Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Anime First Trailer Sparkles with Magical Girl Goodness
Series will be wished onto Japanese TV screens in January 2020
Puella Magi Madoka Magica mobile game Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story’s first trailer was streamed on September 8. The trailer debuted during the game’s Magica Day celebration, giving fans a taste of that sweet nectar of entropy that we all crave and when we can expect the full series to debut.
The trailer gives a glimpse of what to expect from the highly anticipated follow-up to the Puella Magi Madoka Magica film series. No doubt the anime series will follow the plot of the games with tweaks to fit into an anime series format. The synopsis from the game is:
“The new heroine of Magia Record is Iroha, a magical girl on the hunt for her missing sister Ui in Kamihama. Also in Kamihama is Madoka, who's searching for the similarly-missing Homura.”
Staff members from across the Puella Magi Madoka Magica franchise return for the spin off series. These include:
- Gekidan Inu Curry as both the Chief Director and Series Script Supervisor
- Yukihiro Miyamoto as and Assistant Director
- Junichiro Taniguchi returning as Chief Animation Director and Character Designer
- Nobuhiro Sugiyama and Hiroki Yamamura as the other Chief Animation Directors
- Takashi Hashimoto as Action Director
- Ken Naito as Art Director
- Hitoshi Hibino as the Color Artist
- Yoshiaki Ito, Akihisa Takano, and Kana Miyai as the Main Animators
- Koji Tsuchiya as the Director of Photography
- Hisato Shima as CG Director
- Akiyuki Shinbo as Animation Supervisor
For music, Yota Tsuruoka is directing while Takumi Ozawa is composing. The OP – heard in the above trailer – is "Gomakashi" (Deception), which is being performed by anisong trio TrySail, and the ED is being sung by masked duo ClariS, with the song unnamed for now.
The cast for the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story are:
- Momo Asakura as Iroha Tamaki
- Aoi Yuki as Madoka Kaname
- Sora Amamiya as Yachiyo Nanami
- Shiina Natsukawa as Tsuruno Yui
- Ayane Sakura as Felicia Mitsuki
- Yui Ogura as Sana Futaba
- Mikako Komatsu as Momoko Togame
- Ayaka Ohashi as Kaede Akino
- Kaori Ishihara as Rena Minami
- Kana Hanazawa as Kuroe
Kuroe is a new character for the anime, being voiced by anime voice acting legend Kana Hanazawa. The cast from the original Puella Magi Madoka Magica series are expected to return in some capacity. The animation for the series will once again be helmed by Shaft.
The key visual for Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story was tweeted out by the anime's twitter account.
The series will be launching on Japanese TV screens in January 2020.
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs the YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza and posts photo of his travels on Instagram.