"Wait..wait..wait... Wh..WHAT IS THIS?", Madoka continued yelling toward the mirror as she walked forward, extending a hand and touching the window. Truth was, you weren't Madoka, Madoka was an anime character. You were now Madoka.Magia Revolution
—Magia Revolution, episode 1.
(aka Puella Magi /a/nonymous Magica) is a series of Puella Magi Madoka Magica Choose Your Own Adventure
games which started with one basic premise: Taking Madoka Kaname
from the main timeline of the anime, and handing control of her body to the anonymous folks
at 4chan's /a/ board
. The same anonymous folks who may be aware of the horrors the show brings
Once Madoka's mind is swapped with that of /a/'s collective consciousness, her physical form is turned into a Genre Savvy
crusader, naming themselves Faust
, who seeks to set things right in the Madokaverse. Uncontrollable plot points from the show remain present, but the actual plot diverges drastically as a result of game breaking decision making and abilities courtesy of Anonymous. There are many complications; meddling of the timeline has led to, among others, the appearance of Oriko, Kirika and Yuma as well as Kazumi
, increasingly unforeseeable events
, and the consciousness of the real Madoka needing to be jettisoned...somewhere...whenever Anonymous takes control of her body. The series started out very lightheartedly (by lighthearted, we mean Anonymous-controlled Madoka being hilariously Out of Character
on the first day) before drifting in and out of Serious Business
territory, albeit with a steady turn for the Darker and Edgier
. It doesn't hold back with the Shipping
Magia Revolution ran a total of 23 episodes posted over the course of over a week in both the /a/ board and, towards the end, the /tg/ board. Like other imageboard-based CYOA, part of the fun is reading the choices and reactions made by Anonymous as they grew increasingly paranoid of the fate of the characters as the story progressed. Very NSFW
frequently due to the nature of Anonymous, the author's impressively deranged mind, and, after the halfway point, a very
persistent spammer at /a/ who was the primary reason threads were alternately posted between /a/ and /tg/.
Revolution is followed by four CYOAs:
- Magia Covenant, an interquel that takes place between Revolution and Sketch, in which Anonymous is given the helm of an Incubator named Anonbey/Anbey. As you would expect, this CYOA can be rather grim, even by Revolution standards.
- Magia Sketch, which picks up from where Revolution left off following a two-week time skip with a seemingly Lighter and Softer Slice of Life plot; only time will tell if it stays this way (it didn't). Finished at 12 episodes, but was then Ret Conned when Magia Rebuild started.
- Magia Rebuild, the true sequel to Revolution.
- Magia: Price of Justice, A sub-series that takes place after Rebuild, though they are not directly connected.
- Magia Resonance, the first part of Price of Justice. Instead of controlling Faust, the audience takes the place of Sayaka instead.
- The author have planned four more CYOA: Requiem, Radiant, Radical and Rainfall.
Heavy spoilers for both Puella Magi Madoka Magica
, both spinoffs
and the entirety of this story below.
The entirety of the work can be found here
, organized by series.
This work provides examples of:
Tropes pertaining to Magia Rebuild:
- Bittersweet Ending: Madoka ends up dying trying to save Faust. This however causes Faust's soul to manifest and take control of Madoka's body again. She forms the Spear of Destiny, destroys her witch, causing a paradox, recreating the world to be a happier place (?), but at the cost of Faust's existence trapped in the Starcrossed Place for hundreds of years. Only Homura remembers her. Remind you of something?
- Hope Spot: When it seems like Faust is about to lose all her magic and witch out in Episode 21, she makes use of her Anbey Relationship Value to restore her power. And she's not going anywhere for a while, right? Oh wait, no actually, she did go witch.
- Multiple Endings: In a sense. Faust hits a Bad End in episode 8, but they got to try again.
- No Name Given: The Witch of Infinity
- Relationship Values: Because Faust's power relates to the girls, her only thing that keep herself anchored to Madoka Magica universe, she has this as a gauge of how strong her powers manifest. That's including Sayaka's Healing Factor, even though she doesn't contract this time.
- Same with Madoka's arrows. Which gives Faust no small amount of worry when she discovers that these powers work by remotely grabbing power from the other person's magical reserves.