As Iroha recovers from facing off the Rumor of the Machibito Horse, another rumor lurks. Also, a certain blond hair, twin-tailed magical girl that welds a huge hammer appears.
If you look at the intro, yes, the big hammer magical girl, Mitsuki Felicia finally appears. Of course, she is a bit reckless, but skilled when it comes to hunting witches. She causes problems to Tokiwa Nanaka’s team, which consists of Chun Meiyui, Shinobu Akira and Natsume Kako. Well, Felicia doesn’t seem to care about their safety. After all, her main focus is to kill those witches. This can explain why she is notorious. Even so, it’s interesting how they adapted part of her magical girl story.
Now on with the rumor. There are some slight changes between the video games/manga and the anime. Instead of paper falling counting down the hours left to doom after Iroha and Felicia including Kyoko drank that water, the anime does something different. I find it clever how the anime changes the hourly countdown to extreme luck.
Besides Iroha hiring Felicia in exchange for some ice cream like in the video games, they play some luck-based games. As expected, they won every time. Iroha finds this strange about this strange luck. Not only that, they also show the summoning of magical girls from the actual Magia Record mobile game. Sadly, most of the time, I don’t have that kind of luck to summon 4-star magical girls, although I did manage to get two 4-stars in one ten roll.
Of course, Yachiyo and Tsuruno eventually breaks the news to Iroha and Felicia that they got themselves involved with a rumor. They have a plan to defeat it. Iroha bribes Felicia with the promise with a meal. She accepts only to mess up their plan by beating the crap out of the vendor who is selling the lucky water. In other words, Felicia ruined Yachiyo’s plan as it’s intended to buy them some more time.
Lastly, when Yachiyo, Iroha, Tsuruno, and Felicia dives deeper in finding where the rumors are, we see some of the grunts from the main villain group. Yes, the Black Feathers from the Wings of Magius appears claiming to save magical girls and removing all existence of witches. This entices Felicia to change sides since she hates witches a lot. Will she turn against Iroha and her friends? Well find out sooner or later.
As expected, Kyoko finally shows up. Yes, she has some involvement in this story arc, but she didn’t appear to drink that water with Iroha and Felicia. Then again, she might have done it off screen. Either way, Yachiyo seems to have warned Kyoko about taking other magical girls’ kills. This makes me wonder, where is Sayaka? ¶