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Madoka Magica Producer, Director Still Interested in Making More

posted on by Eric Stimson
Character fan disks, slice-of-life anime suggested

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

[Via Yaraon!; Images from Puella Magi Madoka Magica offical site and Manga Time Kirara Magica]

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