Puella Magi Tart Magica: The Legend of "Jeanne d'Arc" (魔法少女たると☆マギカ The Legend of "Jeanne d'Arc" Mahō Shōjo Taruto Magika: The Legend of "Jeanne d'Arc") is the fifth spin-off in the Puella Magi franchise, written and illustrated by Golden Pe Done. It is one of three spin-offs that have been released after Rebellion, with the other two being Puella Magi Oriko Magica: Sadness Prayer and Puella Magi Suzune Magica. It began serialization in Manga Time Kirara Magica vol. 10 on November 8, 2013, following the conclusion of Golden Pe Done's previous serial, Homura's Revenge.
The first collected volume was published on June 12th, 2014 in Japan, and the second will be published on February 12th, 2015. The North American release of the first volume is set for April 21, 2015.
Joan of Arc is revered as a hero of the Hundred Years’ War and a saint of the Catholic Church. But her leadership and strength of character in her time did not escape the notice of Kyubey, who, even in the fifteenth-century, sought magical girl candidates for their valuable energies. With her friends and fellow magical girls fighting at her side, Joan fights the English occupiers of France – but will she soon find herself fighting something much more sinister?!
Tart (タルト Taruto) / Jeanne d'Arc (ジャンヌ・ダルク Jan'nu Daruku)
Liz Hawkwood (リズ・ホークウッド Rizu Hōkuuddo)
Melissa de Vignolles (メリッサ・ド・ヴィニョル Merissa do Vinyoru)
Eliza Celjska (エリザ・ツェリスカ Eriza Tserisuka)
Corbeau (コルボー Korubou)
Lapin (ラピヌ Rapinu)
Minou (ミヌゥ Minū)
Kyubey (キュゥべえ Kyūbē)
- "Tart" is one of the alternate spellings of Joan of Arc's last name.
- Tart's three magical girl companions are also named after famous figures from 1400's Europe. John Hawkwood, Étienne de Vignolles, and Barbora Celjská.
- The villainous magical girls are animal-themed. They call themselves by animal names in French and wear masks that match their animal. "Lapin" means "rabbit", "Corbeau" means "raven", and "Minou" means "pussy".
- The first eight pages of volume 1 are available for official preview here. Click on the orange button. (Japanese)
- The first eight pages of volume 2 are available for official preview here. Click on the orange button. (Japanese)