Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rebellion: Blu-Ray release date set for April 2
January 12, 2014
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Those seeking screenshots and my own reflection may do so here. Spoilers follow, so don’t click if you don’t like spoilers!
The Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rebellion movie now has a known home release date: said date will be April 2, 2014. Released in North America back in December 2013, Rebellion quickly became the highest grossing movie in Japan, earning 1.93 billion yen to edge out the K-On! Movie, which premiered back in December 2011. The film is praised for its gorgeous visuals and creativity, as well as the fluidity of the character emotions. The home release will come in three different editions: a standard edition DVD (4500 Yen, roughly 48 CAD), a standard edition Blu-Ray (5500 yen, or 58 CAD) and a complete special edition Blu-Ray that will retail for 9500 yen (100 CAD). The special edition will feature the movie’s original soundtrack (so the Rebellion OST is also releasing on April 2), a movie booklet and other bonuses. That is to say, the “cake song” that everyone’s been looking forward now has a known release date.
- For this post, I’ve decided to go with something that doesn’t involve spoilers, since those are problematic for some. Apparently, Rebellion is serious business, and some individuals see it necessary to add meaning where there is none, resulting in discussions that lack coherence or direction. Puella Magi Madoka Magica is not complicated: what the anime is really about is the duality of miracles and the costs associated with miracles.
Earlier predictions suggested that the release window for Rebellion would be somewhere in July or August 2014: a long ways away. This turned out to be incorrect, although predictions from the same sources correctly supposed that the soundtrack would accompany the Blu-Ray release. I am greatly looking forwards to this release, for it will represent a chance for me to finally see the movie in high quality. As per my typical operation, I will publish the review here, coupled with screenshots taken from the movie, to produce what will probably be the internet’s first (if not best) reflection on the movie after April 2.