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relentlessflame 2011-01-16 17:26

Madoka Magica - Q & A
 
This thread is for those of you with questions about the Madoka Magica anime or manga. There are many questions that don't need a whole thread to discuss them. A simple practical answer straight from the anime or manga without any speculation can solve these connundrums. If someone has such a question about Madoka Magica which can be solved by answering with facts from an official source, then please ask that question here.

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CrowKenobi 2011-01-16 21:45

It's one cour, which equals 12-14 episodes (more than likely 12, with bonus episodes released with the DVD/BD's). :D

Miyuki-ism 2011-01-16 23:04

Only 12? Damn. And it's an original anime too.

They better not pull and Bakemonogatari, I hope it ends with closure on the allotted TV time.

Kudryavka 2011-01-17 03:39

Is it true that ClariS is only in middle school?

現役中学生クララとアリスの女の子2人組。

guuchan 2011-01-17 06:00

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Originally Posted by Komari (Post 3442272)
Is it true that ClariS is only in middle school?

現役中学生クララとアリスの女の子2人組。

Yes.

More precisely, they are in 2nd year right now, going onto 3rd year in a few months (which means they should be around 14 years old).

Kudryavka 2011-01-17 11:46

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Originally Posted by guuchan (Post 3442374)
Yes.

More precisely, they are in 2nd year right now, going onto 3rd year in a few months (which means they should be around 14 years old).

:eyespin:
Dang, they're like those Korean idols, debuting so young!

Thanks, I couldn't believe I read it right at first :heh:

omimon 2011-01-21 05:07

The live broadcast over on Niconico, is that set up by the producers or it is by fans?

BaKaBaKaOtaKu 2011-01-21 20:16

somebody mentioned that it's actually madoka's older self the one with her whilst transforming. is that true? i thought it was homura. xDD

DragoZERO 2011-01-23 11:39

How do they get "Puella Magi" from "Mahou Shoujo" ??

CrowKenobi 2011-01-23 12:01

If you translate it to Latin. :D

However, this site says it should "Puella Maga."

DragoZERO 2011-01-23 12:03

Ah... so translating into English, they use Latin... the genius! :rolleyes:

don_Durandal 2011-01-29 16:18

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Originally Posted by DragoZERO (Post 3452324)
Ah... so translating into English, they use Latin... the genius! :rolleyes:

Well it does help having the title stay the same in all western languages. Anime often gets licensed in France and other European countries.

(oh, and this way the title is equally unreadable to most people).

DragoZERO 2011-01-29 17:01

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Originally Posted by don_Durandal (Post 3462024)
Well it does help having the title stay the same in all western languages. Anime often gets licensed in France and other European countries.

(oh, and this way the title is equally unreadable to most people).

Why don't they say puella magi then??

Seihai 2011-02-16 13:59

Is there a pool or list of (literaly) references? Such as Faust or the recent Hey Diddle Diddle one. But I also think some not so perceivable things are important (read:interesting). Such as what the woolen things in the first few episodes say, or what the words and lines in the small time frames that sometimes come up say. Like the Homu Homu one if I remember correctly. And have there been references in all the episodes so far?

felix 2011-02-16 18:33

Has a full version of the ending been released yet?

@latin discussion

Magi = plural form ;)

Raiga 2011-02-16 19:42

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Originally Posted by felix (Post 3490549)
Has a full version of the ending been released yet?

@latin discussion

Magi = plural form ;)

If I haven't forgotten my Latin, magi is either nominative plural (as you said) or genitive singular. Since nominative plural doesn't really make grammatical sense, the only grammatical way to interpret "puella magi" would be with "magus" as a genitive noun rather than an adjective, i.e. "girl of the wise man"/"girl of the magus" instead of "magical girl" which as mentioned earlier would have to be "puella maga."

On the other hand if "puella" is supposed to be ablative it could be "the wise men with/from/by the girl." But who knows.

EDIT: @omimon I believe it's official, otherwise you'd be getting jihouonna telling you the video was removed. Especially because the videos are region blocked, which would not happen with a normal upload.

Malkuth 2011-02-16 20:34

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Originally Posted by felix (Post 3490549)
Has a full version of the ending been released yet?

It comes out in a couple of days according to amazon.

For the etymology on magus, magi, magia, magika ... keep in mind that they originate in persian, and as terms came to the west during the seleucid empire. The terms are still in use at least in greek, and I think both in arabic and persian, so the transliteration might be based in any language other than latin.

If the basis is greek (though I doubt it), we have the following:
magus/magos -> mage, wizard (noun, singular, male)
magi/magoi -> mages, wizards (noun, plural, male)
magia -> witchcraft, magic (noun, singular, female)
magika -> magical (adjective, plural) or spells (noun, plural, neutral)

guuchan 2011-02-16 21:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by felix (Post 3490549)
Has a full version of the ending been released yet?

We pay close attention to Madoka's music in the thread below, you might want to drop by sometime. :)

http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=100926

mizou 2011-02-18 14:03

Who's giving food to kyoko ?

Klashikari 2011-02-18 14:14

It is implied that Kyouko basically uses her power to steal food. This is quite obvious when she says "MG do not need money".


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