Warner Brothers Japan reported today that the total earnings of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion, the final installment of the Madoka Magica film trilogy, has surpassed 1 billion yen (about US$10 million) at the Japanese box office as of November 7, in only 13 days since its release. Hit the jump for more.
Been drooling over those upcoming Attack on Titan figures by Good Smile and Max Factory but can't afford them? After the jump you can get a look at their less expensive brethren, including Mikasa and one very cool Card Captor Sakura (and one super cool set of AoT chopsticks), via the 34th Prize Figure Fair.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has listed the 19 films submitted for Best Animated Feature Oscar contention. Not all of them have fulfilled the requirement to run in Los Angeles this calendar year yet, and the academy has a history of disqualifying movies that are less than 75% animated, but if 16 are accepted, then there will be 5 nominees for the next award. More after the jump.
Japanese Q&A site OKWave has launched a promotion for the "Puella Magi Madoka Magica's True Climax!," "the story to unimagrable 'incredible ending'," the third movie, Rebellion. This features a rather spoilery overview of the movie's premise, digital stamps, and, perhaps best of all, a 'doka personality quiz. More after the jump.
ACG is getting ready to outfit fans who want a really creepy handshake this winter. Attack's Colossal Titan and Kyubey from Madoka Magica are being featured on pairs of work gloves, with the unisex items shipping for 2,000yen this December. Get a look after the jump.
A couple of companies are now capitalizing on the appeal of the illusion of having the Madoka Magica girls in front of you. MediaMagic's new Android augmented reality app lets you insert mahou shoujo into your photos. Meanwhile, convenience store chain Lawson's latest wave of Madoka tie-ins include AR cards. Get a look after the jump.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion had a strong opening weekend, topping the Japanese box with a take of $4.2m from 129 screens. A number of the feature's creative staff have taken to Twitter with some special sketches for movie goers. Check them out after the jump.
Following the recent release of their anticipated Madoka doll, and next month's release of Sayaka, Azone's 1/3 scale, 50cm Madoka Magica doll series continues in February with their Homura. The Hybrid Active Figure featuring newly sculpted soft vinyl head with wig by Chizuru, puella magi costume set, shoes, guns, shields and bombs goes for a hefty 60,000yen. Get a look after the jump.
Following this month's opening of anime movie Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion, mahou shoujo fans have a December release of PS Vita game The Battle Pentagram to look forward to. In addition to a new preview from Namco Bandai, there's an early look at the girls' special attacks, and set of alternate outfits, such as bikini Homura and school uniform Kyoko, offered with the limiteed edition. Check them out after the jump.
If you look around online, you can find some pretty wild Madoka Magica: Rebellion spoilers. You might be able to deduce a few from the latest commercial. Get a look after the jump.
Ready for the new Madoka Magica movie, Gekijouban Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica: Hangyaku no Monogatari (Rebellion Story)? One of the cooler aspects of the film is a new magical girl, Nagisa Momoe. She’s got a figma and a Nendoroid on the way, and you can check out the pictures after the jump.
Homura voice actress Chiwa Saito and series composer Yuki Kajiura were up early today for a morning TV preview of Puella Magi Madoka Magica Rebellion, which opens in Japan this weekend for a battle of magic girls against the similarly debuting new Precure movie. Get a look at the new preview footage after the jump.