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Shaft's New Original Anime 'Prism Nana' Announced

by dtshyk
Aug 1, 2012 5:52 AM | 225 Comments
Anime production studio Shaft has announced a new original anime project "Prism Nana". The details of the project will be revealed at Comiket 82.

Prism Nana official website
Character designs 1, 2, 3, 4

Magical Suite Prism Nana on MAL

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This is not an anime. This is a panchinko machine.

Let this shit die.

Jul 30, 2013 11:00 PM by SolviteWoTaberu

there is a new video in prism nana website,, is it the new PV 08?
there is no information about it,,
but in the video it says C84 (i think it's mean "Comiket 84" right?) booth 221.

[qoute]http://www.prism-nana.com/

some site says it's Pilot PV 08
http://www.acfun.tv/v/ac759063


can anyone confirm? :3

Jul 30, 2013 10:52 PM by deezet34

I heard this was just a promo for a music CD, not an actual anime. I hope that isn't true.

Jul 8, 2013 9:04 AM by ThisIsDK

guess I will give a try since it is shaft...

Jun 21, 2013 5:55 AM by groundfish

^ At least they have been adding pilot PVs and interviews at the official website. The most recent one (PV7) was added in April. So people may want to check that website from time to time for new contents.

Jun 20, 2013 1:00 PM by symbv

I'm a sucker for Magical Girl type animes and this is looking like one, so I'm definitely going to give it a go.
I'd prefer if it wasn't like Madoka, but meh.

Jun 20, 2013 6:27 AM by marx-chan

Wow, I've been waiting for this for a while. I'm looking forward to this.

Jun 19, 2013 10:14 PM by Misha-Marches

one thing shaft can promise us

Mind f***ing

Jun 19, 2013 1:28 PM by hazarddex

Lol everyone's going to watch it, because it's SHAFT

Jun 19, 2013 1:11 PM by shiawase-png

dreznovk said:

The only information beside premise and PV staff that i heard is a pachinko machine with the same name 'Magical Suite Prism Nana TS' is being made, what to conclude from this is still uncertain (this project is either a pachinko machine promo or at least the pachinko company is involved).


That and fans were able to recognize Eri Kitamura's voice as the blue haired girl (shocker!)

Jan 10, 2013 9:19 AM by RLinksoul

symbv said:
A K-On mahou shoujo would be nice.

I prefer it somewhere between Nanoha and Madoka, K-On is too laid back for me.
RLinksoul said:
The lack of any real information on this show at this point is ridiculous. If Mr. Healing Writer shows up on the staff list I'm jumping ship.

The only information beside premise and PV staff that i heard is a pachinko machine with the same name 'Magical Suite Prism Nana TS' is being made, what to conclude from this is still uncertain (this project is either a pachinko machine promo or at least the pachinko company is involved).

Jan 10, 2013 9:14 AM by dreznovk

RLinksoul said:
The lack of any real information on this show at this point is ridiculous. If Mr. Healing Writer shows up on the staff list I'm jumping ship.


The fact that any real production of this thing is stalled "till a certain other SHAFT production finishes" is pretty telling.

AT this point i am pretty much expecting Prism Nana to be nothing more than a viral marketing for Madoka 2(the same way H.Kojima did with MGS continuation being teased in viral marketing of a trailer of a fake game from a fake game company)

Jan 10, 2013 9:01 AM by Ahenshihael

The lack of any real information on this show at this point is ridiculous. If Mr. Healing Writer shows up on the staff list I'm jumping ship.

Jan 10, 2013 8:47 AM by RLinksoul

Dalek-baka said:
Fai said:
This will either be greatest thing ever (ala Madoka) or the worst thing ever(99% of the rest of magical girl genre) and frankly I STILL have no idea on which will it be.

in before Urobuchi Gen
But welllll.... 99% of remaining magical girls show are just way of selling toys to little girls (with older fans as some minority) - so comparing those with Madoka is not best thing to do (still one could do it with HeartCatch Precure, that one which Gen said he liked btw).
Different target group, therefore storytelling and plot.

I would just like it to be better than Nanoha or Madoka - there is not many adult-oriented MG shows so any of those is welcome as long as it's good.


Hence the 1%.

Nanoha is decent although its basically Gundam in disguise of mahou shoujo genre.

I am basically hoping that SHAFT wont' resort to creating a mindless pointless fanservice show(way too many of those around lately) and actually has some sort of a plan for this one. Currently it can go either way.

symbv said:
A K-On mahou shoujo would be nice.


Sir.. Get. Out.

Jan 10, 2013 7:49 AM by Ahenshihael

Gatwick said:
As much as I love the Mahou Shoujo genre, I really hope this doesn't turn out to be as terribad as Madoka.
I love Mahou Shoujo, but I also hope this doesn't turn out to be (godly awesome) Madoka. A K-On mahou shoujo would be nice.

Jan 10, 2013 6:55 AM by symbv

Fai said:
This will either be greatest thing ever (ala Madoka) or the worst thing ever(99% of the rest of magical girl genre) and frankly I STILL have no idea on which will it be.

in before Urobuchi Gen
But welllll.... 99% of remaining magical girls show are just way of selling toys to little girls (with older fans as some minority) - so comparing those with Madoka is not best thing to do (still one could do it with HeartCatch Precure, that one which Gen said he liked btw).
Different target group, therefore storytelling and plot.

I would just like it to be better than Nanoha or Madoka - there is not many adult-oriented MG shows so any of those is welcome as long as it's good.

Jan 10, 2013 5:45 AM by Dalek-baka

As much as I love the Mahou Shoujo genre, I really hope this doesn't turn out to be as terribad as Madoka.

Jan 10, 2013 4:38 AM by Gatwick

Looks like such a mediocrity Why the fuck not.

Jan 9, 2013 10:36 AM by Elesh

Let's see what shaft has in store for us ^^

Jan 9, 2013 8:42 AM by Nanofox

HauntingShock said:
I'm kinda confused though... The character design looks different in the PVs? or are those really different characters?

And yes, I do know that there are 2 different directors working on each PV alternatively.


Every PV has an entirely different production staff, that includes character designers, directors, animators, etc.

Jan 9, 2013 4:52 AM by Ahenshihael

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