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'Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden' Airs in January 2020

Sep 8, 11:01 AM
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Overkilled Red

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Magia Day 2019, the second anniversary event for the Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden smartphone game, unveiled the production staff, new cast, the first promotional video, and a third key visual (pictured) for its television anime on Sunday. The anime series, which was originally scheduled for this year, will now air in January 2020 on MBS, Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, and BS11, among other stations.

Kana Hanazawa (Rewrite, Sora yori mo Tooi Basho) will voice the new anime character Kuroe. The lead cast from the role-playing game will reprise their roles.

Chief Director, Series Composition: Gekidan Inu Curry (Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei opening director)
Assistant Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica)
Character Design: Junichirou Taniguchi (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica film trilogy)
Chief Animation Director: Junichirou Taniguchi, Nobuhiro Sugiyama (Arakawa Under the Bridge), Hiroki Yamamura (Fate/Extra: Last Encore)
Action Director: Takashi Hashimoto (Mononoke chief animation director)
Main Animator: Yoshiaki Itou (Natsu no Arashi!), Akihisa Takano (Denpa Onna to Seishun Otoko), Kana Miyai (Zoku Owarimonogatari)
Art Director: Ken Naitou (Owarimonogatari)
Color Design: Jin Hibino (Nisekoi)
Editing: Rie Matsubara (Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen)
CG Director: Hisato Shima (Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? chief CG manager)
Director of Photography: Kouji Tsuchiya (Sasami-san@Ganbaranai photography)
Script Cooperation: Elseware
Music: Takumi Ozawa (Hidan no Aria)
Sound Director: Youta Tsuruoka (Violet Evergarden)
Animation Supervision: Akiyuki Shinbou (ef: A Tale of Memories.)
Studio: Shaft

Anisong trio TrySail—composed of voice actresses Momo Asakura, Sora Amamiya, and Shiina Natsukawa—is performing the opening theme "Gomakashi." J-pop female duo ClariS will perform the ending theme.


Note: The video is region-locked; click here for an alternative link.

Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden serves as a spin-off to the 2011 anime series Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica. Aniplex launched the smartphone game for Android and iOS platforms in August 2017, featuring character designs by Ume Aoki (Hidamari Sketch).

Manga Time Kirara Forward began serializing a manga adaptation illustrated by Fujino Fuji last August. Houbunsha published the first volume on March 22.

Source: PR Times
Modified by Vindstot, Sep 8, 11:26 AM
Sep 8, 11:35 AM

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Really looking forward to this! Delay, but it’s a seasons’ worth so no biggies from my side.

Great PV too, keep up the great work Studio Shaft!
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Sep 8, 11:38 AM

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It will start airing exactly just a 1 year before the 10th anniversary of when Madoka first aired. There is a high chance at the end of it they just might annouce another sequel project to commemorate it.
Sep 8, 11:40 AM

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I didn't even know it got delay

Good to have the airing date
Sep 8, 12:02 PM

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-ShadowClaw- said:
It will start airing exactly just a 1 year before the 10th anniversary of when Madoka first aired. There is a high chance at the end of it they just might annouce another sequel project to commemorate it.
Hory shiet it will be actually 10 years old then.

I sure hope we will see more Madoka content
"This emotion is mine alone.
It is for Madoka alone." - Homura
or how I would descripe Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica.
Sep 8, 12:06 PM

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Ok looks cool and will definitely check it out, but where’s my second season of the OS?
Sep 8, 12:09 PM

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Man, Shaft seems to be in rough shape. They even had to delay this one. Hopefully they can recover as as a studio, I wouldn't want them to disappear.
Sep 8, 12:51 PM
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Seems like the story is going to be altered at least slightly from the game, considering this new character from the PV isn't in it (unless she's supposed to be this other character that appears later on and they're just throwing her in early). That said, I welcome a change to be honest. The game's story is fine, but it's definitely got a different tone from the original. Here's hoping whatever changes it does make are for the better!

Also like @-ShadowClaw- said, really hoping they'll announce a proper sequel to the original series at the end of the last episode or something, since the timing will be great for it.
Sep 8, 12:53 PM
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Hooooooly shit!!! The new key visual looks amazing! Can't wait to watch this one!
Admittedly I haven't found myself playing the actual game all that often ; ;; ;
But I'll definitely look forward to watching this! Here's to almost-9 years of Madoka Magica!
Sep 8, 12:54 PM

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Not really a Madoka Magica fan, but gotta watch this for GOD-tier best girl, Iroha~♥
Sep 8, 1:18 PM
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So instead getting new anime from main storyline, we get an adaptation of mobile game, I feel dissapointed :-/
Sep 8, 1:46 PM
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No Yuki Kajiura.
That's a BIG issue.
Sep 8, 2:07 PM

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Ugh, no Kajiura for the OST, disappointing.
Although the new soundtrack in the PV didn't sound bad.
Sep 8, 8:44 PM

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Surely I can't be the only one who, as soon as he saw the video thumbnail, immediately let out a "Fffffffuck this guy".

Mirai Nikki is TRASH
Angel Beats is horrible.
Charlotte is a dumpster fire.
Shinsekai Yori has no characters.
Oreimo's S2 specials don't actually exist.


I live to see the day where Hidamari Sketch or Little Witch Academia get another season.
Sep 8, 10:23 PM

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About damn time! So excited for this.
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Sep 9, 9:09 AM

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I'm so ready for this!
Sep 9, 10:57 AM

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Since i play the game, i'm kinda bothered that they are showing the new girl (Kuroe?) with Iroha a lot, i really hope that the other girls don't get overshadowed by her inclusion.

Also Tsuruno looks amazing as ever <3

Sep 9, 1:38 PM

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Boo! Modoka has been done. We get it already, she is a sad little wimp until the plot tells her to be otherwise.

Give us more Nanoha movies instead! Or even better a crossover where Modoka gets a Starlight Breaker or two to the face and Homura gets apprehended by the Time-Space Administrative Bureau. Also hoping for a rodent Yuno vs Kyuubey fight.
Sep 9, 5:27 PM

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I hop this is good, nothing can beat the original Madoka but I expect this to be half as good.

Sep 9, 9:52 PM

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I suddenly miss Kalafina huhu T_T
Kajiura is still busy with ufotable animes so it's understandable that she won't work for this.

As a Madoka fan, I'm still excited to see this.
Sep 10, 7:52 AM

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I didn't watch the original Madoka, so I wanted to ask if I should start getting acquainted with the franchise from this show?
Level of my english is still too poor, so ask not particularly angry because of my terrible grammar.