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.)
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).