So cannot wait for this. If you haven’t already heard SHAFT will be producing a anime-first series called Puella Magi Madoka Magica, obviously by the name- a magical girl like animu.
And if you never heard of SHAFT, YOU HAVEN’T LIVED MY GOOD SIR.
Recently they aired a 15 second commercial for it;
Legendary lolicon animu director Akiyuki Shinbo will be the… director, Ume Aoki will take care of the character designs (namely why the characters look a lot like the chars from Hidamari Sketch, as Ume was the creator of HS) along with Takahiro Kishida. Gen Urobuchi will deal with the screenplay and Yuki Kajiura will handle the music.
A fine list of godly anime production staff indeed, though now I see /a/ commenting on it that it’s a magical Hidamari Sketch clone ;_;
The main character, most likely Madoka (as mentioned in the name) will be voiced by Aoi Yuuki, as heard from Noel from Soranowoto, Mio from TWGOK and the yandere Yagyuu from Samurai Girls. Guess it’ll take time until I get comfortable with Yuuki’s soft echooing voice.
Animu planned for takeout early next year!