3rd Madoka Magica Film's Full 90-Second Trailer Posted
posted on by Egan Loo
The animeanime.jp website debuted the full 90-second trailer for Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Movie -Rebellion- (Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica [Shinpen]: Hangyaku no Monogatari) online on Thursday. This trailer for the brand-new third Madoka Magica film had only played in Japanese theaters until now.
The trailer begins with the proclamation: "There are people who wish for a hope, accept a curse, and continue to battle. Those are magic girls. We keep fighting."
The trailer then states, "The girls' cruel fate does not end," and teases, "What happened to the girls in the world without Madoka?" A back-and-forth between the magical girls follows:
"Can you beat me under the same conditions?"
"I won't be defeated like this."
"Are you gonna run away and shut yourself inside your own time?"
"Is this an illusion or what?"
"Using such roundabout methods…Exactly what are you trying to do?"
"That's what we will lead to...I cannot help stop sympathizing."
"Someday we will lead to The Law of Cycles."
"The only person who remembers...It should be only me..."
"You shouldn't want to know the truth, but can't stop pursuing it...Human beings...are thoroughly unreasonable."
"It's no good if you're alone, Homura-chan."
The trailer features the opening theme song "Colorful" by ClariS.
The film will play in the United States and Canada with English subtitles starting December 6. In addition, there will be a Hollywood premiere event at the Egyptian Theater on December 3, although it is now sold out. Aniplex streamed the earlier 35-second trailer with English subtitles:
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. Many of the 51 participating theaters are holding midnight screenings. 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.
Images © Magica Quartet/Aniplex, Madoka Movie Project Rebellion
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