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{{nihongo|'''Kamihama City'''|神浜市|Kamihama-shi}} is a city where the story of ''[[Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record]]'' takes place. The city consists of 9 wards and has recently undergone a rapid development. Part of the city consist of traditional landmarks such as old town, castle, and shrines. Skyscraper could also be seen in central of the city.
 
{{nihongo|'''Kamihama City'''|神浜市|Kamihama-shi}} is a city where the story of ''[[Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record]]'' takes place. The city consists of 9 wards and has recently undergone a rapid development. Part of the city consist of traditional landmarks such as old town, castle, and shrines. Skyscraper could also be seen in central of the city.
  
[[File:Kamihama Map.png|500px|thumb|right|Map of Kamihama]]
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[[File:Kamihama Map with captions (translated).png|500px|thumb|right|Map of Kamihama. Wards, in top-down order from left to right: Hokuyo (bright pink), Shinsei (magenta), Mizuna (blue), Sakae (bright green), Sankyo (aqua blue), Chuo (olive green), Minagi (purple), Kosho (orange), and Daito (bright pink); note there are a few errors, see [[Talk:Kamihama City#Map|the talk page]]]]
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== History ==
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As explained in [[Magia Record Episode 4: This Isn't the Past|episode 4]]: According to a legend regarding Mizuna Ward, in the days when daimyo held power, a local commoner man and a noblewoman living in Mizuna Castle fell in love despite their inequal status. The woman's jealous fiance murdered the man. The woman mourned him greatly and visited a local shrine every night to pray to meet her dead lover once again. After 1,500 nights, and after sacrificing the lives of everyone else who lived in the castle town, her prayers were answered and she was reunited with her lover.
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== Geography ==
 
== Geography ==
  
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* [[Schools#Mizuna Girls' School|Mizuna Girls' School]]
 
* [[Schools#Mizuna Girls' School|Mizuna Girls' School]]
 
* [[Magia Record Main Story Chapter 3|Mizuna Shrine]] (Summoning Shrine)
 
* [[Magia Record Main Story Chapter 3|Mizuna Shrine]] (Summoning Shrine)
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* PoranoMarket (grocery store)
  
 
=== Sankyō ward ===
 
=== Sankyō ward ===
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* [[Schools#Daito Academy|Daitō Academy]]
 
* [[Schools#Daito Academy|Daitō Academy]]
* [[Bye Bye, See You Tomorrow ~Memories of the Kamihama Large Residential Complex~|Kamihama Residential Complex]]
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* [[Magia Record Story Bye Bye, See You Tomorrow ~Memories of the Kamihama Large Residential Complex~|Kamihama Residential Complex]]
  
=== Minagi ward ===
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=== Minaminagi ward ===
  
{{nihongo|'''Minagi ward'''|南凪区|Minagi-ku}} is a ward located in the southern part of the city.
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{{nihongo|'''Minaminagi ward'''|南凪区|Minaminagi-ku}} is a ward located in the southern part of the city.
  
* [[Schools#Minagi Freedom School|Minagi Freedom School]]
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* Hotel Minaminagi Sea
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* [[Schools#Minaminagi Liberty Academy|Minaminagi Liberty Academy]]
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* Convention Center
  
 
=== Hokuyō ward ===
 
=== Hokuyō ward ===
  
{{nihongo|'''Hokuyō ward'''|北養区|Hokuyō-ku}} is a ward located in the northern part of the city. This ward has not yet been appeared in the story, and nothing is known about this ward at the moment.
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{{nihongo|'''Hokuyō ward'''|北養区|Hokuyō-ku}} is a ward located in the northern part of the city. This ward is home to the city's upper class and wealthier residents. It is shown that [[Touka Satomi]]'s family lives here, and this is also where {{Spoiler|the main headquarters of the Magius is located.}}
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* [[Schools#St. Lilliana Academy|St. Lilliana Academy]]
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* Hotel Fenthope (NA: Fendt Hope)
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=== Unknown Locations ===
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*Abandoned amusement part
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*Abandoned prison
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*Mall
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* The [[Mirror Witch|Mirror Witch's]] Labyrinth: The Mirror Witch was lured to an abandoned house on Kamihama's east side (ward unknown), where it now permanently resides.
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=== Outside Kamihama City ===
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* According to the map exhibited on the Anime Japan 2019, [[Magia Record Episode 1: Have You Heard? That Rumor About the Magical Girls | Takarazaki City]] is located west of this city and [[Mitakihara City]] is located northwest of this city, but it is unknown if the three cities are contiguous.
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==Gallery==
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<gallery widths=150px>
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File:KamihamaCleanMap.png|The basic city map used in the game, normally annotated in some way
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File:101803_bigmap.jpg
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File:Kamihama Map.png
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File:55487314 2250366075022884 2825273278795350016 n.png
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File:Kamihama City anime.jpg|A more detailed view of Kamihama from the anime.
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File:Kamihama metro.png|A depiction of the metro system in Kamihama.
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File:Kamihama wards.png|Translated map of Kamihama depicting some of the ward boundaries.
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File:Atlas Kamihama.png|A more accurate fanmade map of Kamihama made by Heidosommer
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</gallery>
  
 
==Trivia==  
 
==Trivia==  
 
* The name Kamihama ''(神浜)'' likely originates from combining the Kanji names of two major Japanese cities: [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe Kobe] ''('''''神'''''戸)'' and [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokohama Yokohama] ''(横'''''浜''''')''.
 
* The name Kamihama ''(神浜)'' likely originates from combining the Kanji names of two major Japanese cities: [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kobe Kobe] ''('''''神'''''戸)'' and [https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yokohama Yokohama] ''(横'''''浜''''')''.
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** It may also be a combination of the terms "[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kami kami]" (神), a spirit in Japanese Shintoism, and "hama" (破魔), meaning "exorcism", the expulsion or defeat of evil spirits.
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*** This would be an obvious reference to needing to defeat [[Rumor|Rumors]], the ability of magical girls to summon their [[Witch]] forms as Doppels, and the city's status as the beginning of the efforts to erase Witches and Witchification from the Magical Girl system.
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*** "Hama" (破魔) can also refer to a decorative bow or arrow (the weapon of both Madoka Kaname and Iroha Tamaki) that acts as a ward against evil.
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** Some of the cityscapes of Kamihama City seem to [http://blog.livedoor.jp/itase_rbmld2/archives/5154877.html reference the real one of the cities] of Kobe and Yokohama.
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*The metro system of Kamihama is similar to that of [[wikipedia:Robert Moses|Robert Moses]], and how he strategically isolated parts of New York from public transport, parks, museums, etc. Kamihama's design is a more simplistic version, but it reflects real efforts in urban planning to discriminate against poor communities in the American 1930-60s. Infrastructure was literally built so as to isolate poor communities from public utilities and such. Everything from highway construction to dump locations to inconsistent bridge heights has been used historically.
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Revision as of 01:23, 17 July 2022

Kamihama City (神浜市 Kamihama-shi) is a city where the story of Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record takes place. The city consists of 9 wards and has recently undergone a rapid development. Part of the city consist of traditional landmarks such as old town, castle, and shrines. Skyscraper could also be seen in central of the city.

Map of Kamihama. Wards, in top-down order from left to right: Hokuyo (bright pink), Shinsei (magenta), Mizuna (blue), Sakae (bright green), Sankyo (aqua blue), Chuo (olive green), Minagi (purple), Kosho (orange), and Daito (bright pink); note there are a few errors, see the talk page

History

As explained in episode 4: According to a legend regarding Mizuna Ward, in the days when daimyo held power, a local commoner man and a noblewoman living in Mizuna Castle fell in love despite their inequal status. The woman's jealous fiance murdered the man. The woman mourned him greatly and visited a local shrine every night to pray to meet her dead lover once again. After 1,500 nights, and after sacrificing the lives of everyone else who lived in the castle town, her prayers were answered and she was reunited with her lover.

Geography

Kamihama City consist of 9 wards.

Shinsei ward

Shinsei ward (新西区 Shinsei-ku) is a ward located in the western part of the city.

Mizuna ward

Mizuna ward (水名区 Mizuna-ku) is a ward located in the western part of the city and consist of traditional landmarks such as old town, castle and shrines.

Sankyō ward

Sankyō ward (参京区 Sankyō-ku) is one of 9 wards in Kamihama City.

Chūō ward

Chūō ward (中央区 Chūō-ku) is a ward located in the central part of the city.

Sakae ward

Sakae ward (栄区 Sakae-ku) is a shopping district ward.

Kōshō ward

Kōshō ward (工匠区 Kōshō-ku) is a ward located in the eastern part of the city.

Daitō ward

Daitō ward (大東区 Daitō-ku) is a ward located in the eastern part of the city.

Minaminagi ward

Minaminagi ward (南凪区 Minaminagi-ku) is a ward located in the southern part of the city.

Hokuyō ward

Hokuyō ward (北養区 Hokuyō-ku) is a ward located in the northern part of the city. This ward is home to the city's upper class and wealthier residents. It is shown that Touka Satomi's family lives here, and this is also where the main headquarters of the Magius is located.

Unknown Locations

  • Abandoned amusement part
  • Abandoned prison
  • Mall
  • The Mirror Witch's Labyrinth: The Mirror Witch was lured to an abandoned house on Kamihama's east side (ward unknown), where it now permanently resides.

Outside Kamihama City

  • According to the map exhibited on the Anime Japan 2019, Takarazaki City is located west of this city and Mitakihara City is located northwest of this city, but it is unknown if the three cities are contiguous.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The name Kamihama (神浜) likely originates from combining the Kanji names of two major Japanese cities: Kobe (戸) and Yokohama (横).
    • It may also be a combination of the terms "kami" (神), a spirit in Japanese Shintoism, and "hama" (破魔), meaning "exorcism", the expulsion or defeat of evil spirits.
      • This would be an obvious reference to needing to defeat Rumors, the ability of magical girls to summon their Witch forms as Doppels, and the city's status as the beginning of the efforts to erase Witches and Witchification from the Magical Girl system.
      • "Hama" (破魔) can also refer to a decorative bow or arrow (the weapon of both Madoka Kaname and Iroha Tamaki) that acts as a ward against evil.
    • Some of the cityscapes of Kamihama City seem to reference the real one of the cities of Kobe and Yokohama.
  • The metro system of Kamihama is similar to that of Robert Moses, and how he strategically isolated parts of New York from public transport, parks, museums, etc. Kamihama's design is a more simplistic version, but it reflects real efforts in urban planning to discriminate against poor communities in the American 1930-60s. Infrastructure was literally built so as to isolate poor communities from public utilities and such. Everything from highway construction to dump locations to inconsistent bridge heights has been used historically.