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Writers:
Alexander Von David (english adaptation)
Gen Urobuchi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
6 October 2012 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Mesmerizing, even to a noob See more (1 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Aoi Yûki ... Madoka Kaname (voice)
Chiwa Saitô ... Homura Akemi (voice) (as Chiwa Saito)
Eri Kitamura ... Sayaka Miki (voice)
Kaori Mizuhashi ... Mami Tomoe / Tatsuya Kaname (voice)

Ai Nonaka ... Kyouko Sakura (voice)
Emiri Kato ... Kyubey (voice) (as Emiri Katou)
Ryôko Shintani ... Hitomi Shizuki (voice)
Yûko Gotô ... Junko Kaname (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ... Tomohisa Kaname (voice)

Junko Iwao ... Kazuko Saotome (voice)
Seiko Yoshida ... Kyosuke Kamijo (voice)
Nobuo Tobita ... Host (voice)

Shin'ichirô Miki ... Host (voice)
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ... Nakazawa (voice)
Hideki Tasaka ... Kyosuke's Father (voice)
Tomoko Nakamura ... Nurse (voice)
Seiro Ogino ... Factory Manager (voice)
Rumi Okubo ... Girl (voice)
Rei Matsuzaki ... Girl (voice)
Ayane Sakura ... Girl (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christine Marie Cabanos ... Madoka Kaname (voice: English version)

Kyle Hebert ... Tomohisa Kaname (voice: English version)

Carrie Keranen ... Mami Tomoe (voice: English version)
Lauren Landa ... Kyoko Sakura (voice: English version)

Shelby Lindley ... Hitomi Shizuki (voice: English version)
Marianne Miller ... Kyosuke Kamijo (voice: English version)
Cassandra Morris ... Kyubey (voice: English version) (as Cassandra Lee)

Carrie Savage ... Junko Kaname (voice: English version)

Karen Strassman ... Kazuko Satome (voice: English version)

Cristina Valenzuela ... Homura Akemi (voice: English version) (as Cristina Vee)
Sarah Anne Williams ... Sayaka Miki (voice: English version) (as Sarah Williams)

Directed by
Yukihiro Miyamoto 
Akiyuki Shinbo 
Alexander Von David (voice director) (as Alex Von David)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Gen Urobuchi  screenplay
Alexander Von David  english adaptation (as Alex Von David)

Produced by
Yoshinao Doi .... producer
Hideki Goto .... executive producer: Aniplex USA (as Hideki 'Henry' Goto)
Osamu Hosokawa .... producer
Atsuhiro Iwakami .... producer
Kozue Kaneniwa .... producer
Hiroyuki Kobayashi .... producer
Norio Komori .... associate producer
Toshihiro Maeda .... associate producer
Hirô Maruyama .... producer
Yasuyo Ogisu .... associate producer
Yasuhiro Okada .... animation producer
Kaeko Sakamoto .... producer: Bang Zoom!
Eric P. Sherman .... producer: Bang Zoom!
Akiko Yodo .... associate producer
Miku Ôshima .... associate producer (as Miku Ooshima)
 
Original Music by
Yuki Kajiura 
 
Cinematography by
Shinichiro Eto 
 
Film Editing by
Rie Matsuhara 
 
Production Design by
Gekidan Inu Curry 
 
Art Direction by
Ken Naitô 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Yuuki Hachise .... unit director
Yukihiro Miyamoto .... unit director
Hiroyuki Terao .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jin Hibino .... color designer
Tomoyuki Itamura .... storyboard artist
Erika Kawashima .... assistant art director
Tomonari Suzuki .... assistant art director
Izumi Takizawa .... color designer
Aoi Yûki .... illustrator: Madoka illustration (as Aoi Yuuki)
 
Sound Department
Yoshimi Sugiyama .... sound production manager
Mai Sunaniwa .... recording assistant
Fumiaki Tanaka .... recording assistant
Hidemi Tanaka .... sound effects
Yôta Tsuruoka .... sound director (as Yota Tsuruoka)
 
Visual Effects by
Motoi Sakai .... visual effects
 
Animation Department
Maiko Abe .... in-between animator
Miyuki Abe .... in-between animator
Yôsuke Aburaya .... in-between animator
Yôsuke Aburaya .... secondary key animator
Toru Akiba .... in-between animator
Hirotoshi Akiyama .... in-between animator
Ume Aoki .... original character designer
Shiori Araki .... in-between animator
Satomi Arayama .... in-between animator
Miho Ayabe .... in-between animator
Miho Ayabe .... secondary key animator
Noboru Chigiri .... in-between animator
Takahiro Eguchi .... in-between animator
Saki Hagino .... in-between animator
Shûichi Hara .... animation director
Tomoyo Hata .... in-between animator
Yukiyo Hiraide .... in-between animator
Koki Hirano .... in-between animator
Emi Hirota .... in-between animator
Ayaka Horii .... in-between animator
Kana Ineo .... in-between animator
Shuichi Inoue .... in-between animator
Keiji Ishihara .... animation director
Haruka Itou .... in-between animator
Ikumi Kakiuchi .... in-between animator
Risa Kameoka .... in-between animator
Tomohiro Kamitani .... animation director
Hayao Kanou .... in-between animator
Yui Kanou .... in-between animator
Tomomasa Kashiwashima .... in-between animator
Yoichiro Katayama .... secondary key animator
Yasue Katori .... in-between animator
Tatsuya Kawano .... in-between animator
Tatsuya Kawano .... secondary key animator
Toshiaki Kimura .... in-between animator
Takahiro Kishida .... character designer
Nana Koinuma .... in-between animator
Nana Koinuma .... secondary key animator
Akino Kojima .... in-between animator
Aki Komori .... in-between animator
Minami Konagai .... in-between animator
Saki Konishi .... in-between animator
Hiroki Konno .... in-between animator
Moeka Kuga .... in-between animator
Moeka Kuga .... secondary key animator
Yui Kusakabe .... in-between animator
Scott MacDonald .... background artist
Sayaka Maruyama .... in-between animator
Naoko Masui .... secondary key animator
Ryutaro Minagawa .... animation director
Yusako Minami .... in-between animator
Manami Minamikata .... in-between animator
Manami Minamikata .... secondary key animator
Eriko Miwa .... secondary key animator
Keiko Miyano .... in-between animator
Tomoko Miyata .... in-between animator
Teru Miyazaki .... in-between animator
Kôsuke Murayama .... animation director
Ayumi Nakabe .... in-between animator
Eri Nakajima .... in-between animator
Nao Nakamura .... in-between animator
Ryu Nakayama .... in-between animator
Motonori Nishibe .... secondary key animator
Hiromi Niwa .... in-between animator
Saki Noguchi .... in-between animator
Seiya Numata .... assistant animation director
Sumio Ogawa .... in-between animator
Miki Ogino .... in-between animator
Kanako Oikawa .... in-between animator
Megumi Okazaki .... in-between animator
Shota Onishi .... in-between animator
Mitsuru Sasaki .... in-between animator
Mitsuru Sasaki .... secondary key animator
Takahiro Sasaki .... animation director
Miho Sekimoto .... secondary key animator
Satoshi Senba .... in-between animator
Shota Serizawa .... in-between animator
Naoaki Shibuta .... in-between animator
Sawako Shigematsu .... secondary key animator
Hitomi Shimodaira .... in-between animator
Yuya Shimoji .... animation director
Kazuya Shiotsuki .... animation director
Chiho Suezuru .... in-between animator
Naoki Sugihara .... in-between animator
Saori Suriki .... in-between animator
Hirofumi Suzuki .... animator: ending animation
Takahiro Tajima .... in-between animator
Chika Takemura .... in-between animator
Rina Takenawa .... in-between animator
Rina Takenawa .... inbetween checker
Rina Takenawa .... secondary key animator
Emi Tamura .... in-between animator
Emi Tamura .... secondary key animator
Yuka Tanahara .... in-between animator
Haruka Tanaka .... animation director
Junichiro Taniguchi .... character designer
Junichiro Taniguchi .... chief animation director
Eri Tatezono .... in-between animator
Hiroyuki Terao .... animation director
Eimi Terashima .... in-between animator
Erisa Tomita .... in-between animator
Sayaka Ueno .... in-between animator
Manami Umeshita .... secondary key animator
Ryôta Usui .... in-between animator
Guo Nian Wang .... secondary key animator
Yasuko Watanabe .... finishing checker
Shouko Yakita .... in-between animator
Shouko Yakita .... secondary key animator
Hiromi Yako .... in-between animator
Naomichi Yamaguchi .... in-between animator
Haruka Yamakata .... in-between animator
Mio Yamakawa .... in-between animator
Hiroki Yamamura .... animation director
Hiroki Yamamura .... chief animation director
Natsuki Yamashita .... in-between animator
Kengo Yamazaki .... in-between animator
Sakiyo Yamazaki .... in-between animator
Yuka Yamori .... in-between animator
Miyuki Yano .... in-between animator
Yoshiya Yasaku .... in-between animator
Saki Yoshimura .... in-between animator
Yu Yoshiyama .... in-between animator
Tetsutaro Yui .... in-between animator
 
Editorial Department
Tomo Ishii .... film editor: Sony PCL
Okihiko Kojima .... film editor: Sony PCL
Hiromi Sasaki .... assistant editor
Hideki Takemura .... film editor: Sony PCL
 
Music Department
Yasunori Mori .... music producer
Keiichi Sotomura .... music producer
 
Other crew
Nozomu Abe .... action director
Taoru Deji .... planning
Naohiro Futono .... planning
Su Mon Han .... translator
Tomohiro Kamitani .... action director
Takashi Koju .... planning
Hiroshi Kozaki .... planning
Mitsutoshi Kubota .... planning
Rie Matsuhara .... film compsoition assistant
Kazuteru Munemiya .... production desk
Kôichirô Natsume .... planning
Akiyuki Shinbo .... film composition
Fuyashi Tou .... film composition
Tomoyo Ueji .... setting manager
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Gekijou-ban Mahou Shoujo Madoka*Magica: [Zenpen] Hajimari no monogatari" - Japan (original title)
"Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part I: The Beginning Story" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
130 min
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Certification:
Australia:M | Canada:14A (Ontario) (video rating) | Canada:PG (Saskatchewan/Manitoba) | Canada:G (theatrical rating) | Hong Kong:IIA | Japan:G | New Zealand:M | Singapore:PG13 | South Korea:12 | South Korea:15 (self applied) | USA:Not Rated
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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Mesmerizing, even to a noob, 21 October 2012
Author: Rob Malecki from United States

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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