Newtype 2011-05

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Seiko Yoshida (seiyuu for Kyousuke Kamijou)

The dialogue by Sayaka "I cannot ask him to embrace this body...I cannot ask him to kiss this body...". I heard it directly spoken to me in the studio, and it just came to me with this feeling of the pain and sadness coming from someone who has fallen in love with a person who she is certain will never love her, and I remember crying because of that.

I was really hoping that Kyousuke and Sayaka could have an ending with both came together happily and my heart was left with a sad memory.

Sayaka and Madoka

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Madoka had her personality based on a "Aoki Ume character"

By contrast, Sayaka had her personality based on a "Urobuchi Gen character"

Kyubey Sounds

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This scan reveals that the swallowing sound Kyuubey made after eating his corpse was an ad-lib.

Urobuchi: I want miyamoto-san to say "Kyuppui" when he finished eating. That was an ad-lib by Kato(Emiri)-san who is voice actor(Seiyu) as Kyubey.

Shinbo: I think Kato-san was also suitable post(voice) (as Kyubey).

Urobuchi: It is rare that a villain's voice is cute.

Sayaka Train Interpretation

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Urobuchi - InuCurry-san did not just design the witches, they also decided under what situation the fight scenes took place. That was really fun.

Q - And there was Sayaka turning into a witch in Ep.8

Urobuchi - The conversations between two hosts that was overheard by Sayaka were true. I was in a crowded train and right in front of me were two guys making that kind of conversation.

Shinbo - Wanna add: Sayaka in the anime did not kill those hosts.

Urobuchi - In the screenplay it could be taken either way, so in the manga version by Hanokage-san the interpretation was taken as killed.

Kyubey as Alien Entity

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Q - There were more than one QB appearing in Ep.8. Do they have different personalities?

Urobuchi - The individual entities may be separate, but the consciousness is one. So even if one individual entity should die, there was not much damage. Just one individual dying is only like when you pull off one thread of hair.

The scene where QB ate its corpse was a scene added during the screenplay writing. I wanted to write something about QB that would highlight how it and human being could be absolutely mutually incomprehensible. Something like the reaction when your compatriot died.

Origin of Mami's Tiro Finale

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Because when I wrote the screenply there was still nothing done for monster design or art settings, I did not try to decide the layout of the battles. This means in the original screenplay there was only rough sketches like "In this scene they fight while speaking these dialogues".

At that time Mami-san's strongest attack move was named "Ultimate Shoot" (lol). And I thought this really sounded so stupid, so just at the voice dubbing studio I got anxious and rushed to translate the words on the net. I tried using Spanish and Greek but at the end I picked Italian which became "Tiro Finale".

Madoka Sequel

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Note: this interview was made on Mar 13th

Q - We can only wait for the completion of the battles in the second half. It may be a bit too soon, but what do both of you think about making a sequel "Madoka 2"?

Shinbo - I have many ideas coming up, like what we could do with 2 cours, or some episodes that happen within the 12 episodes already made. As we have already come this far, I want to expand on the world we created.

Urobuchi - Because the length was only one cour, a lot of elements and details had to be cut off. I am now thinking very hard about how to develop the next "Madoka".


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