Life-sized magical girls invade Japan yet again as Madoka Magica is once more being exhibited to the public – bringing actual scale wax recreations of the beloved mahou shoujos, alongside other relevant items.
This highly atmospheric event takes you through Madoka Magica from start to finish – purchasing a ticket for 1300 yen, you’re given a soul gem of your own to take care of, and thus, the journey begins. It walks one along from square off, offering the synopsis of the story, a total introduction into the series which is enjoyable for both those new and seasoned to this tale of mahou shoujo friendship – then gradually expands and develops every character individually as you make your way through the venue.
Scenes were made amazingly identical to their second dimensional counterparts – each portion of the setting is styled to fit exactly with the focus of that area, be it witches, a mahou shoujo’s life story, or a display pulled straight from the anime. The prominence of color here goes without saying – every sight is flooded out with a specific shade to match the mood, and the diversity in hue amongst them all overall is quite noticeable.
And of course, everything itself, whether speaking in respect to the sculptures or the decorations, is stunningly spot on – truly capturing the avant-garde nature of the series.
After learning the basis, one would be then showed all they would need to know on a character – detailed background information and several key visual sketches are emphasized on the first panel, then a series of stills direct from the anime, alongside a memento of their person on a second, before finally being treated to a full blown third dimensional representation of each character’s most defining moments from the anime.
At the very end, one would reach Madoka’s dark departure into a vast space – a small tour, certainly inspiring one to want to revisit the series all over again.