Magia Record Episode 5: Twisted Halves

When we last left our heroines they had found the Seance Shrine. Yachiyo and Iroha wrote names of people they were searching for and immediately saw them. However, all was not what it seemed.

Magical Girl Mifuyu

Magical Girl Mifuyu flashback.

Ui acting weird

Ui (?)

First up was Iroha reuniting with “Ui”. Creepy Ui was creepy.

Yachiyo and -Mifuyu-

Yachiyo and Mifuyu (?)

Yachiyo and “Mifuyu”s “reunion” was less creepy, instead using light seduction.

Yachiyo stamped

Guess we found Yachiyo’s “Meduka” shall we say.

Iroha, having no connection to Mifuyu, could see the trickster’s true form as the two engaged in combat. The trickster was a tough opponent, using Mifuyu’s fighting style. She had Iroha cornered but Yachiyo throwing caution to the wind killed the faker. She was understandably shaken.

Iroha using her grief seed to absorb Yachiyo's darkness

The first step towards YachiRoha or whatever their couple nickname is.


Yachiyo took her Grief Seed to absorb the darkness in her Soul Gem but Iroha used hers instead.

Shrine Master

Looks like a dragon elephant.

Tsuruno joined up with the two when the lord of the labyrinth attacked. Another battle ensued but even Yachiyo’s attacks weren’t enough to beat it. Iroha again tried to help her stronger allies. It ended as well as you’d expect. The shock of seeing the creepy Ui imposter hit her hard, greatly poisoning her Soul Gem.

Creepy Iroha

Creepy Iroha.

Witch Iroha

Witch Iroha.


Oh dear. Iroha’s Witch form awakened. I don’t think she’ll suffer the same fate as Sayaka, mainly because it didn’t involve a useless guy. The labyrinth master attacked Iroha but was quickly and brutally disposed of. After the labyrinth’s destruction Witch Iroha wasn’t done feeding.

Mami to the rescue!

Mami to the rescue!

My best guess is Iroha wasn’t fully consumed by the darkness yet hence why Mami’s blast freed her instead of disintegrating.

Mami returns

Big Gunns Mami returns.

As we recall in her post-ED debut Mami’s investigating the mysterious magical girl gathering Witches and other Mahou Shoujo at Kamihama to get as many Grief Seeds as possible. She interrogated the three until Yachiyo was able to convince her to back off. Before departing she warned Tsuruno to not trust her. Which of the two could she have meant, Yachiyo or Iroha?

Iroha staring again

Like I said, Iroha’s cutest quiet and confused, which is her default setting.


Iroha had another dream about Ui possibly saying everything the impostor said in the labyrinth. More questions indeed.

Yachiyo inviting Iroha to dinner


Yachiyo seems to be on a similar quest as Iroha searching for Mifuyu who was forgotten by everyone but her. We’ll see where that goes when the time comes.

The Post-ED scene left me with even more questions I won’t speculate on.

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18 Responses to Magia Record Episode 5: Twisted Halves

  1. X says:

    This is more and more mysteries with these rebellion Sayaka magical girls.


  2. Isaac Cunningham says:

    This is definitely the best episode so far!


  3. cirno9fan says:

    Mifuyu wasn’t forgotten by everyone but her, Tsurune remembers her too.
    It’s something else, likely related to something she did.


  4. chikorita157 says:

    It’s nice to see Yachiiro finally seeing some developments. Yes, Iroha sacrificing one of her grief seeds and Yachiyo taking her to her own house are some examples of this.

    Either way, I won’ spoil what happened to Iroha as it will get revealed later on.

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  5. Assuming the real Mifuyu fights like the fake one, I really like how she fights! That circular blade was a very cool weapon.

    Did Iroha just witch out and come back? Damn that was a surprise!

    Ah, feels nostalgic hearing Credens Justititam after all this time! It’s been too long…

    Funniest moment of the episode – Iroha waking up in the middle of the night, realizing she needs to go to school… but it’s a Saturday, so no classes! We’ve all been there hahaha

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  6. Liddo-kun says:

    Iroha saved Yachiyo from being mind controlled by the shrine. Also she saved Yachiyo again by giving a grief seed. Well, you know Iroha-chan.. if a girl let’s you stay at her house and cook for you, then you already have her respect.

    They did not even thank Mami! ><

    well, if Mami tried to attack the unconscious Iroha.. there would have been a battle for sure. Yachiyo would not allow her waifu to be killed while sleeping. 😀

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  7. LuzeP says:

    Well, this was quite an episode. So many creepy moments. I had a feeling neither of them, Ui and Mifuyu were real. It was too easy. But I hope Ui is real not just Iroha imagination. As we can see Yachiyo loved Mifuyu dearly. I wonder what happened. It’s nice to see Mami again. Yachiyo and Iroha are getting closer. Soon we’ll get their couple nickname. Not just yet. That witch Iroha got me by surprise. It was a very creepy moment. I was like, what the hell is going on here. Not only that Kaede was a witch too. I’m so confused and intrigued. I can’t wait to see what happens.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Yup. They were obvious fakers.

      We’ll most likely learn more about Yachiyo and Mifuyu’s relationship in due time.

      Patiently awaiting Yachiyo X Iroha development and more reasons to see Iroha’s adorable confused expression.

      Witch Iroha kind of reminds me of Berserk Hibiki.

      I have no idea what happened with Kaede. Guess we’ll find out soon enough.

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  8. Nick says:

    This was a pretty weird trippy ep. Probably not the best to watch right before going to bed.

    Still not sure if there are game references in this, but if so I’m missing all of them.

    Nice to see Mami and her big guns again.

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    • OG-Man says:

      Yup. I don’t watch any Moepocalypse show at night myself for that reason.

      So far the only thing I think may be answered in-game is the random blonde girl. Everything else so far will most likely be answered in the anime.

      Oh yes. They were a welcome sight. All four of them.

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  9. K says:

    After searching for so long, Iroha after all this time, Iroha finally found who she was looking for! Indeed, she finally ran into..! into….in…to…

    …Yeah, I can totally understand why her Soul Gem was in a worse state than it should be after that.

    That fake Mifuyu was a troublesome opponent but she was dealt with. Not that it made Yachiyo happy or anything. Speaking of, she and Iroha are quite alike in terms of their quests, I think.

    Iroha definitely Witchified there but she came back from the edge somehow. Kaede had the same experience. That’s quite an interesting promise and it makes me wonder if this is what it means to be saved.

    Seeing Mami in action was nice, even if it wasn’t much. I’m pretty sure she was warning Yui about Yachiyo rather than Iroha.

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  10. yurimylove says:

    I’m so glad Mami didn’t lose her head over all these magical girls infighting.


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