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1st 2 Madoka Magica Films Play in LA, NY, Chicago, Houston, SF

posted on 2012-09-13 13:48 EDT
5 cities to screen both films 1 week after 2nd film opens in Japan

Aniplex of America announced on Thursday that it is collaborating with Eleven Arts to screen the first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica films in five cities in the United States:

  • Los Angeles' Downtown Independent (October 19-25)
  • New York's Big Cinema Manhattan (October 20)
  • Chicago's Music Box (October 20)
  • Houston's Alamo Drafthouse (October 20)
  • San Francisco's New People (October 20)

The screenings in Los Angeles will feature exclusives and special merchandise for sale. More details will be provided at a later date.

The staff of the two films announced earlier on Thursday that the films will open in 18 cities in eight countries and territories between October and December. Other countries and territories that will screen the film include France, Italy, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

Producer Atsuhiro Iwakami had revealed last November that the film trilogy will begin with a two-part compilation of the original television series, followed by an all-new film. Gekikjō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Zenpen: Hajimari no Monogatari will open on October 6 at Tokyo's Shinjuku Wald 9 and other theaters nationwide. Gekikjō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Kōhen: Eien no Monogatari (Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part II: The Eternal Story) will follow on October 13.

Update: Background information added.


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