The Magia Record Season 3 release date has been confirmed to be on April 3, 2022, the Spring 2022 anime season. All four of the episodes of the third season will be released back-to-back on that day.
Crunchyroll has not yet announced when it will be streaming the episodes, but it will likely be on the same day.
Originally, the third season was planned for the end of 2021, but it was delayed “due to production reasons” according to the official website.
The official title for the third season of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story (Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Gaiden) is Asaki Yume no Akatsuki (Dawn of a Shallow Dream).
It’s also been confirmed that the third season will be the final season of the anime TV spin-off series.
The timing of the release is probably intended for the anime to tie into the story of the upcoming A Gekijouban Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Walpurgis no Kaiten movie sequel, the direct sequel to the 2013 Rebellion movie, which was announced in April 2021.
As previously predicted, Magia Record Season 3 will have fewer episodes in total than the second season. There will only be four episodes released in total.
The reason this was predicted in advance is that the 13 episodes of the first season were released as five Blu-Ray/DVD volumes, and the 8 episodes of the second season were released as three Blu-Ray/DVD volumes, whereas the third season will be released as only two BD volumes.
The Magia Record anime is being produced by animation studio SHAFT. It’s been confirmed that the main staff will return for making the third season.
In 2021, they released the Pretty Boy Detective Club anime in Spring 2021 and announced plans for the Luminous Witches anime.
In the past, many talented creators at SHAFT jumped ship to David Production (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure) to create the Fire Force anime series (see our article on the upcoming Fire Force Season 2 anime).
However, SHAFT managed to gather a lot of returning talent for the Magia Record anime.
The main director Gekidan Inu Curry is also the script supervisor who collaborated with video game company Elsewhere on writing the story. Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime series director Yukihiro Miyamoto is returning as an assistant director.
Similarly, Puella Magi Madoka Magica director Akiyuki Simbo returned as the animation supervisor. Madoka Magica animation director Junichiro Taniguchi will also perform the role of the character designer.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica movie animation director Hiroki Yamamura also returned. Another chief animation director was Nobuhiro Sugiyama, who had previously worked on Monogatari Season 2.
The Magia Record Season 3 OP (opening) theme song music “Music Box (Orgel)” will be performed by ClariSxTrySail. The new song will apparently be used as the ED for the ending of the final episode..
For the first season, the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story opening (OP) theme song music was “Gomakashi (Deception)” by TrySail, while the ending (ED) was “Alicia” as performed by ClariS.
The Magia Record Season 2 OP “Careless” is being performed by ClariS, while the ED “Lapis” is by TrySail. The Magia Record Season 2 trailer featured the ED song:
Magia Record Season 1 ended in March 2020 with the finale, Magia Record Episode 13.
The Magia Record Season 2 release date was on July 31, 2021. The second season had 8 episodes in total, so the finale, Magia Record Season 2 Episode 8, released on September 25, 2021.
The finale was originally supposed to release on September 18, 2021. Instead, a special episode was released on that day. It’s rumored that the delay was caused by production issues since the quality of the animation noticeably suffered as the second season progressed.
- Updated March 12, 2022: Magia Record Season 3 release date and episode count confirmed by new trailer.
- Updated January 26, 2022: Added Magia Record: Final Season key visual.
- Updated December 13, 2021: Magia Record Season 3 delayed.
- Updated September 14, 2021: Magia Record Season 2 Episode 8 release date delayed.
This article provides everything that is known about Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 3 (Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Gaiden Season 3) and all related news. As such, this article will be updated over time with news, rumors, and analysis. Meanwhile, let’s delve down into what is known for certain.
Magia Record Season 3 English dub release date
The anime was streaming with English subtitles on FUNimation, Crunchyroll, HIDIVE, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, and Netflix Japan. FUNimation’s Magia Record English dub for the first season was available on FUNimation Now.
A dubbing for the second and third seasons hasn’t been announced yet.
Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 3 release date schedule on TV
As previously announced, the exact Magia Record Season 3 release date is on April 3, 2022.
All four episodes of the final season will be broadcasting on Tokyo MX from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM JST (6:00 to 8:00 AM EST). MBS will air the four episodes on April 3 and April 6, 2022, while AT-X releases them on April 3, 2022.
The production of Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Gaiden Season 3 was initially announced on June 25, 2021. The third season was originally planned to be released at the end of 2021, but by December 2021 the plans had changed.
The wording of the newer announcement stated that the broadcast time for the Magia Record Season 3: Dawn of a Shallow Dream anime TV series “will be changed to the Spring of 2022”. Typically, that would have meant the first several weeks of April 2021, the Fall 2021 anime season.
But the release schedule for the second season hasn’t been typical, releasing on the last day of July 2021. And the third season is mixing things up even further by releasing all four episodes all at once.
Let’s just be glad that Magia Record 3 will give anime fans a final and complete story. Stay tuned!