Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden (TV)


Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story

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Alternative Titles

English: Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story
Synonyms: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record
Japanese: マギアレコード 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ外伝 (TV)

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 5, 2020 to Mar 29, 2020
Premiered: Winter 2020
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex, Houbunsha, f4samurai
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Game
Genres: PsychologicalPsychological, DramaDrama, MagicMagic, ThrillerThriller
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 6.731 (scored by 2663226,632 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #46982
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1328
Members: 95,933
Favorites: 855
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Synopsis

Rumor has it that if a young girl strikes a bargain with a white fairy, it will grant any wish her heart desires. However, in exchange, she will become a magical girl and must put her life on the line to slay fearsome and ferocious witches.

Iroha Tamaki, a kind-hearted middle schooler from Takarazaki City, is living proof that these rumors are true. Armed with a magical crossbow and the ability to heal injuries, Iroha seeks out the labyrinths where witches hide and defeats them before they can prey on humans. Yet Iroha has no memory of her wish, and even Kyuubey, the white fairy himself, seems to have no idea what Iroha requested of him.

One day, Iroha hears rumors of a city where "magical girls can be saved," and finds herself on a sunset train to Kamihama City. Unfortunately, she discovers that the witches in Kamihama are far more powerful than usual. After veteran magical girl Yachiyo Nanami is forced to save her, Iroha vows to never return. But when a chance encounter with a tiny Kyuubey seems to trigger distant memories, Iroha is compelled to investigate the mysterious city despite the danger.

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Staff

Satou, Yoshiki
Producer
Gekidan Inu Curry
Director, Series Composition
Tsuruoka, Youta
Sound Director
Ootani, Hajime
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Opening Theme

"Gomakashi (ごまかし)" by TrySail
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Ending Theme

#1: "Alicia (アリシア)" by ClariS (eps 1-12)
#2: "Niguredo (二グレド)" by Shito (シト) (from ReReGRAPHICS) (ep 13)



Mar 28, 2020
SunlitSonata (All reviews)
An underappreciated factor when looking at any individual anime series is the nature of its source material, provided it has one. Original anime (like the original Madoka series) are practically guaranteed to have a beginning, middle and end, but when based on a source, there’s certain elements that become byproduct by the source’s nature.

When anime are produced based on ongoing manga, one can exact lingering focus on iconic shots and a tendency to go on and on as long as it takes. Light Novel adaptations tend to feature basic protagonists bereft of the thought focused complexity their written works offer. Videogame based anime often have read more
Mar 28, 2020
MozillaFennekin (All reviews)
Magia Record is not Madoka 2.0.

I feel like that really needs to be said. Despite “side story” written in the title, being a part of the Madoka franchise comes with huge expectations--expectations that Magia Record never attempts to meet. This is not a sequel to Rebellion, nor an attempt at recreating the magic (heh) of Madoka. After all, the original was practically a statement for mahou shoujo and was such a groundbreaking and well-acclaimed series, you only really get one of it per genre.

This doesn’t excuse all of Magia Record’s potential faults, but I think a large wave of backlash towards it read more
Mar 28, 2020
Ryuseishun (All reviews)
As a spin-off series and game adaptation, Magia Record had so much weight on its shoulders from the popularity and appraisal of the original parent story of Madoka Magica, and unfortunately it could neither do anything to carry through that pressure nor be a good enough anime series in general.

I consider myself a fan of Studio SHAFT and the original Madoka Magica show, so when the adaptation of what was apparently a spinoff app game of the aforementioned series, I was really looking forward to having that sense of nostalgia. I even kept my expectations in check knowing that the new upcoming spin-off was never read more
Mar 28, 2020
Casul_Noob1997 (All reviews)
This is an anthology series set in the Madoka universe. Okay> >

But believe me, I wanted this to be another impeccable entry in Madoka Magica’s ever-expanding library of consistently high quality spinoff titles (except for Suzune). I wanted this to be a bonafide 10/10 for me.

Sadly, as you might see in many reviews, this series suffers from pacing issues that unfortunately buries any of the genuine Madoka-esque greatness that is there to people who aren't as passionate for the brand. While this story isn’t nearly as bad pacing-wise as the original Oriko Magica, nor does its narrative and characters stoop to be as collectively read more

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