Madoka Magica Writer Urobuchi: It Hasn't Ended Yet
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In the audio commentary that ran during the final episode's ending credits on the sixth Puella Magi Madoka Magica Blu-ray/DVD volume, writer Gen Urobuchi discussed his thoughts for the story afterwards with the cast:
Urobuchi: I haven't been working in animation very long, but they let me do the project the way I wanted, so I really enjoyed it … So, to give my gratitude to everyone on staff for letting me do as I please, I'm doing my best on what's next.
Cast: A second season? A second season?
Cast: Madoka's …
Cast: No, no …
Urobuchi: I think I can announce it someday, but I'm trying hard to squeeze the ideas out of my mind. I'm doing my best.
Cast: It's got to be a different ending, such as a parallel world from this one, right? It'll have to be … I guess. Is it possible that we can see such a world? I'm looking forward to it.
Urobuchi: Well, I feel it hasn't ended here, not yet.
In a magazine interview published in March, director Akiyuki Shinbo revealed that he wanted to do a "Madoka 2" project as a side story to the anime series. He added that if he can, he would like to do a second season or a side story of their characters' daily lives.
The anime ended in Japan on April 21 after being pre-empted out of "self-restraint" in the aftermath of the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake (Higashi Nihon Daishinsai) disaster. Aniplex of America will be releasing the anime in English.
[Via Moe Ota-News Sokuhō]