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
4.331 out of 5 from 5,102 votes
Rank #374
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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bmcafee's avatar
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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Larkawolfgirl Dec 18, 2013
Score 10/10

Yes, this movie is completely recap from the anime. No, I did not find anything truly new about the movie. However, the movie seemed fresh and overall more enjoyable than the anime. Now, this could partially be due to the fact that I was able to piece the story together better since it was a retelling. I for one loved the anime and enjoyed seeing the story yet again.    The story flowed better in... read more

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