New Madoka Magica Show Considered After 3rd Film
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Writer Gen Urobuchi revealed in a Sports Hochi newspaper interview published on Tuesday that the Puella Magi Madoka Magica staff is considering a new television series after the third film, as well as more films. In Sports Hochi's extra issue dedicated to Madoka Magica, he said that plans for a half-year (two kūru or cours) series are being considered.
Urobuchi added that he would like to bring in new writers for the hypothetical new series. He explained that if new writers are not brought in and if he was no longer around, there may not be another Madoka project: "I think the story should outlive its creators."
Urobuchi had already revealed in the theatrical pamphlet for Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal that the third film, with its all-new plot, will not be the end of the Madoka Magica story. In Sports Hochi, Urobuchi said that the third film's story coincidentally matches the lyrics to Kalafina's television ending theme song "Magia," if one examines them carefully.
Spoiler (highlight the following white text to read) [Earlier in the interview, Urobuchi noted that the Madoka Magica television anime's Gekidan Inu Curry artists are collaborating on the witches in the new third film. ]
Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Shinpen: Hangyaku no Monogatari (Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie New [Arc]: Rebellion [Story]) will open next year. Aniplex of America and Eleven Arts are screening the first two films in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston, and San Francisco, starting this Friday. The films are also playing in 13 other cities in seven other countries this year.
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