Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie

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Beginnings movie poster
Eternal movie poster

"Even if it's a deception, this is the future she wanted." ~ Beginnings movie poster.

"Even the unchangeable destiny will be shattered." ~ Eternal movie poster.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie (劇場版 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ Gekijōban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika), the anime movie adaptation of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, was first announced on November 10, 2011 in NewType 2011-12. The movies are a trilogy, with the first two being a visually revised recap of the anime series and the last one being a continuation of the story. On April 1, 2012, the titles for the first two movies were announced at Anime Contents Expo. Both movies are set for an Autumn 2012 release. The third movie was released October 26, 2013.


Beginnings ([前編]始まりの物語 [Zenpen]: Hajimari no Monogatari, lit. "[First Part] The Beginning Story")
The first of the two recap movies, released on October 6, 2012. It features the theme song "Luminous" by ClariS as the OP and a new version of "Magia", "Magia [quattro]" by Kalafina as the ED. The movie is 130 minutes long, covering the first eight episodes of the anime series.
Eternal ([後編]永遠の物語 [Kōhen]: Eien no Monogatari, lit. "[Second Part] The Eternal Story")
The second of the recap movies, released on October 13, 2012. It features the theme song "Hikari Furu" by Kalafina. It is 109 minutes long, covering the remaining four episodes of the anime series.
Rebellion ([新編]叛逆の物語 [Shinpen] Hangyaku no Monogatari, lit. "[New Edition] The Rebellion Story")
The third of the movie trilogy, released October, 26 2013. It features the theme songs "Colorful" by ClariS as the OP and "Kimi no Gin no Niwa" by Kalafina as the ED. It is 120 minutes long, and serves as the sequel to Madoka Magica.

Differences from the anime

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  • Sayaka's hair pins are also changed during her transformation, they're now in the shape of a fortissimo sign.
    • In Italian, fortissimo means very strong, bright, tough/severe. In the music world, fortissimo is signed as ff and indicates that the piece should be played very loudly.
  • Sayaka's face is concealed more often.
  • Kyoko has more variety of food in each scene she is in. She is seen eating green tea and strawberry pocky in addition to her usual chocolate variety.
    • The waffle during her binoculars scene has been replaced with a French cream sandwich cookie.
    • The taiyaki she eats as she's fighting Sayaka in Episode 5 has been replaced with a similar bear-shaped pastry.
    • The blue popsicle she eats at the end of Episode 7 has been replaced with an orange one.
    • Snacks are sold around theaters which collaborated by Madoka Magica and Yaokin who makes "Umai-Bo", that is original of "Ummai-Bo" which Kyoko has.
  • SHAFT redraws a lot of the backgrounds.
  • A new music score by Yuki Kajiura was produced, replacing a lot of the original music. In addition, Mami got a new version of "Credens justitiam" named "Mirai" (meaning "future") by Kalafina. Kalafina also produced a new version of "Magia" named "Magia [quattro]" and a new version of "Sagitta luminis" named "Hikari Furu" (meaning "light falling").


  • A detailed comparison between the first movie and the series can be viewed here on Tumblr.
  • Sayaka gets a new transformation sequence that takes place underwater.
  • Two of Mami's transformation sequences were changed.
  • Mami's room became more lovely and has a loft.
  • Homura and Madoka sitting on chairs together in an open field. Chairs have a significance with the Madoka animated franchise.


  • A detailed comparison between the second movie and the series can be viewed here on Tumblr.
  • Oktavia's barrier has new runes that read, "Desiderantes Affectibus". Summis desiderantes affectibus (Latin: "Desiring with supreme ardor") was a papal bull issued by Pope Innocent VIII on December 5, 1484. The bull was written in response to the request of Dominican Inquisitor Heinrich Kramer for explicit authority to prosecute witchcraft in Germany, after he was refused assistance by the local ecclesiastical authorities. The bull recognized the existence of witches.
    • The bull, which synthesized the spiritual and the secular crimes of witchcraft, is often viewed as opening the door for the witchhunts of the early modern period.
  • The "LOOK AT ME" posters were re-added to the movie version. They were removed from the Blu-ray version of the TV series.
  • When Kyoko's soul gem explodes, there's a hidden frame of the "and I'm home" picture.


  • On October 2, 2012 Mezamashi TV aired a feature on the first movie, showing scenes from the movie OP, new music, as well as new backgrounds and transformation sequences. (Clip is unavailable)
  • "Luminous" has become a slang term that refers to the cheek rubbing scene from the OP.
    • This kind of pose is tagged as (っ´ω`(´ω`c)ルミナス on pixiv. Those last 4 characters are the katakana for "Luminous".
  • Beginnings and Eternal grossed over 1 billion yen in the box office in total.[2]

Worldwide premiere

See: Madoka Magica the Movie International Screenings#Beginnings and Eternal

The first two movies have been screened in the United States, France, Italy, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, Germany, Canada and Mexico.


Movie posters

Official art




Movie differences

See also

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