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Aniplex Announces SHAFT's Original Anime Project [Update Oct 28]

by dtshyk
Oct 21, 2010 3:51 PM | 107 Comments
Aniplex aired a TV ad on MBS about their original anime project. The staff are as follows:

Director: Shinbo Akiyuki
Scenario: Urobuchi Gen
Character Design: Aoki Ume
Production Studio: SHAFT

More information will be revealed every week in TV ads to be aired within Togainu no Chi program.

Source: Sendenman Blog

Updated on Oct 28th
According to the cover of Megami Magazine December issue, the title of the new anime is "Mahou Shoujo Madoka ★ Magica".

Source: Megemi

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^ Their PV animations never should any important actions anyway. >_>... That's just their hyping techniques in order to hide as much content as possible

Jan 4, 2011 4:55 AM by ringoo4

^ Yeah, but the scenes are probably only from the first episode, who knows if the others aren't averagely animated.

Dec 31, 2010 3:29 AM by -Katsu-

^ They've already finished editing of 3~4 episodes when Shinbo did the latest interview.

Dec 30, 2010 10:22 PM by ringoo4

Before people are acting surprised that this actually has good animation; many SHAFT first episodes have really good animation, only to go back to their usual quality in the later episodes, especially Zan SZS and Hidamari x 356 first episodes were really amazing animated only to fail to impress in later episodes.

Dec 29, 2010 3:13 PM by -Katsu-

looks quite promising
but let see how it would turn out then XD

Dec 29, 2010 6:10 AM by sisore

PV at Comiket 79

Dec 29, 2010 1:30 AM by dtshyk

OrochiPL said:
First Badass Mahou Shoujo ever?

No.
Nanoha has a lot of badass moments.

Nov 26, 2010 1:30 PM by Madotsuki-san

OrochiPL said:
First Badass Mahou Shoujo ever?

That's what i exactly though

Nov 26, 2010 1:03 AM by villains

^ No, that's a false. :D

Nov 18, 2010 1:01 PM by ringoo4

Hanazawa Kana Again!!!!
http://i55.tinypic.com/r8zgcl.jpg

Nov 8, 2010 11:48 PM by zimno

HOLY SHIT -

THIS - IS - GOING - TO - BE - EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Never before did I came so hard.

I'm a big SHAFT fanboy and this truly makes me happy from the bottom of my heart.

Nov 8, 2010 11:32 AM by Andralamusia

First Badass Mahou Shoujo ever?

Nov 6, 2010 5:20 PM by OrochiPL

Leon-Gun said:
Kantarou said:
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Series Composition: Gen Urobuchi
Character Draft: Ume Aoki
Character Design: Kishida Takahiro
Music: Kajiura Yuki
Animation Production: SHAFT

THIS STAFF, HOLY SHIT THIS STAFF.
Shaft should stop giving all jobs to Shinbo though. It's part of the reason why everyone writes off SHAFT as a one-trick pony.


I thought Shaft = One trick pony. I mean, well, I still like them nontheless.

Hm, mahou shoujo? Eh, I'll give it a try. not interested though, but it's Shaft so...

Nov 5, 2010 6:34 AM by underMebius

The website has been updated.

- Character design for Madoka is revealed.

- Yuuki Aoi has been announced as the seiyuu for Kaname Madoka.
You can listen to the sample voice clips here:
http://www.madoka-magica.com/character/madoka.html

- Anime to begin airing in January.

- Watch the CM here:

Nov 4, 2010 5:02 PM by rlxme

I'm going to watch it solely because of Kajiura.

Nov 1, 2010 6:49 AM by Miya_F_Exia

ringoo4 said:
Leon-Gun said:
Kantarou said:
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Series Composition: Gen Urobuchi
Character Draft: Ume Aoki
Character Design: Kishida Takahiro
Music: Kajiura Yuki
Animation Production: SHAFT

THIS STAFF, HOLY SHIT THIS STAFF.
Shaft should stop giving all jobs to Shinbo though. It's part of the reason why everyone writes off SHAFT as a one-trick pony.
Nah, if you are true shaftard like me, these are absolutely not one-trick. They are just FABULOUS STYLE!!! DEATH TO ALL WHO SAYS ITS ONE-TRICK.
Well, even Bakemonogatari was pretty good to me, even with all it's animation detractors, so I myself don't mind. But SHAFT has more talented individuals too who deserve some spotlight.

That said, Kajiura Yuki on music + SHAFT is more than enough to spark my interest.

Oct 29, 2010 12:32 PM by Leon-Gun

Mahou Shoujo, ok, now I'm interested.

I want my magic girls even though it'll end up as propaganda.

Oct 29, 2010 12:10 PM by Hoppy

Leon-Gun said:
Kantarou said:
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Series Composition: Gen Urobuchi
Character Draft: Ume Aoki
Character Design: Kishida Takahiro
Music: Kajiura Yuki
Animation Production: SHAFT

THIS STAFF, HOLY SHIT THIS STAFF.
Shaft should stop giving all jobs to Shinbo though. It's part of the reason why everyone writes off SHAFT as a one-trick pony.
Nah, if you are true shaftard like me, these are absolutely not one-trick. They are just FABULOUS STYLE!!! DEATH TO ALL WHO SAYS ITS ONE-TRICK.

Oct 29, 2010 11:41 AM by ringoo4

WHAT THE ??!?! SHINBO

With Kajiyuki composing, I have no idea wtf this show will be like. Must watch.

Oct 28, 2010 10:41 PM by BasakaNZ

Kantarou said:
Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
Series Composition: Gen Urobuchi
Character Draft: Ume Aoki
Character Design: Kishida Takahiro
Music: Kajiura Yuki
Animation Production: SHAFT

THIS STAFF, HOLY SHIT THIS STAFF.
Shaft should stop giving all jobs to Shinbo though. It's part of the reason why everyone writes off SHAFT as a one-trick pony.

Oct 28, 2010 7:25 PM by Leon-Gun

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