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Urobuchi says Postponement will Improve the Quality of Madoka Magica

by dtshyk
Mar 16, 2011 6:58 AM | 52 Comments
Urobuchi Gen announced in his twitter that there is nothing to worry about the airing of the remaining two episodes of Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica. He said the quality of the episode 11 would be unsatisfactory if it were aired on March 17th. The work rooms of SHAFT have been messed up by the earthquake and they have spent significant period of time in cleaning up the rooms. The recent episodes of Madoka Magica have been completed a few hours before the airing time, so Urobuchi felt relieved to hear about the postponement.

Source: Urobuchi's twitter

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cleo said:
It may be more than just the usual bad time-management this time though .Getting the material from outsource studio's might be an issue as well, with transportation being hindered severly.
In case of Madoka, it is definitely under-staffed/schedule problem. Even before the earthquake, they were finishing episodes like DAY BEFORE its airing. From what I know, the last three episodes it will be animated almost entirely by animators of Shaft with only a small subcontracted studios, so transportation will be only a minor issue.

Mar 19, 2011 8:34 PM by ringoo4

ringoo4 said:
I hope you guys do know some of Sakuga Hokai by Shaft are actually intentional, right?... What Urobuchi is talking about is actually 'INCOMPLETE ANIMATION'. Being Meguka was never an error. It's just Shaft being themselves.

Remember Na-dek-ho, Bakemonogatari 10th episode. Urobuchi is saying that if we got 11th episode this week, it will be exactly like that, even worse.

Sure. There's Shaft being typically Shaft, and than there's Shaft's solution to lousy timing, i.e. Bakemonogatari ep 10, Vampire Bund ep 7 or -the worst I can think of - Tsukuyomi ep 12, where all you got during a long fight was shots of the walls of the room.
It may be more than just the usual bad time-management this time though .Getting the material from outsource studio's might be an issue as well, with transportation being hindered severly.

Yumekichi11 said:
I sometimes wonder whether I should be sexually excited or just plain feel miserable towards scenes like Akira being all bloody on Mina while she is naked. Opinions in regards to that?

I dont think it's our place to determine whether you should be sexually excited or miserable. As for the Vamirebund DVD/BD's: I'm still waiting for Funi to come up with the unedited version (latest news says it'll be in June) :P

Mar 19, 2011 8:33 AM by cleo

I hope you guys do know some of Sakuga Hokai by Shaft are actually intentional, right?... What Urobuchi is talking about is actually 'INCOMPLETE ANIMATION'. Being Meguka was never an error. It's just Shaft being themselves.

Remember Na-dek-ho, Bakemonogatari 10th episode. Urobuchi is saying that if we got 11th episode this week, it will be exactly like that, even worse.

Mar 18, 2011 11:45 PM by ringoo4

Great news guys, Madoka has been re-worked indeed. Left being the TV version and right being the improved BD version in the following spoiler
Original source article:
http://www.sankakucomplex.com/2011/03/18/madoka-shafted/
What do you think?
cleo said:
Shaft having issues with time-management is noting new. With Dance in the Vampirebund they threw in a recap ep because the new ep wasn't ready on time. I think Madoka's animation overall is good though and I'm looking forward to the DVD/BD's. For Bakemonogatari they completely reworked scenes.
Yup that's right. I have yet to re-watch it but I got hold of reading the articles about it. On the funny note some scenes because of their work made things ecchier, which Nadeko in eg. fans liked.
SurferDude said:
cleo said:
I'm looking forward to the DVD/BD's though. For Bakemonogatari they completely reworked scenes.
Yes, and some of those reworked scenes sucked ass and were worse than their TV counterparts. Madoka is fine the way it is now.
On the con side of arguments I cannot deny your fact that originals may be better than modified, however not in Madoka's case of episode 10, so I don't agree with you on that plan but in regards to Dance in the Vampire bund, I sometimes wonder whether I should be sexually excited or just plain feel miserable towards scenes like Akira being all bloody on Mina while she is naked. Opinions in regards to that?

Mar 18, 2011 8:15 AM by Yumekichi11

SuperSaiyen said:
amginex said:
hopefully the next 2 episodes wont mess up what a great series so far. if they suck or dont live up to the expectation, you can actually just pretend episode 10 is the series finale. it basically sums up what the series is about; homura continuously trying to save her friends. that's kyubey's biggest mistake, or whoever gave homura the power to go back in time.


Or they mess up the last 2 episodes and do the movie Mahou Shoujo Madoka : End of Madoka

:))))


I'm OK with this, but only if the series is recreated in a few years as a series of redesigned, sequential and super shiny quality films.

Mar 17, 2011 4:58 PM by Seasonreaper

lolSHAFT they be trolling Madoka. Madoka will be puella magi for one episode and i will laugh ^^

Mar 17, 2011 4:40 PM by skullking123

amginex said:
hopefully the next 2 episodes wont mess up what a great series so far. if they suck or dont live up to the expectation, you can actually just pretend episode 10 is the series finale. it basically sums up what the series is about; homura continuously trying to save her friends. that's kyubey's biggest mistake, or whoever gave homura the power to go back in time.


Or they mess up the last 2 episodes and do the movie Mahou Shoujo Madoka : End of Madoka

:))))

Mar 17, 2011 2:27 PM by SuperSaiyen

SHAFT plays things really close to their belt. They really ought to fix that.

Mar 17, 2011 2:18 PM by DragoZERO

hopefully the next 2 episodes wont mess up what a great series so far. if they suck or dont live up to the expectation, you can actually just pretend episode 10 is the series finale. it basically sums up what the series is about; homura continuously trying to save her friends. that's kyubey's biggest mistake, or whoever gave homura the power to go back in time.

Mar 17, 2011 10:21 AM by amginex

Well, I don't mind a decrease in quality as long as the eps are good.

Mar 16, 2011 9:13 PM by AlexSadist-sama

DmonHiro said:
I watched 10. If that was rushed... my body is not ready for 11 and 12.


Totally this.

Mar 16, 2011 7:41 PM by Shangetsu

Improving something that is already amazing... A week without seeing Homura is painful but... this sort of builds the suspense for me even more. I'm craving the 11th and 12th episode more and more. @_________@"

Mar 16, 2011 7:20 PM by AyaneruIsMyWaifu

o_o
improve quality?
i cant imagine madoka being any better, is already amazing
if its gona be improved then i dont think my body is ready for this since madoka is already amazing enough and hes saying the quality needs to be better?

i bet there just not done making the episode yet >_>

Mar 16, 2011 7:00 PM by darknessneko

Moimy said:
A few hours before airing? Holy shit. Way to cut it clean.
But seeing previous Shaft shows and their unanimated themes for the first few episodes, I get ya.


ikr procrastinate much? well dont know how they could realy make it better but i'm all for it!

Mar 16, 2011 6:47 PM by Neverarine

He must have made a contract and wished to improve the quality for the last two episodes. We all know how those wishes turn out.

Mar 16, 2011 6:34 PM by DeliriousPanda

*nod nod*

I can wait for quality stuff.

Mar 16, 2011 6:32 PM by sugarcane

Well, it can't be helped due to the disasters.

More time for my body to become ready for 11 and 12.

Mar 16, 2011 6:04 PM by StormViruz

Clearly by quality he means "We need to find new ways to add in some trolling"

Mar 16, 2011 5:59 PM by Skeeturz

Although I'm sad for no Madoka this week, I would gladly wait for an improved episode. Rushing this anime's finale would be incredibly depressing... in a bad sense... right?

Mar 16, 2011 5:57 PM by Detective

wait, episode 10 was rushed? god damn

Mar 16, 2011 5:18 PM by trappedinthevoid

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