The Madogatari crossover, celebrating the 40th anniversary of anime studio Shaft, recently returned to Tokyo for an encore exhibition, and is now back for another prize lottery. Tickets for Bandai's Ichiban Kuji drawing go on sale in November with A Prize Madoka x Hitagi art (33cm with frame), B Prize Mami x Shinobu (33cm with frame), C prize set of four mini-pieces (23cm with frame) and a double chance alterate Madoka x Hitagi.
One of fall's most anticipated manga adaptations is Chica Umino's Manga Taisho, Kodansha Manga Award and Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize-winning March Comes In Like A Lion. NHK General TV, the main channel of Japan's national public broadcasting station is viewed by 40 million households, it got some tributes from not entirely unexpected, but very strange never the less sources.
Japanese retailers today started accepting pre-orders for Kotobukiya's 1/8th scale character figure of Madoka Kaname, the main character from the Puella Magi Madoka Magica franchise, in her film edition for a March 2017 release. Check the cute product photos after the jump!
There's no party like a mahou shoujo party as Shaft returns to Madoka Magica to animate a new opening for free-to-play smartphone (iOS and Android) game Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Side Story[Magia Record], developed by f4samurai (Hortensia Saga). Ume Aoki is credited on original character designs with Gekidan Inu Curry on the witches. TrySail perform theme "Kakawar (Relationship)."
After a hit tour of Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo that topped 40,000 visitors, the MadoGatari exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of anime studio Shaft added a Nagoya engagement in May, then topped that with an encore Tokyo exhbition this month. With the Tokyo Encore coming up September 22-25, the event has now previewed anniversary cards for visitors, feauturing Madoka Magica original character artist Ume Aoki and Monogatari artist Vofan draws Madoka x Shinobu.
Imagine a nice, happy world. Where witches and even wraiths aren't going to wreck your day. Where magical girls use their powers to cheat at carnival games. This can be seen in completely lighthearted new animation production for the Slot Puella Magi Madoka Magica 2 machine. Check it out after the jump.
Coming this October, Bandai's Ichiban Kuji is presenting a third Magiccraft prize lottery. Like its predecessors, this one offers cute, but at least slightly disturbing, mixes of the girls of Madoka Magica and their witch adversaries. And, in this celebration of the season, the centerpiece of this one is a plush Kyubey, dressed as the memorable/traumatizing Sweets Witch. Get a look after the jump.
After a hit tour of Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo that topped 40,000 visitors, the MadoGatari exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of anime studio Shaft added a Nagoya engagement in May, then topped that with an encore Tokyo exhbition this month. Among the goods for the Tokyo return is a set of four outfit swap plushes, featuring 20cm crossover versions of the series' heroines, selling for 3,800yen each.
Universal Entertainment has launched a site previewing their second Madoka Magica slot machine. This one, pardon the expression, really goes for broke. Accompanied by sound effects that could be mistaken for a car alarm, it features new animation, new music, and a colorful, super deformed Magica Quest. More after the jump.
After a hit tour of Tokyo, Osaka and Sapporo that topped 40,000 visitors, the MadoGatari exhibit celebrating the 40th anniversary of anime studio Shaft added a Nagoya engagement on May 4-8. During the event, 8,478 visitors voted for Shaft's Best Girl. Today, Shaft announced an encore Tokyo exhbition, planned for September. The visual for the seccond visit to Tokyo has been unveiled, and this one features the top seven ladies from that poll gathered together.
Bandai's Banpresto prize figure label continues to join anime studio Shaft in their 40th anniversary celebration this month with the next set of prize figures inspired by the MadoGatari crossover. This time, it's Monogatari- Shinobu Oshino - MAMI ver.- (9cm) and Madoka Magica - Mami Tomoe - SHINOBU ver.- (10cm) hitting Game Center arcades on July 21st along with exta-nostalgic sepia versions. Get a look after the jump.
Hobby Japan has exclusively started accepting pre-orders for its new two-figure set of Homura Akemi and Madoka Kaname from Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie for a January-February 2017 release. Pre-orders for the 16,200 yen item will be accepted till August 31. Check the product photos after the jump.