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 stop, May 4-8 engagement. Following its debut of a preliminary look at the latest Madoka Magica x Monogatari visual, the event's Twitter feed started running a "one character one day" countdown of more faces set to join the crowd. Get a look after the jump.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Japanese animation studio Shaft, Inc. presented a "Madogatari" exhibit, combining Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the Monogatari series. This presented a "Madoka concept movie," which developed Madoka Magica's relationship with fairy tales, including recasting Madoka as a ballerina. And, as that exhibit prepares to open in Nagoya, series original character designer Ume Aoki has illustrated Ballerina Madoka for magazine Manga Time Kirara Magica.
After 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 stop. Tickets go on sale April 8th for the May 4-8 engagement, and to raise the excitement that much higher, a new Madoka Magica x Monogatari visual, featured on limited merchandise, has been previewed. Get a look after the jump.
Anime fashion brand SuperGroupies is back with another lingerie set. Following last year's Evangelion bra and panties, it's now time for to bring some mahou into the bedroom with the Madoka Magica girls inspiring a new lineup. Get a look after the jump.
This Easter, Madokami is gracing Japan's Lawson convience stores with a Madoka Magica Soul Gem Egg promotion that includes clearfiles, buttons and other goodies at this weekend's AnimeJapan, prizes for helping get the word out, limited bromide cards for Ponta loyalty points, and then original goods (charms, clearfiles) and branded snacks (popcorn, langue de chat cookies) coming up. Get a look after the jump.
Tired of name pun holidays or are you ready to suffer through one more? Well time for the fifth anniversary of Madoka Magica, which ran in winter 2011, we had a special Sayaka day this year on Tuesday, March 8 (3 - sa, 8 - ya, Tues - kay). Better yet, the ninth was Kyoko day! Animation director/movie character design Junichiro Taniguchi was well on top on this.
Looking well ahead to mid-June, Bandai's Ichiban Kuji has started teasing a follow-up to their popular witch design Madoka Magica - Magiccraft prize lottery. While the specific goods haven't been previewed, a visual and prize listing have been posted. Get a look after the jump.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Japanese animation studio Shaft, Inc. presented an art exhibition called "Madogatar." The event ran at Tokyo's 3331 Arts Chiyoda November 27 to December 2, 2015, followed by stops at Osaka December 22-27, at Herbis Hall, then Sapporo February 9-14th at Sapporo Factory Hall. That latest look at this final stop is a preview of the Valentine's Card and clearfiles that will be offered.
Good Smile Company takes a broader view of Madoka Magica (that's a forced wide face joke) with a new scale figure of Homura Akemi based on manga artist/original character designer Ume Aoki's Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: The Beginning Story / The Everlasting visual. This companion to their Kaname Madoka is now on sale ahead of a September, 2016 release. Get a look after the jump.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary, Japanese animation studio Shaft, Inc. presented an art exhibition called "Madogatari" that combines two of their most popular anime properties. The event ran at Tokyo November 27 to December 2, 2015, followed by stops at Osaka December 22-27 then Sapporo February 9-14th at Sapporo Factory Hall, at the tail end of the 67th annual Snow Festival. The visual for the final part of this trilogy has now been revealed.