Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (2012)

Not Rated   |    |  Animation, Drama, Fantasy

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A mysterious creature "Kyubey" offers a young girl named Madoka Kaname the chance to have any one wish granted to her. In exchange she must battle evil creatures named "Witches" at the risk of losing her life.


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Cast & Crew

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Yukihiro Miyamoto , Akiyuki Shinbo


Gen Urobuchi (screenplay)

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21 October 2012 | nilbogman
| Mesmerizing, even to a noob
I was dragged into seeing the premiere of this movie by one of my friends without having ever heard of the TV series and without having seen a whole lot of anime, and no anime with English subtitles. I went into the movie with a skeptical attitude, but what I saw over the course of the following five hours was one of the most fascinating and enthralling cinematic experiences I have ever witnessed. Since I don't really have much anime experience to which I can compare this movie, I can't really comment on the specific details. But as a movie buff, I can say that this movie is a spectacle, a monumental achievement in animation which should not be missed.

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Magia [quattro]
Music by
Yuki Kajiura
Lyrics by Yuki Kajiura
Arrangement by Yuki Kajiura
Performed by Kalafina


Plot Summary


Animation | Drama | Fantasy | Mystery | Thriller


Release Date:

6 October 2012



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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,340 21 October 2012

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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