MAGIA RECORD: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA SIDE STORY Heads to Funimation, Crunchyroll, and HIDIVE in January
Unravel the mysteries of Kamihama City and meet the new generation of Magical Girls from beloved PUELLA MAGI MADOKA franchise
Source: Aniplex of America press release
Official Site: anime.magireco.com (Japan), magiarecord-animeusa.com (US)
Special Thanks to Aiko Makino
The wait is finally over as the latest addition to the PUELLA MAGI MADOKA series begins with the highly anticipated premiere of MAGIA RECORD: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA SIDE STORY (マギアレコード 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ外伝, Magia Rekōdo: Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika Gaiden) on January 4th on Funimation Now and January 11th on Crunchyroll and HIDIVE. The creative team behind the beloved series that revolutionized the magical girl genre returns with Akiyuki Shimbou, chief director of the PUELLA MAGI MADOKA series and movie, serving as animation supervisor and studio SHAFT (March comes in like a lion, MOMOGATARI series) handling the animation production. Gekidan InuCurry (Doroinu) takes over as chief director and series composition, while aokiume is credited for providing the original main character concepts, and Junichiro Taniguchi returns as character designer and chief animation director.
The series is based on the story featured in the mobile game by the same name, which was released in the U.S. and Canada on App Store and Google Play in June of 2019. Viewers are invited to meet a new generation of Magical Girls as they unravel the mysteries of Kamihama City and the dark truth behind the rumors spreading amongst the Magical Girls.
At the center of the series is Iroha Tamaki, voiced by Momo Asakura (HIGH SCHOOL FLEET, KAGUYA-SAMA: LOVE IS WAR) from the girl group TrySail, in search of the wish that turned her into a Magical Girl. On her journey, she encounters fellow Magical Girls Yachiyo Nanami and Yui Tsuruno, voiced by fellow TrySail members Sora Amamiya (ALDNOAH ZERO, AKAME GA KILL!) and Shina Natsukawa (HIGH SCHOOL FLEET, INTERVIEW WITH MONSTER GIRLS). Ayane Sakura (Is the order a rabbit?, CHARLOTTE), Yui Ogura (GOBLIN SLAYER, YUUNA AND THE HAUNTED HOT SPRINGS ), and Mikako Komatsu (NISEKOI, EROMANGA SENSEI) lend their voices to the Magical Girls Felicia Mitsuki, Sana Futaba, and Momoko Togame respectively, alongside Emiri Kato (MONOGATARI series, BLACK BUTLER) who returns to the franchise as her iconic character, Kyubey.
TrySail has been tasked with performing the opening theme song “Gomakashi” accompanied by the ending theme song “Alicia,” performed by ClariS.
For more information on the series, please visit magiarecord-animeusa.com.
About MAGIA RECORD: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA SIDE STORY
In exchange for the fulfillment of a wish, Magical Girls keep fighting, unbeknownst to the rest of the world.
But Iroha Tamaki can’t seem to remember her wish.
“When I became a Magical Girl, what did I wish for again?”
There is a gaping hole in her life.
Something important has been lost.
But she continues to fight every day, without even knowing why…
Then, a rumor begins to spread among Magical Girls.
“Magical Girls can be saved if they go to Kamihama.”
Kamihama City, the city where Magical Girls and Uwasa are gathering.
The story of Iroha Tamaki, in search of her lost wish, begins…
Original Story: Magica Quartet
Chief Director/Series Composition: Gekidan InuCurry (Doroinu)
Original Main Character Concepts: aokiume
Assistant Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto
Character Design/Chief Animation Director: Junichiro Taniguchi
Chief Animation Directors: Nobuhiro Sugiyama, Hiroki Yamamura
Action Director: Takashi Hashimoto
Main Animators: Yoshiaki Ito, Akihisa Takano, Kana Miyai
Art Director: Ken Naito
Color Setting: Hitoshi Hibino
Editor: Rie Matsubara
CG Director: Hisato Shima
Director of Photography: Koji Tsuchiya
Screenplay in Association with ELSEWARE
Music: Takumi Ozawa
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Animation Supervisor: Akiyuki Shimbou
Animation Production: SHAFT
Iroha Tamaki: Momo Asakura
Yachiyo Nanami: Sora Amamiya
Yui Tsuruno: Shina Natsukawa
Felicia Mitsuki: Ayane Sakura
Sana Futaba: Yui Ogura
Momoko Togame: Mikako Komatsu
Kaede Akino: Ayaka Ohashi
Rena Minami: Kaori Ishihara
Kuroe: Kana Hanazawa
Small Kyubey: Emiri Kato
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America, Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex, Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a division of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan), Inc., and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. The company’s ever-growing lineup of shows includes SWORD ART ONLINE, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: BROTHERHOOD, FATE/STAY NIGHT [UNLIMITED BLADE WORKS], FATE/ZERO, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, March comes in like a lion, BLUE EXORCIST, KILL la KILL, Gurren Lagann, MONOGATARI series, anohana -The Flower We Saw That Day-, CELLS AT WORK!, THE PROMISED NEVERLAND, and DEMON SLAYER: KIMETSU NO YAIBA. In 2017, the company released the English version of the popular mobile game, FATE/GRAND ORDER, followed by the release of mobile game, MAGIA RECORD: PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA SIDE STORY’s English version in the U.S. and Canada in June of 2019.