MyAnimeList.net

Ranked #183
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari

Alternative Titles

English: Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part I: Beginnings
Synonyms: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika Movie 1, Magical Girl Madoka Magica Movie 1
Japanese: 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 始まりの物語

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2012
Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.371 (scored by 30339 users)
Ranked: #1832
Popularity: #600
Members: 60,050
Favorites: 186
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
2 based on the top anime page. Please not that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.

Popular Tags

No tags found

Synopsis

The first movie in the Madoka trilogy. It is a recap of the first eight episodes of the series.

Background

No background has been added for this series yet.

Related Anime

Alternative version: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica
Sequel: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari

Characters & Voice Actors

Akemi, Homura
Akemi, Homura
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Sakura, Kyouko
Sakura, Kyouko
Main
Nonaka, Ai
Japanese
Nonaka, Ai
Kaname, Madoka
Kaname, Madoka
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
Miki, Sayaka
Miki, Sayaka
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri

Staff

Mori, Yasunori
Mori, Yasunori
Producer
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Producer
Miyamoto, Yukihiro
Miyamoto, Yukihiro
Director, Episode Director
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Director


Write a review | More reviewsReviews

Oct 24, 2012 10:14 PM
Aeroblip
The Puella Magi Madoka Magica franchise is a juggernaut. When it first aired in 2011, the series quickly became popular, appealing to fans around the world with its amazing visuals and suspenseful story. Riding on the success of the original series, Shaft decides to expand on the franchise with a movie trilogy.

Yet, was it needed?

Let's set the record straight: the first two movies cover the same story of the original series. However this is not a simple rehash of the original. It's a bit unfair to use the term "recap" simply because most fans know the story; the movie contains the same events, but everything read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
Jun 23, 9:14 AM
WanTaisho
I highly recommend newcomers to Madoka Magica to watch the regular anime series first before watching the movies. (Spoiler-free review)

Okay, now that I've said that let me explain. If you haven't already heard, the first two Madoka Magica movies are mostly recaps of the regular t.v. series with some added/modified scenes. I recently finished the series subbed and re-watched it dubbed. Before watching the 3rd Madoka movie which continues the story, I decided to watch the first 2 movies to avoid missing anything (I know, I'm crazy). The recap movies are great in their own right, but I would argue that it is mainly because read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
Aug 8, 2013 4:07 AM
Veronin
A number of things come to mind when thinking of the mahou shoujo genre. Friendship, frilly dresses, cute young girls, and equally cute mascots ... what more could a young female audience ask for?

All of these of these things are prevalent within Madoka★Magica. And yet there's no anime quite like it.

Back in 2011, Madoka★Magica took the anime industry by surprise with a decidedly mature take on an otherwise lighthearted genre. Important characters die in brutal fashion. They struggle with the concept of right-and-wrong, that 'justice' is arbitrary and often fanciful. The villain is driven not by greed or vengeance, but by rational motives, read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
Aug 9, 2013 8:53 PM
Savepoints
Disclaimer: Have you not seen the series nor movie I heavily advise you not to read this, as even without spoilers it could very well more or less ruin the experience for you.

“Watashi... Honto Baka...” - Miki Sayaka

As the first and second movie pretty much exactly follows the story and events of the original series, (which I’ve already written a review of) this review will more or less consist of comparisons between the series and movie, with some added thoughts.

Story: (9 / 10)
The story of the first movie is basically a “recap” of the first 8 episodes of the series, with some added scenes. Though read more
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful

Recommendations

Anime: Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone
Both are remakes of the beginning of anime shows though Evangelion changed more things while Madoka Magica's plot is the same. They both have similar dark impressions. They are both about a group of people fighting against unknown creatures that are threatening to destroy humans. Even with these normal sounding plots, they are actually much deeper than they appear at first. Both Shinji and Madoka are faced with difficult decisions while being told to both do and not do something to save everyone. Sayaka develops in a similar way to Asuka and both of them just want to impress (and help) the person they love  read more 
reportRecommended by Asfaria

Opening Theme

"Luminous (ルミナス)" by ClariS

Ending Theme

"Magia [quattro]" by Kalafina

Recent News

Q2 2015 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 5/30]
Snow - Mar 31
47 replies by AnimeFan500 »»
Jun 23, 5:53 PM
Madoka Magica Project To Be Continued After the Movie Trilogy ( 1 2 3 )
dtshyk - Oct 12, 2012
119 replies by CookingPriest »»
Nov 3, 2013 11:32 AM

Recent Forum Discussion

Madoka Magica Films available legally?
00002019 - Dec 14, 2013
30 replies by DemiFiendRSA »»
Jun 4, 6:52 PM
Poll: Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
bippo - Oct 6, 2012
146 replies by Comander-07 »»
Jun 4, 8:50 AM