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.
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.