The release date of Magia Record Season 3 has been confirmed as April 3, 2022, the spring 2022 anime season. On that day, all four episodes of the third season will be released consecutively.
The third season was originally scheduled for late 2021, but it was postponed “due to production reasons” according to the official website†
The official title of 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 has also been confirmed that the third season will be the final season of the anime TV spin-off series.
The timing of its release is likely meant to align the anime with 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 overall than the second season. There will be only four episodes 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 as three Blu-Ray/DVD volumes, while the third season will be released as only two BD volumes.
The Magia Record anime is produced by animation studio SHAFT. It has been confirmed that the main staff will return for the making of 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 have turned 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 amass a lot of recurring talent for the Magia Record anime.
The lead director Gekidan Inu Curry is also the script supervisor who collaborated with the video game company Elsewhere in writing the story. Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime director Yukihiro Miyamoto returns as assistant director.
Likewise, Puella Magi Madoka Magica director Akiyuki Simbo returned as animation supervisor. Madoka Magica animation director Junichiro Taniguchi will also fill the role of character designer.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica film animation director Hiroki Yamamura also returned. Another lead 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 (Organ)” will be performed by ClariSxTrySail. The new song will apparently be used as the ED for the end of the final episode.
For the first season, the opening music of the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story (OP) was “Gomakashi (Deception)” by TrySail, while the ending (ED) was “Alicia” as performed by ClariS.
The Magia Record Season 2 OP “Careless” is performed by ClariS, while the ED “Lapis” is performed 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 July 31, 2021. The second season had a total of 8 episodes, so the finale, Magia Record Season 2 Episode 8, was released on September 25, 2021.
The final was originally scheduled to take place on September 18, 2021. Instead, a special episode was released on that day. It is rumored that the delay was caused by production issues, as the animation quality deteriorated noticeably as the second season progressed.
- Updated March 12, 2022: Magia Record Season 3 release date and number of episodes confirmed by new trailer.
- Updated January 26, 2022: Magia Record: Added key visual of the last season.
- Updated December 13, 2021: Magia Record Season 3 delayed.
- Updated September 14, 2021: Magia Record Season 2 Episode 8 release date has been delayed.
This article covers everything 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. In the meantime, let’s get into what is known for sure.
Magia Record Season 3 English Dub Release Date
The anime was streamed 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 season has not yet been announced.
Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 3 Release Date Predictions
As of the latest update, SHAFT or any other company associated with the production of the anime has not officially confirmed the exact release date of Magia Record Season 3.
Production of Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Gaiden Season 3 has been announced. On June 25, 2021, it was initially announced that the third season would be released in late 2021, but by December 2021, plans had changed.
Once the news is officially confirmed, this article will be updated with the relevant information.
The wording of the newer announcement states that the broadcast time for the Magia Record Season 3: Dawn of a Shallow Dream anime television series “will be changed in Spring 2022”. Usually that means the first few weeks of April 2021, the fall 2021 anime season.
But the release schedule for the second season was not typical, the release on the last day of July 2021. Therefore, it is possible that the release date of Magia Record Season 3 will be later in the spring of 2021.
Let’s just be happy that Magia Record 3 will give anime fans a definitive and complete story. Stay tuned!