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.
Madoka continues its quest to Magic away the funds of its fans with newly released Puella Magic Madoka Magica: The Movie Magicard Battle, a Dinosaur King-like arcade cabinet in which you scan in your collection of its 60 cards of various rarities to battle through mission towards a Walpurgis Night confrontation. Get a look after the jump.
You have to laugh at the half-subtlety of the Madoka Magica jeans coming from Cospa's bishoujo Nijigencospa label. While back pockets with Madoka and Homura's portraits are strikingly obvious, the two sets of pants hide the true extent of their power levels with full-color pics of the mahou shoujo sewn into the interiors of their front pockets. Get a look after the jump.
Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion's (in)famous cake song has inspired Hokkaido Milk to present a limited set of Madoka Magica ice cream cups with Madoka-melon, Homura-pumplin, Mami-cheese, Sayaka-apple and Kyoko-apple flavored treats. Two of each flavor will be in the limited box for 5,000yen, selling up to the New Chitose Airport Anime Fair 2014 July 26th. Get a look after the jump.
On July 7th, Japan celebrates the star festival Tanabata, which marks the meeting of lover deities Orihime and Hikoboshi who are able to reunite only on the seventh day of the seventh month. Traditions include wearing yukata for summer festivals and tying strips of paper with poems and wishes to bamboo, which are often set afloat on a river or burned after the festival. Check out the celebration after the jump.
Good Smile Company has kicked off the month of July with the launch of preorders for a Nendoroid figure of Attack on Titan's Armin. This super deformed version of Mr. Arlert ships in October for 3,889yen. Get a look at this, plus other recently solicited figures after the jump.
This week, Medicom is exhibiting their line of premium Real Action Heroes figures at Shibuya's Parco Art Museum. At the exhibit, they are previewing Attack on Titan's Annie and a school uniform version of Madoka Magica's Mami Tomoe, which will be exclusives for the Summer Wonder Festival figures event, as well as a street clothes version of Ryuko and a kamui Satsuki from Kill La Kill. Get a look after the jump.
If you're a figure collector, few words strike fear into your wallet like WonFes. Summer WonFes is coming, and Good Smile Company will be there, along with Max Factory, with a handful of exclusives. Get a look at the roster after the jump.
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 keeps things pretty safe for work on his Pixiv page, generally posting Madoka Magica fan art parodying recognizable pop culture, and after his series of movie spoofs, he's back with a classic album parodies. Get a look after the jump.
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.