A New Beginning: Part 1 (Japanese: 新しい始まり: パート 1 Aratana hajimari: Pāto 1) is the first episode of the first season of My Little Pony: Magical Friends.


In 1,000 years ago, King Shu and his Goblins visits to ponyville and plotted to owned the world for defeating people but, Princess Celestia saved the world and people by defeating King Shu and his Goblins with her magic and turns into the statue. 1,000 years later, King Shu and his Goblins Returns to ponyville. So, Princess Twilight Sparkle and her friends going to defeats King Shu and his Goblins and turns into the statue before too late.

Cast and Characters

Japanese Cast

  • Miyuki Sawashiro as Twilight Sparkle
  • Mikoi Sasaki as Rarity
  • Suzuko Mimori as Pinkie Pie
  • Eri Saito as Fluttershy
  • Izumi Kitta as Rainbow Dash
  • Sora Tokui as Applejack
  • Toshiharu Sakurai as Spike
  • Ikue Otani as Apple Bloom
  • Mariya Ise as Scootaloo
  • Taeko Kawata as Sweetie Belle
  • Kikuko Inoue as Princess Celestia
  • Takako Honda as Princess Luna
  • TBA as Shiro
  • TBA as King Shu

English Cast

  • Tara Strong as Twilight Sparkle
  • Tabitha St. Germain as Rarity, Princess Luna
  • Andrea Libman as Pinkie Pie, Fluttershy
  • Ashleigh Ball as Rainbow Dash, Applejack
  • Cathy Weseluck as Spike
  • Michelle Creber as Apple Bloom
  • Madeleine Peters as Scootaloo
  • Claire Corlett as Sweetie Belle
  • Nicole Oliver as Princess Celestia
  • Grey DeLisle as Shiro
  • Danny DeVito as King Shu


Song Credits Performed by


  • King Shu
  • King Shu's Goblins


  • Ponyville
  • King Shu's Castle


  • King Shu resemble to The Wicked Wizard from Adventures of the Little Koala.
  • King Shu's Goblins resembles Goblins from Jim Henson's Labyrinth.



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