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Sequel to Burning Rhapsody. Can also be called Majin Goukaroku Shinmeikai.
If you read this page, it is assumed you read the prequel's own page.


After Burning Rhapsody's events, the Jiyubudoka, now led by Nii Dakara, are asserting political control over Japan. The Majin menace having been lifted around Kyoto, the focus of attention switched to Edo.
Still in his pursuit of his half-sisters, Zen'i only goes back to Edo upon hearing about a tournament even bigger than before, this time blatantly organized by the Jiyubudoka. But as with anything which involves the Jiyubudoka, mystery lurks around.
This issue brings two new entrants: Genkai, Kyoku's older sister who is going after him for running out on his clan and punish Shinku for her having helped the Jiyubudoka; and Akira, a mysterious young girl who is a member of an unknown dark brotherhood, out to avoid the Jiyubudoka seizing too much power.
The story is in two parts: Battle, the Tournament Arc, and Upheaval, which centers around the events occuring after it and the power shift caused by Iroha.

Burning Rhapsody Newlight contains examples of:

  • After the End: This aspect is clearly downplayed in contrast to the original since the Majins have declined.
  • Antagonist Title: The "new light" refers to Iroha, the main villainess.
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  • Badass Family: The Hajiro are expanded upon with one more member as a playable character. Akira is also Zen'i's half-sister much like Saki. And then comes Iroha who expands upon the Kazama domain with exposing Nii and herself as Kazama too.
  • Black Sheep: Iroha reveals Nii was this within the Kazama.
  • Call-Back: In Ignition, Nii used Iroha's bindings as head to the Jiyubudoka to meet his ends. In Battle, Iroha uses Nii's bindings as head of the Jiyubudoka to meet her own ends.
  • City Noir: The atmosphere in Edo. Even the Star Tower isn't immune from this, as it is in early construction stages.
  • Demon Slaying: Much less present since Majins are seemingly regressing by themselves.
  • Downer Ending: Once again, everyone has one of their own in both stories (though as far as Battle goes, it's a universal shot of Iroha taking over as Empress), and canon has it no better.
    • Battle has Iroha successfully accessing the Emperor in everyone's back, and ditching the Jiyubudoka.
    • Upheaval gets in on it too. Even though the Jiyubudoka are effectively destroyed, everyone realizes (too late) that it accomplished nothing when Iroha is revealed. Nii escapes unharmed (except mentally), and Iroha defeats every single person who made it to her at this point.
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  • Dramatic Irony: Nii's entire schtick as a bloodline extermination supporter gets ironic when he's born in one.
  • Lighter and Softer: Even though Yuun and Saki, the few "good" characters, are absent, this trope is present in regards to the previous one. The Evil vs. Evil trope is now less omnipresent, with Rin becoming a honest-to-goodness good character, Noriaki more or less making a Heel–Face Turn, Kyoku and Itami realizing they don't need to attack everyone on-sight to accomplish their goals and cementing their alliance, etc. The only aversion is Asuka, who makes a Cerebus Callback to her story in the original and refuses a recruitment attempt into the Jiyubudoka by Nii (but for once he had legit reasons to need her help) and has a Sanity Slippage (even though instead of choosing murder as the solution, she runs off and sides with Junichi).
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  • Kick the Son of a Bitch: Nii is victim of this by Iroha.
  • Not Just a Tournament: Yet again. Because the Jiyubudoka are responsible, and because this time Nii frontlines. Everyone suspects he got Out-Gambitted.
  • Recurring Boss: Nii. This time, he actually is the default Final Boss to everybody. Meeting him means a Bad Ending, again.
  • Spirited Competitor: Kyoku comes back to being this after defeating Zen'i in the tournament.

New characters:

Introduced in Battle:

    Genkai Hajiro 
Profile:
  • Height: 164 cm
  • Weight: 61 kg
  • From: Nagoya
Kyoku's older sister, that he himself had adopted into the clan after finding her completely alone. She became a master of fighting quickly after training with the clan, and is one of the clan's main figures.

Tropes associated with Genkai:

    Akira 
Profile:
  • Height: 163 cm
  • Weight: 51 kg
  • From: Unknown
An unknown girl who spies on Edo's evolution for another secret organization to contrast the Jiyubudoka's coming to the spotlight. She's seldom willing to speak to anyone, for they could hear her grim determination through her voice. What is she after?
Actually Saki's Evil Counterpart, born from Zen'i's father whom he killed during the act. Her mother was so traumatized by the event, she committed suicide in front of Akira after implanting her memories and feelings of this event. Her objective of course is to avenge her father by killing Zen'i.

Tropes associated with Akira:

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    Machiko Iroha / Iroha Kazama 
Profile:
  • Height: 173 cm
  • Weight: 65 kg
  • From: Unknown
The old leader of the Jiyubudoka who Nii thought he murdered during the events of the Burning Rhapsody, she subverts his authority within the organization via staying behind the scenes.
She's actually one of the last Kazama alive behind her alias, and she's responsible for her family's extinction, as well as several other bloodlines. She's also the one who saved Nii from the Kazama Clan's death sentence, unknown to him.

Tropes associated with Iroha:

Introduced in Upheaval:

    Gorosuke Hibi 
Profile:
  • Height: 185 cm
  • Weight: 83 kg
  • Age: 18
  • From: Kyoto
Yasuke's half-brother who doesn't share Seiga lineage with him. Eternally jealous of his brother, he started his journey of revenge when Yasuke left, by entering the Jiyubudoka and staging the public execution of his mother by the Jiyubodoka, accusing her of supporting a bloodline activist Hostile Takeover. He since joined Nii's closed circles.

Tropes associated with Gorosuke:

    Yuri / Mikawanomiya no Yurinahime 
Profile:
  • Height: 166 cm
  • Weight: 55 kg
  • From: Edo
The former princess. She takes up fighting after her father suddenly became a brainwashed Puppet King in order to free him from his shackles.

Tropes associated with Yuri:

    Hakka 
Profile:
  • Height: 175 cm
  • Weight: 70 kg
  • From: Mashi Village
An assassin from a secluded village, out on a mysterious mission. His mission is actually to blow himself up and destroy the Imperial Palace, taking out as many important persons as possible.

Tropes associated with Hakka:

    Soji 
Profile:
  • Height: 178 cm
  • Weight: 80 kg
  • From: Unknown
A mysterious fighter wielding Majin powers. Unlike Akira, he has a more ruthless approach to the Gojin ideal and thus kills any who fight him.

Tropes associated with Soji:

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