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Marika Fukuroi (袋井魔梨華), also known by her real name Mariko Fukuroi (袋井真理子), is one of the main characters of Magical Girl Raising Project: JOKERS and reappeared in Magical Girl Raising Project: Black.
Marika Fukuroi is a battle-enthusiast and former Archfiend Cram School student, as she was expelled for being too violent.
She was one of the participants during the 36th Hell Survival Games.
|In JOKERS, after attending Archfiend Pam's funeral, she received a mysterious text asking her to go to S-City and forcefully dragged Styler Mimi along with her.|
|At the end of QUEENS, she messaged Snow White but did not appear diectly.|
|In Black, she continues her job as a full-time teacher in Snow White's high school. She was asked by two students about Koyuki's whereabout and decided to contact her.|
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Personality
- 3 Magic
- 4 Relationships
- 5 Trivia
- 6 Navigation
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Human[edit | edit source]
As a human, Mariko has long, brown hair and wears glasses. She is fairly tall. She wears a white lab coat whenever in her laboratory.
However, by the time of Black, her appearance was noted to have become more messy as a result of overwork.
As a Magical Girl, Marika has spiky short red hair with purple, orange, pink and green highlights. She has pale skin and purple eyes with a starburst shape in her eyes as pupils.
On her head, she has a large flower that changes depending on what plant seeds she eats. She also wears flower-shaped earrings of various colors.
Marika's outfit has many black zig-zag designs on her legs and arms. She also has a red flower-shaped mark on her hand.
The bottom of her purple and black dress blooms out, similar to a flower and she wears red flats.
Personality[edit | edit source]
Mariko Fukuroi is calm and has always had an affinity for plants, as she is an aspiring botanist working as a biology teacher at Snow White's high school. She takes care of many plants in her own private place, though her parents disapprove.
As a Magical Girl, Marika becomes more hot-blooded and loves to fight, willing to challenge anyone to a fight. As a former student at Archfiend Cram School, Marika is a skilled fighter and uses her magic to her fullest potential, always knowing which flower is the most suitable for the situation. Deep down, however, Marika wishes that she would be less impulsive and violent as a Magical Girl and become more calm, rational, and intellectual. She thinks about this often while tending her plants.
Despite her violent behavior, however, Marika cares for her allies' well-being and is a friendly person in general, as she healed her fellow Magical Girls by letting them lick her magical fruit and also giving Snow White a cake as a gift upon meeting her on the school rooftop. Her closest friend was Styler Mimi and she visits her grave often to pay her respects.
Magic[edit | edit source]
Can make various magic flowers bloom from her head.
After swallowing plant seeds, she can bloom magical flowers on her head. Different magical flowers have different effects. Some flowers can produce heat rays or foul odors, and some flowers even have strange effects as well. Since the effect of the flowers differs, she does not know the effect unless she actually tries it out and knows the actual plant, which is why she grows many plants in her laboratory to see how long it will grow, how much water and sunlight does it need, etc.
The blooming time of flowers can be adjusted based on environmental factors such as water, sunlight, and soil. Her own physical ability is also affected by the environment. It is also possible to quickly bloom the flower consciously, but doing so will wither it faster.
As a byproduct of her magic, her physical ability is also depended on soil, water, and sunlight. For example, the speed of her wound healing is increased if a more environmental factor is given.
Special Move(s)[edit | edit source]
|List of Marika's Special Moves|
|---||A hard metallic flower that can be used like blades||Cosmos|
|Blazing Gerbera||Can shoot multiple rays that are powerful enough to destroy a magical item||Bellis perennis (Daisy)|
Buttercup of Iron
|An extremely hard purple flower. She can chop multiple things at once by rotating it like a circular saw.||Clematis|
The Rotten Beast
|Being close to her with this flower will cause anyone to faint. Further apart, they will vomit at best.||Rafflesia|
|Strange Fruit -
The Forbidden Fruit
|An Ivy with big flowers, a thickness of 20 centimeters, and a length of 10 meters. She can use it as a blunt weapon or tie up opponent.||---|
|Bug Eater -
The Bug-Eating Leper
|Can dissolve any area it comes into contact with.||Pinguicula Vulgaris (Butterwort)|
|Solar Cannon - Sunflower Cannon||A beam of concentrated light.||Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)|
|Solar Haven - Sunflower Hell||Enhanced version of sunflower cannon that covers a wide area. It's performed by storing enough solar energy within the Sunflower.||Helianthus annuus (Sunflower)|
|Genocide Orca - The Massacre of the Barrel Cactus||A yellow flower. Red-purple thorns will pop out from the whole body; they are sharp enough to pierce an opponent's body.||Ferocactus cylindraceus (California barrel cactus/Desert barrel cactus/Miner's compass)|
|Dendrobium||A variety of special moves can be performed in this form. Including:||Dendrobium|
|Rosen Kreuz -
|The petals turn to cross-shaped axes.|
|Rosen Gerhard Lange - Rose Whip||Thick thorn grown from a rose vine. It can move freely.|
|Rosen Zoifutsua - Rose's Sigh||Swollen to a spherical shape and emit white powder. The roses deflate after.|
- Plant Seeds: A seed of a plant. When swallowed, she can bloom a different kind of magical flowers on her head depending on the types of seeds.
- Green Fruit: A fruit bloomed by Marika Fukuroi. It's used for painkilling; when you lick it, you feel your heart becomes lighter and you recover a little magic power. However, overuse of the fruit is prohibited and cannot be swallow.
- Magical Nutrients/Hormones: Nutrients that Mariko use for research.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Styler Mimi is one of Marika's closest friends. She often acted as a voice of reason for Marika. After her death, Marika visited her grave often to pay her respects for her closest friend.
Cranberry and Marika both went to Archfiend Cram School as well as participating in the 36th Hell Survival Games. They would often spar together until neither could continue fighting. They both called it "the best fight of their lives".
Archfiend Pam was Marika's mentor.
During the events of JOKERS, Marika tried a surprise attack on Snow White with the latter managed to dodged it which piques her interest. Marika demands a fight after knowing she's the Magical Girl Hunter to which Snow White declined. They later team up together. Marika respects her as a fighter and a leader. She often follows Snow White's order though she tends to disregard it when she found an opponent.
After the events of JOKERS, Snow White and Marika started to get close. Marika offered Snow White a cake upon meeting her at the rooftop. Snow White later gives Marika a tour of the school.
In Black, it is revealed that, in spite of Snow White barely frequenting school since she passed her second year, Marika and her had spent a great deal of time together as Magical Girls, with Marika eagerly helping her with whatever she needed.
Amy[edit | edit source]
Marika and Amy are in the same Fight Club and share a love for battle.
Marika and Monako are in the same Fight Club and share a love for battle.
In Black, while unlocking the door to the science room, she encountered both Yoshiko and Sari who wanted to know about Koyuki's whereabouts as both of them knew about the relationship between them and claiming that Mariko has seen a different kind of Koyuki that they don't. When Mariko declined and said she doesn't know much about her, this prompted Yoshiko to say that both of them were closer than that they thought.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- According to the author, in the Top 5 Most Beautiful People Before Transformation, Mariko Fukuroi ranked #4.
- In the First Character Popularity Vote, Marika Fukuroi ranked #9.
- In Fanbook 1, Marika Fukuroi has the following stat:
Physical Ability: 5/5
Communication Skill: 1/5
Magic Rarity: 4/5
Magic Experience: 5/5
Mental Strength: 5/5
- Marika replaced the "ko" from her real name because the kanji could be read as "child". Her Magical Girl name is written with kanji that can be read as "demon" (魔 ma), "pear" (梨 ri), and "flower" (華 ka)
- The kanjis in her real name stand for "bag" (袋 fukuro), "well" (井 i), "true" (真 ma), "reason" (理 ri) and "child" (子 ko).
- Marika, along with Pukin, are Maruino's favorite Magical Girls, as stated in the fanbook.
- Styler Mimi, Amy, and Monako are her only good friends.
- Rina Hidaka, Marika’s seiyuu in the Drama CD, would later voice Hardgore Alice in the anime adaptation of Unmarked.
- Marika is the second Magical Girl that has the most special moves in the series.
- The first being Archfiend Pam with around 18 special moves.
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|V • T • E JOKERS Characters|
|Pure Elements||Princess Deluge • Princess Inferno • Princess Tempest • |
Princess Quake • Prism Cherry
|Magical Kingdom||Department of Diplomacy||Lady Proud • Umbrain|
|Freelancers||Filru • Uttakatta • Kafuria|
|Information Bureau||Grim Heart • Shufflin|
|Inspection Department||Snow White • Fal|
|Others||Marika Fukuroi • Styler Mimi • Stanczyka|
|Minor Appearances||The First Lapis Lazuline • 7753 • Tepsekemei • Mana • Pfle • Shadow Gale • Pythie Frederica • Ripple|
|V • T • E Episodes Φ Characters|
|Unmarked (Arc 1)||Snow White • Musician Of The Forest, Cranberry • Fav|
|Restart||Magical Daisy • Lapis Lazuline • Keek • Fal • Ragi Jie Nent|
|Limited||Mana • Hana Gekokujou • Archfiend Pam • 7753 • Tepsekemei • Rain Pow • Postarie • Toko • Tot Pop • Pukin • Sonia Bean|
|JOKERS||Princess Inferno • Princess Deluge • Princess Quake • Princess Tempest • |
Prism Cherry • Marika Fukuroi • Filru • Kafuria
|ACES&QUEENS||Patricia • Puk Puck • Uluru • Sorami Nakano • Premium Sachiko|
|Others||Shou Minamida • Yoshiko Yoshinoura • Sumire • Kokuri • Negino • Auro • Twin Dragons Panas|
|V • T • E Episodes Δ Characters|
|Unmarked (Arc 1)||Snow White • La Pucelle • Top Speed • Ripple • Ruler • Swim Swim • Yunael • Minael • Magicaloid 44 • Sister Nana • Weiss Winterprison • Cranberry • |
Hardgore Alice • Fav
|Restart||Pechka • Clantail • Rionetta • Nonako Miyokata • Shadow Gale • Pfle • Lapis Lazuline • Keek • Fal • Lake of Fire Flame Flamey • Nokko • Cherna Mouse|
|Limited||Mana • Tepsekemei • 7753 • Archfiend Pam • Hana Gekokujou|
|JOKERS||Marika Fukuroi • Styler Mimi • Lady Proud • Umbrain • Uttakatta • Princess Inferno • Princess Deluge • Princess Quake • Princess Tempest|
|ACES&QUEENS||Patricia • Micchan the Dictionary • Glassianne • Lethe|
|F2P||Stella Lulu • Fan Lit Fan|
|Others||Yoshiko Yoshinoura • Sumire • Tomoki Tatehara • Twin Dragons Panas • Mina Mad Gardener Acre • Metally • Twin Stars Cutie Altair • Meyer • Barter Ranko • Sanae Utatane • Mol Mol Morgue • Puchidevi • Cockle|
|V • T • E Black Characters|
|Class 2-F||Group 1||Tetty Goodgripp • Miss Lille • Wrappy Tip • Armor Arlie • Drill Dory|
|Group 2||Mepis Pheles • Kana • Kumi-Kumi • Classical Lillian • Adelheid|
|Group 3||Psyche Plains • Princess Lightning • Diko Narakunoin • Sally Raven • Ranyui|
|Others||Calcolo • Snow White|
|Minor Appearances||Princess Deluge • Halna Medhi Melen • Pythie Frederica • Uluru • |
Blade Brenda • Cannon Catherine • The First Lapis Lazuline • Bluebell Candy • Marika Fukuroi • Yoshiko Yoshinoura
|Shadow Homunculi||Shadow Pukin • Shadow Calamity Mary • Shadow Grim Heart • |
Shadow Sonia Bean • Shadow Melville • Shadow Akane • Shadow Cranberry • Shadow Flame Flamey
|V • T • E Archfiend Cram School Characters|
|Members||Musician Of The Forest, Cranberry • Lake of Fire Flame Flamey • |
Twin Stars Cutie Altair • Twin Dragons Panas • Auro • Negino • Amy • Monako • Dark Fang Limit • Thunder General Adelheid
|The 36th Hell Survival Game||Outside-Participants||Lapis Lazuline • Hana Gekokujou • Lady Proud • Styler Mimi • Uttakatta • Mina Mad Gardener Acre • Meyer • Barter Ranko • Metally • Lethe • Sanae Utatane • Mol Mol Morgue • Puchidevi|
|Non-Participants||Fav • Cockle|
|V • T • E Drama CD Characters|
|Magical Girl Raising Project in Dreamland||Nemurin • Beautiful Calamity Mary • Snow White • La Pucelle • Pfle • Shadow Gale • Detec Bell • Lapis Lazuline • Rain Pow • Postarie • Marika Fukuroi • Ideal Snow White • Ideal Pfle • Ideal Shadow Gale • Ideal Detec Bell • Ideal Lapis Lazuline • Ideal Rain Pow • Ideal Postarie • Ideal Marika Fukuroi|
|The Wall Between Me and You||Sister Nana • Weiss Winterprison • Ideal Sister Nana • Ideal Weiss Winterprison|
|The Two Monsters Final Battle in the Dream City||Swim Swim • Sonia Bean • Ideal Ruler • Ideal Pukin|