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Director Shinbo Wants to Produce Heartwarming Spin-off of Madoka Magica

by dtshyk
Mar 18, 2011 10:01 AM | 163 Comments
According to Quarterly S magazine April 2011 issue, director Shinbo Akiyuki said he wants to produce a spin-off of Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica. He thinks it's wasteful to let the unique characters go after the end of the current series and it's possible to produce a heart warming slice-of-life series where the characters live their lives smiling not crying.

Source: Scan of S

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STM said:
Madoka and her Puella Magi buddies suddenly in a happy environment having the time of their lives and doing fun slice-of-life-y stuff?
---> this sounds more creepy.
Will be watching if only there is no Kyuubey >.>...this shit pet type thing made me have nightmares *shivers*

Mar 24, 2011 6:28 AM by Valentiln

Dusk252 said:
I'd say I have to wait and see. I have no idea if he's being serious after the first info we had on Madoka anyway. For what I know, they could be trolling us once more...

Assuming we do get a happy slice-of-life... I don't really like the idea.

This.

The whole reason I gave Madoka a chance and later came to love it was because it was full of surprises and dark themes, references to Faust etc. It was certainly not because of the cutely drawn characters, they only serve a purpose of highlighting the contrast between themselves and the serious/dark nature of the show. It feels like they don't belong in such an anime and that's exactly what I like the most and find to be one of the strongest points of Madoka Magica.
If you put such characters in a 'heart warming slice-of-life series', they are most likely to turn into generic moe...something...and thus we get another 'cute girls doing cute things' anime. I don't particularly dislike such anime per se, but it's not something I'd like to see the girls from Madoka in. I'm sure it would ruin the magic for me. Perhaps I'm still recuperating from K-ON!! therefore if they end up making this, I think I'll pass.
On a side note, I can't help myself but wonder whether they would/will include QB in this spin-off.

Mar 23, 2011 5:36 PM by metamorphius

It might be nice to see it on another point of vue. Might be good if it was really hart-warming or another joke lol xD, I'd watch it either way xD.

Mar 23, 2011 7:52 AM by Invensible1

mrjiggles said:


If there ever was a time I needed to facepalm, it would be now. So much ignorance and blind beliefs, I'm not going to bother.

otherwise

6/10 if not serious, 6 for the ragequit
Or you actually have no idea about anything related to this topic. *rolls eyes*

You have no right to facepalm when you clear clearly going 'half-assed comment' from the start. Nice troll.

Mar 23, 2011 1:37 AM by ringoo4

Mar 23, 2011 1:02 AM by -Quasar

*Braces self for trolling*
I'll watch this regardless though. Kyuubey Massacre OVA would be nice though.

Mar 22, 2011 10:40 PM by EminentFaith



If there ever was a time I needed to facepalm, it would be now. So much ignorance and blind beliefs, I'm not going to bother.

otherwise

6/10 if not serious, 6 for the ragequit

Mar 22, 2011 9:52 PM by MISTER_JIGGLES

Erm, no. There's Hidamari Sketch for that.

Mar 22, 2011 8:45 AM by underMebius

mrjiggles said:
ringoo4 said:
Yes, truly successful animation is when that animation affects both otaku and non-otaku population as well.


You can't please everyone, you know.
Obviously, you didn't even read what I wrote about success of Bakemonogatari. It's the strongest evidence I have, since otaku-centered 2ch was going all over like 'omg it will not beat godly k-on anyway lolol'. They were wrong, because otaku was not the only buyer.

ringoo4 said:
What I was also saying Otakus aren't that of tasteless person as you are implying. They do know what quality is, and they buy what they think is good. Some animation producer might assume 'omg otaku only wants moe moe so I will make k-on copycat!!!'. What I was saying is, that's a huge mistake. You are assuming that aiming to make 'deep animation' is equal to aiming for minority market. That's simply wrong.


I don't really get what you're trying to say, but explain why generally well-received animation, like The Tatami Galaxy, does poorly in sales.
Tatami Galaxy? What is this I dont even. noitaminA is exclusion of everything.

Generally... well... received...animations? What are you talking about, is that 'westerner has better taste than Japan' suggestion your going with? No animation can possibly 'generally well received' unless it is extremely old and defined classic.

ringoo4 said:
mrjiggles said:
ringoo4 said:
Quality series follow on when it pinpoints what consumers truly wants.


Going by that, K-ON! is the epitome of quality anime.
lol, again, you definitely have misunderstanding on what 'otaku buying power' is... but I won't repeat.


Otaku didn't make the majority of K-ON sales? What am I missing?
Because if sales of animation DVD/BD is over 20,000, that means buying power is also supported by non-otaku population and those who are 'converted' to otaku due to that series.

ringoo4 said:
K-On is indeed quality animation


I don't anything needs to be said here :/
Why? I will consider you are disagreeing, which is plain biased anyway.

ringoo4 said:
However, my opinion never was 'following consumers need = quality' anyway.


You said:
Rio Rainbow Gate - does not follow consumer needs therefore not quality
Bakemonogatari - follows consumer needs therefore quality

ringoo4 said:
I said it's quality that 'FOLLOWS ON' if they also follow consumers well..


wat

If it means what I think it mean then its more or less the same.

Using the Tatami Galaxy again, you can't deny its quality, but it *gasp doesn't follow the needs of the majority consumer so it must be failed animation!
It's totally different, if you know the simplest math. >_> Equal sign is not the same thing as subset sign.

And about your constantly exampling of 'Tatami Galaxy has quality', Tatami Galaxy is just a novel adaptation animated in un-appealing way. That's why it cannot sell. People will rather read novel then buying BD/DVD.

Plus, my entire point started when you said;
Failures? Failures at what? Failing to satisfy the needs of the majority market (otaku), yes, but failing to satisfy the other market, albeit, a small market, no. And hey, you said it yourself:
That's plain wrong. K-On satisfied both otaku and non-otaku population, regardless of which is the majority. Half-assed comments with single sentence helps nothing.

Mar 22, 2011 2:54 AM by ringoo4

xXC64Xx said:
Well, if they do make a happy-go-lucky version, I'll probably try watching some of it. It would be different from the original, but it would most likely still be enjoyable.


Pretty much exactly how I feel. Assuming the same people behind the current version are gonna be behind it, I have faith that it'll be worth watching.

Mar 22, 2011 2:07 AM by Niyari

Ginga-Bishoujo said:
I got trolled in the past
OOOHH I THINK I'M GENIUS I JUST FIGURED THIS WAS ANOTHER TROLL!!!ROFLMAOBBQ


Do you guy really think that they'll attemp the same trick twice?

Would anyone ever think they would attempt the same trick twice? It doesn't make sense does it? Well, maybe it does since lots of people would think like you. So yeah, they'd be trolled again!

Mar 22, 2011 1:01 AM by hontobaka

Mar 22, 2011 12:03 AM by MISTER_JIGGLES

and our slice-of-life Madoka starts now ^^

http://www.zerochan.net/486160

Mar 21, 2011 6:14 PM by AmberFebruary

I got trolled in the past
OOOHH I THINK I'M GENIUS I JUST FIGURED THIS WAS ANOTHER TROLL!!!ROFLMAOBBQ


Do you guy really think that they'll attemp the same trick twice?

Mar 21, 2011 3:59 PM by Shangetsu

I'd say I have to wait and see. I have no idea if he's being serious after the first info we had on Madoka anyway. For what I know, they could be trolling us once more...

Assuming we do get a happy slice-of-life... I don't really like the idea.

Mar 21, 2011 3:28 PM by hontobaka

ehh the dark theme is really Madoka Magicas strong point so im not sure how this will work out. But ill still watch it of course. I hope it turns out good tho.

Mar 21, 2011 2:36 PM by Hokuto_no_Fuzz

mrjiggles said:
@ringoo4

I'm not totally against Shinbo being $hinbo or otaku pandering shows. I'm just going with what you said.

ringoo4 said:
...whaaaa?..... Animators who do not aim for financial profit is are elitists and failures; they should all go to hell.
Failures? Failures at what? Failing to satisfy the needs of the majority market (otaku), yes, but failing to satisfy the other market, albeit, a small market, no. And hey, you said it yourself:
ringoo4 said:
Consumer's need must be the first priority for any animators.

ringoo4 said:
implying only moe lovers are consumers*


Exactly

Now elitists? That's just silly.
*lol otaku is majority market?... >_>*

Yes, truly successful animation is when that animation affects both otaku and non-otaku population as well. Bakemonogatari is good example. Why? Its godly sales were not just by otaku; its because it appealed other populations such as 1. Female anime fans 2. Light novel readers 3. Nishioishin fans. If Otaku population was really the only profitable market in Japan, K-On should've beaten average volume sale for Bakemonogatari already.

What I was also saying Otakus aren't that of tasteless person as you are implying. They do know what quality is, and they buy what they think is good. Some animation producer might assume 'omg otaku only wants moe moe so I will make k-on copycat!!!'. What I was saying is, that's a huge mistake. You are assuming that aiming to make 'deep animation' is equal to aiming for minority market. That's simply wrong.

Example of elitist? Yamakan is included in those fag animators who says 'animators who listen to consumer = shit'. We also have that loud mouthed Baskatttsuuu director who got sacked for doing whatever he wants and blows budget.

ringoo4 said:
Quality series follow on when it pinpoints what consumers truly wants.


Going by that, K-ON! is the epitome of quality anime.
lol, again, you definitely have misunderstanding on what 'otaku buying power' is... but I won't repeat.

K-On is indeed quality animation, even I, who hates that series much as other haters, have to agree with it. Something that centers 100% purity of moeness was unheard of, and K-On did it without single pantsu shot or major sexual shits.

However, my opinion never was 'following consumers need = quality' anyway. I said it's quality that 'FOLLOWS ON' if they also follow consumers well..

Mar 21, 2011 1:03 AM by ringoo4

I don't think that that's a good idea....

Mar 21, 2011 12:20 AM by Hikari-chyan

The cast of Madoka is only made interesting because of the situations they are put in. Take that all away, and they are very uninspired, cookie-cutter characters. Thirteen episodes of Meduka and crew would be about as exciting as braille manga.

The last thing this industry needs is another cute girls fan-pandering shit fest.

Mar 20, 2011 11:16 PM by fantastic

not sure I'd want to see something like this since Madoka is such a good series on its own. I'd rather see them work on something else :/

Mar 20, 2011 10:44 PM by panda_general

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