|Platform||Android, iOS, Windows|
|Written by||Fujino Fuji|
|Magazine||Manga Time Kirara Forward|
|Original run||August 24, 2018 – present|
|Anime television series|
|Directed by||Gekidan Inu Curry|
|Written by||Gekidan Inu Curry|
|Music by||Takumi Ozawa|
|Original network||MBS, Tokyo MX, GTV, GYT, BS11|
|Original run||January 2020 – scheduled|
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 been produced in 2018. An anime adaptation of the game produced by Shaft will premiere in January 2020.
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
The game was officially announced at the Shaft 40th anniversary "Madogatari" event on September 2016. 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. 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. The opening animation and magical girl transformation scenes was produced by Shaft. The game is produced by Yusuke Toyama and Masaki Sato.
Aniplex of America produced an English version of Magia Record that was released in North America on June 25, 2019. A pre-registration campaign was held for its release, where at least 25,000 people pre-registered for the English release of the game.
The game also inspired a stage play adaptation that was produced from August 24 to September 9, 2018. The characters were portrayed by the Japanese idol group girl Keyakizaka46. The Blu-ray and DVD for the stage adaptation was released on February 27, 2019.
An anime adaptation by Shaft was announced in September 2018 and was originally scheduled to premiere in 2019, but it was delayed to premiere in January 2020 on MBS, Tokyo MX, GTV, GYT, BS11, and other channels. The series is directed and written by Gekidan Inu Curry, with Yukihiro Miyamoto serving as assistatant director, Junichirō Taniguchi serving as character designer, and Takumi Ozawa composing the series' music. Akiyuki Shinbo will serve as animation supervisor. The cast will reprise their roles from the game. TrySail will perform the series' opening theme song "Gomakashi", while ClariS will perform the series' ending theme song.
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