Aniplex+ have posted on their Twitter, images of a brand new Ultimate Madoka figure being sculpted by manufacturer Stronger, who were behind the wonderful Akuma Homura. Based on the illustration by Aoki Ume, not only does she look amazing but she is also dynamic and according to the tweets, will also be on display at the Madogatari Exhibit, Tokyo Encore, at the Promotional Corner!
SMASH! 2016 is getting closer and closer and we’ve just heard the exciting news of a second guest being confirmed. Japanese voice actress AI NONAKA has been confirmed as attending SMASH! this year. I’ve included all the important information below straight from the press release.
Sydney, NSW, June 6th, 2016 — Sydney’s #1 Japanese pop-culture convention, SMASH! Sydney
Manga and Anime Show, continues to surprise fans by expanding its spectacular guest list. Following
the guest announcement of Naruto voice actor Hideo Ishikawa, SMASH! is ecstatic to reveal the
second official guest for SMASH! 2016: Japanese voice actress AI NONAKA.
AI NONAKA is a prolific Japanese voice actress and singer who is best known for her roles as Kyouko
Those adorable magical girls from Puella Magi Madoka Magica just can’t seem to stay still for too long. News is emerging from Japan that they’ve teamed up with Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise in a new and exciting collaboration. The game in question is Monster Hunter Frontier G and some information has begun to leak out regarding the details, here’s what we know so far, but first have a trailer with some cool sneak peeks.
The game will be featuring some costume revisions with Madoka Kaname and her Fleur bow, the Lorelei Liebe twin swords, a Kyubey costume, Akemi Homura, Mami Tomoe along with her Fata Magia musket, Sayaka Miki, a Dessert witch and lastly, Kyoto Sakura and the Mansana spear. There’s an event this coming Wednesday which promises to reveal more information, we’ll keep you posted what eventuates from that.
Until recently, the highest grossing anime movie at the Japanese box office was the K-ON! movie. This was recently surpassed the 3rd Madoka movie, “Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Rebellion”. But just how well has it really done?
Well, since its premiere on October 26th until December 31st, 2013 the movie had raked in ¥2 billion! It also managed to break through the ¥1 billion mark in only 13 days which in itself is a remarkable feat. Due to the demand for the movie, it will now begin screening on an additional 46 screens which rounds out the total screens to 59 starting from January 11.
Lucky moviegoers on that day will be receiving a small bonus in the form of a clear file with artwork designed by Ume Aoki, the original art designer.
Must be the season for figure releases. First we hear of the new Saber release and now if you love Madoka, you’ll love this next bit of news. The Homura Akemi figure will be wearing a swimsuit and is being produced by Wave, a toy and figure company.
The figure is a 1/10 scale reproduction which forms part of the series from Wave called “Beach Queens”. Even better, the series also includes Madoka Kaname, Mami Tomoe, Sayaka Miki, and Kyoko Sakura. You’ll also be able to change her hair with her normal hair and a changeable hair piece that has her red ribbon attached.
The figure will retail for ¥4,800 and be available in May, 2014.
After collating all the ticket sales from the box office, it’s now official. Puella Magi Madoka Magica can lay claim to being the biggest anime film to open at the Japanese box office. It managed to topple the previous best from K-ON! which was holding onto the title.
In pure sales, the third Puella movie in the series, Rebellion, has so far taken ¥1.93 billion which just beat K-ON! which had ¥1.9 billion in takings. Rebellion managed the task with more than 1.4 million viewers watching flocking to the cinemas to see the movie.
Madoka fans (you know who you are), here’s something new for the festive season to tide you over and keep you amused. The popular freemium browser based game, Madoka Magica Online, has had a festive makeover, just in time for the holidays. The game has had a new Christmas quest thrown in and 5 SS goodies coming from the boss and chests seen in the game.