Comic Update: It’s the most beautiful ugly sound in the world

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Late to the party with this one, and the joke is incredibly obvious, but I feel if you’re the only anime webcomic on the net, being late and obvious is a luxury–no competition! But yeah, if you’ve seen Madoka Magica, you know what this is all about.

As far as the art goes, I think panel 1 is the best even if the angle and the pseudo-fish eye lens is kind of BS. I did panel 2 last so it looks the worst–Rets has a giant jaw, and Tina also has something of a man jaw. Panel 3 is alright, but Tina’s face is kind of too long. I think I nailed Rets’ expression well, though.

Not much else to say except that I started a Tumblr a little while ago. For the time being I’ll just be posting all the various SHAFT and Shinbo related things I have on my PC. Scans, screencaps, photographs, videos, songs, whatever, it’ll be up there. I may expand out, but for now it’ll be a SHAFTXSHINBO Tumblr.

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9 Responses to Comic Update: It’s the most beautiful ugly sound in the world

  1. AnonymousCoward says:

    Yay for pixiv calendar~

  2. Vorp says:

    Five episodes in and madoka still isn’t a magical girl, I wonder if shinbo made a bet with someone “Hey I bet you I can make a magical girl anime where the main character never actually becomes a magical girl despite appearing in the OP”.

  3. Azures says:

    Rets’ face looks like he’s coming or yawning in the first panel.

  4. Yuriko says:

    I am really falling in love with this show. I have always wanted a serious magical girl show and this is totally filling my need.

  5. wah says:


    If you read interviews with Shinbo, that’s actually the kind of thing he’d say…

    There may be some (un)lucky girl off camera…

    I’ve actually been giving it a hard time–it’s not really scratching my SHAFTXSHINBO itches very well. Dictatorially it is, but I feel the characters are kind of flat.

  6. This is the best comic you’ve made in a while.

  7. Funny thing you mentioned this

  8. Yuen says:

    I like how the background is getting darker and darker with each week. Very nice comic.

  9. wah says:

    Oh, that wasn’t actually intentional. Hahaha!