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This page gathers a collection of tweets from staff members or otherwise "official" sources regarding the franchise. Please note depending on the chronology, there may be spoilers.

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[edit] Episodes

Chidamari Pre-Broadcast

Urobuchi Gen's tweets commenting on Chidamari and his early attempts to mislead people into thinking he had changed from his usual style of writing.
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Seeing that new work being called "Chidamari Sketch" makes my Heart Flower wither, but it's understandable if compared to "seeing only the name card of maid cafe's manager but not a glimpse of any maid." Looks like I will have to wait until character introductions… (Note: Heart Flower is a reference to Heartcatch Pretty Cure)
満を持しての新作が「血溜まりスケッチ」とか言われてて心の花が枯れそうな俺だけれど、「現状って経営者の名刺だけあってホールの女の子の顔が見えないメイド喫茶みたいなもんじゃなイカ」と窘められて納得する。キャラが紹介されるまでは……耐えて忍ぶしかないのぅ。
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
@minakichijapon Please think of me as a mischievous yankee kid that transferred to high school far away just to change himself from his middle school era…! (Note: minakichijapon is the author of Maria Holic)
@minakichijapon 中学でちょっぴりヤンチャしちゃったヤンキーが、わざわざ地元離れた高校で心機一転の再出発を計る心境を……想像していただきたい!

Chidamari

Urobuchi Gen's tweet claiming it's a false accusation to say the show is bloodspattered right before episode 3 airs.
akibablog
Original tweet
"Fate/Zero from the writer of currently bloodspattered TV anime [Chidamari], Urobuchi Gen-sensei" #akiba
「TVアニメも絶賛血だまってる虚淵玄先生のFate/Zero」#akiba http://twitpic.com/3r4mhr
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
@akibablog What's with that accusation!
@akibablog おのれ なんという いいがかりを!
k_hirohiro
Original tweet
@Butch_Gen Everything is so mixed-up... lol
@Butch_Gen なんかもういろいろごちゃ混ぜにw
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
@k_hirohiro Yeah, that's terrible! We still haven't shown even a single scene with bloodshed!
@k_hiroriro まだ今んとこ流血シーンなんてないのに、ひどいよね!
Picture posted by Urobuchi

Episode 3

Object that drops after the battle in Episode 3
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Regarding the object that drops onto a table next to Homura after episode 3's battle, it's clearly written on the storyboard as "part of the witch". Everybody is having their imagination work too much.
三話のバトル終了後、ほむらの隣のテーブルにボトリとなるアレ。コンテだとしっかり「魔女の身体の一部」と書いてあります。皆さんちょっと想像力逞しすぎなのよ!
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
See, here it is. http://yfrog.com/h8el8qxj
ほら、ね? http://yfrog.com/h8el8qxj
kotoriXP
Original tweet
Aw, I'm a bit relieved now (lol
やっべー、ちょっと救われた(w
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
@kotoriXP Many people seem disappointed, why is that!?
@kotoriXP でもなんだかガッカリしてる人の方が多いっぽいってどういうこと!?

Episode 6

Nitroplus representative director's reaction after watching Episode 6
digitarou
Original tweet
Watching Madoka Magica episode 6 a little faster [than anyone else]. Good job in many meanings. I recommend you to watch it while tweeting in real time.
一足早くまどかマギカ6話鑑賞。いろんな意味でグッジョブっす。ツイッター片手にリアルタイムで観るの推奨ですw

Episode 7

Nitroplus representative director's reaction after watching Episode 7.
digitarou
Original tweet
Watching episode 7 with everyone else. Is this shivering due to the room temperature or something else...
みんなで7話鑑賞。この身震いは部屋の寒さゆえか、なんなのか。。。

Episode 8

Nitroplus representative director's reaction to Episode 8
digitarou
Original tweet
Just finished watching... no comment orz
観賞完了。。。ノーコメントorz
digitarou
Original tweet
Let's try hard tomorrow. It's the best to get cheerful again.(・◇・)
明日も頑張って行こう!元気が一番!(・◇・)

Episode 11 and 12's delays

Urobuchi Gen's tweet regarding episode 11 delays directly after the earthquake.
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
I thought I didn't want to Tweet about Madoka again, but since the situation in the world is pretty gloomy, I should tweet so everyone can wipe out their unnecessarily pessimistic views.
もうtwitterではまどか絡みのことは呟くまいと心に決めていたのだけれど、世間は景気の悪い話題ばっかりだし、余計な悲観を防ぐためなら信条に背くのもやむなしと思って呟こう。
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
As for Shaft, they've been really working hard up to the last minute in order to improve the quality of the work. For the past few episodes, I've received the episode sample on broadcast night for Kansai. In other words, a few hours before the actual broadcast.
シャフトさんはね、本当にいつもギリギリのギリギリまで粘りに粘って映像のクオリティ上げてくれてるのですよ。それこそウチに白箱が届くのって、ここんとこ数回分は毎回、関西放送日の夜ですよ。つまりオンエア数時間前なわけですよ。
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Within this critical timeframe, this earthquake has occurred. They have to fix all the tumbled tables and everything in order to resume work, and this time is then lost. To be honest, I thought "oh god episode 11." If it continues like this, it can't be helped if the finished work is disappointing on the 17th.
そんな一分一秒を争う状況で制作してくれてる中にこの地震ですよ。引っ繰り返った机を元に戻して作業再開できるまでにどれほどのロスタイムがあったことか。正直ね、11話オワタ、と思ったよ。こりゃ~17日に放送するフィルムは不本意な仕上がりになっちゃったとしても仕方ねぇよな、って。
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
So I'm sorry to all the viewers who looked forward to the episode. But I'm relieved. This means they can give more time to the parts where difficult animation is required in episodes 11 and 12. It's going to be fine this way!
だからね、楽しみに待っててくれる皆さんには本当に申し訳ないが、俺はホッとしてるのです。11話、12話とハードな作画を要求される現場に、ここにきて時間の猶予が与えられたことが。大丈夫、これなら仕上がる! とね。
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
So from my mail exchange with producer Iwakami, he is working hard at the moment to present some fine last two episodes to everyone. So I'm now relieved. There's no more worries regarding Madoka.
プロデューサーの岩上さんともメールで往信してますが、彼も目下、皆様の許へ無事にラスト二話を届ける気まんまんで頑張ってます。なので俺も安心しきってます。まどかに関して不安材料は何もない。
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Obviously I'm a million times more worried about the wretched state of the area hit by the earthquake, and also about the nuclear plant. Madoka and my hard disk are perfectly fine when compared to them. All that is left is to relax and wait for an announcement regarding the broadcast schedule adjustment.
被災地の惨状や原子炉の方が一億倍心配だし、車の燃料タンクもほんのちょっぴり不安だけれど、それに比べりゃまどかと俺のHDDについては全然大丈夫。のんびり落ち着いて放映スケジュールの調整を待つのみです。

Episode 11's possible broadcast on Nicovideo

Urobuchi's tweet about "unknown" Nicovideo broadcast on March 25 (JST) and Megami Magazine spoilers.
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
About 20 hours until Niconico live broadcast. At this time there's no change to the schedule, but I have not heard of any progress either. I believe they're fighting their ways until the last minute. We can do nothing but believe and wait. Since it's not something you're happier doubting.
ニコニコ生放送まで残り二十時間……だが現時点で進捗報告も予定変更の通達もない。きっと今もまだギリギリの鬩ぎ合いが続いてるんだろう。ただ信じて待つしかない。疑えば幸せになれる、ってもんでもないからな。
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Hm? There's a reply to me worrying about spoilers in Megami Magazine. Good thing that we've rewrote the article on the last minute. There should be no hard spoilers for an episode that hasn't been broadcasted. What's there is a more completed 'teaser', if someone do mind that please do warn about it.
ん? さっきのレスでメガミマガジンについて心配してる方がおられたが、幸いにギリギリの所で記事の差し替えに対応してもらえたので、放映終了前提の致命的なネタバレはないはずです。でもちょっと踏み込んだ予告編、程度の情報は致し方なく残ってるので、それすら気になる、という方は要注意かも
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
I got some info. There's still some hope, but I can't confirm it right now. An official announcement will come this evening. You will eventually see it, but when you will see it is the question.
情報が来た。希望は残ったけれど、すぐに叶えられるものではなさそうだ。正式な告知は夜になるらしい。いずれ見られるのは事実らしいが、いつ見られるのかは分からなくなった。
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Everyone, sorry for dragging you into my optimism. I know you've waited every minute and second of these last 10 days. I'm fine with it, but I had no excuse for dragging everyone with it. I'm really sorry.
皆さん、俺の馬鹿な楽観に巻き込んで申し訳ない。何かを信じていなければ一分一秒が耐えられない十日間だった。俺はそれで良かったかもしれないが、皆さんを巻き込んでいい筈がなかった。本当に申し訳ない。
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
The comment about spoilers in magazines doesn't just apply to Megami, but every magazine, so everyone can rest assured.
雑誌バレについてはメガミマガジンさんだけでなく、各誌とも留意してくださったとのことで、ひとまずは安心して良さそう。
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Anyways, just wait for the official announcement for now.
とにかく、今は公式の告知を待とう。

Episode 11 and 12 postponements

Comment from official Twitter about the postponement of the final two episodes to an unknown date.
madoka_magica
Original tweet
As you have noticed from the official website, we have announced a release postponement and broadcast suspension. We apologize for any alteration to the schedule.
先ほど公式HP( http://www.madoka-magica.com )にて、放送休止と発売延期のご連絡をさせていただきました。放送予定・発売予定が変更となりまして、大変申し訳ございません。 #madoka_magica
madoka_magica
Original tweet
The broadcast is going to be different from regular broadcast, but we're aiming to air the final episodes within April. Please do understand.
レギュラー放送とは形態が変わりますが、4月中を目途に最終話までをお届けできるように調整を進めてまいります。ご理解、ご了承のほど、よろしくお願いいたします。 #madoka_magica
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Twelve hours left! All good things come to those who wait! Sleep well.
あと12時間! 果報は寝て待つ! オヤスミナサイ…

Episode 11 and 12 broadcast

Comments from official Twitters after the final episodes aired at last.
butch_gen
Original tweet
We're only in the middle of the broadcast, so I can't say much, but thank you everyone. I can't say anything more right now. Thank you.
まだ中部での放送が残ってるし、あまり多くを語ることは出来ないのだけれど。取り敢えず皆さん、ありがとう。今はただそれだけしか言えません。ありがとう。

[edit] Characters

Kyubey cuteness

Urobuchi Gen's tweet about Kyubey being "cute" right before episode 3 airs.
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
If things have gone according to my plan, viewers will soon be captured by Kyubey's cuteness and unfair suspicion against him will be no more. They should stop bringing up my past already!
こちらの目論見通りなら、そろそろ視聴者の皆さんもキュゥべぇの可愛らしさにほだされて余計な警戒心を解いている頃合いなのだから、今になって過去の渾名を蒸し返すのはやめてほしいね!
eiitirou
Original tweet
@Butch_Gen So basically you're saying "be cautious about Kyubey" right? I understand!
@Butch_Gen つまりキュゥべぇを警戒しろ、と声を大にして言ってる訳ですね!わかります!
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
@eiitirou 'Kyu' in "Kyubey" is 'Kyu' as in "Cute"!
@eiitirou キュゥべぇのキュはキュートのキュだyo!

Manga ver.

Urobuchi tweet about backstory of manga version.
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
I just got Madoka Magica's manga sample! http://ow.ly/3RvTQ Because of this occasion, let's talk about the story behind the manga version...
漫画版まどかマギカのサンプルが俺の手元にも届いたぜよ!http://ow.ly/3RvTQ 宣伝ついでに折角だから、漫画版まどかの裏話など……
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
To tell the truth, the production of the Madoka anime was temporary stopped once the scenario was finished, however Hanokage's manga still continued. So the rough sketch of the manga was done before the storyboard. It's amusing if you compare the manga and anime, as they're divergences from a single scenario.
実はアニメまどかの進行って脚本脱稿の後に一旦止まってて、その巻もハノカゲさんのコミカライズ作業は進んでいたのです。なのでコンテが上がるより先にネームが仕上がっていたのが漫画版。同じ文字原稿を元にして別の分岐進化を遂げたのが、アニメ版と漫画版なのです。見比べると色々面白いかと
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Putting that aside, look at this angel-like cuteness! As expected for a magical girl's companion! http://yfrog.com/h7f4yvhj
それはそれとして…見てよこの天使のような愛らしさ‼ やっぱ魔法少女のオトモはこうでないと! http://yfrog.com/h7f4yvhj

Mami's special move

Urobuchi Gen explaining the name change of Mami's special move in episode 2 to the manga writer.
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
@hanokage Ah sorry. The special move name was changed from English to Italian in the recording room, now it's different from the manga version.
@hanokage そもそも必殺技の名称も収録現場の土壇場で英語からイタリア語に変更されたもんで、コミカライズ版と変わってしまったのです。申し訳ねぇ……

Mami

Urobuchi's conversation with a fan artist regarding Mami.
yosizo
Original tweet
Hello, recently for some reason I'm infected with a disease that makes me feel like drawing Mami when I have spare time. It's troublesome (lol). I also want to color this: "Mami Magica Musou" line drawing http://bit.ly/hhUoSF
どうもです、最近なにやら暇になるとマミ先輩を描く病気に感染した模様で困っておりますw これはカラーで仕上げたい所です、「マミ☆マギカ無双」用線画。http://bit.ly/hhUoSF
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
@yosizo Seeing your love of Mami makes my heart hurt as the one who wrote that scenario...
@yosizo 溢れるマミ愛が、あんな脚本書いちまった当人としては胸に痛いっす……

Regarding Sayaka

Urobuchi's conversation with a fan artist regarding Sayaka before episode 8.
yosizo
Original tweet
@Butch_Gen Here's "Sayaka Awakening". Sayaka that has awakened in episode 7 with a bit of an intense expression. After an intense fight with a witch, she falls into terror at her own power in a slight moment when her reasoning returns. An episode 7.5 like that, I wish she'll be happy... http://t.co/UdkJigq
@Butch_Gen 7話で覚醒してしまった感のあるさやかをちょっとハードに表現。苛烈な魔女狩りで覚醒した直後、一瞬理性が戻り、己の力と思いの強さに少女は恐怖する…そんな7.5話を想像して。幸せになって欲しいなあ…「さやか覚醒」 http://t.co/UdkJigq
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
@yosizo Well, I really can't comment on Sayaka! Anyways, please wait until Friday...
@yosizo うおお、さやかについてはコメントしづれぇ! とりあえず金曜日をお待ちください……

[edit] Trivia

Urobuchi's claims

Gen Urobuchi's defense about his past tweets after episode 3 airs.
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
So here are my defendant's claims…
さて、お待ちかねの被告答弁書でございます──
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Regarding the question "what's with that wholesome scenario writer?", in actuality, we had this idea of hiding the scenario writer's name until the broadcast started, but the plan failed since the staff list was leaked back in the early spring. But the director still wanted to surprise the viewers...
「果たして癒し系ライター虚淵とは何だったのか?」──本当はね、シリーズ構成脚本は前広報では名前伏せとこうかっていう話もあったのよ。でもそれが春先の情報リークのお陰で瓦解した。それでも監督はお客さんのサプライズな反応を期待しててね……
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
So I thought it would be bad if everyone could guess how the series will be because of me. As a troubleshooter, I tried to mislead everyone. But as you can see, it's ineffective.
で、俺のせいで先の展開が見透かされるのは申し訳ねぇなぁ、という思いもあって、どうにか火消しというか、ミスリードできんものかとあれこれ奔走したわけだが。結局、まったく効果無かったよねぇ。
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Okay, that took a big load off my mind. Thank you everyone who kept up until today! I'm going back to the normal Urobuchi from now on!
ともかく、これでようやく肩の荷が下りた。皆さん、今日まで本当にありがとう! これからは普通の虚淵に戻ります!
kotoriXP
Original tweet
@Butch_Gen DIE! lol
@Butch_Gen ブッコロス!w
studio_ise
Original tweet
@Butch_Gen I won't be tricked! I know that tweet is also a lie! Adults are dirty!
@Butch_Gen だまされないぞ!どうせこれもうそなんだ!おとなはきたないな!
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
@kotoriXP @studio_ise Sorry. Forgive me.
@kotoriXP @studio_ise すまなかったな。許してくれ
umeaoki
Original tweet
@Butch_Gen CBC hasn't broadcasted the episode yet! Eeek!!
@Butch_Gen まだCBCがーっ!きゃー!!
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
@umeaoki I... I didn't say anything about the story! I can't stay quiet without a lawyer any longer!
@umeaoki な、内容には触れないから! もう弁護士抜きの黙秘は無理だから!
umeaoki
Original tweet
@Butch_Gen thank you for the put-on. Urobuchi-san now looks refreshing as if you just out of the bath (lol
@Butch_Gen ニャンコかぶりお疲れさまでしたっ お風呂上りのような清清しい表情の虚淵さんが見えます!(笑
Higashide_Yu
Original tweet
@Butch_Gen are you a popular idol or something? lol
@Butch_Gen 売れっ子アイドルかアンタは!(w
eiitirou
Original tweet
@Butch_Gen What's that, Candies? lol
@Butch_Gen 何そのキャンディーズ!w
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
@Higashide_Yu @eiitirou @moo_eroduke everyone will know your age if you can reference Chun-Li or Candies from that
@Higashide_Yu @eiitirou @moo_eroduke このフレーズでキャンディーズと春麗どっちを連想するかで歳がばれるよね
ryohgo_narita
Original tweet
...if someone didn't know about Urobuchi-san, I'm sure he will think "well, this should be the peak of it"...
……。虚淵さん作品初体験の人は、『この3話が絶望の底だろう』と思ってるのかもしれないんですよね考えてみれば……。 #madoka
ryohgo_narita
Original tweet
Captain Kraft: "Always think of the worst possibility for his scenario. He will exceed that expectation!"
クラフト隊長「虚淵脚本の場合に限って常に最悪のケースを想定しろ。奴は必ずその少し斜め上を行く!」 #madoka
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
@ryohgo_narita let's leave that to the storyboarder's conscience...
@ryohgo_narita そこは今後とも絵コンテさんの良心に期待するといたしましょう……
seikaisha_ymnk
Original tweet
@Butch_Gen where has our wholesome Urobuchi-san gone...
@Butch_Gen ぼくらの癒し系の虚淵さんはどこへ行ってしまったのでしょう…
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
@seikaisha_ymnk In your heart!
@seikaisha_ymnk アナタの心の中に!

Yuki Kajiura on Madoka's script, her family and Magia

Yuki Kajiura's tweet regarding Madoka's script, her family and the ending theme of Madoka.
Fion0806
Original tweet
Well, only a month left until "Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica" that I'm in charge for background musics. As news starts rushing out from production side, I think many is waiting eagerly for it.
さて……いよいよ放映が約一ヶ月後に迫った、「魔法少女まどか★マギカ」。梶浦、嬉しい事にBGMを担当させて頂いております。日々公式の方にも色々なニュースが増えて来て、胸を躍らせてお待ちの方も多いのではないでしょうか。
Fion0806
Original tweet
Please take this as my personal impression...
これがですね……まああくまで個人のツイートとして読んで頂きたいのですが……。
Fion0806
Original tweet
This thing is very amusing!
面白いんっすよ、これ!!
Fion0806
Original tweet
How amusing it is? Well, I started reading the script on a train and totally missed the station I planned to get off. After finished, I can't endure my urge to read it again, and getting super late for meeting as a result.
どれだけ面白いかと言えば、初めて脚本を頂いて電車の中で読み始め、降りる駅に着いても読むのが辞められずに乗り過ごし、読み終えて耐えきれずもう一度頭から読み直し、待ち合わせに大遅刻して友人に平謝りした、そんな感じでした。(大人なのだから遅刻すな)
Fion0806
Original tweet
Not only the story, but visual is also amusing. I will definitely record it. Please look forward to the show~
ストーリーのみならず映像的にもとっても面白そうだし、ご覧になれる地域の方、是非楽しみにご覧下さい〜。私も絶対録画して放送拝見しようと思っております。
Fion0806
Original tweet
Family's house in a while nau. My mother said 'Yuki-chan, you have to exercise regularly! Look at me, I'm using Magia for aerobic exercise twice a day'. Thank you Mama. Magia for aerobic exercise... somehow it's a healthful song...?
久しぶりの実家なう。まみーに「ゆきちゃんもちゃんと運動しなきゃだめよ!お母さんなんて、一日二回Magiaで有酸素運動してるのよ!」と言われました。ありがとうままん。Magiaで有酸素運動……そうなんだ……なんか健康的な曲に感じる……?。
umeaoki
Original tweet
@Fion0806 That's a wonderful story...
なんて素敵な… RT @Fion0806

Inu Curry

Yukihiro Miyamoto's tweet about Inu Curry's encounter on a train.
otokomatsuri1
Original tweet
Inu Curry "When I was on the train two high school girls started talking about Madoka in front of me. I was absolutely delighted! And they were both total hotties! And they were both ordinary high school girls!"
イヌカレー「電車に乗ってたら女子高生2人が私の前で、まどか☆マギカの話を始めたんすよ。超うれしかったっす。しかも2人とも美少女なんすよ!しかも普通の女子高生なんすよ!」

Earthquake reactions

Yukihiro Miyamoto's (series director) and Gen Urobuchi's (script writer) reactions on 2011 Sendai Earthquake, a day after episode 10 aired on MBS.
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Oh damn this. I can't die before 25th March.
おいおい勘弁してくれよ。俺は二五日までは死ねんのだ……
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Another quake may hit us. I should put my HDD for porn images in a safe place.
さらなる余震に備えてエロ画像HDDを安全な場所に退避させよう……
otokomatsuri1
Original tweet
Ah, a crack in the pillar of Shaft's building.
あ、シ○フトのビルの支柱にヒビが‥
otokomatsuri1
Original tweet
It's Walpurgis Niiiiiiiiiiight!!
ワルプルギスの夜があああああああああああああああああああああああああああああ!!
otokomatsuri1
Original tweet
Walpurgis Night is too early!
ワルプルギスの夜がフライングしました
otokomatsuri1
Original tweet
I'm clearing up the Walpurgis mess in the company.
ワルプルがフライングしました。まだ社内を片付けています。
otokomatsuri1
Original tweet
We've received responses from all key animators except Oishi-san. No e-mail from him.
尾石さん以外の全員の生存を確認しました。尾石さんからはメールが返ってきません‥
otokomatsuri1
Original tweet
I can't stay focused on my work because of the crack in the pillar.
柱のヒビが気になって仕事に集中できません
otokomatsuri1
Original tweet
Director Oishi: "The glass on my lightbox at home broke." Otokomatsuri: "Lightbox at the company is also seriously messed up." Everyone at the company is fine. Only Doro-san from Inukare and a few others say they've been hurt, and that's just from stepping on broken glass in their homes.
O石演出「家の作画机のガラスが割れた」おとこ祭り「会社の作画机もだいぶ大変ですよ」社内は全員無事でした。ただイヌカレー泥さんなどが自宅でガラスを踏むなどしてけが人がちらほら
otokomatsuri1
Original tweet
On the news they were talking about 7-scale aftershocks, but I don't think you can call anything THAT big a mere aftershock.
@xxhinapopoxx ニュースで震度7の余震が云々言ってましたがそれもう余震じゃないですしね
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
Since for some reason I'm getting a huge number of foreign-language @'s expressing sympathy, I hope this puts an end to their worries. (English) Thank you. That's okay. (Chinese) Thank you. It's no big deal. (Korean) I'm all right. Thanks.
なんか俄然数を増している異国語の@から察するに、海外の方々にまで心配かけさせてしまっているんだろうか。Thank you. That's okay.谢谢。这没关系。감사합니다. 괜찮습니다.
otokomatsuri1
Original tweet
@maeda_x It's especially good to hear that Maeda-san's all right. What with you being newlyweds, I hate to think about what if you got injured...
@maeda_x 前田さんこそご無事で何よりです。新婚様なのにお怪我があっては‥

Post-season tweets

Tweets from the staff after the original airing finished.
Butch_Gen
Original tweet
For the checking purpose, I played Madoka Blu-ray, it's been a while I finished my job as its writer now, animation watching from the clear perspective of one audience leaves me various new discoveries and strong reminiscences - Aah... That's right... Tomoe Mami was indeed very cute and cool character.
確認のつもりでまどかブルーレイを再生してみたが、ライターの役目を終えて久しい今、晴れて一観客の目線で眺める映像には、色々と新たな発見もあって感慨もひとしおである。──あぁ、そうか。巴マミって、こんなに可愛くて素敵なキャラだったんだね……

[edit] Reaction to the Anime from Other People

Shunji Suzuki's opinion

Shunji Suzuki references to sales projections on Madoka.
moja_co
Original tweet
Madoka exceeded Eva?. I don't think that was their intention, but it's not good for relics of the past to stay at the top forever lol. However, don't assume the creator was solely responsible for the power of the staff. Stay focused and keep it up, ok?
まどか★マギカ、がエヴァを超えた?けっこうなんじゃないですか、

いつまでも過去の遺物がトップじゃ困るしw。 でも、作ってる中の人に一言だけ申し上げときますけど、 スタッフの実力以上に作品が評価されているのを 自分の実力などと勘違いしないことですね。

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Kazuo Koike on Madoka

Kazuo Koike, writer of "Lone Wolf and Cub" and "Crying Freeman," and well-respected in the manga industry, gives his complimentary impressions of the Madoka Magica anime and manga. Translations courtesy of symbv from evageeks forum.
koikekazuo
Original tweet
I obtained all 12 episodes of Madoka Magica. I plan to watch it carefully later. There are places that I do not understand well. Like the relationship between Homura Akemi and Kyubey. I did not expect Homura Akemi to be a character who traveled in time so many times to save Madoka Kaname.
「まどかマギカ」を12話分入手した。後でじっくりと観よう。よくわからないところがあった。暁美ほむらとキュゥべえの関係など。暁美ほむらが何度も時空を超えて鹿目まどかを救いにくるキャラクターだとは思わなかったなあ。(小池一夫)
koikekazuo
Original tweet
After I watched it till the end I found it to be really well done. Well, it was a bit hard to follow at the beginning. Once I watch it carefully I will write my opinions.
最後まで観ると実によく出来てる。まあでも最初はとっつきにくい。じっくり見てからまた感想を述べる。(小池一夫)
koikekazuo
Original tweet
Robot manga, starting from "Tetsuwan Atom" and followed by "Tetsujin No.28", "Mazinger Z", "Evangelion", had many big hits over time. To be continued.
「鉄腕アトム」から始まったロボット漫画が、「鉄人28号」、「マジンガーZ」、「ガンダム」、「エヴァンゲリオン」という流れになって大ヒットを続けて来た。続く。(小池一夫
koikekazuo
Original tweet
It seems to me that this flow has gone to the way of "Innocence", while the current of popularity now converges on Madoka Magica. It is not a robot manga, but I feel that there are shared aspects for the protagonists. To be continued.
この流れが「イノセンス」の方へ行くのかなあと思っていたンだけど、「まどかマギカ」の方に人気の流れが集中しつつある。ロボット漫画ではないが、主人公たちに共通したものを感じる。続く。(小池一夫)
koikekazuo
Original tweet
Mahou Shoujo manga almost always has things like a wish for metamorphosis (transformation) and using magic to punish and stop the bad guys. That was the orthodox way. Madoka Magica went way beyond my expectation. To be continued.
魔法少女の漫画というのは、ほとンどがメタモルフォーゼ(変身)願望やら、魔法を使って悪い奴らを懲らしめるとか、それが王道であったのだが、「まどかマギカ」は僕の想像を遥かに超えるものであった。続く。(小池一夫)
koikekazuo
Original tweet
The animation studio as well as all the staff from director down are all top class, so I had anticipation of something was going to happen. And it did not disappoint me at all. I was pulled more and more into its world. Let me pause here for today.
制作会社も監督以下スタッフも一流だから、何かあるだろうという期待感はあった。その期待感が裏切られることはなかった。ぐいぐい引き込まれていった。今日はここまで。(小池一夫)
koikekazuo
Original tweet
Thoughts about Madoka Magica part 2. In Japan since the 1950s the main trend was robot manga characters. After Evangelion it was Ghost in the Shell and Innocence, I think it started to go to a mania kind of direction.
「まどかマギカ」の考察その2。日本には1950年頃からロボットマンガキャラクターの潮流がある。「エヴァンゲリオン」の後に来るのが攻殻機動隊、イノセンスだと思っていたが、マニアックな方向へ流れていった。(小池一夫)
koikekazuo
Original tweet
I cannot help noticing that Madoka Magica is a successor to Evangleion in an almost orthodox manner. Of course there is no robot character. However, if we consider that it is about some antiheroes rejecting the fundamental pattern of mahou shoujo, it clearly gave the viewers such feeling.
王道に近い形で「エヴァンゲリオン」の後を継いでいくのが「まどかマギカ」のような気がしてならない。もちろンロボットキャラクターではないが、魔法少女という基本パターンを拒否するアンチヒロインだとすると、明らかに読者が被ってくる。(小池一夫)
koikekazuo
Original tweet
I have a strong premonition feeling that it will be a big hit that draws in the whole world.
世界中を巻き込む大ヒットの予感が強い。(小池一夫)
koikekazuo
Original tweet
Thoughts about Madoka Magica part 3. Manga and Anime are fundamentally different. Manga has no sound or motion. Even in serialization the limit is 20 pages in each episode (in shonen manga magazine). In terms of volume of contents it cannot beat the almost 30 minutes [in one episode] of anime.
「まどかマギカ」の考察3。マンガとアニメは根本的に違う。マンガには音と動きがない。連載するにしても一回20ページ(週刊少年漫画)が限度。三十分近いアニメのボリュームには敵わない。(小池一夫)
koikekazuo
Original tweet
I am extremely envious of how the world view of the protagonist could come out so grandly only near the end. In the case of manga, we have to create the characters at the beginning and then create the situation where those characters get active, and we have to create the settings (settei) and make it easy to understand before we can continue with the serialization.
主人公の世界観をラスト近くになって堂々と出していけるのは羨ましい限り。マンガの場合は最初にキャラクターを創り、そのキャラクターが活躍する場を作り、設定を作ってわかりやすくしてから連載を続けていく。(小池一夫)
koikekazuo
Original tweet
Although there is also a manga for Madoka Magica, as that one is a manga adaptation, I think most probably it will not surpass the anime Madoka Magica.
「まどかマギカ」の漫画もあるが、それはコミカライズされたものであってやはりアニメの「まどかマギカ」を超えてはいかないだろう。(小池一夫)
koikekazuo
Original tweet
"Madoka Magica", spread your wings and fly to the world!
世界へ羽ばたけ「まどかマギカ」!(小池一夫)

[edit] New Background Information

Yukihiro Miyamoto, Series Director

Yukihiro Miyamoto reveals information on anime background in response to a fan question.
@otokomatsuri1
Original tweet
"Kyoko could take her spear (and binoculars?) out without transformation. Does it mean she can use magic without transformation?" "What I heard is she basically cannot. Though it seems she can take her spear straight from the soul-gem and use some limited magic by directly holding up the soul-gem (preserve dead body, recover eyesight, adjust body ability)"
「杏子が変身せずに槍とか(双眼鏡とか?)出してましたけど、変身しなくても魔法は使えるんですか?」「基本使えません。と聞きました。ただ、直接ソウルジェムから槍を出す、や、ソウルジェムを直接かざして使う限定的な魔法は使えるみたいですね。(死体保存、視力回復、身体能力)」
@otokomatsuri1
Original tweet
Ah, I also heard that without full transformation Homura cannot use stop-time magic. And for rewinding time it is not possible for her to fine-tune the time to say 10 minutes ago. If she ever uses the magic she would be like in the anime where she was forcibly returned to the time when she woke up on a bed in a hospital ward.
「あ、ほむらさんの時間停止は完全に変身しないと使えないと聞きました。あと時間を戻すときも10分前とか細かく戻すのは無理で、使用すると例の病室のベッドの上まで強制巻き戻しだそうです」
@otokomatsuri1
Original tweet
Q: Is it true that Mami-san's guns can only be shot once and no more? A: Yes. Well, but on the other hand the type of the bullet can vary. It can also shoot shotgun shell too. This is why in ep.2, two shots of gun could be heard but there were many holes on the floor. It was not some mistake of animation.
「マミさんの銃って一丁に付き一発しか撃てないんですか?」「はい。あ、でも弾の種類はわりとあって、散弾銃とかも撃ってますよ。2話とかで銃声は2回ですけど床にたくさん穴があいたのがそうです。作画ミスじゃないですよ?」

Gen Urobuchi, Script Writer

Urobuchi goes into more detail about the functions of Soul Gems.
@hanokage
Original tweet
If a magical girl just damages her external hardware wherever, she might not be able to recover... if all her blood drained out of her neck or something like that, wouldn't that be too much for her restoration magic?
「魔法少女ってどこまで外付けハードウェア損傷したら再起不能になるんだろうなあ…首はアウトとして血液ほぼ抜かれても大丈夫ってことだし、修復可能な魔力の限界超えたらかな?」
@oButch_Gen
Original tweet
It's also the case that, if a magical girl who didn't know the truth of the Soul Gems genuinely thought 'I'm dying, I'm dyyyiiing!', her Gem would almost immediately blacken. Also, a girl who's been reduced to just a Gem could use magic to gather information and substitute for her regular senses, but could eventually become unable to do so and lose her awareness.
「ソウルジェムの真実を知らなければ、「あたし死んだ!死んだーッ!」と思い込むことでジェムが即座に真っ黒に、というオチもあり得ます。ジェムだけになっちゃった魔法少女は、まず五感を代替する魔術によって外部情報を再取得しないと自我を維持できないでしょうし。」

Gen Urobuchi, Script Writer

How his negativity makes him unhappy but was required to write Madoka.
@Butch_Gen
Original tweet
It is problem how much of the percentage of my components that makes up me is 'negative'. If I can pray to god and detoxify these negativity, there won't be any harm and only leads me to healthier life; but then, if my guts of torturing and making non-existence middle school girls cry fly away and disappear, I won't be able to continue writing Madoka! I hate it!
はたして俺を構成する要素のいったい何割程度までが「穢れ」なのかが問題だ。祓い清められちゃっても生命に支障なく、むしろ健康になれるかもしれないが、代わりに非実在女子中学生を虐め泣かせる性根まで消し飛んでしまったら、まどかの続きが書けなくなっちゃうじゃないですかーやだー!

Gen Urobuchi, Script Writer

Urobuchi explains why he chose 10/3 as Madoka's birthday. He refers to Madoka as if she is a real person (and a stranger), and not a fictional character.
@Butch_Gen
Original tweet
10/3 is Madoka Kaname's birthday! The submitted draft of the project's proposal for ‘Mahō Shōjo Mokushiroku Madoka☆Magica Project’ happened to have 10/3 as the file creation date. Now just what happened to that story...?
10/3は鹿目まどかさんのお誕生日! というのも「魔法少女黙示録まどか☆マギカ企画書」の提出稿のファイル作成日付が10/3だったから……というお話はどこかでしたっけ?
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