Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Final Season – The Spring 2022 Preview Guide

What’s this?

In exchange for a wish fulfillment, the Magical Girls continue to fight, unbeknownst to the rest of the world. But Iroha Tamaki can’t seem to remember her wish. There is a gaping hole in her life. Something important has been lost. But she continues to fight every day, without even knowing why. Then a rumor begins to spread among the Magical Girls. The Magical Girls can be saved if they go to Kamihama City, the city where the Magical Girls and Uwasa meet.

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story It is based on a game derived from Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime and streaming Crunchyroll and Funimation.

How was the first episode?

James Beckett


I’m just going to pull the full title from the top as it tells you everything you need to know about the show. This is Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Final Season -Dawn of the ephemeral dream-a four-episode mini-season that aims to wrap up the nearly three-year odyssey of this messy but ambitious Madoka Magica cleave. It seems weird to call this a “preview” since in this episode alone we’re covering a full quarter of this long-awaited conclusion, but I guess it’s the breaks.

Walk into -The dawn of the ephemeral dream-The main question on everyone’s mind, including mine, will be whether a simple four-episode arc will be enough to draw the story of record magic

to a satisfactory conclusion. The thing about “We Failed” is that it’s a flashback episode, entirely devoted to explaining the origins of the Magical Girls antagonist cadre known as the Wings of Magius, so we don’t get much in the way of narrative progression, here. . The good news is that as far as data dump episodes go, “We Failed” is a stunner, answering many of the longstanding mysteries that record magic

has been hanging over the heads of its viewers for the last few years.

Of course, none of these answers is necessarily revealing; Given everything we learned about Ui, Nemu, and Touka last season, it was pretty easy to figure out the broad outlines of this backstory ahead of time. Still, seeing everything presented in a more traditional narrative manner is sure to be satisfying for long-time viewers of the series, and helps contextualize many elements of the series as we delve deeper into the series. record magic‘s final act. The full extent of Ui’s disappearance from the world is explained, we understand how the three of the Hospital Gang ended up as Magical Girls in the first place, and how Touka became the Uwasa creator villain she was in the show’s first two seasons. . We even finally got an explanation for Baby Kyubey, and it’s much more reasonable than I expected!

The show’s second season was also noted for its extreme ups and downs in production quality. Some of its episodes ranked among the best shows the franchise has ever put on, and at the same time, the final entries of the season were stretched out so much that you could practically see the gum and duct tape that the artists at Studio Shaft were putting on. making. using to keep production together. “We Failed” is by no means the prettiest episode of Madoka Magica never produced, but it looks solid, and my biggest hope for this extra-short final season is that the overall aesthetic of the franchise isn’t compromised due to scheduling and production errors. God knows the poor crew deserves an amazing vacation right now.

Having said all this, do you think record magic‘s Will the final season end up doing the spin-off justice? It’s hard to say. I have always had a mixed relationship with record magic; at best, it feels like a genuine and compelling expansion of the entire Madoka Magica universe, but at worst, it becomes almost incomprehensible. However, I think the good in the series generally outweighs the bad, and if you’re a fan of the Madoka Magica franchise, I think (and hope) that you will have a good time with
record magic. Just, you know, make sure you watch the other two seasons first, if you’re new to the series.