Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings

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©Magica Quartet / Aniplex • Madoka Movie Project 


 
[ compilation of Puella Magi Madoka Magica (TV) ]

Related anime:
    Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal (sequel)
      Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion (sequel)

Alternative title:
Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Zenpen: Hajimari no Monogatari (Japanese) 
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) 
Genres: action , drama , magic , psychological , thriller 
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: 229 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 59 votes (sub:51, raw:4, dub:3, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 75 votes (sub:67, raw:1, others:7
2 Russian subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Chinese (Taiwan) subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
)
 Very good: 47 votes (sub:46, dub:1)
 Good: 23 votes (sub:22, 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)
 Weak: 4 votes (sub:4)
 Bad: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 358 users, rank: #2016 (of 5997)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.336 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.7868, rank: #222 (of 5992)
Weighted mean: 8.296 (Very good+), rank: #206 (of 5992) (seen all: 8.31 / seen some: 6.00)
Bayesian estimate: 8.258 (Very good+), rank: #145 (of 4546)
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 Shinbo 
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) 
Color design:
Izumi Takizawa 
Jin Hibino 
Color setting:
Kensuke Katsu 
Yasuko Watanabe 
Editing: Rie Matsubara 
Editing Assistant: Hiromi Sasaki 
Ending Animation: Hirofumi Suzuki 
In-Between Check: Rina Takenawa 
Madoka Illustration: Aoi Yūki 
Music producer:
Keiichi Sotomura 
Yasunori Mori 
Photography: Takayuki Aizu (OP) 
Production Assistant:
Akihiro Shinohara 
Yuka Abiko 
Yuki Komada 
Production Desk:
Kazuteru Munemiya 
Ryūsuke Suzuki 
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 Shinbo 
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 
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
ADR Production: Bang Zoom! Entertainment 
Licensed by: Aniplex of America 
French staff
French companies
(none)
Distributor: Wakanim.tv 
French cast
(none)
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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