Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Walpurgisnacht Rising
“And so, let the curtain rise on tonight’s dream.” - September 10th Trailer.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Walpurgisnacht Rising (劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ〈ワルプルギスの廻天〉 Gekijouban Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Walpurgis no Kaiten) is an upcoming movie and a sequel to Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion. The project was officially announced on April 25th, 2021 during the Madoka 10th Anniversary event. More information was revealed during the Aniplex Online Fest 2023 on September 10th, 2023, which included a new trailer and an approximated release date of Winter 2024.
Walpurgisnacht Rising was first announced during the Anniversary Stage as part of the Madoka 10th Anniversary' event. The first teaser shown the return of the main staff; Akiyuki Shinbo as Chief Director, Gen Urobuchi as a scriptwriter, Aoki Ume as an original character designer, Shaft as an animation production, Junichiro Taniguchi as a character designer, Gekidan Inu Curry as a designer of the otherworld, and music by Yuki Kajiura. After the announcement, Gen Urobuchi revealed that the script for the movie was finished since sometimes between 2014 and 2016.
The second trailer was revealed as an ending to the Aniplex Online Fest 2023 and featured the first animation reveal along with a new key visual and the Winter 2024 release date. The trailer also revealed that Yukihiro Miyamoto will return as a director, resuming his position from Rebellion.
Trailer 1 was revealed during Aniplex Online Fest 2023 on September 10th, 2023.
Trailer 1.1 was revealed during a 10th Anniversary Comeback Screening of Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion on October 29th, 2023 featuring an extra scene at the end of the PV.
- Although Nagisa so far doesn't appear in promotional material, the website confirms she'll take part in the movie.
- The scene in the trailer of Homura holding an umbrella while standing on a stepped waterfall is reminiscent of the painting The Umbrella Girl by the artist Banksy, depicting a little girl holding an umbrella and extending her hand out to feel the rain, while the rain is instead pouring down on her from within the umbrella.
A new magical girl wielding a bow, similar to Homura's in Wraith Arc.
Kyoko's new form.
Mami's new form.
Sayaka's new form.
Madoka's new form. Notice the padlock crossing her stomach.
- @Butch_Gen's Tweet: The scenario for Walpurgisnacht Rising was done right after I finished Kamen Rider Gaim and before I started Thunderbolt Fantasy. Looking back, that was the last script when I could still write a line for cute girls. I'm glad for it to finally see the light of day! ワルプルギスの廻天、脚本は鎧武を終えた直後、東離劍遊紀にとりかかる直前に脱稿してたので、思えばまだ私が自力で可愛い女の子の台詞を書けていた頃の最後の本になります。ついに日の目を見る時が来て嬉しいです！