Timed for the Golden Week holidays, May 3-6, Tokyo's Ikebukuro hosted a Madoka Magica exhibit featuring appearances by voice actresses Ai Nonaka , Kaori Mizuhashi, Emiri Kato and Aoi Yuuki , life-sized figures, and a cafe themed drinks, and a net-sensation QB ice cream dish. Get a look after the jump.
Part of the Golden Week block of holidays is May 5th's Kodomo no Hi or Children Day. An element of the tradition incorporates a kabuto (helmet) to symbolize a strong, healthy child (originally boy). Celebrating the occasion, the Madoka Magica online social game has cards of the girls in their paper kabuto, and, at least in the case of Sayaka and Kyoko, acting suitably childish. Get a look after the jump.
Fan animator and MAD video editor gfgfsp has impressed many with a new work, replacing the Madoka Magica character in the movies' "Luminous" opening with the girls from Non Non Biyori, complete with the famous nuzzling sequence. Check out the results after the jump.
After working through Madoka Magica's five original mahou shoujo, Max Factory and Medicom Toy are teaming up on a 27.5cm premium Real Action Hero figure of Ultimate Madoka. On sale now, the figure with a cloth outfit, and assortment of facial expressions goes for a pricey 34440yen ahead of February 2015 release. Medicom is also planning Kick-Ass' titular hero and Hit Girl for January and February respectively. Get a look after the jump.
One painted egg seems to have been found a little late. For Easter, the Madoka Magica game presented a set of special cards with the mahou shoujo in holiday outfits and activities. Check them out after the jump.
Sites for the Madoka Magica Plus mobile social game and the Nisekoi smartphone game have been updated with the latest pics of the two sets heroines dressing as each other in the crossover campaign launching at the end of the month. Get a look after the jump.
Bandai Premium's Gashapon Department Store has introduced a set of Madoka Magica: Rebellion soul gems with built-in LED light-up gimmick. In additional to an alternate cracking casing, the set features the movie's Dark Orb. More after the jump.
Here's the results of another spectacular DIY project. @dango_metal, a 24-year-old grad student out of Osaka, has shown off the amazing Madoka Magica shadow box that he built. This A5 size construction was inspired by a visual in the Official Fanbook. Get a look after the jump.
In time for the summer con season, though maybe a bit too warm for the weather, character goods maker Movic is selling a knit hat based on the one worn by Nagisa Momoe in Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion. The item ships May 22nd for 3,780 yen. Get a look after the jump.
Much to the approval of the characters themselves, fans and fan artists, the girls of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Nisekoi, both animated by Shaft, have swapped outfits in a special visual. Get a look after the jump.