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.
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.