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3rd Madoka Magica Film's New Footage Shown in 2 New TV Ads

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
Film opened in Japan on Saturday, will open in North America on December 6

Two television commercials for Gekijō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica [Shinpen]: Hangyaku no Monogatari (Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion-) aired in the film's opening weekend with still more new footage.

The first ad features the following dialogue from the film and the opening theme song "Colorful" by ClariS:

Madoka: I absolutely will not leave you to die.

Kyoko: I saw a horrible dream... A dream where you died.

Homura: What kind of terrible mistake have I made...!? Madoka...!?

Kyubey: I can't believe it... What's going on?

The second ad features the following dialogue from the film and the ending theme song "Kimi no Gin no Niwa" (Your Silver Garden) by Kalafina:

Homura: What are you all hoping to achieve?

Kyoko: Is this possible...?

Mami: What is this?

Kyubey: The world is being rewritten...

Homura: You intend to take us over!

Madoka: Homura-chan!

Kyubey: Just what are you!?

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.

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 directed the 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.

The third film opened in Japan on Saturday. 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.

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