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Melville (メルヴィル), also known by her real name Mashiro Kuji (久慈真白), is one of the main protagonists of Magical Girl Raising Project: Restart.
|Melville is a secondary antagonist of Restart. Throughout the arc, she underhandedly murders a handful of Magical Girls as a means to carry out Cranberry's legacy. Melville is Cranberry's former apprentice, with whom she sympathizes with and worships.|
Appearance[edit | edit source]
Human[edit | edit source]
Mashiro comes from a tribal-like society, although it's never mentioned the tribe she belongs to, it can be intended she had a wild-looking appearance that might resemble her Magical Girl form.
As a Magical Girl, Melville has long, light brown/pink-orange colored hair, with bangs going in the middle of her face, and the sides of her head have hair that comes down into small curls. She has two twin-tails that are split into two sections and are held up by deep violet roses and blackcurrant colored spiky vines wrapping around her hair and the same light brown/pink-orange eyebrows.
Her eyes are a more orange color than her hair with darker crossed slit pupils. She has short, orange-brown colored eyelashes, a dark blush, elf ears and is paler than other characters.
As for her outfit, Melville has clothes on similar to medieval clothing, with dark beige cloth covering her entire neck, beige shoulder pads, white cloth that leaves her chest open, and goes into a triangle shape right before the middle of her stomach. Under that, she has a dark purple bra. She has a bright red rose on her left breast, a bright red rose as a ring on her left hand, bone, blackcurrant and dark beige poofy jester pants with white at the bottom and a rodeo dust-colored cape with a deep violet poof at the end.
On her left thigh, she has blackcurrant spiky vines wrapped around and blackcurrant slips, with a strap that wraps around the lower half of her leg.
Personality[edit | edit source]
At first, Melville is shown to be quite calm and collected and more often than not will not involve herself with others. However, this is all proven to be a façade, as by the stories conclusion she is shown to be quite sadistic with little regards for the lives of others. She adores Cranberry, striving to be exactly like her. Melville has a complex over this and excessively trained in hopes to be anywhere close to her. She's described as being exactly like Cranberry, whilst also being her own person.
She is shown to be extremely manipulative, and uses her magic and memories to her advantage, such as coaxing Rionetta into her plans. Despite her seemingly calm attitude, it's revealed that she's actually very emotional, and in the heat of the moment she's unable to stay calm, which eventually allows Pechka to drag her underwater and lead to her death.
Magic[edit | edit source]
Can change her color at will.
She can change the color of the surface of any object she touches. She can continuously change the color or change the color to make it assimilate with the surrounding.
It doesn't matter whether the object is living or non-living and the change is done immediately. The duration of the effect can be set by herself, and the magic will last even after she died.
The magic can only be used for disturbing vision only. It's not effective against those who rely on other senses.
- Harpoon: Melville's deadly weapon that has claimed the lives of several Magical Girls in the game.
- Miracle Coin: An in-game item of Restart. It increases the loot/item drop rate. It's a rare item that can only be obtained through events. She stole it from Masked Wonder.
- Power Talisman: An in-game loot item of Restart. It increases power.
- Bow of the Evil God: An in-game loot item of Restart. A stronger bow.
Relationships[edit | edit source]
Cranberry was Melville's mentor. Melville strives to be just like Cranberry. Her Magical Girl outfit is based on Cranberry's. She also helps her mentor during the selection test. Melville decided to continue Cranberry's legacy after her death.
Melville and Detec Bell are both on Team Bell. Melville does not trust her and tries to convince Lapis Lazuline to make a new team without Detec Bell.
Melville eventually kills Detec Bell when she found out Melville was the one killing the other magical girls.
Melville and Lapis Lazuline are both on Team Bell. Lazuline is the only one to understand her strange accent, and often translates her speech to other members of the group.
Melville and Cherna Mouse are both on Team Bell. Melville is the only member of Team Bell that can get Cherna to go according to her orders.
When Melville found out about Rionetta's economic issues, she send a briefcase full of money to her house, the briefcase also included a letter where Melville explained her plan to Rionetta and what she wanted her to do. Rionetta accepted Melville's offer mostly because she was afraid of Melville, who somehow discovered her address more than to pay off her parents' debt.
After Genopsyko's death, Rionetta used her magic to control Genopsyko's corpse while Melville used hers to erase the wounds on her body, using this strategy they managed to kill another magical girl. Melville and Rionetta agreed to kill the rest of the magical girls and finish the game when they were the only remaining girls, Rionetta despised this idea but was afraid to reject Melville's plan.
Rionetta finally stood up against Melville after the death of one teammate of hers. Rionetta decided she wouldn't let her other teammates die at the hands of Melville. Melville, angered by Rionetta's betrayal, decides to throw an arrow to Rionetta, which ends with Rionetta's life.
Melville targeted Pechka and held her hostage while threatening Clantail. She later comes to despise Pechka when the latter kept interrupting her plans.
Melville threatens Clantail while Pechka was held hostage and later fought each other after Pechka was free from Melville. Clantail is the one who eventually kills Melville.
During Knight on the Day of the Offline Meetup, Melville helped La Pucelle to escape from a Magical Girl Fanatics meeting with her dignity intact. She gave La Pucelle some clothes to wear after her outfit was torn. It's important to mention this was an order from Cranberry as a way to protect one of the magical girls who would participate in her selection test and not something that Melville selflessly did.
Melville and Marika Fukuroi have trained together hoping to surpass Cranberry.
Tama[edit | edit source]
Although they never interacted, Melville despises Tama not for killing Cranberry, but because her mentor was killed by the magical girl that Melville considered to be the weakest in the selection test.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- In Fanbook 1, Melville has the following stat:
Physical Ability: 4/5
Communication Skill: 1/5
Magic Rarity: 3/5
Magic Experience: 5/5
Mental Strength: 4/5
- Melville's name appears to be based on the novelist Herman Melville, best known for writing the novel Moby-Dick. Melville's real name, Mashiro Kuji, likely comes from "white whale" (Shiro = White, Kujira = Whale) further emphasizing the connection to Moby-Dick and references her use of harpoons and pursuit of revenge.
- The fanbook states that Melville is a nomadic traveler who lived in a tribal-like society where she hunted for food with bows. This life in the wilderness explains her accent and difficulty interacting with people.
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|V • T • E Restart Characters|
|Team Clantail||Clantail • Pechka • Rionetta • Nonako Miyokata|
|Team Daisy||Magical Daisy • Nokko • @Meow-Meow • Genopsyko Yumenoshima|
|Team Bell||Detec Bell • Lapis Lazuline • Melville • Cherna Mouse|
|Team Pfle||Pfle • Shadow Gale • Masked Wonder|
|Others||Akane • Keek • Fal|
|Minor Appearances||Snow White • Lake of Fire Flame Flamey • Palette • Ragi Jie Nent • Musician Of The Forest, Cranberry • Fav|
|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 Episodes Characters|
|Unmarked (Arc 1)||Snow White • Ripple • La Pucelle • Top Speed • Ruler • Swim Swim • Minael • Yunael • Tama • Nemurin • Calamity Mary • Magicaloid 44 • Sister Nana • |
Weiss Winterprison • Musician Of The Forest, Cranberry • Hardgore Alice • Fav
|Restart||Clantail • Pechka • Rionetta • Nonako Miyokata • Magical Daisy • Nokko • @Meow-Meow • Genopsyko Yumenoshima • Detec Bell • Lapis Lazuline • Melville • |
Cherna Mouse • Pfle • Shadow Gale • Masked Wonder • Akane • Keek • Palette
|Others||Tomoki Tatehara • Beautiful Calamity Mary • Pixie Kitten • Fairy Puppy • |
The First Lapis Lazuline • Bluebell Candy