PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE -REBELLION-
North American Theatrical Release Starts with Premiere Event in Los Angeles
Source: Warner Bros. Pictures Japan, AniplexUSA, Eleven Arts
Official Site: madoka-magica.com (Japan), MadokaMagicaUSA.com/rebellion (US)
Special Thanks to EJ Rivera and Erika T. Wright
PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE -REBELLION- (劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ［新編］叛逆の物語, Gekijoo-ban Mahoo Shojo Madoka Magica Shinpen: Hangyaku no Monogatari, 2013), the highly anticipated third film based on the PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA (魔法少女まどか☆マギカ, Maho Shojo Madoka Magika, 2011-2012) anime series, will open in Japan on October 26, 2013.
Madoka Kaname has changed the world. In this new reality, is what the magical girls see a world of hope… or despair? Featuring a brand new story written by Gen Urobuchi (FATE/ZERO, PSYCHO PASS) of Nitroplus, the original storyline begins after the events of 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). With an all new story and original animation set for the big screen, there is no doubt that the movie will provide a new experience for both fans who have enjoyed the previous movies, and those who are just seeing MADOKA MAGICA for the first time.
Following the release of the first two movies on Blu-ray, Aniplex of America has just announced that PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE -REBELLION- will debut in the U.S. and Canada this December.
To celebrate this special occasion, Aniplex of America will host a US Premiere Event on December 3rd at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA. This is a unique opportunity for fans to be the first to watch the MADOKA MAGICA movie as well as experience a visit from production crew members. Additionally, those who purchase a U.S. Premiere ticket will receive a exclusive gift bag which includes a MADOKA MAGICA mini autograph board, the movie guide book and a Kyubey cell phone stand. Exclusive MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE merchandise will also be on sale at the event. Tickets for the US Premiere Event go on sale on Tuesday, October 15th at 10:00AM PST at MadokaMagicaUSA.com/rebellion.
Following the US Premiere, ELEVEN ARTS will distribute the film to select theaters in major cities across the US and Canada. Each admission ticket will give the fans a chance to receive an exclusive mini autograph board while supplies last. There will also be exclusive MADOKA MAGICA merchandise sold only at the Los Angeles theater, Downtown Independent while supplies last. The official release of the film is on December 6th. Ticket will go on sale beginning October 15th. For information regarding when tickets become available for purchase, please refer to the theaters’ websites.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Rebellion US Theater Locations
Akron, Albuquerque, Austin, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Clearwater/Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Dallas, DC, Denver, Fort Lauderdale/Miami, Greensboro, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Littleton, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburg, Portland, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Francisco, Sandy, Seattle, Tulsa, Yonkers
About PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE -REBELLION-
Were all the magical girls truly saved from despair?
Now…the great “Law of Cycles” leads the magical girls to their new fate.
Madoka Kaname, a girl who once led an ordinary life, sacrificed her very existence to set every magical girl free from their cruel destiny.
Homura Akemi, another magical girl who was unable to keep her promise with Madoka, continues to fight in the world Madoka left her behind in. “I dream of the day when I can finally see your dear smile again.”
This third film once again brings together the extraordinary members of the MADOKA creative staff. Led by chief director Akiyuki Shimbou, the script is written by Gen Urobuchi from Nitroplus and the original character concept designs are by aokiumi. SHAFT is once again the studio bringing their work to life. With a completely new screenplay and new animation, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE -REBELLION- is a brand new tale of magical girls.
About PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA
Originally airing in Japan in the beginning of 2011, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA is an original story developed into TV series by Gen Urobuchi (FATE/ZERO and PSYCHO PASS) of Nitroplus, directed by Akiyuki Shimbou (GOODBYE ZETSUBO SENSEI, BAKEMONOGATARI, ARAKAWA UNDER THE BRIDGE) and produced by Aniplex’s Atsuhiro Iwakami (THE GARDEN OF SINNERS, BAKEMONOGATARI, OREIMO, and recent PROJECT FATE/ZERO).
PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA follows the story of a 14-year-old girl named Madoka Kaname. Madoka is offered the opportunity of gaining magical powers if she agrees to make a contract with a strange little being named Kyubey. Kyubey will also grant Madoka one wish, but in exchange she shall risk her life by accepting the responsibilities of fighting witches. Little does Madoka know what the real risks of making a contract has in-store for her.
Directors Akiyuki Shimbou and Yukihiro Miyamoto
Akiyuki Shimbou and Yukihiro Miyamoto are experienced anime directors with crediting including the PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA television series, GOOD BYE ZETSUBOU SENSEI (さよなら絶望先生, Sayonara Zetsubu Sensei, 2007) and BAKEMONOGATARI (化物語, 2009).
Japanese Theatrical Release: October 26, 2013
US Premiere: December 3, 2013 (Egyptian Theater, Hollywood, CA)
North American Theatrical Release: December 6, 2013
Madoka Kaname: Aoi Yuki
Homura Akemi: Chiwa Saito
Kyubey: Emiri Kato
Kyoko Sakura: Ai Nonaka as
Sayaka Miki: Eri Kitamura
Nagisa Momoe: Kana Asumi
Mami Tomoe: Kaori Mizuhashi
Directors: Akiyuki Shimbou, Yukihiro Miyamoto
Screenplay: Gen Urobuchi
Producer: Atsuhiro Iwakami
Character Design: Ume Aoki, Junichiro Taniguchi, Takahiro Kishida
Chief Animation Directors: Hiroki Yamamura, Junichiro Taniguchi
Director of Photography: Shinichiro Eto
Art Director: Ken Naito
Editor: Rie Matsubara
Effects Animation Director: Takashi Hashimoto
Visual Effects: Motoi Sakai
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Production Company: Shaft
Production Partners: Aniplex, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Houbunsha, Madoka Partners, Mainichi Broadcasting System, MOVIC, Nitroplus, Shaft
Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures Japan
International Sales: Aniplex Inc.
© Magica Quartet/Aniplex, Madoka Movie Project Rebellion
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as BAKEMONOGATARI, DURARARA!!, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, THE GARDEN OF SINNERS and BLUE EXORCIST. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, SWORD ART ONLINE, MAGI, BLAST OF TEMPEST, OREHURA and VIVIDRED OPERATION.
About Eleven Arts
ELEVEN ARTS is the Los Angeles based film distribution company that has brought many acclaimed Japanese films, live-action and animation, to North American audiences. ELEVEN ARTS’s major live-action titles include Japan Academy Awards winner MEMORIES OF TOMORROW (starring Ken Watanabe) and Oscar nominated director (with THE TWILIGHT SAMURAI in 2004) Yoji Yamada’s samurai film LOVE AND HONOR. ELEVEN ARTS is also a respected distributor of popular animation titles such as the Evangelion franchise, FULLMETAL ALCHEMIST: THE SACRED STAR OF MILOS, and PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE PART 1: BEGINNINGS/ PART 2: ETERNAL.
For more information on PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA THE MOVIE -REBELLION- please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan: