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1st Movie of Madoka Magica Due in Autumn

by dtshyk
Mar 15, 2012 10:52 PM | 63 Comments
According to Chunichi Newspaper, the first movie of Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica will be premiered in autumn. In the article, director Shinbo Akiyuki said he was worried that anime has been out of mainstream entertainment and hoped Madoka will attract the attention of the general public.

Source: Scan of Chunichi Newspaper

Update Apr 2nd
Aniplex has announced at Anime Contents Expo 2012 that the first two parts of Madoka Magica Trilogy movie will be shown in tandem. The tiles of the two parts are "Hajimari no Monogatari" and "Eien no Monogatari".

Source: Screenshot of the announcement

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Bumping this thread because we now have the box office data for the 2 Madoka movies.

While the first movie was ranked 7th in box office (and the only movie with <50 screens in the top 10 list), the second movie was ranked FIRST in box office this week ( http://www.kogyotsushin.com/archives/extra/ )

Over the last weekend, its box office was 172 million Yen with 43 screens. (the equivalent revenue for the first movie was 139 million Yen). It broke two records in Japanese cinema history
- The first movie from a midnight anime to take No.1 in the box office ranking
- The first movie with <50 screens to take No.1 in the box office ranking

BTW I read the reports by those fans who went to the 2nd movie and apparently although the animation was all redone the sequence and scenes look close to the TV series up till midpoint of Ep.9. And after that there are quite a bit of new scenes added, particularly in majo-Sayaka vs Kyouko as well as Homura's talk to QB about Kyouko and Homura vs Walpurgisnacht.


In case some of you have not seen it



Also Madoka (or is it Mami?) is on the cover of the popular news magazine SPA this week
http://nikkan-spa.jp/magazine/309168

Oct 15, 2012 8:02 AM by symbv

Post-Josh said:
It does have search, jmal. Beside "My Ignored Topics".

Oh hey that's back. When I started posting here and for a long time after I know search was disabled for performance reasons, but I didn't realize it got reenabled at some point. Now I don't need to keep using an inurl: google search to find stuff. Thanks.

Aug 26, 2012 10:05 AM by jmal

It does have search, jmal. Beside "My Ignored Topics".

That's good stuff though, I'll probably just wait for the movies instead of bothering to watch the series again.

Aug 26, 2012 10:01 AM by Josh

I think this is the most recent Madoka movie thread? I really wish this forum had search.

http://0taku.livedoor.biz/archives/4277653.html

Scroll down a bit for comparison shots. It looks like Shaft is, at least, doing some extensive clean-up and additional work with backgrounds and such, even beyond the clean-up done for the BDs. Mami's transformation is also updated. It's still a recap movie and all but I'm glad they're taking he opportunity to work on the visuals more.

Aug 26, 2012 1:07 AM by jmal

I can't wait for this...!

May 11, 2012 8:35 AM by kanbe

mitch3315 said:
I hope Kyouko is in the first movie, if not I could live with just Homura.


i hope so too. i'm also hoping that in either the first or second movie they will show Kyoko and Mami's history together as best friends. it was in the drama cd Farewell Story, but imagine seeing it for real! i'm just not quite sure which of the two i like more. they're both pretty fantastic characters, and it bother's me that i can't decide who i like more. but anyways, i hope they show their friendship and such. i also hope they finally tell us what happened to Homura's parents

since the movie will probably be featured in Japan only, then whoever somehow gets a hold of it please PLEASE post the movie on Youtube! i beg of you!

Mod Edit: Please do not double post.

May 9, 2012 7:50 PM by Magica_Fan

The episodic cliffhangers are going to be harder to do in a movie format.
The only really thing they could add is longer fight sequences.
5 minute fight sequence between Walpurgis and Homura = fly to Japan to watch it.

Apr 5, 2012 6:25 PM by Omniknight

DraconisMarch said:
Just hoping there isn't too much stock footage and plenty of new shitz... The fact that they're coming out at the same time makes me a little scared that there will be too much copypasta.

I'm going to be pessimistic and assume 95+% copypasta. Shaft can't possibly handle animating significant chunks of two theatrical works at once (not with adequate quality) with ~6 months to go, with Kizu and Hidamari 4th and whatever else on the way as well.

Though I'd so very much love to be wrong. They are, at least, significantly cutting down on the number of TV shows they do lately. Maybe that'll be enough.

At least this gets us the third movie faster.

Apr 4, 2012 11:45 AM by jmal

KiraMustDie said:
Apparently both the first and second films are this fall...
Super duper legit.

Just hoping there isn't too much stock footage and plenty of new shitz... The fact that they're coming out at the same time makes me a little scared that there will be too much copypasta.

Apr 4, 2012 11:28 AM by DraconisMarch

Apparently both the first and second films are this fall...

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!

I don't care if it's a recap, I already rewatched the series a couple of times and enjoyed it every time, so I have absolutely no problem watching it again in movie form.

Apr 1, 2012 6:16 PM by KiraMustDie

mitch3315 said:
I hope Kyouko is in the first movie, if not I could live with just Homura.


I'm in the total opposite camp =D
Yay! We'll get the 3rd movie on Blu-ray in 4-5 years! YES!

At least it's a shorter wait than Diablo 3...

Apr 1, 2012 7:30 AM by Omniknight

I can imagine the magnitude of clash in Japanese theaters in 2012, lol... Top 3 most successful anime in the history of anime industry coming out all at once. D:

Mar 24, 2012 7:08 PM by insoo

Out of mainstream entertainment? Buddy, you must be crazy

Mar 18, 2012 3:16 AM by mikhailn

tembikai said:
milk the cow, suck it dry

Yes, please continue to milk Madoka SHAFT.
It is going to be better than 80% of the shit that is airing now anyways.


I seriously don't know why idiots post comments like this.

Mar 17, 2012 2:48 AM by FatherAnderson

Good, at least we've got a date now. I just hope it'll do justice to the series and is not just a bunch of anime scenes put together. Re-animating and even adding new scenes would be awesome, though.

Mar 17, 2012 2:36 AM by hontobaka

Sweet. :0

Mar 16, 2012 10:42 PM by MyNameSucks

milk the cow, suck it dry

Mar 16, 2012 5:50 PM by tembikai

_Yamainu said:
Just hopin' it bomb.

You're going to have to hope preeeeeeeeetty damn hard. So uh, good luck with that.

Mar 16, 2012 4:28 PM by jmal

Looking forward to this!

Mar 16, 2012 3:34 PM by 09890

Can't wait to wat h the recap, sounds great!
GarLogan78 said:
Both Kizumonogatari and Madoka in one year?
Now I'm excited!

Mar 16, 2012 3:25 PM by Minene-sama