※This article includes some spoilers of Episode 5 of Magia Record and the whole Mado Magi.
※Please note that I (Saori) will explain about the story as each Episode goes so you won’t see the whole spoilers even though I have competed the original already.
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Hello everyone! It’s Saori from Otaku Republic! Today, I’ll give you a quick explanation about one of the 2020 Winter Anime【Magia Record】, where an incredible thing happened in Episode 5!”
Boss( 'ω') “Hello everyone. I’m Otaku Republic’s Boss. Episode 5 was awesome, huh? The storyline thrilled me especially because I knew Puella Magi Madoka Magica.”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “I thought it was pretty good too with a well-balance scenario and some good arrangements! Alright, then let’s check it out!”
【Magia Record】○○ Will Finally Appear in Episode 5!! Now, You’ll See the Difference between Magia Record and Mado Magi!!
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Oh by the way, Mami-San isn’t the one which fits ○○ in the title. (Mami-San first appeared in Episode 3.)”
●More and more magical girls turn into the “witches”!! But….
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Guess what? In Episode 5, there was a scene, where the main characters, Iroha-Chan and Kaede-Chan turned into the ‘witches’! Even though they were hunted down by the strong enemies, they became unified with the “witches”, which they created and ended up beating the enemies with an overwhelming power!!”
Boss( 'ω') “This scene somehow reminded me of Eva.”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “It seems like this phenomenon occurs under a particular conditions. First of all, it’s when the Soul Germ, which is also said to be a magical girl’s life, becomes cloudy to the utmost limit.”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “And when their mental and physical conditions are hunted down to the utmost limit!”
Boss( 'ω') “So that means the magical girls, who are hunted down, become the “witches” to protect themselves and try to fight against the enemies, huh?”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Right! Actually, there is one different thing from the original, which is a description ‘the magical girl who becomes a witch will put on a while mask’, right? To me, I liked that arrangement! This action (putting on the mask) might be a good hint after all, I guess!”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “And what’s more surprising is after they turn into the witches, they can be back to normal. I mean, I don’t know if they are completely back to normal but… at least they look like a human. But their memories or emotions will look the same as after they become the ‘witches’.”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Yeah. And another important thing is that ‘the Soul Gem, which was supposed to be cloudy, became back to normal without being cloudy at all’. In short, the magical girl who temporarily turned into the witch didn’t become a real witch and was able to become a magical girl again by consuming her foulness, huh?”
Boss( 'ω') “I wish she was like that in the main story of Mado Magi too…”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “I wonder what’s happening to them… It will be clear sooner or later.”
● Plotting the monopolization of the “witches”? A rumor of “Kamihama-Shi”, which can be seen from other cities.
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Yes! In Episode 5, there was a scene, where our loving Mami-San appeared in a cool way, huh? Awww! So cool!”
Boss( 'ω') “But she was saying something incredible, huh? More and more witches got together in Kamihama-Shi, where Iroha-Chan and her buddies were, and it seems like there was a rumor saying the number of the witches were decreasing in other areas, huh?”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “If that’s true, it’s very fatal for the magical girls in other areas, huh? Because the magical girls have to suck the foulness of their Soul Gem, using the core, called ‘Grief Seed’, which the witches drop. If there are not witches, then there won’t be no ‘Grief Seed’. In short, if they leave it like that, the Soul Gem will become too cloudy and they ended up dying as a witch.”
Boss( 'ω') “Are they able to call on the witches if they try in the first place?”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Ahh… I don’t know,, I’m not a witch, you know? But the magical girls in other areas might think that all the witches get together only in Kamihama-Shi. Therefore, some might be wondering if that’s something that someone intentionally did it. There was a rumor, saying ‘If the magical girls come to Kamihama-Shi, they will be protected’ too. No wonder everybody recognizes it as a little weird city. (In fact, so many awkward thing keeps happening, right?)”
●Iroha and Yachiyo. Actually, their loved ones both disappeared.
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “In Episode 5, the relationship of them has changed a little too. Yachiyo-San had been a little cold but she had the best friend, Mifuyu, who she had been working with for seven years. Mifuyu was also a magical girl but one day… I mean, due to one incident, she left Yachiyo-San and disappeared.”
Boss( 'ω') “They can be the magical girls for seven years? How old is Yachiyo-San???”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “19 years old, a college student.”
Boss( 'ω') “19 years old!?!?!?!??!? ?!?”
Boss( 'ω') “What? She became a magical girl when she was 12 years old and now she is 19? Wow, then she must be a pro, huh? Working as a magical girl for seven years!!! It must be tough…”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “Maybe because we set the worldview of Puella Magi Madoka Magica as a standard. There are other magical girls outside of Puella Magi Madoka Magica too and that is making【Magia Record】more fun, huh?”
Boss( 'ω') “The best friend, who she’d been with, suddenly disappeared… That fact itself seems to make the Soul Gem cloudy but Yachiyo-San accepted it, huh? And she really thinks she wants to see her again. When she defeated Mifuyu-San, she looked so worn out even though she knew it was not the real figure. It’s as if the Soul Gem completely become cloudy…”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “They both think they’re the loved one. And they both hope they will see each other again. Knowing that, they got a little closer to each other, huh?”
Boss( 'ω') “I wonder if they can see them again? And What is the mystery of “turning into the witches” and the purpose of all the witches coming there….? Can’t wait for another Episode! Actually, I really want to know what’s gonna happen to Mami-San..”
Saori(゜∇ ゜) “【Magia Record】got much clearer with some better arrangements, huh? For those who haven’t watched it yet, why don’t you check it all the way to Episode 5?”
Alright then, we’ll see you all at the next article! Bye now~!
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