“The Real Reason Madoka was Cancelled”


Madoka fans have been presented with what is in all probability the reason behind the severely delayed/edited 11th episode of Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

The late NicoNico broadcast of the anime showed hitherto unseen scenes – of a rather prescient scene of evacuees housed in a gym, and also some guro foot crushing:


Under the circumstances, it would seem the decision to cancel could hardly be avoided.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    13:51 25/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Oh noes, not Homura's beautiful feet!

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    15:26 25/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    i can only imagine the doujin spawned from this D:

    Comment by John Hayabusa
    16:59 25/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    It is bad enough that Homura can never be with her Madoka forever...

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    Comment by Gitami
    01:00 26/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Madoka is in her heaven building her infinite space harem across space-time.

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    Comment by Minako
    22:31 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    There was enough time for crazy wild celestial loli yuri sex. Off-screen.

    So it's all good.

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    Comment by shiryu
    19:33 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    being separated from madoka, with only believing madoka is beside her isn't enough, homura need real madoka

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    Comment by Uncommon0taku
    22:36 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    "miyaoes" - pietously

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:01 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I would gather the precious fluids coming out under the rock. Pretty sure it would be the cure for virginity and earthquake&tsunami reports during anime airing. Maybe it would cure Ishihara too if not dissolve him... <3

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    Comment by Vitu
    13:47 25/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    And I thought we would have to wait for the blu-ray for that crushed foot scene...

    It kept me thinking wheter the scene in space with madoka-chan and homura-chan were censored (their bodies, with black clouds) or not.

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    13:34 25/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    At least it wasn't cancelled for good...

    Cause I really don't think I could have lived with the cliffhanger presented to me if that would have been the case...

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    Comment by Darkrockslizer
    14:03 25/04/2011 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Imagine if they would have left it at ep 11.

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    Comment by Kitsunemimi6
    14:08 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That would have been the true definition of "disaster", no question...

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    Comment by Yamato
    07:09 26/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    I'm pretty sure the whole point was that Homura, not being careful what she wished for (she said she wanted to redo her meeting with Madoka and to protect her, not specifically to rescue her and change fate herself), essentially found herself in a never-ending loop that would ultimately just lead to being overcome by her own despair. In the end, Madoka needed the resolve to rescue her from such a fate, yet in a way that uses a loophole that would prevent even further tragedy from happening whilst conveying to Homura that her actions up to that point were more than sufficient, all of which she managed about as perfectly as the setting would allow.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:22 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think you mean "granted"

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:58 26/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Another Elfien Lied Moment?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:26 26/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    If she hadnt made that wish madoka would have never gained the amount of power she would have needed to make that wish in the first place. Homura's time travel is wut made Madoka so powerful. So it cant have possibly have been null or voided. Or madoka's wish would not have been feasible.

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    Comment by SunnyJ

    I honestly would have been happier with an ending at the end of 11, I didn't care for how 12 wrapped it up. That ending was flawed imo, should have been the other way around... =/ Now Homura's wish is basically null and void...

    Comment by PhillB
    13:46 25/04/2011 # ! Quality (+0.8)

    Cancelled in vie of the earthquake events, to resume in the western holy week with the presented ending.

    Too much for causal synchrony.

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    Comment by TFish

    That's politics for you

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:11 25/04/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    It is ironic the 12 episode got shown during easter.

    Coincidence, I think not.

    Shaft did the earthquake.

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    Comment by FlyingCake
    14:16 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Likely more of the dreaded "self-restraint" at work?

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    Comment by Yoshii-kun
    15:11 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Sounds like a day off

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:41 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.7)

    You just don't remember that right after episode 10 aired, the great earthquake happened.
    Things in Japan was like, Walpurgisnacht as fuck.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:54 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Ohhhh... That's why...

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:04 26/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    Welcome to Japan, where the truth and associative depictions of real life lies on the floor of the cutting room.

    Hey, if we tell ourselves "There is no suffering", we might even belive it someday.

    Poor idiots.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:12 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    I thought the real reason was to have Goddess Madoka sacrifice herself on Good Friday.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:53 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    fuck jesus!

    madoka died for your sins!

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:23 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    That's if you are a Masou Shoujo yourself.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:15 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was wondering when someone will say Masou Shoujo instead xD

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:03 25/04/2011 # ! Drivel (-0.8)

    You can still remember Jesus. That's the difference between idols and the real thing. ;)

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    Comment by DFC
    13:53 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.6)

    No wonder Homura seemed to be in such pain.

    Comment by Anonymous

    she cried because of that, not because Madoka's noble speak, yeah?

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    15:33 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    love this show :D

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:38 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    I can understand the shelters for hitting to close to home but did they really need to censor the leg? I thought it got cut off when I first saw that part.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:19 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.3)

    Usually I'd say that censorship and over-sensitivity is bad, but yeah, these people really didn't need reminder of their trauma, so good call.

    Comment by Anonymous

    yes you retard, people in evacuation shelters with limited supplies of water and food, and no access to electricity are going to be watching magical girl animes.

    fuck off

    if people decided to censor anything that might somehow offend someone we wouldn't have books, movies or shows of any kind left to watch or read.

    my father got run over by a truck and lost his legs, so censor all images of vehicles because they might bring back bad memories you cunt!

    Comment by Anonymous

    Sorry, but your dad is nobody.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:48 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    And so is your reading comprehension. Although that said, sarcasm hardly ever works on the Internet

    Comment by Anonymous

    Uh, it really isn't about the people in the shelters but the people in the rest of the country. Also, if you're taking an extreme example and trying to generalize it to "censoring everything that might somehow offend someone." Just because there are extreme situations where censorship might be all right doesn't mean that it should be allowed in other situations.

    You also aren't even considering the economics behind this. If a broadcaster knows that showing this episode is going to raise a huge amount of complaints and put them in ill will with the general public, it'd be stupid to broadcast it. This isn't some kind of "government censorship," it's preserving their ability to do their job. Would you have preferred it if this episode was broadcast and huge numbers of people complained to the point that SHAFT had such ill will that they would have trouble securing their next sponsorships for anime?

    And if you're the kind of idealist who believes that there should never ever be censorship for any reason, learn something about the world. Everything seems pretty simple when you're a teenager, but after you become an adult, you start to realize that things aren't so black and white.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:49 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    The only thing I know is:

    Madoka's brother just bitchslapped QB theory in the face

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:03 25/04/2011 # ! Drivel (-1.0)

    wait Madoka has a brother? u joking right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:20 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    you do realize the toddler was a boy right?

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    Comment by NakkiNyan
    18:23 25/04/2011 # ! Good (+0.4)

    Give up, anon 16:03 is too blind to see the kid in her house eating breakfast at the table in ep1.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:38 26/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    No wonder, I was like lol why did they escape to the gym for lulz?

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:40 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I'm surprised that they cancelled this. Japanese people are guro fetishists, which explains this anime's success.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:25 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can't be the only one who is reminded of a certain particularly nice boat.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    I forgot are these scenes in the episode that is air on thurdays?

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:37 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    Funny because I did see similar scenes like this... I am pretty sure this was not the reason for cancelling or else they would simple edit the whole Refugee out of the episode.

    But hey making up news ia great away to get views

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:11 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    OMG Urobuchi and Co. are psychics!!!

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    Comment by Ota-Kool
    18:12 25/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should predict Earthquake!

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    Comment by Shima-kun989
    13:09 26/04/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    They should have gone back back in time and unmade Earthquake!


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