There was some speculation (here if nowhere else) that ancillary material for the Madoka Magica movies might provide the rest of the cast with official birthdays, but another year has passed and Madoka Kaname remains the only mahou shoujo with a birthday. October 3rd was selected by writer Gen Urobuchi because it was the date on the proposal submitted for the anime. Join the celebration after the jump!
Given when Madoka Magica: Rebellion Story opened, it's not technically the first Halloween since Nagisa Momoe was introduced into the mahou shoujo crew. You couldn't tell from the Online game's eagerness to get her into a costume, celebrating with the rest of the girls. Already the cards with the holiday designs are making the rounds. Get a look after the jump.
In time for this weekend's Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair 2014, Aniplex Plus has revealed their third yukata version Madoka Magica figure, with Mami Tomoe decked out in festival garb. This special 1/8th scale figure is available through Aniplex Plus for pre-order through the end of October, selling for 12,960 yen. The yukata designs for Sayaka and Kyoko were also revealed, and featured in a limited tapestry as well as in a set of clearfiles.
The top level model builders of Team Revolver have turned their considerable talent to Attack on Titan for a 1/35th battle diorama that will be on display at the Volks showroom in Hobby Square Kyoto before touring model expos and competitions. In an exercise more along the lines of remarkably impressive amateur enthusiasm, Madoka Magica fan @kain1234567 has put together an amazing recreation of Rebellion Story's Mami versus Homura gun-fu showdown.
Next weekend, the Rebellion version of the touring Madoka Magica exhibit hits Nagoya with life-sized versions of the mahou shoujo, including Nagisa Momoe, production material from the anime, special food items, and of course, merchandise. New items being introduced a set of blind box trading quotation charms, 82cm Ultimate Madoka muffler. Homura rice bowl, and perhaps best of all, one-size fits all, unisex mahou shoujo aprons.
Amazon has begun listing two new Madoka Magica spin-offs releases from Yen Press. Kuroe Mura's Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Extra Story is down for March 24, 2015 while Puella Magi Tart Magica: The Legend of Jeanne d'Arc is set for April 21st.
The Madoka Magica digital card game is back with more new designs for the girls, including some impressive circus outfits, summer camping-wear, and a tie-in to the sailor suits worn in anime producer Shaft's special Comiket 86 tapestry. Get a look after the jump.
Are you a big fan of the Madoka Magica movies? Do you feel like you need an Akuma Homura Nendoroid to do bad thinks to your Godoka Nendoroid? Good news! Good Smile has you covered. Check out the prototype picture after the jump.
Madoka continues its quest to Magic away the funds of its fans with newly released Puella Magic Madoka Magica: The Movie Magicard Battle, a Dinosaur King-like arcade cabinet in which you scan in your collection of its 60 cards of various rarities to battle through mission towards a Walpurgis Night confrontation. Get a look after the jump.
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.