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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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(screenplay), (english adaptation) (as Alex Von David)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Madoka Kaname (voice)
Chiwa Saitô ... Homura Akemi (voice) (as Chiwa Saito)
Eri Kitamura ... Sayaka Miki (voice)
Kaori Mizuhashi ... Mami Tomoe / Tatsuya Kaname (voice)
... Kyouko Sakura (voice)
Emiri Kato ... Kyubey (voice) (as Emiri Katou)
Ryôko Shintani ... Hitomi Shizuki (voice)
... Junko Kaname (voice)
Tetsuya Iwanaga ... Tomohisa Kaname (voice)
... Kazuko Saotome (voice)
Seiko Yoshida ... Kyosuke Kamijo (voice)
... Host (voice)
... Host (voice)
Yoshitsugu Matsuoka ... Nakazawa (voice)
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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6 October 2012 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$62,340, 21 October 2012, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$180,440, 26 April 2013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,816,330
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1.78 : 1
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Mirai
Music Lyrics and Arrangement by Yuki Kajiura
Performed by Kalafina
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Mesmerizing, even to a noob
21 October 2012 | by See 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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