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Aniplex USA to Release 1st 2 Madoka Magica Films in July

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
1st 2 films in 2 different BD editions to ship in US, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, more areas

North American anime publisher Aniplex of America announced on Wednesday that it will release an two different import editions of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings and Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal films on Blu-ray Disc on July 30. The films will be available to customers in the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and Central and South America.

Both the Standard Edition and the Collector's Edition will include the first two films in one set. Both editions will also include a Japanese language audio track and subtitles in Japanese, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, and Korean, and will also include extras such as a theatrical trailer, a commercial, a clean opening and ending, and audio commentary from the voice cast. The Standard Edition will also include a postcard from Aniplex of America.

The Collector's Edition will include new cover art, a deluxe booklet, an original soundtrack CD, and a digipak. Aniplex of America is also adding in an English translation of the booklet and a postcard.

The Collector's Edition will retail for US$129.98 (but is selling at a store price of US$104.98) and the Standard Edition will retail for US$109.98 (but is selling at a store price of US$89.98).

Aniplex of America had screened the film in various cities across North America last year. The company previously released the original television anime series on home video in North America.

The third film, Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part III: The Rebellion Story (Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica [Shinpen]: Hangyaku no Monogatari), is slated to open in Japan this fall.

Update: Background information added.

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