Madoka Magica Producer, Director Still Interested in Making More
posted on by Eric Stimson
Although the Puella Magi Madoka Magica film series concluded in 2013 with Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion, the series' producer, Atsuhiro Iwakami, and director, Akiyuki Simbo, seem reluctant to let the story go. In an interview recently printed in volume 19 of Manga Time Kirara Magica, a manga magazine devoted entirely to the Madoka Magica franchise, they had new ideas for where to go with the series.
SIMBO: I want to do something connected with this in the future.
IWAKAMI: I want to make something like fan disks. We did one before for Hidamari Sketch. For Madoka Magica I think it would be good to do one for each character, and have new pictures of each one.
SIMBO: Later I'd like to make an anime of Tomoe Mami no Heibon na Nichijō [Editor's note: Tomoe Mami no Heibon na Nichijō (Mami Tomoe's Ordinary Everyday Life) is a manga that Mai Arata and Magica Quartet launched in Manga Time Kirara Magica in 2012. The manga centers on Mami as an unmarried 30-something.]
IWAKAMI: I still get in touch with Shaft's [Mitsutoshi] Kubota, [Gen] Urobuchi and Ume Aoki on a regular basis, and even now, Madoka Magica keeps coming up. We keep saying we want to do something, but nothing concrete has come out of it yet.
SIMBO: The new editions concluded the story, but we still haven't made enough. We still have the feeling that we haven't drunk enough.
Several manga spin-offs of Madoka Magica are still running, including Myama's Mitakihara Anti-Materials, Mei Aota's Fuwatto Madoka, and Puella Magi Tart Magica: The Legend of Jeanne d'Arc, which re-imagines Joan of Arc as a magical girl.
Clarification added, thanks Juno016
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