A Japanese sports newspaper will celebrate the 10th anniversary of Puella Magi Madoka Magica with a special publication. The limited-edition issue of Sports Hochi will come out on Thursday, and it sounds like a great keeper for any fan of this beautiful but disturbing anime series.
So far, they’ve just revealed the cover of the newspaper, along with a framed copy of the poster that comes with it. (Frame not included.) But they promise that the 20-page tabloid will feature illustrations of Madoka, Homura, Mami, Sayaka, Kyoko, and Kyubey.
Actress and singer Rena Matsui and announcer Misato Ugaki will discuss ‘the charm of the work’ as fans of the series.
The newspaper will also interview anime director Akiyuki Shinbo, writer Gen Urobuchi, and artist Ume Aoki. They were three-fourths of the Magica Quartet team that created Madoka Magica.
Other interviews will include: Aoi Yuki (Madoka) with Kaori Mizuhashi (Mami); Chiwa Saito (Homura) and Eri Kitamura (Sayaka); Ai Nonaka (Kyoko) and Emiri Kato (Kyubey); and Mitsutoshi Kubota (animator) with Atsuhiro Iwakami (producer).
The jam-packed thing will be sold primarily at Lawson, but it will be available elsewhere. Hochi also has an online store, Hochi Entertainment Market, which seems to have a fun mixture of Sakura Miku, Love Live! and other otaku stuff.