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You see... unlike you, I don't engage with Magical Girls because I want to become stronger or more powerful than my opponents. The only reason why I fight is because I enjoy killing those who are strong.
 

— Cranberry to La Pucelle

Musician Of The Forest, Cranberry or Cranberry, the Forest Musician (森の音楽家クラムベリ) in the original Japanese release, is one of the main antagonists of Magical Girl Raising Project and appeared as a flashback character in Magical Girl Raising Project: Restart.

Cranberry is a recluse living within the forests in the outskirts of N-City.

She is an alumni of Archfiend Cram School and was one of the participants during the 36th Hell Survival Games.

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In Unmarked (Arc 1), Cranberry and Fav were the examiner and mastermind behind the elimination game. She is one of the secondary antagonists who is seeking strong opponents to fight against.
In Restart, Cranberry appeared as a flashback in some of the Magical Girls backstories and they were all survivals from her selection test with some of them witnessing their best friends brutally killed by her.
Cranberry was a graduate of Archfiend Cram School and a member of the Magical Girl Resources Department within the Magical Kingdom. Fav told her to enroll in Archfiend Cram School so that she would be able to become a selection test examiner. This role would allow her to organize a selection test where she will be able to select her Magical Girls and decide on how to test should run. However, because of her desire to fight, all her tests would end up being an elimination game where the Magical Girls would kill each other, leaving only one survivor. At the end of the test, that survivor's memories would be erased. This cycle of their selection test would continue until their demise in Unmarked (Arc 1).
In Black, she appeared as a homunculi and fought both Ranyui and Diko Narakunoin. Shadow Cranberry act as a treat to Group 3 during their second mock battle.

Appearance

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Cranberry

Human

It is unknown what Cranberry's human form looks like, as she remains in her Magical Girl at all times.

Magical Girl

As a Magical Girl, Cranberry has short, dirty-blonde hair with front strands that are wavy and salmon-red colored eyes.

She has pointed elf ears and her attire has a strong rose motif, with her clothing being adorned by dark blue- magenta roses around her head with vines and leaves; even wearing a blue-magenta rose flower crown with dark green leaves. Cranberry wears a button-down white dress and a short dark green jacket that has long sleeves and a flared collar that almost resembles a ruff collar with a white stripe in the middle.

She has white cuffs with 2 black stripes at the ends of her cuffs. In the middle, it has a black flower design in the middle with white outlines.

The collar is frilly and wears a white choker with laces. To close her jacket, a golden bell-like button clasps the two sides together.

Her light novel/manga incarnation's legs are wrapped in red roses and thorns around her right thigh and at the back and wears white tights, while her anime incarnation wears pale green tights that have a red rose and thorny vine print design on her right thigh. She wears black high heels with a single leaf protruding from the back of them.

Personality

Cranberry appears to be quite reserved at first, staying in her cabin, but over time, it is shown that she hungers for fights with strong enemies, even having a sadistic side to her. This darker side of her is shown prominently during her fight with La Pucelle. Despite this dark nature, she is quite formal and even somewhat chivalrous in battle.

Magic

Can freely manipulate sound.

Cranberry's magic allows her to freely manipulate sound. She can generate sound from any location, as well as recreate someone's voice. It's also possible for her to erase sound waves.

She can generate destructive sound waves. By generating explosive sound, she can use it as a shock wave that is powerful enough to destroy a huge object.

As a result of her magic, she has an enhanced hearing, better than that of normal Magical Girls. She can identify a sound with very high or low frequency. Also, her hearing allows her to identify the location of objects. If they are living things, she can identify them by their heartbeats. If they are non-living things, she can locate the objects by using sound waves.

Special Move(s)

  • Forte - Striking Sound: A shockwave attack that strikes multiple targets at once.
  • Sforzando - Internal Fracture Sound: A single-target directed soundwave attack.
  • Fortissimo - Large Explosive Sound: An area-of-effect attack that targets a wide range of enemies. It is strong enough to create a crater on the ground.

Special Item(s)

She owns all the 5 Magical Items since Fav and her requested it from the Magical Kingdom.

  • Ruler (Former): A magical item. Similar to a halberd, it's a weapon with a blade length of 30 centimeters and a handle the length of 1 meter. It is completely unbreakable and indestructible. Formerly owned by Swim Swim, who named it Ruler.
  • Lucky Rabbit's Foot (Former): A magical item that grants good luck to the owner when they're in a pinch. However, it's quite unclear as to how it will manifest.
  • 4-Dimensional Bag (Former): A magical bag that allows you to store a variety of items, regardless of size. The bag itself is small and portable, but its contents are large.
  • Invisibility Cloak (Former): A magical cloak that can erase appearance and smell. However, sound and heart movement is ineffaceable.
  • Healing Medicine (Former): A magical medicine. It strengthens the ability of those who take it.

Relationships

Fav

Cranberry is Fav's master in Unmarked (Arc 1). Their relationship blossomed when a Demon who had gone berserk, according to Fav, was slain by Cranberry after every other Magical Girl was killed.

Cranberry and Fav both shared darker opinions on how the process of testing Magical Girls was boring, and so together in the Arc 1, they orchestrated the free-for-all battling of Magical Girls to make things more interesting under the guise of collecting Candies.

After Cranberry is killed, Fav doesn't even take time to mourn her death and proceeds to casually think how her killer could work as the new mastermind of the magical girl raising project, Fav later has a conversation with the killer of Cranberry's killer about the same topic. This reveals that Fav never saw Cranberry as something more than a tool for his own plans with the testing of Magical Girls.

However, Fav actually cared for Cranberry, Cranberry cared for Fav as well. Although caring for Cranberry, Fav did not actually care if she died or not, even calling her reckless. Despite this, Fav began to miss Cranberry upon discovering that the new master didn't actually care much about the selection.

Sister Nana

Upon realizing that Sister Nana and Weiss Winterprison were trying to gain allies to stop the elimination game, Cranberry decided to meet up with them with the intention of stopping the two from succeeding.

Weiss Winterprison

Weiss Winterprison was one of the Magical Girls that Cranberry wanted to fight against due to her being the strongest among the elimination game. However, she was disappointed when the former was killed by what she calls "boring opponents".

Archfiend Pam

Archfiend Pam was Cranberry's mentor and graduated from Archfiend Cram School by managing to land a hit on Archfiend Pam.

Melville

Cranberry was Melville's mentor. Melville worshipped and adored Cranberry to extreme levels, following her guidance almost entirely. In Melville's elimination test, Cranberry accepted Melville as her student and her request to retain her memories.

Melville was extremely angered after finding out her master died,

Weiss Winterprison

Weiss Winterprison was the first Magical Girl Cranberry directly confronted in Arc 1 in order to fight, hearing that Winterprison was a strong Magical Girl. Cranberry overpowered Winterprison, but Sister Nana's magic gave Winterprison the upper hand in battle, allowing them to escape Cranberry's surprise attack. Cranberry let them escape for the time being. Ever since then, Winterprison has been skeptical of other Magical Girls and the current system they are facing, wondering if Cranberry had anything to do with the grim turn of events.

Marika Fukuroi

Marika and Cranberry both attended Archfiend Cram School and would fight together for long periods of time. They both referred to it as "the best fight of their lives".

Swim Swim

Cranberry is interested in Swim Swim because of the number of Magical Girls she killed. In Cranberry's eyes, this means she is a strong and worthy opponent. When Cranberry fights Swim Swim and her team, she is attacked by Tama and Swim Swim, but ultimately overpowered her and rendered Swim Swim unconscious. Cranberry comments on her disappointment towards Swim Swim's quick defeat, mocking her lack of experience.

Upon revealing Swim Swim's true identity and age, Cranberry briefly hesitated to kill her, expressing her confusion on how such a young girl could achieve such a leading role in the elimination test.

Tama

Tama accompanied Swim Swim and Minael on a mission to kill Cranberry, although Tama wasn't fond of the idea. Cranberry discovered Tama, who was using her invisibility cloak and threw a rock to Tama, hurting Tama and making her bleed. Cranberry wasn't interested in fighting Tama.

When Tama perceives that Swim Swim was about to be killed by Cranberry, Tama uses her magic and scratches Cranberry's chest, which creates a massive hole on Cranberry which manages to kill her. Immediately after Cranberry's death, Tama threw up at the sight of her disfigured corpse. 

Minael

Minael accompanied Swim Swim and Tama on a mission to kill Cranberry. Minael and Tama decide to make a surprise attack on Cranberry, Minael would use her magic to transform into a rock and Tama would use her invisibility cloak so Swim Swim could kill her with Ruler. Unfortunately for Minael, Cranberry hears her heart beating while transformed and stabs Minael using her arm. Cranberry was notoriously disappointed on how the girl who managed to kill Weiss Winterprison didn't represent a challenge.

Calamity Mary

As Cranberry planned to enter in the exam of the first novel as another participant, Fav thought that she could become Calamity Mary's mentor and arranged a meeting. The reunion quickly backfired, as they disliked each other's attitude. Fearing that they could start a fight before the exam could begin, Fav made sure that they wouldn't meet each other again.

All that changed weeks later, when Cranberry and Fav accepted a mission of the Magical Kingdom to kill a magical creature that escaped to the mountains of a neighboring city. As the fight quickly escalated and went out of control, Mary who secretly followed Cranberry, assisted her with a bulldozer. The two of them worked together to kill the remaining magic creatures.

After that, although Cranberry wasn't very fond of Mary's fighting methods, she respected her a little more and the idea that the other candidates could have the same fighting spirit as Mary motivated Cranberry for the exam.

Akane

Cranberry visited Akane's house and convinced her and her whole family to become Magical Girls, unfortunately for Akane, this leads to all of her relatives dying in an elimination test which Akane survived.

As a result of the trauma of seeing her family dying, Akane developed PTSD and started searching for Cranberry in order to kill her as an act of revenge for leading her relatives to a horrible death. Her hate for Cranberry was strong enough to ignore the erasing of memories Akane was a victim of, although it managed to make Akane forget how Cranberry physically looked like but still remembered she was a musician and her main goal was to kill her, she never discovered her target already passed away, that she seek of revenge was completely pointless and that Melville, a student of Cranberry knew about it.

Trivia

  • It is stated she was the first Magical Girl of N-City.
  • In Unmarked (Arc 1), she is the only Magical Girl where her human form and real name was never revealed in any media.
  • The names of all her special moves were based on musical notation.
    • Forte means "loud".
    • Sforzando indicates a forceful accent.
    • Fortissimo means "very loud".
  • In Fanbook 1, Cranberry has the following stat:
    Physical Ability: 5/5
    Communication Skill: 3/5
    Magic Rarity: 3/5
    Magic Experience: 5/5
    Mental Strength: 4/5
    Singing: 3/5
  • Cranberry has a height of 170 cm. [1]

Reference

  1. "Magical Girl Raising Project Official Fanbook", "TV アニメ 魔法少女育成計画 才フィシャルファンブック"

Navigation

V • T • E Unmarked (Arc 1) Characters
Sister Nana's Alliance Sister NanaWeiss WinterprisonSnow WhiteRippleTop Speed
Hardgore Alice
Team Ruler RulerSwim SwimTamaMinaelYunael
Others La PucelleNemurinCalamity MaryMagicaloid 44
Musician Of The Forest, Cranberry
Non-Participants FavYoshiko YoshinouraSumirePythie Frederica


V • T • E Restart Characters
Team Clantail ClantailPechkaRionettaNonako Miyokata
Team Daisy Magical DaisyNokko@Meow-MeowGenopsyko Yumenoshima
Team Bell Detec BellLapis LazulineMelvilleCherna Mouse
Team Pfle PfleShadow GaleMasked Wonder
Others AkaneKeekFal
Minor Appearances Snow WhiteLake of Fire Flame FlameyPaletteRagi Jie NentMusician Of The Forest, CranberryFav


V • T • E Black Characters
Class 2-F Group 1 Tetty GoodgrippMiss LilleWrappy TipArmor ArlieDrill Dory
Group 2 Mepis PhelesKanaKumi-KumiClassical LillianAdelheid
Group 3 Psyche PlainsPrincess LightningDiko NarakunoinSally RavenRanyui
Others CalcoloSnow White
Minor Appearances Princess DelugeHalna Medhi MelenPythie FredericaUluru
Blade BrendaCannon CatherineThe First Lapis LazulineBluebell CandyMarika FukuroiYoshiko Yoshinoura
Shadow Homunculi Shadow PukinShadow Calamity MaryShadow Grim Heart
Shadow Sonia BeanShadow MelvilleShadow AkaneShadow CranberryShadow Flame Flamey


V • T • E Episodes Characters
Unmarked (Arc 1) Snow WhiteRippleLa PucelleTop SpeedRulerSwim SwimMinaelYunaelTamaNemurinCalamity MaryMagicaloid 44Sister Nana
Weiss WinterprisonMusician Of The Forest, CranberryHardgore AliceFav
Restart ClantailPechkaRionettaNonako MiyokataMagical DaisyNokko@Meow-MeowGenopsyko YumenoshimaDetec BellLapis LazulineMelville
Cherna MousePfleShadow GaleMasked WonderAkaneKeekPalette
Others Tomoki TateharaBeautiful Calamity MaryPixie KittenFairy Puppy
The First Lapis LazulineBluebell Candy


V • T • E Episodes Φ Characters
Unmarked (Arc 1) Snow WhiteMusician Of The Forest, CranberryFav
Restart Magical DaisyLapis LazulineKeekFalRagi Jie Nent
Limited ManaHana GekokujouArchfiend Pam7753TepsekemeiRain PowPostarieTokoTot PopPukinSonia Bean
JOKERS Princess InfernoPrincess DelugePrincess QuakePrincess Tempest
Prism CherryMarika FukuroiFilruKafuria
ACES&QUEENS PatriciaPuk PuckUluruSorami NakanoPremium Sachiko
Others Shou MinamidaYoshiko YoshinouraSumireKokuriNeginoAuroTwin Dragons Panas


V • T • E Episodes Δ Characters
Unmarked (Arc 1) Snow WhiteLa PucelleTop SpeedRippleRulerSwim SwimYunaelMinaelMagicaloid 44Sister NanaWeiss WinterprisonCranberry
Hardgore AliceFav
Restart PechkaClantailRionettaNonako MiyokataShadow GalePfleLapis LazulineKeekFalLake of Fire Flame FlameyNokkoCherna Mouse
Limited ManaTepsekemei7753Archfiend PamHana Gekokujou
JOKERS Marika FukuroiStyler MimiLady ProudUmbrainUttakattaPrincess InfernoPrincess DelugePrincess QuakePrincess Tempest
ACES&QUEENS PatriciaMicchan the DictionaryGlassianneLethe
F2P Stella LuluFan Lit Fan
Others Yoshiko YoshinouraSumireTomoki TateharaTwin Dragons PanasMina Mad Gardener AcreMetallyTwin Stars Cutie AltairMeyerBarter RankoSanae UtataneMol Mol MorguePuchideviCockle


V • T • E Magical Kingdom
Founder The First Mage
The Three Sages Chêne・Osk・Baal・Mel / (Grim Heart) • Av・Lapati・Puk・Baltha / (Puk Puck) •
Caspar / (Ratsumukanahonomenokami)
Central Authority / Sages' Factions
Information Bureau Grim HeartShufflinHalna Medhi MelenTetty Goodgripp
Sages' Factions LetheCQ Angel HamuelShufflin ⅡUluruPremium SachikoSorami Nakano
Magical Girl Department
Inspection Department ManaSnow White (Outside Staff) • Hana GekokujouFalPukin (Former Head) • Fan Lit FanUnnamed PersonDeath PrayerDrill Dory
Magical Girl Resources Department Pfle (Former Head) • Clio (Deputy Head) • 7753 (Guidance) • Cranberry (Former) • Dark Cutie (Secret Team) • Micchan the Dictionary (Secret Team) • Glassianne (Secret Team) • Flame Flamey (Former) • AlmaFav (Former) • Toko (Former) • Pythie Frederica (Former Head and Examiner) • BirgittaWrappy Tip
Department of Diplomacy Archfiend Pam (Former Head) • Lady Proud (Head) • Umbrain
R&D Division Jouvet (Deputy Head) • PuppetaJelly MarieSpinonBluebell CandyPrincess DelugeOlga
Public Relations Division PaletteMagical DaisyTwin Stars Cutie AltairCutie VegaSally Raven
IT Division Keek (Former) • Fal (Former)
Magical Girl Management Division Ragi Jie Nent (Head)
Others
Freelancers FilruUttakattaKafuriaAuroNeginoKokuriMiss MargaritePsyche Plains
Others Rain PowEljeena


V • T • E Archfiend Cram School Characters
Founder Archfiend Pam
Members Musician Of The Forest, CranberryLake of Fire Flame Flamey
Twin Stars Cutie AltairTwin Dragons PanasAuroNeginoAmyMonakoDark Fang LimitThunder General Adelheid
Former Marika Fukuroi
The 36th Hell Survival Game Outside-Participants Lapis LazulineHana GekokujouLady ProudStyler MimiUttakattaMina Mad Gardener AcreMeyerBarter RankoMetallyLetheSanae UtataneMol Mol MorguePuchidevi
Non-Participants FavCockle


V • T • E Peaceful Days Characters
Unmarked Snow WhiteRippleLa PucelleTop SpeedRulerSwim SwimMinaelYunaelTamaNemurinCalamity MaryMagicaloid 44Sister NanaWeiss WinterprisonMusician Of The Forest, CranberryHardgore AliceFav
Restart Palette
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