Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie: Rebellion
The Film is Birth of the New Story about Magicians
We have a number of Japanese animated programs about magicians like “Sally the Witch” which was aired in 1960s. Most of them, however, seem sort of dreamy. That must probably have been backed by our rapid economic growth.
“Puella Magi Madoka Magica” is a Japanese late night animation on TBS, which absolutely said good-bye to the old-fashioned magicians’ stories and has gotten popular with recent witches’ tales.
January to April in 2011, they made the anime aired in the late night and right away won popularity, as the first volume on Blu-ray sold about 50,000 copies during its first week and broke the domestic record. Deservedly, it let them create and open the two films of the series: Beginnings and Eternal in 2012.
Now, what does Recent mean here? Different from the cute pictures, the tale goes on so strangely, so seriously and all of a sudden. “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” has completely overstepped our expectation and the theory built by past anime about magicians. The girls go on a mission fighting with weird witches, for making wish come true. You can review the plot with watching the two movies mentioned above. If you have not seen the series, you’d better watch them first.
Based on the past dramas, they have made up “Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie: Rebellion” as the new work. It was released on October 26, 2013. You will see the new “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” with a difference there.
Shinjo Akiyuki, the chief director of the series who has unit-directed Marude Dameo, says Puella Magi Madoka Magica was grown and trained by the watchers that thoroughly tried to read and understand the stories. It means the great anime which has broken an old conception of the witches’ tale and has constructed the new style, was created by not only its makers however also its audience.
We can know the interplay has worked rightly since it marked a record high of one million visitors for its three weeks. That is faster than ever movies from late night anime. Moreover, it became one of animated films submitted for Best Animated Feature for the 86th Academy Awards as a Japanese great animated film with the box-office revenue exceeding 1.6 billion yen.
about Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie: Rebellion
・Directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Chief)
・Written by Gen Urobuchi
・Running time: 116 minutes
・Released on October 26, 2013
・Distributed by Warner Entertainment Japan
・Official Site: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie: Rebellion (Japanese)
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