21 October 2012

Madoka Film Strip Sold Over 1 Million Yen

A Puella Magi Madoka Magica film strip was sold for a 1,080,001 Yen on Yahoo Auction Japan. This amounts to roughly 13600 USD or 10400 EUR.

The auction began with the initial bidding price at 1000 Yen, and over the course of 1 week, the bidding war erupted to an astonishing number.
The film strips were part of a gift campaign for viewers who saw the first two parts of Puella Magi Madoka Magica movies, which are a retelling of the TV anime, with a third part (not yet released) to be a new story.


Pictures of film strip on the auction page.

And here is the reference GIF picture of Homura and Madoka rubbing their cheeks together:

The final selling price of over 1 million yen is quite a figure to be reckoned with. It's also breathtaking to see how far people would go to get the item. Definitely a big talk since the Wedding Miku figure mentioned last year. My total expenditure on anime and other hobby related stuff so far definitely is nowhere close to this number! o_o;

Then here comes a question that perhaps a lot of people would be asking: Is it worth that much? Like the Wedding Miku, I won't comment directly on this particular matter, as we all have our own opinions and perceive things differently.

Though I am curious whether the transaction will actually take place or not.

And if it does happen, what will the buyer do with all that money?

Original auction page:


  1. Wow, I'm sure the seller wasn't expecting the bid war to go up that high neither. But like you said, different people have a different view in the value of things, I'm sure the auction winner thinks it's wroth every yet (^^)

    1. I'm sure no one could expect what the final price would have been; the price skyrocketed by 78,000 Yen just in the final minute!

      I don't like to make much of an opinion saying whether the actions behind the auction were right or wrong, or whether the film strip is really worth that much, as we may be calling the kettle black in some ways. Whatever happens, as you've said, I do hope that the winner finds it worth the money and not regret it!


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