Madoka Magica Title Screen Film Strip Auctions For a Crazy $41k
posted on by Bamboo Dong
What better way to commemorate your love for Madoka Magica than with a piece of film strip displaying the title screen? That's what a lot of people asked themselves, because it recently auctioned on Yahoo! Japan for a whopping 4,102,000 yen... that's $41,044 at current conversion rates.
The film strip was part of a gift campaign for viewers who saw Madoka Magica The Movie -Rebellion-. The third film opened in Japan on October 26.
A few other auctions have also pulled in a good chunk of change, though pale in light to the above listing. This film strip featuring a smiling Madoka sold for 131,000 yen (about US$1,321), while another auction is still going at 36,000 yen (US$360).
Similar anime film strip rewards were auctioned in the past. A Yahoo! Auction for a film strip from the first Madoka Magica film drew a winning bid of 1,080,001 yen (about US$13,600). A theater chain worker held unauthorized auctions of Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha the Movie 2nd A's' strips intended for audience members this summer. A film strip auction for The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya ended with a 356,000-yen (US$3,990) bid, and a strip from the Macross Frontier: Itsuwari no Utahime film sold for 174,000 yen (US$2,130) in 2010.