Random update time! With Madoka, the state of the blog, and plans for the future.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Taken from MaL)
According to the official website, the TV airing and the online streaming of Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica were announced to be suspended for an indefinite period. The releases of the Blu-ray and the DVD were postponed for one month. The fifth volume will be released on August 24th, but the release date of the sixth volume, which contains the episodes 11 and 12, hasn’t been announced yet.
According to the official twitter, the producers will keep on working hard to air the remaining two episodes by the end of April.
Urobuchi Gen posted on his twitter that he was sorry for betraying people’s anticipation, which was originated from Urobuchi’s optimistic comments. He said it had been so painful for these ten days that he couldn’t stand without believing a good outcome.
So for those of you wondering when the next update for Madoka will be, well, I don’t know. A few of the animes/subgroups have been slow to update recently. I think that it is likely to link this to the Earthquake.
Okay, to be honest, I’m finding that posting these blogs are becoming a bit of a chore which I abhor because I truly enjoy writing these…if I have the time. Many of the regulars, who now comment purely for friendship’s sake because we no longer reply to most, understand that the TOB staff are very far behind and incredibly busy. I do not wish to have the pleasure taken out of my daily viewing so that I may post a shoddily written paragraph which I am not proud of.
There is not enough time for me to write an excellent analysis when I’m currently still a student and am obliged to do this for 5 different anime. The majority of the staff are indeed students and it is evident from the slacking.
First impressions should, of course, include a detailed analysis and impressions as should end of season reviews. However, mid-way through a season, I do not think that this is necessary anymore. I can understand if that particular episode is complex or causes great controversy but in general, this isn’t the case. It would be more beneficial to simply watch the episode or series at that time. I feel that the posts should be more of a platform to chat instead of preaching nonsense that reader should already know.
You may have noticed that I’ve been experimenting with a few different options of anime updates. It’s a lot easier for me at the very least. Would it behoove us to change to this format? I believe so.
Our focus will now be on other content that may incite conversation. Taking an editorial style should be good for the blog as well as our schedule.