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, which also hosts the upcoming Prima Doll and Black Rock Shooter: Dawn Fall, will be the animation studio behind the production of the series. More details about the cast are scarce at this point, most likely due to the recency of the announcement.
A teaser preview for the original anime has also been released, which you can check out below.
Who is this Jun Inagawa man anyway?
Jun Inagawa is a man with no experience in anime. That doesn’t mean he isn’t a household name, though.
On the Magical Girl Mad Destroyers website, a few (famous) character witnesses in Daoko, Lica, and Course tell how much of a prodigious creative mind he is, and how happy they are that he got an anime. Although he has no experience with the medium, his underground art and music style have been an inspiration to many an artist, so I hope he will be able to make Magical Girl Mad Destroyers shine just as much!
What do we know about Magical Girl Mad Destroyers so far?
In an interview with Jun Inagawa performed at KAI-YOU, he discussed his influences and the general storyline 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 must bring it back. The story of Magical Mad takes place just a day before the events of his manga, with the plot derived from character sketches he made of the environment and picked up as a general concept and refined into a story that started in 2019.
With Magical Mad, he most wants to capture the sense of “otaku passion” that makes anime fans so special to him. When he went to Comiket, he was so overwhelmed with the sheer joy and elation that the attendees of the event seemed to show that they were just queuing for something they liked.
Since the series is set in the early 2000s, it mainly aims to capture the time and place of the era through the outfits and character designs of the main cast, as well as the atmosphere of Akihabara around that time. To prepare for Magical Mad, he did several interviews with people from the scene to get an authentic feel despite the imaginative setting.
He expresses the hope that those interested in the series will appreciate “otaku passion” and agree that he approached the subject with respect in the final version of Magical Mad, and hopes you watch it!