Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV Box Set Blu-ray
About Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV Box Set Blu-ray
"MAKE A CONTRACT WITH ME AND BECOME A MAGICAL GIRL!"
The revolutionary anime series that changed the face of the magical girls genre forever!
Madoka Kaname is an eighth-grader who leads a peaceful, fun-filled life as a student, surrounded by her beloved family and her best friends. One day, a transfer student named Homura Akemi arrives in Madoka's class. She is a dark-haired beauty with a somewhat mysterious disposition. Soon after meeting Madoka for the first time, Homura goes on to issue Madoka a strange warning.
Madoka also meets Kyubey, a mysterious looking white creature. He says, "Make a contract with me and become a magical girl!" To make any wish come true -- Madoka didn’t know the meaning of this miracle nor its cost. An impending loss triggers a drastic change in her destiny...
Written by Gen Urobuchi (Fate/Zero), Directed by Akiyuki Shimbou (Bakemonogatari), and animated by the critically acclaimed studio SHAFT (Bakemonogatari, Nisekoi)--Madoka and the girls are back in this must-buy box set!
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Box Set Blu-ray contains episodes 1-12 with a package illustrated by character designer Takahiro Kishida, a 4-page insert, clear cases with 2-sided wraps.
Special Features: Trailer Collection, Textless Opening, Ending theme song "Magia" music video by Kalafina.*
*Does not contain textless ending.
Spoken Languages: English, Japanese with English subtitles.
Due to licensing and contract restrictions, this product can be sold and shipped to the US, Canada, Central America, and South America only. This product cannot be shipped to Japan. All sales are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, but unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds
- Publisher: ANIPLEX OF AMERICA
- Media: Blu-ray
- Spoken Language: English, Japanese
- Subtitle Language: English
- Genre: Drama, Horror
- Themes: Magical Girl, Supernatural
- Age Rating: 13+
- Run Time: 300
- Release Date: 9/27/2016
- Weight: 1
- Region Code: A
Ratings & Reviews
Expensive, but completely worth it
by Akito -
Yes, this box set costs mucho dinero, but it's by Aniplex, so there's nothing new there. Technically, since each of the standalone Blu-Rays cost roughly $40 each anyway, it's the same price, but it has a new insert slip and will most likely come inside of a collector's slipcase too. This is one of the finest anime ever crafted across the board; the animation, sound, story and design are all top notch here, especially with the Blu-ray enhancements. Seeing as the original Blu-Rays and DVDs seem to be going out of stock/print (especially the limited edition sets, dear lord are those expensive nowadays), this is a great idea if you haven't picked up the show yet. At about $10 an episode, I'm happy paying this price for it. They say you get what you pay for, and for the quality of this show, it's honestly worth every penny.
Exploitative and pretentious
Pretentious. People seem to love this but the story is contrived and not original. Also the satire of "Magical Girl" shows seems strange because these are shows for little girls. It's just that many grown up men enjoy watching shows with little girls in them. I simply don't get the appeal of this show, maybe if it satirised the adult men who enjoy little girl animes, but it doesn't do that. Urobutcher - the guy who kills a little girl in Fate/Stay is here too killing more little girls. I simply don't get the appeal of this, but to each their own.
A Fantastic Anime
by Noah -
I love Puella Magi Madoka Magica. Everything about it screams quality, and the story is a fresh take on a classic genre. So it was only natural that I buy the latest physical release. Especially after Funimation's loss of the FMA Brotherhood license made me realize physical copies were still lucrative, and that there was no telling when Madoka would be taken off of Netflix. If you like Madoka, buy this before it's gone!
Way Too Expensive
The show itself is fantastic. It may be my favorite anime of all time and I highly recommend you watch it, I believe it's on Netflix right now.
Unfortunately this is an Aniplex box set, and some of you may already know what that means. Although the packaging and the art insert are cool, it doesn't justify the high price at all. This is a 13 episode series, I mean come on now. Cut the price in half and then I would say this is reasonable. Unless you are a huge fan like I am and you really want a physical set, I wouldn't get this. I'm not even sure I would get this particular set again if I could do it over, but oh well.
Hypocrisy is the devil
by Rachel -
Yes, I bought this, and yes, I think it's a great show. The only thing is I wish it wasn't so expensive. I'm a huge hypocrite, but I really don't think this set is worth it. Or even buying anime in general anymore because it's become way too expensive. Yeah I know it's a popular show, but when you have the complete box set of soul eater for $60, a 12 episode anime should not deserve a $120 price point. However, people still buy it, I'm proof of that. Regardless I have been less adamant about buying expensive anime unless it's something I'm really into.
Wish it had chipboard cover
by John -
I was a bit disappointed with the cover being a slip case. I wish it had a chipboard box cover like some limited editions that I have that are half the price. Thankfully the show is worth the price of admission.
The show is amazing, unfortunately this product is not
by Kent~ -
Absolutely love the show, but this box set is a serious disappointment. The box is a flimsy slip-cover, there was no 4-page insert (there was a basic print ad for the rebellion movie, so basically passing off more advertisement as a feature of the box set), and the art on disc cases are just a lazily put together graphic collages of shapes and screenshots from the show. The only special features on the discs are the textless OP and ED and a music video for Magica which has been available online since 2011.
Now the product overall is okay, it's just in no way worth $120. I can watch the show on Crunchyroll, so the extra money I'm paying is for the premium features that should come with a set like this. I'm not even asking for much, just a quality box and ACTUALLY HAVING THE 4 PAGE INSERT INSTEAD OF AN AD FOR THE MOVIE. Some level of effort at all that distinguishes it from just a basic disc set.
TL;DR - Show is a 10/10, this product is a 2/10. Keep your money.
Oh look. Another box set from Aniplex that expects all anime fans to have rich daddies with unlimited trust funds.
Coupled with the fact that this series is not available on either Netflix or Amazon, will definitely be torrenting this, then sharing it with everyone I know - even if they don't care and only out of principle. Some Aniplex clearly lacks.
Why does this show keep getting shafted?
by Troy -
Its hard to understand why a show like Madoka Magica keeps getting pretty unremarkable US releases. This boxset is basically a slimmed down and chipboardless version of its Japanese counterpart. I'm glad Aniplex US kept the overall design of the product but it doesnt make sense why they chose a flimsy slipcover, other than being cost efficient. This same thing happened with the limited edition releases that were ~$75+ on release.
I would have though that for a complete boxset of such a popular series, Aniplex US would have at least went a little premium in their product. The show is still great and the blu-ray cases are pretty cool, my issue is mostly the slipcase that it comes in (mine actually got damaged during shipping).
A Blu-Ray priced for hardcore Madoka Magica fans, not so much for average consumers...
by BluePikmin11 -
Madoka Magica, for me personally, is my #1 favorite anime of all time. If you haven't gotten the chance to watch, do so IMMEDIATELY! Watch it blind for free on a streaming site like Crunchyroll first before considering buying this.
The Blu-Ray packaging box is ok. There is great front cover art, though this Blu-Ray really could've used a chipboard box treatment to make it stand out. There aren't many cool physical goods offered inside, but the Blu-Ray cases and discs themselves have great presentation. The content in the discs itself is lackluster. There aren't many special features in this Blu-Ray. No behind-the-scenes stuff, no bloopers, disappointing.
I came in buying and knowing that the overall quality would be average. ALTHOUGH, I would consider buying this IF you want to support Studio Shaft for another Madoka project and if you are a hardcore MM fan. I just wish the presentation and overall quality of the Blu-Ray packaging and content was so much better to justify pricing.
Worth the 10$ a episode as a collector
by Keane -
Expensive yes but completely worth it if would like to see Madoka Magica how it was met to be seen there is alot of texture changes in the blu rays that are not in the regular Tv series because they didnt finish the whole series when it was released. So if you are a Madoka Magica fan this set has a good spot on your shelf. This is the only way to buy the complete series because as far as i know the blu ray volume 2 is out of stock and Aniplex normally doesnt restock those and if they do it takes a really long time.
Lousy Aniplex at its Finest...
I have almost nothing bad to say about the show (except that best girl is killed off way to quickly ;__;) . The art style is out standing, a knock-out sound track, a wonderfully tangled plot with good characters. The English dubs are simply fantastic.
Now you're asking: "Why the one star?"
Simply put, anything to discredit Aniplex and their HORRENDOUS price gouging I will go out of my way to do. I wish, I really wish Funimation or Sentai would have gotten the rights for this one, that way it would be available in the US and WELL PRICED. The member's price alone is TEN DOLLARS AN EPISODE. TEN. DOLLARS for a 22 minute segment. That is simply outrageous and unfair. I'm a Capitalist to the bone, free-market, make money, get rich, blah blah blah... But this is unfair at it's finest. Not just unfair but simply trashy
The Anime TV Show (anyone can enjoy)
by Christopher Wheat -
I must say the series turns many "magical girl" amines on its heads. I wouldn't say it's the first to do so. However, it is a show I'd highly recommend to long time and newer anime fans. As a person who has enjoyed some since the early 80s in NA I found this new series to be a gem. The movies whcih the first two compress the tv series are good. But as I stated condense the story line and character development.
The third movie continues the series plot and is also an anime to watch and own.
The Show that made me
by Eric -
First off this collection re-release looks extremely professional. The design of the disk cases mirror an aspects of the show later on and features the two main characters of this series. Now the slip cover is 10\10 gorgeous, would proudly display in the front of my over flowing dresser.
As someone who has not bought the collectors edition and such, this set is is a great way to have the whole tv version of the series together and boy is it pretty. As for the series itself I guarantee this show is a 10\10. You will 100% lose your head over this shows stunning graphics and story. It may be pricy, but this collection is very hard to resist as a die-hard fan!
Excellent But Overpriced
The box itself is cheap and not up to par with chipboard counterparts that other companies are offering for less. The art is pretty though, and the printing process used makes the colors quite vibrant and lovely to look at.
The art insert is nice, and thankfully there are no annoying ads to sit through like there are on other companies' Blu Rays.
The video encoding is the best part, and might be the one thing that justifies the price. Some are wondering why they're only able to fit 4 episodes per disc on this set when other companies like Sentai are cramming 8 at a time. The reason is because the actual video quality is just higher on Aniplex Blu Rays than the competitors. This puppy can stand up to a 4k tv no problem, without even the slightest artifacts appearing. And without the interference of other devices like a laptop through an HDMI cable, this might be the nicest way visually to watch this series.
by Magnus -
If you have waited for a long time to buy a physical copy and support the creators, this is one good way to go.
The best thing about this product is the sound. It is as high quality as possible.