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First Two ‘Puella Magi Madoka Magica’ Movies Get US Theatrical Release

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 SANTA MONICA, CA (September 13, 2012) – This October, Madoka Magica fans will be treated to something special. Following the release of the entire television series on video, Aniplex of America has just announced that the first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies Part 1: Beginnings and Part 2: Eternal will debut in the US this October. The not-so-typical story of a middle school girl named
Madoka Kaname and her choice to become a magical girl has taken the world by storm. Part 1 and Part  2 of the Madoka Magica movies retells the original TV series and is set for the big screen. There is nodoubt both movies will provide a new experience for both fans who have enjoyed the TV series or who are just seeing Madoka Magica for the first time.

Distributed by Eleven Arts, select theaters in five major cities across the US will be having showtimes for both movies. The cost of admission will allow fans to watch both Part 1 and Part 2. For those who attend the Los Angeles showings will receive some city exclusive specials. Los Angeles ticket holders will receive select giveaways on opening night and throughout the scheduled screening times while supplies last. In addition, there will also be exclusive Madoka Magica the Movie Merchandise sold only at the Los Angeles Theater while supplies last.

For a complete set of showtimes and merchandise information, please go to MadokaMagicaUSA.com

City Theater Date Tickets
Los Angeles Downtown Independent 10/19 Fri~10/25 Thurs www.downtownindependent.com
New York Big Cinema Manhattan 10/20 Sat us.bigcinemas.com/loc_Manhattan.asp
Chicago Music Box 10/20 Sat www.musicboxtheatre.com
Houston Alamo Drafthouse 10/20 Sat drafthouse.com/houston
San Francisco New People 10/20 Sat www.newpeopleworld.com

About Puella Magi Madoka Magica
Originally airing in Japan in the beginning of 2011, Puella Magi Madoka Magica is an original story developed into TV series by Gen Urobuchi of Nitro+ (Togainu no chi), directed by Akiyuki Shinbo (Goodbye Zetsubo Sensei, Bakemonogatari Arakawa under the Bridge) and produced by Aniplex’s Atsuhiro Iwakami (the Garden of Sinners, Bakemonogatari Oreimo, and recent project Fate/Zero). Puella Magi Madoka Magica follows the story of a 14-year-old girl named Madoka Kaname. Madoka is offered the opportunity of gaining magical powers if she agrees to make a contract with a strange little being named Kyubey, Kyubey will also grant Madoka one wish, but in exchange she shall risk her life by accepting the responsibilities of fighting witches. Little does Madoka know what the real risks of making a contract has in-store for her. With the popularity of the series growing worldwide, Aniplex of America has recently announced plans of releasing the series to the US audience.

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