At AnimeJapan 2022, it was announced that a new anime titled Magical Girl Mad Destroyers is currently in production.
Jun Inagawa, a famous underground Japanese DJ known for his art and character designs, created the concept for the series. Bibury, also handling the upcoming Prima Doll and Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall, will be the animation studio behind the production of the series. More details regarding the cast are scarce at this time, most likely due to the recentness of the announcement.
A teaser preview for the original anime was put out as well, which you can watch below.
Just who is this Jun Inagawa guy?
Jun Inagawa is a man with no experience in anime. However, that doesn’t mean that he isn’t a well-known name.
On the website for Magical Girl Mad Destroyers, a few (famous) character witnesses in Daoko, Lica, and Course stand to gush about just how much of a wonderfully creative mind he is, and how happy they are that he got an anime. While he doesn’t have experience in the medium, his underground art and musical style have stood as an inspiration for many an artist, so here’s hoping that he’s able to make Magical Girl Mad Destroyers shine just the same!
What do we know so far about Magical Girl Mad Destroyers?
In an interview with Jun Inagawa conducted at KAI-YOU, he discussed his influences and the general plotline behind Magical Girl Mad Destroyers. He took quite a bit of inspiration from his manga, OTAKU HERO, in which the hero lives in a world where all 2D content is banned and he has to bring it back. The story of Magical Mad is set just a day before the events of his manga, with the plot drawn from character sketches he made of the environment that was picked up as a general concept and refined into a story starting in 2019.
With Magical Mad, what he wants to nail down the most is the sense of “otaku passion” that makes fans of anime so special to him. When he went to Comiket, he was so overwhelmed by the sheer joy and elation the eventgoers seemed to exhibit just standing in line for something they liked.
As the series takes place in the early 2000s, he wants most to capture the time and place of the era through the outfits and character designs of the main cast, as well as the vibe of Akihabara around that time. To prepare for Magical Mad, he ran several interviews with people from the scene to get an authentic feel to it despite the fantasy setting.
He expresses hope that those interested in the series will be able to appreciate “otaku passion” and agree that he approached the subject with respect in the final version of Magical Mad, and hopes that you watch it!