Manaka Kurumi

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Manaka Kurumi
Manaka profile.png
Japanese Name 胡桃 まなか (Kurumi Manaka)
Voiced by Japanese: Aya Suzaki
ID No: 3009
Release Date (JP): August 22, 2017
Release Date (NA): June 25, 2019

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

General Info

Physical Features
Age 14
Eye colour Dark orange
Hair colour Reddish orange
Height 154cm
Soul Gem Orange carrot (rim of chef's hat)
Weapon Frying pan
Witch Form Carmela
Powers and Abilities Propagation (Advertising ability. The aftermath damage of an attack is spread to its surroundings.)
Wish “Chance! I want a chance! Give me the chance to spread our restaurant’s flavors!”
Japanese pronoun Manaka (まなか)
Known relatives Unnamed father
Origins Hokuyo Ward
School Mizuna Girls' School, Eighth Grade
Affiliation Kamihama Magia Union

Game Info

Stats, Connect, Magia Data
Rarity Final Lv Type Attribute

2★→ 5★



Attribute flame.png


Initial 3303 953 1240

Max at ★2 10569 3049 3968
Max at ★3 13396 3865 5032
Max at ★4 17625 5086 6624
Max at ★5 21860 6316 8212

Max SE 24949 7811 10014
Disk accele.png Disk accele.png Disk blast vertical.png Disk charge.png Disk charge.png
Icon skill 1078.png Connect: I'll Bring out the flavor!

★2 HP Restore [III] & Attack UP [III]
★3 HP Restore [V] & Attack UP [V]
★4 HP Restore [VII] & Attack UP [VII]
★5 HP Restore [IX] & Attack UP [IX]
{{{2}}} Magia: Complete Spices

★2 Damage in a Vertical Line [I] & HP Restore (All)
★3 Damage in a Vertical Line [II] & HP Restore (All)
★4 Damage in a Vertical Line [IV] & HP Restore (All) & Attack UP (All / 3 T)
★5 Damage in a Vertical Line [VI] & HP Restore (All) & Attack UP (All / 3 T)
{{{2}}} Doppel: Carmela

★5 Damage in a Vertical Line [VIII] & HP Restore (All) & Attack UP (All / 3 T)
Spirit Enhancement Data
Max Stat Bonuses
HP ATK DEF Accele Blast Charge

2★ +4% +3% +5% +4% +2% +4%
3★ +5% +4% +6% +5% +3% +5%
4★ +6% +5% +7% +6% +4% +6%
5★ +7% +6% +8% +7% +5% +7%

SE +7% +6% +8% +13% +8% +17%
Spirit Enhancement

Icon skill 1216.png MP Boost MP Gain UP When Over 100 MP [II]

Icon skill 1220.png Doppel Boost Doppel Damage UP [II] & Magia Damage UP [I]

Icon skill 1216.png MP Boost MP Gain UP When Over 100 MP [II]

Icon skill 1220.png Doppel Boost Doppel Damage UP [II] & Magia Damage UP [I]

Icon skill 1214.png Technical Adept Charge Disc Damage UP [II]

Icon skill 1088.png Magia Adept Magia Damage UP [II]

Icon skill 1086.png Guard Adept Defense UP [III]

Icon skill 1129.png Regenerate Adept Regenerate HP [III]

Icon skill 1089.png Resist Adept Status Ailment Resistance UP [II]

Icon skill 1090.png Accele Adept Accele MP Gain UP [II]

Icon skill 1090.png Accele Adept Accele MP Gain UP [II]

Icon skill 1155.png Anti-Seal Magia Guaranteed Anti-Magia Seal

Icon skill 1085.png Accele Attack Up Attack UP [V] (Self / 1T) & Accele MP Gain UP [V] (Self / 1T) CD: 6 turns


A Magical Girl who is a great chef just like her father. Manaka's family runs a cozy, old-school restaurant. Her cooking is second to none, and her irritating overconfidence is her only flaw. That said, she is just proud of her hard work and has no ill intentions.

Doppel Description

Carmela, Manaka's doppel

The doppel of customer-gathering. Its form is propane. The master of this emotion is displeased with this Doppel, which can only produce poisonous meals due to the toxins that seep from its body. This Doppel uses the burners on the ends of its jellyfish-like tentacles to cook absolutely any ingredients into delicious poison meals, and forces its customers to enjoy a long stay in the seats that furnish its spherical glass head. The meals cooked by this witch have minds of their own, and are proactive in making surprise visits to customers’ stomachs, which makes it possible to enjoy one’s meal just by sitting in place. Incidentally, the meals may be poisonous, but they taste very good. But despite their taste, they make abundant use of suspiciously-produced ingredients, including mystery meat from unknown sources, moaning vegetables, and fruit that walks around on its own.

Side Story

Warning, this section contains spoilers.

Kyubey watches as Manaka makes a meal. Manaka asks if he's having fun watching her. Kyubey says it's just because Manaka has the potential to become a magical girl. Manaka narrates that her home is a Western-style restaurant named Walnuts. Manaka grew up idolizing her father, the restaurant's chef, and wants to follow in his footsteps. After Manaka finishes cooking, she realizes she's made too much. Manaka then narrates that Walnuts used to be a glamorous high end restaurant, but now only "odd-balls" come. Kyubey asks Manaka where her father went. Manaka says he left to get ingredients, prompting Kyubey ask why if he has no customers.

Manaka scolds Kyubey, calling him a tanuki. Kyubey says he isn't one, and Manaka says she was just insulting him. Kyubey offers Manaka a contract, but Manaka says she won't put her faith in "the magic of some sketchy-looking white tanuki". Manaka says she's chasing after a fresh start with her father: The entrance exam for St. Lillianna Academy. Manaka explains to Kyubey that St. Lillianna is a school filled with all kinds of prominent young women. Manaka says if she enrolls she can learn to cook like a high class lady, and make her restaurant popular in high society. Kyubey says that Manaka has a low chance of passing her entrance exam, due to her low grades.

Manaka says she knows, but explains her father believes this was the last chance for their restaurant. In fact, Manaka's father asked her if she would do this. Manaka says she can't abandon her father and resolves to study. Manaka returns to her room, causing Kyubey to ask why she's wearing her chef's coat. Manaka says it keeps her motivated, and asks Kyubey to leave. After that, Manaka tries to study, but keeps thinking of cooking.

Manaka takes the entrance exams for St. Lillianna and eagerly expects to pass. Unfortunately, she finds she only got accepted into Mizuna Girls' Academy. Kyubey offers to make her a contract. However, Manaka sees something which gives her an idea. Upon starting school at Mizuna Academy Manaka goes to the student council. She tells them she heard the student council is throwing an assembly for Mizuna and St. Lillian. She offers to make food for the party. The student council tells Manaka they already talked to a chef about it. When Manaka protests, they kick her out.

While walking home, Kyubey offers Manaka another contract. Fed up with his assistance, Manaka accepts but says she won't wish for the restaurant's success. Manaka believes the restaurant will succeed if people just had the chance to try its food, and so her wish is "Chance! I want a chance! Give me the chance to spread our restaurant’s flavors!" Time passes. A week before the inter-school assembly, the student council of Mizuna finds they chef they asked to cook for them was invited to a cooking competition. They reach out to Manaka for help, and she happily accepts. Manaka thanks Kyubey and says being a magical girl is amazing.

While preparing food for the assembly, the other cooks are surprised to find the replacement for the chef is Manaka. (The name of the replaced chef is also revealed to be Hayashi). Manaka oversees the cooking of the food, and the other cooks realize Manaka is a magnificent chef. The meal is a success, with fancy girls saying the food is even better than that of "The Heninsula". Manaka thinks that she expected this sort of success.

After the assembly, the student council allows Manaka to sell her special bentos at lunctime. They prove to be extremely popular among the students. In addition, every Thursday Manaka works as a visiting chef on St. Lillianna, where she is quite popular. Unfortunately, none of this translates to having more customers visit the restaurant. On the other hand, Manaka's father is now recieving invitations to tour as a chef. Manaka notices her father seems really happy when he goes out to tour, and wonders if he still worries about the restaurant. Manaka wonders why she even bothered trying.

Some time later, Manaka finishes selling her bentos at school. Manaka leaves one bento for herself to eat, but suddenly Sana Futaba rushes in, worn out. As Sana bemoans at how she was too late, Manaka offers her own bento. Sana is surprised Manaka can see her and asks if Manaka is a magical girl. Sana tries to explain she can only be seen by magical girls, but Manaka says that "a first-class chef never loses sight of their customers". Manaka offers her bento again, and Sana accepts. Sana says she'll come earlier tomorrow, but Manaka thinks this might be the last day she'll sell them.

When Sana asks why, Manaka explains her situation to Sana, and says she thinks she made her restaurant even more obscure. Manaka says if she isn't helping the restaurant there's no point in cooking. Sana starts to cry, and though Manaka tells her it's no big deal, Sana says it is. Sana explains that she always hated lunch break because it reminds her of how alone she is. However, this changed when she had one of Manaka's bentos. Sana says the bentos are the only thing she looks forward to at lunch and starts to cry again. Manaka asks Sana why she doesn't use her magical girl powers to buy bentos before anyone else. Sana says she doesn't think it's fair. Manaka laughs and says Sana is honest.

Sana tells Manaka she shouldn't quit what she's doing, because even if she's not helping the restaurant she's still making people happy. Sana then apologizes for eating Manaka's bento, but Manaka says she bought more food, and invites Sana to share it. Seeing Sana smile gives Manaka new motivation. The next, Manaka is back to selling bentos, and Sana is once again too late to buy one. Manaka thanks Sana for her help. Manaka notices that she forgot to sell a bento and gives it to Sana. Manaka narrates that Sana is a precious customer.

Costume Stories

Chef's Uniform
Manaka Civilian.png

Manaka is working on a new recipe when Sana Futaba stops by Walnuts for lunch. She asks if it's ok if she sits at the restaurant since it'll look like Manaka is serving an empty table to anyone who isn't a Magical Girl, but Manaka tells her not to worry. Since Sana is a friend of Manaka there's no problem in her having some lunch today. The owner is rarely at the restaurant, so they've only been opening it once a week which leaves Manaka kind of lonely. Sana assures her that the place will be filled with customers in no time so long as she keeps at it. She then notices Manaka's new chef uniform. Manaka is pleased that Sana noticed and tells her it was a gift from her father. Every time she gets a new set of chef's clothes, Manaka takes it upon herself to learn a new recipe and she wants Sana to try this particular recipe out since it was thanks to Sana that she learned to relax more and not take things so seriously. Sana cries tears of joy at hearing this and gets ready to try out Manaka's rare braised hamburger stew. But Sana notices that Manaka's new clothes have already been stained. Manaka laughs it off and tells her that stains are a sign of a chef's hard work and are to be shown proudly.


Event Appearances

Magical Girl Story Appearances

Costume Story Appearances

  • Ria Ami's winter costume side story: She assists Ria in a Valentine's voting campaign.

Powers and Abilities

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  • Manaka's given name (まなか) is a homonym with the Japanese word for "middle" or "center" (真中). Like many names used in the franchise, it is commonly used as a surname in real life.
    • It is also a homonym with one of the six types of incense categorized in kōdō, the Japanese art of appreciating fragrance. Here, manaka (真那伽) is a wood incense that originates from Malaysia, and is the only one of the collection classified as having no scent.
  • The characters of her last name mean "walnut" (胡桃), and is also the name of her family's restaurant. This is a reference to the fruits mentioned in a poem contained within Kenji Miyazawa's Kaze no Matasaburo. For other references to his work, see Kenji Miyazawa and Magia Record.


  • Her illustrator is "Kuraha", who also illustrated Tsumugi Wakana.
  • Her weapon can grow in size to almost comical proportions.
  • Manaka's weapon and Magia attack could be a reference to a scene in Puella Magi Homura Tamura, where Homura receives a frying pan as a weapon.
  • There was a glitch to her Doppel when it came out, as the effects were lacking. However, this ended up being fixed not long after.
    • Her Doppel's name currently still mistakenly lacks the first letter in its animation, making it read as "Armela". However, the name is properly spelled in the Doppel archive.
  • Her Doppel may be a reference to Carmelo, a spanish play in which the main character and other characters are suspicious of the old woman who gives them shelter in her home, believing that she plans to feed them to a lion.


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Memoria Cards

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Card Effect Cooldown EN TextJP Text
Limited Quantity! Manaka's Special Bento Box
(NA: Manaka's Special Bento Box)
Icon skill 1088.pngMagia Up
Magia Damage UP [IX] 15 turns
Max Limit Break
Magia Damage UP [X] 13 turns
**Unique to Manaka Kurumi**
Her family runs a traditional restaurant that serves up an array of taste sensations. The quality isn't diminished when packed into a bento box, hence the high volume of repeat customers. Customers who can't manage to secure one of the limited boxes come back and try again another day.
Future Three-Star Chef
(NA: Future 3 Star Chef)
Icon skill 1119.pngWeapon Adept
Normal Passive
Damage Increase [II]
Max Limit Break
Damage Increase [III]
The dishes she creates shock and delight, causing even renowned gourmet critics and famous chefs to gasp in admiration... She might be young, but her talent is just as genuine as herself.「著名なグルメ評論家、有名レストランのシェフ…。


A Place of Ease
(NA: A Comforting Place)
Icon skill 1094.pngQuell Attack
Attack DOWN [IV] (All / 1 T) 7 turns
Max Limit Break
Attack DOWN [VI] (All / 1 T) 6 turns
Bad memories, copies of me, Familiars, and Witches... It all seems far away, now that I’ve woken from that scary dream. The older girls here are kind and strong, and this place, which I found by becoming a Magical Girl, calms my heart.辛い記憶、自分の偽者、使い魔、そして魔女…

怖い夢から目が覚めた今は、すべてが遠く彼方 ここにいるのは強くて優しいお姉さんたち

A Memory Framed in a Photo
Icon skill 1085.pngInvisible Attack
??? ? turns
Max Limit Break
Attack UP [V] & Guaranteed Anti-Evade (Self / 1T) 6 turns
You turned to me, who couldn’t even face others.

I gave up my hand and you showed me all the fun and delicious things there are. Thank you for letting me know the school festival is fun.

The picture we took that day is…my most treasured memory.

諦めていた私の手を引いて楽しいことおいしいことを教えてくれた 学園祭が楽しいものだって、教えてくれてありがとう

New Product! Sakura Sweets!!
Icon skill 1155.pngH Anti-Seal Magia
Normal Passive
Max Limit Break
Chance to Anti-Magia Seal [X] & Defense UP [IV]
"It's beautiful! This isn't a dessert anymore; it's a work of art!"

"Still, the taste is exceptional. It's truly amazing that a Western restaurant in town could produce such quality."

"Yep, right! That's the power of Walnut's!"

「それでいて味も絶品。はぁ~…喜びのあまりほっぺが落ちる… 町の洋食屋がこのクオリティを出すなんて、さすがまなかです…」

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