Sae Kirino

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Sae Kirino
Card 30554 l.png
Japanese Name 桐野 紗枝 (Kirino Sae)
Voiced by Japanese: Atsumi Tanezaki
ID No: 3055

Sae Kirino is the one of the original characters of the 2017 mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record.

General Info

Physical features

  • Eye colour: Blue
  • Hair colour: Black

Other

  • Soul Gem: Light blue kite-shaped earring
  • Weapon: Venetian Mask
  • Wish: "I want everyone at school to know I'm a good girl from a good family!"
  • Witch form: Rukh
  • Japanese pronoun: In daily life: watashi (わたし)
    As a Magical Girl: watashi ()
  • Known relatives: Sayumi Kirino (sister)
  • School: Minagi Liberty Academy

Game Info

Stats, Connect, Magia Data
Rarity Final Lv Type Attribute
★4 → ★5 100 Support Attribute flame.png
STATS HP ATK DEF
Initial 6510 2003 2021
Max at ★4 24113 7054 7170
Max at ★5 30508 8703 8608
Max SE 37155 11011 11131
Disks
Disk accele.png Disk blast vertical.png Disk charge.png Disk charge.png Disk charge.png
Connect: I'll Just Help Myself
★4: Damage UP [VII] & Charge Conservation
★5: Damage UP [IX] & Charge Conservation
Magia: Quick Death Penalty
★4: Damage to All Enemies [V] & Charged Attack Damage Received UP [V] (All / 3T) & Damage UP (All / 3T)
★5: Damage to All Enemies [VII] & Charged Attack Damage Received UP [V] (All / 3T) & Damage UP (All / 3T)
Doppel: Rukh
Damage to All Enemies [IX] & Charged Attack Damage Received UP [V] (All / 3T) & Damage UP (All / 3T) & Charged Attack Damage UP (All / 3T)
Spirit Enhancement Data
Max Stat Bonuses
HP ATK DEF Accele Blast Charge
4★ +8% +5% +5% +4% +4% +8%
5★ +9% +6% +6% +5% +5% +9%
SE +% +% +% +% +% +%
Spirit Enhancement
Doppel Damage UP [I] & Magia Damage UP [I]
Accele MP Gain UP [II]
Chance to Skill Quicken [II]
MP Gain UP When Over 100 MP [II]
MP Gauge 10% Full on Battle Start
MP Gain UP When Over 100 MP [II]
Doppel Damage UP [I] & Magia Damage UP [I]
Charge Combo Charge Count UP (+3)
MP Gain UP When Over 100 MP [II]
Charge Disc Damage UP [II]
Charge Disc Damage UP [II] & Charged Attack Damage UP [IV]
Damage Cut [II]
Charged Attack Damage UP [II]
Charged Disc Damage UP [II]
Active Ability: Charge Draw [CD: 5 turns]

Summary

A Magical Girl who wears a mask of lies to protect her family. Admired by her classmates as an honor student in both studies and sports, and sociable as well. Despite appearances, she comes from a poor home and is hustling to find her way to riches.

Doppel Description

The Doppel of social climbing. Its form is a pawn. The master of this emotion watches her Doppel break through its shell to reinvent itself, and sees her own future within it. Her Doppel is proud of itself for obtaining power without relying on anyone else, and perhaps as a result of this self-confidence, it utterly refuses to accept advice or counsel from any other. This applies to its master as well: it may be cooperative towards her when their opinions happen to align, but it will staunchly refuse to nod its head after even a single irritation. It also behaves mercilessly towards everyone other than its master– even if they may be weak, helpless beings like its former self– and will use its blazing-hot staves to skewer all who disagree with it. As its master watches this, she views it as a show of false bravado, borne out of its fear at the memory of how weak it was in the past.

Side Story

Event Appearances

Etymology

  • The characters of her last name mean "paulownia tree" (桐) and "field" (野) respectively.
    • The first character, 桐, is commonly used to refer specifically to Paulownia tomentosa. The Paulownia tree is the mon (emblem) of the Japanese prime minister, and is used as the Government Seal of Japan used by Japan's cabinet and goverment. The character can also mean money, referring to the markings of paulownia on coins.
    • P. tomentosa, and the genus as a whole, are sometimes considered invasive species in and outside of Japan.
    • The genus was named after Anna Pavlovna (for which it is also called the "princess tree"), a queen consort of The Netherlands who upheld strict royal etiquette there, but never felt at home there, and identified more as a grand duchess than a queen.
    • An old aristocratic Chinese custom, which migrated to Japan and Korea, was to plant several paulownia trees at the birth of a daughter in a noble family. The tree would mature as she does, and by the time she was to be wed it would be cut down and carved into gifts for her.
    • Legends also claim that the Chinese phoenix, the Fenghuang (a symbol of the union of yin and yang), will only perch on the paulownia, and only when a good ruler is in power. This is why, in the Japanese card game hanafuda, the paulownia suit is directly associated with the Fenghuang card.
  • The characters of her first name mean "gossamer" (紗) and "branch" (枝) respectively.
    • It is a homonym with Sae (冴える), a verb steam meaning "be accomplished, have mastered".

Trivia

  • Her illustrator is Ragho no Erika, who also did the illustration for Riko Chiaki.
  • Her hairstyle and her greed towards money are similar to that of Nabiki Tendo from the anime Ranma 1/2.
  • Her Doppel's name, "Rukh", is an Arabic and Persian word for the rook chess piece, meaning "chariot".
    • The rook piece resembles a castle, suggesting the idea of wealth, being above others, and solitude. This theme is further represented by paper money being incorporated into the outer side of the Doppel's top and the veil covering its helmet.
    • Ironically, the chess piece shell that the main body of her Doppel emerges from is a pawn, not a rook. The Doppel's body itself appears to be a combination of different chess pieces, including wielding lances (knight), the upside-down head's chin resembling a knight helmet that may also resemble a mitre (knight and/or bishop), and the head, its crown, and the collar, ruff, supportasse, or throne back around its neck and behind it (queen).
      • In chess there exists the promotion rule, whereby when a pawn reaches the opposing player's end of the board (the eighth rank), the pawn's owner must replace it with a bishop, knight, rook, or queen.

Gallery

Memoria Cards

Card Effect Cooldown Eng Text Jap Text
Flowers, Fallen, Never to Return
Max Limit Break:
Attack UP [III] & Damage Cut [II]
Passive That day when we vowed to survive, that day when we decided to change...

What awaited these girls who had passed through many major crossroads and moved forward was What awaited them was a connection with other magical girls, and hope for the future. And then... the inevitable parting.

生き抜くと誓いあったあの日、変わることを決心したあの日…

大きな岐路をいくつも通り抜け、前進した彼女たちを待っていたのは 魔法少女たちとの繋がりと、未来を想起させる希望 そして…避けられない別れだった

Hiding the Real Me
Normal:
Attack DOWN [VIII] (Single / 1T) & Guaranteed Skill Quicken (Self / 1T)
Max Limit Break:
Attack DOWN [X] (Single / 1T) & Guaranteed Skill Quicken (Self / 1T)
Normal:
7 turns
Max Limit Break:
6 turns
I decided to hide my true self and wear a fake mask because I knew,

I knew that I couldn't even get to the starting line as I was. Someday, the mask will become a part of my face and we will become one. Then the pretense will become the truth, and the ideal mask will become the real me.

ほんとうの自分を隠して偽物の仮面を被ることに決めたのは

ありのままじゃスタートラインにさえ立てないのだと知ったから いつの日か仮面も、この顔に馴染んでひとつになっていく そうすれば偽りは真実になり、理想の仮面こそがほんとうの私になる

The Me I Might Have Been
Max Limit Break:
Defense DOWN [II] & Defense DOWN Further [III] (Single / 1T)
Max Limit Break:
8 turns
In her own form, she speaks matter-of-factly, as if she has reached an understanding.

My heart screams, refusing to make sense of it, and my core grows cold. As I take a shallow breath, she leaves me with prayer-like advice and disappears. The figure leaving seemed much smaller and weaker than before.

自分の姿をした彼女は達観したように淡々と話す

意味を理解することを拒絶する心は悲鳴を上げ、体の芯が冷たくなる 浅い呼吸をする私に、彼女は祈りにも似た忠告を残して消えていった 去り行く姿は、さっきよりも随分小さく、弱々しく見えた気がした

The Older Sister Is the Force in the Background
Normal:
Disc Shuffle
Max Limit Break:
Disc Shuffle
Normal:
7 turns
Max Limit Break:
6 turns
**Unique to Sae Kirino**
I don't know when I first started keeping a household account.

In the midst of my hectic life, running to time sales and working part-time jobs The only thing I was sure of was that I was trying to protect my family. The only thing I know for sure is that I was chasing those red letters to protect my family.

家計簿をつけるようになったのはいつからだったか

タイムセールに走り、アルバイトをはしごし、慌ただしい日々の中 いつしか、かつての記憶に浸る余裕なんてどこかへ消えていた 唯一確かなのは、家族を守るためひたすらに赤い字を追っていたこと

Playing a False Me
Normal:
Charged Attack Damage UP [II] & Blast Damage UP [II]
Max Limit Break:
Charged Attack Damage UP [III] & Blast Damage UP [II]
Passive "Do you know my classmate Kirino-san?

Yeah, she's always smiling and kind and sort of cool. It's no wonder people say she's like a goddess. She's a lady with both literary and military skills... she's far away from me, but I kind of admire her.

「同級生の桐野さんって知ってる?」

「うん、いつも笑顔で優しくって、なんだかかっこいいよね」 「女神様みたい…なんて言われてるのも頷けるよ」 「文武両道でお嬢様で…遠い存在だけど、なんだか憧れちゃうなぁ」

A Reasonable and Gentle Strategy
Max Limit Break:
Charge Disc Damage UP [IV] & Attack UP [III]
Passive Until now, I've had to deal with difficulties on my own.

I thought it was naive to ask someone to help me. So I never knew, I never understood how reassuring it was to have someone take my hand.

今まで、困難は自分ひとりでどうにかするしかなくて

誰かに助けて欲しいなんて言うのは甘えだと思っていた だから、私は知らなかった 誰かに手を引かれることが、こんなにも心強いだなんて

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