Tokyo resident Jun Miyazawa LOVES anime. She spends her time working as a DJ at various fan events and theme parties. Part of being parent is making sure to project your own favorite pastimes and passions on your children, and to that end, Miyazawa has handpicked the perfect stuffed animal for her daughter’s bedtime. Miyazawa gifted her baby girl, Ritsuki with Kyubey, the adorable cat-rabbit mascot from magical girl anime Puella Magi Madoka Magica.
**Massive Spoilers for Puella Magi Madoka Magica follow**
Kyubey may look like a soft and cuddly stuffed animal that grants wishes and makes miracles happen, but he is actually a total subversion of the magical girl’s helpful friend. While Kyubey DOES have the power to make girls magical, he only does so as part of a much larger scheme. In actuality, he has no emotions or warmth, and only views humans as energy livestock to be burned away so as to protect the universe from destruction. He turns ordinary girls into magical girls and tells them they must defeat evil soulless witches–but what he doesn’t reveal is that all the witches were once magical girls themselves.
According to Miyazawa, her greatest dream is for her daughter to watch Puella, discover the terrible truth for herself, burst into tears and holler “‘Kyubey! You were a bad guy all along! Nooo! You and I were always together! Noooo!”
Miyazawa is playing the long game to instill a deep moment of shock and betrayal in her little girl’s understanding of the world.
— 宮沢純＠ヲタママ (@mjun610) June 2, 2018
In various photos posted to Twitter, it’s already clear that Ritsuki deeply loves and cares for Kyubey. Sadly, he most certainly does not feel the same way about her. Miyazawa’s tweet reads “Whether you were laughing or crying, he was always by your side…all so that you’d make a contract with him and become a magical girl.”
Let’s hope Ritsuki’s hopes and dreams aren’t too shattered when she finds out the truth!
Via Sora News 24