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:{{Spoiler| As we see Yuuri laughing from the end of the previous chapter, the story suddenly returns to the present. Apparently, the flashback in the previous chapter was a vision shown to the Pleiades by the witch. Kazumi begs Airi that she doesn't want to fight, but the witch attacks her, seemingly fatally. Kazumi is then seen catching what would have been the fatal blow in her teeth, biting that part of the witch off. The influence of the Evil Nut causes Kazumi's body to change, and she attacks the witch with elongated hands, eventually breaking free from her cross. Kazumi's bell then rings, causing her to collapse and return to normal. Kazumi then tries to use her magic to turn Airi back to normal. (Although it's hard to tell, it seems like Kazumi is spitting out something when this happens). Shockingly, Airi, or more precisely, Yuuri's body comes out of the witch. Still attached to the witch, she speaks entirely in runes, repeating the final spell she attempted to use on Kazumi. At that point, Saki shoots her, freeing the other Pleiades.}}
 
:{{Spoiler| As we see Yuuri laughing from the end of the previous chapter, the story suddenly returns to the present. Apparently, the flashback in the previous chapter was a vision shown to the Pleiades by the witch. Kazumi begs Airi that she doesn't want to fight, but the witch attacks her, seemingly fatally. Kazumi is then seen catching what would have been the fatal blow in her teeth, biting that part of the witch off. The influence of the Evil Nut causes Kazumi's body to change, and she attacks the witch with elongated hands, eventually breaking free from her cross. Kazumi's bell then rings, causing her to collapse and return to normal. Kazumi then tries to use her magic to turn Airi back to normal. (Although it's hard to tell, it seems like Kazumi is spitting out something when this happens). Shockingly, Airi, or more precisely, Yuuri's body comes out of the witch. Still attached to the witch, she speaks entirely in runes, repeating the final spell she attempted to use on Kazumi. At that point, Saki shoots her, freeing the other Pleiades.}}
  
:{{Spoiler| As the magical girls gear up to attack, Kazumi protests, saying that Airi wasn't a bad person because she dedicated her life for a friend. Mirai tells Kazumi that they know, and that's why they have to kill her. Juubey then appears, telling Kazumi that Airi is no longer a magical girl, but a witch. He further states "We don't understand how, but sometimes one of these appear. Their gems go out of control." Finally, he says that it's impossible to turn witches back to normal, and the only choice is to kill them. Kazumi says there's no way she can do it. Saki says she knows, and tells Kazumi she doesn't have to dirty her hands. One by one, the Pleiades attack the witch as Kazumi begs them to stop. Finally, Satomi apologizes, saying all they can do is prevent the witch from hurting anyone. Kaoru then says only they have to carry that burden, and they'll finish this by themselves. The Pleiades are shown to clearly be as pained by this as Kazumi is. Kazumi then uses Limit Estern, aiming straight for the witch. Just before the blow hits, she says Yuuri's name. The witch is then destroyed, the spoon drops to the ground, and the barrier collapses. As Kazumi picks up the spoon, she says she'll share the burden with the Pleiades, and then cries into Umika's arms.  
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:{{Spoiler| As the magical girls gear up to attack, Kazumi protests, saying that Airi wasn't a bad person because she dedicated her life for a friend. Mirai tells Kazumi that they know, and that's why they have to kill her. Juubey then appears, telling Kazumi that Airi is no longer a magical girl, but a witch. He further states "We don't understand how, but sometimes one of these appear. Their gems go out of control." Finally, he says that it's impossible to turn witches back to normal, and the only choice is to kill them. Kazumi says there's no way she can do it. Saki says she knows, and tells Kazumi she doesn't have to dirty her hands. One by one, the Pleiades attack the witch as Kazumi begs them to stop. Finally, Satomi apologizes, saying all they can do is prevent the witch from hurting anyone. Kaoru then says only they have to carry that burden, and they'll finish this by themselves. The Pleiades are shown to clearly be as pained by this as Kazumi is. Kazumi then uses Limit Estern, aiming straight for the witch. Just before the blow hits, she says Yuuri's name. The witch is then destroyed, the spoon drops to the ground, and the barrier collapses. As Kazumi picks up the spoon, she says she'll share the burden with the Pleiades, and then cries into Umika's arms.}}
  
 
:{{Spoiler| Kazumi is then seen walking back home with Umika and Kaoru. She tells them to go home ahead of her, saying she wants to be alone. Kazumi then notices none other than Souichirou Tachibana, closing his shop. Her serves her a bucket of parfait, much to her delight, and reveals that he was the made the manager of a new store. Kazumi then has a vision of Airi and Yuuri enjoying the parfait, prompting her to suggest that Souichirou should put the desert on the menu. Souchirou declines, saying it's not profitable. As Kazumi continues to eat, she suddenly begins crying, saying that Yuuri and Airi couldn't have eaten this. Eventually she falls alseep. Souchirou pulls a blanket over her and puts the parfait on the menu. The chapter ends with the sleeping Kazumi holding Yuuri and Airi's spoon.}}
 
:{{Spoiler| Kazumi is then seen walking back home with Umika and Kaoru. She tells them to go home ahead of her, saying she wants to be alone. Kazumi then notices none other than Souichirou Tachibana, closing his shop. Her serves her a bucket of parfait, much to her delight, and reveals that he was the made the manager of a new store. Kazumi then has a vision of Airi and Yuuri enjoying the parfait, prompting her to suggest that Souichirou should put the desert on the menu. Souchirou declines, saying it's not profitable. As Kazumi continues to eat, she suddenly begins crying, saying that Yuuri and Airi couldn't have eaten this. Eventually she falls alseep. Souchirou pulls a blanket over her and puts the parfait on the menu. The chapter ends with the sleeping Kazumi holding Yuuri and Airi's spoon.}}

Revision as of 03:17, 28 June 2011

This section may contain major spoilers for the Kazumi Magica manga!

Please refrain from reading if you haven't read the latest chapter yet.
Cover of Kazumi Magica Chapter 1

Puella Magi Kazumi Magica: The Innocent Malice (魔法少女かずみ☆マギカ ~The innocent malice~, Mahō Shōjo Kazumi Magica: The innocent malice) is the first spin-off manga written by Masaki Hiramatsu and illustrated by Takashi Tensugi. It started serializing in Manga Time Kirara Forward starting January 24, 2011 and features a new set of characters in a different stage from the anime. The first collected volume was released on May 12, 2011.

Plot

Kazumi is surrounded by the darkness, with voice calling her out from somewhere. After she escape from the darkness that is inside a suitcase, what appears before her eyes are unknown room and unknown man. In that incident, what come crossed her mind is fragments of memories.

Characters

Pleiades Saints
Kazumi Subaru ICON.png Kaoru Maki ICON.png Umika Misaki ICON.png Saki Asami ICON.png KazumiMagica MiraiICON.png Satomi Usagi ICON.png Niko Kanna ICON.png
Kazumi Subaru Kaoru Maki Umika Misaki Saki Asami Mirai Wakaba Satomi Usagi Niko Kanna
Michiru Kazusa Kanna Hijiri
Supporting characters
Juubey MagicaOnline cardArt.png Airiprofilepanel.png Asukayuuriprofilepanel.png Soujous ICON.png
Juubey Yuuri / Airi Anri Yuuri Asuka Souju
Pleiades Saints
Kazumi (かずみ)
A girl with amnesia who can't remember anything except her name. Her innocent, cheerful and friendly personalities are in proportion of her lost memories. She is a glutton for delicious foods and was found by Kaoru and Umika who take her in. Her wish is currently unknown because she never told it to the other Saints before becoming an amnesiac.
Kaoru (カオル)
An athletic soccer player living with Umika. A bright older sister figure who takes good care of things. She wished for a strong, healthy body that would let her play soccer.
Umika Misaki (御崎 海香)
A popular novelist who bought the trio's house with her earnings. Her reliable, mature aura changes completely when there's a deadline looming. She is close to Kaoru and thinks of Kazumi as a little sister. She wished for the chance to meet an editor who would publish her stories.
Mirai Wakaba (若葉 みらい)
She's impulsive and occasionally gives Kazumi a beating, but deep down a caring girl.
Satomi Usagi (宇佐木 里美)
A polite girl who used her wish to gain the ability to talk to animals as she wants to become a vet when she grows up.
Saki Asami (浅海 サキ)
A mature girl that uses thunders to attack. The effective leader of the Pleiades Saints.
Nico Kanna (神流 ニコ)
Her smartphone uses an app created by the Pleiades Saints that can pick up the residual power of witches. She rarely shows emotions.
Others
Jubey (ジュゥべぇ)
A fairy (妖精) who contracted the Pleiades Saints, turning them into magical girls. His name is a pun: "ju" is Japanese for ten. Compare with Kyubey, where "kyu" is Japanese for nine. Appears to know Kyubey, as they are seen together at the start of chapter 4.
"Yuuri" (ユウリ) / Airi (あいり)
A mysterious magical girl that acts antagonistically towards the others, and shares a connection with the mysterious new witches. She is the one who kidnapped Kazumi, created the pseudo-witches of the first two chapters, and has a grudge against the Pleiades Saints. Uses pistols and submachine guns as her weapons (which, contrary to Homura's, appear to actually be magical) and can summon a giant bull. She also appears capable of setting up impenetrable force barriers and disguising herself as other people.
Chapter 5 reveals that she is actually a girl named Airi (seen briefly in Chapter 4), and her wish was to become the real Yuuri. She wants revenge against the Pleaides Saints for killing the real Yuuri when she became a witch. Airi becomes a witch herself in Chapter 5.
Yuuri Asuka (飛鳥 ユウリ)
The real Yuuri. Before the start of the series, she wished to cure her friend Airi's life-threatening illness. She used her powers to cure the incurable diseases of other people, which caused her to run out of magic and become a witch. She was subsequently destroyed by the Pleiades Saints. Her weapon was a giant hypodermic needle, with multiple needles.
Kyubey
The same character from the anime, he contracted with Yuuri and Airi. He ultimately manipulated Airi into going after the Pleaides Saints, setting the events of the series in motion.

Chapter Titles and Summaries

Note: As you might guess, the chapter summaries may contain spoilers for the chapter it summarizes, as well as previous ones.
Chapter 1
"Bad - Guy - Reckon Off" - Released January 24th, 2011.
A girl awakens inside a suitcase, having forgotten everything except her name, Kazumi. When she opens the suitcase, she finds herself in the home of a man named Souichirou Tachibana. Souichirou explains that he had bought a bomb in an identical suitcase, intending to blow up a shopping mall as an act of revenge against the mall's owner, who tricked him into selling his store. However, he switched his suitcase with another one when he bumped into a mysterious girl. Souichirou gets a phone call offering to trade Kazumi for the bomb at the mall. Kazumi goes along with it to find the identity of her kidnapper. While being taken to the mall in her suitcase, Kazumi asks Souchirou not to set off the bomb, saying that he's a good person. When he finds the other suitcase, Souichirou is stopped by two high school girls (though the next chapter calls them middle-school girls), named Umika and Kaoru. They open the suitcase containing the bomb, starting the timer. At this point, a squad of police officers led by a female detective appear, telling Souchirou he's under arrest. Kazumi breaks out from her suitcase and announces that Souichirou is not a bad person. Souichirou is unable to stop the bomb, which is close to exploding. Kazumi closes her eyes and thinks "Stop the bomb. Bibbity Bobbity Boo", causing her earring bells to glow. At this point, Umika passes the bomb to Kaoru, who kicks it into the air. It then harmlessly explodes into smoke, shocking nearly everyone. The mysterious girl from before, who was watching, mutters that the bomb was supposed to be real.
At this point, Umika and Kaoru reveal they know Kazumi and take her to Umika's house, where they all live together while their parents are working overseas. Apparently, Kazumi had been missing since the day before. Kazumi is taken to her room and falls asleep. When she wakes up, she finds a note from Umika and Kaoru saying they're out dating and that the detective from before will visit. Kazumi cooks a large meal for herself that she shares with the detective when she arrives. Kazumi then announces that the detective had set up the entire incident with the bomb to make herself look good, and she arrived at Kazumi's house to kill her. The detective agrees, saying that she followed a lead given to her by someone else, and that someone also gave her the power to kill people without leaving decisive evidence. She then transforms into a monster. Kazumi begins getting strange flashbacks as the monster attacks her. When the monster grabs her earring-bell, she suddenly yells at her not to touch it, breaks the monsters wrist, and then transforms into a magical girl. Kazumi defeats the monster with her new powers, which turns her back into a human. The chapter ends with Umika and Kaoru running in to save Kazumi, and Kazumi telling them she can use magic.
Chapter 2
"AHA! Dogs" - Released February 24th, 2011.
Picking up where the last chapter ended, Kazumi falls unconscious, exhausted and hungry. Looking at the detective's unconscious body, Umika and Kaoru find an object that resembles a Grief Seed. The mysterious girl from before watches, clearly annoyed. Kazumi wakes up, finds a black cat (which might be a reference to the black cat from the anime's opening animation) and comes downstairs to find Umika cooking. Kaoru explains that Umika has writer's block, which causes her to grow horns on her head and act oddly. After eating, Umika takes the girls shopping. While at the mall, Kazumi gets an odd feeling and runs away to find another monster attacking people. Kazumi transforms, causing the monster to recognize her as a magical girl. Kazumi has trouble fighting the monster, which prompts Umika and Kaoru to transform into magical girls themselves. Kazumi remembers that Kaoru would immobilize the monster, while Umika would use her book to read it's mind. However, Kazumi preforms the next step - attacking - too early, which nearly causes the attack to hit Umika. The monster gets away as Kazumi runs to her friends. Kazumi apologizes to them, but they don't seem to mind. When she insists on being punished, they take her to a hair salon where they cut her hair.
At the salon, Umika explains that there are fairies who scout out magical girls and make contracts that grant them wishes (a silhouette of Madoka and Kyubey are seen during this scene). Kaoru says she wished for a healthy body that could always play soccer, while Umika wished for an editor that could appreciate her novels. When Kazumi asks why they didn't wish for success or fame, they reply that they want to achieve those things with their own abilities. Kazumi then asks what her own wish was, but she had never told her friends. The monsters in the current and previous chapter are confirmed to be a new type of witch that Kaoru and Umika haven't encountered before. At this point, Kazumi's haircut is finished, and is rather messily done. Kazumi says she likes it, saying that it's fine for the "new Kazumi", having distanced herself from the "old Kazumi". When Umika wants to fix the lock of Kazumi's hair that sticks out, Kazumi claims that it's a witch sensor. It seems to have some use, helping Umika learn that the witch is a cosmetic saleswoman, who is attacking girls who have bad skin. When they find and confront the witch, the mysterious girl from before appears and is identified as a magical girl. She quickly leaves, leaving Kazumi, Umika and Kaoru to fight the witch on their own. They defeat her, returning her to normal and making her drop another unusual Grief Seed. Afterward, Kazumi muses that those who become witches aren't always bad people. Umika replies that anyone can become a witch. It's implied that she and Kaoru know that, like in the anime, magical girls become witches.
Chapter 3
"Kazumix" - Released March 24th, 2011.
The name of the city is revealed to be Asunaro, as Kazumi, Umika, and Kaoru are engaged in battle against an anime-style witch, complete with a barrier and familiars. During the battle, Kazumi hesitates, remembering when she accidentally hit her friends. Because of this, the witch devours Umika and Kaoru and escapes, leaving Kazumi by herself with a mark on her hand. At this point, four other magical girls arrive: Satomi, Mirai, Saki and Nico. It is revealed that the four of them, plus Kazumi, Umika, and Kaoru, make up a seven-member team of magical girls named the Pleiades Saints. They took their name after the Pleiades Star Cluster (this is a pun in Japanese; "Pleiades Saints" and "Pleiades Star Cluster" are pronounced the same way in Japanese and when written, differ by only one character). Kazumi gets a call from Umika and Kaoru, who are being protected by a barrier created by Umika. However, she can only maintain it for five hours. Umika tells Kazumi to team-up with the other Saints to find the witch. When Kazumi feels bad about what happened to Umika and Kaoru, Mirai hits her on the head, saying that they're the only ones who can help them. (This is a running gag that re-occurs through the chapter). The five of them use their Soul Gems to find the witch, while Kazumi remarks that her witch detector hair doesn't seem to be working.
Satomi speaks to a cat, revealing that her wish was to be able to talk to animals so she could become a veterinarian. The cat reveals that the mark on Kazumi's hand has been planted around the city (it seems distinct from the witch's symbol, however). Nico reveals that they designed a smartphone application that picks up the wavelengths from witches and transfers them into Soul Gems, making the witches easier to track down. The girls split up, but they are tricked by the mysterious girl from before who disguises herself as Satomi. She then leads Kazumi away from the others. When she reveals herself, Kazumi recognizes her as the one who put her in the suitcase. The girl announces she will kill Kazumi and summons a giant bull. She then creates a number of pistols and sub-machine guns, Mami-style, and fires them, pinning Kazumi to a wall. Realizing they've been tricked, the other four magical girls arrive in time to help Kazumi. The mysterious magical girl escapes. Back at Umika's house, Saki finds that the mark left behind by the witch is the mark of a bookmobile, and that the appearance of the marks matches the bookmobile's schedule. They rush off to find the witch (after Kazumi cooks a large meal for them). Kazumi brings a bag of candy with her for Umika and Kaoru. Kazumi is told to wait outside the barrier, while the other magical girls incapacitate the witch. Once giving the signal from an electronic communicator, Kazumi will then fire into the barrier, destroying the witch. The plan hits a snag when Nico's communicator is broken, prompting Umika to use flute candy from Kazumi's bag to contact her. Kazumi successfully destroys the witch and reunites with Umika and Kaoru. Saki finds that the witch used an abandoned car to make it's barrier, while Nico collects the witch's Grief Seed which looks like the ones in the anime. Their expressions in this scene carry the subtle implication that they also know magical girls become witches. As they celebrate their victory, they are watched by something that resembles a black cat mixed with Kyubey.
Chapter 4
"Evil Nuts" - Released April 23rd, 2011.
As Kazumi and the others celebrate their victory from the previous chapter, the Kyubey look-alike continues to watch, right next to Kyubey himself. Kyubey asks "Do you think things will go well this time, Pleiades?" while the look-alike grins. The look-alike then jumps down to meet Kazumi and he is introduced as Jubey, the fairy who made the Pleiades Saints magical girls. Jubey purifies the Pleaides Soul Gems, apparently consuming the darkness they expelled. He then devours the Grief Seed from the witch fought in the previous chapter. However, when the Pleiades give him the Grief Seeds from the witches in the first two chapters, he rejects them, revealing that they aren't Grief Seeds at all. The witches fought in the first two chapters were in fact pseudo-witches, created by imitation Grief Seeds known as an "Evil Nuts". The Pleiades quickly deduce that the mysterious magical girl created the Evil Nuts. The mysterious girl then promptly appears and incapacitates the magical girls. She introduces herself as Yuuri and appears to bear a grudge against the Pleiades. She takes off with Kazumi, leaving behind a letter telling the others that if they want Kazumi back, they have to come to Asunaro Dome at midnight.
While being held hostage by Yuuri, Kazumi asks why she's attacking everyone. Yuuri refuses to answer, but during the conflict she flashes back to an unknown girl, which provokes an emotional reaction in her. Back at the Misaki residence, the Pleiades try to understand Yuuri's motivations. Nico then claims that Yuuri is "at her limit", and that something will happen if she uses too much magic - it is not stated but heavily implied that she means Yuuri is in danger of becoming a witch. At the dome, Yuuri welcomes the Pleaides Saints, showing that Kazumi is trapped in a chair. When they try to rescue her, they're blocked by a force-field. Yuuri then announces that she will plant one of her Evil Nuts into Kazumi. When Kazumi begs her to stop, Yuuri laughs and tells Kazumi that she knows nothing about the Pleaides Saints. She then takes off her hat, which causes Umika to recognize her. Yuuri announces she wants vengeance and the chapter ends with her shoving the Evil Nut into Kazumi's forehead.
Chapter 5
"Magicallabbiata" - Released May 24th, 2011.
The chapter picks up where the previous one left off. The Evil Nut enters into Kazumi's forehead, causing her to let out a burst of power that lets her break out of the chair while reforming her hat and growing a long cloak in the process. Kazumi fights with Yuuri again, but is still overpowered. Yuuri claims that the other Pleiades had killed her, and says that they're a group that kills magical girls. She then reveals that the Pleiades took away the most important thing to her, so she's going to take away the most important thing to them - Kazumi. At this point, Yuuri's blackened Soul Gem begins to crack. Saki tells Juubey to clean Yuuri's gem. Juubey begins spinning but is shot by Yuuri, stopping him. Nico quietly says Yuuri's Soul Gem has hatched as it turns into a Grief Seed, falling into Kazumi's hand. Kyubey watches from afar as Yuuri transforms into a heart-shaped witch. The Pleiades Saints are trapped on crosses in her barrier. In shock, Kazumi wonders why witches come out of Soul Gems. Vines begin surrounding the Pleiades causing them to scream out in pain. As they're being tortured, we suddenly see the girl from Yuuri's flashback in the previous chapter.
The story then flashes back to the past. The girl from Yuuri's flashback is seen lying in a hospital bed, with Yuuri watching. We learn her name is Airi, and she only has three months left to live. Yuuri asks Airi if she wants to keep living. Airi says yes, saying she wishes to live longer and wanting to eat lots of delicious things with Yuuri. Yuuri hands her a spoon, saying it's charm filled with dreams. She tells Airi to wait until she comes back. We then find that Airi has been miraculously cured of her illness. As she tearfully hugs Yuuri, Airi says that the spoon must have been magic. The truth seems to be something different as Kyubey's silhouette is seen in the window. Later at school, Yuuri and Airi talk about going to a restaurant that's holding a contest. Airi says she'll treat Yuuri if she wins the contest before handing her back the spoon, asking it to help Yuuri. The contest appears to be a cooking contest, which has the same symbol from Yuuri's letter in the previous chapter. However, Yuuri is missing when the final round starts (At this point we also learn her last name is Asuka). As Airi looks for her, she finds herself in the barrier of a giant witch that resembles a hypodermic needle. The Pleiades Saints arrive and quickly destroy the witch with giant arrows (that look like the arrow that sent Yuuri's letter in the previous chapter). Kazumi is not among them, suggesting she hasn't joined the Saints at this time. As Airi thanks the Saints for saving her, they tell her to forget what she saw, and to watch out for dark alleys and Witch's Kisses. When the Saints leave, Airi finds that the witch dropped Yuuri's spoon when it was destroyed. Kyubey appears and tells Airi that the witch was Yuuri, causing her to scream.
That night, Kyubey explains what happened in detail. Yuuri's wish was to cure Airi's illness. We see her in magical girl form, holding a giant hypodermic needle. In addition to fighting witches, she also used her magic to cure incurable diseases. This ultimately caused her to use too much magic and turn into a witch. In fact, she transformed right in front of the Pleiades Saints. Crying, Airi asks why the Pleiades didn't try to help Yuuri, cursing herself for thanking the people who killed her. Kyubey says he'll grant Airi's wish and turn her into a magical girl. Airi says she won't forgive the Pleiades Saints and wishes to take over Yuuri's life; to turn into Yuuri. Kyuubey says her wish has surpassed entropy as Airi changes to look like Yuuri - the Yuuri seen in previous chapters,. Airi/Yuuri then is seen on a skyscraper, crushing the head of what appears to be a familiar while laughing madly. She asks Kyubey for the names of the people that killed the real Yuuri. Kyubey says that they're the Pleaides Saints. Airi/Yuuri mocks their name and announces she'll kill all of them, making them pay for the real Yuuri.
Chapter 6
"Loss Parfait" - Released June 24th, 2011.
As we see Yuuri laughing from the end of the previous chapter, the story suddenly returns to the present. Apparently, the flashback in the previous chapter was a vision shown to the Pleiades by the witch. Kazumi begs Airi that she doesn't want to fight, but the witch attacks her, seemingly fatally. Kazumi is then seen catching what would have been the fatal blow in her teeth, biting that part of the witch off. The influence of the Evil Nut causes Kazumi's body to change, and she attacks the witch with elongated hands, eventually breaking free from her cross. Kazumi's bell then rings, causing her to collapse and return to normal. Kazumi then tries to use her magic to turn Airi back to normal. (Although it's hard to tell, it seems like Kazumi is spitting out something when this happens). Shockingly, Airi, or more precisely, Yuuri's body comes out of the witch. Still attached to the witch, she speaks entirely in runes, repeating the final spell she attempted to use on Kazumi. At that point, Saki shoots her, freeing the other Pleiades.
As the magical girls gear up to attack, Kazumi protests, saying that Airi wasn't a bad person because she dedicated her life for a friend. Mirai tells Kazumi that they know, and that's why they have to kill her. Juubey then appears, telling Kazumi that Airi is no longer a magical girl, but a witch. He further states "We don't understand how, but sometimes one of these appear. Their gems go out of control." Finally, he says that it's impossible to turn witches back to normal, and the only choice is to kill them. Kazumi says there's no way she can do it. Saki says she knows, and tells Kazumi she doesn't have to dirty her hands. One by one, the Pleiades attack the witch as Kazumi begs them to stop. Finally, Satomi apologizes, saying all they can do is prevent the witch from hurting anyone. Kaoru then says only they have to carry that burden, and they'll finish this by themselves. The Pleiades are shown to clearly be as pained by this as Kazumi is. Kazumi then uses Limit Estern, aiming straight for the witch. Just before the blow hits, she says Yuuri's name. The witch is then destroyed, the spoon drops to the ground, and the barrier collapses. As Kazumi picks up the spoon, she says she'll share the burden with the Pleiades, and then cries into Umika's arms.
Kazumi is then seen walking back home with Umika and Kaoru. She tells them to go home ahead of her, saying she wants to be alone. Kazumi then notices none other than Souichirou Tachibana, closing his shop. Her serves her a bucket of parfait, much to her delight, and reveals that he was the made the manager of a new store. Kazumi then has a vision of Airi and Yuuri enjoying the parfait, prompting her to suggest that Souichirou should put the desert on the menu. Souchirou declines, saying it's not profitable. As Kazumi continues to eat, she suddenly begins crying, saying that Yuuri and Airi couldn't have eaten this. Eventually she falls alseep. Souchirou pulls a blanket over her and puts the parfait on the menu. The chapter ends with the sleeping Kazumi holding Yuuri and Airi's spoon.
Chapter 7 - To be released July 23, 2011

Changes and Additions in the Collected Edition

Volume 1

  • The dust jackets have a silly two page comic with Kazumi, Umika, and Kaoru.
  • In the last page of Chapter 1, the Evil Nut next to the defeated detective is missing. The next page has a piece of additional artwork with Kazumi and Souichirou Tachibana.
  • Chapter 2 changes:
    • In the second page, the Evil Nut is redrawn to be consistent with it's changed appearance in later chapters.
    • In the third page, Kazumi is holding her earring-bell instead of a blank white stone.
    • In the thirteenth page, the white stone has been redrawn as a Soul Gem.
    • In the fourteenth page, the white stone has been replaced with Kazumi's Soul Gem turning into her earring-bell - this reveals that the earring-bell is Kazumi's Soul Gem.
    • In the eighteenth page, Umika and Kaoru's Soul Gems have been redrawn to be consistent with the appearance of Soul Gems in future chapters and the anime.
    • In the nineteenth page, Kaoru's magical girl outfit has been slightly altered. Umika's Soul Gem is now visible on her forehead in magical girl form, making it consistent with future chapters.
    • An extra page is added at the end of Chapter 2.
  • Chapter 3 has an extra page added at the end.
  • The end of the manga has a silly two page Omake with Saki, Umika, and Kazumi. It features a single panel appearance of Madoka, and a single panel appearance of Nico, Satomi and Mirai. There is also a one-page Q&A with the author and one page with design notes for the witch from Chapter 3.

Observations

This section may contain major spoilers for the anime!

Please refrain from reading if you haven't watched Episode 12 yet.
  • Although initially Kazumi Magica appeared to have no connection to the anime, it developed a greater connection to the anime over time, culminating in nearly all of the inconsistencies being explained in Chapter 4.
  • Kazumi is not set after the events of the anime.
  • Food seems to play a major role in Kazumi Magica. Every chapter is titled after something food-related that is mentioned in that chapter, three of the magical girls are good cooks, and all of the magical girls enjoy eating.

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