|Japanese Name||夏目 かこ (Natsume Kako)|
|Voiced by||Japanese: Eri Suzuki
English: Deneen Melody
Kako Natsume is one of the original characters of the 2017 mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record
- 1 General Info
- 2 Game Info
- 3 Summary
- 4 Event Appearances
- 5 Abilities
- 6 Etymology
- 7 Trivia
- 8 Gallery
- 9 Memoria Cards
- 10 External links
- Age: 13
- Height: 150cm
- Eye colour: Green
- Hair colour: Green
- Origins: Shinsei Ward
- Soul Gem: Green open book (ribbon at her throat)
- Weapon: Spear (Tip is squared)
- Wish: "I want to bring back my family's happiness! I want things like they were before... I want Natsume Library back!"
- Ability: Reproduction (Repeat what happened in front of you within the limits of your magic)
- Witch form: Andreana
- Japanese pronoun: watashi (私)
- School: Kamihama City University Affiliated School, Seventh Grade
|Spirit Enhancement Data|
Kako is a bookworm and the only daughter of the family that runs Natsume Books, a used book store in Kamihama. Her mother is a Japanese teacher. Kako's a softy, never acting selfishly, but that doesn't mean she doesn't make herself completely clear when she has to.
The Doppel of mistaken steps. Its form is cutting. The master of this emotion fears her Doppel, as it unreservedly swings its blade to chop up everything in sight– even her precious books. Inwardly, though, she also feels a sense of release that she can’t quite describe. Unlike its ever-fearful master, the manifested Doppel chops with its guillotine without ever stopping to think. In addition to its target’s physical body, it shreds any and all magical connections they have. This Doppel can only attack physically from very close range, and sometimes slashes at its allies by mistake, so it tends to leave itself open to attack. But the master of this emotion cannot control it, and so can only remain frozen in fear.
- The term used for her Doppel's nature is "Imiashii", which is a sumo term for when a sumo wrestler attacks too aggressively and steps out of the ring.
In Kako's narration, she introduces herself as a thirteen year old girl whose family runs a bookshop called "Natsume Library." Her father runs the bookshop, and her mother teaches middle school Japanese classes. Kako narrates she is an ardent booklover. She tells her father the novel he recommended, Furuyashiki Daihachirou's "The Melancholy of a Sugar Glider" was so good she read it in one sitting. Her father recommends another book by the same author called "The Trembling of a Flying Squirrel". Kako enjoyed her life of books until one day everything changed. She sees her father talking on the phone, talking about the bookstore he inherited from his father.
It turns out that a land shark was looking to take Natsume Library, which was the last shop left in the district, and build a mansion over the area. Kako's father had no intention of selling and tells Kako it will be alright. Her father then went around, getting support against the buyer. He initially meets some success, but then he met with harassment. One day Kako finds one of her father's flyers, made to oppose the construction, torn up in front of her shop. She also finds her parent's are fighting, though her father said not to worry. Then one day, the bookstore, which was also their house, burned down. Kako had to restrain her father as he tried to run to the house.
Kako then narrates she saw the culprit. On the day of the fire, she came home from school and picked up the pieces of a poster that was torn up. She then saw a figure in the alleyway next to the house, setting fire to the place. It was a man wearing a long hat and a mask. Kako could only watch in stunned silence. When she decided to leave quietly and get her parents, she was stopped by the man. Barely able to speak, all she could think was that the man was not normal. The man stares at Kako for awhile and then leaves. When Kako returns to her senses, she saw the fire went out of control.
Kako tells everything to her parents and the police. Her parents are just happy she's alright. However, Kako regrets her lack of action. After her family found a temporary home to live in, she returns to the bookstore's ruins thinking she could have done something. Then she sees a girl with a certain white creature. The girl is surprised to find Kako can see Kyubey, and Kako is surprised to find Kyubey talks and knows her name. The girl says it's late, so they can talk another day.
Kako asks around the neighborhood about the girl, but she doesn't get any leads. Then, one day, the girl appears in front of her. She introduces herself as Nanaka Tokiwa. Kyubey introduces himself as well. Nanaka asks if the burnt bookshop was Kako's. When Kako says yes, Nanaka says she heard it was arson and asks if they found the culprit. Kako says they haven't, and Nanaka asks if Kako wants to catch him. Kako, thinking Nanaka means the police, says yes. Kyubey then offers her a contract. Nanaka explains about magical girls. Nanaka believes, based on research from herself and her allies, that the fire at Kako's home was started by a witch. Kako asks if she can catch the culprit if she becomes a magical girl. Kyubey says she can even wish to go back to her old way of life, if she wanted. Nanaka then asks Kako if she has the resolve to risk her life, explaining that fighting witches are dangerous. She tells Kako she has to decide for herself whether to become a magical girl or not.
Kako asks Nanaka what she would do in her position. Nanaka says if it helps achieve her goals she would not hesitate. Nanaka and Kyubey then leave. Kyubey's parting words are that Kako has potential. Kako narrates that ever since she met Nanaka, she couldn't stop thinking she has the chance to fix everything. She wonders if she should do nothing, just like when she did nothing on the day of the fire. She also notices her father has been despondent lately. Kako realizes she's frustrated with herself, but isn't sure she can risk her life. One day, she returns to her bookstore and finds herself in a barrier.
Kako is attacked by a familiar but is saved by Nanaka. Nanaka tells Kako to take deep breaths before explaining the situation. A band of familiars surround the girls. Nanaka says she will fight them, regardless of how many there are. She says that one must carve their destiny with their own hands. Telling Kako to stay back as she attacks. Kako notes that as Nanaka fought she became overwhelmed by her enemies' numbers. Kyubey says Nanaka will be beaten at this rate, and the familiars will turn on Kako next. He offers Kako the chance to become a magical girl and help Nanaka. Nanaka contacts Kako telepathically and says she doesn't need to worry about her. Nanaka says Kako must decide what to do for herself, not for Nanaka's well being. Nanaka is then hit by a familiar, but Kyubey says she's still holding on. Finally Kako makes her wish: To restore her family's happiness and bookstore. As Kyubey creates her Soul Gem, Kako says she won't run away anymore and that she'll fight back.
Together, Nanaka and Kako defeat the familiars. The barrier disappears and Nanaka thinks the witch let them out. Kako is shocked to find that her house and shop are fixed. Nanaka tells Kako that she can go ahead and reacquaint herself with what she lost. Kako apologizes for leaving so soon, and thanks Nanaka. Nanaka says that this was Kako's own decision. After Kako leaves, Kyubey asks if Nanaka was only pretending to lose, to force Kako into making a decision. Nanaka chuckles and says she's hardly that skillful, and indeed she was losing. She says this outcome is the fate Kako chose herself. Kako runs into her restored house and greets her parents. Kako then sneezes, saying she felt a shiver go up her spine.
(Kako's story is continued in Nanaka's Side Story.)
- And So The Azalea Blooms.
- Cross Connection
- We Invite You to a Delightful Halloween!
- Happy New Year at the Mizuna Shrine!
- Scattered Flowers Melancholy Chapter
- Rumors in Disguise (As a Rumor)
- The characters of her last name mean "summer" (夏) and "eye" (目), respectively. This spelling is the same as in the name of Natsume Souseki, a famous Japanese writer. Considering Kako likes to read books and wished for the recovery of her library, this is an interesting connection.
- Her illustrator is "Shino"
- According to a tweet by Shino, as well as comments in the MagiReco Archive, Vol. 1, her weapon is a bookmark.
- Kako's halloween outfit is the same as the one Madoka wears in this promotional image.
- Her Doppel was hinted at in Madoka's chapter of the A la Carte Valentine event.
Kako as part of the Kamiha☆Magica Idol group.
|Card||Effect||Cooldown||Eng Text||Jap Text|
Damage Cut [II]
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Damage Cut [III]
Max Limit Break:
|"Paradise in my eyes is when books lie in heaped piles around me, and tea and snacks within sight. I turn the pages gradually, not wanting to rush this lovely moment...!"||「たくさんの本と、目の前にはお茶とお菓子。|
Draw Accele Disks
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Draw Accele Disks
Max Limit Break:
|**Unique to Kako Natsume**
She loves reading and resides in "Natsume Books". Whenever she is at home or the library, she buries herself in words and loses all track of time. A life spent in the company of books is her personal paradise.
Critical Rate Up [III] & Attack Up[III]
Max Limit Break:
Critical Rate Up [IV] & Attack Up[IV]
|Passive||I get so excited before I go out! What'm I gonna do today with those two? We'll meet up and play, right? And then, you know! Oooh, it'll be sooo fun! But this feeling makes my heart hurt... I remember before I was a Magical Girl, it was like this every day...||出かける前からワクワクすんの！今日はふたりと何しよかなーって！|
|Max Limit Break:
Damage UP [VI] (Self / 3 T)
|Max Limit Break:
|Four girls who were led by chance to meet on the brink of misfortune.
They gather their blades together for the sake of confronting and defeating a common enemy. Although they were born and raised differently, there are definitely points where they overlap. They will push forward until the target is destroyed, an alliance of revenge.
共通する敵を倒すために、刃を揃えて立ち向かう 生まれも育ちも違うけれど、重なり合う点は確かにある 標的を滅するまで突き進む、復讐の同盟
- Official Magia Record Website - Japanese
- Official Magia Record Website - English
- Gamepress' character page