Celebrating the film’s premiere, a Madoka Magica cafe appeared in the otaku district of Akihabara – and whilst such cafes are fairly ordinary by now, this one is fascinatingly comprehensive, full of art and visuals.
Instead of a cafe, this place seems more like a museum – there’s a plethora of all kinds of fine goodies which devotees of Madoka will surely rage over. Of the more notable items, one will find an extensive collection of some amusing and desirable replicas of different characters from the series – the entrance to the cafe is decked with plush toys of a few familiar clown-like creatures, further inside however, one will uncover the true treasures.
There’s Nendoroids of each of the girls, with a funny cardboard backdrop as well – yet there’s also a set of Ultimate Madoka figures, and the humor quickly turns to awe. The Nendoroid still looks hilarious – yet the Figma, and especially the actual PVC figure, look stunningly sculpted, intricate to every spec of detail. The petite witches seem to follow after Ultimate Madoka in quality – and they too would likely make some excellent desk pieces.
If one tilts their head up, they see the ceiling flush in posters – a few images memorable, whilst others seem unique. Off to the side, an arrangement of shelves are lines with framed original artworks, concept key visuals, and other interesting aesthetics.
Ordering from the menu also delivers no less than authentic grace from the mahou shoujo heavens – gourmet desserts all appropriately themed, with menus relevantly outfitted as well.
This venue would make for a particularly wonderful escapade right after a viewing of the film.