Kana Hanazawa plays new character Kuroe; TrySail, ClariS sing themes
Magia Day 2019, the second anniversary event for the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story (Magia Record: Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Gaiden) smartphone role-playing game, debuted the first full promotional video and third key visual for the television anime adaptation on Sunday. The video announces more cast and staff members and reveals that the anime has been delayed from this year to January 2020 on the MBS, Tokyo MX, Gunma TV, Tochigi TV, BS11, and other channels.
The event announced that Kana Hanazawa will join the voice cast as the new anime character Kuroe.
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu) is serving in both the chief director and series script supervisor roles. Puella Magi Madoka Magica series director Yukihiro Miyamoto is returning to serve as assistant director. Madoka Magica chief animation director Junichirō Taniguchi is also returning in the same role, plus serving as character designer. The other chief animation directors are Nobuhiro Sugiyama (Arakawa Under the Bridge, Monogatari Series Second Season) and Hiroki Yamamura (Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings, Fate/Extra Last Encore).
Takashi Hashimoto is the action director, and the main animators are Yoshiaki Ito, Akihisa Takano, and Kana Miyai. Ken Naito is directing the art, and Jin Hibino is serving as the color key artist. Rie Matsubara is editing, and Hisato Shima is directing the CG. Kōji Tsuchiya is the compositing director of photography. The game company Elsewhere is collaborating on the scripts.
Takumi Ozawa is composing the music, and Yota Tsuruoka is directing the sound. Puella Magi Madoka Magica director Akiyuki Simbo is returning, but as animation supervisor instead.
The trio TrySail performs the opening theme song "Gomakashi" (Deception) heard in the video above, while the duo ClariS performs the unnamed ending theme song. The ending theme song's single will go on sale in 2020.
As with the game, the original work is credited to Magical Quartet, with original character designs by Ume Aoki. SHAFT is producing the anime.
The cast includes:
The game's story, a spinoff of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime, takes place in the burgeoning city of Kamihama. Guided by a strange power, magical girls gather in this town and battle with a new power drawn from witches. Iroha Tamaki arrives in this town and joins other magical girls to search for her missing younger sister Ui. Before long, Homura Akemi also arrives in the town. "If I can understand the mystery of this town, maybe I can save Kaname."
The new character Iroha Tamaki (voiced by Momo Asakura) becomes a magical girl with a wish to save her sister from illness. Madoka Kaname (again voiced by Aoi Yūki) also arrives in Kamihama to search for her missing friend Homura.
The game launched for iOS and Android devices in August 2017, and is free to play with optional in-game purchases. A manga adaptation launched in August 2018, and a stage play adaptation featuring members of the Keyakizaka46 idol group ran from August to September last year.
Source: ANN coverage (Kim Morrissy)