Puella Magi Madoka Magica Concept Movie
A short four-minute concept film unveiled in surprise at Studio SHAFT's 40th anniversary event in Winter 2015, Madogatari. The first animated Madoka work since The Rebellion Story, it returns the full Madoka cast and staff. According to SHAFT CEO Kubota, the project will be "the core of the New Puella Magi Madoka Magica Project" and serves as its trailer.
As of date, the concept film remains legally unavailable to the public outside of Madogatari, and no announcement has been made of a streaming/home video release.
- 2015/11/26 - Press release announced a new Madoka Magica short will be screened at the Madogatari event: Tokyo 11/27 to 12/12, Osaka 12/22 to 12/27, Sapporo 2016/02/09 to 2016/02/14.
- 2015/11/27 - Concept Movie premiered at 3331 Art Chiyoda.
- 2015/12/08 - NewType January 2016 Issue interview clarifies that the concept film leads to a new Madoka project.
- Mami features heavily in the concept movie, possibly hinting towards her reprising Madoka's protagonist role in the new project.
- Studio SHAFT often begin an anime production with a single "image board" to capture the mood and atmosphere of an anime. Kubota describes this concept movie as an "extravagant" animated image board for the future Madoka project.
- Kubota compares Mami's role to Guan Yu from The Romance of Three Kingdoms. The apt comparison was not lost on the fanbase.
- Aoi Yuki as Madoka Kaname
- Chiwa Saito as Homura Akemi
- Kaori Mizuhashi as Mami Tomoe
- Eri Kitamura as Sayaka Miki
- Ai Nonaka as Kyoko Sakura
- Emiri Kato as Kyubey
- Kana Asumi as Nagisa Momoe
- Girl A
- Girl B
- Production: Studio SHAFT
- Chief Director: Akiyuki Shinbo
- Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto
- Composer: Yuki Kajiura
- Alternate Space Design: Gekidan Inu Curry
- Animation Director: Junichiro Taniguchi
- Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
- Sound Production: Rakuonsha