Kaede Akino

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Kaede Akino
Akino kaede.png
Japanese Name 秋野 かえで (Akino Kaede)
Voiced by Japanese: Ayaka Ohashi

English: Brianna Knickerbocker
Russian: Irina Yevtyagina

ID No: 1011

Kaede Akino is the one of the original characters of the 2017 mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record

General Info

Physical features

  • Age: 14
  • Height: 150cm
  • Eye colour: Golden Brown
  • Hair colour: Reddish Brown
  • Origins: Shinsei Ward


  • Soul Gem: Red circle (hat tip)
  • Weapon: Wooden Cane
  • Wish: "The construction of those apartments...I wish they never started!"
  • Ability: Temporary deletion (Can delete obstacles for a certain period of time)
  • Witch form: Zola
  • Japanese pronoun: watashi ()
  • Known relatives: Unnamed mother and father, Pero (pet lizard), Hachi/Ha (pet dog), Don (pet dog), pet spider
  • School: Kamihama City University Affiliated School, Eighth grade

Game Info

Stats, Connect, Magia Data
Rarity Final Lv Type Attribute
★3 → ★5 100 Magia Attribute forest.png
Initial 3714 1565 1175
Max at ★3 12805 5358 3966
Max at ★4 16653 6965 5157
Max at ★5 20511 8579 6352
Max SE 25635 9952 8176
Disk accele.png Disk accele.png Disk blast horizontal.png Disk blast vertical.png Disk charge.png
Connect: I-I'll Help with What I Can!
★3: Damage UP [V] & MP Gain UP [V]
★4: Damage UP [VII] & MP Gain UP [VII]
★5: Damage UP [VIII] & MP Gain UP [VIII] & HP Regen [VI] (3 T)
Magia: Judgement Earth
★3: Attribute Strengthened Damage All Enemies [IV]
★4: Attribute Strengthened Damage All Enemies [IV] & Fog (All / 3 T)
★5: Attribute Strengthened Damage All Enemies [VII] & Fog (All / 3 T) & Charge Damage UP (All / 3 T) & Accele MP UP (All / 3 T)
Doppel: Zola
Attribute Strengthened Damage All Enemies [IX] & Guaranteed Fog (All) & Charge Damage UP (All / 3 T) & Accele MP UP (All / 3 T)
Spirit Enhancement Data

Max Stat Bonuses
HP ATK DEF Accele Blast Charge
3★ +5% +6% +4% +5% +5% +3%
4★ +6% +7% +5% +6% +6% +4%
5★ +7% +8% +6% +7% +7% +5%
SE +7% +8% +6% +13% +13% +10%
Spirit Enhancement
Doppel Damage UP [I] & Magia Damage UP [I]
Doppel Damage UP [I] & Magia Damage UP [I]
MP Gain UP When Over 100 MP [I]
Doppel Damage UP [I] & Magia Damage UP [I]
Magia Damage UP [III]
MP Gain UP When Over 100 MP [II]
MP Gain UP When Over 100 MP [II]
Damage Cut [II]
Blast Damage UP [II]
Chance to Fog on Attack [II] (3T)
Charged Attack Damage Up [II]
Guaranteed Anti-Poison
Active Ability: Guaranteed Fog (Single / 1T) [CD: 7 turns]


A worrywart, Kaede is easily scared. She is also kind, caring, and ready to take risks for her friends. She loves animals, plants, and insects, and nature in general. She enjoys gardening, and though she's not good at them, she likes UFO Catchers.

Doppel Description

The Doppel of Conquest. Its form is a plot of land. The master of this emotion fears that it will eat away at their everyday life and carefully chooses when to summon it, for the instant this Doppel is summoned, regardless of its master's intentions, it will cover its surroundings with rotten moss to conquer the land, with its only goal being to expand its territory. Summoning this Doppel accidentally, even in a beloved area, will destroy its surroundings by covering everything in its moss. Within the confines of its territory, it can unleash tremendous power.

Side Story

After Rena Minami rejects her attempt to join her team, Kaede fights a witch and begins losing. She thinks back to how she became a magical girl. A high-rise apartment was being built in front of her house, which would have blocked out the sun in front of her house. It threatened to ruin the family garden and made her pets act out. Kyubey arrives and makes his offer. Kaede wishes that the construction for the apartment never started. While the construction stopped, Kaede now has to be a magical girl and has been in a constant state of panic since then. She wonders if it's all a dream. Kaede is then saved by Rena and Momoko Togame. Rena apologizes for rejecting Kaede and hesitantly asks if Kaede will become her valet. Kaede agrees, despite Momoko's protests. The three agree to fight together from then on. Later, Kaede is playing a crane game at the arcade but fails miserably. Rena appears and gets the toy Kaede wanted, claiming it's an apology present. The two affirm their new friendship. Rena offers to show Kaede how to win the crane game, but it doesn't seem to work.

Kaede, Momoko, and Rena then team up to fight a witch. However, Kaede is unable to attack when Rena asks her too. Afterward, Rena scolds Kaede, while Momoko tells her to cheer up. Kaede begins to think she's useless. When the group goes on their next witch hunt they decide to split up to cover more ground. Kaede inwardly thinks that she's too afraid to accept that, but feels she can't get in their way. As the girls communicate through telepathy, Kaede finds that she's stumbled into the witch's barrier. She comes across a familiar, but Rena tells her to leave it alone until they all get there. Instead, she should follow the familiar to the witch's location.

Kaede tries following the familiar, but finds she's too scared to continue. Suddenly the barrier disappears, and Kaede sees Momoko and Rena. Kaede apologizes to them. Later, the group confronts the familiar from before. They follow it until they reach the witch's location. Kaede says the group should stop. Rena asks if Kaede is afraid, but Kaede is thinking the familiar is trying to trick them. Rena thinks Kaede's overthinking it and yells at Kaede for letting it get away the first time. Momoko tells Rena to stop, and tells Kaede to stick close. When the group confronts the witch, they find they can't move. The witch attacks them, dealing Momoko heavy damage. Later, when the girls are outside the barrier, Kaede thinks it's all her fault. Rena then thinks it was hers. Momoko tells them both not to worry.

Kaede tells Momoko she wants to leave the team. She says she's just been causing them trouble and asks Momoko to tell Rena. Kaede then runs off. Later, Momoko tells Rena about what happened. Rena again thinks it's her fault. Momoko explains she wanted to add Kaede because she's careful when they're not. Momoko thinks she doesn't need to tell Rena what she's really saying: Go make up with Kaede. Rena then goes to find her. She finds Kaede playing the crane game again, and asks her how long is she going to continue playing when she can't win. Rena talks about what happened with the witch. Kaede apologizes, but then Rena apologizes to Kaede for not listening.

Rena then tells Kaede one of her idol theories. She explains that in idol groups hiding one's personality is forbidden, so they get girls with different personalities. She thinks a magical girl team is similar. After catching the toy Kaede was trying to get, she tells Kaede that she is needed in their team and says she'll be waiting with Momoko. The next day, Rena waits at the arcade with Momoko. Momoko thinks Kaede isn't coming, but then she appears. Kaede claims she was late because she was playing the crane game trying to get a present. She presents Momoko and Kaede with copies of the toy Rena won yesterday, claiming it's the proof of their team. Momoko and Rena accept them. Afterward, Kaede admitted she spent five thousand yen trying to get both gifts. Rena says it was worth it.

Costume Stories

Swimsuit (2018)

Momoko, Rena, and Kaede have all gone together to the beach to play for the day. They had just finished riding the banana boat and Rena wanted to ride it again, but Momoko had trouble staying on and decides to sit this one out. She suggests that Rena go with Kaede but Kaede gets nervous and asks Momoko if there isn’t something else she wants to try out. Since the three of them came out here together, she would rather do things with the three of them. Rena says she’s right; if it’s not going to be the three of them than what was the point. Momoko looks relieved until Rena suggests they play beach volleyball next. Momoko thinks that sounds like fun but she isn’t so sure they can play with just the three of them. Kaede looks at Rena and asks her if she’s ever even seen beach volleyball before. Rena gets irritated and suggests they split a watermelon next, but they have neither the tools nor the watermelon for that. Rena says that’s not a problem since they can just buy one, but Momoko points out how expensive watermelons are. Kaede looks at Rena and asks her if she didn’t already know that, and if she’d known that’s what they were going to do then she would have picked one from her garden. Rena is starting to get fed up while Momoko tries to come up with something else the three of them can do together.

Kaede comes up with an idea and suggests they search around for marine life. Rena doesn’t see the point in that, but Kaede thinks that sea creatures are interesting. Plus there are several cute types of sea creatures. Kaede spots a hermit crab on the beach and shows it to Momoko and Rena. Momoko thinks the tiny crab is very cute as it crawls along Kaede’s hand, but Rena makes a face at it. Next, Kaede spots a starfish and shows it to Rena, but Rena tells her now to show her the gross side of the starfish. Kaede tells her it’s not gross and tries to get Rena to touch it, but Rena tells her it’s too gross and tries to squirm away. Kaede insists it’s not and grabs Rena’s hand and pulls her closer to the starfish, but Rena freaks out and tries to smack it away. She keeps telling Kaede to keep it away from her but Rena gets tangled up and ends up pulling off the frilly skirt from Kaede’s swimsuit.

Winter Outfit

Rena and Kaede are out shopping for a new outfit for winter. Rena is beginning to whine that she’s taking too long. Kaede comes out of the dressing room and asks them what they think. The sales clerk thinks it looks great on her and Kaede giggles at the compliment. Rena says nothing until Kaede prompts her for her opinion. Rena then takes a look at Kaede and is surprised at how well her new look suits her. She tells her she looks just like Ritchan from Links, but Kaede doesn’t know who she’s talking about. She asks if it’s the same girl from the idol poster she bought earlier but Rena tells her that was Saachan. When Kaede goes to ring up her purchase, the store clerk gasps and tells her congratulations in the loudest voice possible. It turns out Kaede is their 777th customer and gets to win the giant stuffed bear by the store’s entrance. Rena’s eyes widen and she asks if she means that giant bear whose head is scraping the ceiling. The store clerk nods and Rena turns to Kaede and tells her she couldn’t possibly want that. But Kaede actually had her eyes set on it and had been wanting a giant bear just like it ever since she laid eyes on it. Rena asks her how she expect to get that bear home since she won’t help carry it, but Kaede points out there’s delivery. Rena then asks her how she expects it to fit in her house but Kaede isn’t worried since her house is huge.

Rena finally relents and asks Kaede if she’s still going to purchase the clothes. The clerk rings her up and the total seems a little extravagant. Rena isn’t so sure if Kaede can afford it and get her bear, but Kaede tells her not to worry since she’s been saying all her New Year’s money so she can afford it. Rena makes another face at her.

Christmas Outfit (2020)

Kaede is looking down at the dumps while her and her friends hang out at the Coordinator’s. Mitama Yakumo asks her what’s wrong while Kanagi Izumi offers to lend her an ear. Rena, on the other hand, just rolls her eyes and assumes that Kaede is worried about something dumb like her pet’s food. Kaede tells her her pets are important to her, but this isn’t about that. Karin Misono has asked her to model in a Christmas outfit for her art, but it’s out of season so Kaede hasn’t been able to find anything and she needs it by tomorrow. Kanagi says she can help by lending her one of the Christmas costumes from the maid café she works at. However, Kanagi warns her that the café may charge her a rental fee. So in order to pay it off, she offers Kaede the chance to work off the fee in exchange for a day of work there. Rena can’t believe what she’s hearing and tells Kaede not to do it. The idea of waiting on customers is a lot for Kaede to even think about, but she knows she’s short on options.

The next day Kaede is ready for her day of customer service. Kanagi greets her warmly and takes her to the changing area where Kaede puts on the Christmas outfit that Kanagi had in mind. After reminding Kaede to refer to her as “Nagitan” while they’re there, Kanagi prepares to give Kaede some basic pointers although even Kanagi must admit that her interpretation of a maid is rather unique. Kaede tells her not to worry since both Karin and Ikumi Makino have already given her a good rundown on what she’ll need to do. Kanagi seems relieved. Just then, two customers enter the café. Kanagi instructs Kaede that she must always greet all “masters” that enter immediately. Kaede approaches the two and welcomes them to the café; except she was so nervous she accidentally bit her tongue. The two customers are head-over-hills with how cute Kaede is.

It’s nearing the end of the day and Rena is waiting for Kanagi to finish up. She’s worried that Kaede will have somehow failed and will come out crying which in turn will make Rena feel awful, so Rena decides to laugh at her instead if she does. Rena scolds herself for thinking that way and enters the café only to find Kaede drawing snakes on a customer’s omurice. The customer wasn’t expecting a snake, but the likes how cute the drawing came out. When Kaede goes to refill a glass of water, she accidentally spills some on the young girl. She apologizes profusely, but the young girl isn’t mad at her. Instead she smiles and encourages “Kae-pyon” to do her best. Another girl calls out for Kae-pyon to serve her next. When Kaede looks at her, the girl faints at how precious she is. Rena is surprised to see how popular Kaede is with everyone, although when she thinks about it, the “helpless moe-blob” archtype is pretty popular with idol fans. Still, she can’t get over the nickname.

Kaede finally notices Rena standing by the entrance and asks what she’s doing here. Rena tells her she came to see how badly Kaede was screwing up, prompting Kaede to call her mean. Kanagi appears and asks Rena if the real reason she came in because she was worried about Kaede. Rena’s face grows red as she denies it. The manager says Rena must be a good friend to show up just as Kaede was wrapping up. The manager then turns to Kaede and tells her she did a fantastic job. As a reward, he’s going to give her the costume for her to keep so long as she promises to come back and work for them when she gets to high school. Kanagi nods and says they’d be more than delighted to have her there. Kaede isn’t so sure, so Kanagi asks Rena what she thought of Kaede’s performance. Rena makes a face and says that Kaede didn’t do so bad. Kaede is surprised to hear praise from Rena while Kanagi thanks Kae-pyon for all her hard work today.

Event Appearances

Other Appearances


Kaede's innate magic appears to be some form of plant creation, sprouting from her wish to save her family garden.


  • The characters in her last name mean "autumn" (秋) and "field" (野) respectively. And as 'Kaede' can mean 'maple' when spelt as 楓, this can tie in to her warm colors, the autumn leaves falling in her transformation sequence and association with the Forest element. With this, 'Akino Kaede' can be spelt as '秋の楓', 'Autumn maple'.


  • Her illustrator is Ume Aoki.
  • The Japanese text on the back of the memoria "The Two Copies" is written backwards, hence the backwards English translation.
  • Her doppel's name may be a reference to Émile Zola, a French journalist and one of the foremost practitioners of naturalism.
    • It may instead be a reference to the Azolla genus of aquatic ferns, also known as 'fairy moss', an invasive plant in wetlands and lakes that more resembles some mosses than ferns.
  • Her magical design is similar to that of nordic or scandinavian roleplay based games including a witch hat, her outfit and weapon, although her design is also similar to that of a wizard.


Game Gallery

Official Art

Kaede Anime Screenshots

Memoria Cards

Card Effect Cooldown Eng Text Jap Text
Animal Paradise
Draw Disks of same attribute
Max Limit Break:
Draw Disks of same attribute
15 turns
Max Limit Break:
13 turns
**Unique to Kaede Akino**
A girl who has loved the company of plants and animals from a young age. She is best friends with all creatures, and they know it. A home filled with nature is Heaven on Earth to her.
幼い頃からたくさんの植物や、動物と触れ合ってきた彼女。 動物とは大の仲良しで、動物達もそれを理解している。自然や動物に叨まれた彼女の家は、彼女にとってまさに楽園である。
Battle in Sync
Accele Disk MP Gain Up [III]
Max Limit Break:
Accele Disk MP Gain Up [IV]
Passive Though they may squabble, the trust between these three is sincere. When a battle begins it's as if they had never argued at all. They fight in perfect sync, defeating enemy after enemy. "Rena take that one in the middle, Kaede tackle the ones on the sides! Leave the rear to me!" 日常的に言い争いをしている彼女達でも、互いに寄せる信頼は本物。

戦いが始まれば喧嘩していたのが嘘だったかのだったかのように 息の合った連携で次々と敵を倒していく。 「レナは正面の敵、かえでは左右の敵を!背中はアタシに任せな!」

Begin a Hunt
Blast Damage Up [VII] (Self / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
Blast Damage Up [VIII] (Self / 1 T)
7 turns
Max Limit Break:
6 turns
Momoko: "You ready, Rena? Kaede?"
Kaede: "Y...Yes..."
Rena: "Pfft, who do you think you're talking to? Of course I am."
Momoko: "All right! Time to hunt some Witches!"
Blessing to the Fighting Girls
Max Limit Break:
Blast Damage DOWN [X] & Magia Damage DOWN [X] (All / 1T) & Defense UP [VII] (Self / 1T)
Max Limit Break:
10 turns
The past, your wish, your reason for fighting are never the same thing.

Still, today we all look up and laughed together. Believe that there is only one way to go. I hope you have a bright future.


それでも今日はみんなで上を向いてみんなで笑った 進むべき道はひとつだと信じて 明るい未来であって欲しいと願う

Drawing Power From Nature
Chance to Bind [] (All / 1 T) & Magia Damage UP [] (Self / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
Chance to Bind [IV] (All / 1 T) & Magia Damage UP [VII] (Self / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
I've been surrounded by beautiful nature at home ever since I was really young. Pretty flowers, cute animals, delicious fruits and vegetables... I watched over all of them. It's the same now. Nature is a special friend to me, one I can't replace. I think that's why I'm good at gardening... To help protect them. 「小さなころから敷地内にある色とりどりの自然に囲まれて きれいな花も、かわいい動物も、美味しい野菜に果物も守ってきた 今も前も変わらずに、自然は掛け替えのない大切な友だち だからみんなを守るためにくれたと思う。ガーデニングをする力を」
Let's Eat Together!
Reduce Enemy Damage [VII] (All Enemies / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
Reduce Enemy Damage [VIII] (All Enemies / 1 T)
7 turns
Max Limit Break:
6 turns
Gentle sweetness paired with a hint of sour opens hearts.
Three girls eat pudding as proof of their reconciliation.
They also eat to welcome a new Magical Girl to Kamihama..
"This makes Iroha our friend, too!"

夕暮れ時に食べるプリンは、3人にとって仲直りの証。 そして、神浜市に来た1人の魔法少女を受け入れる証でもある。 「これでいろはちゃんも、アタシらの友だちだな!」

Phantom Thief Karin’s Sly Plan
Anti-Evade (Self / 3 turns)
Max Limit Break:
Anti-Evade (Self / 3 turns)
5 turns
Max Limit Break:
4 turns
**Unique to Karin Misono**
The blood flowing in my veins is my grandma's, and she seems to trouble everyone around her. I know there's no escaping that bond, but I found a way to spread just as much joy as trouble! Thus "Phantom Thief Karin" was born... A Magical Girl who brings happiness to the weak.
Surrounded By White Wings
Blast Damage UP [III]
Max Limit Break:
Blast Damage UP [IV]
Passive Do you like this tasty water? What kind of food do you like? How about whistling? I know we can't communicate...So I'll try to figure it out myself. Will you be my friends? We could play together, then take a nap...I'd love it if we could chat in my dreams. 美味しいお水が好き?どんなご飯が好き?口笛は好きかな?言葉は通じないけれど…あなたたちが好きなもの、私、頑張って考えてみるの。


The Treasure is Here
Damage Cut [V] (Self 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
Damage Cut [VI] (Self 1 T)
9 turns
Max Limit Break:
8 turns
This picture is my precious treasure. The bright blue sky, the vast sea, and my friends' smiles... This recollection of spending this summer's holidays with everyone is a once in a lifetime, an irreplaceable memory. この写真の向こう側に、私の大切な宝物がある

鮮やかな青い空、広い海、仲間たちの笑顔… みんなと過ごしたあの夏の旅の想い出は 一生に一度だけの、かけがえのない記憶

The Two Copies
Chance to Poison [X] (Single / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
Guaranteed Poison (Single / 1 T)
5 turns
Max Limit Break:
4 turns
"?lrig lacigam a rof si gniht tnatropmi tsom eht tahw wonk uoy oD ...aneR !yekO"

"...wonk t'nod aneR ...nahc-edeaK ?!gniht tnatropmI" "!pu flesruoy erif ot evah uoY !tirips gnithgif ,tirips gnithgif s'tI ...neht uoy llet ll'I lleW ... !zeeJ" "!looc os er'uoy nahc-edeaK !eY-Y"


「…ぉよいならか分、ナレ…んゃちでえか?!とこな事大」 「!けてれ入合気!合気、よだ合気…るやてえ教あゃじ…!くたっ」 「!~ぁないいコッカ、んゃちでえか、もてしにれそ!んう、う」

Wonderful Time
MP Regeneration [I] (Self / 3 T)
Max Limit Break:
MP Regeneration [] (Self / 3 T)
8 turns
Max Limit Break:
6 turns
"Fyu!? It tickles...!"

"Playing with older sister, Mameji is so happy." "That's good~! I am happy to play with Mameji-kun too." "WOOF!"


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