The latest installment of a popular anime franchise in Japan is finally making its way to American and Canadian movie theaters this December.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion is the third movie in the series and will hit theaters in major cities across the United States and Canada in time for the holidays. Featuring an all new story with animation that is tailored for the big screen, this movie takes place after the events of the second movie, Eternal. Rebellion has been created for the big screen to be enjoyed by long-time fans of Modoka Magica and by first time viewers alike.
Aniplex of America, distributors of Rebellion, will host a US Premiere Event on December 3rd at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, CA. This is a unique opportunity for fans to be the first to watch the Madoka Magica movie as well as experience a visit from production crew members. Additionally, those who purchase a U.S. Premiere ticket will receive a exclusive gift bag which includes a Madoka Magica mini autograph board, the movie guide book and a Kyubey cell phone stand. Exclusive Madoka Magica the Movie merchandise will also be on sale at the event. Tickets for the US Premiere Event are on sale now.
Aside from the premiere event in Hollywood, CA, Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie –Rebellion– will be distributed by Eleven Arts to select theaters in major cities across the US and Canada. Each admission ticket will give the fans a chance to receive an exclusive mini autograph board while supplies last. The list of US cities that the movie will be shown in as of now include: Akron, Albuquerque, Austin, Birmingham, Boston, Buffalo, Chicago, Clearwater/Tampa Bay, Cleveland, Dallas, DC, Denver, Fort Lauderdale/Miami, Greensboro, Honolulu, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Las Vegas, Littleton, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Pittsburg, Portland, Raleigh, San Antonio, San Francisco, Sandy, Seattle, Tulsa, Yonkers. Canadian cities will include Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec, Edmonton, Calgary, and more. If you wish to catch up on the other two previously released movies, they will be shown in select theaters as well. Information on those showings can be found on the official site.
If you aren’t already familiar with Madoka Magica, its a story about a 14-year-old girl named Madoka Kaname. The franchise consists of a TV series and two motion pictures following the story of Madoka and the unsettling world she falls into. Madoka sacrifices her very existence to set every magical girl free from their cruel destiny. Don’t be fooled, on its surface this anime may be about magical teenage witches, but the story is darker than it sounds and looks.
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