Anime and Beyond

You know Akira back and forth. You can quote the key lines from Ghost in the Shell in your sleep. Anime standards like Sailor Moon, Bubblegum Crisis and Dragon Ball Z are all old hat to you. Don’t worry, otaku, there’s still undiscovered territory out there for you. “If you feel like you’ve watched through all that anime has to offer, Puella Magi Madoka Magica is a path less traveled, but one that may entertain you,” suggests Keith Garcia, creative manager for the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema.

The latest chapter in the saga, Puella Magi Madoka Magica Part 3: Rebellion, is making its Denver premiere in a special one-night-only screening. The first two films retold the story of the original TV series, but this latest installment is an all-new adventure for the magical girls of Madoka Magica. Picking up after the original story’s climax, part three adds a whole new twist to the battle between the magical girls and their witch adversaries.

See it tonight at 7 or 7:45 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 7301 South Santa Fe Drive in Littleton, and catch a special double bill of parts one and two at 1:30 p.m. today if you need to catch up. For more information and tickets, $15, visit
Sun., Dec. 8, 2013

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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