You have to laugh at the half-subtlety of the Madoka Magica jeans coming from Cospa's bishoujo Nijigencospa label. While back pockets with Madoka and Homura's portraits are strikingly obvious, the two sets of pants hide the true extent of their power levels with full-color pics of the mahou shoujo sewn into the interiors of their front pockets. Get a look after the jump.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion's (in)famous cake song has inspired Hokkaido Milk to present a limited set of Madoka Magica ice cream cups with Madoka-melon, Homura-pumplin, Mami-cheese, Sayaka-apple and Kyoko-apple flavored treats. Two of each flavor will be in the limited box for 5,000yen, selling up to the New Chitose Airport Anime Fair 2014 July 26th. Get a look after the jump.
On July 7th, Japan celebrates the star festival Tanabata, which marks the meeting of lover deities Orihime and Hikoboshi who are able to reunite only on the seventh day of the seventh month. Traditions include wearing yukata for summer festivals and tying strips of paper with poems and wishes to bamboo, which are often set afloat on a river or burned after the festival. Check out the celebration after the jump.
Good Smile Company has kicked off the month of July with the launch of preorders for a Nendoroid figure of Attack on Titan's Armin. This super deformed version of Mr. Arlert ships in October for 3,889yen. Get a look at this, plus other recently solicited figures after the jump.
This week, Medicom is exhibiting their line of premium Real Action Heroes figures at Shibuya's Parco Art Museum. At the exhibit, they are previewing Attack on Titan's Annie and a school uniform version of Madoka Magica's Mami Tomoe, which will be exclusives for the Summer Wonder Festival figures event, as well as a street clothes version of Ryuko and a kamui Satsuki from Kill La Kill. Get a look after the jump.
If you're a figure collector, few words strike fear into your wallet like WonFes. Summer WonFes is coming, and Good Smile Company will be there, along with Max Factory, with a handful of exclusives. Get a look at the roster after the jump.
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 keeps things pretty safe for work on his Pixiv page, generally posting Madoka Magica fan art parodying recognizable pop culture, and after his series of movie spoofs, he's back with a classic album parodies. Get a look after the jump.
The online retailer Amazon Japan has posted its top-selling lists in each category for the first half of 2014 (from December 1, 2013 to May 31, 2014). Notwithstanding its expensive price, the limited edition of the 12th volume of Attack on Titan tops the manga ranking beating the 73rd volume of One Piece. Check the manga/anime top 10 list after the jump.
Exciting news for Madoka Magica fans and figure collectors - Homura is getting another figma based off the big finish to the film. Not so exciting news? This one might be a little harder to get your hands on. Check out the prototype pictures after the jump.
Aniplex Plus asks "why aren't you wearing your favorite character?" and suggests a solution with orders opening for mascot rings featuring Madoka Magica's Kyūbey and series original character designer and Hidamari Sketch author Ume Aoki's Metapod persona, to be joined later by Gintama's Elizabeth. Get a look after the jump.
In what's turning into an annual occasional, the current Madoka Magica online game has continued the tradition of dressing the girls in special bridal cards for the month of June. Check out this year's after the jump.
Aniplex of America has announced a slate of July releases that includes the Anohana movie, Silver Spoon and double feature packages of Gurren Lagann and Madoka Magica. Get the details after the jump.
Can't get enoug of Homura from the end of Rebellion Story? Aniplex feels your pain, and they've made an incredible figure of her from the end of the film. Ready to gawk? Hit the jump for the pictures.
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.