Shinobu Oshino Gets Commemorative Image for Winning #1 SHAFT Heroine Vote
posted on by Amanda Whalen
SHAFT, the studio behind Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the Monogatari series among other anime, held an election at its Nagoya Madogatari exhibit, which took place from May 4-8, allowing fans to vote for their favorite SHAFT heroine. Over 8,000 ballots were cast. 1,800 people, over 20% of the total voters, chose Shinobu Oshino of the Monogatari series as the #1 heroine of the "Madogatari" event. The full results of the election can be found here.
Now, SHAFT has released a special image, shown below, to commemorate Shinobu's victory.
In order to celebrate 40 years of SHAFT, four commemorative "Madogatari" exhibits were held. These exhibits toured Tokyo, Osaka, Sapporo, and Nagoya from November 2015 to May 2016. They were immensely popular, featuring unique crossover goods, different versions of the Madoka Magica concept movies, and displays of SHAFT drawings and production materials. There were approximately 51,000 attendees in total.
The event staff have announced an encore exhibit will be coming to Tokyo in September. It will be updated to include some of SHAFT's newer works, such as the Kizumonogatari II: Nekketsu-hen movie and the anime March comes in like a lion, and there are plans for screenings of brand new works that have not yet been released to the public. Also, a special "Madogatari Exhibit Illustrated Book" will be available for sale that will include all of the display items from the previous exhibits.
Source: Animate Times