|宮尾 時雨 (Miyabi Shigure)
|Japanese: Akari Kito
English: Jackie Lastra
|Release Date (JP):
|December 09, 2019
Shigure Miyabi is one of the original characters of the 2017 mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record. She is the founder of the Neo-Magius group alongside Hagumu Azumi, and its initial leader before Himena Aika took over.
|Amber diamond on her chest
|Powers and Abilities
|Threat Detection (can know if someone means harm towards her or her allies)
|“I want to ensure that my mother...won't get caught up with any bad people or schemes.”
|Unnamed mother, unnamed grandfather
|Wings of the Magius (black feather), Kamihama Magia Union (briefly), Neo-Magius
|Spirit Enhancement Data
A vigilant magical girl affiliated with Neo-Magius. She only talks to people she trusts, and always being alone has aroused sympathy from people around her. Nonetheless, she is supported by the idea that magical girls are superior to humans. She holds a love-hate feeling towards her mother, who is the main reason for her vigilance.
The doppel of reservation. Its form is areoles. The master of this emotion, whilst constantly cautious of others, has no real means of actually fending for herself. As a result, she can do nothing to resist this existence, born from her, protecting her. With its razor-sharp needles and tough skin, this doppel is similar to its master, hell-bent on defending itself. It isn't built offensively, but every time it receives external stress, another switch is flipped and another hooped binding is undone. When it turns on completely, there is no stopping the railgun from launching, obliterating all obstacles. When the target of this master's emotions of aversion and the source of this doppel's stress are one and the same, the accuracy increases exponentially.
|Warning, this section contains spoilers.
The story opens with Shigure in school as class shifts to a paired assignment. Shigure, reticent and guarded, finds the other students hesitant to team up with her (and she herself is hesitant to team up with them). Eventually, the class president decides to team up with Shigure, with the president's friends verbally patting her on the back for taking one for the team. When the assignment is over and lunch comes, Shigure retreats to an empty classroom to dig into one of her mom's delicious homemade bentos - when she suddenly overhears some of the class president's "friends" happening to pass by in the hall, insulting and sniping her now that she's no longer present. Shigure tells herself that things like this are why she sticks to herself, and that she's better off alone...but as she eats her lunch in silence, her life is evidently one of loneliness.
After school, she returns home to tackle some programming work, hoping she can get help from her maternal grandfather. As soon as she gets home, however, she discovers her naive, gullible mother has fallen for yet another pyramid scheme, one of many in a line that has financially devastated Shigure's family. Shigure's mother desperately tries to justify her rationale, saying that she got sucked into the scammer touting the water they were selling as having special health benefits, or that Shigure's mother could earn lots of money if she went into selling the water for herself. But it's all a scam in the end, and Shigure's grandfather is always desperately cleaning up his daughter's messes and trying to get refunds for her spending thanks to Japan's laws regarding cooling-off rules. Being an East-side family, Shigure's mother makes bad problems even worse.
Shigure storms into her room to cool her head, and in a monologue, we find that as much as she resents her mom, Shigure resents herself even more - she can't prevent her mom, whom she loves and hates at once, from falling for these scams; she can't help her grandpa with these problems they run into; she's a friendless loser who can't talk to people...and all that makes her a perfect candidate for Kyubey. While she initially recognizes him as being just like the scammers that constantly get their hooks in her mom, he wins her over with words about how she's "special" and "important," one of the few girls capable of fighting the Witches that threaten mankind... She learns how Magical Girls protect ordinary humans, and she gets ideas of how, in becoming a Magical Girl, that strength can perhaps apply to her ordinary life as well. She's so enamored by these fantasies of becoming a magical girl that her wish is almost to simply become one - but she reminds herself she can get something more out of this bargain, since she’s becoming a magical girl either way. So she wishes for her mother to never fall for scams and malicious people ever again - because Shigure knows she won’t always be present to protect her.
All goes decently well for a time...and then the Magius's barrier goes up in place, and Kamihama is turned upside-down. The Witches become absurdly powerful and poor Shigure is not equipped to handle them. This leads to a chance encounter with Mifuyu, who wins her over with a show of strength in slaying a Witch outright, and talking about how the Wings of the Magius all work together to gather enough Grief Seeds for everyone. After just a day of thinking it over, Shigure joins the Wings and learns the whole truth of magical girls, thus bringing the first act to a close.
The next part begins sometime after Shigure has settled into the Magius. She adheres faithfully to the Magius's rules of concealing one's identity...to her detriment. Other girls, even ones as withdrawn as Shigure, make friends and go against policy to secretly hang out after their Magius duties; meanwhile, Shigure struggles with making friends with people whose faces she doesn't even know. One girl, however, stubbornly insists on talking to Shigure at the end of each day...but Shigure doesn't really know how to handle her and brushes her off. (Hagumu knows that Shigure really does want friends, but doesn't know how to go about it - the two are kindred spirits in that regard - but Hagumu fears she's annoying Shigure...)
One fateful day, as Shigure walks home from school, she sees one of the queen bees from class (who had been insulting the class president) under a Witch's thrall, traversing the streets of Kamihama. Shigure pursues her to an abandoned building, and finds the girl about commit suicide while muttering about how her life is shallow - people say horrible things about her, as does she to them; all they care about is appearances...so what's the point of living...? There isn't one, is there...? But before the girl can take her thoughts to their horrible conclusion, Shigure knocks her out, which leaves the mighty Witch. Shigure is terrified of fighting it...but she forces herself into the Labyrinth anyway. She's terribly outgunned, and on the verge of defeat, but in her most dire moment, a strange-but-familiar magical girl shows up; they work together, and with Shigure serving as distraction, the new girl quickly dispatches the witch with just one swing of her massive sword.
Afterwards, the stranger praises Shigure for saving the classmates's life; Shigure basks in this, but when the classmate comes to, she blows off Shigure helping her (having no memory of how she got here) and says a cutting comment about how Shigure can actually talk after all, before the girl awkwardly excuses herself and walks away. While that experience stings, the hurt is quickly eased by the stranger being very kind to Shigure. Shigure soon recognizes the girl as one of her fellow Black Feathers, and they formally introduce themselves to each other, with Hagumu eagerly taking Shigure's hands - and so the second act ends with Shigure remarking on the warmth of Hagumu's hands.
While Shigure and Hagumu find refuge in each other, they grow jaded with the world around them throughout the final part of the story. The pressure increases as Shigure's mom calls out Shigure for coming home so late all the time, while Hagumu's theater clubmates diss her for taking so long on making costumes and props. The reason Shigure and Hagumu both so late is because of all the work they do for the Magius, which eats up more and more of their time, but their classmates and loved ones would never understand if they told them. They commiserate together, talking about how two of them go out fighting to save people's lives every day, but their accomplishments remain unknown - even the girl whose life Shigure saved never mentioned it to Shigure again. If only people knew what magical girls were doing every day, they would realize just how amazing Shigure and Hagumu are - and how superior they are as human beings, too.
And this opens them up to Touka introducing Magical Girl Supremacy on one fateful day when Touka and Nemu just so happen to walk in on the two of them in Fendt Hope. In the ad hoc lecture, Touka outlines the ideology, saying that on every level, magical girls are superior to ordinary humans in every way. Magical girls, being the current pinnacle of human evolution and the ones to advance society, should therefore be the ones to lead it as well. To Shigure and Hagumu, neglected and downtrodden as they are, the idea that they are better beings than humans is music to their ears - and they have full faith that the Magius are the ones who can see this ideology become reality. They take each other's hands and agree to work together to make magical supremacy come to pass, no matter what the cost may be...even as everything in Arc 1 turns out as it does, and the Wings find themselves abandoned by their leaders.
Even so, Shigure and Hagumu refuse to give up. They refuse to see a future without magical girl supremacy, without their leaders. And so we end with Shigure and Hagumu forming the Neo-Magius, thus setting the story of Arc 2 in motion.
- The Flower That Blooms in a Hollow Heart
- Angels on the Road ~Reindeer Santa Prospering Season~
- Dependence Blue
- Where is Ashley Taylor's Japanese Horror!?
- Kamihama Armageddon
- Kagura San Wants to Be Honest
- Miyuri Yukari on Practice!
Powers and Abilities
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- The kanji in her last name mean "shrine" (宮) and "tail" (尾), respectively.
- The kanji in her first name mean "time" (時) and "rain" (雨), respectively. Together it means a late autumn rain shower.
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|This person is bright, gentle, and a smile seems to suit them,
Someone who can talk to lots of people who are completely different from me. But sometimes I noticed that that smiling face seemed to be lonely and crying.We're together, because you're here together with me. The hand I held was very warm.
|**Unique to Shigure Miyabi**
I don't want to talk, I don't want to listen, I don't want to see with my eyes either.
In a moment like that, avert your eyes and plunge yourself into the screen as much as possible. Hit the keys like a mindless robot, pouring code in.When a real robot moves, it remembers it was human once.
|Because I have a purpose that I can't give up, I have a desire to share with you.
The girls really collide with each other. “Huh, that’s interesting... but the game has to be like this...!”“Next time... I won’t hold back... Instructor…!”
|A merciless word from her peers shot through her brain. Until now, she realised that she was denied and that her hobby was special, which she had taken for granted. "Miyu...Miyu just trains to kick with her legs!"
|Those cold true intentions melt in the hot water, and hot feelings change to steam. The rising emotions wiped away the haze in front of me and exposed my naked self. I'm sure that the coldness and warmth that you feel when you touch those messy feelings are fake. The only thing that is true is that we are wet with regrettable tears.
|"Let's all come back to buy and eat treats again. Next time, we'll treat you as an instructor ★."
"That's fine, but I don't have the motivation to pay for it." "Why don't we show how much we've grown and impress the instructor again?""...ok. However, the next one is limited up to 300 yen per person...”
|'Is faint hope the cruel result of the miserable?'
Is the thought that had developed clinging to the inside of my chest. The precious someone who wasn't able to reach out, lies momentarily on the ground.I have no choice but to cry, no choice but to whimper. Large, small, slender, worn out.
|"I thought it was a mountain of junk, but I was surprised that it was neatly organized!"
"Well, does that robot work?" "For the time being ... I will reply when I talk to you ... but now it is under maintenance.""It seems that it also reacts to sleepiness ... Once it was awakened ..."
|"Wow...Santa and his friends kept their promise!"
The last magic of Santa's reindeer that's departed beyond the stars. The colors of freshly caught stardust, delivered to those who walk with faith in the future.A little summer vacation created in a world without summer.
- Recording of Shigure's Transformation Video on Youtube (JP)
- Recording of Shigure's Magia Video on Youtube (JP)
- Recording of Shigure's Doppel Video on Youtube (JP)
Side Story and Costume Story Videos
- Recording of Shigure's MSS on Youtube (JP): Episode 1/3, Episode 2/3, Episode 3/3
- Recording of Shigure's MGS Video on Youtube (EN)