Hatsune Miku, in her Snow Miku 2015 guise, for returns The 6th Snow Miku festival, held between February 5 and 11, 2015, in conjuction with the 66th Sapporo Snow Festival. This year, blue-haired home town girl will be joined by some mahou shoujo friends. A Kyubey ice sculptor celebrating Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion will be displayed along with a shop selling goods featuring a visual from Shaft and character designer Junichiro Taniguchi.
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 only pushes the border of NSFW on Pixiv page, generally posting Madoka Magica fan art parodying recognizable pop culture, and after his series of movie spoofs, he's back with a second round of classic album parodies. Check out the results after the jump.
Figure and model company Kotobukiya will be releasing a figure of Puella Magi Madoka Magica character Homura Akemi dressed as a traditional Japanese shrine maiden and carrying a Kyubey stamp. YATTAR NEWS brings us pics and info after the jump!
It was officially announced yesterday that the first solo exhibition of popular manga artist Ume Aoki, who is known as the author of Hidamari Sketch and the original character designer of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime series, will be held at The Ueno Royal Museum in Tokyo on October 3-12. Hit the jump for more.
Yen Press has announced a slate of manga licenses with some nice light novel bonus. New Madoka Magica titles includes afro's spin-off Homura Tamura and Kawazukuu's Homura's Revenge. Black Butler fans will be getting author Yana Toboso's debut Rust Blaster. Finally, they have both the light novel and manga daptation of Black Bullet and Strike the Blood... And they licensed the original Durarara!! light novels.
The Rebellion Story versions of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica girls are the latest pop culture characters to be drawn into a fashion collaboration with the Earth music & ecology Japan Label. Animation director Etsuko Sumimoto provided the original concept with character designer and chief animation director Junichiro Taniguchi supervising the Shaft art. Get a look after the jump.
Convenience store chain Lawson is going into November with plans for a Madoka Magica campaign. In addition to a chance to win a "Cheese Please" Madoka figure signed by Aoi Yūki by participating the social media promotion, visitors can purchase limited Kyubeyman, Chinese meat buns shaped like a certain Incubator. Get a look after the jump.
While there is plenty of pro-wrestling inspiring anime and anime inspiring pro-wrestling in Japan, you don't exactly expect to see much on an American WWE show, even if it is just introduced by the crowd. So, it raised a few eyebrows when a certain mahou shoujo showed her face on last night's Raw broadcast. Get a look after the jump.
Character goods maker Cospa's bishoujo label NijigenCospa has previewed a couple of items for hardcore otaku who don't quite want to go out in public looking like hardcore otaku. Inspired by Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion Story, a Homura parka is designed for everyday wear. Meanwhile, the fifth anniversary of the K-on! anime is being celebrated with a set of Cospa's hidden power-level ties. Get a look after the jump.
Last weekend's new issue 16 of Manga Time Kirara Magica magazine features a special treat for fans with a cover and clearfile of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion Story's final take on Homura, illustrated by the series' original character designer and Hidamari Sketch author Ume Aoki.
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.