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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''From Season 2 to Movie compilation - The beginning of a plan'''
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' What led to the development of the [[Madoka Magica Movie]]?
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' What led to the development of the [[Madoka Magica Movie]]s?
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' I originally want to start working on Season 2.  When we reviewed the sequel proposal by [[Gen Urobuchi]], however, we felt that the content are not enough to fill a full second season.  This is when producer [[Atsuhiro Iwakami]] suggested, "Wouldn't a movie be better with this storyline?"  From here, in order to connect the TV series with the new movie, we decide to start with the compilations first.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''[[Akiyuki Shinbo|Shinbo]]''' Originally, I planned to work on Season 2.  When we reviewed [[Gen Urobuchi]]'s sequel proposal, however, we felt that the content was not enough for a full second season.  This led producer [[Atsuhiro Iwakami]] to suggest, "With this storyline, wouldn't a movie be better?"  For this, we needed to build the connection between the TV series and the new movie, so we started by making the compilation movies.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' Did you plan from the start to not only make a sequel, but also a compilation movie?  Or had you consider broadcasting a special edition on TV first?
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' Did you plan from the start to make the compilation movies, in addition to the new sequel?  Or had you considered making a special TV edition on TV instead?
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' We didn't consider broadcasting on TV.  If the new work was to be a movie, the full story need to be available in the theatre.  The staff never consider making an TV edition instead.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' We didn't consider a TV edition.  If the sequel was to be a movie, we needed the full story to be available on the big screen.  The staff never considered making a TV compilation instead.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' As the director, how do you approach the series compilation?  Do you have an overarching concept in mind?
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' As the supervisor, what is your approach to the series compilation?  Do you have an overarching concept in mind?
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' I don't have any special concept in mind.  For children of my generation, "Space Battleship Yamato" is definitely the cultural milestone.  So in some vague fashion, I want to make something like that.  There are plenty of examples for compilation movies.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' I don't have anything special in mind.  For my generation, [[wikipedia:Space_Battleship_Yamato|"Space Battleship Yamato (1974)"]] was definitely the cultural milestone.  So in some vague fashion, I want to make something like that.  There are plenty of examples for compilation movies.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' Like as "Mobile Suit Gundam (1981)" and "Densetsu Kyojin Ideon (1982)"?
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' Like [[wikipedia:Mobile_Suit_Gundam|"Mobile Suit Gundam (1981)"]] and [[wikipedia:Densetsu_Kyojin_Ideon|"Densetsu Kyojin Ideon (1982)"]]?
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Also "Homeless Remi (1977)" and "3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1980)." Many of these franchise left a strong impression for me.  For a niche title to reach the big screens as a compilation, I think it is not bad.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' And [[wikipedia:Nobody%27s_Boy:_Remi|"Homeless Remi (1977)"]] and [[wikipedia:3000_Leagues_in_Search_of_Mother|"3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1980)"]] as well.  Many of these franchises left me with strong impressions.  For a niche title to reach the big screens in the form of a movie compilation, I think it is not bad.
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!The Compilation Movies Decision and Importance of a Sequel
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' When did you really start working on the project?
 
|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' When did you really start working on the project?
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' From near the end of 2011. I remember still editing the storyboard in the first month (of the lunar calendar).  I was even working during lunar new year's day (laughter)!
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Around the end of 2011; I still remember drafting the storyboard in the first month (of the lunar calendar).  I was working even during Lunar New Year's Day (laughter)!
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' That's a bit too much (laughter), was editing the storyboard the first step?
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' That's a bit too much (laughter)!  Was drafting the storyboard the first step?
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Not quite.  First I worked with miss [[Rie Matsuhara]], editor for the compilation movies, to create the compilation outline.  From this outline, we worked on improving on weak scenes, smooth out any conflicting points, and as well as eliminate unnecessary parts.  Trying to get everything right; It's kind of like we're watching as we editThis process worked well for us.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Not quite.  First, I worked with Ms. [[Rie Matsuhara]], editor for the compilation movies, to create a compilation outline.  From this outline, we tried to improve weak parts, smooth out any conflicting points, and eliminate unnecessary scenes.  Trying to get everything just rightIt's an editing-as-we-are-watch feel, scene by sceneThe final product was put together this way.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' As the heart of the compilation project, the editor has quite a heavy responsibility.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' For the compilation movies, the editor has quite a heavy responsibility.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Definitely.  Thanks to miss Miss Rie, the project had progressed smoothly.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Definitely.  Thanks to Ms. Rie, the project proceeded smoothly.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' While we are at it, I want to ask about the new supervisor: Have you ever have to produce a compilation of your own TV series before?
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' While we are at it, I want to ask the supervisor - have you ever produced a compilation of your own TV series before?
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' This is my first time.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' This is a surprise!
 
|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' This is a surprise!
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Even though this was old history, before the "Soreyuke! Uchuu Senkan Yamamoto Yohko II (1997)" OVA, I was asked to make the Season 1 compilation.  I instantly rejected the offer and suggested someone else (forced laughter).  I feel uninspired working on these type of editing work.  I always felt, "need to splice to this shot, got to add this angle."  With existing footage, I am at a loss.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Even though this was ancient history, before working on the "Soreyuke! Uchuu Senkan Yamamoto Yohko II (1997)" OVAs, I was asked to make the Season 1 compilation.  I instantly rejected the offer and suggested someone else (forced laughter).  I feel uninspired working on this type of editing work.  I always felt, "need to splice this scene, got to add this angle."  With existing footage, I am helpless with these ideas.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' Sounds like this is a new challenge to the supervisor.
 
|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' Sounds like this is a new challenge to the supervisor.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Yes.  However, I have Miss Rie to lead the way (laughter).
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Yes.  However, I have Ms. Rie to lead the way (laughter).
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' In interviews, the supervisor often bring up Rie Matsuhara, Kazuhiko Seki (Editor, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei) and such editors.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' In interviews, you often bring up Rie Matsuhara, Kazuhiko Seki (Editor, ''Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei'') and such editors.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Because series editing is a very important job.  It's up to the editor to build cohesion within a piece of work.  In some ways, editing can be consider the most important part of a seriesAlso, sometimes I will force in some shots that doesn't really connect together.  If they make sense, it's really to the editor's credit.  I feel a work's cohesiveness is highly dependent on the editor.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Because series editing is a very important job.  It's up to the editor to build cohesion within a piece of work.  In some ways, editing can be considered the most important part of a projectAdditionally, sometimes I will force in some shots that don't really obviously connect.  If they do make sense, it's really to the editor's credit.  I feel a work's cohesion is largely dependent on the editor.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' Do you plan to add any additional scenes?  Redraw any existing scenes?  The fans are anticipating what you might do.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' Do you plan to add any new sequences?  Redraw existing scenes?  The fans are eager to find out what you might do.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' If we need to draw new scenes to connect sequences together, we'll draw them.  Most wouldn't see much changes.  However, voice acting will be redone, as well as the soundtrack.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' If we need new scenes to connect sequences together, we'll draw them.  Most scenes through wouldn't see much changes.  On the other hand, voice acting will be re-recorded, as well as the soundtrack.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' So we can look forward to the higher fidality sound in the theatre?
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' I plan to redone the original soundtrack in 5.1 surround sound, as well as add new pieces.  Additionally in the [[Witch]] sequences, while retaining [[Gekidan Inu Curry]]'s unique visual presentation, I want to merge the sound and [[runes]] in one form.  Hopefully this will improve the impression slightly.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' I plan to redo the original soundtrack in 5.1 surround sound, as well as add new pieces.  Additionally in the [[Witch]] sequences, I want to merge the sound and [[runes]] into one form, while retaining [[Gekidan Inu Curry]]'s unique visual presentation.  Hopefully this will change the impression slightly.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' What about the Seiyuu side of it?'''
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Most voice acting will be redone, except for some parts of [[Episode 10]].  I am somewhat hestitating on whether to keep the original TV recording.  The work is built on voice acting.  Superb voice acting doesn't really need to be redone.  Furthermore, with all other parts re-recorded, this just make Episode 10 more special.  Right now, my biggest worry is whether to redo Episode 10.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Most voice acting was re-recorded, except for some parts of [[Episode 10]].  I am somewhat hesitant on whether to keep the original TV recording for that episodeThis work was built on voice acting.  Superb voice acting doesn't really need to be redone.  Furthermore, with all other parts re-recorded, the contrast will highlight how special Episode 10 is.  Right now, the biggest uncertainty is whether to redo Episode 10.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' Besides yourself and Ms. Rie, who else are working on this project?
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Production is headed by the TV series director [[Yukihiro Miyamoto]], because the atmosphere of the series wouldn't see significant changes.  Still, each performance will bring about slightly different pacing and atmosophere, creating a conflicting feeling.  To remove this feeling, we need Mr. Miyamoto to make the necessary adjustments (write the timing of animation, special effect direction, like the animation design type stuff).
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Production is headed by the TV series director [[Yukihiro Miyamoto]], because the atmosphere of the series wouldn't see significant changes.  Still, each performance will inevitably bring about slightly different pacing and atmosphere, creating a conflicting feeling.  To remove this, we need Mr. Miyamoto to make the necessary adjustments (the timings of animation, special effect directions, design type stuff).
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' As Supervisor, do you plan to bring a different style or meaning from the TV version?
 
|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' As Supervisor, do you plan to bring a different style or meaning from the TV version?
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' There'll be some difference between TV and theatrical version, but my focus will be avoiding making our original fans uncomfortable.  Because it's an special activity, even if the movie presentation and style is not obvious, it would do the job.  What's important is to highlight Madoka Magica's style.  I do believe this type of work will be the best.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' There will be some difference between the TV and theatrical versions, but my focus is to avoid making our original fans uncomfortable.  Because it's an special activity, even if the theatrical presentation and style are not obvious, it would be good enough for the job.  Instead of highlighting the theatrical style, what's important is to focus on the ''Madoka Magica'' style.  I do believe this type of work will be the best.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' Wrapping up, Madoka Magica has quite an impact since release.  I want to ask you again, what does this franchise mean to you?
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Through working on this project, I gained many new experiences.  For example, this was my first work to be spoofed.  I truly enjoy all the [[fanworks]].  If we include everything, this series probably has the greatest impact that I worked onEven typical obasans living near the studio, when saw the studio poster, will sign "Oh, it's Homura!"  For my work to have such universal recognition, I am overjoyed!
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' Wrapping up, ''Madoka Magica'' has quite an impact since releaseAgain, what does this franchise mean to you?
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' Through working on this project, I gained many new experiences.  For example, this was my first work to be spoofed, and I truly enjoy all the [[fanworks]].  If we include everything that came out, this series probably has had the greatest impact that I worked on.  We had some grannies that lived near the studio.  When they saw the studio posters, they said "Oh, it's Homura!"  For my work to have such widespread recognition, I am overjoyed!
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' It really is a sigh of relieve, because making an original work already has significant pressure.  If it had failed, I could had very well ruined the whole original work magical girl genre.  Not only that, it also make original works appear more difficult.  Not being a dud is a great sign of release.  At least I didn't kill off this genre.  Before Madoka Magica, I also made the original work "Le Portrait de Petit Cossette."  Which ended without a lot of exposure.  With that experience, this experience made me really happy.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' This work even signals the success of original worksIndeed it was a frightening experience.
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' It really is a sigh of relief, because creating an original work already has significant pressure.  If it had failed, people may consider the original magical girl genre as not viableNot only that, it may also make pitching future original anime more difficult as well.  Not being a dud gave me a sigh of relief.  At least I didn't kill off this genre.  Previous to ''Madoka Magica'', I made the original anime "Le Portrait de Petit Cossette."  That ended without much exposure.  With that experience, the popularity of this work made me really happy.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Kirara''' To have consequences for the entire genre, must be scary to be the creative mind behind an original anime.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' ANIPLEX's "Ano Hana (2011)" was also very successful.  With the success of these types of original works, everyone will want to try making their own.  This is a great trend.  Besides relief, it also made me a bit self-conscious.
 
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|style="border-bottom:1px solid lightgrey"|'''Shinbo''' If we can continue this, I want to discover the next signpost of animation.  I also want to expand the Madoka Magica franchise a bit more.  For this, I have to first complete the threatre version, that's all.
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Latest revision as of 22:12, 2 September 2021

Director - Shinbo Akiyuki

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From Season 2 to a Movie Trilogy - How It All Started
Kirara What led to the development of the Madoka Magica Movies?
Shinbo Originally, I planned to work on Season 2. When we reviewed Gen Urobuchi's sequel proposal, however, we felt that the content was not enough for a full second season. This led producer Atsuhiro Iwakami to suggest, "With this storyline, wouldn't a movie be better?" For this, we needed to build the connection between the TV series and the new movie, so we started by making the compilation movies.
Kirara Did you plan from the start to make the compilation movies, in addition to the new sequel? Or had you considered making a special TV edition on TV instead?
Shinbo We didn't consider a TV edition. If the sequel was to be a movie, we needed the full story to be available on the big screen. The staff never considered making a TV compilation instead.
Kirara As the supervisor, what is your approach to the series compilation? Do you have an overarching concept in mind?
Shinbo I don't have anything special in mind. For my generation, "Space Battleship Yamato (1974)" was definitely the cultural milestone. So in some vague fashion, I want to make something like that. There are plenty of examples for compilation movies.
Kirara Like "Mobile Suit Gundam (1981)" and "Densetsu Kyojin Ideon (1982)"?
Shinbo And "Homeless Remi (1977)" and "3000 Leagues in Search of Mother (1980)" as well. Many of these franchises left me with strong impressions. For a niche title to reach the big screens in the form of a movie compilation, I think it is not bad.
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The Compilation Movies Decision and Importance of a Sequel
Kirara When did you really start working on the project?
Shinbo Around the end of 2011; I still remember drafting the storyboard in the first month (of the lunar calendar). I was working even during Lunar New Year's Day (laughter)!
Kirara That's a bit too much (laughter)! Was drafting the storyboard the first step?
Shinbo Not quite. First, I worked with Ms. Rie Matsuhara, editor for the compilation movies, to create a compilation outline. From this outline, we tried to improve weak parts, smooth out any conflicting points, and eliminate unnecessary scenes. Trying to get everything just right. It's an editing-as-we-are-watch feel, scene by scene. The final product was put together this way.
Kirara For the compilation movies, the editor has quite a heavy responsibility.
Shinbo Definitely. Thanks to Ms. Rie, the project proceeded smoothly.
Kirara While we are at it, I want to ask the supervisor - have you ever produced a compilation of your own TV series before?
Shinbo This is my first time.
Kirara Ah, so it's like this.
Shinbo Honestly, not my area of expertise.
Kirara This is a surprise!
Shinbo Even though this was ancient history, before working on the "Soreyuke! Uchuu Senkan Yamamoto Yohko II (1997)" OVAs, I was asked to make the Season 1 compilation. I instantly rejected the offer and suggested someone else (forced laughter). I feel uninspired working on this type of editing work. I always felt, "need to splice this scene, got to add this angle." With existing footage, I am helpless with these ideas.
Kirara Sounds like this is a new challenge to the supervisor.
Shinbo Yes. However, I have Ms. Rie to lead the way (laughter).
Kirara In interviews, you often bring up Rie Matsuhara, Kazuhiko Seki (Editor, Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei) and such editors.
Shinbo Because series editing is a very important job. It's up to the editor to build cohesion within a piece of work. In some ways, editing can be considered the most important part of a project. Additionally, sometimes I will force in some shots that don't really obviously connect. If they do make sense, it's really to the editor's credit. I feel a work's cohesion is largely dependent on the editor.


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Anticipations for the Madoka Magica Movie
Kirara Do you plan to add any new sequences? Redraw existing scenes? The fans are eager to find out what you might do.
Shinbo If we need new scenes to connect sequences together, we'll draw them. Most scenes through wouldn't see much changes. On the other hand, voice acting will be re-recorded, as well as the soundtrack.
Kirara So we can look forward to the higher-fidelity sound in the theater?
Shinbo I plan to redo the original soundtrack in 5.1 surround sound, as well as add new pieces. Additionally in the Witch sequences, I want to merge the sound and runes into one form, while retaining Gekidan Inu Curry's unique visual presentation. Hopefully this will change the impression slightly.
Kirara What about the seiyuu side of it?
Shinbo Most voice acting was re-recorded, except for some parts of Episode 10. I am somewhat hesitant on whether to keep the original TV recording for that episode. This work was built on voice acting. Superb voice acting doesn't really need to be redone. Furthermore, with all other parts re-recorded, the contrast will highlight how special Episode 10 is. Right now, the biggest uncertainty is whether to redo Episode 10.
Kirara Besides yourself and Ms. Rie, who else are working on this project?
Shinbo Production is headed by the TV series director Yukihiro Miyamoto, because the atmosphere of the series wouldn't see significant changes. Still, each performance will inevitably bring about slightly different pacing and atmosphere, creating a conflicting feeling. To remove this, we need Mr. Miyamoto to make the necessary adjustments (the timings of animation, special effect directions, design type stuff).
Kirara As Supervisor, do you plan to bring a different style or meaning from the TV version?
Shinbo There will be some difference between the TV and theatrical versions, but my focus is to avoid making our original fans uncomfortable. Because it's an special activity, even if the theatrical presentation and style are not obvious, it would be good enough for the job. Instead of highlighting the theatrical style, what's important is to focus on the Madoka Magica style. I do believe this type of work will be the best.
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The Franchise's Inspirations and Its Legacy
Kirara Wrapping up, Madoka Magica has quite an impact since release. Again, what does this franchise mean to you?
Shinbo Through working on this project, I gained many new experiences. For example, this was my first work to be spoofed, and I truly enjoy all the fanworks. If we include everything that came out, this series probably has had the greatest impact that I worked on. We had some grannies that lived near the studio. When they saw the studio posters, they said "Oh, it's Homura!" For my work to have such widespread recognition, I am overjoyed!
Kirara Do you feel pressured now that you have a larger audience?
Shinbo It really is a sigh of relief, because creating an original work already has significant pressure. If it had failed, people may consider the original magical girl genre as not viable. Not only that, it may also make pitching future original anime more difficult as well. Not being a dud gave me a sigh of relief. At least I didn't kill off this genre. Previous to Madoka Magica, I made the original anime "Le Portrait de Petit Cossette." That ended without much exposure. With that experience, the popularity of this work made me really happy.
Kirara To have consequences for the entire genre, must be scary to be the creative mind behind an original anime.
Shinbo ANIPLEX's "Ano Hana (2011)" was also very successful. With the success of these types of original works, everyone will want to try making their own. This is a great trend. Besides relief, it also made me a bit self-conscious.
Kirara Success made the movie possible, so you must be very grateful?
Shinbo If we can continue this, I want to keep going. I want to discover the big direction in animation. I also want to expand the Madoka Magica franchise a bit more. For all this, I have to work hard to complete the Madoka Magica Movie. That's all.
Retranslated from a Chinese source

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