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Madoka Magica the Movie - Walpurgisnacht: Rising, Sequel to Rebellion Officially Revealed in English, More News Coming Soon

Aniplex of USA has officially revealed Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie -Walpurgisnacht: Rising

By Iyane Agossah

July 31, 2021

Aniplex USA has officially revealed the new Madoka Magica movie, sequel to the Rebellion movie, will be released outside Japan – the official English name of the movie was revealed – Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie -Walpurgisnacht: Rising alongside an English version of its reveal trailer.

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie -Walpurgisnacht: Rising – Cast, staff, teaser trailer revealed

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie -Walpurgisnacht: Rising was first announced at the 10th anniversary event on April 25, 2021, with its Japanese name: Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica The Movie Walpurgis no Kaiten

All of the seiyuu from the original TV anime series’ cast will be coming back, as well as all of the original staff. Aniplex USA teased more news is coming soon, and opened an English site for the movie.

Cast

  • Madoka Kaname : Aoi Yuki
  • Homura Akemi ︓ Chiwa Saito
  • Tomoe Mami ︓ Kaori Mizuhashi
  • Sayaka Miki ︓ Eri Kitamura
  • Kyoko Sakura ︓ Ai Nonaka
  • Nagisa Momoe ︓ Kana Asumi
  • Kyubey ︓ Emiri Kato

Staff

  • Production: Magica Quartet
  • Animation production: Shaft
  • General director: Akiyuki Shimbou
  • Scriptwriter: Gen Urobuchi (Nitroplus)
  • Original character designer: Ume Aoki
  • Character designer: Junichiro Taniguchi
  • Music: Yuki Kajiura
  • Witch world design: Gekidan Inu Curry

The most acute fans will notice director Akiyuki’s name is officially spelled in English Shimbou now instead of the usual Shinbo for some reason.

Recently, Urobuchi also announced he’s working with the Rakuen Tsuihou staff on a new anime project. He also shared some comments when the Madoka Magica 10th anniversary project was first announced.

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Meanwhile, you have the spinoff game Magia Record still ongoing on mobile in Japan. The game was first launched in Japan in August 2017. It was later released in USA on June 25, 2019 but ended up unceremoniously closing on September 28, 2020. This most notably triggered angry responses from fans who spent money to buy gems in-game, as the shut down announcement was made right after a big event.

The game is still pretty popular in Japan. A season 2 for its anime adaptation is coming soon.

In other news, Chiyomaru Shikura, the author of Steins;Gate, recently mentioned he’d like to make a Madoka Magica game one day. Additional details on the English release of the new Madoka Magica movie will be coming on the series’ official USA Twitter, which is active again after four years. We’ll see how this all turns out. In any case, you can always reach me on Twitter @A_iyane07 to discuss MadoMagi.

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Iyane Agossah
@A_iyane07

Living near Paris, Iyane is the head of Japanese content at DualShockers. He speaks Japanese, has been watching anime for over 25 years, and plays Genshin Impact mainly for its story. You can reach him on Twitter at @A_iyane07.

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