Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings

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Alternative title:
Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Zenpen: Hajimari no Monogatari (Japanese)
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Au commencement (French)
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part I: The Beginning Story
劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ 前編: 始まりの物語 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: In the city of Mitakihara, a girl named Madoka Kaname, along with her friend, Sayaka Miki, encounter a creature named Kyubey and are saved from witches by a magical girl named Mami Tomoe. Kyubey offers Madoka and Sayaka the chance to have any one wish granted in exchange for becoming a magical girl and fighting witches, whilst Homura Akemi, another magical girl who recently transferred into Madoka's class, is strongly against Madoka becoming one. Before Madoka can make a decision, however, Mami is killed by a witch, leaving Madoka too afraid to become a magical girl. Sayaka, however, decides to become a magical girl herself in order to heal the hand of her childhood friend, Kyosuke Kamijou. As Sayaka soon comes into conflict with another magical girl named Kyouko Sakura, they, along with Madoka, learn the shocking truth that their soul gems, the source of their magical powers, literally contain their souls.
User Ratings: 247 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 65 votes (sub:56, dub:4, raw:4, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
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 Excellent: 80 votes (sub:71, dub:1, raw:1, others:7
2 Russian subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Chinese (Taiwan) subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Very good: 53 votes (sub:52, dub:1)
 Good: 24 votes (sub:23, dub:1)
 Decent: 9 votes (sub:8, dub:1)
 So-so: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Not really good: 6 votes (sub:5, dub:1)
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 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 388 users, rank: #1966 (of 6083)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.377 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.7448, rank: #201 (of 6075)
Weighted mean: 8.339 (Very good+), rank: #189 (of 6075) (seen all: 8.35 / seen some: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 8.298 (Very good+), rank: #133 (of 4578)
Running time: 130 minutes
Vintage: 2012-10-06
Premiere date:
2012-10-06 (Japan)
2012-10-19 (Los Angeles, USA)
2012-10-20 (Chicago, USA)
2012-10-20 (New York, USA)
2012-10-20 (San Francisco, USA)
2012-10-20 (Taiwan)
2012-12-09 (Australia)
2013-03-14 (Canada)
2013-05-18 (Mexico)
Opening Theme:
"Luminous (ルミナス)" by ClariS
Ending Theme:
"Magia [quattro]" by Kalafina
Insert song:
"Mirai (未来)" by Kalafina
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Blu-Ray (Region B)
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movies: Beginnings / Eternal [Limited Edition][AU] (Blu-Ray) 2014-10-15
Blu-Ray + DVD combo
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 1 & 2 [Limited Edition] (BD+DVD) 2014-07-15 (from $79.98)
Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Beginnings/Eternal [Import] (Sub.Blu-Ray) 2013-07-30
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Beginnings/Eternal [LE + CD] [Import] (Sub.Blu-Ray) 2013-07-30
DVD (Region 1)
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (DVD) 2014-07-15 (from $29.98)
DVD (Region 4)
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings (DVD) 2014-10-15

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Akiyuki Simbo
Director: Yukihiro Miyamoto
Screenplay: Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus)
Storyboard: Tomoyuki Itamura (OP)
Music: Yuki Kajiura
Original Character Design: Ume Aoki
Art Director: Ken Naito
Chief Animation Director:
Hiroki Yamamura
Junichiro Taniguchi
Sound Director: Yota Tsuruoka
Director of Photography: Shinichiro Eto
Producer:
Atsuhiro Iwakami (Aniplex)
Hiro Maruyama (MBS)
Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Houbunsha)
Kozue Kananiwa (MOVIC)
Osamu Hosokawa (Hakuhodo DY Media Partners)
Yoshinao Doi (Nitro+)

Action Director:
Nozomu Abe
Tomohiro Kamitani
Alternate Space Design: Gekidan Inu Curry
Animation producer: Yasuhiro Okada
Art Setting: Morihito Ohara
Assistant Animation Director: Seiya Numata
Assistant Art Director:
Erika Kawashima
Tomonari Suzuki
Assistant Director: Hiroyuki Terao
Background Art: Ken Naito (OP)
Editing: Rie Matsubara
Editing Assistant: Hiromi Sasaki
Ending Animation: Hirofumi Suzuki
In-Between Check: Rina Takenawa
Madoka Illustration: Aoi Yūki
Photography: Takayuki Aizu (OP)
Recording: Satoshi Yano
Recording Assistant:
Fumiaki Tanaka
Mai Sunaniwa
Setting Manager: Tomoyo Ueji
Setting Production: Yota Ono
Sound Effects: Hidemi Tanaka
Sound Production Manager: Yoshimi Sugiyama
Theatrical Version Composition:
Akiyuki Simbo
Fuyashi Tou
Rie Matsubara (assistant)
Theme Song Arrangement:
Atsushi Yuasa (OP/IN)
Yuki Kajiura (ED/IN)
Theme Song Composition:
Shou Watanabe (OP)
Yuki Kajiura (ED/IN)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Shou Watanabe (OP)
Yuki Kajiura (OP/IN)
Theme Song Performance:
ClariS (OP)
Kalafina (ED/IN)
Visual Effects: Motoi Sakai
Aoi Yūki as Madoka Kaname
Chiwa Saito as Homura Akemi
Emiri Katō as Kyubey

Ai Nonaka as Kyōko Sakura
Eri Kitamura as Sayaka Miki
Junko Iwao as Kazuko Saotome
Kaori Mizuhashi as
Mami Tomoe
Tetsuya Kaname
Ryoko Shintani as Hitomi Shizuki
Seiko Yoshida as Kyōsuke Kamijō
Tetsuya Iwanaga as Tomohisa Kaname
Yuko Goto as Junko Kaname

Hideki Tasaka as Kyōsuke's father
Nobuo Tobita as host A
Seirou Ogino as factory manager
Shinichiro Miki as host B
Tomoko Nakamura as nurse
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Script: Alex Von David
Executive producer: Hideki 'Henry' Goto
Casting Director: Mami Okada
Co-Producer: Mami Okada
Voice Direction: Alex Von David
Cassandra Lee as Kyubey
Christine Marie Cabanos as Madoka Kaname
Cristina Vee as Homura Akemi

Carrie Keranen as Mami Tomoe
Carrie Savage as Junko Kaname
Karen Strassman as Kazuko Satome
Kyle Hebert as Tomohisa Kaname
Lauren Landa as Kyoko Sakura
Marianne Miller as Kyosuke Kamijo
Sarah Williams as Sayaka Miki
Shelby Lindley as Hitomi Shizuki
English companies
French cast
French staff
Dubbing Director: Jessie Lambotte

Adaptation: Eric Lajoie
Caroline Combes as Madoka Kaname
Nathalie Bienaime as Homura Akemi
Pascale Chemin as Kyubey

Emma Darmon as Mami Tomoe
Gwenäelle Julien as Sayaka Miki
Jessie Lambotte as
Hitomi Shizuki
Kyôsuke Kamijô
Nathalie Bienaime as Junko Kaname
Nayeli Forest as Kyôko Sakura
Pascale Chemin as Kazuko Saotome
Yann Pichon as Tomohisa Kaname
French companies
Distributor:
@Anime (DVD & Blu-Ray)
Wakanim.tv
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
Distributor: Selecta Visión (Spain; subtitled)
Spanish cast
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
(none)
Chinese (Taiwan) cast
(none)
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