Talk:Minor Magia Record Witches and Doppels
- Actually, that makes a lot more sense and would explain the backwards R letter. Sondenise (talk) 18:30, 4 April 2022 (UTC)
Digressive information about "Slave of Anima"
Long time no see. I’d like to add an additional information about "Slave of Anima". I guess that it may be too digressive to add them directly to the article. --Mokyubacky (talk) 19:22, 8 April 2022 (UTC)
- The word "anima" is originally a Latin word with multiple meanings, such as "wind," "the vital principle," and "life." The most famous derivative of "anima" that we know of is "animation." It means "animate + -ion," i.e., "the act of breathing life or soul into something."
- By the way, there is an interesting interpretation of "Slave of Anima". That is, "Anima" in the Witch name could be exactly "Animation," i.e., a dark humor joke about the poor working environment in the animation production field. In the MADOGATARI exhibition, Inu Curry have been created and exhibited an "animation witch." The name of this witch's minions is "SYACHIKU." Shachiku in Japanese literally means "company livestock," and slangy refers to wage laborers who work very hard under poor working conditions. Also, Slave of anima is placed in a spinning wheel and roasted over a fire from below. There is a Japanese expression "hi-no-kuruma," which refers to a harsh financial situation where makeshift solutions become everyday events (this also shares an origin with Karin's Doppel). It could be a reference to the very tight anime production schedule for Magia Record, and the fact that Slave of anima is a "dog-shaped witch" also makes it possible that this is a self-deprecating joke by Inu Curry (especially since Mr. Doroinu sometimes refers to himself as a "dog").
- But, of course, there can be other interpretations. The series of allusions mentioned here may indicate that weak (and disadvantaged) megucas such as Kuroe and Kuro are forced to live hand-to-mouth existences (personally, I think this interpretation is more elegant).
- Regarding "shachiku", her barrier could be based on the salaryman. There are computer icons and charts similar to what one would find in an office job, and the pig mascot is also dressed as a salaryman. Plus, the other runes in her labyrinth are "deadline" and "accomplish". Homupizza8 (talk) 13:57, 27 May 2022 (UTC)
Is This Page Necessary?
Considering minor Witches in the original anime (such as Uhrmann) got entire pages dedicated to them, and Box Wood had a page long before she was added to the game, is a page compiling anime-exclusive Witches necessary? I understand that in the years since the original anime's release, even the minor Witches got more content through games and such that could fill out their pages, but they were still given individual pages from the start. --Garr9988 (talk) 21:33, 8 April 2022 (UTC)