Madoka Magica 10th Anniversary Project Announced – New Illustrations, Check Out The Comments From Gen Urobuchi And Staff
A special page for the 10th anniversary of Puella Magi Madoka Magica was opened, with messages from Aoi Yuki, Gen Urobuchi, Akiyuki Shinbo and more.
TV anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica started airing on January 7, 2011, and a new project has just started to celebrate its 10th anniversary. With a commemorative logo, and a new commemorative illustration by MadoMagi chara designer Ume Aoki. Known for her distinctive style with wideface, Ume Aoki is the mangaka of Hidamari Sketch and also published several doujinshi in the past with her circle apricot+.
Moreover, a Puella Magi Madoka Magica 10th anniversary page was opened. Starting January 14, commemorative illustrations for the 10th anniversary of Puella Magi Madoka Magica will be regularly published on the official page. The illustrations will be from various illustrators and mangaka.
Further developments will be announced at a later date. We don’t know yet if the Madoka Magica 10th anniversary project project will include a new anime or something else.
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Puella Magi Madoka Magica 10th anniversary – Messages from staff
Director Akiyuki Shinbo: “It has been 10 years since Madoka Magica started as a TV series in 2011. I want to thank everyone who supported us for 10 years. And I hope you will keep supporting us from now on. I’d be happy if we could have some developments for the 10th anniversary!”
Scriptwriter Gen Urobuchi: “10 years. Thinking about it, the world is going through a turbulent era. To the point we got a life-sized, supposedly unmovable Gundam statue to get moving. As the days pass by, it’s becoming harder and harder to recollect those times when there were no smartphone games, no gacha, and no Uber Eats. And yet, I clearly remember the excitement I’d feel going at Shaft’s conference room, writing the scripts. I’m incredibly happy to see the series still beloved, as it’s celebrating its 10th anniversary.”
Character designer Ume Aoki: “Thanks for celebrating the 10th anniversary of Puella Magi Madoka Magica! Even after the TV series ended, we got movies, games, manga, goods (I’m super grateful to all the staff!) so Madoka Magica kept going for 10 years. Thanks to everyone supporting us! I hope the 10th anniversary will be the occasion to give back to everyone who supported us. I’ll do my best!!”
Shaft president Mitsutoshi Kubota: “We kept going back and forth between expectations and anxiety until the broadcast began in January 2011. For the Shaft staff and myself, it all feels like yesterday. Even know I still think about the scenes and characters, and if we did the right choices or not. This is a privilege you only get when making an original anime. Lastly, I am incredibly grateful to the fans who supported us.”
Madoka Kaname seiyuu Aoi Yuki: “Thank you for loving Puella Magi Madoka Magica for 10 years. The feelings I felt when I first met Madoka 10 years ago, and the emotions I received when voicing her, are all still part of myself even now, and the energy supporting me. I’ve grown up considerably since then, so I think I’d discover new feelings within myself watching it again now. I would be very happy if Puella Magi Madoka Magica kept existing in your hearts.”
Madoka Magica had several game adaptations in the past:
- Madoka Magica Portable, released on March 15, 2012 on PSP in Japan.
- Madoka Magica Mobage, a mobile gacha game on the Mobage platform. It closed down on November 18, 2012.
- Madoka Magica Online, a free to play browser game which closed down on May 28, 2015.
- Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Battle Pentagram, an action game released on PlayStation Vita on December 19, 2013 in Japan. It was developed by Artdink.
- Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, the ongoing mobile gacha game that launched in August 2017.
Chiyomaru Shikura, the author of Steins;Gate, recently mentioned he’d like to make a Madoka Magica game one day. Currently, Magia Record is quite popular (in Japan, as the global version was quickly closed and in a disrespectful way to the fans who spent money on it). And seeing how the mobile market is thriving compared to the game market in Japan, it’s unlikely we’ll get a new Madoka Magica console game soon. However, it’s definitely possible a new anime will get announced. We’ll be sure to tell you if it happens.