While all magical girls, ever, aren't going to have a chance to see the Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies in theaters, fans in 18 cities in eight countries will not have to despair of a lack of opportunity. The official Madoka Magica site has announced plans to tour the movies in USA, France, Italy, the Republic of San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore in October through December, 2012.
Each stop will be marked with its own key visual. For the example, for the US...
The first film, Gekikjō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Zenpen: Hajimari no Monogatari (Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part I: The Beginning Story) will be released in Japan on October 6th with the second compilation film, Gekikjō-ban Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magica Kōhen: Eien no Monogatari (Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie Part II: The Eternal Story) being released the following week on October 13th.
Few details have been revealed about the third film, which will contain the new story.
US double feature screenings are planned starting October 19th
|Los Angeles||Downtown Independent||10/19 Fri~10/25 Thurs||www.downtownindependent.com|
|New York||Big Cinema Manhattan||10/20 Sat||us.bigcinemas.com/loc_Manhattan.asp|
|Chicago||Music Box||10/20 Sat||www.musicboxtheatre.com|
|Houston||Alamo Drafthouse||10/20 Sat||drafthouse.com/houston|
|San Francisco||New People||10/20 Sat||www.newpeopleworld.com|
Attendees who go to the Los Angeles showtimes will have access to exclusive promotional items and merchandise sales which will be announced later.
For more, see www.MadokaMagicaUSA.com
UPDATE Aniplex has posted on Twitter that the movies will be screened in the US with Japanese audio and English subtitled; also that ickets will go on sale shortly.