Adding to the many instances of ridiculous otaku spending, a film strip put up for auction around a week ago which features the yuri snuggling segment of the Madoka film has now sold for approximately $13,620 USD.
Many of those in the motherland who attended the film premiere of Madoka Magica were able to procure a complementary strip of film – all of which featured assorted scenes straight from the destructive hypemachine itself. However, one otaku managed to acquire what is essentially the entire highlight of the movie, especially considering it’s little more than a recap of the TV series – and it seems this fellow realized the potential such a piece of light sensitive plastic holds.
$13,000 could buy a respectable used car – or account for a low income salary.
As always, it remains completely baffling how such obsessives individuals somehow are in possession of wealth which others can hardly imagine – and then even go so far as to spend it on vanities as silly as a few inches of an easily crinkled, highly susceptible piece of rectangular shaped rubbish.
On the plus side, the seller is surely enjoying the increase in the net value of their bank account – capitalism certainly seems to pay off for those who take advantage of magical girls. As a single splice of the Madoka movie can reel thousands of USD, SHAFT is surely overflowing in currency of all colors at the moment.