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Madoka Magica Staff Comments


Picture from AkibaOS (@AkibaOS)
You’ve probably heard of this new SHAFT project by now, with its strange (but winning) combination of creators, and the one factor who promises to bring them all together, Akiyuki Shinbo. Having been jokingly called “Chidamari Sketch (血だまりスケッチ) because of the strange pairing of Aoki Ume (Author of Hidamari Sketch, a laid-back slice of life story with extremely cute characters) , and Urobuchi Gen (Best known as the main scenario writer of Nitro+ works Saya no Uta and Phantom), Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica may be the next great thing out of SHAFT.

Details are yet to be released, but the website has been launched yesterday, announcing the addition of composer Kajiura Yuki and Kishida Takahiro to the already-stellar lineup. Also on the site are comments from the staff, which follow after the jump.


Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
This is the first original project I’ve had a chance to work on in a long time. As work progresses, I feel the potential this project has. I think we can create a new kind of Magical Girl series! I’m anticipating the final product myself. Putting trust in the staff, I hope to challenge this.

Scenario: Urobuchi Gen (Nitro+)
I’ve been entrusted with the task of series composition and scenario writing, and on top of that, I have the pressure of working with figures like Akiyuki Shinbo and Aoki Ume, but I’ll try my best to deliver to you a story that would warm your heart!

Character Design: Aoki Ume
I’ve had the pleasure of going through the impressive storyboards from SHAFT along the exciting scripts by Urobuchi-san, but is it really fine to throw my style into the mix…? As I fretted over this, I’m enjoying drawing for the series. Seems like it’ll become a new taste! (Note: She is comparing the mix of staff to cooking).

Animation: SHAFT
SHAFT’s new project for the year 2011 will be a Magical Girl-themed original series. The scenario and character designs are wonderfully done. From now, our staff will put their best effort into making Madoka. Please wait in anticipation for the newest Magical Girls!

Lastly, from the Madoka Magica twitter account (@madoka_magica), a comment from Urobuchi:

Twitter - 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ- いよいよ公式HPオープンですね。皆さんの心の宝物にし ..._1288319276155 (Custom)

The website is up now. I hope to create a wonderful story that will be memorable for everyone. Regards (Urobuchi).

Wonderful and heartwarming aren’t exactly Urobuchi’s style, so i wonder what he means by that. Still, as a fan of Hidamari Sketch, Nitro+, and SHAFT, I’m really looking forward to this!


4 Comments so far

  1. Xak October 29th, 2010 11:46 am

    Shinbou Akiyuki! Kajiura Yuki! <3

    and the trailer reminds me of Nitroplus' Azanael teaser for some reason…

  2. Xak October 29th, 2010 12:51 pm

    Shinbou Akiyuki x SHAFT x Kajiura Yuki!!!


  3. Xak January 22nd, 2011 4:03 pm

    and now we know…


  4. ume January 22nd, 2011 7:49 pm

    I bet he was sniggering when he wrote that comment!

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