This month marks the 10th anniversary of the premiere of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, a magical girl series that shook up the genre and the entire medium. Hailed as a deconstruction of the series type (though it might best be described as subverting expectations), it also ended in a profound and moving way, and has since spun off manga, games, and other media, including the recent Side Story series that we blogged through, episode by episode. The original series continues to hold up its standard as a classic, and is worth watching if you haven’t seen it. If you can go in without knowing anything at all further about the series, even better.
A number of fan art pieces are coming out of Japan to celebrate the anniversary, including this beauty below from artist, ゲッチュ.