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This page will cover the original event story and the extra story chapters added in the re-run.
- 1 Original Event Story
- 2 Rerun Extra Chapters
- 3 Trivia
- 4 External Links
Original Event Story
Someone is having a strange dream. Mel Anna and Kanae Yukino are hanging out and talking. Mel wonders who it was that came up with the rumor that ghosts don't have feet, but Kanae just shrugs. Mel introduces herself as a fortune-telling magical girl who died while fighting a witch. She then met with Kanae who explained to her that they were both ghosts now (even though Mel forgot her name).
While Mel continues to sob because she is a ghost, she asks Kanae if she was a magical girl too. Kanae explains she died while in a witch battle as well and notes that most people can remember the last few seconds prior to death clearly. Mel nods, cheering up a bit at the memory of her death. Mel explains that she is very glad she died, because even though she's dead she was able to protect someone who meant a lot to her. Kanae asks for her name, with Mel confusing her meaning and telling Kanae her own name again. Kanae meant to ask the name of the person she died protecting. Mel describes her as her leader, Yachiyo Nanami. Kanae is surprised to hear this name and says they should talk further.
Mel is surprised to find they were both on a team with Yachiyo, and calls Kanae her senpai. She thinks the fact that they met in the afterlife must be fate, and that she may have foretold their meeting. Kanae has a look of disbelief at the words "fortune telling". Mel knows what Kanae is thinking, that she's probably wrong a good deal of the time. Kanae admits her skepticism. Mel tells Kanae her predictions are true because that is what she wished for. Mel gets sad again when she realizes what she really contracted for was the chance to become a witch and then a ghost. She begs Kanae to team up with her since she doesn't know how to be a ghost. Kanae tells her to look in her pockets, but Mel thinks that Kanae wants to be paid to team up. She checks her pockets and finds to her surprise a license for being a ghost.
Kanae takes Mel to a magical girl ghost cafe. Here, various ghosts of former magical girls meet up to talk about new things and try to create new objects. As ghosts, anything they can come up with can be conjured into "reality" so long as they can think of the sound, taste, and appearance of an object. Even the cafe was thought up by a ghost. Mel asks the other ghosts about everything, and they explain that they are not allowed to interact with the living world. They can look in on it and they are able to move inanimate objects to a degree, but they can't talk to anyone. There is one way to talk to someone in the living world but they have to be sensitive to ghosts, namely those people who would be called psychics. Afterwards, Mel talked to the different ghosts about their former lives and who they knew when they were alive. Some of the girls there had also become witches, while others like Kanae had their soul gems broken when they were alive.
Everyday Mel would meet up with Kanae and wander through the streets of Kamihama. Since she's dead, there's no real reason for her to tell fortunes since she has no future. So Mel would idle away the time by wandering around and doing whatever she felt like. One day, she went to talk to Kanae and told her that something weird was happening in Kamihama. The numbers of witches has grown exponentially and there are an unusual number of magical girls in the city as well. Mel was worried about Yachiyo, but Kanae said she looked ok when she happened to see her the other day. Mel became upset that Kanae went without her, but Kanae says there's no reason she couldn't have gone herself. But Mel remembers the last time she saw Yachiyo, she had predicted a lucky day only to die while saving her. She's too embarrassed to go and see her now, but mostly she was worried about how much it would hurt to see Yachiyo and not be able to help her. Kanae offered to go with Mel to see Yachiyo. In truth, Kanae was also afraid to go see Yachiyo for the same reasons as Mel: she'd be too hurt to see her and not be able to do anything. When she saw her the other day, she noticed that Yachiyo is now alone and no longer part of a team. Yachiyo feels responsible for what happened to Kanae and Mel even though neither of them blames Yachiyo.
After speaking to some of the other ghosts, they were able to track down Yachiyo. When they arrived, Yachiyo was talking to Iroha Tamaki in front of the Seance shrine, offering to let Iroha spend the night at her place after the events that just unfolded.
They followed Yachiyo after that, noticing that Momoko Togame and Tsuruno Yui were still around and still willing to help Yachiyo. At Mikazuki Villa, they watched as Felicia threw a tantrum for hours over how hungry she was. It brought back memories of when Mel used to live there as a team with Momoko, Tsuruno, and Mifuyu Azusa. Both Kane and Mel were worried when they had heard that Yachiyo wasn't part of a team anymore, but they were both glad to see she wasn't alone anymore. What worried the both of them now was the whereabouts of Mifuyu. Through the other ghosts, Kane and Mel had learned that Yachiyo was investigating Rumors, but there was a group dedicated to protecting the rumors and Mifuyu was a part of that group.
Kanae and Mel could only follow along and watch as things began to escalate over the coming days between the Wings of Magius and Yachiyo's team. Ultimately, Mel couldn't stand by and followed Yachiyo into the Memory Museum, where Yachiyo relived her worst memories including the death of Kanae and Mel. When Yachiyo broke up the team afterwards, all Mel could do was yell and cry but not a single word was able to make it through to Yachiyo.
After reliving the deaths of her two friends, Yachiyo came to the conclusion that the inherit magic she gained from her wish was the power to survive by sacrificing someone else. Iroha can't believe what she's hearing, and neither could Kanae and Mel. Both of them hadn't realized how heavily Yachiyo blamed herself for their deaths. Both of them had decided to choose their own fates on their own and to do whatever it takes to protect Yachiyo, even if it had meant they would lose their lives. And now both of them had resolved to do whatever they could to make sure their voices reached Yachiyo.
Back at Mikazuki Villa, Mel and Kanae are trying their best to find a way to convey a message to Yachiyo. Despite her best efforts, Mel can only cause a plate to rattle slightly. Mel considers dropping a knife in front of Yachiyo to indicate she needs to cut ties with her past, but Kanae thinks it sounds too much like something from a horror movie. In the end, Iroha was able to convince Yachiyo to reconsider her thoughts, and both of the ghost girls didn't want to lose this vital opportunity.
Kanae noticed that Yachiyo had kept some keepsakes of theirs from the past, namely Mel's log of fortunes and Kanae's old notebook. Kanae thinks if they can somehow project their feelings onto their keepsakes, they could possibly get through to Yachiyo that way. With everything that Yachiyo is currently going through, the ghost girls are hoping this will be enough to get her to notice their things and they'll be able to get their feelings through. The two spend the day focusing their thoughts on Yachiyo as much as they can.
Later that night, Yachiyo invites Iroha to look over Kanae and Mel's old keepsakes. In Kanae's notebook, she finds lyrics for songs that Kanae never finished, including a song about several lines coming together to form a circle; whereas in Mel's log of fortunes she finds a fortune in which many strange occurrences happen in Kamihama, but many points will come together to form the pattern of a ring. A single star that lands by Yachiyo will present the opportunity. As she thinks over the words, Yachiyo concludes that the three points in Kanae's lyrics were about her, Kanae, and Mifuyu while the fortune Mel left must be about what is happening to her now. Thanks to the words they left behind, Yachiyo resolves to go back and rescue the others with Iroha by her side.
Grateful that they were finally able to get through to Yachiyo, the two breathe a sigh of relief. Mel is happier than ever they were finally able to help Yachiyo, but Kanae prompts her to look at her ghost license. Mel pulls it out to find the words "Suspended" stamped on it. Kanae's ghost license has also been suspended because they purposefully interacted with the living world. A light flashes and the two find themselves back in the ghost café. Since their licenses have been revoked, both Kanae and Mel will no longer be able to descend to the world of the living and will have to watch over Yachiyo from afar.
Yachiyo wakes up, having seen all of the event in her dream. After going through their keepsakes, Yachiyo had a dream about Kanae and Mel as ghosts.
She chuckles to herself about the suspended licenses and promises to tell Iroha all about her dream after they finish breakfast. It seems that Mel disappeared from the world when she became a Witch, but Kanae was able to capture her thoughts and feelings in the last moment before her soul disappeared. She used those thoughts and feelings to come up with the dream for Yachiyo, and even though she couldn't do more for Mel, she doesn't regret a thing, even if her license is going to be suspended for sure.
Rerun Extra Chapters
The extra chapters detail Yachiyo and Mifuyu coming to terms with Mel's death. They find and vanquish the Witch that Mel turned into.
Yachiyo is heading out for the day. She thanks Iroha Tamaki for taking care of things while she's out and the rest of Mikazuki Villa also bid her a good day. Yachiyo says goodbye, but not before stopping to stare at her family for a moment and smiling to herself. Felicia Mitsuki, Sana Futaba, and Ui Tamaki are full of questions and want to know where Yachiyo is going for the day, but Iroha just shrugs at them and tells them that some days are just like that. Instead she tells them they should hurry and finish the cleaning and laundry before Yachiyo gets home.
Yachiyo had said nothing out of the ordinary when she had left, just the usual "take care" and "I'm off" that anyone else would when heading out. But to her they were also a promise that she'd return home safe and sound. The fact that she was able to say those things so casually is just proof of how peaceful everything was now that the matter with the Wings of Magius had been resolved.
Yachiyo was smiling as she walked through the city but that quickly gave way to a look of grief. It was because it was so peaceful that she couldn't forget one important thing. She stepped inside Blossom's where Konomi Haruna greets her. Yachiyo asks for a bouquet of flowers and explains what they're for. Konomi selects flowers that are appropriate and Yachiyo thanks her for her thoughtfulness. Yachiyo never forgot about her friend Mel and how she was never able to locate and vanquish the Witch that had emerged from her Soul Gem. While it was possible that someone else had already defeated it, she herself never knew what became of that Witch. The peaceful times they're living in know could stop at any moment so it was important for her to cherish these times while she still could. Still, she couldn't help thinking that Mel's Witch was still out there somewhere wandering the world.
As Yachiyo stands lost in thought, she hears the voice of Mifuyu calling out for her. Yachiyo is surprised to find Mifuyu here of all places and asks if she's out shopping before she notices the woman that is standing next to Mifuyu, Mel's mother. Mel's mother had been out running errands and doing some shopping of her own when she bumped into Mifuyu on her way home. Seeing Yachiyo now had made her chuckle, and when asked why, Mel's mother explains that Yachiyo had been looking for Mifuyu on the first anniversary of Mel's death. The fact that the three of them happen to meet together like this reminded Mel's mother of Mel's favorite saying, "All things happen when they must". Mifuyu smiles as she remembers Mel before apologizing for making her mother worry like that. But Mel's mother is just glad to see that Mifuyu is doing well as she is sure that Mel would be too.
Yachiyo asks her if that were really true. Mel's mother tells them that Mel would talk about the two of them everyday because of how much she loved them. Whenever Mel's mother touches something that Mel once cherished, it reminds her so much of her. Although Mel's life was short, she led a happy life and her mother asks that they stay alive and happy for Mel. Yachiyo and Mifuyu try hard to hold back the tears that are welling up in their eyes. Mel's mother apologizes for bringing down the mood like that, but she just knows that Mel's spirit is what led her to them today. She just happen to be coming back from visiting Mel's grave. Yachiyo tells her not to worry since she herself was headed in that direction. Mifuyu had also been on her way to buy flowers for Mel's grave. Mel's mother thanks them for being there.
As Mifuyu and Yachiyo walk together towards Mel's grave, Mifuyu tells Yachiyo that she feels liek this is an empty gesture. Even though they'll be visiting Mel's grave, she doesn't feel like Mel's spirit will be there. They saw her become a Witch so her soul isn't at peace. Yachiyo sadly agrees with her. Mifuyu says they have to defeat the Witch that Mel became, then things would be different. She feels like that is the best sendoff they could give to her as Magical Girls. Mifuyu chokes up and can't continue speaking for a bit as she tries to pull herself together. Yachiyo doesn't reply either as she too struggles with the feelings in her chest. She knows how easy it would be to simply say "Let's find that Witch", but when it came down to it she couldn't bring herself to say those words. She had been clinging to the peace that they have now. She remembers Mel's favorite phrase and wonders if now is the time to do this because it is a peaceful time.
Up until now Yachiyo hadn't had time to show Mifuyu the mementos of Kanae and Mel that she'd kept. She was sure that it would help both of them to move forward into the future. Yachiyo looks up and mentions to Mifuyu that there is something she'd like to show her. Just as Mifuyu is asking her what that is, they both suddenly catch the magical signature of a Witch fast approaching them. Both their eyes grow wide as they recognize this particular magical signature. The two stand in shock as they are engulfed by the Witch's barrier.
All things happen when they must.
Yachiyo and Mifuyu stand face to face with the Witch known as Etteilla. Mifuyu begins to cry out Mel's name as she looks with eyes full of tears at the creature looming before her. Yachiyo pulls herself together and transforms, reminding Mifuyu that while the creature before them may have been born from Mel's Soul Gem, it was no longer Mel. She tells Mifuyu to transform and tells her they have to fight it. She asks Mifuyu what they are and Mifuyu transforms before replying that they're Magical Girls. It's up to them to believe in hope and defeat curse-spreading Witches. Yachiyo nods. It's been an entire year of this Witch spreading curses and now it's time for them to put an end to her.
The two girls attack the Witch in tandem, but the Witch strikes back before suddenly disappearing in a flash of light. Yachiyo asks if Mifuyu is ok but it takes Mifuyu a moment to respond that she's uninjured. Yachiyo warns her to be careful since she suspects the Witch is up to something just as the Witch reappears and strikes at them once more. Yachiyo has to protect her friends, she can't afford to lose anyone else she thinks as she leaps forward and takes the brunt of the blow, protecting Mifuyu from harm. Mifuyu tells her she doesn't need protecting anymore as they prepare to launch a counter-attack. Yachiyo and Mifuyu work together to launch blow after blow at the Witch, eventually knocking it off balance. Yachiyo calls out for Mifuyu as the two of them prepare to deal the killing blow. However Mifuyu hesitates. She doesn't want to finish the Witch off because she's afraid she may one day forget her friend. The Witch takes advantage of Mifuyu's hesitation to dart around her barrier before aiming an attack at Mifuyu. Yachiyo cries out as she races over to protect her dear friend once more.
Yachiyo is ok but she knows they can't keep up this fight for long, especially with the way things are going with Mifuyu. She tells Mifuyu she's ok, since any injury is better than losing another teammate, but she's worried about Mifuyu. She noticed that Mifuyu had cut her attacks short on top of how weird she's been acting. Mifuyu apologizes before telling Yachiyo that she's been acting oddly as well.
Mifuyu explains that Yachiyo has been paying more attention to Mifuyu than the Witch they're fighting. On top of that, she has such a stiff expression on her face as if she's afraid of something. Yachiyo realizes that she'd been feeling extremely anxious over losing anyone and wonders if this is the effect of the attack from the Witch earlier. Perhaps the Witch used its magic to drag their deepest fears out of them. When Yachiyo asks Mifuyu if those feelings surfaced suddenly, Mifuyu recalls feeling a sudden fear before attacking the Witch. She thought that if she defeated the Witch, then she might forget about Mel and put everything behind her. And one day, no one would ever remember Mel. Yachiyo tells her that's not true since the days they spent with Mel will never go away. Even though Mifuyu knows this is true, she's still afraid. She thought she was ready for this, but she became so afraid when she realized that moving on to the future meant leaving the dead behind. If that's the case she'd rather things stayed the way they were, which is why she couldn't bring herself to attack the Witch.
Yachiyo is certain that this is because of the Witch's attack earlier, but even if that were the case it doesn't change the fact that this is something that Mifuyu had already been thinking about and carrying inside her. She remembers Mel and Kanae's ghost looking at her fondly and urging her to move forward in her life. With tears in her eyes, Yachiyo looks at Mifuyu and tells her it's understandable to be afraid of change, but they need to move forward because Mel and Kanae had wanted to too. It was what they had hoped for. She tells Mifuyu about the lyrics and fortunes that Kanae and Mel had left behind at Mikazuki Villa. She recites for Mifuyu the lyrics that Kanae had written about the three of them holding hands and coming together as well as the fortune that Mel had foretold of a star landing near Yachiyo and forming a ring of people that will come together for a brighter future. Mifuyu asks Yachiyo if they really said that. Yachiyo smiles and says she read those words so many times she memorized them. Once more she repeats Mel's favorite saying "All things happen when they must." Yachiyo firmly believes that they met Mel's Witch today for a reason and she doesn't want the feelings those girls left behind to go to waste. She believes in Mifuyu and she knows that she can move past those fears and fight. Mifuyu nods and promises she won't let her insecurities get the better of her again. She will face her fears and move on to the future.
Once more Yachiyo and Mifuyu face the Witch that was born of Mel's Soul Gem. The two push past their fears and finally are able to defeat the Witch once and for all. The barrier dissipates around them and soon the two are left standing alone on the side of the road. Mifuyu looks at Yachiyo sadly and asks her if it's finally over. Yachiyo sadly nods before looking down and finding something on the ground. Mifuyu is also surprised to see what it is.
The two friends finally make it to Mel's grave. Yachiyo greets Mel as Mifuyu places the flowers they brought on her grave. Mifuyu then shows her the Grief Seed that dropped from the Witch they defeated. Mifuyu hopes that Mel's soul has returned to this place, although she's not sure if all of this was for their own peace of mind. The two place their hands together in silent prayer.
As they pray, Yachiyo promises Mel to keep moving forward into the future for as long as she lives. Mifuyu silently prays to Mel as well. Although she may lose her way again, she promises Mel that she'll never give up on moving forward into the future until the day she dies, even if she's scared or anxious.
The girls finish their prayers and stand silently for a moment. Mifuyu turns to Yachiyo and asks her what she thinks the Witch had been doing all this time. Why did it happen to turn up at the exact moment they were thinking of moving on? Yachiyo doesn't know what Witches think so she can't say for sure. But Mifuyu can't help but think that Mel had been trying to give them a little push forward. The two of them repeat Mel's favorite phrase once more before chuckling. It would be like Mel to do something like that. Yachiyo says it's time for them to go and Mifuyu reminds her to take the Grief Seed so that it can be taken care of properly. They both say goodbye to Mel's grave. Yachiyo asks Mifuyu if she wants to stop by Mikazuki Villa first to see the belongings that Mel and Kanae left behind. Mifuyu smiles and says she'd be glad to.
The flowers that Yachiyo and Mifuyu place on Mel's grave according to the memoria are Asters. Aster flowers became a symbol of love when in Greek mythology it was placed on the altars for the gods. In modern times when you send a bouquet featuring this vibrant bloom, the message of "Take Care Of Yourself For Me" is implied. It conveys deep emotional love and affection for someone.
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