Evgenia Medvedeva is Homura in New Magia Record Game's Ad

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Medvedeva skates with fellow Russian skater Alina Zagitova as Madoka

The staff of the Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Gaiden smartphone role-playing game unveiled a new commercial for the game on Friday. The commercial, titled "Reunion," features 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics silver medalist Evgenia Medvedeva skating a program in costume as franchise character Akemi Homura. It also features the return of PyeongChang gold medalist Alina Zagitova as Madoka Kaname, who last skated as the character in a previous commercial for the game in August 2018.

Franchise composer Yuki Kajiura composed the music used in the commercial.

Medvedeva is an avid anime fan and previously skated in Nagaoka in 2016 while dressed as Sailor Moon — a feat which brought her an autographed portrait of Sailor Moon from Sailor Moon manga creator Naoko Takeuchi. NBS previously posted an animated portrayal of Medvedeva with the words "Yevgenia!!! On Ice," hinting at her love for the Yuri!!! on Ice anime.

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Gaiden launched for iOS and Android devices in August 2017. The game is inspiring a manga, and also inspired a stage play adaptation last year, the first in the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime franchise. It is also inspiring a television anime adaptation this year.

The game's story, a spinoff of the Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime, takes place in the burgeoning city of Kamihama. Guided by a strange power, magical girls gather in this town and battle with a new power drawn from witches. Iroha Tamaki arrives in this town and joins other magical girls to search for her missing younger sister Ui. Before long, Homura Akemi also arrives in the town. "If I can understand the mystery of this town, maybe I can save Kaname."

Sources: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web, MAiDiGiTV YouTube channel via Nijipoi

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