News Madman Announces Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie: Rebellion Screeings
posted on 2013-11-09 21:33 EST
The announcement was made during the Madman National Cosplay Championship Finals held at Brisbane Supanova Pop Culture Expo 2013 and cross posted to facebook. Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie: Rebellion will be screened in theatres in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth on the 1st and 2nd of February 2014. New Zealand will have at least one screening on the 1st of February 2014 in Auckland. Tickets will be available early 2014.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie: Rebellion
Following on from the end of Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie: Eternal (that covers the end of the tv series) Madoka rewrote the universe, sacrificing herself and her happy normal days to save all magical girls from the cruel fate that awaited them by wiping witches out of existence. However the despair still manifest into creatures known as nightmares and magical girl Homura Akemi continues to fight alone in the hope that she will be able to see Madoka smile again.
If you would like to see a more spoiler laden summary and the first three minutes of the new film you can view it here.
Akiyuki Shinbo and Yukihiro Miyamoto directed the third film at SHAFT with original character designs from manga creator Ume Aoki (Hidamari Sketch). Yuki Kajiura provided the music.
The main cast returned 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 joined the cast as the new magical girl Nagisa Momoe. There is also a new enemy named Nightmare who is not a witch.
Aniplex producer Atsuhiro Iwakami was interviewed after the film debut in Japan and was asked if there is anything planned for the future of Madoka, Iwakami replied "The franchise is now at a blank page. Personally, I think if there is a chance for more…". This fits in with writer Gen Urobuchi's comments last year that SHAFT is considering a new TV series and more films after Rebellion.
The first two movies of Puella Magi Madoka Magica (Beginnings and Eternal) cover the majority of the TV series and were screened in Australia last year despite some technical difficulties. The first two films have not yet been released to home video by Madman Entertainment.