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Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion (2013)

Gekijouban Mahou shojo Madoka magika Shinpen: Hangyaku no monogatari (original title)
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Madoka Kaname used to be a normal girl living happy days of her life. This all ended when she sacrificed herself in order to save other magical girls from the utterly cruel fate that ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aoi Yuki ...
Madoka Kaname (voice)
Chiwa Saitô ...
Homura Akemi (voice) (as Chiwa Saito)
Eri Kitamura ...
Sayaka Miki (voice)
Kaori Mizuhashi ...
Mami Tomoe (voice)
Ai Nonaka ...
Kyoko Sakura (voice)
Kana Asumi ...
Bebe / Nagisa Momoe (voice)
Emiri Kato ...
Kyubey (voice) (as Emiri Katou)
Yûko Gotô ...
Junko Kaname (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ...
Tomohisa Kaname (voice)
Seiko Yoshida ...
Kyosuke Kamijo (voice)
Ryôko Shintani ...
Hitomi Shizuki (voice)
Junko Iwao ...
Kazuko Satome (voice)
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ...
Nakazawa (voice)
Chinatsu Akasaki ...
School Girl (voice)
Hiromi Igarashi ...
School Girl (voice)
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Madoka Kaname used to be a normal girl living happy days of her life. This all ended when she sacrificed herself in order to save other magical girls from the utterly cruel fate that awaited them. Unable to let her memories of Madoka die, Homura Akemi continues to fight alone in the world that Madoka left behind for humanity in order to see her smile once more. Written by Aniplex

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26 October 2013 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Parte 3 - La storia della ribellione  »

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This film reunites Yuki Kajiura and singer Aira Yuuki making it their first collaboration since 2005. See more »

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[first lines]
Homura Akemi: We pray for hope, embrace curses and protect you from the dark. We're magical girls. We traded our souls for our powers in a destiny of battle. A destiny that ends in oblivion. For the only way to escape our despair is to vanish from this world. The end will come for all of us. So we continue our fight and wait for the law of cycles to come and lead us away. In this broken world; doomed to repeat it's tragedies and hatred, I dreamed of someone I knew and saw her familiar smile ...
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References Twice Upon a Time (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Mada dame yo
Music and Arrangement by Yuki Kajiura
Lyrics by Gekidan Inu Curry
Performed by Aira Yuuki (as ASUKA)
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Excellent Continuation of the Series
7 March 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love "Magic Madoka", and was curious about this movie that follows up the movies, so by extension, the series (for those who don't know, the first two movies are a slightly condensed version of the 12 episode series) If you don't know anything about Madoka, you should stop reading here, unless spoilers don't bother you.

The movie is slightly confusing at first, and I can't describe the plot too well without giving away spoilers. I can say this much: Homura wakes up in a world where all her friends are back and they're all happily fighting monsters together. Homura grows suspicious. About as much as I can say.

Honestly, of all the ways to continue this franchise, this seems like one of the best options. It really takes Homura's character in a fascinating direction. It doesn't feel like a cash in, cause a cash in would've just had a mindless action movie with an excuse plot, and not the furthering development of Homura. There are scenes here more shocking than anything even in the series. It's not the stereotypical direction.

Of course some people aren't going to like this. Some for legitimate reasons, cause the ending of the series was perfect. Though that doesn't make this movie bad by any stretch. It's a great character piece for Homura, and given the ending, I would certainly look forward to another follow up.


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