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  • All-Star Cast: Take a look at this list...
  • Cash Cow Franchise: Madoka was already becoming a Long Runner in the game of intellectual properties making bank over the long term, but Magia Record is unquestionably the single most successful entry, in both zeitgeist penetration and monetary return, since the original show and Rebellion. It's not quite as rock-solid on the grossing charts as some of the other eight hundred ton gorillas of the mobile gaming world (including its obvious predecessor Fate/Grand Order), but its highest profile events tend to have it hanging out in the top twenty list of the grossing charts regularly, and it often cracks into the coveted top five positions. Its success fueled a new wave of Madoka works beginning in 2018.
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  • Development Hell: The game was initially slated for May 2017, but then was delayed to June. Then it got delayed again to August. The official parody comic Magia Report had a field day with all the delays.
  • Dummied Out: Animation tied to Corbeau's Magia (but nothing more) was found way back during the first Tart event but wasn't actually used; eventually this changed when she became playable for the second Tart event.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • Eroha for Iroha due to this page in the official parody comic Magia Report. The swimsuit outfit she got in-game did not help.
    • Legbreaker for Yachiyo, for mangling Tsukuyo's legs in Chapter 4.
    • Rika is usually called Saber-face because her artist is known to copy Takashi Takeuchi's style and made a lot of Fate/ stay night fanarts. She's also commonly refered to as a snail (with her head photo-shopped onto a snail's body) due to her extremely long attack animations.
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    • Gorilla is a term referring to a character sporting a 3/1/1 disk distribution (such as Rena).
    • When talking about the groups, the fans usually uses Nanami-ke for the main characters, Tokiwa-gumi for Nanaka's team, and simply Azalea for the titular event's main characters.
    • The Memoria "A Once Empty World" is often called World of Bullshit due to it allowing players to win or lose Mirrors matches based on random dodges. It's not the only one to have that effect, but it is the first and the most well-known.
    • Sana is referred to as "Snaa" on Image Boards.
  • Follow the Leader:
    • Magia Report, the parody manga that stars a borderline psychotic alternation of the main character who serves as both the court jester and the gameplay guide of the game, which then has a part in the April Fool day is also done by Fate/Grand Order and its Learning with Manga! FGO.
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    • "Howa Howa Girl"/"Wait, You Got It Wrong!" event has an structure that's a lot like FGO Setsubun 2018 event, being a tower-climbing event using a fatigue system, complete with extra challenge floors beyond the advertised event stories.
  • Marth Debuted in "Smash Bros.": In Japan, Holy Mami was released as a playable character in an in-game event before Main Story Chapter 6 was released there. In the North America localization, Chapter 6 came first and marked the character's debut that way.
  • Meaningful Release Date: For various events in the Japanese version:
    • It's unclear how intentional this was, but 2018's Puella Magi Tart Magica event began the day after Valentine's Day...which was also the day after Ash Wednesday in 2018.
    • The 2018 Puella Magi Suzune Magica event began on May 1st, the day after Walpurgis Night. The 2019 sequel event began on Halloween.
    • The announcement of Nagisa Momoe's release was on October 26th, 2018, the fifth anniversary of Rebellion's release.
  • No Dub for You: Mainly because of the large amount of voiced dialog (particularly the cutscenes) that would be too tedious and expensive to dub.
  • No Export for You:
    • The game was officially available only in Japan at first. In August 2018 a Chinese release was announced. The North America version was announced on April 19th, 2019, and released on June 25th, 2019.
    • The 2018 April Fools' Day camera mode event, "Mitama's Photography Meet", was not ported to the official NA version when "FM Kamihama" was. Instead of Iroha's and Madoka's group members appearing without warning as their Magia Report selves in camera mode, their "costumes" can be unlocked in the Support Points shop and used on demand.
  • Schedule Slip:
    • The game was delayed several times, as covered under Development Hell above.
    • The Mirrors mode has an ongoing plot of its own. After the game released, the story was updated once on September 2017. And then...nothing. It took nearly a year for Mirrors to update again, at the end of August 2018. It's especially galling because the plot stalled on a cliffhanger involving a popular character.
    • The anime adaptation was originally announced for a 2019 premiere but was delayed to January 2020.
  • Shout-Out: Someone at the naming department of the game really likes Kenji Miyazawa's works. Iroha's, Mifuyu's and Yachiyo's doppel names refer to Night on the Galactic Railroad, Shitori Egumo refers to the poem of the same name, Touka and Nemu's doppel names refer to two different works of him as well, Kuro's witch name is Matasaburo, and Kanagi's doppel refers to The Cat Office.
  • Teasing Creator: For the first few months of the game Sayaka Miki was conspicuous through her absence. Her appearence in-game was limited to The Cameo in Mami Tomoe's sidestory. Players would post sad Sayaka images in response to the game's Twitter announcements. In what might overlap with Ascended Meme, an event released in November 2017 features a battle against Madoka, Homura, Mami, Kyoko...and an empty spot where Sayaka would be. Ironically, a battle in the 2018 April Fools' Day event had Sayaka present along with Madoka, Mami and Kyoko - but Homura's the one replaced with the empty spot, probably because her non-glasses self wasn't in the game yet.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Besides differences in interface (possibly implying some of the mechanics worked differently than in the final release), pre-release screenshots showed Iroha with AAABC disk layout (instead of AABBC) and Himika as a 3-star unit, when she's a base 4-star in the actual game.
    • If the staff's comment in the first anniversary livestream about Iroha's birthday is true, then the game was intended to be launched at Walpurgisnacht before it was delayed.
  • Wiki Rule: The game has a few, including an English one.
    • Links to English translations can be found here and here.
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