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Final ‘Marchen Madchen’ Anime Blu-ray Release Delayed Again

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The final episodes are coming! Do you still care, though?
© MMM / Maerchen Maedchen Project

The winter 2018 anime series Marchen Madchen has gotten its home video release plans with NBC Universal Japan handling it. We’d seen a lot of delays and confusion with the home video release because the final couple of episodes were delayed, resulting in the home video release set for a May 30th, 2019 debut. Now, it looks like those two episodes will finally get their broadcast run and streaming as the official site is listing a premiere for it on April 25th, 2019 on AT-X. Helpfully, AT-X will be running the series as a whole on April 28th, 2019 so you can either just watch the two you never saw and moved on or binge the whole thing at once. Streaming details are set for April 29th where it was streamed before and we’re expecting Crunchyroll will get their hands on it as well.

The show had Hisashi Saitou as the chief director with Shigeru Ueda as the hands-on director. Yuuki Morikawa worked on the character designs with Hoods Entertainment handling the animation.

The Japanese cast includes Tomori Kusonoki as Hazuki Kagimura, Rie Suegara as Shizuka Tsuchimikado, Lynn as Yumilia Qazan, Rina Hidaka as Lynne Daves, Airi Ohtsu as Maria Rasputin, Ai Kakuma as Agathe Arier, Maya Yoshioka as Li Xuemei, and Yuna Kamakura as Mahakali.

Plot Concept: This is a story about girls (called “Maedchen”) who are selected by “Origin”. They attend school of witchcraft located all over the world to wield their magic and become first-rate “Origin Masters”. Their goal is to win at the annual Hexennacht competition, where representatives of each school compete in their abilities to wield their magic. The winner of the competition gets to have one wish magically granted. Due to lack of members, there were concerns that Japan might not be able to attend the annual competition this year. However, things start to change when one day Shizuka Tsuchimikado, the leader of Japan meets Hazuki Kagimura, a high school student who loves reading and daydreaming. For some reason, Hazuki, a loner who doesn’t have many friends is chosen by the Origin “Cinderella” which possesses strong power. She begins her new life at school of witchcraft. The girls practice to wield their magic with “Cinderella” to win the championship while sometimes they enjoy soaking in hot spring baths; their battles are about to start!

Volume Date Extras
1 04/25/18
2 05/30/18
3 06/27/18
4 07/27/18
5 11/07/18
6 05/30/19
Marchen Madchen Japanese Volume 5 Cover
Marchen Madchen Japanese Volume 4 Cover
Marchen Madchen Japanese Volume 3 Cover
Marchen Madchen Japanese Volume 2 Cover
Marchen Madchen Japanese Volume 1 Cover
Marchen Madchen Japanese Volume 1 Packaging

[Source: ANN]

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