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

Gekijou-ban Mahou Shoujo Madoka*Magica: [Zenpen] Hajimari no monogatari (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Drama, Fantasy | 6 October 2012 (Japan)
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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Gen Urobuchi (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aoi Yûki ... Madoka Kaname (voice)
Chiwa Saitô ... Homura Akemi (voice) (as Chiwa Saito)
Eri Kitamura Eri Kitamura ... Sayaka Miki (voice)
Kaori Mizuhashi Kaori Mizuhashi ... Mami Tomoe / Tatsuya Kaname (voice)
Ai Nonaka ... Kyouko Sakura (voice)
Emiri Kato Emiri Kato ... Kyubey (voice) (as Emiri Katou)
Ryôko Shintani Ryôko Shintani ... Hitomi Shizuki (voice)
Yûko Gotô ... Junko Kaname (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga Tetsuya Iwanaga ... Tomohisa Kaname (voice)
Junko Iwao ... Kazuko Saotome (voice)
Seiko Yoshida Seiko Yoshida ... Kyosuke Kamijo (voice)
Nobuo Tobita ... Host (voice)
Shin'ichirô Miki ... Host (voice)
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ... Nakazawa (voice)
Hideki Tasaka Hideki Tasaka ... Kyosuke's Father (voice)
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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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Soundtracks

Magia [quattro]
Music by Yuki Kajiura
Lyrics by Yuki Kajiura
Arrangement by Yuki Kajiura
Performed by Kalafina
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Mesmerizing, even to a noob
21 October 2012 | by nilbogmanSee all my reviews

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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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

6 October 2012 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,340, 21 October 2012

Gross USA:

$180,440

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,816,330
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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