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.
Be careful where you look online this weekend if you want to avoid spoilers for Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion. The third anime magic girl movie opens in Japan on October 26th, and if the new 90-second trailer is any indication, it looks like it could be quite shocking. Get a look after the jump.
Through November, Namco is running a Madoka Magica amusement campaign with a crane game figure prizes, clearfiles and other goodies. As always with these promotions, the characters get goofy make-overs in the likeness of the umaibou tasty stick mascot. This time, the extra art is battle damage. Get a look after the jump.
Good Smile Company has posted a 15-second CM for its latest item, Kaname Madoka ~The Beginning Story/The Everlasting~ on its official YouTube channel today. The 1/8th scale Madoka figure is based on the key visual for the first two movies of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica film trilogy drawn by Ume Aoki. Check the CM after the jump.
Through November 4th, Tokyo Observatory in Roppongi Hills is hosting the first stop on the tour a Madoka Magica exhibit, featuring over 800 pieces of production art, life sized magical girl figures in its associated cafe and a two meter tall statue of Ultimate Madoka. Get a look after the jump.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion, the final installment of the Madoka Magica film trilogy, will be finally released in Japan this week on Saturday. Just like Gintama: The Movie: The Final Chapter and The Anohana Movie, the Umeda Burg 7 theater in Osaka-city is now holding a special exhibition for the film. Check the photo report after the jump.
Leading up to the October 26th release of Madoka Magica: Rebellion, fast food chain Lotteria and Newtype have teamed up for a Madoka promotion. At the Seibu Ikebukuro Mae Lotteria, fans can also take pictures with life sized stand-ups of the girls in shop uniforms. Customers in turn have decorated a wall with their art, drawn on post-it notes. Check it out after the jump.