It’s hard to argue with just how iconic the Puella Magi Madoka Magica series is. The 2011 original anime was produced by Shaft and created by Magica Quartet, a collective of four industry veterans who came together to craft one of the most iconic and inventive entries in the magical girl genre. The dark, twisted fairytale aesthetic of the series has gone on to inspire countless spinoffs, video games, and even a mobile experience titled Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story. That smartphone spinoff recently got a gorgeous anime adaptation that ran for 13 episodes, and the recently aired finale revealed that fans can look forward to a second season of the action.
The 13th and final episode of the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story anime concluded with a teaser that announced the existence of a second season, which is “coming soon.” The animation staff and voice actors from the first season are likely to return.
Legendary anime studio SHAFT produced the first season of the anime adaptation of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story, with Gekidan Inu Curry serving as chief director and series script supervisor. The duo previously worked on Doroinu, and were also the animators responsible for many of the nightmarish, puppet-like animations and battle scenes in the original Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime. The series director from the original anime, Yukihiro Miyamoto, returned to serve as assistant director. The chief animation director from the first series, Junichiro Taniguchi, serves the same role on this new anime on top of being credited as the character designer. Other chief animation directors include Nobuhiro Sugiyama and Hiroki Yamamura. Sugiyama previously worked on Arakawa Under the Bridge and Monogatari Series Second Season, while Yamamura was previously on the staff for Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings and Fate/Extra Last Encore.
Takumi Ozawa composed music for the series, and the trio TrySail performed the opening theme song “Gomakashi” (Deception). The ending song, meanwhile, is performed by the duo ClariS and is titled “Alicia.” The director of the original anime, Akiyuki Simbo, was on staff for this series as an animation supervisor. The video game company responsible for the original Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story mobile game was also on staff to help collaborate on the series scripts.