|Japanese Name||西中 ミカ|
Mika Nishinaka (西中 ミカ Nishinaka Mika) is a background character in Puella Magi Suzune Magica. Mika is a character from Arisa's past whose only appearance is during her backstory.
Mika seems very haughty and commanding, though easily angered, and quick to resort to violence.
Mika was the leader of a group of two other bullies who often targeted Arisa. The girls did things like stuffing trash in and writing graffiti on Arisa's desk, stealing her money, and beating her up; and since Arisa had no friends nor anyone to turn to for help, with other people constantly avoiding her despite showing sympathy for her situation, this made it all the easier to target her.
After making her wish, Arisa then confronted the bullies at school. Mika demanded money from Arisa, and when Arisa refused to follow Mika's commands and told the bullies to stop targeting her, Mika grabbed her by the shirt and tried to punch her. Arisa caught Mika's fist in her hand and crushed it with her strength magic, cracking and possibly even breaking the bones. Mika's companions then led Mika away.
Sometime after, Arisa beat up Mika and her friends in revenge so badly that they were hospitalized; it can be assumed that they left her alone after that.
Mika and her cronies have not been mentioned since.
- Mika is written in katakana, and has no particular meaning, but could mean different things depending on the kanji given.
- Nishinaka "西中" means "west center" or "middle of the west".
- As both "Mika" and "Nishinaka" are fairly generic names in Japanese, it can be assumed that there is no ulterior reasoning or hidden meaning behind Mika's name. The name "Mika" also has hundreds of different readings with no particularly notable readings, possibly supporting this.