Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings

Alt title: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica Movie 1: Hajimari no Monogatari

Movie (1 ep x 130 min)
2012
4.329 out of 5 from 5,291 votes
Rank #394
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings

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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Mozuri's avatar
Mozuri Dec 11, 2012
Score 8/10

This Review Covers both the First and Second Movies...

Story (8/10)
Alright so here's the deal, the story of the movie is basically a retelling of the first half of the show, but with added scenes, and a somewhat faster pace. To those of you who are haters and/or talking shit about the idea, here's a word of warning: Prepare to be Disappointed because THEY DO make this work!!! While it was... read more

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bmcafee May 8, 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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