|Japanese Name||御園かりん (Misono Karin)|
|Voiced by||Japanese: Hisako Kanemoto|
Karin Misono is the one of the original characters of the 2017 mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record.
- 1 General Info
- 2 Game Info
- 3 Summary
- 4 Event Appearances
- 5 Abilities
- 6 Etymology
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Memoria Cards
- 10 External links
- Age: 14
- Height: 154cm
- Eye colour: Purple
- Hair colour: Purple
- Origins: Sakae Ward
- Soul Gem: Yellow stars (hat)
- Weapon: Scythe
- Wish: "Cure Grandmother!" (in regards to her grandmother's kleptomania)
- Ability: Steal
- Witch form: McDougal
- Japanese pronoun: Watashi (わたし)
- Known relatives: Unnamed grandmother
- School: Sakae General School, Eighth Grade
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The "Magical Girl born of Halloween". Or that's what she says at least... Karin loves reading and drawing manga so much that she's even created her own Magical Girl persona. She's heavily influenced by her favorite manga, "Phantom Thief Magical Kirin".
The Doppel of larceny. Its form is a mortsafe. The master of this Doppel is cowardly by nature, which is why she gave birth to this stubborn Doppel. It fears losing anything and is fixated on obtaining more. It shares it's proclivity for thievery with its master, and will pilfer anything it can get its hands on, even if those items belong to an ally. This Doppel is extremely greedy and refuses to give up on anything once it has it in its possession.
- Makura Sagashi – literally "pillow searcher". The term refers to wandering thieves who stole valuables from under traveler's pillows as they slept.
Karin is a second year student at Sakae General School. She's also the only member of the school's Manga Research Club, after all the third year students graduated. Currently she shares a club room with Alina Gray, a member of the Arts club. Alina is a 16 year old artistic genius who is always drawing. In exchange for using this classroom, she teaches Karin how to draw. The story begins with Alina criticizing Karin's manga. As punishment, she takes Karin's strawberry milk. She asks if Karin will make a comic for the cultural festival. Karin claims that according to Alina, she can't draw anything good, but Alina says that's just because Karin's work is poor. She tells Karin to keep working harder. Karin resolves to one day impress her. After going home, Karin sees her grandma, who is also a manga fan. The two discuss the new issue of their favorite comic "Phantom Thief Girl Magical Kirin".
However Karin lives a secret life as "the magical girl born from Halloween: 'Phantom Thief Karin'". Karin selects her target for the night. She looks at Masara Kagami, who she dismisses as a target because she thinks Masara's not pitiful. She then goes to Nanaka Tokiwa, and dismisses her for having a team to watch her back. Then she turns to Yachiyo Nanami, a six year veteran who hunts by herself. Karin picks Nanami as her target, and then chooses a magical girl to save. She quickly decides on "Kamihama's incompetent magical girl", Kaede Akino.
Yachiyo finishes fighting a witch when she hears a voice call out "Trick or Treat". Karin then attacks her from behind. Yachiyo dodges and reveals she knows who Karin is. Yachiyo says she doesn't want to fight, but Karin only has eyes on her Grief Seeds. Yachiyo defends against Karin's attack, but Karin claims she has fallen pray to her "Jack Death Scythe" and departs. Yachiyo then finds that her Grief Seeds are gone. Karin narrates that she steals Grief Seeds from strong magical girls and gives them to weaker ones. Elsewhere, Kaede finds her Soul Gem is getting dark. She doesn't want to contact Momoko Togame because she thinks Rena Minami will scold her. (Funnily enough, in Kaede's thoughts Rena says she relies too much on Momoko and should rely on Rena more). Kaede decides to go hunt for a witch, but then hears a voice saying it won't be necessary. The voice is Karin's, who gives Kaede another "Trick or Treat" greeting.
Kaede is initially scared, but Karin says she's only here to offer her a Grief Seed. Karin then claims she messed up, and says she'll cause mischief if she is given candy. She asks Kaede to give her a pebble or something similar, and then says she will cause mischief by giving Kaede a Grief Seed. Kaede is confused as she receives the Seed. Karin then bids the "incompetent magical girl" goodbye, annoying Kaede. Karin narrates her success as if it were the end of an anime episode. Sometime later, Yachiyo appears before Karin and demands the Grief Seed back. When Karin says she doesn't have it, Yachiyo reveals that she deliberately let Karin steal the Seed to see what she would do with it. She tells Karin to stop stealing Grief Seeds.
Karin says she's just trying to save weak girls, but Yachiyo says that Karin should fight witches herself. She points out that even strong magical girls can run out of energy at critical moments, and explains that Karin is putting lives in danger through her actions. Karin tries to deny it, but Yachiyo says Karin should stop relying on others. Yachiyo admits Karin's intentions are wonderful and leaves. Karin wonders if she's responsible for the deaths of magical girls, and if that makes her the villain. "Magical Karin is in peril...What will happen next!"
Karin narrates the plot of "Phantom Thief Magical Kirin". It's about a girl who fights devils and demons while stealing magical foci throughout the world. She fights without relying on anyone else, and brings everyone joy. Karin wanted to be like her fictional idol, but finds she's not bringing joy to anyone. During her next art lesson, Alina says that Karin's manga is pretty decent. While the art is bad, the protagonist is a three-dimensional character who faces adversity. She makes a metaphor about the growth of art, and says Karin's protagonist will find something revolutionary through their conflict. Karin narrates that the manga she's drawing is her own story, and she's the conflicted protagonist. She wonders if she's trying to grow, but thinks she's just regretting her actions. At home, she won't even discuss manga with her grandmother.
As Karin wonders what to do, her grandmother tells her she's always available to talk. Karin's grandmother says she's dealt with poverty, illness, and a struggling business, and claims she will save Karin this time. Karin says it's fine. Later on, Karin tries to fight a witch, but fails and runs away. Karin thinks about stealing a Grief Seed to restore her magic, but realizes she can't do that. Suddenly Kaede appears. Karin says she's the incompetent one now. Kaede then returns the Grief Seed she was given by Karin, saying she didn't think it would be right to use it. The girls formally introduce themselves, with Karin calling herself "Incompetent Karin". Momoko and Rena then arrive. The two introduce themselves and Rena says that Karin is much like Kaede (in a rude fashion). Momoko offers to team up with Karin, who admits she never thought of doing that. Karin says she wants to be strong enough to fight on her own, but Momoko suggests taking just a step first. Karin reluctantly accepts.
The group is able to hunt and defeat a witch. Momoko says Karin looks less burdened, and Karin says she has more confidence. Rena says Karin might overtake Kaede soon. Karin narrates that with Momoko's team she feels safe, and has learned that magical girls can get by just through helping one another. She wonders why she didn't get the idea from the beginning. Karin flashes back to her first fight as a magical girl. When fighting a familiar, she suddenly finds herself holding the familiar's lance. Karin realizes her magic is the "power to steal". Afraid of fighting witches, Karin used her powers to steal Grief Seeds instead. She rationalized her actions by giving Grief Seeds to weaker magical girls and thinking she was like "Phantom Thief Magical Kirin". In the present Karin narrates she was just deceiving herself. Momoko and Kaede are shocked to find Karin burst into tears.
Karin narrates that she's undergone a change of heart, and decides to fight together with her friends as a normal magical girl. However, at Karin's next art lesson, Alina starts yelling at her. Alina says that Karin's manga is garbage and tells her to rip it up. She asks if Karin is really satisfied with the contents. When Karin says yes, Alina says she's lying. Alina reveals she knows Karin is writing about herself, and says that she wants to see Karin be true to herself. Karin asks if Alina knows about magical girls. Alina claims she doesn't know, but thought it was lifelike. She says that this why it pisses her off, and asks what Karin's protagonist - what Karin wants to do. She then steals Karin's milk again and leaves angrily.
Later, Karin finishes working with Momoko's team. Momoko offers to get food for everyone, but Karin says she's going to go home. Momoko says it feels like Karin isn't putting her heart into it. Karin is thinking about what Alina said. She feels she wants to be like Magical Kirin, a girl who can fight without relying on anyone. She flashes back to when she made her wish, which was when she first met her grandmother. Karin's father brought his mother to live with his family, and Karin soon loved to hang out with her. In fact, Karin's grandmother started reading "Phantom Thief Magical Kirin" because Karin liked it. However, one day Karin overheard an argument between her parents. In turns out that Karin's grandmother is a compulsive thief, and she came to Karin's house for treatment. When she found out, Karin's mother got angry whenever Karin got close to her grandmother.
Karin's grandmother knew her daughter-in-law hated her, and one Halloween told Karin as much. Karin didn't care. Karin's grandmother wonders if someone could exorcise her illness just as Magical Kirin could exorcise demons. Karin offers to exorcise it herself, and says if she gets candy, she'll do mischief where she exorcises the demons. This is also the origin of her catchphrase, "Trick or Treat". Karin knew she couldn't cure her grandmother, but pretended to be Magical Kirin and tried anyway. And then, on Halloween night, she made a contract with Kyubey. She wished to cure her grandmother's illness, and promised to become a magical girl like Magical Kirin. Karin says her feelings haven't changed since then, and wants to fight on her own.
Back in the present, Karin finds the witch she couldn't defeat before. She tries to fight it alone, but is knocked unconscious. She's rescued by Kaede, who went after Karin because she was acting funny. Kaede tells Karin she can't fight by herself yet and says they need to go. Karin wants to be true to herself, and says she's still going to fight. She attacks the witch again, but is quickly overpowered. In an attempt to prevent the witch from going after Kaede, Karin throws rocks at it. Kaede tells Karin to get away and says the rocks won't do anything, but Karin notices the witch is flinching. Karin realizes she imbued the rocks with magic.
Karin asks Kaede to pick up anything she can lay her hands on and wrap it all up. After she does so, Karin imbues the bag's contents with magic, flies above the witch, and opens it up. The hail of "candies" destroys the witch. Afterward, Karin rejoices in her victory, and says she is now Magical Karin, the magical girl she wants to be. She thanks Kaede and says she has to leave Momoko's group, as Magical Karin must fight on her own. Kaede says to just leave that as part of her setting, but Karin says that isn't her. Karin says she's graduated from incompetence first, though Kaede says she will too someday.
With the culture festival coming up, Karin shows Alina her manuscript. Alina leaves and comes back with strawberry milk, saying that Karin has earned it by no longer lying to herself. Karin then asks about the art. Alina appears to ignore her and goes back to work, but then says the art was garbage.
Karin meets up with Ui at the park. She has a meeting to get to but wanted to show Ui the manga she'd been working on as promised. Ui asks if this is the manga that Karin wrote based on their time on the island but Karin suggests she read it first. Ui opens the manga and begins to read. During the Sengoku persio, a lord and his men died a voilent death. The Former Lord Karin asks her Former Royal Retainer Kanagi if this is indeed the island where her treasure is hidden. The Former Princess Ui asks her brother if everything will be alright since she's worried about them ever since they were reborn as girls in modern times. Now they must fight in the name of recovering their lost treasure.
Ui asks if the characters were modeled after them. Karin says it wouldn't be very original if she just went with the story as it is and decided to throw in their deserted island expedition (which explains why all the characters are wearing their swimsuits in the manga). Ui continues to read the manga. Former Lord Karin assures her sister that they're here to guide them as Former Princess Ui smiles lovingly at her "brother". Ui thinks the panels look so cute and fuzzy as Karin explains it's because of the effects she put in. Since she's drawing a girl's manga this time she wanted the scenes to look nicer. Ui reads more of the manga, wherein the Former Royal Retainer Kanagi is trying to warn Former Lord Karin about the man who had fought all alone, loyal to the end of his life to his master. The same man who had disappeared with all the information about the treasure, Kyoko. Former Lord Karin is sure that that man is fine and urges his retainers to move forward or else nothing will get done. Ui flips ahead the pages and finds a panel where Mitama is standing in front of the pond. She asks why the scene is suddenly taking place at night but Karin says the scenes with the antagonist look better at night, like the way they do it in drama movies when the moon is lit behind the characters.
Ui reads further as Former Soldier Kyoko swears to never give up the information to Former Thief Mitama. Ui flips ahead some more but finds nothing but blank pages after that. Karin admits she got kind of stuck in the story and doesn't know what to write next since the thief ends up joining forces with them one way or another. But Karin did manage to draw the ending at least so Ui flips to the end of the manga to read how it ends. In the ending, Former Lord Karin thanks the Former Thief Mitama for returning the treasure to her hands. Former Soldier Kyoko reminds her she wouldn't be here if it weren't for their lord's graciousness as the Former Royal Retainer Kanagi declares that they have all become great companions. Former Lord Karin is glad to have had this adventure with all of them as the rest of the group agrees. CRASH. The End. Ui asks waht the CRASH at the end meant so Karin explains it's the sound of the waves crashing since they were so close to the ocean. Karin asks Ui what she thinks. Ui says she liked the part where the former thief joined them and wonders if something will happen again where they'll all need to help each other just like they did on the deserted island. This gives Karin the flash of inspiration she needed and promises to do her best finishing up the manga. Ui says she looks forward to it.
- Magical Halloween Theater
- Let's See What You're Maid Of
- We Invite You to a Delightful Halloween!
- Alina Is Comin’ to Town
- A La Carte Valentine 2nd ~What If That Girl Took the Lead Role On This Day?~
- Summer Treasure
- Kamihama in a Circle
- Kamihama Kawaii Collection
- Karin appears in Alina Gray's side story.
- Karin also appears in Ashley Taylor's side story, bonding with her and Riko Chiaki as fellow Magical Kirin fans, having a tour of key places the manga was inspired by.
Karin's innate magic is to steal things. This appears to be limited to physical objects. She can also imbue small objects with magic to use as projectiles, and fly on her scythe like the stereotypical witch's broom.
- The characters in her last name mean "dominate" (御) and "garden" (園), respectively.
- Her illustrators are Ume Aoki and Sasagi Koushi
- Since Karin Misono was born on Halloween, her magical girl form resembles a cute witch, with the traditional witch hat and her riding her scythe like a broom in her in-game sprite. Her wielding a scythe, together with her being born on Halloween, could be a reference to the personification of death.
- The name of her Doppel is possibly a reference to Entrapment.
- According to the design work, the burning wheels attached to both sides of the Doppel are Kasha (火車). It is a Japanese yokai that steals the corpses of the evil persons from their funerals or graves.
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Defense Down [VIII] & Curse
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Defense Down [IX] & Curse
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|I honestly thought I wasn't gonna make it in time for my big entrance! But things turned out as magical as the title, and the kids just ate it up! The biggest pain was right after the show finished. The kids bombarded me with questions, asking if I could really use magic, and I had to figure out how to dodge the question.||「このときは、ちょうど出番だとは思わなかったしビックリしたけど、名前の通りマジカルな感じで、子どもたちも喜んでくれて良かったの！それより、終わったあとの方が大変だったの。子どもたちから本当に魔法が使えるのかとか聞かれてはぐらかすしかなかったの...」|
Damage UP State [V] & Curse Immunity
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Damage UP State [VI] & Curse Immunity
|Passive||Oh, this is where she's gonna use her lock-picking skills!...Or not?You're kidding?! This protagonist, she stole the key from the guard she bumped into before?! I don't get it... Um, let's see, the explanation is mentioned in page 152 at the back of the book... Wow, how does the author even come up with this stuff?!||「なるほど、ここで鍵開けテクが活用できるんだ！…って違う？うそでしょ！？この擦れ違い様に警備員から鍵を取ってたの！？どういうことだろ…え、えっと解説は巻末の152Pに記載…こんなテクニックが書いてあるなんて作者は何者なの！？」|
Anti-Evade (Self / 3 turns)
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Anti-Evade (Self / 3 turns)
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|**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.
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Guaranteed Anti-Dazzle & Blast Damage UP [III]
|Passive||The last ray of sunlight dyes the summer sky crimson, but it's the dark blue sky that follows that ends the day. The breeze running through my hair, and the sweet sound of the ocean... The view I lost myself in during that moment was a treasure more valuable than any other.||太陽の残り火は、夏の雲を茜色に染めた
迫りくる紺青は、優しく一日を終わりへと導いていく 髪を撫でる風は柔らかく、波が寄せて返す音は心地良い 声もなく見惚れたその光景は、どんなものにも勝る宝物
Stun Edge [II]
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Stun Edge [III]
|Passive||"I can't stop thinking about when we were all rehearsing those long hours together... Usually I'm just on my own drawing, but practicing lines with everyone was really refreshing... and fun! I wonder if they'd be up to do it again if I asked them!"||「最近、ずっと劇の練習をしていたときのことを思い出すの。わたし、いつもひとりで漫画を描いてるからだと思うんだけど、みんなで練習をするのって、とっても新鮮で楽しかったのっ！…あっまたみんな誘ったら劇をやってくれるかもしれないの！」|
Blast Damage UP [IV] & Accele MP UP [III] & Guaranteed Anti-Charm
Max Limit Break:
Blast Damage UP [IV] & Accele MP UP [III] & Guaranteed Anti-Charm
|Passive||"I can't believe we found a treasure map!" "I wonder what's waiting for us?!" "This is so exciting!" "Yeah! Although I have no idea what it says..." (Why do I have to take part in this too? Well, at least she seems to be havin' fun...)||「ふふっ…これぞ、宝の地図！って感じよねぇ♪」
「すごいの！絶対、すごい財宝が待ってるの！」「わくわくだね！」 「うむ！自分には何が書いてあるかさっぱりだがな…」 （…なんであたしまで…まぁ、楽しんでるしいいか）
- Recording of Karin's Transformation Video on Youtube (JP)
- Recording of Karin's Magia Video on Youtube (JP)
- Recording of Karin's Doppel Video on Youtube (JP)
Side Story and Costume Story Videos
- Recording of Karin's MSS on Youtube (JP): Episode 1/3, Episode 2/3, Episode 3/3
- Recording of Karin's Swimsuit Story on Youtube (JP) (Subtitled)