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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: 8.481 (scored by 15254 users)
Ranked: #1052
Popularity: #698
Members: 35,154
Favorites: 110
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Synopsis

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

Related Anime

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

Characters & Voice Actors

Kyuubey
Kyuubey
Main
Kato, Emiri
Japanese
Kato, Emiri
Akemi, Homura
Akemi, Homura
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Kaname, Madoka
Kaname, Madoka
Main
Yuuki, Aoi
Japanese
Yuuki, Aoi
Miki, Sayaka
Miki, Sayaka
Main
Kitamura, Eri
Japanese
Kitamura, Eri

Staff

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



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Oct 24, 2012
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
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Aug 8, 2013
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
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Recommendations

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 or impress everyone. Both have very good action scenes.

Opening Theme

"Luminous (ルミナス)" by ClariS

Ending Theme

"Magia [quattro]" by Kalafina

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