Time to get excited, Madoka Magica fans, as Aniplex of America has set the release date and preorders have gone live for the movie release. The two editions are both import versions which will contain the original Japanese language mix and a slew of subtitles in order to get it a worldwide distribution overall. The audio/subtitle selections are Japanese language audio, English subtitles, Japanese subtitles, French subtitles, Spanish subtitles, Chinese subtitles and Korean subtitles. The release comes in two flavors, the movie by itself for $109.98 and the collectors edition. Both sets will feature Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1 -Beginnings- and Part 2 -Eternal- plus a special postcard (US exclusive).
The regular edition special features are:
-Beginnings- Audio Commentary (Aoi Yuki, Chiwa Saito, Kaori Mizuhashi and Eri Kitamura), -Eternal- Audio Commentary (Aoi Yuki, Chiwa Saito, Ai Nonaka and Emiri Kato), Textless Opening and Ending, Commercials, Theatrical Trailer.
The collectors edition features are the same as above plus:
An exclusive new cover art, a deluxe booklet, the original soundtrack CD, a US-exclusive English translation booklet for the deluxe booklet
The releases are set for July 30th, 2013. The total run time for the pieces is 240 minutes as it does contain both features.
The releases are being sold through Right Stuf at the moment and have particular restrictions: Due to licensing and contract restrictions, this product can be sold and shipped to the US, Canada, England, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Central America and South America only. This product cannot be shipped to Japan. All sales are final. It may be returned for an exchange if defective, but unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds.
Plot concept: “Has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time…” Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader at Mitakihara middle school, lives such a life. One day, she has a very magical encounter. She doesn’t know if it’s by chance or by fate yet, but this meeting will change her destiny. This is the beginning of a new story of magical girls…