Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1 Beginnings DVD

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About Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1 Beginnings DVD

The story of Puella Magi Madoka Magica reaches the silver screen with this movie retelling of the TV series.

Madoka Kaname is an eighth-grader who leads a peaceful, fun-filled life as a student, surrounded by her beloved family and her best friends. One day, a transfer student named Homura Akemi arrives in Madoka's class. She is a dark-haired beauty with a somewhat mysterious disposition. Soon after meeting Madoka for the first time, Homura goes on to issue Madoka a strange warning.

Madoka also meets Kyubey, a mysterious looking white creature. He says, "Make a contract with me and become a magical girl!" To make any wish come true - Madoka didn't know the meaning of this miracle nor what its cost may prove to be. An impending loss triggers a drastic change in her destiny...

Special Features: Textless Ending, Theatrical Trailers, TV Commercial Collections.

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English subtitles, Spanish subtitles.

Due to licensing and contract restrictions, this product can be sold and shipped to the US, Canada, Central America, and South America only. This product cannot be shipped to Japan. All sales are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, but unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds.

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  • Media: DVD
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English, Spanish
  • Genre: Drama, Horror
  • Themes: Magical Girl, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 131
  • Release Date: 7/15/2014
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.25
  • Region Code: 1

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The Essential Tradeoff

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As DVD 1 of the three-part Puella Magi Madoka Magica film trilogy, it covers episodes 1 - 8 of the original TV series. However, to say that it is an exact recap would be wrong. All 8 episodes have been spliced together into just above an hour and 20 minutes, and that hurts the pacing and wholeness of the show. Two essential scenes were cut out, in my opinion. However, what it lacks in runtime and scenes, it makes up for in new and improved visuals, as almost every frame is redone. Also, Yuki Kaijura returns with a new-and-improved OST!

At the jist of it, it comes down to your preference. Would you want many others to watch Madoka Magica as well? If so, go for the TV series. Or have you seen the series already, and would like a different, if somewhat truncated take on it? If so, this sounds like the edition for you.