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Aniplex USA Releases Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Game This Summer

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
English-subtitled videos preview release in N. America

Aniplex of America announced at its industry panel at Sakura-Con on Friday that it will release f4samurai's Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story (Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Gaiden) smartphone role-playing game in English in the United States and Canada this summer. The company also opened an English website for the game and began streaming an English-subtitled trailer and Iroha Tamaki promotional video.

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."

The new character Iroha Tamaki (voiced by Momo Asakura) becomes a magical girl with a wish to save her sister from illness. Madoka Kaname (again voiced by Aoi Yūki) also arrives in Kamihama to search for her missing friend Homura.

The game launched for iOS and Android devices in Japan in August 2017, and is free to play with optional in-game purchases.

A television anime adaptation of the game will premiere this year. A manga adaptation launched last August, and a new manga adapting the "Another Story" arc launched in March. A stage play adaptation featuring members of the Keyakizaka46 idol group ran from August to September last year.

Sources: Press release, Aniplex of America's YouTube channel

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