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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
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Original
Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 8.301 (scored by 43,970 users)
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Ranked: #2202
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Popularity: #655
Members: 83,869
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Synopsis

In the city of Mitakihara, a girl named Madoka Kaname, along with her friend, Sayaka Miki, encounter a creature named Kyubey and are saved from witches by a magical girl named Mami Tomoe. Kyubey offers Madoka and Sayaka the chance to have any one wish granted in exchange for becoming a magical girl and fighting witches, whilst Homura Akemi, another magical girl who recently transferred into Madoka's class, is strongly against Madoka becoming one. Before Madoka can make a decision, however, Mami is killed by a witch, leaving Madoka too afraid to become a magical girl. Sayaka, however, decides to become a magical girl herself in order to heal the hand of her childhood friend, Kyosuke Kamijou. As Sayaka soon comes into conflict with another magical girl named Kyouko Sakura, they, along with Madoka, learn the shocking truth that their soul gems, the source of their magical powers, literally contain their souls.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

"Luminous (ルミナス)" by ClariS

Edit Ending Theme

"Magia [quattro]" by Kalafina



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Veronin
Aug 8, 2013
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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Aeroblip
Oct 24, 2012
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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Stark700
Jul 22, 2013
Well, by this time, most avid anime fans probably heard about a series that debuted in 2011 known as Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica (Puella Magi Madoka Magica). It features the traditional theme of magical girls which is nothing new to the anime industry. However, what it presents is something far beyond that after a second look for its presentation of the magical girl theme like never before. It's dark. It's twisted. It's Madoka.

For a movie to be adapted for another run (especially in terms of story retelling), popularity and revenue often comes as one of the reasons. In fact, anime that have been revived in read more
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WanTaisho
Jun 23, 2015
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
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