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New “Madoka Magica” Anime Film Announced

New “Madoka Magica” Anime Film Announced

After almost a decade, the Madoka Magica franchise is back! And this time, with a new anime film that will act as a sequel to the 2013 anime movie- Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion. 


The announcement of a new anime film was made during the 10th anniversary online event held in Japan for the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime. Fans were pleasantly surprised by the news.

A teaser video to heighten fans’ expectations was released and a key visual was unveiled too.

The new film is titled Gekijōban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica: Walpurgis no Kaiten (Turning the Tide of Walpurgis).

The key visual shows Madoka Kaname in her signature bright pink gown, looking as cute as ever. Foreshadowing things to come, the poster artwork portrays cracked glass and a dark hand reaching out to Madoka from the bottom of the visual.


Funimation is streaming the TV series and past movies. It describes the franchise as such:

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!

Some information regarding this new film is still unclear, however, we know that there will be returning cast as well as returning staff.

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The returning cast includes Aoi Yūki as Madoka Kaname, Chiwa Saito as Homura Akemi, Kaori Mizuhashi as Mami Tomoe, Eri Kitamura as Sayaka Miki, Ai Nonaka as Kyōko Sakura, Kana Asumi as Nagisa Momoe, and Emiri Katō as Kyubey.

Gen Urobuchi is the scriptwriter while Akiyuki Simbo is the director. Character designer Ume Aoki, animation character designer Junichirō Taniguchi, composer Yuki Kajiura, alternate space designer Gekidan Inu Curry, and animation studio SHAFT are all returning.

The original 12-episode Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime show premiered in January 2011 and the last movie premiered in 2013, so fans may need to revisit those works before this new anime film comes out.

How excited are you to see Madoka Magica on your screens again?

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