Interest Madoka Magica Spawns Live-Action Comedy with Shokotan
posted on 2012-04-04 13:00 BST
Nico Nico Douga announced a live-action comedy movie, loosely inspired by the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime, with singer/actress Shoko Nakagawa ("Shokotan") as Madoka, 2channel founder and Nico Nico Douga director Hiroyuki Nishimura as Homura, model/actress Hatsune Matsushima (Akihabara @ DEEP) as Sayaka, Hamar@killer as Mami and Dwango executive Takeshi Natsuno as Kyubey. Below is the trailer for Magica Shirabe:
Niconico made the announcement at midnight on April 1 and added that Nakagawa had joined the company that runs Niconico — leading many to believe that the live-action project was just an April Fools' Day joke. However, the live-action project will actually debut at the Niconico Chōkaigi convention on April 28 and 29 as the fifth "Niconico the Movie." Hisanori Yoshida, a radio announcer and a performer of the traditional Japanese comedy storytelling rakugo, helped create the project.
Nakagawa will reveal more about the project on Wednesday evening during her regular Niconico Live program Shokotan no User Nama (Kōshiki).
Source: My Navi News