TIME OF THE SEASON XX – Winter 2020: MAGIA RECORD: Puella Magi MADOKA MAGICA Side Story

About 9 years ago, a magical girl show that most thought was just cute and harmless at first, would end impacting the anime world forever…..and then it got 2 compilation movies, a third one that we wonder WTF and some mobile games/manga following that.

And this anime is based off a manga of that.

We go into the world of Madoka Magica again as this is…… Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story.

Damn, that’s a mouthful.
“Side Story is actually Gaiden!”
STILL LONG, FUCKER!!

Chief Director: Gekidan Inu Curry

Series Composition: Gekidan Inu Curry

Music: Takumi Ozawa

Original Character Design: Ume Aoki

Character Design: Junichirō Taniguchi

Art Director: Ken Naito

Chief Animation Director:

Hiroki Yamamura

Junichirō Taniguchi

Nobuhiro Sugiyama

Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka

Cgi Director: Hisato Shima

Director of Photography: Kōji Tsuchiya

 

Animation Production: SHAFT

 

Internet Streaming:

AnimeLab (Australia and New Zealand; timed exclusive)

Crunchyroll (Sub version streaming one week after FunimationNOW)

FUNimation Entertainment (Timed Exclusive)

HIDIVE (Sub version streaming one week after FunimationNOW)

Wakanim.tv (Nordic countries)

Licensed by: Aniplex of America

 

Plot Summary: 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. 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 City, the city where Magical Girls and Uwasa are gathering.

First Thoughts: So going into this show, it’s a stand-alone thing since none of the original characters aside from Kyubey are here. It does follow the formula that worked on the original series with the weird, abstract production designs from SHAFT doing their usual thing and I thought they got Yuki Kajiura back for the score but— nah, she’s still doing that other show and while I’ll say that this is cool and all…..I wasn’t exactly all that “OMG ITZ SO AMAZE AND S–”

OK, then again, the original got wild around episode 3 and I wasn’t exactly into that show yet but now…..yeah, I see the shit coming but hey, it’s kinda interesting to watch especially with the rumors of magical girls on the horizon.

Yeah, I’ll CONTINUE WEEKLY with this.

 

I’m MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid and wow, Kyubey got a big head on his shoulders.

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