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Madoka Magica Spawns Live-Action Comedy with Shokotan

posted on by Egan Loo
2channel founder Hiroyuki Nishimura, model/actress Hatsune Matsushima play Homura, Sayaka

Nico Nico Douga announced a live-action comedy movie, loosely inspired by the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime, with singer/actress Shoko Nakagawa ("Shokotan") as Madoka, 2channel founder and Nico Nico Douga director Hiroyuki Nishimura as Homura, model/actress Hatsune Matsushima (Akihabara @ DEEP) as Sayaka, [email protected] as Mami and Dwango executive Takeshi Natsuno as Kyubey. Below is the trailer for Magica Shirabe:

Nico Nico made the announcement at midnight on April 1 and added that Nakagawa had joined the company that runs Nico Nico — leading many to believe that the live-action project was just an April Fools' Day joke. However, the live-action project will actually debut at the Nico Nico Chōkaigi convention on April 28 and 29 as the fifth "Nico Nico the Movie." Hisanori Yoshida, a radio announcer and a performer of the traditional Japanese comedy storytelling rakugo, helped create the project.

Nakagawa will reveal more about the project on Wednesday evening during her regular Nico Nico Live program Shokotan no User Nama (Kōshiki).

Source: My Navi News

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