Animation studio SHAFT will unveil a short concept movie for a new story related to Puella Magi Madoka Magica for its “~Commemorating 40 Years of Shaft~ Madogatari” event in Tokyo on Friday. The movie hints at a new project for the franchise, but nothing has been officially announced.
Magica Quartet—the team behind the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime, consisting of director Akiyuki Simbo, character designer Ume Aoki, scriptwriter Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus), and animation studio Shaft—have continued plans for a new work since the Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion film opened in October 2013. The concept movie was born from their meetings.
Simbo created the storyboards and served as chief director for the short, while series director Yukihiro Miyamoto returned to direct. Composer Yuki Kajiura contributed a new musical piece. Other returning staff members include: