Madman Acquires PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA Movies
Films Premiering in Australian Cinemas in December
Source: Madman Entertainment press release
Official Site: madoka-magica.com (Japan), MadokaMagicaUSA.com (US), madman.com.au/puella-magi-madoka-magica (Australia)
Special Thanks to Ben Pollock
Madman Entertainment, in collaboration with Aniplex of America, are proud to announce the acquisition of the PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA movies, PART 1: BEGINNINGS (劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 前編: 始まりの物語, Gekijoo-ban Maho Shojo Madoka Magika Zenpen: Hajimari no Monogatari, 2012) and PART 2: ETERNAL (劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ［新編］叛逆の物語, Gekijoo-ban Maho Shojo Madoka Magika Shinpen: Hangyaku no Monogatari, 2012). Both films will premiere in cinemas across four states on December 9th, 2012.
The exclusive, one day only screenings will take place in Sydney (Dendy Newtown), Melbourne (Cinema Nova), Brisbane (Dendy Portside) and Canberra (Dendy Canberra) on December 9th, 2012. Tickets to the double-feature screenings will be available to purchase from the venues.
PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ, Maho Shojo Madoka Magika) follows the story of a young girl named Madoka Kaname. One fateful day, Madoka is offered the opportunity to gain magical powers if she agrees to make a contract with a strange little being known as a Kyubey. The Kyubey will also grant Madoka one wish, but in exchange she shall risk her life by accepting the responsibility of fighting witches. Little does Madoka know the real risks of what this contract has in-store for her.
The not-so-typical story of Madoka Kaname and her choice to become a ‘magical girl’ has taken the world by storm — becoming one of the most loved anime properties of 2011/2012. Part 1 and Part 2 of the MADOKA MAGICA movies retell the plot of the original TV series, and will provide a fantastic experience for both fans who have enjoyed the TV series or those who are just seeing it for the first time.
The PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA movies will also be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and Digital Download in 2013.
Madman is a leading independent film and television distribution and rights management company, with offices in Australia and New Zealand. Madman is renowned for its commitment to quality Australian and foreign film, factual content, as well as highly collectable categories such as Japanese anime, genre film, animation and cult television. Madman’s capabilities encompass end to end acquisition, marketing, creative, sales and distribution in all mediums and formats, from the silver screen to the digital realm. Madman is also a proud producer of Australian film and television content. Put simply, Madman is mad for entertainment.
Madman is owned by Funtastic Limited, one of Australia’s largest wholesalers of consumer products into retail outlets and an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) listed company.