Mabayu Aki

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Mabayu Aki
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Japanese Name 愛生まばゆ (Aki Mabayu)
Voiced by Japanese: Saori Hayami
ID No: 2009
Release Date (JP): October 3, 2023

Mabayu Aki is a character in the 2017 mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record and is the main character of Puella Magi Madoka Magica: Scene 0.

General Info

Physical Features
Age 15 ([1])
Eye colour Purple
Hair colour Green
Magic
Soul Gem Purple circle on left hip/side of pelvis (similar to a camera lens)
Weapon Golden scissors
Witch Form Unknown
Powers and Abilities Optical camouflage and memory erasure
Wish "I want to erase the memory of my mother reading the future."
Other
Japanese pronoun watashi ()
Known relatives Sakie Aki (aunt), unnamed mother (deceased)
Origins Mitakihara City
School Mitakihara Middle School (9th Grade)
  1. In the Magia Day 2023, it was said that Mabayu is a year older than Madoka, who is 14.

Game Info

Stats, Connect, Magia Data
Rarity Final Lv Type Attribute

3★→ 5★

100

Magia

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STATS HP ATK DEF

Initial 4044 1566 1250

Max at ★3 13943 5361 4220
Max at ★4 18121 6965 5482
Max at ★5 22934 8817 6935

Max SE 29973 11397 9394
Disks
Disk accele.png Disk accele.png Disk blast horizontal.png Disk blast vertical.png Disk charge.png
Icon skill 1085.png Connect: Leave the planning to me

★3 Attack UP [V] & Remove Debuffs
★4 Attack UP [VII] & Remove Debuffs
★5 Attack UP [IX] & Accele MP Gain UP [V] & Remove Debuffs
{{{2}}} Magia: The answer is déjà vu

★3 Damage to Single Enemy [IV] & Remove Granted Effects (Single) & MP Damage (Single) & Attack UP (All / 3T)
★4 Damage to Single Enemy [V] & Remove Granted Effects (Single) & MP Damage (Single) & Attack UP (All / 3T)
★5 Damage to Single Enemy [VII] & Remove Granted Effects (Single) & MP Damage (Single) & Attack UP (All / 3T)
{{{2}}} Magia 2: Brilliant Final Cut

★5 Damage to Single Enemy [IX] & Remove Granted Effects (Single) & MP Damage (Single) & Attack UP (All / 5T) & Remove Debuffs (All)
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

Icon skill 1216.png MP Boost MP Gain UP When Over 100 MP [II]

Icon skill 1220.png Doppel Adept Doppel Damage UP [I] & Magia Damage UP [I]

Icon skill 1092.png Blast Adept Blast Damage UP [II]

Icon skill 1220.png Doppel Adept Doppel Damage UP [I] & Magia Damage UP [I]

Icon skill 1216.png MP Boost MP Gain UP When Over 100 MP [II]

Icon skill 1088.png Magia Adept MAgia Damage UP [I]

Icon skill 1220.png Doppel Adept Doppel Damage UP [I] & Magia Damage UP [I]

Icon skill 1220.png Doppel Adept Doppel Damage UP [I] & Magia Damage UP [I]

Icon skill 1227.png Endure Adept MP UP When Damaged [V]

Icon skill 1130.png Fast Mana Up MP Gauge 20% Full on Battle Start

Icon skill 1093.png Morale Adept MP Gain UP [II]

Icon skill 1120.png Shield Aura Damage Cut [I] (All / 5T on Battle Start)

Icon skill 1218.png Ignore Debuff Circle Negate Debuff [2x] (All / 1T) CD: 9 turns

Summary

A magical girl caught up in a mysterious phenomenon where time repeats itself. She's a third-year student at Mitakihara Middle School, and she lives with her aunt Sakie Aki at the cake shop Récompense. She prefers to watch movies alone and often goes to video rental stores and movie theaters.

Side Story

Costume Stories

Appearances

Powers and Abilities

Her innate ability is known as "optical camouflage" a light based magic, where she manipulates the light around her to hide herself or objects she desires hidden allowing her to basically be invisible. She is also capable of enhancing her eyesight, allowing her zoom in on far away locations. In addition to this, Mabayu can move while time is frozen and is also able to remember previous time loops. Due to her wish, Mabayu has the power to see the future of whoever she sees into their eyes (which is, curiously, an ability shared by her mother previously). However, her other main ability is to erase memories which is a more direct result of her wish - by imagining the memory as a film being cut, she can remove memories of an event from someone, like erasing Nagisa Momoe's memory of her witch eating Mami Tomoe and later killing Kyoko Sakura.

Mabayu does share some Coordinator capabilities, being a Void type, having poor fighting skills and being able to see other magical girls memories similar to a coordinator could when going through a tune up.

Etymology

  • Her given name (まばゆ) is contained in the phrase 'mabayui' (まばゆい), meaning "dazzling", "glaring", or "beautiful".
  • Her surname is comprised of the kanji (愛), meaning "love", and (生), meaning "raw", "unrefined", "pure", or "undefiled", as well as "life" or "living".

Trivia

  • The art on her "Next☆Actor" memoria, illustrated by PAPA, is a direct reference to the oil painting series Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David.
  • Her design bears similarities to the design and motifs of Walpurgisnacht, leading some to believe she may be the Magical Girl whose Witch ultimately became the catalyst for Walpurgisnacht’s existence.
    • Her green hair, film strip motif used in her teaser trailer, and apparent ability to recall information across Homura Akemi's rewindings of time have also given rise to speculation that she may instead be Itzli, originally implied to be the Witch of an alien Magical Girl not from Earth, or that Itzli's Magical Girl backstory has been repurposed for Mabayu and/or Walpurgisnacht.
      • The theory of her being Itzli was further theorized due to Itzlis barrier being a grand theatre, and her appearing in film reels.
  • Mabayu also shares elements with the Witch Kirsten H.N Elly, due to the concept of boxing memories (With Mabayu's ability to cut memories), Screens (referencing mabayu's love for movies), and both their "wishes" relating to removing a Memory
  • She wears a golden hairpin that resembles the blades of scissors, like her weapon, or, appropriately, the hands of a clock.
  • She shares her voice actress with Oriko Mikuni.
  • She works in a café named Récompense (lit. 'repay' or 'reward' in French), owned by her aunt and legal guardian Sakie Aki. Her aunt is trying to pet a black stray cat named Amy.[1]
  • She is a cinephile (someone who is obsessed with movies). Perhaps in a fourth-wall breaking element of this, her transformation video features various clips of the original anime, like:

Madoka Kaname (Scene 0 ver.)

  • The window Mabayu is looking through connects to the room Madoka is swinging in. Mabayu is first seen briefly in Madoka's video through this window.
  • She is seen in the Holy Quintet group shot of them floating. While Madoka's background features colorful circles, Mabayu's is completely black.

Homura Akemi (Scene 0 ver.)

  • In Mabayu's transformation sequence, Homura can be seen stopping and starting time, coherently affecting time in Mabayu's transformation
  • A glimpse of Homura's shadow running during these time stops

Kyoko Sakura (Scene 0 ver.)

  • In Kyoko's transformation sequence, we can catch a glimpse of Mabayu running down an alley as if spying on Kyoko.
  • She is absent from the floating scene with the other girls.

Sayaka Miki (Scene 0 ver.)

  • Mabayu appears to be absent in Sayaka's transformation.
    • However, Sayaka appears in a theatre very similar to that of Itzli's barrier.
    • She also appears in café Récompense, where Mabayu works.

Mami Tomoe (Scene 0 ver.)

  • Mabayu, Sayaka, and Madoka all appear in Mami's transformation, walking to school.
    • Mabayu also appears in a film in Mami's transformation.

Gallery

Game Gallery

Official Art

Memoria Cards

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Card Effect Cooldown EN TextJP Text
Next☆Actor
Icon skill 1086.pngGuard Rise Circle
Normal
??? ? turns
Max Limit Break
Defense UP [III] (All / 3T) 8 turns
After six passes, we are now on to the unprecedented seventh.

A newcomer carried on their backs. We're ready to crank it in! We have no idea what kind of records will be made in the future,

so let's get ready for reshoots! (MagiRepo S2 #300 Commemoration)
6つを数えた峠を越えて、前人未踏の7つ目へ☆

背中に担いだニューカマー。クランクインの準備はオッケー! どんな記録がされるのか、未来はさっぱりわからないから

撮り直す用意はしておこう(マギレポ2・300回記念)
Latte Art Challenge
Icon skill 1081.pngRemove Spell
Normal Passive
Remove Buffs (Single)
Max Limit Break
Remove Buffs (Single)
**Unique to Mabayu Aki**
You can try as many times as you like in your spare time,

so you'll definitely get better at your unique latte art someday! ...But my stomach is at its limit after too many failed drinks,

so I'll leave it at that for now...
持て余した時間の中なら、何度だって挑戦できるから

独特なラテアートもいつかは上達するはず! …でも、失敗作を飲み過ぎてお腹は限界

ひとまず今日はこんなところにしておこう…
What is Reflected in the Light
Icon skill 1205.pngMagia Shield Circle
Normal
??? ? turns
Max Limit Break
Magia Damage Cut [VI] (All / 1T) 9 turns
Many layers of regrets and wistful feelings that are engraved by redoing the encounter.

The film that increases with every new take has an editorial point that no one knows.

When I passed the light through the cut off film, I certainly saw her.

(Scene0 Character Visual)
出会いをやり直して刻まれていく、幾重の悔恨と切なる想い

新たなテイクの度に増えるフィルムには、誰も知らない編集点がある 切り落とされたフィルムに光を通すと、確かに彼女の姿はあった

(scene0 キャラクタービジュアル)
Life of a Movie Otaku
Icon skill 1213.pngArgent Armament
Normal Passive
???
Max Limit Break
Damage UP Versus Witches [V] & Damage Cut [V]
Homework? Tests? You can't be an otaku if you worry about that!

In a heated kotatsu, accompanied by energy drinks, cake, and sweets, and when you're ready hit play on the video player!

Let's get closer to the charm of film classics tonight.
宿題?テスト?そんな心配をしていてはオタクなんてできません!

温めたコタツに入り、お供はエナドリ、ケーキにお菓子 準備ができたらビデオプレイヤーを再生!

今宵も名画の魅力に迫るとしましょう
Endless Loop
Icon skill 1213.pngArgent Resist
Normal Passive
???
Max Limit Break
Damage UP Versus Witches [VI] & Status Ailment Resistance UP [III]
She fights,

Knowing she cannot save this world... Knowing it is a future she cannot win...

and yet, cruelly, her fate repeats itself.
彼女は戦う

この世界を救えないと知りながら… 勝利できない未来と知りながら…

残酷なまでに、その運命は繰り返される
We'll be there, Someday, Somewhere
Icon skill 1094.pngAssault Break
Normal
??? ? turns
Max Limit Break
Attack DOWN [III] (All / 3T) & Damage DOWN [III] (All / 3T) 8 turns
Even if I don't remember it, even if I don't remember seeing it in my dreams,

the warm scene is wrapped in dazzling light and is etched with nostalgia.

If we were to meet again, I'm sure we'll laugh together then, too.
記憶にはなくても、夢に見た覚えがなくても

あたたかなシーンはまばゆい光に包まれて 懐かしく刻まれている

また巡り会えたなら、その時もきっと、笑い合いたい
Dream of Interlude
Icon skill 1085.pngAttack Up Circle
Normal
??? ? turns
Max Limit Break
Attack UP [IV] (All / 1T) 10 turns
And now that the film has been cut off,

let's watch the story of the magical girls repeated over and over again. Those memories of the past and the hope that will one day come...

(Scene 0 Key Visual)
そして、フィルムは切り落とされた

ここから再生されるのは、繰り返される魔法少女たちの物語 共に見届けよう。かつての記憶と、いつか訪れる希望を…

(scene0 キービジュアル)
The Event is Witch Extermination
Icon skill 1213.pngThe Event is Witch Extermination
Normal Passive
Damage UP Versus Witches [IV] & Damage Increase [I]
Max Limit Break
Damage UP Versus Witches [V] & Damage Increase [II]
"I'll be the first to hunt down the witch wearing the red-colored jersey!"

"I can't lose to Madoka-senpai when it comes to bearing the title of the main character! I'm here!" "Ah...the witch is running away along the rope...!"

"Then we'll have to snip it! I'm first...and it's bigger than I was expecting!?"
「あの、芋ジャージ着てる魔女はわたしが一番に狩る!」

「主人公の名にかけてまどか先輩には負けられません!ここは私が!」 「あっ…魔女がロープを伝って逃げていく…!」

「ならロープをチョキン!で一番は私…って、思ってたよりデカ!?」
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