14 November 2013

Madoka Film Strip Sold Over 4 Million Yen?

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Remember a Puella Magi Madoka Magica film strip that was sold for over 1 million Yen last year? Well, there appears to be a new record that broke it by a factor of 4.

This film strip features the film's title name "Hangyaku no Monogatari" (literally "story of rebellion". Unlike the first two movies, which are a retelling of the TV series, the third movie of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica movie trilogy features a new story that stems from the TV series' ending.

The auction lasted for 3 days from 11th to 14th November, with a total of 664 bids and ended with the price of 4,103,000 Yen. The film strip was a present for those who watched the movie in cinema. Each strip feature a few frames of the movie. Those with memorable or significant scenes will be in higher demand and/or have high collection values, hence potentially higher prices in online auctions.
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There is an uncertainty in the auction's authenticity though, as I did put a question mark at my blog post's title. Most of the bidders are newly registered members, and there was another auction with similar film strip that ended at 18,500 Yen.

Maybe it was just a stunt? That would be a bit disappointing if it were to be the case.

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  1. I can't understand the reason for paying such a high price for a give away item

    1. I can do a lot of things with this amount of money. It can be quite hard to imagine spending all this on a collector's item. :\

  2. If that is the actual cell being sold then I'm crying foul. There's nothing special about the scene. It's just the title!!

    Now, the scene of Rei smiling at the end of Evangelion 1.0. That fully deserves the ridiculous price it eventually commanded.

    1. I do hope it's a mere stunt. I can imagine many other scenes that can be much more demanding than the title screen.

      Rei's smile was a very memorable scene in Evangelion 1.0. Even my sister, who isn't a fan of Rei at all, found that gorgeous.

    2. It's one of the most iconic scenes in the whole series, along with the berserk Eva unit 1 eating the angel. Given how big the series is, it's no surprise that the best remembered and loved scenes from the show make fans go a little crazy. You'd have to pay me in gold bars if I had the cell of Rei smiling and you wanted it!
      Also, Rei is the best girl!! (well, Rei 2 is. The others are pants)


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