Ren Isuzu

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Ren Isuzu
Ren profile.png
Japanese Name 五十鈴 れん(Isuzu Ren)
Voiced by Japanese: Yuka Ozaki

Ren Isuzu is one of the original characters of the 2017 mobile game Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story: Magia Record

Contents

General Info

Physical features

  • Eye colour: Blue
  • Hair colour: White

Other

  • Soul Gem: Teardrop necklace
  • Weapon: Staff tipped with angel wing
  • Wish: "I...I don't want to die! Please, let me live!"
  • Witch form: Renata
  • Japanese pronoun: Watashi ()
  • School: Kamihama City University Affiliated School

Game Info

Game related data
Rarity Final Lv Type Attribute
★4 → ★5 100 Magia Attribute dark.png
STATS HP ATK DEF
Initial 4724 2011 1509
Max at ★4 17006 7239 5432
Max at ★5 21420 9128 6844
Disks
Disk accele.png Disk accele.png Disk blast vertical.png Disk blast horizontal.png Disk charge.png
Connect: Allow me to write your continuation.
★4: Guaranteed Chase (1 T) & Attack UP [VII]
★5: Guaranteed Chase (1 T) & Attack UP [IX] & Guaranteed Evade
Magia: Soul Salvation
★4: Damage One Enemy [VI] & Guaranteed Evade (Self / 1 T) & Attack UP as HP Lowers (Self)
★5: Damage One Enemy [VIII] & Guaranteed Evade (Self / 1 T) & Attack UP as HP Lowers (Self) & HP Regeneration (Self / 3 T)

Summary

A magical girl who has trouble talking to people and has been shy since she was little. Due to her isolation and the suffering she felt living every day, she was at the end of her rope, but after discovering the world of magical girls, she was able to pull herself up from rock bottom. She has grown emotionally, but there are still times when she is timid.

Doppel Description

The Doppel of electronic transmission. Its form is an electrocardiogram. The master of this emotion fears her Doppel’s power, which uses powerful electrical signals to burn away not just a target’s evil intent, but their whole personality along with it. However, she is also troubled by this power’s allure, as it may perhaps be the sole non-lethal method by which a human’s evil intent can be eradicated. This Doppel also has power over life and death; when it appears, its master’s mind temporarily separates from her body in an astral-projection state.

Side Story

Ren is looking out from a rooftop. Kyubey asks if she's going to waste her wish. Ren says it's different from last time and that she's given up on the world. She thinks about people saying hurtful things and says she can't live in a world like that. Kyubey tells Ren if she repeats her previous actions her Soul Gem will be destroyed. Ren understands.

Somewhere close by, Rika Ayano defeats a witch and then sees Ren trying to jump off the rooftop. She saves Ren and asks why she wants to jump. Ren can't answer, but thinks about how ever since she was a child, she's had trouble speaking. She thinks about how she was teased and bullied for it. She then chose to end her own life. However, when she jumped from the rooftop the first time she realized she was scared of dying. Kyubey was there to grant her wish, which was to live.

Kyubey explains that the bullying Ren went through was due to a witch. Specifically, witches hurt people, who then go to hurt other people. Ren resolves to destroy witches to create a better world. However, no matter how many witches she defeated, people still acted the same. Ren thinks she needs to destroy all witches, but Kyubey says even if she could it wouldn't remove the malice from people's hearts. Back in the present, Ren thinks this is the reason she wanted to commit suicide again. However, she can't explain a word of it to Rika. Rika then decides to take Ren to meet other magical girls she knows.

Rika takes Ren to a place called "Emiri's Trouble Consultation Office", and greets Akira Shinobu there. Ren is unable to introduce herself and nearly cries when Akira doesn't seem to care. Rika then introduces Ren to Emiri Kisaki who is in charge of counseling at the consultation office. Emiri brings Ren to Ria Ami, who gives her hand cream, and Konomi Haruna, who gives Ren camomile tea. Rika then suggests bringing Ren to the chemistry club, where they meet Hinano Miyako. Emiri suggests Hinano should make medicine for Ren, but she refuses. Instead she gives Ren candy.

Afterward, the group meets Kanoko Yayoi at her family's metal factory. Emiri asks Kanoko to show the dress she designed, which she calls a "mushroom thing". Kanoko insists the mushrooms represent mother nature. Emiri asks if Ren thinks this is cool, to which Ren agrees. Rika sasy that Kanoko aims to be a super fashion designer, and despite her taste in clothes lives without abandoning hope. Kanoko is annoyed that she was chosen to represent those who are positive in the face of struggle. She then gives Ren accessories made of metal sheets.

Emiri then says she has to leave, as Sasara Minagi is calling her. Rika admits that Emiri didn't actually listen to Ren's problem. Rika then tells Ren the story of how she became a magical girl. She explains she wished for the person she loved to love her back, even though they already liked someone else. Rika claims that she stole that person's love with her selfish wish. Rika then asks Ren if she thinks Rika's a horrible person. Ren is able to admit that she doesn't think so and is surprised to see that Rika is relieved. Ren asks why Rika talked about her wish. Rika says that if you want others to open up you have to talk about the secrets that create distance between people.

Ren tries to tell her story to Rika, but can't get out the words and starts crying. Rika tells Ren not to force herself. She shows Ren all the gifts she's got, and says if all these people were thinking about Ren, then she should continue to live. She says that while the world is filled with bad things, there are also beautiful things as well. Rika says the most painful thing is to have nothing. Ren says that she will live. A relieved Rika goes to leave, but before she does Ren thanks her. Ren thinks that if Rika is able to accept her story, then she'll be able to live forever.

Event Story: "The Diary I Wrote With You"

This is a sequel to Ren's sidestory. Ren and Rika team up to fight a witch. Afterward, Ren rescues one of the witch's victims, who is implied to have been witch kissed. The person is horrified to find they tried to commit suicide. Ren comforts them. Afterward, Rika notes that Ren has been working hard to save people lately. Rika tells Ren she is kind. Ren thinks that by becoming a magical girl she was able to live again, but she doesn't think she's kind or strong. As Ren and Rika depart, Ren thinks that she's able to live now because she met Rika.

Ren goes to a stationary shop to buy colored pencils. She uses these pencils to draw pictures in her diary. Every time she saves someone, she buys a new pencil. This time she buys a cherry pink pencil, which is Rika's favorite color. Ren thinks that Rika is cheerful, is good at talking to people, and has many friends - the exact opposite of Ren. She wonders if Rika is embarrassed by her. After buying the pencil, Ren thinks about how she made this little tradition to build her self confidence. Every pencil corresponds to a person Ren saved, and so by seeing all her pencils together she can see how many people she helped. She hopes to become someone who can stand beside Rika. As she wonders what to write in her diary, she thinks about how it's s still her own secret.

Later, Ren is talking with Akira. Akira is taking about an incident where a man was getting angry while Rika was laughing. It's revealed the girl's are at Emiri's consultation stand. Konomi appears bringing flowers from her aunt and is directed inside. Ren's narration explains that while the stand is open to normal customers it's also a hangout for magical girls, and it's where Ren and Rika usually meet. Akira resumes her story and says that Rika isn't the type to read the mood. Ren disagrees, saying Rika is always aware of Ren's own mood. Akira laughs and says Ren becomes talkative when Rika's involved. Ren is embarrassed by this observation. Then Emiri arrives with Rika, who asks if they're talking about her. Ren is flabbergasted. Emiri wonders if Ren was badmouthing Rika but they both deny it. Rika says her and Ren are close friends.

Ren marvels over how easily Rika can say she's close friends with Ren. She wishes she can say things with the ease Rika can. Later, Rika asks Ren if drawing pictures is a hobby of hers. Rika explains she guessed because of Ren's collection of colored pencils. Ren says she does draw pictures, but she's not very good. Rika really wants to see Ren's pictures, but relents when she learns they're in Ren's diary. Ren still considers showing the pictures to Rika, but then remembers what she wrote in her diary: All of the entries are about Rika in some way. Ren says she can't show Rika her diary. Rika is fine, and asks Ren to tell her if she changes her mind.

When Ren returns home, her parents want to give her something. Her father got two tickets to a picture book exhibition as work. Thinking of Rika, Ren asks if she can take both tickets, which her parents agree too. Ren leaves to put her bag in her room. While she's away, her parents talk to each other about how Rena has gotten more cheerful lately. In her room, Ren reads about the event: "Brooklyn Herman's 150th anniversary -Anthony Cat exhibition-" at the Kamihama Hall of Contemporary Art. Ren wonders if Rika would be interested. She spends some time thinking about how to phrase an invitation.

Ren composes an email to Rika with the invitation, but she still wonders if it's weird to send it. Ren finds her hands are shaking and wonders if it would have been easier to invite Rika if they were ordinary girls of the same age. Ren's parents call her down for dinner, prompting Ren to send the email. Ren wonders how Rika will react and finds her chest is tightening from nervousness. Suddenly she gets an answer. Rika thanks her for the invite, but already has plans that day. Ren thinks the answer came as greater shock then she expected. She also is overcome by a feeling of loneliness and shame. She thinks that even though she's been only turned down once, she feels overwhelmed. She wonders if she would feel overwhelmed if she was greater friends with Rika.

Sometime later, Ren looks for another place she can go together with Rika. Ren sees an advertisement for a teddy bear exhibition and thinks back to when Rika told her she liked bears the most. She wonders if Rika would be interested in teddy bears and decides to send her an invitation for next Sunday. Ren wonders if she's being too insistent. She gets another answer from Rika, who says she's sorry. Because she has to go to supplementary lessons she doesn't think she'll be able to hang out much. Ren gets a feeling of shock, as if she's about to collapse. Ren knows that she can't do anything about Rika going to supplementary lessons, and it shouldn't make her cry, but it does so anyway.

The next Sunday afternoon, Ren walks through the streets of Kamihama and hears the announcement of a Sunday sale. Ren thinks that if it weren't for Rika's lessons they would be at the teddy bear exhibition. She imagines being at the exhibition with Rika, with Rika overjoyed by the sheer amount of bears. Ren suddenly think she's acting like a spoiled child, since Rika is working hard. Suddenly she hears a voice. It's Rika, thanking Kanoko and Emiri for help. Kanoko says it was nothing, while Emiri says they're true friends after all. Rika offers to treat them to tapioca. Kanoko says she doesn't need to, but Emiri wants to be treated. Kanoko says Emiri isn't very reserved. Suddenly Emiri sees Ren, to Rika's surprise. Rika stumbles over her words, trying to give an explanation. Ren just says it's fine and leaves. Kanoko says that wasn't very good, to Rika's agreement.

Later that day, Rika sends an email to Ren apologizing for the other day. She says that she knows Ren doesn't want to hear excuses, but insists she wasn't just hanging out with Kanoko and Emiri. Ren think that there should be many things she wants to say, but she's scared to ask about any of it. Ren thinks that if she were to join Rika and her friends she would have a lot more fun, but she thinks it could also be more painful.

Ren stares at her cell phone screen, unable to write anything. Ren thinks she can change things back to how they were. As she thinks of how Emiri and Kanoko acted to Rika, Ren feels as if her heart gets worn out. She wonders if this is envy. She then wonders how Rika is around her other friends, and what they know about her that she doesn't. Ren thinks this is nothing more than jealousy, and finds it embarrassing and shameful. Ren wonders when she became an impertinent human.

The next day Ren returns home. Her mother asked if anything happened, but Ren says it's nothing. In her room, Ren tries to write something in her diary, but can't think of anything. Ren thinks that a single light of hope can make things sparkles with colors, but when that light disappears, there is nothing beautiful in the darkness. Ren wishes she never knew this feeling, because when she compares what she feels now with the feelings she had when she was with Rika, it isn't a very bad comparison. As Ren starts sobbing she thinks she was an idiot - things can't go back to the way they were.

Later, Rika tells Akira that things have become a problem. Akira asks if she still hasn't heard anything from Ren. Rika says she hasn't and guesses she'll have to tell Ren about her present. Kanoko appears and says it's expected, since Rika was all flustered when she tried to explain herself. Kanoko guesses that Ren thought Rika was lying to her. Rika supposes that was the reason. Kanoko thinks Rika should have done something sooner. Akira asks if Rika has spoken to Ren directly about what happened. Rika says she hasn't because she thinks Ren is avoiding her. Rika doesn't want Ren to think Rika is forcing herself on her.

Kanoko says Rika is wrong and with a misunderstanding like the one Rika had Ren's behavior is expected. Akira tells Rika to find Ren and talk to her face-to-face. Rika says she's right and dashes off. Kanoko and Akira think Rika is the same as always. As she searches for Ren, Rika recalls that Ren's favorite room at school was the audiovisual room. Ren liked it because it was a quiet place where people rarely came. As Rika heads to Ren's school, she sees a shadow. Rika runs into the school. Going to the audiovisual room, Rika hears a sound there. She thinks about coming in, but then gets a better idea.

From within the audiovisual room, Ren gets a phone call from Rika. Rika says if she saw Ren's face she might not be able to tell her everything she wants to say. Ren thinks that she likes places like the audiovisual room, where she can make everything outside wait for her. Rika asks Ren if this is because of the other day when Ren saw her with Kanoko and Emiri. Upon hearing Ren's startled reaction, Rika explains to her what actually happened that day.

It turns out Rika was trying to give Ren a birthday present. She asks Akira about what to get, mentioning that she knows Ren collects colored pencils. Rika thinks that if she just bought some, they would only be another set of pencils. Suddenly Emiri arrives, asking the girls to look at her decorated phone case. This gives Rika an idea - they can buy normal pencils for Ren and then decorate them. The girls think it's a good idea, and Emiri suggests bringing in Kanoko to help. Rika says it's a good idea, since she's not good at making things by hand.

The girls then try to decide what design to use. Rika first think of using a lotus flower (Renge in Japanese). Akira thinks flowers suit her, but Rika thinks Ren isn't a lotus flower person. She then thinks of using May bells (Suzuran in Japanese, sounding like Ren's name). Akira thinks it sounds like a dad joke, but Konomi suddenly appears and says it's fine. She says that in flower language May Bells mean "Genuine" and "Pure". The girls decide that May bells are good. Emiri then takes Rika to meet Kanoko, to Akira and Konomi chuckling.

When the girls meet Kanoko she points that while she has a workshop at home it's a metal workshop. Kanoko can't do woodwork. Rika says that they'll engrave Ren's name on the pencils themselves, but she also wants to engrave drawings on the pencil case. Kanoko agrees that would be metalwork. After pleas from Emiri and Rika, Kanoko says that as the daughter of Itagane Yayoi she can't leave a job half-done. She promises to give Rika all the supplementary lessons she needs. However, she insists that she will only be the teacher and that Rika will do the actual work. Rika agrees. Kanoko spends the whole day training Rika, while Emiri provides refreshments. Kanoko says metalworking is hard, and Rika thinks it's respectable. Finally, Rika finishes her gift.

Back in the present, Rika says she wanted Ren's gift to be a surprise. Suddenly Ren leaves the audiovisual room. Rika gives her the present and wishes her a happy birthday. Rika asks her not stare at it too much, since it's the first time she's done something like this. She admits her gift is pretty rough. Ren sees the gift is twelve colored pencils, and on the case is an engraved picture of May bells. Ren think it's the prettiest thing she's ever seen. Ren thinks it's unfair, since now things can never go back to way they were. She mentally apologizes to Rika, because when she looks at the gift and thinks of how Rika made it, the May bells slowly blur away.

Ren starts crying and thanks Rika for making the gift. Rika says you're welcome. Ren narrates how every day she saves someone, her pencil count increases by one. But in this one day, her pencil count increases by twelve. Ren thinks that once again, Rika easily does thing Ren wishes she could do. As they walk home, Rika tells Ren to cool down with some ice so her eyes won't swell. Ren apologizes for the misunderstanding, calling herself embarassing and weak spirited. Rika says she's not weak - she's gentle and genuine. Rika explains she chose May bells because what Konomi told her about their meaning in flower language. Rika thinks it's a perfect flower for Ren. Ren wonders why Rika can always tell her exactly what she wants to hear and thinks it must be a miracle.

The girls look at the sunset. Ren thinks that she still wants to change, be able to talk more about herself, and learn more about Rika. She promises to herself that one day, when she gets to the final page of her diary, she'll tell her everything about it. She mentally tells Rika to wait a little more. As the girls depart, Ren thinks how in her diary there's a special page she always wants to read again. It's the page she wrote the day she met Rika. But on this day, she wrote another page she wants to read again. On the corner of that page is a drawing of Ren's name, encircled by May bells. It's drawn with twelve colored pencils.

Other Appearances

Abilities

Etymology

  • The characters of her last name mean "50" (五十) and "bells" (鈴) respectively.

Trivia

  • Her illustator is QP:flapper.
  • On September 15th, 2017, a botched update allowed players to get Ren before she was properly implemented. The developers subsequently decided to officially release Ren with an emergency update.
  • Ren has an obvious angel theme, due to her staff, her transformation sequence where she grows angel wings, and the halo of her five star card.
  • To date, Ren is the only playable character with two unique memoria cards.

Gallery

Memoria Cards

Card Effect Cooldown Eng Text Jap Text
The Day I Came To Know The Light
Normal:
Guaranteed Chase (Self / 1 T)
Max Limit Break:
Guaranteed Chase (Self / 1 T)
Normal:
15 turns
Max Limit Break:
13 turns
**Unique to Ren Isuzu**

That day that I met you, and you told me, I learned something very important. "There is so much beauty in this world that you do not yet know about." And what I painted with my still-inferior color palette was a sunset in monochrome black.

あの日、君に出会って、君が教えてくれて、僕は大切なことを知ったんだ。

「この世界にはまだ知らない美しいいものが沢山ある」 まだ追いつかない僕の彩りで描いたのは、黒一色の夕焼けだった

The First and Last Page
Normal:
Guardian [I]
Max Limit Break:
Guardian [II]
Passive **Unique to Ren Isuzu**

The warmth in my body that I felt the moment I laid eyes on the best present I've ever seen, and the pounding of my heart as I wrote that important page in my diary, I don't think I'll forget it in five years, ten years... no matter how many years pass. No matter how many pages I turn, no matter what happens in my life, this feeling will only come once.

最高のプレゼントを目にした瞬間の身体の熱も、

大切な1ページを記したときの鼓動の高鳴りも 5年先、10年先…何年経っても、僕はきっと忘れないだろう どれだけページをめくっても、後にも先にも、この想いは一度きり

Here With You
Normal:
Magia Damage Up [VII]
Max Limit Break:
Magia Damage Up [IX]
Passive Texting you does still makes me nervous. If I contact you, I know we can meet anywhere we want. But for always coming here to see me, thank you very much. 君にメールをするのは、まだ緊張するけれど

連絡をすれば、どこでだって会えるのに 君と僕の待ち合わせ いつもここに来てくれて、ありがとう

My Dreams Continue After I Wake Up
Normal:
Guaranteed Guardian (Self / 1 Turn)
Max Limit Break:
Guaranteed Guardian (Self / 1 Turn) + Regenerate HP [IX]
Normal:
7 turns
Max Limit Break:
6 turns
I wonder what kind of dream I had while I was waiting for you? Do I still want to keep the memories of that day—the ones I wrote in my diary—a secret from you? After waking up from a happy dream, there's nothing to be sad about. I can just continue my dream with you, the one who is right here in front of me. 君を待っている間に見た夢は、どんな夢だっただろう?

君にはまだ秘密にしておきたい、日記に書いたあの日の思い出? 幸せな夢から覚めたって、悲しむことなんて何もない 夢の続きはこれから、目の前にいる君とまた始めればいい

There Is No Such Thing As Beauty
Normal:
Defense Up [III]
Max Limit Break:
Defense Up [IV]
Passive In this colorless world
I take a single step forward
To say goodbye
色のないこの世界で
僕は一歩踏み出す
さようならを、するために

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