Ranked #83

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari

Alternative Titles

English: Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion
Synonyms: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magika Movie 3, Magical Girl Madoka Magica Movie 3
Japanese: 劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 叛逆の物語


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 26, 2013
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 56 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.541 (scored by 60,781 users)
Ranked: #832
Popularity: #387
Members: 104,838
Favorites: 1,692
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Were all the magical girls truly saved from despair? Now, the great "Law of Cycles" leads the magical girls to their new fate. Madoka Kaname, a girl who once led an ordinary life, sacrificed her very existence to set every magical girl free from their cruel destiny. Homura Akemi, another magical girl who was unable to keep her promise with Madoka, continues to fight in the world in which Madoka left her behind.

"I dream of the day when I can finally see your dear smile again."

Madoka Kaname has changed the world. In this new world, is what the magical girls see a world of hope... or despair?

(Source: Madman)


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Characters & Voice Actors

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


Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Iwakami, Atsuhiro
Mori, Yasunori
Mori, Yasunori
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Miyamoto, Yukihiro
Miyamoto, Yukihiro

Opening Theme

"Colorful (カラフル)" by ClariS

Ending Theme

"Kimi no Gin no Niwa (君の銀の庭)" by Kalafina

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Nov 15, 2013
There're anime where the ending will leave you satisfied.
There're cliffhanger anime for people to die for a sequel.
There're even anime that just leaves cliffhangers and never come back.
There're those garbage anime that you just don't feel anything at all.

And there's Madoka, an anime with an amazing story, art, sound, character, but a soulless and downright devilish ending.

There will be absolutely no plot at all, because I want people to understand and be ready for anything.

And, I tell you, you'll need to be.

[P.S. There are absolutely no plot summaries in here, but the vocabularies and terms I use may indirectly suggest a minor point of the read more
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Dec 7, 2013
There's no escaping the fact that the Madoka Magica franchise is explosive. And with it comes the pressure on the creators to push out more content for the fans. After two films that covered the original series with many improvements and new footage, the first truly new piece of Madoka Magica canon has arrived in the 3rd film, titled "Rebellion".

Before I review the film, I will mention that Rebellion is not intended to be viewed without prior knowledge of the original series - it is required viewing to understand the plot, as nearly the entire story and its characters are reflections and references to the read more
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Apr 4, 2014
This movie was disappointing. While visually and artistically stunning, I found it to be extremely lacking in the story and character department. The first two thirds of the film to me were nothing more but Shaft just masturbating in front of me for an hour with their colossal budget and overly-indulgent animation. Magical girl transformation sequence that lasted too long, overly long fight sequences with the Nightmares, with the only thing they accomplished was to vomit a barrage of non-stop god-like animation, while relatively little progression in the character development and story department occurred.

I don't want to go into any spoilers, but suffice to say, read more
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Nov 18, 2013
I don't think I've ever given perfect 10's across a rating scale. I don't think the third Madoka Magica movie deserves 10's across the board either, but this is the closest I'll probably ever get.

I dreaded the day that a sequel came to fruition for Madoka Magica. This was a show that ended on a rather ambiguous note but still left a good, everlasting impression in its original run, hinting that there was really no need for a sequel, an explanation, or an "After Story", for that matter. I'm not saying I don't want any more of it, not at all. But seriously, Gen Urobuchi, read more
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