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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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Gen Urobuchi said the plot of the film also happens to mirror the lyrics to the Kalafina song, Magia, the original ending theme song to the TV series of which this film follows up from. 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 »

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Kimi no Gin no Niwa (Your Silver Garden)
Music Lyrics and Arrangement by Yuki Kajiura
Performed by Kalafina
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Sequel for an anime that absolutely didn't need a sequel. Yet it was breathtaking!
12 April 2015 | by (Poland) – See all my reviews

"Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: Rebellion" is a movie sequel for popular "Madoka Magica" anime series. It is preceded by two movies which retell the events of the anime. "Rebellion" is a first proper sequel with new story.

All sequels following a successful work of art are automatically suspicious of being blatant attempt on cashing in on the previous achievements. The creators may run out of ideas, get lazy or just lose interest in continuing story at original level of creativity. This is absolutely not the case with "Madoka Magica 3". I'm still surprised how good this sequel actually was.

Everything what TV anime series was praised for is present in the sequel. Soundtrack is equally good and animation style is even better - while equally imaginative it's even more psychedelic, more detailed and more stunning. The storytelling is as brilliant as it was in original series. It gradually reveals the new mysteries of the (now slightly different) world and is meant to surprise the viewers and to shatter their expectations. And yes it does shatter them! At least one of major plot twists (there are many) is of the category "Absolutely didn't see that coming!". And yet it isn't some random event pulled out of thin air - immediately after re-watching one will definitely see why it made perfect sense.

This particular plot twist is a reason why not everyone liked the movie, there were even accusations of "ruining the franchise". I can't delve into details why I find these accusations unfounded. If you like the original series you must watch the sequel to see for yourself.


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