Magia Record Episode 10: Bitter Darkness, Sweeter Light

When we last left our heroines they located the source of the Invisible Girl and Endless Solitude Rumors. In Meduka Maguca fashion things didn’t end well. We now continue with the aftermath of the latest Rumor.

Sana's sadness

Low blow having viewers relive the sadness again but it’s vintage Meduka Meguca.

Twins panicking

These two remind of Linda/Underling and Warechu, the recurring troublemakers of an enemy organization. A more mainstream example is they’re the Team Rocker of Meduka Meguca. Thanks Macho Chikorita. I’m sure they’ll have another intimating moment like their debut but for right now every time they’re on screen “Warechu/Pirachu’s Theme” plays in my head.

Alina creepy

Creepy Alina.

The thing I liked most about Alina when she debuted was the fansubs translating her Engrish in Italian. Looks like it’s already been dropped. I am sad. Now Alina’s just another crazy antagonist. Nothing special to me. The last lunatic baddie I enjoyed watching was Dr Ver from Symphogear. He has yet to be surpassed for me. Anyway Alina’s mad her toys got smashed and went on a rampage summoning her Doodles.

Alina's paint

Admittedly her flesh colored Doodle blood paint is icky. Still doesn’t mean I care about her.

Felicia Supercharged

Felicia supercharged by a Power Link with Tsuruno.

I wonder if Felicia’s the only one who can Power Link with the others? I’ll get back to her in a bit.

Mami stopping Alina

Mami stopping Alina.


Alina was about to orgasm when a bullet outta nowhere paused her menstruation. Mami was like “Stand down cuckoo for caca puffs”. Alina tried acting creepy and left.

Sayaka and Madoka cameo

Speaking of orgasms I bet super fans collectively jizzed seeing these two. Still prefer Iroha over Meduka myself.

So Mami’s a Wing of Magius member too. She drank the kool aid and was like “Patience. You’ll know why we’re doing what we do in due time. I owe it to the girls I cherish”. Could the Meduka and Sayaka be from the Magia Record timeline or another one? I don’t think they’re from the Meduka Meguca timeline, or maybe they are.


Oh and Mifuyu was there too. Yachiyo again tried calling out to her but no dice.

Iroha, Yachiyo and Sana

Iroha Mama, Yachiyo Mama and Sana.

The mamas immediately took their new daughter home. Sana understandably still grieved over her lost love. Big Mama had an idea. They went mug shopping. It was a cute scene.

Family mugs

Family mugs. Color coated and themed. Very nice.

The mamas welcomed Baby Sana to the family. The word family pinched her inside. She went to her old home. She went to her room and saw a food tray. She hoped maybe, just maybe there’s still hope for her family.

Sana given a sad reminder

Sad reminder.

Alas poor Sana was bitten hard by the truth bug. Still the same self absorbed garbage she remembered. Things were made worse hearing other families greeting their children. She’s like “Screw you guys. I’m going home to my new family”. She got the welcome she deserved there.

Felicia welcoming Sana

Felicia welcoming her baby sister. Felicia’s probably the youngest but look at how happy she is. She’s the first adopted so she’s the big sister.

Felicia started off as a Dollar Store Kyouko to me but now she’s Iroha and Yachiyo’s cute little firecracker. One of the best parts was her asking Yachiyo Mama to play more video games but Big Mama was like “Do the dishes first”. So cute.

Mifuyu smiling

After the ED we got a brief scene of The Wings of Magius being nice and stuff. Basic “The antagonists aren’t all bad” scene. The important thing to note was the not yet revealed members. Could they be other wings or the Magius themselves?

The episode ended with Sana giving Iroha Mama the first big clue she’d been searching for. Remember Ui and her two friends? Neru is another Wing of Magius.

Good episode.

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16 Responses to Magia Record Episode 10: Bitter Darkness, Sweeter Light

  1. Rory says:

    Absolutely adored the home life of Iroha, Yachiyo and their family. So heart-warming.

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  2. cirno9fan says:

    Felicia could be any age. We’ve no idea how long she’s been a magical girl. Can’t forget they have no ability to age the moment they sign that contract. She could be one of the older ones for all we know. Only the game players might know her age. I mean, from what the show has pulled, it makes me think Yachiyo is well into her adult years. Since the struggle her and Mifuyu seemed to be having is that they could never “grow up”.

    Sana is definitely in a much better family now ~ I also noticed that Felicia and Tsuruno have gotten rather close lately 😉

    Now I’ve gotten to the idea that the wish that made Ui disappear was Ui’s own wish. She is likely the head of the magius at the rate things are going.

    Either way, lots of really adorable family moments, even among the magius and this episode was just so heartwarming ❤

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    • Makoto Itoshi says:

      I don’t think they can’t grow up, in the mini-flashback Mifuyu had at the end of the episode Yachiyo looked a lot younger while cooking. She’s clearly older now. The problem they (probably) have is that they can’t retire from being magical girls, they can’t “grow out” of being magical girls, I think.


      • cirno9fan says:

        No, they can’t. Because they lose their bodies with the contract. They’re no longer people. They’re just magical constructs with a human consciousness. I mean, unless the mobage tossed everything out of the canon regarding that. The words they used were related to age, not position/occupation/whatever


      • Makoto Itoshi says:

        I understand that’s how it’d technically work, but Yachiyo looks younger in flashbacks, even the one at the start of episode 5. And Mifuyu mostly talked about being “released from this fate”.


      • Isaac Cunningham says:

        Magical girls can age, Mami definitely isn’t the age that she contracted at


  3. steeeal says:

    “power link”
    “dollar store kyouko”,
    pretty epic og man, good article

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  4. The first part of the ep was badly done, the fight was hard to understand. I had no problem with the fights before but both this and last ep had confusing fights.
    Hope the staff gets it together soon!
    Either way Mami is a Magius member now! And somehow I’m not really surprised. It just feels really in character for her to sign up.
    Felicia is like the more active daughter lol, the one who’s always getting into trouble and doing what she wants. Sana feels more like the more behaved sibling 😀

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  5. Jack Cactus says:

    Am I the only who thinks Felicia and Yui should be a couple? The way they walk in that mall raised my eyebrows quite a bit.

    Liked by 1 person

    • OG-Man says:

      Could you drop the “am I only the one” stuff? You know there is someone out there who shares your sentiment.

      I don’t tend to jump the gun so quickly myself but if you want to ship them go for it.

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  6. Makoto Itoshi says:

    Wait a second, Sana didn’t say Nemu was a wing of the Magius, Sana said Nemu was a Magius herself.

    Anyway, very heartwarming episode with Sana moving on from her old family and accepting her new one. Those episode titles are always on point when they drop, this one was the best so far.

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  7. chikorita157 says:

    At least Sana is now with a better family now with Iroha and her new friends.

    But yes, Alina is crazy as usual. Nobody expected Mami to join Wings of Magus. The next episode should be interesting.

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  8. K says:

    I was surprised that Mami joined the Wings of Magius but after that initial shock, I realized that her joining them was the kind of decision she’d make after listening to their pitch. Also, it looks like she regrets bringing Sayaka and Madoka into this hopeless world, so that offer was all the more enticing. In any case, the WoM better deliver on that goal of theirs or Mami will show them her path to salvation, if her past incarnations are any indication.

    Does Alina even care about the WoM’s goals? She just seems more like a detriment to the cause rather than a boon. Also, would have cared about her if she was an Italian crazy girl instead of just another crazy Engrish girl?

    Let your actual family be Sana! There’s no place for you there! Of course, she had a feeling that would be the case. She just had to be sure that there were no regrets to be had when she left them for her new, cooler family.

    Watching the Magius’ downtime was pretty cute, I must say.

    One of Ui’s friends is also a Magius? Interesting…

    I really liked this review. The way you presented things was very enjoyable.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. yurimylove says:

    wow that mug store puts any real world retailer to shame XD

    Liked by 1 person

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