Magia Record Episode 12: Painful Refresher

When we last left our heroines they were introduced to one of the Magius themselves. It was someone Iroha knew quite well.

Touka's lecture about to start

Lecture time.

As we recall Rie Kugimiya (Touka) introduced herself as one of the Magius. Iroha couldn’t believe it. She tried asking about Ui but Rie didn’t seem to remember her either. Not sure she’s lying (yet). The lecture began (Insert self-humoring Drew Gulak joke here) with the basics of Mahou Shoujo. The contract, their objective and instant death via destroyed Soul Gem.

Creepy Kaede

Creepy Kaede.

Meanwhile Momoko was about to tell Rena the truth regarding Mahou Shoujo when Kaede returned. Rena rushed over to her girlfriend and was like “Stop leaving me already” and Kaede assured her she wouldn’t do it anymore in a creepy tone. We have a good feeling why. She asked Rena to listen.

Creepy Memory

Creepy memory.

Kanae

If Kanae wasn’t Felicia’s older sister I’d be shocked.

Back to the lecture. Everyone was knocked out. We joined Iroha watching a memory of Yachiyo, Mifuyu and the above blonde Kanae fighting the Doodle on top. It was really tough. Kanae fought it head on and beat it but alas her Soul Gem took a nasty hit. You can all guess what happened to her.

Momoko questioning Yachiyo

Momoko questioning Yachiyo.

Yachiyo and Mifuyu grieved over Kanae’s loss. More girls joined them at the dorms. They were able to calm down…until they faced another tough Doodle. Mel, one of their new friends, was hurt. Yachiyo had Mifuyu and Momoko take her to safety while she battled the Doodle. She had a tough time alone so Mel threw caution to the wind.

Witch Mel

Doodle Mel.

It didn’t end well for her…

Mifuyu about to become a Witch

Mifuyu about to become a Doodle.

Half a year had passed since Kanae and Mel’s deaths. Momoko chose to endure the pain whereas Mifuyu had reached her breaking point but as she’s about to be consumed by grief…she somehow resisted, purifying her Soul Gem without Grief Seeds.

Rie Kugimiya named this discovery “Doppel”. We’ve seen some Doppels here and there. That’s Rie Kugimiya’s plan, to help Magical Girls control their inner Doodles and turn them to Doppels instead. Obviously there are holes in Rie Kugimiya’s master plan. Yachiyo will have something to say when she catches up with her wife and family.

Rena taking in the information

Rena taking in the information.

On the other end Rena was devastated by the revelations. Kaede was like “Come with me. Let’s join the Magius”. She didn’t mention the Magius but clearly that’s what she’s referring to.

The episode served as a refresher for longtime fans of Meduka Meguca and a somewhat shocking reveal for newcomers. Heard somewhere the show is 2-cour. If it’s not look forward to the G-View next time.

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9 Responses to Magia Record Episode 12: Painful Refresher

  1. Kyubey being the classic dick that he is hahaha
    I love how he drops the same “in this country, you call females on the way to adulthood girls….” line from the OG series. Very nice call back.
    On one hand, the Doppels sound like a very nice deal, you don’t permanently witch out and it even refreshes your soul gem which eliminates the need to go witch hunting.
    However the fact that Magius raises witches and protects Uwasa raises a lot of serious questions about this whole system.

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  2. Jack Cactus says:

    Damn, I aced Touka’s lecture quiz, try harder next time girl.

    Bloody hell, Kanae so freaking gorgeous and kickass, it’d be awesome to see more of her………..TOO BAD SHE’S DED (whyyyyyy?).

    I actually kinda like the idea of the Wings of Magius, purifying corrupted Meguca’s from Witching, that’s cool (and mostly because of Mifuyu)

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  3. Makoto Itoshi says:

    The only hole I see in their plan is the Uwasa, they still need to explain that. And Doppel seem to work for everyone regardless if they haven’t joined Magius, so what’s the point of joining? Just living in the same city is enough.

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    • Isaac Cunningham says:

      If they join they might be able to help expand the range of the cities barrier; imagine if a cure for cancer or something similar was available in just one city, a lot of people would want to help expand it to the whole world

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  4. cirno9fan says:

    I wouldn’t even call it a “refresher”
    At least a cute character was doing the lectures.
    This was a lot of episode spent on stuff that anyone watching this should already know….If not from the game, from the original anime.
    And it’s all silly…because someone already found a better system (that works)…well, will find it. And, like some others have said..literally everyone is using this system that they’re being invited to use –
    One of the weaker eps. And it’s bound to end with a “PLAY THE MOBAGE” bait ending too ;
    ;
    There’s just way too much that needs to happen, and I don’t think they’ll pull it off in one episode. I also laugh at how little the cameos from the original were. Like the show would have been fine without them even being in or something >_>

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  5. chikorita157 says:

    The truth is bound to happen, but this can explain why Yachiyo insists that Iroha and her friends are not friends. Hopefully, Iroha will get her out of this despair somehow.

    At least Iroha now knows that is the thing that came out of her body.

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  6. K says:

    The Doppel System’s a Magical Girl’s salvation from becoming full-fledged Witches. Makes sense that a genius like Touka was able to create such a system. However, it only solves one part of a MG’s dilemma. Just imagine if a way to prevent Soul Gem destruction was created, MGs would be able to live long lives…assuming their Witch side stays bound by that system.

    I imagine Kaede saying this, with those eerie eyes of hers :

    “After that battle, I was lost and I did not know what was happening to me, but then I joined the Wings of Magius and things have never been clearer! Join me Rena, you will not regret it.”

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  7. yurimylove says:

    a lecture… without powerpoint?!

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