Magia Record

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Magia Record
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マギアレコード
(Magia Rekōdo)
GenreMagical girl,[1] mystery[2]
Created byMagica Quartet
Game
Developerf4samurai
PublisherAniplex
GenreRole-playing game
PlatformAndroid, iOS, Windows
Released
  • JP: August 22, 2017
  • TW: December 19, 2018
  • HK: December 19, 2018
  • MAC: December 19, 2018
  • NA: June 25, 2019
Manga
Written byFujino Fuji
Published byHoubunsha
DemographicSeinen
MagazineManga Time Kirara Forward
Original runAugust 24, 2018 – present
Anime television series
Directed by
Produced byTatsuya Ishikawa
Hiroyuki Kobayashi
Mitsutoshi Kubota
Masaki Satō
Written byGekidan Inu Curry
Elseware (cooperation)
Music byTakumi Ozawa
StudioShaft
Licensed by
Original networkTokyo MX, GYT, GTV, BS11, MBS
English network
Original run January 4, 2020 March 28, 2020
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story (Japanese: マギアレコード 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ外伝, Hepburn: Magia Rekōdo: Mahō Shōjo Madoka Magika Gaiden) is a Japanese role-playing video game developed by f4samurai for Android and iOS, which was released by Aniplex in Japan on August 22, 2017 and in North America on June 25, 2019. The game is a spin-off of the 2011 anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and features a new protagonist named Iroha Tamaki, who arrives in Kamihama City to search for her missing sister.

A manga adaptation has been serialized in Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine since August 24, 2018, illustrated by Fujino Fuji. A stage play adaptation was also produced in 2018. An anime television series adaptation of the game produced by Shaft aired between January and March 2020, with a second anime season in production.

Plot[edit]

A white creature named Kyubey has the power to grant girls any single wish. In exchange for that wish, however, they must become magical girls and fight against creatures known as Witches. A rumor soon begins to spread among magical girls that they can be saved from their duty by going to Kamihama City. Iroha Tamaki, a girl who had originally forgotten the wish she had made to become a magical girl, one day encounters a smaller Kyubey and remembers that she made a wish to cure her younger sister Ui of her illness. Realising that Ui has become missing somehow, Iroha travels to Kamihama City in order to find answers, encountering many other magical girls along the way.

Gameplay[edit]

Magia Record is a turn-based tactical RPG that features battles with magical girls on the right side of the screen and witches/familiars on the left side. The player must attack enemies on the left side with magical girls that they have collected and chosen onto their team by choosing three of five attack disks found at the bottom of the screen. There are three types of attacks that the player can use: "Accele", which boosts Magic Points (MP); "Blast", which can target multiple enemies in a row or column; and "Charge", which boosts the impact of the attack following it. Attacks are automatically boosted if all three disks chosen are of the same type of command or are from the same character. After a magical girl attacks three times, the player can use an attack disk associated with that character and drag it to another magical girl on their team to "Connect" and add special effects on the receiving character, such as healing them. Magical girls are also able to use skills (found at the bottom right of the screen) and "Magia" (bottom left of the screen).

The game's main story is separated by chapters, which are further separated into episodes. Once an episode is completed, the player receives rewards, experience points for each magical girl in the team, and rank points from the battle and can replay the episode as well as move on to the next. If the player loses a battle in an episode, they can continue by using Magia Stones, one of the in-game currencies.

One magical girl is automatically put onto a team, but the player can select up to four additional magical girls, which can be received from the game's Fate Weave feature. The Fate Weave feature can also be used to gain Memoria, Enhance Gems, and Destiny Gems.

Development and release[edit]

The game was officially announced at the Shaft 40th anniversary "Madogatari" event in September 2016.[3] The producer of the original anime series, Atsuhiro Iwakami stated, "Since it seems that it will take some more time until the anime's new work, the idea that I want to make a title that "Madoka Magica" is active will work.[4] Ume Aoki, the character designer of the original anime series was also responsible for the game's character designs, in which she designed more than 10 new and original characters for the game, including the main protagonist Iroha Tamaki.[3] The opening animation and magical girl transformation scenes was produced by Shaft.[5] The game is produced by Yusuke Toyama and Masaki Sato.[5][6]

Magia Record was originally scheduled to be released in May 2017.[7] However, it was pushed back to July and then again to its current release date, August 22, 2017.[8][9]

Aniplex of America produced an English version of Magia Record that was released in North America on June 25, 2019.[10] A pre-registration campaign was held for its release, where at least 25,000 people pre-registered for the English release of the game.[11]

Other media[edit]

Manga[edit]

A manga adaptation based on Magia Record illustrated by Fujino Fuji has been serialized in Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine since August 24, 2018.[12]

Stage play[edit]

The game also inspired a stage play adaptation that was produced from August 24 to September 9, 2018.[13] The characters were portrayed by the Japanese idol group girl Hiragana Keyakizaka46.[14] The Blu-ray and DVD for the stage adaptation was released on February 27, 2019.[15]

Anime[edit]

An anime television series adaptation by Shaft was announced in September 2018 and was originally scheduled to premiere in 2019,[16] but it was delayed, instead airing between January 4 and March 28, 2020 on Tokyo MX, GYT, GTV, BS11, and MBS. The series is directed and written by Gekidan Inu Curry, with Yukihiro Miyamoto serving as assistant director, Junichirō Taniguchi serving as character designer, and Takumi Ozawa composing the series' music.[17] Akiyuki Shinbo serves serve as animation supervisor. The cast reprise their roles from the game.[18] TrySail perform the series' opening theme song "Gomakashi" (ごまかし), while ClariS perform the series' ending theme song "Alethea" (アリシア, Arishia).[19] Aniplex of America has licensed the series, and will stream the series on FunimationNow and AnimeLab from January 4, and on Crunchyroll and Hidive from January 11.[20] In Southeast Asia, the series simulcasts on Aniplus Asia. The first season ran for 13 episodes,[21] with a second season announced at the end of the first season's final episode.[22]

No. Title[23][a] Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Have You Heard? That Rumor About the Magical Girls"
Transcription: "Yaa Yaa, Shitteru? Mahō Shōjo no Sono Uwasa" (Japanese: やぁやぁ、知ってる?魔法少女のその噂)
Yukihiro MiyamotoKaede Ogawa
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)
January 4, 2020 (2020-01-04)
Iroha Tamaki is a magical girl who cannot remember the wish she made with Kyubey in order to become one. While meeting up with another magical girl named Kuroe, she learns of a rumor that magical girls can apparently be saved if they go to Kamihama City. The two suddenly find themselves caught up in a Witch's labyrinth on the train they were riding, which soon merges with that of another Witch residing in Kamihama. It is there that Iroha briefly encounters a younger-looking Kyubey before another magical girl named Yachiyo Nanami appears and defeats the Witch, warning the others to stay away from Kamihama. The next day, as a result of her encounter with the small Kyubey, Iroha remembers she had a younger sister Ui, whose disease she wished to cure.
2"It's Proof of the End of a Friendship"
Transcription: "Sore ga Zekkō Shōmeisho" (Japanese: それが絶交証明書)
Hajime Ōtani
Kenjirō Okada
Kaede Ogawa
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)
January 11, 2020 (2020-01-11)
Wanting to investigate the mystery concerning Ui's disappearance, Iroha heads to Kamihama City to visit Satomi Medical Center, only to discover another Witch's labyrinth. There, she encounters a team of magical girls, Momoko Togame, Kaede Akino, and Rena Minami, who offer to help her search for Ui. Unable to enter the medical center's wing, the girls try to convince Rena to use her transformation magic to sneak in, only for her and Kaede to end up fighting with each other. As Kaede tries to make up with Rena the next day, she is suddenly ensnared by the Chain Witch, who targets those who try to reconcile after writing their names on the Friendship Ending Staircase.
3"Sorry For Making You My Friend"
Transcription: "Tomodachi ni Shite Gomen ne" (Japanese: 友達にしてごめんね)
Kenjirō OkadaKaede Ogawa
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)
January 18, 2020 (2020-01-18)
After Kaede is abducted by the Chain Witch, Iroha is introduced to the group's coordinator, Yakumo Mitama, finding that Yachiyo is also a part of the team. Managing to convince Yachiyo to help them, the girls write their names on the Friendship Ending Staircase, with Rena's honest feelings towards Kaede luring out the Chain Witch. As Rena reunites with Kaede in the labyrinth and makes up with her, Iroha once again spots the Small Kyubey, which leads the girls to the Witch's weak point. After defeating it, Yachiyo suspects that what they faced was not a Witch, but something else entirely. Although Rena's investigation of the medical center turns up nothing on Ui, she does learn about two other girls that appeared in Iroha's dream, Touka and Nemu. Meanwhile, Mami Tomoe is asked to investigate Kamihama City on the behest of Kyubey, who can't enter Kamihama himself.
4"This Isn't the Past"
Transcription: "Kako ja nai desu" (Japanese: 過去じゃないです)
Takashi Asami
Midori Yoshizawa
Kaede Ogawa
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)
January 25, 2020 (2020-01-25)
After the people who were held captive by the Chain Witch reappear, Iroha, believing Ui's disappearance may be related to one of the similar rumors going around, is sent to meet a magical girl named Tsuruno Yui. She ends up leading her back to Yachiyo, who tells them of a rumor concerning a Seance Shrine that allegedly allows people to meet someone they want to see. As the three tour through each shrine in the area for clues, seemingly ending up with nothing, they encounter a Witch in a supermarket, which Tsuruno manages to defeat. Realizing that the Seance Shrine only appears at night, Yachiyo brings the girls to one of the shrines, where Iroha once again finds the small Kyubey. While Tsuruno stays behind to fight the Seance Shrine's familiars, Iroha and Yachiyo enter the Seance Shrine's labyrinth, where they encounter the vision of not only Ui, but a girl named Mifuyu too.
5"There's No Place for You Here"
Transcription: "Anata ga Wattehairu Sukima nante Nain desu yo?" (Japanese: あなたが割って入る隙間なんてないんですよ?)
Midori YoshizawaKaede Ogawa
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)
February 1, 2020 (2020-02-01)
As Iroha finds the Ui before her to be a fake, Yachiyo seems convinced that the Mifuyu before her is the real thing, who tries to get her to stay. This Mifuyu tries to attack Iroha, but Yachiyo realizes that it is an imposter and defeats it, after which Iroha uses her own Grief Seed to clear up Yachiyo's Soul Gem. As the true monster of the Shrine appears, Iroha starts becoming affected by the murkiness of her own Soul Gem, leading her to call forth a mysterious creature, which kills the Shrine monster. Just as the creature begins to turn against the others, Mami appears and blasts the creature away, freeing Iroha. After suspecting Iroha of being a Witch and questioning the others about the strange happenings in Kamihama, Mami takes her leave, warning Tsuruno not to trust Yachiyo. Waking up to find her Soul Gem mysteriously clear, Iroha spends the night at Yachiyo's house. Elsewhere, Kaede ends up summoning a similar creature during a battle with a Witch, becoming conflicted over what just happened.
6"I'll Do Anything"
Transcription: "Nandatte Shiteyaru yo" (Japanese: なんだってしてやるよ)
Yukihiro Miyamoto
Kenjirō Okada
Ryōma Ikefukurō
Kaede Ogawa
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)
February 8, 2020 (2020-02-08)
Unaware of what happened the previous night, Iroha comes across a mysterious place offering something called Lucky Owl Water, where she meets a self-proclaimed mercenary named Felicia Mitsuki. Meanwhile, Yachiyo is approached by Kyouko Sakura, who has come to Kamihama to hunt Witches. Experiencing a string of lucky occurrences from drinking the Lucky Owl Water, Iroha hears from Yachiyo that something bad will apparently happen after 24 lucky things have happened. As Iroha, Felicia, Yachiyo and Tsuruno search for the "Uwasa" behind the Lucky Owl Water, they are confronted by a group of girls known as the Wings of the Magius, who offer Felicia the opportunity to eradicate all Witches if she works for them.
7"I Want to Go Home With You"
Transcription: "Issho ni Kaeritai" (Japanese: 一緒に帰りたい)
Kenjirō OkadaRyōma Ikefukurō
Kaede Ogawa
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)
February 15, 2020 (2020-02-15)
Felicia meets with twin sisters Tsukuyo and Tsukasa Amane, the White Feathers of the Wings of the Magius that Kyouko also appears to be a member of. Having placed a transmitter on Felicia, Iroha's group find the lair and come up against the Amane sisters, who have the ability to control Witches. As Iroha goes on to confront the Owl Uwasa, the Amane sisters use the cloudiness of their Soul Gems to summon their own Witches, known as Doppels. After Iroha defeats the Uwasa by once again bringing out her Doppel, Yachiyo and Tsuruno that the real Mifuyu is now a member of the Wings of the Magius. After Mifuyu and the sisters flee, Iroha offers to let Felicia stay with her before learning that she will be boarding in the Mikazuki Villa alongside Yachiyo and Tsuruno.
8"You Definitely Shouldn't Respond"
Transcription: "Zettai ni Henshin Shicha Dame yo" (Japanese: 絶対に返信しちゃだめよ)
Midori Yoshizawa
Shūji Miyazaki
Kaede Ogawa
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)
February 22, 2020 (2020-02-22)
After Iroha transfers into Kamihama Middle School, she hears from Rena about rumors concerning an "Invisible Girl" and "Endless Solitude", along with one from Tsuruno about an "Electric Wave Girl". The next day, Iroha picks up Felicia after she gets in a fight with people insulting her friends, and two investigate the radio tower, where they hear a laughing voice coming from Iroha's phone. The day afterwards, Iroha notices a connection between the voice and the seemingly spam messages she has been receiving and investigates the radio tower again and encounters Tsukuyo, who brings up someone named Sana Futaba before being chased off by the arrival of Yachiyo and the others. Responding to the spam, she receives a text back from the sender urging her to find her in the Endless Solitude.
9"A World With Just Me"
Transcription: "Watashi Shika Inai Sekai" (Japanese: 私しかいない世界)
Midori YoshizawaKaede Ogawa
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)
February 29, 2020 (2020-02-29)
The mysterious sender, an Uwasa named Ai, asks Iroha to enter the Endless Solitude and delete her in order to free Sana, who is trapped in there. A flashback shows how Ai was befriended by Sana, who came to the Endless Solitude as she felt she didn't belong in the outside world after wishing to become invisible. As Iroha arrives in Endless Solitude to rescue Sana as per Ai's wishes, another magical girl from the Wings of the Magius, Alina Gray, appears and attacks with her Doppel. Ai manages to teleport Alina away but is hit by her Doppel's attack, asking Sana to destroy her before it takes her over.
10"My Name"
Transcription: "Watashi no Namae" (Japanese: 私の名前)
Kenjirō Okada
Takashi Asami
Kaede Ogawa
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)
March 7, 2020 (2020-03-07)
Yachiyo's group arrive at Endless Solitude's exit, where they activate a magnet that manages to rescue Iroha and Sana as they come out of the space. Angered by her plan's failure, Alina sends a Witch she had captured to attack the others, but she is forced to retreat by Mami, who has also joined the Wings of the Magius. As the girls buy new mugs to try to cheer Sana up following her ordeal, she briefly returns home to bid farewell to her family, realizing that she has a new family in Iroha and the others. Sana then reveals that Nemu Hiiragi, one of the girls from Iroha's dreams, is another Magius member.
11"Memory Museum at 3:00PM"
Transcription: "Yakusoku wa Gogo-san-ji, Kioku Myūjiamu nite" (Japanese: 約束は午後三時、記憶ミュージアムにて)
Yukihiro Miyamoto
Kennin Takahashi
Ryōma Ikefukurō
Kaede Ogawa
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)
March 14, 2020 (2020-03-14)
Wanting to find out more about Nemu, Iroha approaches Tsukuyo, asking her to let her see Nemu in exchange for keeping quiet about her other identity. The next day, Iroha goes shopping with the others to buy coasters for Yachiyo, encountering a Witch along the way. Later that night, Mifuyu comes by the villa to ask Iroha to join the Wings of Magius, inviting her and others to attend a lecture at a place called the Memory Museum the next day. Arriving at the museum, they are confronted by the other girl that appeared in Iroha's dreams, Touka Satomi. Meanwhile, Momoko meets up with Rena to tell her about what happened to Yachiyo a year ago.
12"Why Is This So Unbearable?"
Transcription: "Dōshite Konna ni Mijime nan desu ka" (Japanese: どうしてこんなにみじめなんですか)
Kenjirō Okada
Yukihiro Miyamoto
Kaede Ogawa
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)
March 21, 2020 (2020-03-21)
Touka, who states that she has no memories of Ui either, explains to Iroha and the others that a magical girl's Soul Gem literally contains their very soul, while Momoko and Kaede relay this same information to Rena. Mifuyu then shows Iroha her memories, in which Kanae, who was allied with her, Yachiyo, and Momoko, died after her Soul Gem was shattered. Soon afterwards, another one of their allies, Mel, turned into a Witch when their Soul Gem became fully tainted with despair, leading the girls to realize that they had been tricked by Kyubey. As Mifuyu felt the despair of carrying this knowledge, her Soul Gem became contaminated, but instead of becoming a Witch, she spawned a Doppel, which Touka reveals to be a system that she had created to offer magical girls liberation.
13"A Faint Hope"
Transcription: "Tatta Hitotsu no Michishirube" (Japanese: たったひとつの道しるべ)
Yukihiro MiyamotoKaede Ogawa
Gekidan Inu Curry (Doroinu)
March 28, 2020 (2020-03-28)
Coming to retrieve Iroha, Yachiyo tells her that she plans to disband the team, believing everyone who stays by her side is fated to die because of her own wish to survive. Despite this, Iroha remains firm in staying with Yachiyo, promising to prove her doubts as false. As Mami, who has been brainwashed by the Magius, tries to stop Yachiyo from escaping the museum with Iroha, they are rescued by another magical girl, Sayaka Miki. When Mami goes berserk and launches a full-out assault on Sayaka, both Iroha and Yachiyo summon their Doppels to fight against her. As both Iroha and Mami get caught up in the collapsing museum while Sayaka carries Yachiyo to safety, it is revealed that several other magical girls, including Tsuruno and Rena, have joined with the Magius.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English titles are taken from Funimation.

References[edit]

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