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Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record

I am taking a break from my furious thesis writing to whine and complain about how good Japanese mobile game players have it.

Yeah, I know there are tons of articles about that on the internet right now, but let me have my five minutes.

I haven’t really posted about it because THESIS OMG SO MUCH WORK but now that it’s set to release soon in Japan, I just can’t help myself, especially since the trailers released for the game are giving me serious nostalgic vibes for the show that ripped my heart out and shredded it to pieces.

Maho Shojo Madoka Magica Gaiden: Magia Record (or Puella Magia Madoka Magica Side Story: Magica Record) is the story of Iroha Kamaki, who is searching for her missing sister Ui.  She is drawn to the city of Kamihara, where magical girls come to fight witches.  A missing sister?  Magical girls?  Witches?  You sure this isn’t another movie, Magica Quartet?

Either way, it looks really good, even though no gameplay videos have been released (oh COME ON).  I haven’t read the other Madoka Magica side stories (save for the humorous Homura Tamera which was HILARIOUS, it’s a shame that it was only two volumes), but I hear good things about thing.  Still, when you release trailers this high in quality (which is par for the course in Japan – Battle Girl High School made me cringe, but the CMs were high quality), you gotta give us a taste of the goods.

But can I just whine and complain about how Japanese mobile games seem to be so awesome while I’m sick to death of Angry Birds and Clash of Clans here?  Especially since one of my favourite magical girl franchises is getting a game that could very well be awesome (Yes, I know there is another Madoka Magica game.  No, I won’t touch it because I don’t need my heart broken again).  And it looks like it’s something more than a drop game – Sailor Moon, I love you, but your Drops game will be the death of me.  Even in a day and age where Anime and Manga are much more accessible and have gained popularity around the world (one day, I’ll talk about my experiences as a Sailor Moon fan in the 90s), why is the thirst for Japanese fan-related merchandise and game still so real?  Not many mobile games have been translated and released across the pond, sadly enough – though I am still appreciative of Neko Atsume making the cut.

To be honest, I don’t know where I’m going with this, other than to reveal that I will be watching this game closely and that I’m upset above having to jump through some serious hoops if I want to play it.  In any case, the story interests me and I can’t wait to see what happens!


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