Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari

Alt titles: Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings

Movie (1 ep x 130 min)
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One day, a girl named Homura arrives at Mitakihara Middle School as a transfer student, mysteriously warning her classmate Madoka to stay just the way she is. But when Madoka and her best friend Miki are pulled into a twisted illusion world and meet a magical creature named Kyubey, the pair discovers that magical girls are real, and what's more, they can choose to become one. All they must do is sign a contract with Kyubey and agree to fight witches that spread despair to the human world, and in return they will be granted a single wish. However, as Homura's omen suggests, there's far more to becoming a magical girl than Madoka and Miki realize...

Covers episodes 1-8 of Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica.

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ratchet573's avatar by ratchet573 on Apr 8, 2014
Score: 8.5/10

Puella Magi Madoka Magica I: Beginnings Or Gen Urobuchi is a Depraved Motherfucker   Foreward I started watching anime religiously three years ago. Upon entering the world of anime, I was introduced to Puella Magi Madoka Magica, an unassuming magical girl anime that gradually loses all the fun and cuddliness of typical shows of the genre, opting instead for vast quantities of depression... read more

bmcafee's avatar by bmcafee on May 7, 2015
Score: 8.5/10

Beginnings is just the condensed, movie version, of the first eight episodes of the Madoka Magica TV series.  Because I have already reviewed the series here, I will only be addressing the differences in this review.  Also, there are a couple of spoilers, but I have warnings for all and put them all at the end of the paragraph, so... read more

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