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Three Movies of Madoka Magica Announced [Confirmed]

by dtshyk
Nov 7, 2011 7:03 AM | 349 Comments
According to the cover art of Newtype magazine December issue, a film adaptation project of Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica was revealed to be launched. There will be three movies; two recaps of the original TV series and one brand new movie.

Sources: Scan of Newtype cover, Another scan

Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica Movie 1, 2, and 3 on MAL

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The news about both movies coming at the same time kinda shocked me, I was hoping they'll re-animate everything but now I don't know what to think... I guess we might get a few tweaks here and there but also a lot of copy+paste material. I wanted to see something like Macross F movies. :/

Apr 13, 2012 11:22 AM by insoo

SeraVerte said:
The 12 episode run was so complete, I wonder what they're planning to do...



they're probably planning on giving the story more of...well a story. the show after all wasn't that long and even though it had so many secrets being found out, there were still stories left untold; Homura's parents, Kyoko and Mami's friendship, Kyosuke's accident (sorry if i spelled his name wrong), the cause of the crash Mami was involved in, more inside detail on Kyoko's family, etc. Not to mention the third film, which will probably determine if Madoka will return or not. which there is without a doubt a possibility she will. what good is a movie without its main character? but i'm still wondering if she'll be able to stay or not. like stay on earth with her friends. but these are all just possibilities. we're going to have to just wait for the films. i just hope someone will post it on Youtube with english subtitles.

Apr 11, 2012 3:38 PM by Magica_Fan

Magica_Fan said:
i heard that the first two films will be the origins. the first will either be called "The Beginning Story" or "The Story Begins" and the second will be called "The Story Eternity" while the third film will pick up from where the series left off.

Yep. There are MAL entries here: Hajimari no Monogatari and Eien no Monogatari. The third movie doesn't have a title yet, but is here. Not that we know much of anything about them yet.

P.S. I hope in the first two it shows the back story of Mami and Kyoko's friendship http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT3McBR9Thk
Also i guess it wouldn't hurt if they'd show some back story on Homura's parents. it never did say how they died, or if they even died at all.

I'm mentally preparing myself for the first two movies not showing anything new at all, to be honest. Unless Shaft is a heck of a lot more organized than I expect they are, considering they're releasing both at once.

Maybe the news of Kizu being delayed until 2013 could be taken as a promising sign that Shaft is going to put more effort into the first two Madoka movies than just a copy/paste job. The lack relative lack of announced Shaft TV series for 2012 so far (Nise in Winter, HidaSketch 4 in Fall) could also be a sign. But I dunno. I'll keep expectations low until the third movie.

SergioSource said:
true story. all the important content in the first half could be condensed in 2 (perhaps 1) episode. Hate it when series do this

That would be a terrible decision and I'm so happy Shaft didn't hire you as a writer.

Apr 11, 2012 3:07 PM by jmal

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5layer said:
Hope the movies improve on the trashy first half of the show where nothing happened.


true story. all the important content in the first half could be condensed in 2 (perhaps 1) episode. Hate it when series do this

Apr 11, 2012 3:07 PM by SergioSource

i heard that the first two films will be the origins. the first will either be called "The Beginning Story" or "The Story Begins" and the second will be called "The Story Eternity" while the third film will pick up from where the series left off.

P.S. I hope in the first two it shows the back story of Mami and Kyoko's friendship http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OT3McBR9Thk

Also i guess it wouldn't hurt if they'd show some back story on Homura's parents. it never did say how they died, or if they even died at all.

Apr 11, 2012 2:56 PM by Magica_Fan

The 12 episode run was so complete, I wonder what they're planning to do...

Mar 4, 2012 8:59 PM by AzureBlues

Must.... watch.... epicness...

Mar 3, 2012 10:13 PM by Eirikz

So this is going the Evangelion route... that makes me a little sad. But the way it ended, it couldn't really go any other way I guess.

I guess this means 5 years of recap until we get to that new content. Hope those recaps are worth watching at least.

Mar 3, 2012 7:36 PM by shinytentacool

Omniknight said:
5layer said:
Hope the movies improve on the trashy first half of the show where nothing happened.
Man, I totally agree! A show is not good unless there are missiles crashing everywhere, the world is being ripped apart by giant lizards, people are stealing/thieving and killing each other, galaxies are thrown around like paper dolls or there is some evil presence constantly devouring the world. Forget taking the time to set up the plot and let's remove pointless drivel like characters talking to each other. Who cares why it's happening! Give me more explosions and moving things! Man... I feel your pain. Writing a post on an anime forum must be extremely boring without having an infinitesimal amount of colours moving and changing every second you look at it.
Yeah dude. Characterization and plot development? Who the fuck wants that? Now that I think about it, fuck writing, man. Rule of coooooooooo. Shit needs to get blow'd up 'n' stuff.

Anyway, I hope the movies aren't straight recaps--more like retellings, like the Macross Frontier movies with some old shit but new shit mixed in too. Most looking forward to the completley new material (3rd movie).

Something tells me the wait is going to be way too long.

Feb 29, 2012 8:13 PM by DraconisMarch

^ Best post in the thread ijs.

Feb 29, 2012 7:14 PM by insoo

im actually really excited for the 3 films. i just loved the series so wat ever they present im sure i will be happy. besides even if there was no dialogue watso ever to me it wouldnt really matter because we already sat through 12 eps of that so we already know everything about the plot and characters. so if they wanted just an action pack movie with the plot explained through the fights i would be fine

Feb 29, 2012 2:04 AM by FroZen109

^ so true lol

Maybe he slept through the first part or watched another show. o.0

Feb 28, 2012 8:40 PM by insoo

5layer said:
Hope the movies improve on the trashy first half of the show where nothing happened.


Man, I totally agree! A show is not good unless there are missiles crashing everywhere, the world is being ripped apart by giant lizards, people are stealing/thieving and killing each other, galaxies are thrown around like paper dolls or there is some evil presence constantly devouring the world. Forget taking the time to set up the plot and let's remove pointless drivel like characters talking to each other. Who cares why it's happening! Give me more explosions and moving things! Man... I feel your pain. Writing a post on an anime forum must be extremely boring without having an infinitesimal amount of colours moving and changing every second you look at it.

Feb 28, 2012 7:05 PM by Omniknight

Don't feed the trolls jmal :<

Jan 25, 2012 11:37 AM by insoo

5layer said:
trashy first half of the show where nothing happened.

I lol'd like I've never lol'd before.

Jan 23, 2012 6:31 AM by jmal

Hope the movies improve on the trashy first half of the show where nothing happened.

Jan 22, 2012 10:18 PM by 5layer

Scud said:
Why on earth would you need two feature-length recaps of such a short show. I approve of the new one though. I guess.

12 episodes is approximately 4 hours and change of actual story animation. If the goal is not to recap (which it isn't) but to reimagine or retell the story, you need the same amount to go in as much depth. One 90-120 minute movie would do a rather poor job of it.

Jan 8, 2012 7:16 PM by jmal

Why on earth would you need two feature-length recaps of such a short show. I approve of the new one though. I guess.

Jan 8, 2012 6:53 PM by Scud

Meguka. the series was sooo good. I'm just worried that they'll ruin the whole series with stupid sequels. If Gen Urobuchi's over it then I'm totally fine with it.

Jan 8, 2012 4:35 PM by KyaOtakuSama

nekonekogirl said:
I wasn't ready for this.

Jan 8, 2012 1:42 PM by Meritas