Sayuki Fumino

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Sayuki Fumino
Sayuki PM.png
Japanese Name (史乃 沙優希) Fumino Sayuki
Voiced by Japanese: Machico

Sayuki Fumino is a playable character in the 2017 mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record. She first appeared in April 2017 in the event The howa-howa girl tries her best! ~Wait, this is a misunderstanding!~ and was made playable in June 2019.

General Info

Physical features

  • Eye colour: Orange
  • Hair colour: Peach

Other

  • Soul Gem: Orange rectangle located at base of her neck
  • Weapon: Microphone
  • Wish: For a friend to share her joy (interests) with
  • Witch form: Gannishikudoku
  • Japanese pronoun: watashi ()
  • School: Mizuna Girls' School

Game Info

Game related data
Rarity Final Lv Type Attribute
★4 → ★5 100 Support Attribute light.png
STATS HP ATK DEF
Initial 6242 1797 1724
Max at ★4 22146 6609 6071
Max at ★5 27907 8339 7651
Disks
Disk accele.png Disk accele.png Disk blast horizontal.png Disk charge.png Disk charge.png
Connect: Now, we shall avenge!
★4: Attack UP [VII] & Accele MPUP [VII]
★5: Attack UP [X] & Accele MPUP [IX]
Magia: Next Song is This
★4: Damage to all enemies [V] & Attack UP & Defense UP (All / 5T)
★5: Damage to all enemies [VII] & Attack UP & Defense UP (All / 5T) & Status Ailment Resistance UP (All / 5 T)
Doppel: Gannishikudoku
Damage to all enemies [IX] & Attack UP & Defense UP (All / 5T) & Status Ailment Resistance UP (All / 5 T)

Summary

A magical girl who has the somewhat odd hobby of collecting Japanese swords. She tends to lose sight of her surroundings when it comes to things she likes, so when she's excited by swords she tends to let out squeaks of admiration. She's also active as a local idol, promoting the historic Mizuna district.

Doppel Description

The Doppel of duty. Its form is a shortsword. The master of this emotion is convinced that the excessive expectations and envy directed at her by others– that giant mass of selfish affection– are solely her responsibility to take on. This Doppel exists so that, when its master’s heart eventually becomes too worn-down to fulfill that obligation, it can assist her with her one final task. All of this Doppel’s power fundamentally exists for its master’s sake alone, but because of its merciful disposition, it also selects one lucky companion to receive the privilege of departing alongside its master. It’s very mistake-prone, and tends to accidentally send off only the companion, but that just adds to its charm.

Side Story

The following is a summary posted on 4chan's /pmmm/ general by Summary Anon.
When she was a kid, her parents brought her to an idol's performance. It became a trauma for her as the crowd went too wild and she was almost squeezed to death.

Nothing abnormal happens as she grows up in a happy family with loving parents. While her interest in katanas and their history created a gap between her and her classmates, they get along pretty well since they respected her love for katanas and her disinterest for their more modern interests like TV, idols etc. However, she feels a little lonely since she lacks someone to share her interests with, and this feeling grew during a visit to the local art museum when she sees adults and elders coming in pairs to view the katanas like she is. The feeling grew stronger when she missed the opportunity to speak with a girl from her school who also seems interested in these katanas (Mayu).

Kyubey seized this opportunity and tried to contract her, but first used the morning to calm the poor girl down as she thought he was going to eat her, then had to explain to the dense girl until sunset that contracting with him allows one wish of her desire to be granted at the price of fighting witches.

Sayuki only got the part about fighting evil witches to protect people, and is hesitant at first since she sucks at sports, but is convinced by Kyubey that he will assist, magic will boost her, and only a chosen few can take up the task since she thinks it is a duty to protect people if she has the power.

However, Kyubey has to wait until night comes since the girl doesn't really have anything to wish for. She asks for suggestions, so Kyubey says some wish for money, but Sayuki thinks this is a bad idea since she would be able to take care of the katanas that she will buy if she has the money (she has a collection of katanas since collecting them is also a hobby), though Kyubey says some wishing to improve their situation strikes a chord. Thus, she wishes for a friend to share her joy, and the contract is sealed. Alas, she was not able to meet Mayu again on her regular trips to the museum, though Kyubey assured her that he has granted her wish. One day, she is approached by a lady in suit who introduced herself as an agent and asks if Sayuki is interested in becoming an idol.

This brought back her trauma and she pleads for anything but that, but the lady is able to calm her down. Seeing how Sayuki really has no interest, the lady prepares to leave, dejected since she believes Sayuki whom she regularly sees at the katana corner of the museum is the perfect candidate for being the local idol of Mizuna promoting the region's history related with weapons. They have even prepared with an interview with the famed local swordsmith.

This caught Sayuki's attention as she is interested in the histories of weapons and the weapons itself, and that blacksmith is one of her idols. She found herself caught in the flow since her mother loves the idea as she knows her daughter is interested in sharing her knowledge on katanas, and this themed idol is perfect for her. She even managed to convince Sayuki that buying and having her personal katana crafted with her own hard earned cash is wonderful.

While Sayuki agrees and eventually takes up the offer, she wonders why her wish led her to become an idol when she wants to have friends of common interest to talk about katanas with. Sayuki is dense, clumsy and slow at learning, so she had a hard time learning how to dance and sing as an idol. Her trauma during childhood worsened her motivation and she really wanted to quit, but lacked the courage to speak up. The day become worse when her manager informs her that the shooting of her music video will be coming up, thus the number of lessons will increase as well.

While her manger gives her words of encouragement on how hard work never betrays, Sayuki herself is doubtful since she has been pushed by the flow and never felt that she has improved at all.

One day, she was called to her manager's office after lessons, and she wondered if she was to be fired. To her surprise, her manager announced that they will be holding her first concert as Mizuna's local idol. It seems her music video was a success, and her official SNS is able to attract enough audience to hold a mini-concert. Flashbacks come as Sayuki is frozen by trauma and is sure the audience will tear her apart if she messes up and tries to make excuses. Eventually, her trust for her manager outweighs her own uncertainties, and she accepts the arrangement, training even harder. Sayuki wonders if Kyubey mistook her wish for having friends to enjoy katana interests with having people to have a good time together.

On the big day, Sayuki's parents drive her there personally and took the front seat at the mini-concert. However, the crowd assembled triggers her fright of being squeezed to death like when she was young, and she is sure they will have her head when she screws up.

Her manager notices her stage fright and gave words of encouragement. Eventually, she tells Sayuki if anything goes wrong, she can blame her and the company for poor managing. Sayuki cannot comply, and her manager tells her to relax since they are in this together. She should do her best and have a good time with the audience. Sayuki wonders why her wish was granted this way, but is brought back to reality when the call to go is given.

The warm and welcoming audience (Rena at the front and the loudest) allowed Sayuki to relax and not see them as enemies but as friends. She is able to give a stunning and perfect performance, winning everyone present, and earning her a strong fanbase as they love her performance and her in depth explanations of katanas and their histories. Rena's presence gave her a great confidence boost since she realized her love for katanas is not dead to people of the same gender and age.

The successful concert gave Sayuki a huge boost in confidence and she thanked her manager in the aftermath for approaching her. While it is not what she expected, her wish to have a good time with people sharing her love for katanas is indeed granted.From then on, Sayuki's fame and confidence grew steadily. Her instructors and managers agree that while she is still dense, clumsy and slow in learning, she has becoming more positive and used hardwork to overcome her weakness.

Eventually, she has amassed enough fame to hold a concert in a huge stadium, and the whole team is looking forward to it as well. However, the overexcited crowd exploded with emotion, pushing down the security stands and squeezing with each other when Sayuki came on stage. This awoke Sayuki's childhood trauma and the girl broke down on stage in tears, forcing the concert to come to a halt.

Sayuki wonders if it is her wish that made the crowd lose control and went wild, overcoming with guilt and once again considering to quit. Instead of reprimanding her, her manager gave her tickets to the art's museum to take a break since she has been working very hard all this time. Sayuki took the tickets and agreed to rest for a while with guilt.

At the museum, Sayuki slowly relaxes as she indulges in her hobby and is enjoying the quiet atmosphere. It is then where she meets the girl from before again, though she still lacks the confidence to speak to her.

This time round though, their eyes met, and the girl speaks up instead. After introducing themselves, Mayu wonders if Sayuki likes katanas since she has seen her in the corner plenty of times. The excited Sayuki gave a positive reply and asks if Mayu shares the same interest. Sayuki is dejected at first when Mayu says no, but lights up again when Mayu explains she is interested in katanas since it is part of her job acting as a guide, but also part of her interest as an art restorer. She managed to get Sayuki to teach her about katanas, be it the history of different models and how to identify their characteristics. They had such a great time together that they didn't notice the museum is about to close. Sayuki is very nervous at first to try to befriend Mayu in fear of rejection, but seeing how Mayu also seems to be flustered about something, Sayuki gained the courage and successfully befriends Mayu, someone who shares same interests as she does.

The action gave Sayuki a burst of courage to ask her manager to post an announcement on her official SNS. Before the start of her third day tour, she pleads to the crowd to not push and squeeze towards the stage as it threatens their safety and she does not want anyone to get hurt or have bad memories. Her plea is returned by huge applause and passion as the audiences are touched by her concern for their safety, and they keep to their promise, enjoying the concert without going too wild, and we can see Rena and Mayu enjoying themselves as well.

After the concert, Mayu thanked Sayuki for inviting her, giving her the best experience for her first attendance to a concert as she can enjoy Sayuki's performance clearly and safely. Sayuki believes that speaking out is important no matter the results and swears to protect the kind people who have been kind to her.

P.S: Mayu has not contracted in this story yet, and we can assume that she has also became a close friend to Sayuki, so much so that even her manager knows of her. Rena is a fan of Sayuki since her debut, and is still a hardcore fan today.

Event Appearances

Other Appearances

She was first mentioned by Rena as being one of her favorite idols. Her first physical appearance was in The howa howa girl event.

Etymology

  • The characters of her last name mean "history" (史) and "from/accordingly" (乃) respectively.
  • The characters of her first name mean "sand" (沙), "gentle" (優) and "hope" (希) respectively.

Trivia

  • She loves ancient swords as the item that was stolen from her was a book on the subject and she wears a barrette with a sword motif.
  • She was first mentioned in Chapter 2 of Magia Record's Main Story as Rena Minami's favorite idol.
  • 'Gannishikudoku' (願以此功徳) is a term that means 'wish success'

Gallery

Memoria Cards

Card Effect Cooldown Eng Text Jap Text
Cause I'm an Idol and a Magical Girl
Normal:
Attack UP [III] & Guaranteed Anti-Fog
Max Limit Break:
Attack UP [IV] & Guaranteed Anti-Fog
Passive It was difficult for her to become an idol and become a magical girl as well.

She's rather clumsy and bad at getting the hang of everything. Nevertheless, she never gets discouraged, never gets disheartened, never gives up hope, and even laughs. Because Sayuki Fumino represents hopes and dreams since she's an idol and a magical girl.

アイドルになることも魔法少女になることも

どんくさくて要領が悪い彼女にとっては前途多難 それでも、めげず、くじけず、諦めず、彼女は笑う だって、史乃沙優希は夢と希望の象徴・アイドルで魔法少女なんだから

Messages from Precious Friends
Normal:
Regenerate HP [III] (Self / 3T) & Remove Debuffs (Self)
Max Limit Break:
Regenerate HP [IV] (Self / 3T) & Remove Debuffs (Self)
Normal:
10 turns
Max Limit Break:
9 turns
Handwritten words, words across a screen, short messages, long messages ...

Although the form changes, it's the same feeling that is formed and all of them are put into that feeling for her, above all else the pleasant message "We're cheering for you". I can do my best with just that feeling.

手書きの言葉、画面越しの言葉、短いメッセージ、長いメッセージ…

形は違えど、そのどれもに込められているのは同じ形の気持ち 彼女にとってのその気持ちこそ、何より嬉しいメッセージ 「応援してます」その気持ちだけでなんだって頑張れる

Place Where You Can Meet Everyone
Max Limit Break:
Guaranteed Anti-Darkness & Change to Anti-Skill Seal & Attack UP [II]
Passive "Everyone~! I'm so glad to see you again today! "

At first, this wasn't the place where I wanted to be, but then I began to notice the cheers more than the lights... Since that time, it has become an irreplaceable place for her.

「皆さ~ん!今日もお会いできて嬉しいですぅ~!」

始めは、望んで得た場所ではなかった けれど、ライトよりも輝く声援に気付いた時… その時から、ここは彼女にとってかけがえのない居場所となった

To Museums on the Weekends
Normal:
Accele MPUP [V] & Damage UP [III] (Self / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
Accele MPUP [VI] & Damage UP [IV] (Self / 1 T)
Normal:
6 turns
Max Limit Break:
5 turns
This is a sublime existence, brought into being by being struck over and over by the hands of a craftsman.

The thought of it going through so many different hands, the history it cultivated as it went through the long, long ages. Left feelings various things, it is a special treasure for her.

それは、ひとつひとつ職人の手で打たれた至高の存在

多くの人々の手を渡ってきたことで込められた思い 長い長い時の中を歩んできたことで培われた歴史 様々なことを感じさせてくれる、彼女にとって特別な宝物

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