With the announcement for the upcoming release of their 3rd album "PARTY TIME" scheduled on June 14, popular anison duo of two high school girls from Hokkaido, ClariS, revealed their newest artist illustration on their official site today on April 15. Check the details after the jump.
According to the Oricon weekly Blu-ray ranking for the week of March 31 to April 6, the limited edition Blu-ray of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion, the third installment of the Madoka Magica film trilogy, tops the overall ranking selling about 128,000 units in its first week. Hit the jump for more details.
Tatsuya Shingyouji is a veteran of the eroge field, having worked on 1985's fourth entry in the early hentai OVA series Cream Lemon. He was likewise one of the earlier adult artists posting online. He keeps things pretty safe for work on his Pixiv page, generally posting Madoka Magica fan art parodying recognizable pop culture. Check out his latest homages after the jump.
Movic Promote Service will hold an art exhibition featuring the Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion film in Tokyo and Osaka successively in May. They are now inviting face photos to complete "Dot de madoka☆magica," a big mosaic art based on Ume Aoki's newly-drawn illustration. Hit the jump for more information.
Tired of not being able to get exclusive items just because you live outside Japan? Well, lucky day - Aniplex has opened up a new online shop that offers up their exclusives to those of us on the outside. Check out the collection of Madoka merch and one very sexy Saber up for order after the jump.
Five members of Japanese female idol group Nogizaka46 are cosplaying as the anime characters in the latest CM for the Blu-ray/DVD of of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion film. Sayuri Matsumura and Mai Shiraishi perform as Homura Akemi and Kyoko Sakura respectively. Check the photo after the jump.
In 2011, when Madoka Magica was still running, Nitroplus, who had ties to the series though staffer Gen Urobuchi, ran a special April Fools' joke in which Super Sonico became a magical girl. Now that we're saying goodbye to SoniAni: Super Sonico The Animation, it's a good time to look back at "Mahou Shoujo Sonico Magica." Check it out after the jump.
It's not exactly the wittiest April Fools' Day joke, but the cruelty is appropriate. www.madoka-rnagica.com/newstory.html has announced plans for a New Theatrical Edition: Puella Magi Madoka Magica in 2015. It all looks well and good, until you study the URL, or look at the page's source. Get a look after the jump.
Homura looks unusually content in FREEing's Puella Magi Madoka Magica: The Rebellion Story yukata version figure. That said, the lily motif is a bit ominous. This 1/8th scale figure is now available for preorder ahead of an August release. Get a look after the jump.
Anime merchandise retailer Nijigen Cospa will release the newest versions of their high-quality embroidered work shirts featuring “Puella Magi Madoka Magica” characters Madoka Kaname and Mami Tomoe at anime event AnimeJapan 2014, to be held at Tokyo Big Sight on March 22nd and 23rd. Hit the jump for more.
Ita-curtain (curtains with anime illustrations) maker Curtain Damashii posted a look at the products that they will be bringing to next weekend's AnimeJapan trade show, headlined by a very intense Madoka Magica Rebellion design as well as daring decor from Infinite Stratos, Sword Art Online, Oreimo and more. Get a look after the jump.
Introduced by Japan's National Confectionery Industry Association in 1978, White Day is celebrated in East Asia on March 14th when recipients of Valentine's Days gifts (traditionally males) reciprocate the gesture with presents for their romantic partners. The Madoka Magica game has presented a series of card featuring the girls receiving their gifts. Get a look after the jump.
Following its release late last year, the developers of the Madoka Magica anifone overlay for Android smartphones have announced that after months of demand, the overlay will be ported to Apple iOS devices in the future. Hit the jump for the confirmation.
Next month's AnimeJapan, held at Tokyo Big Sight March 22-23, merges the efforts of Tokyo International Anime Fair (TAF) and Anime Contents Expo (ACE). Along these lines, a number of series will be joining up for special collaborative goods. Of these, the most curious is Madoka Magica X Rascal the Raccoon. Check out the results after the jump.