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INTEREST: Madoka Magica's Kyōko Featured on Guide Dog Poster


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Cloud668



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:23 pm Reply with quote
Well, suddenly Kyouko got turned blind. That aside, I'm surprised there's only 1067 active guide dogs in the country. I'm not sure how many blind people there are in Japan, but it would seem that number is rather disproportioned.
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sailorsean





PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:41 pm Reply with quote
Why is this such a good-looking poster? I want it.
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Rei Sentoki



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The staff of Madoka Magica emphasized that the poster was produced to be displayed in schools (and some other public institutions), and cautioned individuals against calling or emailing about the poster.


Here's an idea, sell a print run of them and donate the money to the service dog group.
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Sunday Silence



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:40 pm Reply with quote
Rei Sentoki wrote:
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The staff of Madoka Magica emphasized that the poster was produced to be displayed in schools (and some other public institutions), and cautioned individuals against calling or emailing about the poster.


Here's an idea, sell a print run of them and donate the money to the service dog group.


Nah, thats a stupid idea!! Who would ever think such an idea will work!!
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einhorn303



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:50 pm Reply with quote
Cloud668 wrote:
Well, suddenly Kyouko got turned blind. That aside, I'm surprised there's only 1067 active guide dogs in the country. I'm not sure how many blind people there are in Japan, but it would seem that number is rather disproportioned.


The point is that she's training the dog to be a seeing eye dog, as the article says:

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The poster promotes the volunteer "happy walkers" who, in their own homes, raise guide dogs from three months after birth to the dogs' first birthdays. This year's poster feature Kyōko as a "happy walker" walking a guide dog candidate Merō in a park in the morning.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:55 pm Reply with quote
Cloud668 wrote:
Well, suddenly Kyouko got turned blind. That aside, I'm surprised there's only 1067 active guide dogs in the country. I'm not sure how many blind people there are in Japan, but it would seem that number is rather disproportioned.


Japan is not really known for its disabled accessibility standards. Laughing
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Emerje



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:59 pm Reply with quote
Does she attack other trainers and tell them they don't deserve their dogs? Just wondering.

That aside, Madoka anything in elementary schools just sounds wrong.

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Juhachi



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 3:56 pm Reply with quote
That dog is looking right at her Pocky. This won't end well.
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Ringking



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 4:32 pm Reply with quote
Guarantee these disappear as soon as they put them on the walls.
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They are idiots if they think fans won't pull them off the walls, or even better the students at the school will put them up on Ebay.
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Cryssoberyl



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The poster promotes the volunteer "happy walkers" who, in their own homes, raise guide dogs from three months after birth to the dogs' first birthdays. This year's poster feature Kyōko as a "happy walker" walking a guide dog candidate Merō in a park in the morning.


It's a cute poster, but I guess they forgot that Kyouko is homeless...?
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Animerican14



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 9:44 pm Reply with quote
Even though she's technically "homeless", I think it makes some degree of sense for her to be a happy walker. She's one of the most active and outgoing girls of the show, after all. Laughing I think that she deserves some much needed attention in the spotlight as well. To my knowledge, she's been comparatively neglected as far as official art and merchandise is concerned for the series (maybe her not being one of the "starter" mahou shoujo hurt her chances...?), so it's pretty awesome for her to have the spotlight focused on her and her alone (plus a dog) this time around.
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Rime of the Ancient Otaku



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2011 10:25 pm Reply with quote
Cryssoberyl wrote:
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The poster promotes the volunteer "happy walkers" who, in their own homes, raise guide dogs from three months after birth to the dogs' first birthdays. This year's poster feature Kyōko as a "happy walker" walking a guide dog candidate Merō in a park in the morning.


It's a cute poster, but I guess they forgot that Kyouko is homeless...?


For all we know, she could be using Homura or Mami's place as place-of-residence for the nine months of the program...

Honestly, Kyouko a resourceful Magic Girl with a lot of time on her hands: she makes an excellent "poster child" for the program.
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Sunday Silence



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TarsTarkas wrote:
They are idiots if they think fans won't pull them off the walls, or even better the students at the school will put them up on Ebay.


Admit it, you found ways to make some extra cash in school.
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enurtsol



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2011 12:05 am Reply with quote
TarsTarkas wrote:
They are idiots if they think fans won't pull them off the walls, or even better the students at the school will put them up on Ebay.


That's why ya slash the posters. Laughing

That's what we used to do with popular band concert posters in school that we know people would heist. We'd put up the poster on the wall, then give a quick slash or two, right across. Then it would be worthless to anyone, except as a poster.
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