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Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 3: Hangyaku no Monogatari

Alternative Titles

English: Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: 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: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.451 (scored by 130,256 users)
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Ranked: #1372
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Popularity: #429
Members: 222,276
Favorites: 5,492


Both films share enough in common. Both are deeply complex and have confusing plot lines that converge to a major climax to twist everything previously established by its predecessor, combined with dazzling visuals in an apocalyptic thriller. 
report Recommended by ShadowBlazer3000
Both movies have the crazy turn from the previous movies/TV series. In Rebellion and Evangelion 3.0, main protagonists found that their worlds has much changed than how it was in the end of their previous movies. Coincidentally, they are both the third movies of the saga and have the equally (in)famous talents behind them, Gen Urobuchi and Hideaki Anno. Both have this kind of enigmatic, "WTF is going on" feels and action scenes. 
report Recommended by toumei_
It's always been clear that Puella Magi Madoka Magica was influenced by Revolutionary Girl Utena. However, the movie takes this influence ten steps further. In both movies, the premise starts out simple enough. But as the movie progresses, the plot gets a lot deeper and darker. The amount of symbolism they sport is incredible. Nearly every aspect about them has some sort of hidden meaning that requires a lot of speculation and discussion to fully understand. 
report Recommended by Xybirk
Both are mecha anime, which try to deconstruct their genre. In both anime, the main protagonist is a teenager, who becomes a mecha pilot, this becoming a child soldier in a devastating war. Both anime show the impact of war on these children, as they are forced to kill enemies and cope with the loss of their comrades. Also, in both shows, the main protagonists have a similar attitude and often refuse to participate in combat. Overall, both anime have a similar grim atmosphere and deal with similar themes. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both movies have a dark atmosphere. Both have dark twists every 5 minutes. Both movies take place in mysterious worlds. Both movies have at least 1 MC who knows everything about the mysterious worlds. 
report Recommended by Xenocrisi
Both are fairly confusing/weird and/or harder to follow on a first watch, and both are fairly dark. The soundtrack of the two movies sound similar, and both sound awesome. You do have to see the first four Kara no Kyoukai movies, however its dark tales should be fairly interesting to many madoka magica fans. 
report Recommended by barycentricbash
They have some similarities and differences: Similarities: -Yuu and Madoka are so alikes -Haruka and Homura are so alikes -They both have a special relation of girls Differences: -Sakura Trick have a lot of Yuri Kiss -Madoka Magica is a Mahou Shoujo while Sakura Trick is Slice Of Life 
report Recommended by Sailor_Cherry
Both of them are the sequels to their respective shows with an even more screwed up twist than before. 
report Recommended by 000rga
Both these movies serve as theatrical sequels to TV anime and have specifically one character as it's main focus and are dedicated to developing them further. Although Haruhi no Shoushitsu has a slower pace then Rebellion, both are still fantastic character pieces and are definitely worth the watch.  
report Recommended by Zibsidian
Pokémon 3: The Movie and Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion are two beautiful movies that explore the story of a wish for idealized worlds and of the main characters being in said worlds. While the former is a standalone film made for all ages and the latter is a dark sequel for an equally dark series for older audiences, both have similarities that I cannot ignore, including memorable fight scenes, some interesting shots/color choices, some tense moments (more of which is present in Madoka's case), and wonderful soundtracks (especially if you are watching the original Japanese version in Pokémon's case). 
report Recommended by Fario-P
It's tough to make a recommendation for the Kizumonogatari movies series, as they form but one part of the massive Monogatari franchise, and one that actually deviates from the typical Monogatari feel. Nonetheless, in certain ways I found Kizu as a whole (this means counting all three movies) to have some similarities with the third Madoka movie. Movies directed by Shaft, and it shows: medium blending (especially in Kizu, with cases of weird RL photos), shots from unusual angles, head tilts, etc. Also, both feature heavy supernatural with some mystery elements, expand and question the personalities and actions of certain characters and focus on strong and  read more 
report Recommended by Spyros_Kran
Both series are a dark turn on the cute and moe genre that goes badly for the main characters, who are in both shows young girls. Both have a weird structure and plot twists and have unsatisfying endings, so its very likely that you will apreciate the other if you enjoy one of them. Also they are both extremely well done and dont give a damn about what the audience will be expecting. 
report Recommended by Jans6ever
Both anime have protagonists who live in a fictional world. They mix up reality with surreal imagery to convey a dream-like feeling. They have a complex narrative with many plot twists, which often confuse the viewers. Also, both anime have an overall similar vibe. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
This is also a masterpiece by the same scriptwriter, Urobuchi Gen. It is similar to Madoka in a way that both are twisted. The art is arguably better in Fate/Zero and, most of all, it is, like Madoka, a destroyer of people's opinions. Fate/Zero is actually a prequel to Fate/stay night so naturally, people were not expecting much when Ufotable announced that they would make a prequel anime based on Fate/stay night. And, like how he did with initial Madoka fans, Urobuchi proved them wrong. Go watch it. If you enjoyed Madoka not for the cuteness (actually if you enjoyed it for cuteness you would hate Madoka) then  read more 
report Recommended by MotherOfUltra
Both story surrounds dictatorship, democracy and utilitarianism inside an endless spiral of cosmic illusions. Both shows would make a good shampoo commercial. 
report Recommended by Azraniel
Both main characters are females fighting something (dragons/witches) with memories problem (while in G-9 the main character is not remembering anything, in Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 3 the main character is the only one remembering something. 
report Recommended by abystoma2
Both anime have a very innocent look, which contradicts their true nature, because these anime are quite dark. In both anime, the main protagonists are young girls. Also, in both anime, there are several timelines with the events changing in each of them. Apart from these, both anime have a similar feel to them. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Both series are rife with symbolism, making the viewer pay attention to scenery, musical ques, design and placement in order to understand the full story. In fact, both are so heavy on the symbolism that the exact meaning as to what goes on in both are still under debate to this day. Both series have a strong bond between the two leads, both of which are female. These leads have a very interesting relationship, starting out as close friends but bleeding right into self-sacrificially romantic in the closing stages. Both PMMM:Rebellion and Revolutionary Girl Utena tackle the concept of a person showcasing an 'ideal' versus the actual  read more 
report Recommended by InsaneLeader13
This is a story with characters using magic (magical girls) Madoka Magica has a deceptive appearance. Like Fate, was a dark universe, violent and tragic. Epic battles in both animes in front of imminent pre-apocalyptic situation. This movie Madoka is the last part of the Madoka Magica series. 
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