|Japanese Name||(眞尾ひみか) Mao Himika|
|Voiced by||Japanese: Naomi Ōzora|
Himika Mao is a playable character in the 2017 mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record. She first appeared as a cameo in the accompanying manga Magia☆Report. In-game, she did not appear until the release of Konoha Shizumi's sidestory in October 2017 and was not made playable until April 2018.
- Age: 13
- Height: 154cm
- Eye colour: Red
- Hair colour: Brown
- Soul Gem: Red orb on her belt
- Weapon: Hammer with a fist as the head
- Wish: To cure her father's illness (exact wording unknown)
- Witch form: Bond Bomb
- Japanese pronoun: watashi (私)
- Known relatives: 6 younger siblings
- School: Daito Academy, Seventh grade
A strong-willed merchant and magical girl. The first-born daughter in a family of eight, since the passing of their mother, she supports the family alongside her father. She feels that living with family gives an irreplaceable happiness. Her family's finances are always in a dire strait, therefore whenever there's a chance she'll try anything to earn even small change.
The Doppel of dissolution. Its form is bonds. This Doppel changes its master’s ego into a sphere. The bonds and divides between her and her family become snakes tightly binding the sphere, which she forcibly attempts to keep in place. It wants to be free, but the snakes wrapped around it are also what allow it to maintain its spherical form. If it shook itself free, it would burst apart and disappear, but the master of this emotion will never allow that.
The following is a summary posted on 4chan's /pmmm/ general by Summary Anon.
Himika MSS summary arranged in chronological order:
Himika, 13 years old, is the eldest child in the family of 8, consisting of her father, 4 daughters and 3 sons. Although they live in a small house and barely manage to get by, the family is very close.
Unfortunately, her father went down with a disease and needed time to heal before getting back to work. Himika's younger siblings read about a blue flower that cures all diseases and wanted to get one for their father. However, this flower is from a fairy tale, but Himika did not want to put the enthusiasm of the younger ones down, so she made a white lie and bought a blue flower which they gave to the father.
At first, everyone is happy. The father is touched by the children's consideration and love and the children's belief their dad will get better. But as we all know, time is needed to cure disease, and her father began to wallop in despair as he is not recovering and felt that he is disappointing his children, even secretly shedding tears while the younger ones began to argue between themselves, some believing that they lack the right amount, some believing that they do not have the right one and some thinking everything is a hoax. One of the younger brothers berates Himeka for giving everyone false hope and causing the family to collapse. The already guilty and heavily pressured Himeka broke down and fled from home.
As she ran, she bumped into Kokoro and began to suffer an emotional breakdown as she apologizes, Kokoro gently advises Himeka to release all her pent up emotions and she cries her heart out. As she needs a listening ear, the sobbing Himeka tells Kokoro of her story and her guilt for tearing the family apart. After listening, Kokoro shares her own family story, and tells Himeka how she also pent and locked up her emotions for her family and almost broke. It was then a friend told her there is no need to carry everything by herself and she should let loose now and then.
Kokoro took that advice by heart and realized she can see more when she takes a step back, effectively making choices that actually help the family improve their relationship with each other. While she thinks Himeka is a good sister, carrying all the burden and penning up emotions is not healthy and she should share them. Himeka took Kokoro's advice by heart and manages to not only mend relations, but the bonds of the family become even stronger. It should be noted that Kyubey has eavesdropped on the whole conversation.
Alas, the family once again meet up with troubles. The long stay in the hospital led to a financial crisis which threatens to tear the family apart. Kyubey approaches Himeka and she contracts: Her dad recovers and gets a stable job while clearing all debts. It is back to scratch for them.
Back in present, Himeka is helping out in the flowershop Konomi is working at and is returning home when she met Kokoro by chance. They have become close friends since then and Himeka's younger siblings have taken a liking to Kokoro as well. She invites her to her place since she needs tips on knitting which Kokoro taught her, and the latter accepts the invitation.
Back home, the pair are greeted by all the younger siblings and Ayame. It seems the Azalea sisters also have become close friends. Ayame is here since she heard that Himeka is familiar with mountains and she wanted to look for the blue flower which heals all diseases for Konoha and Hazuki since they were hospitalized after eating Konoha's cooking. Remembering her past mistakes, Himeka manages to convince Ayame that the flower is just a fairy tale, but they can pluck flowers from mountains as gifts for Ayame's sisters. Ayame happily accepts, and Kokoro tags along since she is the actual one familiar with the mountains.
Ayame is having a great time with the kids and Himeka smiles happily at how her siblings have matured and are having a great time. She then tells Kokoro about the circumstances under which she contracted, and thanks her for being there when she messed up with the flower. She secretly thinks that Kokoro is like an elder sister to her, but this is too embarrassing to say out loud. In the end, they couldn't find any blue flowers, but Himeka tells the dejected Ayame that she has a solution.
Using the dyeing techniques she learned from Konomi, the 9 of them dyed the whites flowers blue. Konoha and Hazuki are overjoyed with the gifts and are happy to see Ayame's growth while Himeka manages to earn extra bucks since the home made dyed flowers are popular with costumers of the flower shop. Her siblings even manage to find a way to dye the flowers rainbow. The story ends with her thinking what is most important is for the family to be together for each other no matter in good or bad times.
- The characters of her last name mean "truth" (眞) and "tail" (尾) respectively.
- Her illustrator is PAPA, artist of The Veranda of Madoka and Magia Report
- It took her about nine months to be playable since her first appearance in Magia Report
|Card||Effect||Cooldown||Eng Text||Jap Text|
CC Gain UP [I]
(Not applicable as Support equipment)
Max Limit Break:
CC Gain Up [II]
(Not applicable as Support equipment)
|Passive||**Unique to Himika Mao**
CLINK...This is the sound of 1 yen...
CLINK...This is the sound of 50 yen... CLINK....This is the sound of 10 yen... CLINK...This is the sound of 5 yen... CLINK...This is the sound of 1 yen... CLINK...Th-this is...the sound of 500 yen!! Himika understands it. That trivial difference
チャリン…これは５０円の音… チャリン…これは１０円の音… チャリン…これは５円の音… チャリン…これは１円の音… チャリン…こ、これは…ご、５００円の音！！ ひみかには分かる。その些細な違いが
Defense UP [III] & Negative Status Effect Resistance UP [II]
Max Limit Break:
Defense UP [IV] & Negative Status Effect Resistance UP [III]
|Passive||"Whaa! This is the best!! Let's eat!"
"Aah! Awesome!! Even I'm hungry! "
"Yes yes, don't fight! I'll cook it right away."
(I can't tell them I ate before them...)