Madoka Rebellion Brings Holiday Cheer for Otaku

13 Oct

By James Robert Shaw (The Wind up Geek)

Madoka Magica: The Movie -Rebellion- will be making a trans-Atlantic trip for its North American run beginning December 6, 2013. Fans will get to see the third and reportedly last film spun from the Japanese animated Puella Magi Madoka Magica series.

The original TV program deals with a world where creatures known as incubators can grant young girls any wish they desire. But these wishes come at a price. To accept the wishes means entering into a contract to use their new-found powers as magical girls — to fight witches and other evil creatures who were born from despair.

These creatures are responsible for many of humanity’s unexplained accidents, suicides and murders.

14-year old Madoka Kaname is one of those girls who enters into a contract with an incubator named Kyubey. But as she soon learns having her wishes granted comes at the cost of her soul. And there is a fine line between those who fight the witches and the witches themselves.

Rebellion will be an all new story written by Gen Urobuchi (2003 visual novel Saya no Uta and 2006 light novel Fate/Zero).

The story Rebellion continues as we see Homura now lives in a universe where witches are no longer born because of Madoka’s rewriting of the universe. But the magical girls continue the fight against new creatures known as wraiths who are created from despair. Madoka doesn’t exist in this world and Sayaka has disappeared after exhausting her magical energy. Homura’s own despair is building, caused by his loneliness. But Madoka and Sayaka mysteriously appear, and it seems what’s behind this is a new magical girl named Nigisa Momoe and a new being fighting against God’s existence.

Kana Asumi is voicing Nigisa, and fans may learn during the film why she is such a mystery character. Nobody quite knows what Nigisa wished for in order to become a magical girl or why she is featured so prominently in the new movie.

Both the cast from the series and the previous two films are making their return for this third installment.

A subtitled release of Madoka Magica: The Movie -Rebellion- will open in North America on December 3rd at Grauman’s Eqyptian Theater in Hollywood, California. Tickets will be made available October 15th. There will be event exclusives and Madoka merchandise will be for sale during the premiere.

This Youtube video is taken from a Japanese TV show and it offers a sneak peek at the new movie. As a bonus, Madoka voice actress Aoi Yuuki appears in this program as a special guest.


 

US SHOWTIMES

*ticket sale start times varies from theater to theater. Please visit theater website for start time

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State City Theater Date

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AL Birmingham The Edge 12 12/7 at 7pm

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AZ Phoenix Harkins Theatres – Valley Art 12/13 at 1:30pm, 3:50pm, 6:30pm, 9:10pm

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CA Los Angeles Downtown Independent 12/6 – 12/19

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CA San Francisco New People 12/20 & 12/21

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CA San Francisco 4 Star Theater 12/6 – 12/8

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CO Littleton Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton 12/8

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DC DC The Movies at Montgomery Mall 12/6 at 7:30pm

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FL Clearwater/Tampa Bay Clearwater Cinema Café 12/6

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FL Fort Lauderdale/Miami Cinema Paradiso 12/6 at 8pm

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HI Honolulu Doris Duke Theater 12/26 at 3pm
12/27 at 1pm, 7:30pm
12/28 at 1pm, 4pm, 7:30pm
12/29 at 1pm, 4pm, 7:30pm

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IL Chicago Music Box 12/8

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MA Boston Brattle Theatre 12/6 at 9:30pm
12/7 at 1pm

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MO Kansas City Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mainstreet 12/8

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NC Raleigh Raleighwood Cinema Grill 12/10 at 7pm

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NC Greensboro Carousel Luxury Cinemas 12/7

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NM Albuquerque The Guild Cinema 12/13 at 10:30pm
12/14 at 10:30pm

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NV Las Vegas Theatre7 12/6

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NY New York Big Cinemas Manhattan 12/6 at 9pm
12/7 at 9pm & 11:30pm
12/8 at 9pm

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NY Buffalo The Screening Room Cinema Café 12/6 at 7pm
12/7 at 2pm
12/8 at 7pm

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NY Yonkers Aramo Drafthouse Cinema Yonkers 12/8

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OH Cleveland Cleveland Cinemas – Cedar Lee 12/8/2013 7PM

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OK Tulsa Select Cinemas – RiverWalk Movies 12/8/2013 at 10pm

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OR Portland Hollywood Theatre 12/6 at 7:30pm

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PA Pittsburg The Hollywood Theatre 12/6 at 7pm & 10pm

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TX Austin Alamo Drafthouse Austin Slaughter Lane 12/6

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TX Austin Alamo Drafthouse Austin Lakeline 12/8

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TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Vintage Park 12/7

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TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse Mason Park 12/7/2013

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TX Dalls Texas Theatre 12/7 3pm

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TX San Antonio Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westlakes 12/8

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UT Sandy Megaplex Theatres – Jordan Commons 12/7 at 8:30pm

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WA Seattle Grand Illusion 12/6 at 6pm & 8:30pm
12/7 at 3:30pm, 6pm & 8:30pm
12/8 at 6pm & 8:30pm

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Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1 and 2 Showtimes

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State City Theater Date

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CO Littleton Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Littleton 12/8 – MM12

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HI Honolulu Doris Duke Theater 12/26 at 3pm – MM123

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MO Kansas City Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Mainstreet 11/23 – MM12

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NY Yonkers Aramo Drafthouse Cinema Yonkers 11/10 – MM12

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PA Pittsburg The Hollywood Theatre 12/5 at 7:30pm – MM1&2

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TX Austin Alamo Drafthouse Austin Slaughter Lane 11/24 – MM1
12/1 – MM2

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TX Austin Alamo Drafthouse Austin Lakeline 11/25 – MM1
12/2 – MM2

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TX Houston Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Vintage Park 12/7 MM12

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TX San Antonio Alamo Drafthouse Cinema Westlakes 12/8 MM12

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WA Seattle Grand Illusion 12/8 at 1pm – MM12

Source(s): Anime News Network, Aniplex of America, YouTube user Potato Things, University of Victoria Anime Club and Yahoo! Movies UK & Ireland.

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