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Madoka Magica Side Story Anime Heads to Funimation, Crunchyroll, and HIDIVE

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Aniplex of America revealed its plans for the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Side Story anime, which is based on the mobile game of the same name. The series is set to debut on Funimation Now on January 4, followed by Crunchyroll and HIDIVE on January 11.

Magia Record has the creative staff behind the original anime back in action, including chief director Akiyuki Shimbou—who acts as animation supervisor this time around—at anime studio SHAFT. Gekidan InuCurry is chief director and series composition writer, aokiume is credited for original main character concepts, and Junichiro Taniguchi returns as character designer and chief animation director.

The official website is now live.

Trailer:

Synopsis:

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…

STAFF

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 

CAST

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

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