Uwasa of the Friendship Ending Staircase

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Uwasa of the Friendship Ending Staircase is an Uwasa that appeared in Chapter 2 of the mobile game Magia Record. It later re-appeared in Episode 2 and 3 of the anime.

Underlying Rumor

Rumor of the the Rule of Ending Friendships

Official Translation: Have you heard? Has anyone told you? The Rule of Ending Friendships. If you don't know, you'll regret it. If you don't know, bad things will happen. If you take it back, you'll be called a liar! And then this scary monster kidnaps you… You'll be stuck cleaning the stairs forever! According to the Rumor circulating among the kids in Kamihama, if you fight a friend, one of you will disappear… How scary!

Major Uwasa

MagicaRecord Breakup Staircase Rumor.png

アラもう聞いた?誰から聞いた?絶交階段のそのウワサフンだ!キライだ!ゼッコウだ!って言ったら見えないけどそこにある!もしも仲直りしようとすると、連れて行かれてサータイヘン!友達を落とした黒い少女に捕まると、無限の階段掃除をさせられちゃうって、神浜市の少女の間ではもっぱらのウワサヒーコワイ!

Uwasa of the Friendship Ending Staircase (絶交階段のウワサ, lit. Rumor of the Breakup Staircase)

EpisodesPuella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record, Magia Record Episode 3

Fan Translation "My, have you heard? Who’d you hear it from? The Rumor of the Breakup Staircase! “Ugh! I hate you! We are totally THROUGH!” Say those magic words, and you might not see her– but she can see you! Try to patch things up, and you’ll be dragged off and away! My goodness! My gosh! Get caught by the shadow girl who lost all her friends, and you’ll get stuck with cleaning duty on the stairs that never end! It’s a rumor that ALL the girls in Kamihama City are talking about. Eeeeeeeeek! SCARY!"

Official Translation: Have you heard? Has anyone told you? The Rumor of the Friendship Breaking Staircase. If you say, "Hmph! I hate you! We're over!" this staircase will appear, but you won't be able to see it. If you try to rekindle your friendship, it will take you away! All the girls in Kamihama say that a shadow girl who pushed her friend down the stairs will appear and catch you and make you clean the staircase forever. How scary!

Minor Uwasa

MagicaRecord Breakup Padlocks Rumor.png

アラもう聞いた?誰から聞いた?絶交南京錠のそのウワサ橋に岬に展望台、色んな所で絆を誓う、それが愛の南京錠!でもでもコレはセーハンタイ!鍵を開けて絆を解くヒドイ絶交南京錠!虫のように群がって、捕らえられたらもう最後絶交階段に閉じ込められちゃうって、神浜市の子供の間ではもっぱらのウワサ!モーヒドーイ!

Uwasa of the Friendship Ending Padlock (絶交南京錠のウワサ, lit. Rumor of the Breakup Padlocks)

EpisodesPuella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record, Magia Record Episode 3

Fan Translation "My, have you heard? Who’d you hear it from? The Rumor of the Breakup Padlocks! Bridges, clifftops, viewing decks– they’re just about everywhere! Those locks of love that swear an eternal bond! But these things, oh no, they’re totally the reverse! Breakup padlocks that break bonds when unlocked! They swarm around like bugs, and if they catch you, that’s the end. You’ll be locked up in the Breakup Stairs! It’s a rumor that ALL the kids in Kamihama City are talking about. Talk about AWFUL!"

Official Translation Have you heard? Has anyone told you? The Rumor of the Friendship Breaking Padlock. Many couples and friends put padlocks on bridges, capes, and observatories as a symbol of their bond. But what happens if you do the opposite and break it? The Friendship Breaking Padlock is there to destroy such bonds. It will swarm about and capture you, and that will be the end of you! According to the kids in Kamihama, it will lock you up in the Friendship Breaking Staircase! How horrible!

In the Anime

  • The content of Rumor was significantly changed from the game. Here's the text that was changed (It's a fan translation).

Say, have you heard? The Rumor of the Friendship Breaking Staircase! It is a stairway that goes from the fourth floor to the roof, on the north side of the east wing of Kamihama City University Affiliated Secondary School! If you write your name on the sixth step and the name of the person you want to cut off the relation on the seventh step, that will be the certificate of Friendship Breaking. You'll be accepted to break off that relation through all eternity by the certificate. Just in case, conditionally, if by any chance you tries to make up after that, the one who apologized will be kidnapped by the chain monsters and trapped inside the Friendship Ending Staircase, doomed to clean its endless steps for eternity. It's a hot Rumor among the students!

  • The name of the underlying Rumor was changed from the Rule of Ending Friendships to the Friendship Ending Staircase.
  • In the game, it was a Rumor about a specific behavior in Shinsei ward. In the anime, it was limited to the staircase of the Kamihama City University Affiliated School.
  • In the game, there are depictions of brainwashing of victims who violated the Rumor rules. However, there aren't such depictions in the anime.
  • The Uwasa and its barrier were redesigned by J・A・Seazer.
    • In the design note, it is named "Dragon-God Staircase".
    • In the anime, it appears that there isn't the black humanoid who acts as the bell-ringer, and the Uwasa's bell seems to be ringing by itself. Also, the Minor Uwasa seem to be produced from the bell of the Major Uwasa.
    • The Uwasa's barrier in the anime is a cloudy space, unlike the barrier in the game, which was characterized by a sunset. It appears to be formed in the sky clouds above the school.
      • The sound effect of the barrier collapsing sounds to be different from that of the Witches.
  • In Episode2, the shadows of Uwasa are called the chain witch.
    • They are voiced by the members of Experimental Laboratory of Theatre ◎ Universal Gravitation (演劇実験室◎万有引力) that is organized by J・A・Seazer.

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