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3rd Madoka Magica Film to Open in U.S., Canada on December 6

posted on 2013-10-12 18:06 EDT
Hollywood premiere planned on December 3

Aniplex of America announced more details about its theatrical release of Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion- (Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica [Shinpen]: Hangyaku no Monogatari) at its New York Comic Con panel on Saturday. The third Madoka Magica film will play in the United States and Canada with English subtitles starting December 6. Three cities in New York will have showings — New York City, Buffalo, and Yonkers — and more locations will be revealed on Aniplex's website:

US SHOWTIMES

*ticket sale start times varies from theater to theater. Please visit theater website for start time

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State City Theater Date

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AL Birmingham The Edge 12 12/7 at 7pm

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AZ Phoenix Harkins Theatres - Valley Art 12/13 at 1:30pm, 3:50pm, 6:30pm, 9:10pm

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CA Los Angeles Downtown Independent 12/6 - 12/19

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CA San Francisco New People 12/20 & 12/21

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CA San Francisco 4 Star Theater 12/6 - 12/8

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CO Littleton Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton 12/8

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DC DC The Movies at Montgomery Mall 12/6 at 7:30pm

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FL Clearwater/Tampa Bay Clearwater Cinema Café 12/6

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FL Fort Lauderdale/Miami Cinema Paradiso 12/6 at 8pm

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HI Honolulu Doris Duke Theater 12/26 at 3pm
12/27 at 1pm, 7:30pm
12/28 at 1pm, 4pm, 7:30pm
12/29 at 1pm, 4pm, 7:30pm

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IL Chicago Music Box 12/8

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MA Boston Brattle Theatre 12/6 at 9:30pm
12/7 at 1pm

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MO Kansas City Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mainstreet 12/8

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NC Raleigh Raleighwood Cinema Grill 12/10 at 7pm

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NC Greensboro Carousel Luxury Cinemas 12/7

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NM Albuquerque The Guild Cinema 12/13 at 10:30pm
12/14 at 10:30pm

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NV Las Vegas Theatre7 12/6

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NY New York Big Cinemas Manhattan 12/6 at 9pm
12/7 at 9pm & 11:30pm
12/8 at 9pm

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NY Buffalo The Screening Room Cinema Café 12/6 at 7pm
12/7 at 2pm
12/8 at 7pm

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NY Yonkers Aramo Drafthouse Cinema Yonkers 12/8

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OH Cleveland Cleveland Cinemas - Cedar Lee 12/8/2013 7PM

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OK Tulsa Select Cinemas - RiverWalk Movies 12/8/2013 at 10pm

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OR Portland Hollywood Theatre 12/6 at 7:30pm

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PA Pittsburg The Hollywood Theatre 12/6 at 7pm & 10pm

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TX Austin Alamo Drafthouse Austin Slaughter Lane 12/6

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TX Austin Alamo Drafthouse Austin Lakeline 12/8

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TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Vintage Park 12/7

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TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park 12/7/2013

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TX Dalls Texas Theatre 12/7 3pm

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TX San Antonio Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westlakes 12/8

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UT Sandy Megaplex Theatres - Jordan Commons 12/7 at 8:30pm

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WA Seattle Grand Illusion 12/6 at 6pm & 8:30pm
12/7 at 3:30pm, 6pm & 8:30pm
12/8 at 6pm & 8:30pm

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In addition, there will be a Hollywood premiere event at the Egyptian Theater on December 3. The premiere will have a mini autograph board, Madoka Magica gift bag, movie guide book, and Kyubey Phone Holder as ticket exclusives. The premiere and Los Angeles showings will also have special merchandise.

The film's premise is as follows:

[Note: Highlight the text below for the story, which contains spoilers for the end of the television series and first two films]

A girl becomes a magical girl in exchange for her wish. The magical girls have a fate to fight against the witches, the harbingers of destruction that plant the seeds of despair, and in the end, they will succumb to despair and transform into witches themselves... The terrible cycle that had repeated so many times was finally ended by Madoka Kaname's sacrifice, and the world was led into a new order. However, the magical girls' battle must continue. The reason for this is because it is the compensation for the miracle. Unable to let her memories of Madoka die, Homura Akemi, the magical girl left behind continues to fight alone in the revived world. Her feelings pave the way for a new story.

...Madoka Kaname, the girl who had become the pillar to the order of the circle and Sayaka Miki, the girl who had lost her life when her magical power ran out both appear in front of Homura. What is the meaning of the appearance of two girls who should not exist anymore at all? Will Nagisa Momoe, the new magical girl who has an unsure face, tell the truth of the matter? And what is the new being that fights against the order of god and tramples the world?

The true climax of Puella Magi Madoka Magica! The story reaches the unbelievable “incredible finale”...

Akiyuki Shinbo and Yukihiro Miyamoto are directing the film at SHAFT with original character designs from manga creator Ume Aoki (Hidamari Sketch). Yuki Kajiura will be providing the music, while musical units ClariS and Kalafina will perform the movie's opening theme and ending theme ("Kimi no Gin no Niwa" or Your Silver Garden), respectively.

The main cast will be returning from the television series and previous two films, with Aoi Yūki as Madoka Kaname, Chiwa Saito as Homura Akemi, Eri Kitamura as Sayaka Miki, Kaori Mizuhashi as Mami Tomoe, Ai Nonaka as Kyōko Sakura, and Emiri Katō as Kyubey. Kana Asumi joins the cast as a new magical girl named Nagisa Momoe, who appears briefly in the trailer. There is also a new enemy named Nightmare who is not a witch.

The third film will open in Japan on October 26. Aniplex announced at Japan Expo in Paris that the film will debut in France in November. Aniplex aims to release the third film in still more countries worldwide, just as it did for the first two films.

Thanks to Dustin Timmons for the news tip

Images © Magica Quartet/Aniplex, Madoka Movie Project Rebellion


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