Luminous, a song by the pop duo Claris, was used as the opening theme to Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari and Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 2: Eien no Monogatari. The music video contains scenes from the first film.
Love. Friendship. Heartache. Resolve. Memories. Faith. Bonds. Promises. Miracles. Magic. Yeah this music video contains all of that and more. Two school girls spend their time together. Stuff happens, secrets are revealed, requests are made, and human growth emerges. Separate but together their story continues. The resolution - while relatively short - is somewhat satisfying. Two people have a connection that cannot be severed. The overall messages come through clearly and touch this reviewer's soul. The music and lyrics are also pleasant and provide more than sufficient narrative for the characters. Despite the lack of names or voice acting, visuals do their job in showing the viewer what they need to know.