Puella Magi Tart Magica
Puella Magi Tart Magica: The Legend of "Jeanne d'Arc" (魔法少女たると☆マギカ The Legend of "Jeanne d'Arc" Mahō Shōjo Taruto Magika: The Legend of "Jeanne d'Arc") is a manga spin-off in the Puella Magi franchise, written and illustrated by Golden Pe Done (Masugitsune & Kawazuku). It is one of three spin-offs that have been released after the premiere of Puella Magi Madoka Magica the Movie: Rebellion, with the other two being Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Sadness Prayer and Puella Magi Suzune Magica.
Tart Magica began serialization in Manga Time Kirara Magica vol. 10 on November 8, 2013, following the conclusion of Golden Pe Done's previous series, Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Homura's Revenge! in volume 9. Three collected volumes have been released so far: volume 1 collecting chapters 1 - 4, volume 2 collecting chapters 5 - 8, and volume 3 collecting chapters 9 - 12.
- Volume 1
- Joan of Arc is revered as a hero of the Hundred Years’ War and a saint of the Catholic Church. But her leadership and strength of character in her time did not escape the notice of Kyubey, who, even in the fifteenth-century, sought magical girl candidates for their valuable energies. With her friends and fellow magical girls fighting at her side, Joan fights the English occupiers of France — but will she soon find herself fighting something much more sinister?!
- Volume 2
- Tart presses onward in her quest to reach the Dauphin, the disinherited heir of France, and help restore him to the throne and thus her country to a state of peace. Her reputation as a fearless warrior and bringer of light has drawn loyal supporters who would stand and fight against England and the Duke of Burgundy. Tart's power grows, both as a beacon of hope and as a magical girl, but a country girl cannot hope to wield such power without facing opposition and consequences...
- Volume 3
- Taking the full impact of Flèche's great arrow, Tart's companions rally against the trio of powerful magical girls who are aiding the English forces. Melissa has accepted Cube's offer and become a magical girl herself, but will the addition of one novice be enough to tip the scales in La Pucelle's favor, assuming Tart can survive her injuries?!
- Volume 4
- Fresh from victory at Orléans, the French forces rush to crown Dauphin Charles at Riems. The road soon leads them to Patay, where they will face their most challenging battle yet. The English and French magical-girl battle royal takes a turn for the worst when one of them becomes a witch! Does Tart's tale of hope end here...?
- Chapter 1
- Chapter 2
- Chapter 3
- Chapter 4
- Chapter 5
- Chapter 6
- Chapter 7
- Chapter 8
- Chapter 9
- Chapter 10
- Chapter 11
- Chapter 12
Tart (タルト Taruto) / Jeanne d'Arc (ジャンヌ・ダルク Jan'nu Daruku)
Riz Hawkwood (リズ・ホークウッド Rizu Hōkuuddo)
Melissa de Vignolles (メリッサ・ド・ヴィニョル Merissa do Vinyoru)
Eliza Celjska (エリザ・ツェリスカ Eriza Tserisuka)
Corbeau (コルボー Korubō)
Lapine (ラピヌ Rapinu)
Minou (ミヌゥ Minū)
Kyubey (キュゥべえ Kyūbē) / Cube (キューブ Kyūbu)
Collected volume changes
Tart Magica volume 1
Tart Magica volume 2
- "Tart" is one of the alternate spellings of Joan of Arc's last name.
- Tart's three magical girl companions are also named after famous figures from 1400's Europe. John Hawkwood, Étienne de Vignolles, and Barbora Celjská.
- The villainous magical girls are animal-themed. They call themselves by animal names in French and wear masks that match their animal. "Lapin" means "rabbit", "Corbeau" means "raven", and "Minou" means "kitty".
Entrance of Tart into Orleans on 8th May 1429, reference of Jean-Jacques Scherrer illustration (1887).
- The first eight pages of volume 1 are available for official preview here. Click on the orange button. (Japanese)
- The first eight pages of volume 2 are available for official preview here. Click on the orange button. (Japanese)
- The first eight pages of volume 3 are available for official preview here. Click on the orange button. (Japanese)
- The first eight pages of volume 4 are available for official preview here. Click on the orange button. (Japanese)