Madoka Magica/Fate/Durarara Creators Unite on Red Dragon
posted on by Egan Loo
During this weekend's episode of the Fate/Zero anime, a commercial aired to announce Red Dragon, a collaborative "role-playing fiction" story from the creators of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Type-Moon's Fate franchise, Durarara, Rental Magica, and other popular works.
The five participants are Gen Urobuchi (Phantom ~Requiem for the Phantom~, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Fate/Zero), Kinoko Nasu (Kara no Kyōkai - the Garden of sinners, Fate/stay night, Lunar Legend Tsukihime), Izuki Kōgyoku (Mimizuku to Yoru no Ō, Mama, Garden Lost), Simadoriru (illustrator), and Ryohgo Narita (Baccano!, Durarara!!). Each participant created a character to guide through six nights of tabletop role-playing game sessions devised by "fiction master" Makoto Sanda (Rental Magica).
Sanda was once part of Group SNE, the famous creative unit that made the Record of Lodoss War franchise. Like Red Dragon, Group SNE initially created Lodoss as a series of role-playing game sessions. The creators then turned their campaign transcripts into a series of novels that spawned anime, manga, and more.
Sanda designed the Red Dragon world with Kiyomune Miwa (Fate/Stay night, Rental Magica collaborator) and Ukyō Kodachi (Macross Frontier novels). Hitoshi Sakimoto (Final Fantasy XII, Tactics Ogre, The Tower of Druaga: the Aegis of Uruk) is composing the music. Katsushi Ota, the editor best known for Kodansha's literary magazine Faust, is producing the project.
The website Sai-zen-sen will begin serializing the compiled transcripts of the Red Dragon role-playing sessions in late January.
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