interviewing Urobuchi Gen, I've been receiving press releases from the Marketing Specialist at Aniplex. Most emails I've received have been announcements of Blu-Ray, DVDs or CDs. This one though, was a very different email that immediately caught my attention. The first two Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies will be shown in select US theatres come October 19th!
The first two movies are actually the retelling and compilation of the original TV series, but with upgraded animation and possibly new animation as well, like most recap anime movies.
The two movies will be playing back to back with each showing.
Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Houston and San Francisco are the lucky US cities to be chosen for this theatrical release. Aside from Los Angeles, the movies will play for only one night on October 20th. While people in L.A. have almost a week to catch the movies in theatre. Check the schedule on Aniplex's official site.
So why am I suddenly posting about this? Well perhaps I may go to one of these cities and go there just so I can watch these movies :D I almost did this when the Suzumiya Haruhi movie came out and it was going to play in San Francisco two years ago! XD Here's hoping for Madoka showing this time!