Lycoris Recoil Heroines Become Magical Girls in Magia Record Collaboration

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Chisato Nishikigi and Takina Inoue, the main heroines from the popular 2022 original anime Lycoris Recoil, are becoming Magical Girls in the Puella Magi Madoka Magica spin-off game Magia Record, thanks to a new collaboration between the two titles. 

While the English version of Magia Record was shut down in 2020, you can take a look at Chisato and Takina’s magical girl forms via this recently released trailer:

The collaboration will kick off on September 22 at 4 PM JST with limited time and paid limited gachas for both Chisato and Takina. Aside from the gacha, there will also be two events, Agent Magica ~Magia Record x Lycoris Recoil~ and Chisato Nishikigi Birthday Celebration Login Bonus. The latter event will begin on September 23 at 12 AM JST.

The collaboration ends on October 6 at 2:59 PM JST. 

Magia Record was first launched in Japan in 2017. The f4samurai-developed mobile game has inspired a three-season Shaft-produced anime adaptation (the second and final seasons have eight and four episodes, respectively) which ran from 2020 to 2022. The spin-off is set in the city of Kamihama and involves the Magical Girl Iroha Tamaki searching for the whereabouts of her sister. The characters from the original Puella Magi Madoka Magica anime also exist in the game’s setting.

Meanwhile, Lycoris Recoil is a girls-with-guns action anime set in a peaceful Japan where the secret organization DA (Direct Attack) preemptively halts terrorist actions with teenage female agents called Lycoris. Following a messy mission, Takina is reassigned to LycoReco, a cafe and provider of miscellaneous services that is secretly a DA-affiliated organization, where she meets Chisato, the strongest of the Lycoris. The A-1 Pictures production was the directorial debut of character designer Shingo Adachi (Sword Art Online and WORKING!!) and had character designs from manga artist Imigimuru (This Art Club Has a Problem!).

Source: Magia Record website

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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