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‘Its Canon Now’: Fans React To Aniplex Of America’s Apology Over Kyoko Sakura’s Birthday Post

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Aniplex Of America recently found itself in an unexpected situation when they accidentally wished Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime’s Kyoko Sakura a happy birthday, despite the absence of an official birth date for the character.

The tweet was then quickly taken down, followed by an official apology from Aniplex of America, acknowledging the oversight and expressing regret for any confusion it may have caused among fans.

On May 9th, Aniplex of America accidentally wished a ‘Happy Birthday’ to Kyoko Sakura from Puella Magi Madoka Magica when she does not have an official birthday date. We sincerely apologize for any confusion this may have caused. Thank you for all of your support and love for Kyoko Sakura and the Puella Magi Madoka Magica series!,” they tweeted.

The apology prompted humorous reactions from fans, with many expressing amusement at the unusual nature of the apology and others playfully suggesting that Kyoko Sakura’s birthday should be officially recognized despite the lack of canonical confirmation.

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica, also known simply as Madoka Magica, is a Japanese anime television series created by Magica Quartet and animated by Shaft.

The first ten episodes of the series aired on TBS and MBS between January and March 2011, while the final two episodes were delayed until April of the same year due to the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami.

An anime film series, beginning with two films recapping the television series, was released in October 2012. A third film featuring an original story, Rebellion, was released in October 2013. A sequel film to Rebellion, titled Walpurgisnacht: Rising, is scheduled to be released in 2024.

It became a commercial success; each Blu-ray Disc volume sold more than 50,000 copies in Japan. The series garnered a variety of awards, such as the Television Award at the 16th Animation Kobe Award, as well as 12 Newtype Anime Awards and the Grand Prize for the Animation Division at the 15th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2011.

A manga adaptation of the anime and various spin-off manga have been published by Houbunsha and licensed in North America by Yen Press. A novelization by Nitroplus was released in August 2011, and a dedicated magazine, Manga Time Kirara Magica, was launched by Houbunsha in June 2012.

Source: Twitter

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