Rika Ayano

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Rika Ayano
Rika Profile.png
Japanese Name 綾野 梨花 (Ayano Rika)
Voiced by Japanese: Kanae Ito

Rika Ayano is one of the original characters of the 2017 mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record

General Info

Physical features

  • Age: 14
  • Height: 153cm
  • Eye colour: Red
  • Hair colour: Blonde
  • Birthplace: Chuo Ward


  • Soul Gem: Red fleur-de-ils on her neck
  • Weapon: Compact mirror
  • Wish: For the person she likes to fall in love with her (exact wording unknown).
  • Ability: Change of Mind (Change what the subject is interested in)
  • Witch form:
  • Japanese pronoun: atashi (あたし)
  • School: Chuo Academy, Ninth Grade

Game Info

Game related data
Rarity Final Lv Type Attribute
★3 → ★4 80 Magia Attribute flame.png
Initial 3645 1565 1197
Max at ★3 12305 5396 4098
Max at ★4 15997 7015 5330
Disk accele.png Disk accele.png Disk accele.png Disk blast horizontal.png Disk charge.png
Connect: Together We'll Be Okay!
★3: Accele MP Gain UP [VI] & Probability Critical [VI]
★4: Accele MP Gain UP [VIII] & Probability Critical [VIII]
Magia: Brilliant Beam
★3: Attribute Strengthened Damage All Enemies [III]
★4: Attribute Strengthened Damage All Enemies [V] & Chance to Charm (All / 1 T)


A Magical Girl who is into the latest fashion and make-up. Rika appears to be a typical girly girl, but she is actually very seriously in love. She has been secretly admiring the same person for years. A genuine person, she gets along with everyone.

Side Story

Rika is invited to a blind date by Emiri Kisaki. Emiri brings along Hinano Miyako, who just had her heart broken. During the blind date, the boys makes fun of Hinano's youthful appearance and odd speech patterns. Rika sticks up for Hinano, much to the latter's surprise. (It's also revealed Hinano is actually a third year high school student). After the blind date Rika leaves with Emiri and Hinano. Rika admits that like Hinano she also has a broken heart. Hinano realizes she didn't say anything about that and that Emiri told Rika. Hinano then yells at Emiri for telling people embarrassing things about herself. Emiri and Rika reassure Hinano, and Rika adds that Hinano is cool for being able to confess to her crush. In Rika's case, she never confessed and her crush already has someone.

Emiri then suggests that Rika should make a wish. Emiri reveals that herself and Hinano are magical girls, and that they get one wish. She also tells Rika that magical girls have to fight monsters, but brushes it off as a walk in a park. Rika wonders if this is some sort of game, while Hinano chastises Emiri for speaking about magical girls. Rika wonders if she could wish to change a person's feelings, to which Emiri agrees. Hinano warns Rika against becoming a magical girl, but after some prompting from Emiri, suggests that Rika should wish for something that seems impossible and also to think about the price. After Rika leaves Emiri and Hinano, Kyubey appears before her and offers her a contract. Rika thinks about what Hinano and Emiri said to her. She then flashes back to how her crush is dating someone. She elects to become a magical girl, mentally apologizing to Hinano.

Rika muses that her wish was granted and is going out with her crush. Yet she still feels unhappy. Kyubey appears and asks Rika if she can explain what's wrong. Rika admits that even though she's happy, every time the person she loves smiles at her, her chest tightens. Later, Rika fights a witch and meets two other magical girls Ria Ami and Manaka Kurumi. Ria initially thinks Rika has gone berserk, and tells Rika that her fighting style is both dangerous and inelegant. Manaka then points out that Ria didn't have an elegant fighting style either, to Ria's protests. Rika then compares them to a comedy duo and explains she fights witches as a form of stress relief.

Later, Kyubey contacts Rika as she fights another witch and tells her that she's fighting dangerously. Rika is annoyed by this, but then sees Hinano is in the barrier. After the battle Rika praises Hinano, who is shocked to find Rika is a magical girl. Hinano also tells Rika her fighting style is too dangerous, and Rika explains again that it's stress relief. Hinano tells Rika to try something else, but Rika says she can't. Hinano then asks Rika why she's unhappy. Rika explains that while she wished for her love to be fulfilled, she thinks it's all fake. She says that if her crush only likes her because of a magical compulsion, then it might as well be a lie. Hinano then asks why Rika became a magical girl in the first place. Rika explains that if she didn't make a wish she would never have a chance in the first place. When Hinano asks for an explanation, Rika reveals that the person she likes is a girl. Rika asks Hinano if what she said is gross and weird, but Hinano says it's not. Rika wonders how it was so easy to reveal this truth to Hinano.

Rika and Hinano fight together against a witch. Hinano says that Rika is still fighting dangerously, but Rika says she's planning to stop after this. Rika then explains she broke up with her crush. Hinano asks if it was because it was fake love. Rika says that was part of it. She said that for four years she loved her childhood friend, but she remained friends with her. When Kyubey came, Rika admits she should have rejected his contract. She explains that she accepted the contract because when she saw her childhood friend with her new boyfriend, Rika realized that she could never give her friend that same feelings that her boyfriend did. Rika then says that if she breaks up with her friend, then the boyfriend would have a chance.

Rika tells Hinano that her wish caused the girl she liked and her boyfriend to completely forget about each other, as if they never met in the first place. Rika then explains how the boyfriend helped find Rika's lost ticket at a train station. When this happened, Rika realized the girl she likes and her boyfriend were perfect for each other. Rika explains that she's the one who broke them up, so breaking up with her girlfriend is a way of setting things right. Hinano is impressed that Rika had enough willpower to make that decision. Rika says there's one more thing she needs to do. She brings Hinano to her school, and together plants the notebook of Rika's ex-girlfriend in the bag of her ex-boyfriend. They do the same with the boy's notebook and the girl's bag. Seeing the boy and girl meet each other again, Rika says everything is great.

Afterward, Rika tells Hinano that the girl and the boy were like the prince and princess of fairy tale, and therefore destined to be together. Rika isn't sure what that makes her, but then decides she's like her friend's love Cupid. Rika is surprised to see that Hinano is crying - unaware she's crying herself. Rika asks Hinano to laugh again, but Hinano says that no-one could laugh at what happened. Finally, Rika tells Hinano she loves her....but then says it's not that way, as Hinano isn't really her type. Rika then starts laughing, Hinano stops crying, and the two affirm their friendship.

(Rika's story is continued in Ren Isuzu's Side Story.)

Event Appearances

Other Appearances



  • The characters of her last name mean "design" (綾) and "plain" (野) respectively.
  • The characters of her first name mean "pear" (梨) and "flower" (花) respectively.


  • Her illustrator is Mashimasaki
  • The Japanese text on the back of the memoria "You Are The Only Truth" is written backwards, hence the backwards English translation.


Memoria Cards

Card Effect Cooldown Eng Text Jap Text
Fashoin at Full Speed!
Draw Owner's Disks
Max Limit Break:
Draw Owner's Disks
15 turns
Max Limit Break:
13 turns
**Unique to Rika Ayano**
She's in love with all the most popular fashions, all the latest cosmetics. She loves girly fashion, but she is often treated with prejudice for her appearance.


My Dreams Continue After I Wake Up
Guaranteed Guardian (Self / 1 Turn)
Max Limit Break:
Guaranteed Guardian (Self / 1 Turn) + Regenerate HP [IX]
7 turns
Max Limit Break:
6 turns
I wonder what kind of dream I had while I was waiting for you? Do I still want to keep the memories of that day—the ones I wrote in my diary—a secret from you? After waking up from a happy dream, there's nothing to be sad about. I can just continue my dream with you, the one who is right here in front of me. 君を待っている間に見た夢は、どんな夢だっただろう?

君にはまだ秘密にしておきたい、日記に書いたあの日の思い出? 幸せな夢から覚めたって、悲しむことなんて何もない 夢の続きはこれから、目の前にいる君とまた始めればいい

Nori is always important!
Accele MPUP [IV] (Slef / 3 T)
Max Limit Break:
Accele MPUP [VI] (Slef / 3 T)
10 turns
Max Limit Break:
8 turns
"After all, I think the tension and force are crucial, but...."

"Right. Yeah, yeah, I get it-" "That is...chow down on the decoration of that chocolate-!" "Let's see-! I'm going to do it! Nooo!"

This is the Fragrance of Love
Anti-Bind & Defense UP [I]
Max Limit Break: Anti-Bind & Defense UP [II]
Passive It's okay if I'm only dreaming, or even if it's all an illusion. Put aside any thoughts of guilt or deception. Just for now, I want to take in this sweet smell for a little longer, and let it cloud my senses. 夢でも幻でも、何だっていい。

嘘とか罪悪感とか、そういうのも置いといて。 今はただ、もう少しだけ、この甘い匂いに酔っていたい。

You Are The Only Truth
Normal: Status Ailment Resistance [II] (All / 1 T)Max Limit Break: Status Ailment Resistance [IV] (All / 1 T) Passive Let's go back. To the peaceful world...

I will find the real you out and bring you back by any means. I will never be misled nor trust it. Even if the fake impersonates your voice, and talks in your words

さぁ、帰ろう。穏やかな世界へ… 本物の君を見つけ出して、必ず連れ戻すよ。 僕は惑わされたり、信じたりしない。


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