Meru Anna

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Meru Anna
Meru Magireco Profile.png
Japanese Name (安名 メル) Anna Meru
Voiced by Japanese:Kanon Takao

Meru Anna is a non-playable character in the 2017 mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record. Meru first appeared only in a flashback, when Iroha and the others relive Mifuyu’s memories while inside the Memory Museum. She was later released as a playable character in May 2018. She is a magical girl with a penchant for reading tarot cards and telling fortunes.

General Info

Physical features

  • Eye colour: Green
  • Hair colour: Green

Other

  • Soul Gem: Green leaf worn as a brooch on her upper chest
  • Weapon: Deck of Tarot Cards
  • Wish: For her predictions to be always 100% true (exact wording unknown)
  • Witch form:
  • Japanese pronoun: boku (ボク)
  • School: Daito Academy

Game Info

Game related data
Rarity Final Lv Type Attribute
★3 → ★4 80 Support Attribute forest.png
STATS HP ATK DEF
Initial
Max at ★3 17238 4432 4417
Max at ★4
Disks
Disk accele.png Disk accele.png Disk blast vertical.png Disk blast horizontal.png Disk charge.png
Connect: Cut a Path to the Future with Meru
★3: Attack UP [V] & Chance to Ignore Evasion & Chance to Ignore Counter Attack
★4:
Magia: Dark Arcana
★3: Damage to All Enemies [II] & Chance of Poison (All / 3 T) & Chance of Blind + Bind + Skill Seal (All / 1 T)
★4:

Summary

A magical girl who determines every action of the day by telling fortunes every morning. When the result of her fortune-telling is positive she has a very good time, but if it's bad she'll lock herself in her room and won't even go witch hunting. Because she likes to do fortune-telling seriously and hits it dead on, a ban on fortune-telling was issued among magical girls.

Side Story

The following is a summary posted on 4chan's /pmmm/ general by Summary Anon.

Meru introduced herself as a fortune teller from the East region of Kamihama, boasting her readings are 100% accurate. She read her fortune today and decided to stay at home since it warns her of lethal danger. Her mom is used to it and is preparing to phone the school when Kanagi drops by. Kanagi laughs at Meru's insistence on the outcomes of her reading and says that bad stuff only comes because she believes her readings are true and drags her off to school as usual. On the way, they sense the presence of a witch, and Kanagi dragged the unwilling Meru into the barrier to deal with the witch.

The witch and familiars only target Meru during the fight, and in a panic she lets it run away. She apologizes to Kanagi for wasting her mana and says that this is proof of the accuracy of her reading, but Kanagi brushes it off as superstition. Suddenly, a car rushes towards Meru in an attempt to run her down. She managed to dodge, but the girls realize that it is possessed by the witch, and it is targeting Meru only. The poor girl runs off screaming that she hates Kanagi for this.

In panic, Meru has run west and into the Mizuno region. Yachiyo saves her, but Meru was frightful at first since she remembered Kanagi warning her not to get close to the west and to minimize contact with Puella Magis belonging to the west since many look down on people from the East side of town due to class discrimination. Luckily the soothing atmosphere and kind personality of Yachiyo has calmed Meru down and she thinks she is in luck since the Puella Magi she encountered is kind. However, Meru begins to panic when she realizes she is a long distance away from home which is safe and worried that she might really die on the way back. Seeing her worry, Yachiyo comforts the girl with soothing words and invites her to her place. Meru accepts the offer with some worry, but she understood Yachiyo's intentions once they reach her place and Yachiyo tells her to treat this as her home.

Her readings advised her to stay home, so Yachiyo's offer to let Meru stay for the day is giving her a lifesaving shelter. Overwhelmed by gratitude and at Yachiyo's trust of her readings, Meru requests to join her team. While Yachiyo is fine with this, she worries about unnecessary misunderstandings since Meru is from the East, so she calls Kanagi and informs her of the situation. Kanagi gives her permission and thinks that joining Yachiyo will be good experience for Meru. From this day on, Meru became part of the Yachiyo team. She gets along with Yachiyo, Mifuyu, Tsuruno and Momoko very quickly.

One day, Meru visited the Nanami household as usual, but more excited than normal. She explains that her readings for today were all positive and solved all the problems of her clients. She offered to help read the team's fortune. Yachiyo is skeptical since they have no idea how Meru's readings work, so Meru forcefully coaxes Yachiyo into a fortune telling section. The readings say there will be break through in her career, and the team take the news with suspicion.

That evening, Yachiyo announces with disbelief that she was chosen by a nationwide famous magazine to pose for their special issue on the cafes of Kamihama. Yachiyo was chosen mainly because she is a local. Other than Tsuruno who decides to heed Yachiyo's advice, Mifuyu and Momoko ask Meru for a reading. Mifuyu is worried about the coming up matchmaking arranged by her family while Momoko is worried about her results. Both get a positive reading from Meru.

On the evening where Mifuyu has attended the matchmaking, she announces joyfully that the person introduced is a man of integrity and is glad that she has attended that section. While she is still a high-schooler and still has no intention of marriage, she is relieved that at least the partner is a good person. Momoko also passed her mid-terms with flying colors and is also relieved since her grades were falling due to witch hunting. Seeing good results from the others, Tsuruno finally brakes her resolve and asks Meru for a reading. Meru declines for the day since her own reading says that any further reading will only cause negative results, but Tsuruno insists that her luck will negate any negative results. Reluctantly, Meru reads Tsuruno's fortune for tomorrow, and the results are negative. She will be plagued with stomachache the next day, so she advises her to be careful with what she eats and drinks the next day.

On the evening of the next day, Meru arrives at Yachiyo's place as usual and sees Tsuruno lying flat from eating too much. Yachiyo and Momoko inform her that Tsuruno has not eaten or drank the whole day out of fear, and finally broke her resolve due to hunger, deciding to eat at Yachiyo's place where at least she can be safe if anything happens. Meru warns her that it is hard to prevent the future that she has read, and Mifuyu wonders if the event would be related to people around Tsuruno. The team enters an uncomfortable silence and Tsuruno realizes that it might be related to Banbanzai, and having stomachache at a restaurant would usually mean food poisoning, and that would be disastrous. The team rush to Banbanzai immediately.

For some reason, the shop is filled with costumers and Tsuruno's dad is glad that she returned on time since he is so busy that he didn't even have the free time to call her. The team wonder if this is influenced by the reading since a busy shop that has a lack of hands might lead to hygiene accidents.

Tsuruno shows some skills, like catching flies with chopsticks and carrying multiple plates of food, but she caught sight of Momoko slipping and pushing something into a bowl of Ramen that Yachiyo has taken away to serve. She asked her dad about the object, and her dad answers that it was laxative that was prescribed to him by the doctor. He wondered why it was there since he remembered leaving it at home.

Tsuruno realized they would be in deep trouble if the costumer eats the ramen, so she interrupted the serving and ate the ramen herself. The laxative comes into effect and she is stuck on the toilet for the rest of the day.

As the rest of the team are returning back to Yachiyo's place, Yachiyo asks Meru why she became a Puella Magi, but tells her it is okay if she does not want to answer if she feels it personal.

Meru answers that she wasn't a big fan of fortune telling actually. However, she just happened to read one day that she will be in trouble and the lucky item, an umbrella, would save her. She was indeed about to be hit by a falling object as she was returning an umbrella, and opening it managed to save her. She is surprised by the effectiveness and wanted to learn the art to help others.

Unfortunately, what she learns is not exactly accurate, and some of her school mates even made fun of her. One case has a group of them ignoring her advice and insist buying crepe after school, and they got harassed that day by a delinquent who was notorious citywide due to crepe.

Meru wanted to help people but realized she can only go so far from books, and Kyubey took the opportunity to get her to contract. She wished to have the ability to read fortunes at 100% accuracy, and realized she can do it using her own method when she lay her hands on her tarot cards.

The next day, Meru saw a sign which forbade Fortune Telling at Yachiyo's place. She is indignant at first, but mellowed down in understanding after Yachiyo analyzed that her magic is not 100% accurate at predicting the future, but instead has the ability to twist the future into the result of her readings. Meru laments that she made the wish to help others avoid trouble, but never expected that it would cause trouble instead. Thus, she accepts Yachiyo's request not to read fortunes anymore since she cannot control the outcome.

However, she made a reading in secret, and saw a circle formed by Puella Magis. The keystone to the formation is entering Yachiyo's life in the form of a star, and she prayed that the star will light Yachiyo's path into the future, and that the future will be a warm and comfortable one.

Back in the modern day, Yachiyo smiles as her family had their emotions being led around by the results of fortune telling on TV and them happily looking for a lucky item for Felicia who has the worst fortune, and realizing that she already has it: A hammer.

Yachiyo wonders with a smile if Meru will agree that this level of fortune telling is enough to bring joy to the reader, and we end the story with the memory card featuring Meru and Kanae, but with just Meru shown.

Event Appearances

Other Appearances

In Mifuyu’s memories, Meru talks about the fortune telling she did with tarot cards and how it was her lucky day. After fighting a witch and being overpowered, Meru tries to use fortune telling but couldn’t due to using too much magic. After the witch tries to attack Yachiyo, Meru blocks it causing her to run out of her remaining magic. The other magical girls have no grief seeds to offer her and, after a tearful goodbye, Meru’s soul gem becomes corrupted and turns into a grief seed.

Etymology

  • The characters of her last name mean "low" (安) and "name" (名) respectively.

Trivia

Gallery

Memoria Cards

Card Effect Cooldown Eng Text Jap Text
Divination Ban
Normal:
Status Ailment Resistance DOWN [II] (All / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
Status Ailment Resistance DOWN [III] (All / 1 T)
Normal:
6 turns
Max Limit Break:
5 turns
**Unique to Meru Anna**
"The purpose of my life is fortune telling!

It's why I became a magical girl! So for me, divination is my own, my identity! But why do you want to ban it? I mean, it's good memories now, right!"

「ボクの生きがいは占い!ボクが魔法少女になったのだって!

だからボクにとって占いはボク自身で、ボクのアイデンティティー! それなのに、それなのにどうして禁止になんてするんですか! っていうのも、今となっては良い思い出ですねっ!」

Morning is the Moment of Destiny
Normal:
Magia Down [X] (Single / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
Normal:
6 turns
Max Limit Break:
The five cards placed on the table are destined to decide the day. When it opens it's already the last, Heaven or Hell is shown as a result that is unshakable

Still she will not stop, can not stop because Meru Anna is a girl born to divinate.

テーブルに置かれた5枚のカードは、その日を決める運命のカード

開いたらもう最後、天国か地獄かは揺るがない結果として示される それでも彼女は止まらない、止まることができるはずもない なぜなら、安名メルは、占うために生まれた少女だから

Now the Two of Us Watch Over
Normal:
Defense UP at Critical health [II] & Defense UP [I]
Max Limit Break:
Defense UP at Critical health [III] & Defense UP [II]
Passive (The two I saw in my dreams. They can't stay together, I wonder why they seemed to be side by side...I don't know why but, I feel like I'm kind of happy. I don't persist on Kanae, and Meru draws me in, they seem to be before my eyes.) (私が夢で見たふたり。一緒に居るはずがないのに、

どうして並んで見えたのかしら…。分からないけど、なんだか しっくりと来るような気がする。かなえって余り主張しないから、 メルに引っ張り回されるのが、目に浮かぶみたいだわ)

To the Two Who Have Yet to Experience First Love
Normal:
Status Abnormality Resistance UP [III]
Max Limit Break:
Status Abnormality Resistance UP [IV]
Passive Two girls who have yet to experience love.

Chocolate that conveys love, it indicates the whereabouts of love to the two. Getting a miracle with a wish, the first visit of spring in the lives of these women.

未だ恋を知らぬふたりの少女 愛を伝えるチョコレートは、ふたりに恋の行方を指し示す 願いと共に奇跡を得て、うたかたとなった彼女たちの命にどうか春一番の訪れを

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