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Magia Record new characters: what we know so far

I decided to compile all the images we’ve seen of the new PMMM cast from the previews. I didn’t include the original Madoka cast, the 3 Oriko characters, or the 5 new characters who were officially introduced, since we know a fair bit about them already. If anyone has any more info on the new characters, please let me know!


Name: Akira Shinobu

Description: gray hair, gray eyes

Color: gray

Wish: unknown 

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: unknown

Notes: bears a resemblance to Gisela, the silver witch. possible connection, perhaps?


Name: Kanoko Yayoi

Decription: brown hair, green eyes

Color: mismatched

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: rapier

Notes: her outfit is in fact black, not dark green


Name: Asuka Tatsuki

Description: indigo hair, purple eyes

Color: indigo

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: naginata

Notes: middle school aged, attends Sana’s middle school as they wear the same uniform


Name: Natsuki Utsuho

Description: blue hair, blue eyes

Color: blue

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: scepter/wand

Notes: appears high school aged, as she is shown cheerleading


Name: Hinano Miyako

Description: green hair, green eyes

Color: green

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: test tubes

Notes: wears a uniform we have yet to see on any other character


Name: Konomi Haruna

Description: orange hair, blue eyes

Color: mismatched

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: scissors

Notes: middle school aged, attends Iroha’s school as they wear the same uniform


Name: Emiri Kisaki

Description: yellow hair, ellow eyes

Color: mismatched

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: unknown

Notes: middle school aged, attends Iroha’s school as they wear the same uniform


Name: Kako Natsume

Description: green hair, green eyes

Color: green

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: unknown

Notes: no transformation sequence shown yet


Name: Sasara Minagi

Description: brown hair, red eyes

Color: red

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: sword

Notes: middle school aged, attends Iroha’s school as they wear the same uniform


Name: Shizuku Hozumi

Description: purple hair, purple eyes

Color: purple

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: unknown


Name: Manaka Kurumi

Description: red haired, red eyes

Color: red

Wish: unknown 

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: frying pan


Name: Ayaka Mariko

Description: brown hair, blue eyes

Color: blue

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: war hammer


Name: Rika Ayano

Description: yellow hair, red eyes

Color: red

Wish: for her crush to return her feelings (exact wording unknown)

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: unknown

Noes: middle school aged, attends Felicia’s school as they wear the same uniform


Name: Nanaka Tokiwa

Description: fuschia hair, fuchsia eyes 

Color: fuschia

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: no idea what you call the thing she wields but it looks awesome


Name: Mei-Yui Chun

Description: blue hair, blue eyes

Color: blue

Wish: to help certain people close to her (exact wording unknown)

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown 

Weapon: blades

Notes: likely adult aged, as she refers to Homura as a kid and is part of a Chinese organized crime group


Name: Masara Kagami

Description: white hair, blue eyes

Color: white

Wish: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: short sword


Name: Mitama Yakumo

Descritption: gray hair, blue eyes

Color: blue

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: unknown

Notes: no transformation sequence shown yet


Name: Himika Mao

Description: brown hair, fuchsia eyes

Color: fuchsia

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: war hammer 

Notes: no transformation sequence shown yet


Name: Ria Ami

Description: yellow hair, purple eyes

Color: mismatched

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: unknown

Notes: no transformation sequence shown yet


Name: Kokoro ????

Description: brown hair, green eyes

Color: mismatched

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: unknown

Notes: no transformation sequence shown yet


Name: Ui Tamaki

Description: pink hair, pink eyes

Color: pink

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: unknown

Notes: no transformation sequence shown yet


Name: Mifuyu ????

Description: white hair, gray eyes

Color: gray

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: unknown

Notes: no transformation sequence shown yet


Name: unknown

Description: orange hair, orange eyes

Color: orange

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: pistols

Notes: no game model shown yet


Name: unknown

Description: yellow hair, green eyes

Color: yellow

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: unknown

Notes: no game model shown yet


Name: Tomoka ????

Description: red hair, red eyes

Color: red

Wish: unknown

Magic: unknown

Witch form: unknown

Weapon: unknown

Notes: no game model shown yet


So… we have the 8 new main characters, we have 16 playable characters, 6 who have not yet been implemented as playable, and 3 who have not been implemented at all. That’s… 33 new characters, at the very start!

 Please let me know if you have any more information!


EDIT: Mitama is not actually confirmed to be Walpurgis, oops! That being said, I still hold to my theory that she resembles the witch far too much to be a coincidence.

Blog #7 Asian American and Animation - Sailor Moon

As I was born and raised up in Japan, my childhood memories might be different from you especially in TV programs or movies that I used to watch. Some of you may heard about Sailor Moon, I was super huge fun of that anime when I was little. My future goal in kinder garden was be Sailor Moon, and I even tried to cut my bangs to be heart shaped like her… (Its a girl in the middle, good memories) 


Sailor Moon : originally from comic book which started to publish in 1992. After it published, Sailor Moon was animated, there were a musical, and also became as a TV show acted by Japanese actress.  


Before Sailor Moon got hit, Japanese animation was different. It was more about Japanese/ Asian ordinary people’s life and their appearance was more like Asian.  But these girls are different. They have..

  • Small face
  • Big eyes 
  • Colored eyes
  • Colored hair 
  • Long legs
  • White skin

These girls have different appearance which Asian girls deserve to have, and every girls wish to be like them. (Not even kidding, I used to have a hair wigs of Sailor Moon.)  This anime put image of Western girl’s appearance on Asian girls, and many of them started to long to be Sailor Moon. 

Originally posted by guardiancosmos

(Look at her hair, its unreal for us, Asian) 


Sailor Moon influences not only on girl’s appearance but also on women’s power especially in Japan/ Asia. In my country, we still often hear the idea of “Woman should stay home and do housework. Man should go out and work.” Especially in the era of late 1980s to 1990s in Japan, there were still inequality between men and women, and women could not be as active as women should be today.  

Then how Sailor Moon influenced on Asian Women? 

The story of Sailor Moon is about young female warrior fight with dark evil/ enemy. Surprisingly, Sailor Moon is the first female power rangers in the history of Japanese comic/ animation. Indeed there were many male warrior like Superman, but there were no female hero at that time. 

(How she battles against her enemy is so powerful and energetic!)  

Moreover, right before Sailor Moon was published, Equal Employment Operation Law was approved in Japan in 1986. Since then, many Japanese women wish to be active in their society, and Sailor Moon was a young woman who gave hope to Japanese /Asian women. She encourages Japanese women to be active in society, and I believe her power raised Japanese women’s power. 


As I said, I was super huge fan of Sailor Moon when I was a little. But I have never thought or even analyzed about Sailor Moon. What she brought in Japanese society especially in the image of appearance has big influence on myself too. Because I was the one who wished to have blond hair and colored eyes. Also, I did not have any idea in the relationship between  women in power and Sailor Moon. But now, it all makes sense, because Sailor Moon is still popular in our society and it is becoming popular in other countries. 

I hope you enjoyed my analysis of Sailor Moon, and makes you interested in our anime culture!  - Natsumi Ueno (Sumi)

Originally posted by dyx