The second season of Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story has premiered this past weekend in Japan.
The series is based off the mobile game and features a side story in the world of Puella Magi Madoka Magica. The mobile game which released in the United States two years ago ceased operations in the region late last year, a mere fifteen months after launching.
But a lack of popularity in the United States hasn’t translated to a lack of popularity in Japan, nor has it dampened the popularity of the Madoka Magica anime franchise.
Note: The trailer is unavailable in the United States via YouTube but can be watched through the tweet below.
TVアニメ「マギアレコード 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ外伝 2nd SEASON -覚醒前夜-」放送直前PVを解禁いたしました。
— マギアレコード公式 (@magireco) July 28, 2021
A summary of the series from MyAnimeList can be found below.
Rumor has it that if a young girl strikes a bargain with a white fairy, it will grant any wish her heart desires. However, in exchange, she will become a magical girl and must put her life on the line to slay fearsome and ferocious witches.
Iroha Tamaki, a kind-hearted middle schooler from Takarazaki City, is living proof that these rumors are true. Armed with a magical crossbow and the ability to heal injuries, Iroha seeks out the labyrinths where witches hide and defeats them before they can prey on humans. Yet Iroha has no memory of her wish, and even Kyuubey, the white fairy himself, seems to have no idea what Iroha requested of him.
One day, Iroha hears rumors of a city where “magical girls can be saved,” and finds herself on a sunset train to Kamihama City. Unfortunately, she discovers that the witches in Kamihama are far more powerful than usual. After veteran magical girl Yachiyo Nanami is forced to save her, Iroha vows to never return. But when a chance encounter with a tiny Kyuubey seems to trigger distant memories, Iroha is compelled to investigate the mysterious city despite the danger.
The series is available to watch in the United States by the Crunchyroll streaming service.