Episode eight begins with Iroha transferring into Kamihama Middle School as she continues her search for her sister, Ui. While there, she tries to meet up with Kaede, who in unresponsive; instead, Iroha runs into Rena, who tells her of two rumors: an invisible girl whose quiet responses to classmate eventually lead to her disappearing… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record, Episode 8: Crossed Signals
Halfway through, one thing that Magia Record is doing right is that it continues to deepen the mystery. We’re still drilling in instead of making our way out. Episode seven, for instance, isn’t particularly concerned with Iroha and her sister—instead, we’re asking more questions about what’s going on in Kamihama City, and are made to… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record, Episode 7: A House Divided
Well…that was a disappointment. I’ve spoken thus far of my admiration for Magia Record, even though it’s started to settle into the formulaic. Episode six solidified the structure: Introduce new magical girls (one of whom has a problem), investigate a rumor, and fight against the rumor while also solving the magical girl issue and moving… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record Episode 6: So Lucky, So What?
Much like its predecessor, Magia Record has so very much to relate, layers unraveling what should be a simple tale. Episode five of Puella Magi Madoka Side Story progresses the story by leaps and bounds, but while doing so deepens the mystery instead of unraveling it. I was surprised this was the case until I… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record Episode 5: The Demon Within
As we make our way through our tenth anniversary year, I’ll be doing throwback posts each month to some of noteworthy posts. For our first month, we go to Puella Magi Madoka Magica. When I started this site, I had an the idea of using anime as a device to speak about faith, but I… Read More Throwback Thursday: Madoka Then and Now
Just as I predicted in my last post that the Kaede, Rena, and Momoko would play a continual part in Magia Record, episode four comes along and focuses instead on a new magical girl. The others do help at first, though, discussing various rumors like the Chain Witch. Advised by Mitama, Iroha goes to a… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record Episode 4: Past is Present
Episode three of Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record is the conclusion to the events of the last episode, in which Kaede and Rena’s bickering leads to dangerous encounter after Iroha temporarily joins their team to try to find her sister Ui in the mysterious Kamihara City. And while the plot doesn’t move… Read More Madoka Side Story Magia Record, Episode 03: Old Friends
Did you know? If you want to be saved from this life, saved from having to battle witches as a magical girl, given back the life you traded in exchange for the wish which Kyubey granted you, you must go to Kamihama City! This is the rumor that magical girls have been dreaming about—a way… Read More First Impression ~ Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story