Difference between revisions of "Magia Record Timeline"
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This is a rough timeline of events in the [[Magia Record]] game. It's a work-in-progress and partly speculative. Note that the Magia Record timeline is wholly incompatible with the [[Timeline|main Madoka Magica timeline]], as
This is a rough timeline of events in the [[Magia Record]] game. It's a work-in-progress and partly speculative. Note that the Magia Record timeline is wholly incompatible with the [[Timeline|main Madoka Magica timeline]], as 1 takes place over several months (at least two, likely more) whereas Madoka Magicais only a month and a half at mostunless it's taken to be an alternate final timeline, or if Homura'stime travel is fixed to a specific point in time rather than a specific period of time
== 7 Years Ago ==
== 7 Years Ago ==
Revision as of 02:23, 21 May 2022
This is a rough timeline of events in the Magia Record game. It's a work-in-progress and partly speculative. Note that the Magia Record timeline is wholly incompatible with the main Madoka Magica timeline, as Arc 1 takes place over several months (at least two, likely more, especially when including present-day events not included in the main story) whereas Madoka Magica is only a month and a half at most, unless it's taken to be an alternate final timeline, or if Homura's time travel is fixed to a specific point in time rather than a specific period of time.
Note that the game's timeline is, primarily by present day and in some aspects of the past, mutually exclusive from that of its anime adaptation; while some events are retained or similar, the adaptation is effectively an entirely different take on the story and events unfold very differently.
7 Years Ago
5 Years Ago
- Hinano becomes a magical girl
- Kanagi becomes a magical girl
- This is a little ambiguous – she may have contracted a little earlier, but not too much earlier given her appearance in Kanae's story.
4 Years Ago
- Kanae becomes a magical girl and teams up with Yachiyo and Mifuyu after Kanagi attacks her over a misunderstanding
- Yachiyo’s grandmother is hospitalized
- Kanae dies
3 Years Ago
2 Years Ago
1 Year Ago
- Manaka becomes a magical girl
- Sana becomes a magical girl
- There's some uncertainty in just when Sana contracted; Manaka's side story seems to imply that they became magical girls around the same time, but there could have been a few months between them, as the only certainty is that Manaka is still a first-year student by the time she meets Sana who has already contracted.
- Rena becomes a magical girl and teams up with Momoko
- Kaede becomes a magical girl and teams up with Momoko and Rena
- Tsuruno gains infamy for dueling magical girls until she’s beaten by Yachiyo and joins her team
- Mel joins Yachiyo’s team
- Tsukasa and Tsukuyo become magical girls
- Karin becomes a magical girl on Halloween
- Other magical girls known to be active by this point: Masara, Kanoko, Ria, Konomi, Ikumi, Yumi
- The Mirror Witch sparks the events of Breakpoint, eventually being lured to an abandoned mansion that becomes the Endless Mirrors
- Mel turns into a witch
Less than 1 year ago
- Nanaka and Seika become magical girls
- Akira becomes a magical girl and teams up with Nanaka
- Kako becomes a magical girl and teams up with Nanaka
- Meiyui teams up with Nanaka
- Emiri becomes a magical girl, Emiri’s Consultation Office is opened
- Felicia gets into a dispute with Team Nanaka but soon becomes friends with Kako and secures a cooperation with Asuka and Sasara
- Karin gets lectured by Yachiyo, temporarily joins Team Momoko and quits her Phantom Thief work
- Natsuki and Aimi become magical girls
- Azalea Trio comes to Kamihama
- Leila and Mito become magical girls
- Kanagi starts work as a maid
- Other magical girls likely contracted during this time period: Kokoro, Sayuki, Mayu, Ryo, Rika, Ren, Riko, Himika
- Alina becomes a magical girl
- Nemu and Touka become magical girls
- The Wings of the Magius is formed
- Mifuyu joins the Wings of the Magius
- Tsukuyo and Tsukasa join the Wings of the Magius
Based on the canon Timeline and the fact that the prologue features the main series characters fighting Patricia, arc 1 begins in the spring, no earlier than March 25 but potentially as late as mid-June. For the sake of having a concrete date to work with, the following will assume the prologue occurs on March 25. This timeline mainly uses a minimum estimate of the time frame, so in some cases there could easily be a few extra days inserted.
|March 25||Prologue||Homura receives visions about coming to Kamihama for salvation||With reference to main canon timeline, as she's fighting against Patricia.|
|March 25||1||Iroha visits Kamihama, where she meets Kaede, Momoko, Yachiyo, and the Coordinator.||There's nothing specific to link the two events, but it seems to make sense for them to be around the same time frame.|
|March 26||2||Iroha checks out Satomi Medical Centre and learns about the Rule of Ending Friendships.||Although it's not clear how many days passed since she met Yachiyo and Momoko, there's no reason to believe she'd wait more than she has to, so the next day seems most likely.|
|March 27||2||Iroha asks Mitama about the Rule of Ending Friendships.||As above; it's clearly a different day since she's briefly seen in her bedroom, but the next day seems most likely.|
|March 28||Another 2||Mami investigates in Kamihama and speaks with Rena.||Since Rena is fighting alone, this should occur in the period between her fight with Kaede and the defeat of the Friendship Ending Staircase. Therefore, the 29th or 30th would also be plausible.|
|March 31||2||Momoko gets fed up with Kaede and Rena. Kaede is taken by the Rumour of the Friendship Ending Staircase, then rescued. Rena checks out the hospital records for Iroha.||As shown by the in-game backgrounds (showing the city at night, then daytime), at least 4 days have passed.|
|April 4||3||Kaede suggests Ui may have been taken by a rumor, so Iroha asks Mitama and hears about the Séance Shrine. She runs into Tsuruno while investigating it.||Iroha says she hasn't found a single clue "since last week", which implies a weekend has passed in the meantime. Since March 31 is a Thursday on Homura's calendar in Episode 10, that means at least four days to reach Monday.|
|April 5||3||Iroha does the Mizuna Shrine stamp quest and runs into Yachiyo, but they can't find the shrine.||Again, the only reason to place this on the next day is that Iroha has no reason to wait longer than she has to.|
|April 6||3||Iroha goes to investigate the shrine on top of the old Mizuna Hotel, but runs into a witch instead, as well as Yachiyo. By the time they've defeated the witch, Yachiyo has realized the Séance Shrine's identity, so they agree to meet the following day.||Tsuruno and Iroha agreed to investigate the following day.|
|Iroha meets up with Yachiyo and Tsuruno to investigate the Séance Shrine. Mami also investigates in Kamihama and speaks with Kaede. They meet up just as Iroha unleashes her doppel.||Yachiyo and Iroha agreed to investigate the following day.|
|Yachiyo suggests looking up Hiiragi Nemu in the phone book. After going all over town to check out various Hiiragi families, she drinks the Owl Water together with Kyoko and Felicia.||Iroha has had time to try every flavour of ramen on Banbanzai's menu. There's no way of knowing how many flavours there are, but two weeks to sample them all seems like a reasonable guess.|
|Iroha, Yachiyo, Tsuruno, Felicia, and Kyoko track down and defeat the Misery Rhyton despite the Amane twins' attempts to stop them. Mifuyu shows herself.||Narration states it's only the next day, and the rumor's countdown also substantiates that.
There's some ambiguity over whether this day is a school day or not. Tsuruno has perfect attendance, so she wouldn't skip school to help investigate. She's seen at Banbanzai when the countdown hits 7. However, this plausibly falls into the region of time to fit a school lunch hour, so it may be that she goes home for lunch. That said, her home is fairly far from her school. There's no scale on any of the maps however, so it's hard to speculate on travel times.
Additional evidence comes from Kyoko and Yachiyo encountering students in front of Sankyoin around when the countdown hits 9. This is a couple hours after school would normally start though, so it's hard to say what it means. It might fit a school day if there's a recess? Otherwise, it would seem to suggest a weekend.
Based on Homura's calendar in the anime, April 22 is a Friday, so this and the previous day may require being nudged forward once.
- A Reddit thread discussing the Magia Record timeline, which is a major source used in this article: 
- Most of the actual info is in the linked Google doc