Magia Record Game's Countdown Site Celebrates Homura's Appearance in Game with Videos
posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
The previously reported countdown website for the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Gaiden) smartphone role-playing game ended on Monday at 5:00 p.m. JST (3:00 a.m. EST), and became a website to commemorate the appearance of Homura Akemi in the game. An event featuring Homura launched in the game on Monday.
To commemorate the appearance, Aniplex posted a longer version of a commercial posted last week featuring 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva skating a program in costume as franchise character Akemi Homura, and PyeongChang gold medalist Alina Zagitova as Madoka Kaname. The website also posted three interview videos with Medvedeva and Zagitova, but the longer commercial and the three videos are region locked to Japan only.
The game launched for iOS and Android devices in August 2017, and is free to play with optional in-game purchases. A manga adaptation launched on August 24, and a stage play adaptation featuring members of the Keyakizaka46 idol group ran from August to September.
The game is inspiring a television anime adaptation that will premiere this year.