urobuchi draws Kyubey.jpgSakura-Con 2012 InterviewApril 6, 2012None
  • ANN's Q&A with Gen Urobuchi, Katsushi Ota and Atsuhiro Iwakami in English.

Opinion Articles and Books on Madoka

CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
Book Cover.jpgCage Named Maturity‎August 2011
Publisher description fully translated.
  • A Cage Named "Maturity" -- On "Puella Magi Madoka Magika" - an analysis of Madoka by Kenichi Yamakawa, former finalist in Japan's SF Critics Awards
Tiro Finale Cover.jpgTiro Finale BookAugust 13, 2011, Comic Market 80See linked page
Summary, currently 10 pages translated.
  • A "semi-official" Madoka illustration doujin with contributions by dozens of staff from Madoka Magica anime and manga as well as notable figures in anime and manga industry.
Decryption cover.jpgSuper Decryption Madoka Magica‎‎September 15, 2011
Publisher description fully translated.
  • Super-Decryption Madoka Magica - Analysis of the anime content, production staff background and how Madoka relates to Battle Royale, Faust, Scandinavian Mythology and Mother Goose.
Eureka Flowers for Magical Girls cover.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica: Flowers for Magical GirlsOctober 20, 2011Various
Eureka Special Edition.
  • Interviews: Aoi Yuki, Chiwa Saito, Tamaki Saito; Gen Urobuchi, Romeo Tanaka, Yuichi Murakami; Ichishi Ida, Kentaro Nakata, Shiei Nagaoka; Yoshiharu Ishioka, B Ogawa, Nobuyuki Izumi; Minori Ishida, Akihiro Tomita, Sayawaka; Barubora, Mitomo Kanose and Ichishi Ida.
  • Illustrations: Takako Shimura, Machiko Kyo, Hideo Azuma; Tomomi Ozaki, Rokura Shinofusa, Daisuke Nishijima; Dowman Sayman and Hirotaka Maeda.

Overseas/International Licensing

CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
Madoka Magica Australia LE Box Volume 1.pngLicensing in AustraliaApril 2012None
Information on Madoka's license in Australia. English, no translation required.
Germany licensing pic.jpgLicensing in Germany1st Quarter, 2012None
Information on Madoka's license in Germany. Brief synopsis translation.
Madoka italy broadcast.jpgLicensing in ItalySeptember 2, 2011None
Information on Madoka's license in Italy. Summary translation.
ANIPLUS Korean Madoka Logo.jpgLicensing in KoreaNovember 25, 2011None
Information on Madoka's license in Korea. Summary translation.
Madoka License Taiwan Anime Muse.jpgLicensing in TaiwanDVD Vol.4: Feb 11, 2012
Manga Vol.3: Dec 7, 2011
Information on Madoka's license in Taiwan (and HK). Summary translation.
UK DVD Boxset.jpegLicensing in UKOctober 29, 2012None
Information on Madoka's license in UK. In English, no translation needed.
No CoverLicensing in Spain2012None
Information on Madoka's license in Spain.
Otakon Poster.jpgLicensing in USAFebruary 14, 2012None
Information on Madoka's license in USA. In English, no translation needed.

Radio and Nico Broadcasts

CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
Eri Kitamura Megami radio.JPGEri Kitamura February 2011 Radio InterviewFebruary 2011None
  • Eri Kitamura discussing Sayaka, summary description translated.
Kazuo Koike Nico.jpgNico Anime Character Seminar by Kazuo KoikeAugust 21, 2011None
  • Highlights of praise for Madoka in the anime character seminar held by the highly respected mangaka and author Kazuo Koike, translated.
No CoverTFM Time Line Madoka Radio DiscussionAugust 21, 2011None
  • Discussion of Puella Magi Madoka Magica as a social phenomenon in Japan. Featuring talk of Madoka presented in newspapers, magazines etc. beyond anime fan interests. Sociologist Shinji Miyadai was a guest to discuss the reasons for this phenomenon.
Koike Urobuchi Nico vid.jpgNico Character Chat with Kazuo Koike and Gen UrobuchiJanuary 29, 2012None
  • An in-depth discussion of the different approaches in character development by Kazuo Koike and Gen Urobuchi, with insights into Madoka Magica. Summary report provided in English.

Sources Influencing Madoka

CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
FateZeroV1.jpgFate/Zero Volume 1 Postface2007None
  • Gen Urobuchi's Fate/Zero Volume 1 Postface, confirmed to be a significant influence in the making of Madoka. It was his work on Fate/Zero that caught the interest of Shaft in choosing him as the writer for Madoka. Fully translated.

Storyboards and Sketches

CoverTitleRelease dateIllustration
PMMM Artbook Cover.jpgPuella Magi Madoka Magica Art BookJune 28, 2011See linked page
Summary, 20 pages translated.
  • Artbook with 64 pages of drawings, notes, guidelines and other background material on the anime.
Production Notes.gifPuella Magi Production NoteAugust 12, 2011See linked page
Summary, 9 pages translated.
  • SHAFT, collaborating with graphics designer Milky Isobe, compiled and edited 352 pages of production materials and 144 pages of art by Gekidan Inu Curry. The book set measures 268 x 195 x 47 millimeters (about 10.5 x 7.6 x 1.9 inches) and 1.629 kilograms (3.59 pounds).
Key Animation Note 04.jpgKey Animation NoteDecember 2011-August 2012See linked page
Description translated.
  • SHAFT, collaborating with graphics designer Milky Isobe, created this follow-up to the Production. Sold in six volumes, the Key Animation Note encompasses storyboard and sketches in more detail.
Demons.pngStoryboards and Sketches2011See linked page
Summary, one page translated.
  • Storyboards and sketches currently identified as from a miscellaneous collection of sources.

See also

  • Creative Intentions - analysis and speculation on creative intentions of the staff based on documents available
  • Confirmed fakes - translation of information which emerged on the Internet, claiming to be official information, but identified as hoaxes afterwards