Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Walpurgisnacht: Rising Release Date, Trailer, Story, and News

Here is everything about Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Walpurgisnacht: Rising release date, trailer, story, and news.

The phenomenal anime which turns the magical girl genre upside down, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, is going to have another movie. Though, the date is still TBA.

After the selfless sacrifice of Madoka, the world becomes free of witches. But, as one who loves Madoka more than anyone, Homura rejects her sacrifice to help her thus making herself into a demon and repainting reality into her wish.

How will the fourth movie unfold? Will Madoka get her lost memory? Or do they just repeat from the star creating a paradox?

Before watching, we gathered information related to the movie. Let’s dive in!

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Walpurgisnacht: Rising Release Date

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Walpurgisnacht: Rising Release Date

Countdown to February 15, 2024 at 11:00 AM (UTC)

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Walpurgisnacht: Rising has already been released!

The 10th-anniversary online event was held for the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime on April 25, 2021. It revealed that the third movie Rebellion, which was released in 2013, is getting a sequel.

It’s clear with the tagline on the film’s visual saying – “Now, Let’s continue the story”.

Urobuchi stated in his Tweet that he wrote the script for the Walpurgisnacht: Rising after he was done with Kamen Raider Gaim and before started working on Thunderbolt Fantasy. Based on the timeline, the plot is already prepared somewhere between 2014-2016.

Unfortunately, no new information is released after the first announcement. Based on SHAFT’s record, the last anime they working on was already broadcasted in 2022. It means they are free this year.

For that fact, it is estimated that the fourth movie of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Walpurgisnacht: Rising will premiere in 2024.

Further information will be updated. Just stay tuned!

Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie – Walpurgisnacht: Rising Trailer

The PV was released on July 31, 2021. Because this is an original story, it is expected that there is no leak in the PV.

The only thing we can see is the mirror shards picturing Madoka restored. Based on the last movie, Rebellion, we can say that Madoka’s memory loss may come back and she will fight against Homura in the fourth movie. But how will the staff sew the plot?

Not only the “guess”, but the PV also informs the complete list of VA and staff who will work on the fourth movie, Walpurgisnacht: Rising. The VAs is confirmed to reprise their respective roles. They are:

  • 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

Not only the VAs but also the staff is also reprising their role at SHAFT. The original story is provided by Magica Quartet. Akiyuki Shimbou is directing the movie while Gen Urobuchi is writing the screenplay.

Junichiro Taniguchi is animating the character design drawn by aokiume and the parallel world design by Gekidan InuCurry. Yuki Kajiura is in charge of the music.

With the same VA and staff, we can expect no change in quality from the upcoming fourth movie, Walpurgisnacth: Rising.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica Story

The last movie follows the story where Madoka becomes an omnipresent deity, saving Magical Girls from the fate of turning them into witches. The only one who realizes that is only Homura.

She wonders how the witch that ripped Mami’s head is now her best friend, Kyoko, and Sakuya are living together, Sakaya can turn into his witch form willingly, and how her friends seem to lose their memory at a certain point.

With his sharp mind, she realizes that she is in the middle of a labyrinth that shouldn’t exist because of new laws that Madoka applies in the world.

 It turns out that the incubator, in the form of Kyubey, tries to revert the world to once it was. It blabbers his evil plot into Homura saying that it wants to maximize harnessing the power of witches for themselves.

Homura turns into a witch after getting fed up with reality. With mixed feelings, all of the Magical Girls fight against Homura. Before her life ends, Madoka as the law-incarnate invites Homura to “disappear” and join her.

Homura reaches her hands with joy and relief. She witnesses her best friend’s kindness and realizes once again. How this kind of sacrifice doesn’t get recognition?

Grabbing Madoka’s hand, she steals her power to paint the universe in her color. She believes that it is better to live in a world where Madoka is human while risking the peace of Magical Girls’ lives.

The movie ends with a brand new world where everyone lost their memories from the past universes.

Puella Magi Madoka Magica News

Puella Magi Madoka Magica is an original Japanese anime television series created by Magica Quartet, the collective names of Akiyuki Shinbo, Gen Urobuchi, Ume Aoki, and Shaft.

The anime was started to be broadcasted in January 2011 with 12 episodes. The last episode was delayed to April 2011 due to the Tohoku earthquake and tsunami.

With its popularity going since its release, various kinds of spin-offs in the form of manga, novels, magazines, games, and anime were released. The supposed to be Magical Girls anime, which is a quite common genre, turns out to be a giant brand revolving around 12 episodes of anime.

Japanese newspaper, Nihon Keizai Shimbun, reported that Madoka franchise grossed over 40 billion yen from various kinds of merchandise two years after the anime was released.

The arguably, most phenomenal Magical Girls anime is already been hailed by multiple publications as one of the best anime of the 2010s. Numerous awards have been achieved in the past 10 years.

That’s why, at the 10th-anniversary event, a sequel of the third movie, Rebellion, was announced. The fans just can’t have enough Madoka to go around. Will the next movie, Walpurgisnacht: Rising, break another record following the brand’s popularity?

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