A brand new video has been released by Shaft announcing the next major instalment in the Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica (Puella Magi Madoka☆Magica)series, the 4th film Atonement. The new trailer announces the new film and previews a new character making their debut in the series. Akiyuki Shinbou (Bakemonogatari, Nisekoi) will return to direct the film and Shaft (Bakemonogatari, Nisekoi) will also be back to animate. The main cast will return in the film with: Aoi Yuuki (Tooru Ichii in A-Channel) as Madoka Kaname, Chiwa Saito (Hitagi Senjougahara from Bakemonogatari) as Homura Akemi, Ai Nonaka (Fuuko Ibuki in Clannad) as Kyouko Sakura, Kaori Mizuhashi (Minami Shimada from Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu) as Mami Tomoe, and Emiri Katou (Hideyoshi Kinoshita from Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu) as Kyuubey.
Mahou Shoujo Madoka Magica: Atonement will be releasing in Japanese theatres in September next year.
Here is the main visual of the previous film:
Synopsis of the series from MyKittyList:
She has a loving family and best friends, laughs and cries from time to time… Madoka Kaname, an eighth grader of Mitakihara middle school, is one of those who lives such a life. One day, she had a very magical encounter. She doesn’t know if it happened by chance or by fate yet. This is a fateful encounter that can change her destiny—this is a beginning of the new story of the magical girls.
You can visit the anime’s website here: www.madoka-magica.com
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