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'Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden' Gets Second Season

by Vindstot
Mar 28, 2020 8:50 AM | 29 Comments
The 13th and final episode of Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story) ended with announcement on Sunday that a second season for the anime series is in production.

Synopsis
Rumor has it that if a young girl strikes a bargain with a white fairy, it will grant any wish her heart desires. However, in exchange, she will become a magical girl and must put her life on the line to slay fearsome and ferocious witches.

Iroha Tamaki, a kind-hearted middle schooler from Takarazaki City, is living proof that these rumors are true. Armed with a magical crossbow and the ability to heal injuries, Iroha seeks out the labyrinths where witches hide and defeats them before they can prey on humans. Yet Iroha has no memory of her wish, and even Kyuubey, the white fairy himself, seems to have no idea what Iroha requested of him.

One day, Iroha hears rumors of a city where "magical girls can be saved," and finds herself on a sunset train to Kamihama City. Unfortunately, she discovers that the witches in Kamihama are far more powerful than usual. After veteran magical girl Yachiyo Nanami is forced to save her, Iroha vows to never return. But when a chance encounter with a tiny Kyuubey seems to trigger distant memories, Iroha is compelled to investigate the mysterious city despite the danger. [Written by MAL Rewrite]

The television series, originally scheduled for last year, debuted in Japan on January 5. Aniplex of America licensed the anime in North America and streamed it with subtitles on Crunchyroll, Funimation, and HIDIVE.

Gekidan Inu Curry (Goku Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei opening director), an animation writer unit comprised of ex-Gainax animator Ayumi Shiraishi and 2D artist Yousuke Anai, served as the chief director and handled the series composition at Shaft. Yukihiro Miyamoto (Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica) acted as the assistant director.

Other production staff include character designer Junichirou Taniguchi (Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai), chief animation director Nobuhiro Sugiyama (Nisekoi) and Hiroki Yamamura (Fate/Extra: Last Encore), and music composer Takumi Ozawa (Hidan no Aria).

Anisong trio TrySail, composed of voice actresses Momo Asakura, Sora Amamiya, and Shiina Natsukawa, performed the opening theme "Gomakashi." Female J-pop duo ClariS performed the ending theme "Alicia."

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 by Fujino Fuji in August 2018. Houbunsha published the third volume on February 4.

Announcement

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Source: Comic Natalie

Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden (TV) 2nd Season on MAL

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woah, thank god for 2nd season

Jul 1, 2020 9:12 AM by leobbo

I guess they're gonna make a second season for this than follow up with rebellion or the concept movie thing. I guess it makes sense though a lot of people play magireco, but I kinda just play for the cute anime gatcha game not much for the story. Just hope it's actually more story and less fanservice because ngl it's mainly that right now.

Jun 25, 2020 4:19 AM by Kanankyu

Imo first half was fucking awesome! And i cant wait for more adventure with my magical lesbians! And i really hope for a lesbian kiss between Iroha and Yachiyo,,,,YEEEES!! The lovebirds are so damn cute together!





Apr 12, 2020 4:11 AM by Yuri-Crusader

malvarez1 said:
LOL, the spin-off is getting more episodes then the main series.

It's simple because the story exists, unlike the main series.

Apr 3, 2020 10:11 PM by salarx

LOL, the spin-off is getting more episodes then the main series.

Apr 3, 2020 11:28 AM by malvarez1

Thank goodness they're doing a second season because this season was basically a character introduction. Hopefully, this next season will have more plot/the plot will move forward a little bit faster.

Apr 2, 2020 4:24 PM by Lime1

I'm happt MagiReco's getting a second season, we'll get to meet Nagi-tan and the others, and hopefully we'll see Karin in Alina's backstory!

Apr 1, 2020 5:51 PM by Campus_Press

Pshaw. Enough of this pleb tier magical girl franchise, just make a series with highscool Nanoha already!

Apr 1, 2020 12:13 PM by 7531590

Another 7 or below score coming right up.

Unpopular opinion? Yeah, right. More like the general consensus from this thread seeming to hail this series above the original Madoka series. Get back to Devil Homura and stop dicking around with this bullshit.

Mar 31, 2020 2:44 AM by OminousWrex

Sure why not. I'll be watching Madoka 2.0 when it'll come out.

Mar 29, 2020 8:21 PM by bend_over

ItsForResearch said:
Everyone is saying "Why is Magia Record getting more content but not the original series?"

Magia Record can get more content because it was planned to have more content,
so it can be expanded up through the Walpurgisnacht.


I may not like Magia Record the same way I love (and religiously watch) Madoka Magica, but I still really like Magia Record, so I'm happy to get a season 2.


Maybe Magia Record will play some part in the sequel of the original.

Mar 29, 2020 6:55 AM by salarx

This ain't surprising if I have to be honest ;; tho people kinda called it at the time so it should be gucci.

Mar 29, 2020 3:00 AM by removed-user

Everyone is saying "Why is Magia Record getting more content but not the original series?"

Magia Record can get more content because it was planned to have more content,
so it can be expanded up through the Walpurgisnacht.


I may not like Magia Record the same way I love (and religiously watch) Madoka Magica, but I still really like Magia Record, so I'm happy to get a season 2.

Mar 29, 2020 1:47 AM by ItsForResearch

I-for one-liked this series and more of it is most certainly welcome.

Mar 28, 2020 8:38 PM by zrdb

wow season 2 for this but not the original masterpiece madoka? insane..

Mar 28, 2020 2:45 PM by Kayle_x_Morgana

HaXXspetten said:
Wasn't this announced as a 2-cour originally and then changed to this format? Pretty sure this was planned to be 24-26 eps from the start

It was only a theory that it would be 2 cour originally, this is the first official confirmation

Mar 28, 2020 11:11 AM by Eroha

Wasn't this announced as a 2-cour originally and then changed to this format? Pretty sure this was planned to be 24-26 eps from the start

Mar 28, 2020 10:54 AM by HaXXspetten

Fario-P said:
What the hell, Magia Record gets a second season but yet no sign of a sequel to Rebellion?
Did the original mobage give Shaft a shitton of money or something, cuz I thought the fanbase had mixed opinions on this spin-off... anyway this is a genuine surprise. Didn't see the anime yet nor finish the original mobage, so idk how to feel about this.


Shaft has almost nothing to do with this getting a sequel much like they don't have with Madoka itself as they are the ones that invest less, with Aniplex and Houbunsha investing the most.

And the opinion of the west from the people who don't play the game doesn't really matter when the "second season" was already planned since the beginning and the anime is basically like Fate Go adaptation in a way.

Mar 28, 2020 10:45 AM by Shinobihost

Unpopular opinion

Magia Record > Madoka Magica

So I am happy with getting a second season.

Mar 28, 2020 10:30 AM by _Nette_

Catalano said:
they will bore us with another cour, great. So, where is that madoka movie 4?
It takes time to write it, give them a break. They'll tell you when they're ready, probably on the 10th anniversary or at the end of S2 .

Mar 28, 2020 10:27 AM by squirrvev