New Madoka Magica Movie Announced, Will Continue Rebellion’s Story

The Puella Magi Madoka Magica series is getting a new anime movie called Gekijouban Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Walpurgis no Kaiten, which will serve as a sequel to the 2013 Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion movie.. 

The movie received a teaser visual with the tagline, “Well, let’s continue the story.” A 30-second teaser video was also released. 

Walpurgis no Kaiten‘s staff includes returning Rebellion staff like Akiyuki Shinbo as chief director, Gen Urobuchi as scriptwriter, Junichirou Taniguchi as character designer, Gekidan Inu Curry as alternate dimension designer, and Yuki Kajiura as music composer. Shaft is in charge of the animation production.

Meanwhile, the returning cast from previous instalments includes Aoi Yuuki as Madoka Kaname, Chiwa Saito as Homura Akemi, Kaori Mizuhashi as Mami Tomoe, Eri Kitamura as Sayaka Miki, Ai Nonaka as Kyouko Sakura, Kana Asumi as Nagisa Momoe, and Emiri Katou as Kyubey.

As reported by Comic Natalie, the Madoka Magica 10th anniversary online event at which the movie was first announced also revealed that the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story smartphone game will receive a new project titled Puella Magi Madoka Magica scene0. Additionally, a Madoka Magica exhibition is planned to be held from the end of September, with Tokyo’s Matsuya Ginza to be the first location. The exhibition will include key animations, storyboards, and more.

In addition, the Madoka Magica Twitter page announced that the soundtrack albums “MUSIC COLLECTION” and “Ultimate Best” will release on major streaming services on April 26 at midnight. 

The original Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime series aired in 2011. It received two compilation movies and the Rebellion sequel movie, in addition to manga, novel, and game adaptations. The Magia Record game, which released in Japan in 2017, received its own anime series adaptation in 2020.

Crunchyroll describes Puella Magi Madoka Magica as:

She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time… Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn’t know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change her destiny- This is a beginning of the new story of the magical witch girls.

Meanwhile, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story is described as:

In exchange for the fulfillment of a wish, Magical Girls keep fighting, unbeknownst to the rest of the world. But Iroha Tamaki can’t seem to remember her wish. “When I became a Magical Girl, what did I wish for again?” There is a gaping hole in her life. Something important has been lost. But she continues to fight every day, without even knowing why… Then, a rumor begins to spread among Magical Girls. “Magical Girls can be saved if they go to Kamihama.” Kamihama City, the city where Magical Girls and Uwasa are gathering. The story of Iroha Tamaki, in search of her lost wish, begins…

Sources: Comic Natalie, Madoka Magica Twitter

Melvyn began his journey at Anime Trending in early 2018 and currently contributes as news writer and occasional reviewer. Outside of watching anime, Melvyn spends his free time playing video games, painting miniatures, and learning Japanese through manga, light novels, and the internet.
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