Rena Minami

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Rena Minami
Rena profile.png
Japanese Name 水波 レナ (Minami Rena)
Voiced by Japanese: Kaori Ishihara

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

General Info

Physical features

  • Age: 15
  • Eye colour: Blue
  • Hair colour: Light Blue

Other

  • Soul Gem: Blue music note (specifically an eighth note) on her left hip
  • Weapon: Trident
  • Wish: The power to change to a different person.
  • Witch form: Cendrillon
  • Japanese pronoun: Rena (レナ)
  • School: Kamihama City University Affiliated School, Ninth grade

Game Info

Game related data
Rarity Final Lv Type Attribute
★4 → ★5 100 Attack Attribute aqua.png
STATS HP ATK DEF
Initial 4923 2122 1612
Max at ★4 17594 7749 5845
Max at ★5 22144 9776 7366
Disks
Disk accele.png Disk blast horizontal.png Disk blast vertical.png Disk charge.png Disk charge.png
Connect: I can not help it, I will help you
★4: Attack UP [VII] & Accele MP Gain UP [VII] & Probability Critical [VII]
★5: Attack UP [IX] & Accele MP Gain UP [IX] & Probability Critical [IX]
Magia: Infinite Poseidon
★4: Damage One Enemy [V] & MP Restore (Self / 30 MP)
★5: Damage One Enemy [VII] & MP Restore (Self / 40 MP) & Accele MP Gain UP (Self / 3 T)
Doppel:
Damage One Enemy [IX] & MP Restore (Self) & Accele MP Gain UP (Self / 3 T)

Summary

A clumsy magical girl who doesn’t know how to express herself. Ordinarily, she often hides her lack of confidence with a triumphant attitude, so it is easy to mislead new acquaintances. In contrast to the hard-hiding, she has a sweet taste as a child. Her hobby is chasing female idols.

Doppel Description

The Doppel of transformation. Its form is a glass slipper. The master of this emotion wields every last bit of its power for her own sake. This Doppel multiplies its master’s transformation powers many times over. This allows her to temporarily change into not just another person, but that person’s ideal form, more realistic than the real thing. However, if she makes frequent use of this too-perfect transformation, she may eventually lose sight of her original self. Also, since this Doppel changes its master into her ideal image of a given person, she may sometimes appear quite different from the original person in question.

Side Story

Rena and Momoko Togame defeat a witch. Afterward, the two decide to get something to eat. Rena thinks she's happy to have someone like Momoko. She used to think it was alright being alone, but finds it's better to have a friend. Sometime later, Rena is annoyed that Momoko is late for a live concert they were going to. Momoko calls Rena and tells her something came up. After Rena learns Momoko's at the seaside park, Rena tells Momoko to wait and heads over there.

When Rena arrives, Momoko says that Rena is scarier than a witch. Momoko explains that she was on her way to a concert when she found another magical girl fighting a witch. Rena correctly guesses that Momoko played the hero. The magical girl Momoko helped claims she's not really good at fighting witches, but Momoko reassures her. Rena notes that Momoko can get along with anyone, unlike Rena. Momoko is about to ask the magical girl something, but Rena cuts her off. Rena says she was looking forward to going to the concert, and thinks she was actually looking forward to hanging out with Momoko. Momoko says she'll make it up to Rena and apologizes to the other magical girl. Rena and Momoko depart.

Rena thinks she just wanted to forget the girl who's name she didn't know. However, on another day Momoko tells Rena she met that magical girl again and got her name, Kaede Akino. Rena thinks the name is cute. Momoko asks Rena if they can invite Kaede to be part of their team, believing it's fate. Momoko also thinks Kaede is a good girl who could easily get into trouble. Rena thinks that Kaede is probably the complete opposite of herself and spaces out. When Momoko snaps her out of it, Rena says that she doesn't know what to think about having another member for their team.

In fact, Rena wonders why Momoko would suddenly do something like that. She hates the idea, but admits she hates herself more for thinking like that. Rena decides to just pretend Momoko's question never happened, hoping that things wouldn't change. One day, Momoko invites Rena to a cafe. Rena feels relieved that she was invited, as she believes Momoko isn't forcing herself to be with Rena. However, she is surprised to find that Kaede is with Momoko. Momoko says she still wants Kaede to join their team, but Rena said she hasn't agreed to it. Momoko thinks Rena has no reason to disagree.

This causes Rena to blurt out she's against Kaede joining. She says that Kaede is dumb and will just hold them back. Kaede apologizes. Momoko tells Rena to knock it off, saying she wouldn't normally say hurtful things like that. Rena says they can just pair up themselves and runs off. She thinks that Momoko is wrong and that this is her true self. Rena thinks that her true self is short-tempered and annoying. She thinks she's now alone again, but she's used to it.

In a flashback, Rena is shown being bullied at school. She narrates that she's been like this since she was little. Every time she transferred to a new school, the students would think she's rude or unapproachable. While Rena insisted it wasn't painful, it still made her cry. It's explained that Rena's father had a job which made him transfer all over the place, causing her family to move around a lot. He ended up switching jobs because he felt bad about making Rena and her little brother transfer schools all the time. In fact, Rena's mother had to start working part-time, since her father's new job pays less. Despite her continuing problems at school, Rena never told her parents anything since she thinks they're working hard already.

As it turns out, Rena had something which helped her get through the day. After letting her brother watch his television show, she watched a DVD of a live idol concert. Rena narrates that female idols were the only thing that helped her. It started when she saw footage of a live concert on television. When she saw everyone look like they were having fun, Rena could forget about her awful life. She says the idols and her songs gave her courage.

One day Rena headed home, but was caught by other students. They teased her because she wasn't in a club. Rena decided to hurry home and listen to a show she recorded the day before, with a new song. As she listened to it, Rena thought about the bullying she went through. She suddenly thought the idols were the exact opposite of herself. Rena narrates that the more she watched the idols, the more it reminded her of her pathetic and hated self. However, she wasn't jealous of the idols as she felt those things were her own fault. Even Rena despised herself. She wonders if she could just throw everything about herself away.

Tbat's when Kyubey arrived and offered a contract. Her wish was "Then...then...I want to become someone else. Give Rena the power to...become someone else." Rena notes that while she got the power to turn into someone else, she never really changed at all. Rena thinks she ruined everything with Momoko and wonders if she should disappear from the world. Later, she starts to get text messages from Momoko.

In the messages (which are dated "20XX/XX/XX"), Momoko asks where Rena is. It's revealed Rena has ignored Momoko for a week, and thinks even Momoko would be sick of her. Suddenly she spies Momoko and Kaede. She thinks they really belong together, and decides to give up and go back to being by herself. As it turns out, Momoko and Kaede are looking for Rena. Later, Rena fights a witch by taking Momoko's form. She wonders how Momoko thought of her, thinking she might have just been a busybody who had no choice but to stay with Rena. Rena quickly decides that becoming Momoko won't help her understand Momoko. Rena says she's an idiot, and lets the witch attack her. "Let's reset this life".

Suddenly Rena is saved by Kaede, much to her surprise. Momoko arrives as well. Rena asks why Kaede would help her, and tells Kaede she's an idiot. Rena thinks that even though Kaede saved her, she just insulted Kaede and blames herself again. She believes that whenever she looks at Kaede, she is reminded of how dark her shadow is. Rena then tells Kaede that she's an idiot so she shouldn't push herself. Rena then runs off. A week passes, and this time Rena has simply shut her phone off. She's scared that she'll see the screen has no notifications on it.

Suddenly Rena sees Momoko and unable to hide, transforms into Kaede. Rena berates herself for doing such a stupid action. Momoko then thanks "Kaede" for helping her look for Rena. "Kaede"'s reaction causes Momoko to wonder if she feels sick. Momoko then invites the disguised Rena to a cafe. Once there, Rena wonders why Momoko would still try to look for her. "Kaede" tells Momoko the should just give up searching for Rena. She say that Rena is harsh and selfish, and there are better people Momoko can team up with. Momoko tells her to knock it off, and say it ticks her off to hear someone badmouthing Rena.

Momoko then apologizes, saying she understands why Kaede would dislike Rena. However, she believes Rena didn't mean the things she said. She claims Rena isn't the kind of person who would purposely try to hurt someone else. She reveals she likes Rena, who's awkward but tries her best as opposed to everyone who just puts up appearances and lives without caring about anything. As Rena mentally protests, Momoko says she wishes Rena could get along with her and Kaede. She then asks "Kaede" if she wants the same thing, except she calls "Kaede" Rena.

Momoko explains that only Rena would put that much sugar in her black tea. She also says that the way "Kaede" acted was a giveaway, since Momoko's best friends with Rena. Momoko then predicts that Rena will say it isn't sweet at all, and says that she's just like Rena. Rena changes back into herself and starts to cry. Momoko says Rena should just let her spoil her more. Rena apologizes for being jealous of Kaede. Later, Rena, Momoko and Kaede fight a witch. As Kaede wonders what to do, Rena tells her to hurry and kill it already.

Afterward, Momoko praises their teamwork, and Rena apologizes to Kaede for calling her stupid. She admits she was just jealous of Kaede and thanks her for saving her life earlier. Rena then tries to ask Kaede if she wants to join her team, but then suddenly asks if Kaede will become Rena's servant. Momoko chides her, but Kaede says she'll be happy to. Rena is pleased, and Momoko figures that this is just like her. Rena wonders if Kaede really is a member as opposed to a servant.

Event Appearances

Other Appearances

Etymology

  • The characters in her last name mean "water" (水) and "wave" (波) respectively.

Trivia

Gallery

Memoria Cards

Card Effect Cooldown Eng Text Jap Text
An Antithetical Existence
Normal:
Accele MP Gain Up (IX)
Max Limit Break:
Accele MP Gain Up (X)
Normal:
8 turns
Max Limit Break:
7 turns
**Unique to Rena Minami**

The idols sparkling with glittering light. Even their merchandise shines with that light. Every time the girl sees that spectacle, she feels disgusted with herself and starts to hate herself.

キラキラと光るアイドル達。

その光はグッズでさえも輝かせる。
彼女はその光景を見るたびに
自分に嫌悪感を抱き、嫌いになっていく。

Begin a Hunt
Normal:
Blast Damage Up [VII] (Self / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
Blast Damage Up [VIII] (Self / 1 T)
Normal:
7 turns
Max Limit Break: 6 turns
Momoko: "Rena, Kaede, are you ready?"
Kaede: "Y-yes.."
Rena: "Hah… Do you realize who you're talking to? Of course."
Momoko: "Oh, then… let's go and hunt witches!"
ももこ「レナ、かえで、準備はできてるか?」
かえで「う、うん…」
レナ「はぁ…、アンタ誰に向かって言ってんのよ。当たり前でしょ」
ももこ「おっし、それじゃぁ…魔女狩りといきますか!」
Coordinated Combination
Normal:
Accele Disk MP Gain Up [III]
Max Limit Break:
Accele Disk MP Gain Up [IV]
Passive The girls may have their everyday squabbles, but the trust they put in each other is real.
When a battle begins, the fights they had with each other become as if they were all a lie, and the coordinated combination takes out enemies one after another.
"Rena, you get the enemies in the front, and Kaede, take the enemies on the sides! Leave the ones in the back 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!」

Eating Together
Normal:
Reduce Enemy Damage [VII] (All Enemies / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
Reduce Enemy Damage [VIII] (All Enemies / 1 T)
Normal: 7 turns
Max Limit Break:
6 turns
A touch of sweet, and a little bit of sour starts to melt the heart.
To the three of them, eating pudding in the twilight hours is the proof of their reconciliation. And also, proof that the new magical girl that had arrived in Kamihama City had been accepted by them. "With this, Iroha-chan is now friends with us, too!"
ほんのりとした甘みと、少しの酸味が心を解かしていく。

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!」

It's Not Like I'm Waiting
Normal:
MP Gain UP [III]
Max Limit Break:
MP Gain UP [IV]
Passive When I've finished all of my favorite snacks, and my phone battery is about to die, and I'm so disappointed I involuntarily let out a sigh, none of it, none of it is your fault, because it's not like I was waiting for you. お気に入りのお菓子を食べ切っちゃったのも、

携帯の充電がギリギリになっちゃったのも、 期待外れで思わずため息が出ちゃうのも、 全部、全部、アンタのせいじゃないから。待ってたわけじゃないから。

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