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Japan Word of the Day #135 – Tokuten

Today’s Word is: Tokuten (特典)

Japanese products, especially in entertainment category, are all about limited time offer and tokuten (特典). What is tokuten? Tokuten refers to a special item, material, or privilege that comes packaged with a product when purchased. For example, shokai tokuten (初回特典), a special item that comes with first-print or first edition only, is a common strategy for marketers. Similarly, tenpo tokuten (店舗特典) is a special item/privilege you can get when purchasing from a specific store (tenpo), and yoyaku tokuten (予約特典) is a tokuten given to people who made pre-order in advance.

When DVD/Blu-ray of Madoka Magica -Rebellion- was released, there were dozen different kinds of novelties given out as tenpo tokuten.

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A special DVD box case offered as a tokuten at ANIPLEX+

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A special crystal paper weight given at Amiami with Madoka Magica -Rebellion- DVD/Blu-ray

You can only get these tokuten items by purchasing DVD or Blu-ray from a specific store, so it becomes very difficult to collect all of them. Many people just collect them using Yahoo Japan Auction, so they don’t have to buy several copies of the same DVDs.

If you are curious, you can try searching for various Madoka Magica Tokuten using Rinkya!

Image source: Madoka Magica Official Site

Auction Wednesday: Madoka Magica Movie Original Films

Like many other animated feature films, after the movie finishes its production, Madoka Magica The Movie has been giving out original films used in the movie to its visitors. These films are highly collectible and frequently transacted on Yahoo Japan Auction.

Today we found several Madoka Magica films listed on YJ Auction.

1) Madoka and Homura from Opening Sequence

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This is a film sequence used for the opening of Madoka Magica the Movie. This is a special film given only to visitors who went to both the first and the second films of Madoka Magica.

This auction ends on June 20th, 2014 at 00:57 in PDT.

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2) Madoka Magica -Rebellion- Homura

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A beautiful sequence of Homura trapped in clockwork from its opening.

This auction ends on June 21st, 2014 at 6:27 in PDT.

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3) A Set of 125 Madoka Magica -Rebellion- Films

This is a listing for a huge set of 125 Madoka Magica -Rebellion- films, plus several bonus items such as limited edition Blu-ray disc of the movie and five replica sketches by Ume Aoki that were given out to movie visitors.

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This seller has been donating profit to victims of Tohoku Earthquake, and for this auction, he’ll be doing the same. Unfortunately, he’s unable to upload all 125 films as Yahoo doesn’t allow uploading more than three photos (unless you do a proxy trick to get around it). If you are interested, the bidding ends on June 19th, 2014 at 6:54 in PDT.

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Super Cute Ultimate Magica and Akuma Homura Shoes to Be Released from 2PM WORKS

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2PM WORKS is going to release cute pumps inspired by Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion- this September. The brand has previously released pumps based on five Madoka Magica characters from the TV show, but this time, they’ll feature Ultimate Madoka and Akuma Homura from the movie.

Starting this week till June 20th, 2PM WORKS is accepting pre-order for Ultimate Madoka pumps and Akuma Homura pumps. If you are interested in getting those, you can place an order through Rinkya Store Order service from your Rinkya account. Please note that all Pre-Orders must be paid immediately. Available quantities are limited. Any order not paid within 24 hours will be cancelled.

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Madoka Magica -Rebellion- Soul Gem Replica Set to be Released

Madoka Magica’s soul gems return with new improved designs! Premium Bandai is currently taking preorder for Madoka Magica -Rebellion- Soul Gem Light Set, which will be released in August, 2014.

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This set includes 5 Soul Gems of the main characters and 3 new Soul Gems that appeared in Madoka Magica -Rebellion- (2013). The three new Gems include “Dark Orb,” “Homura’s Soul Gem (Cursed Color ver.),” and “Homura’s Soul Gem (New World ver.)”

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Japan Word of the Day #2 – Kurasuta (Twitter Slang)

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Twitter is huge in Japan too, and as always, when new culture emerges, new slang is created.

Today’s word is: Kurasuta (クラスタ)

The word kurasuta is derived from English word “cluster.” It means a group of fans and friends on Twitter who share common interests. For example, if you have a bunch of friends on Twitter who like Madoka Magica, you can call them part of a “Madomagi kurasuta (まどマギクラスタ).”

Interests don’t always have to be something tangible. For example,

Fabo kurasuta – a group of people who are addicted to favoriting tweets or getting others to favorite their tweets.

Neta kurasuta – a group of people who just want to share catchy jokes or phrases.

What kurasuta are you in?

 

Image source: IT-Twitter

Kyubei Steam Buns and Puella Magi Sweets Served at Madoka Magica Exhibition in Tokyo

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Madoka Magica Genga Exhibition will be held in Tokyo from October 19th to November 4th, 2013. At the exhibition, there will be a Madoka Magica Cafe to serve delicious meals inspired by the show. The menu includes Kyubey Steam Bun with a Fruits Tart, Charlotte Curry, Seafood Cream Stew in Homura’s Shield Pie Crust, and a Strawberry Short Cake Surrounded by Puella Magi’s Soul Gems.

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Mmm… I want to try everything!
The exhibition is held at Roppongi Hills Tokyo City View.

Source: Narinari

Comic Market 84 Summer 2013 Limited Edition Items on Yahoo Japan Auction!

People from all over Japan and world gathered in this year’s Comic Market, the biggest comic event in Japan over the weekend! Tons of new items from popular doujinshi groups as well as commercial publishers/studios came out at the event. Just type in “C84” in the search bar, and you’ll instantly see the entire auction listings on Comic Market 84!

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I’m going to go over some of the most popular items from C84.

SHAFT C84 Lineup – Fate, Bakemonogatari, Madoka Magica

At Shaft’s booth, they had items such as Madoka Magica Clear File Set. Each set includes 2 clear folders featuring opening sequences and 17 genga replicas. Plus an original anime film framed in a soul gem-shaped mount.

SHAFT Madoca Magica Clear File Set

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SHAFT Fate/Extra CCC Opening Animation Production Note Labyrinth Box Set

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Fate/extra CCC Labyrinth Box Set includes 5 books of opening animation production notes (rough sketches, storyboards, settei, interviews with production crew, illustration cards), nicely stored in a special sleeve! And two special B3-size large posters exclusively for customers who purchase this set at Comic Market 84!

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SHAFT Bakemonogatari Key Animation Set

Bakemonogatari Key Animation Note vol.1 is released at C84. The book consists of 1,100 pages of gengas from Bakemonogatari show, and for C84 exclusive set, it also comes with a duplicate autograph art print of Akio Watanabe (shown on the right in the photo below).

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Sometimes people sell all of the SHAFT items all together, so if you want to buy them all, just search for C84 SHAFT instead of specific items.

 

Kadokawa Shoten’s C84 Lineup – Strike Witches, Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya

Kadokawa booth sold a series of Strike Witches merchandise, including C84 exclusive item – Strike Witches Humikane Shimada Set, as well as Prisma Illya merchandise.

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Strike Witches Humikane Shimada Set is especially popular, since this item is only available at Comic Market and will not be sold in other venues in future. This set consists of 52-page art book by Humikane Shimada and a pair of mugs.

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Other Kadokawa items include Strike Witches B-1 size large tapestry made of suede, Strike Witches Body Pillow Case, T-shirts, Pocket Watches, Prisma Illya Making DVD Set, and more. Find all Kadokawa C84 lineup here. Or browse individual items from below.

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Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya Making Set (includes a Behind-the-Scene Making DVD, Episode 1 Storyboards, and a Tote Bag)
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Of course, commercial merchandises are only half of the fun about going to Comic Market. The main mission of the event is to sell/buy indie books and doujinshi. Browse all C84 items including doujinshi from this link with preset keyword! You can also check out our dedicated Doujinshi category of the Auction and see what’s being listed. There are lots of new doujinshi there now!

Pre-order limited stock Madoka Magica Ultrabooks today! Stock is running out fast

Mouse Computer will release Ultrabooks in collaboration with Madoka Magica characters in June.
Pre-orders have already started, and they are going away really fast!
There will be 800 of them manufactured total, so hurry and get it ordered today at our Rinkya Stores.

We have two models for pre-orders right now (until stock runs out).

Kaname Madoka model

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Specification:
Display: 14′ Ultrabook
OS: Windows 8
CPU: Intel Core i5-3337U
Memory: 4GB
SSD: mSATA 64GB
HDD: 500GB
*Ask stores@rinkya.com individually if you want to upgrade specs (add memory, HDD, MS Office, Optical Disk Drive, notebook cooler, etc)

Madoka Magica Model (full member)

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Features that are packaged with both models:

  •  20 different voice recording for system sound effects (error message, start up, emptied trash bin, etc) For Madoka model, voices are recorded by Madoka. For Madoka Magica full member model, voices are recorded by Kyubey.
  • Dog tag with serial number etching on
  • Desktop mascots will tell you what time it is, greet, smile, and interact with you at all time.
  • 20+ wallpapers
  • Screensavers showing memorable scenes from the show
  • System icons featuring Madoka Magica characters

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Dog tag with serial number

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Madoka Magica Ultrabook Desktop Icon

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Orders will get shipped in June.
Pre-order Madoka Magica Ultrabook Madoka model today!
Pre-order Madoka Magica Ultrabook Full member model.