The 2 Winx Writers Who Tell The Best Aisha/Nex Stories
Posted On September 7, 2019
One of the most common misconceptions about Winx Club is that Rainbow hires different writers for the comics. The reality: some of the cartoon staff write the comics, too.
The story and script for comic #131, “La Prova di Nex” (Nex’s Test), was written by Nicola Venanzetti and supervised by Maurizio De Angelis. I mentioned Nicola Venanzetti in an Una di Noi Winx post, but I only credited him as a scriptwriter for Winx season seven and World of Winx. Turns out he has a longer history with Winx Club. He also worked as a screenplay coordinator for season three and a scriptwriter for season four.
Maurizio De Angelis has been involved in Winx Club since season one, along with both spin-offs: PopPixie and World of Winx. Check out the credit roll screenshots I linked to in the last paragraph. You’ll see his name on all of them. In each season, he’s either a story editor or a screenplay coordinator.
Did They Help Write The Sirenix Arc?
Now let’s look at the credits for Winx season eight:
Again, we see both names. Maurizio De Angelis worked as a story editor again, and Nicola Venanzetti wrote outlines and scripts.
I researched these roles. A story editor’s job includes coming up with plot ideas, suggesting script edits, keeping the writers on schedule, and making sure each episode fits within the run-time. And outline writers write scene-by-scene breakdowns of each episode.
But I don’t think it’s a coincidence that the Sirenix arc and “La Prova di Nex” highlight and expand on the same aspects of Aisha and Nex’s relationship: teamwork, friendship, and encouragement. These stories also have the most romantic moments between Aisha and Nex. Seems to me that these writers have the best ideas for the couple’s development.
Sadly, Rainbow may not make a Winx season nine. But if they do, I hope Nicola Venanzetti and Maurizio De Angelis write the next chapter of Aisha and Nex’s love story. We know it’ll be good.