Puella Magi Madoka Magica is one of those shows which reveal a grim story beneath its shiny veneer. Gen Urobuchi is recognized more for his gory storytelling which in fact is the antithesis of the magical girl genre. When Madoka Magica first debuted in 2010, much of its audience had come to the realization that the show is far from the dainty and “kawaii”.
2013’s Rebellion film was shortly followed by a claim stating that a sequel to the movie was in the works. Many fans were more than glad to wait for the prerequisite 2 years before the next Madoka Magica movie came out. However, no one had ever bargained for such a long hiatus of eight years.
Better late than never. In Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime’s 10th anniversary event, Studio Shaft the brains behind the show revealed the sequel to Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion. The new anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie 4 will be titled Gekijōban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica: Walpurgis no Kaiten (Turning the Tide of Walpurgis). It has an interesting tagline- “Now, let’s continue the story.”
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie 4: Turning the Tide of Walpurgis. This does indicate a final showdown between the remnants of our previous characters going against the infamous Walpurgisnacht. It might also help resolve some fan theories while dispelling others.
Here’s our take on the Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rebellion sequel. There won’t be any spoilers, so there’s not much to worry about unless you haven’t heard or seen anything related to the series.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Walpurgis no Kaiten release date
The Japanese title of Madoka Magica movie 4 is Gekijouban Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Walpurgis no Kaiten as announced. The official English translation of the title has yet to be disclosed by the makers. However, a translation by a common fan will read Walpurgis no Kaiten as “Turning the Tide of Walpurgis” or “Walpurgis’ Turning Point”.
Madoka Magica Movie 4 release date has not been disclosed yet.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica Movie 4 Trailer
On the 10th anniversary of the anime series, a short 30-second trailer was released alongside too, though calling it a trailer is a bit of a stretch.
The tagline is pretty succinct, “Now, let’s continue the story.”
The artwork released by the makers has the protagonist Madoka Kaname in her pink gear, oozing innocence as always. If you take your eyes off her and look sideways, the poster features cracked glass in the backdrop. There is a creepy hand reaching out to Madoka from the other side. Expect the movie to have promised twists and turns.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Turning The Tide Cast
The details regarding the Madoka Magica rebellion sequel were during the celebration of its tenth anniversary year last Sunday. It was revealed that the franchise is getting a new anime film titled Gekijōban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica: Walpurgis no Kaiten (Turning the Tide of Walpurgis). As of now, we do have a bit of a confirmation on the voice cast actors making a comeback and playing the titular roles.
- Aoi Yūki as Madoka Kaname
- Chiwa Saito as Homura Akemi
- Kaori Mizuhashi as Mami Tomoe
- Eri Kitamura as Sayaka Miki
- Ai Nonaka as Kyōko Sakura
- Kana Asumi as Nagisa Momoe
- Emiri Katō as Kyubey
Expect some of your favorite characters to die to save yourself some of the heartbreak.
The musical score will be handled by Yuki Kajiura and the scriptwriter is none other than Gen Urobuchi. The Madoka Magica: Walpurgis no Kaiten theme song music is yet to be made official. However, a two-disc soundtrack for the franchise will be released on Monday, 2 May for Spotify and Apple Music subscribers.
Madoka Magica: Walpurgis no Kaiten Story
I’m no stranger to the magical girl genre and over time the very few that I know anything about mostly painted its characters in an annoying perspective. Madoka Magica on the other hand is a breath of fresh air… ironic I should mention it. The writers made sure to show the effects and consequences of the characters’ choices make, all the while depicting their job as risky and life-threatening.
Character development is impressive and often sensible. While Madoka Magica isn’t the only one in the series, it’s often more poignant when compared to the others. Betrayal and friendship are common themes that often recur while despair is given emphasis as the turning point in a Magical Girl’s life.
Where to watch Madoka Magica Rebellion Sequel?
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part 1: Beginnings and Madoka Magica the Movie Part 2: Eternal premiered in Japan in October 2012. The last movie Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie Part 3: Rebellion got a theatrical release in October 2013.
Well, the Madoka Magica movie still hasn’t made its theatrical debut outside Japan unlike Demon Slayer: Mugen Train The Movie. It might take a while before it reaches our shores or an OTT platform. However, the previous shows and movies are available on streaming sites like Crunchyroll, Funimation, Netflix, and HBO Max.
The earlier 3 Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies have been made into television series, two compilation films, and a sequel film and released by Aniplex of America for the American audience.
In the meantime, Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 was announced. It will premiere in the summer anime calendar2021. The official announcement was done on the website. It also announced the returning cast and a new key visual.