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2015’s Snow Kyubey Sculpture Is Adorably Enigmatic


The Sapporo Snow Festival’s much-awaited Snow Miku event kicked off yesterday. Starting on February 4th, the exhibit opened gates, allowing thousands of attendees to get a glimpse of the Digital Diva in snow form.

She won’t be going it alone, though. Last month, we reported that Puella Magi Madoka Magica‘s Kyubey will join the fun. A snow sculpture of the adorable enigma was erected for today’s big event. And, as one would expect, fans have been eagerly sharing photos of the exhibit.

Some pictures popped up a bit early, showing a half-built Kyubey. Unlike the Love Live! sculpture, these in-progress shots don’t stare into the viewer’s soul.

Over the past couple of days, we’ve gotten a good look at Snow Kyubey’s finished form, as he stands with that recognizable grin. Some shots are set against Sapporo’s bright blue skies, and others have the sculpture dramatically lit in the black of night.

We’ve picked a few of our favorite photos from the torrents of the social media stream for your enjoyment. If there’s a picture that you enjoyed or one that you think we missed, let us know in the comments!

Early Shots

Finished Sculpture

Other Madoka Magica Displays

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Samantha Ferreira

Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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