Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Walpurgisnacht Rising movie revealed a new trailer ahead of the scheduled 2024 winter premiere. This is the 4th movie in the Puella Magi Madoka Magica series. SHAFT is animating the movie, which was announced in April of 2021. Yukihito Miyamoto is directing. The movie is the sequel to the 2013 Rebellion.
Akiyuki Simbo is credited as the chief director of the fourth movie in the series. Gen Urobuchi of Nitroplus is writing the script. As before, the movie will feature Ume Aoki’s (aokiume) original character designs. Junichiro Taniguchi is credited as the chief animation director. Yuki Kajiura is composing the music.
The main cast from the Puella Magi Madoka Magica TV anime is returning for Walpurgisnacht – Rising movie:
- Aoi Yuki as Madoka Kaname
- Chiwa Saito as Homura Akemi
- Kaori Mizuhashi as Mami Tomoe
- Eri Kitamura as Sayaka Miki
- Ai Nonaka as Kyoko Sakura
- Kana Asumi as Nagisa Momoe
- Emiri Kato as Kyubey
Puella Magi Madoka Magica is an original anime project created by the Magica Quartet (Akiyuki Shinbo, Ume Aoki, Gen Urobuchi, and producer Atsuhiro Iwakami). The anime premiered in January 2011 and ran until April of the same year, with a total of 12 episodes (the broadcast of the final two episodes was delayed due to the Great East Japan Earthquake).
Although the anime project wrapped up the story, the series also spawned multiple manga series (adaptations and spin-offs), a novel by Nitroplus, a dedicated magazine, and video games. Two recap movies were released in October of 2012. They were followed by a third movie, titled Rebellion, which premiered in October 2013. The movie featured a new original story and is the prequel to Walpurgisnacht.
It’s worth noting that the Magia Record spin-off story spawned an anime adaptation (also by studio SHAFT) and a mobile game. The anime ended earlier this year.
Source: Official Website
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