NOTE: This post is really long and image heavy. It also contains spoilers to Wizard’s endgame, so if you haven’t watched until episode 49 and don’t want to be spoilered do not read this post
UPDATE: Made some edits, added the Mage and Wizard-Beast circles
UPDATE #2: Added the Sorcerer circle and information on the magic book
UPDATE #3: Found two more symbols for the cipher, replaced some pics with better ones, added the whiteboard, added the full white wizard circle
In Kamen Rider Wizard, each wizard has a (mostly) unique magic circle that appears whenever they transform or use certain rings. Inside the circles are symbols that correspond with English letters, and they spell out words.
Someone had already created a cipher for the symbols, and I used that for the decoding. It can be found here. If whoever made it would like to be credited, send me an ask. I made my own version of the cipher and added some of the missing symbols. The inner circle symbols are rather hard to see, so forgive me if my renderings of them aren’t that accurate. A larger version of the cipher can be found here.
Some additional information:
-When Wizard uses a form change, the symbols in the circle stay the same. Same goes for Beast with his mantles.
-The inner and outer circles for Wizard, White Wizard and Sorcerer use different symbols, but they’re rather similar to each other. For Beast, the outer circle symbols are used in both circles for some reason.
-All the mage circles have the same symbols inside them.
-The Fourze engage circle looks to be the same as Wizard’s one, except with Fourze’s head in the centre.
-I’ve realised that in the inner circles, on the whiteboard, and in the book, the outer circle symbols are upper case and the inner circle ones are lower case. Not sure if it applies to the outer circles, but it’s possible that the Beast circle is entirely in capslock.
-I’ve drawn red or black lines in the circles, and they indicate where the beginning of the translation is. The symbols go clockwise.
-Translation isn’t really the right word for this. In the Wizard universe, the symbols are most likely an actual language. But to us, it’s just a code. So I’ve changed ‘translation’ to more appropriate wording.
(from episode 1)
Outer circle: Emerged from the magical stones. Representing the great power in this world.
Inner circle: Please release the power of devilish hidden in ring.
Devilish could be referring to Haruto’s phantom. The circles around the stones also have symbols inside them:
Please set the power of fire free.
Please set the power of water free.
Please set the power of wind free.
Please set the power of ground free.
(from episode 17)
I used a vector created by Nac129 for the decoding because it’s hard to make out the symbols in screencaps.
Outer circle: I order to all the spirits. Release the large power based on the contract with me.
Inner circle: My kin, great power. Gland. Sea. Sky. Natural. Fourfield chief.
Gland is probably meant to be ground, and fourfield chief could mean that Beast is the ruler of the four domains: land, sea, sky and nature.
(top: episode 24, bottom: wizard hyper battle video)
When Wizard uses one of Beast’s rings, or when they combine their magic, this circle will appear. It’s the inner portion of Wizard’s circle + the outer portion of Beast’s circle.
You can’t see the full circle in either screencap, but the second screencap shows the rest of the first one. The red line indicates where the symbols continue on. EDIT: episode 49 provided a clear shot of the circle, but I’ll leave the other ones for now.
(top & middle: episode 2, bottom: episode 49)
Outer circle: Enforcer of chaos. Please dedicate power of the without shape. Realive people in this world of the old contract.
Inner circle: Force responsible for all things. It with my will.
(from episode 40)
The Mage circle says: Pay the appropriate value for your benefit and then I bestow a portion of my power to you.
There isn’t an inner circle for this one, which is rather odd. Maybe the writing means that the Mage ring is derived from White Wizard’s one somehow..? Something else of note is that the design for the circle is rather simple when compared to the other ones. I’m not sure if any of this will be significant to Wizard’s plot, but it’s pretty interesting.
The bottom two images are from the ‘Detail of Heroes’ magazine (scans of it can be found here), and to my surprise they’ve included what Sorcerer’s circle says on one of the pages. I double checked it, and it’s almost correct.
Outer circle: Curtain of the old world, cape of the revolution, solid gold creator. I have the power of directing the eternal sunrise.
Inner circle: I am represent the new world by jet gold magical power lurking in.
The word ‘me’ definitely isn’t in the inner circle, but it makes more sense to include it in the sentence, so maybe that’s why the magazine has it?
(from episode 49)
These are the technical details behind the conducting of the sabbat. I started from the block of text in the top right and worked clockwise. The words with question marks after them are words I’m unsure of.
Phase of the first: End the beginning of all things and creation and destruction. Catalyst to replaced. I draw power. Squeeze out witchcraft fuel.
Altar (?) of eclipse. Date of hope came. Driving force of our single. The neglect also anything. I will dedicate to the feast eclipse to go change. I respond to the phase. I pour magic.
Phase of the second: The source of life. The flow of blood. Body all life. Go around. I balance. It does give equal magic.
Phase of third: Source of the body. Soil and flesh and bone life. I be tend (?) the life. Witchcraft collapse I stem.
Phase of the fourth: Source of the soul. Breath and wind. Life and death. Worth (?) memory forever. Life. Linking a complete memory.
This book briefly appears in the OP as well as the introduction bit to the show at the beginning of episode 1. Almost the whole thing is written in the inner circle symbols. To my disappointment, the text on the pages is meaningless. However, the headings of the pages are words. I can’t make out the heading for the right page, but the one on the left page says: Description Of The Magic Stones.
So going by the heading and the pictures you can see on the pages, if this was an actual book, the left page would be about the properties of the stones. The right page would presumably be about the magic circles and perhaps how they relate to the stones.
This book has really interesting (and mostly likely unintended) implications. This is all speculation that will probably amount to nothing because this is a children’s show about spandex wizards, and I doubt they’ll confirm that any of this is true. But I want to share the revelations I had :D So, in the introduction to Wizard, it’s stated that magic and science used to exist in harmony, but magic was forgotten after the rise of civilisation. That means that old books about magic must exist, and this book looks to be one of them. The book is written using the symbols, which confirms that the symbols are an actual language, maybe of an ancient civilisation. Since the Wizard and White Wizard magic circles are in this book, their existence predates Haruto and Fueki. It’s possible that the type of stone used to create a transformation ring plays a part in determining the appearance of the magic circle for a particular wizard. If someone in the past created rings from the same types of stones used to make Haruto’s and Fueki’s rings, then that would be an in-universe explanation for how they ended up in the book.
Again, this is all speculation. The most likely explanation for the circles being in the book is the production crew just threw together two pages for the book designed to resemble actual pages about magic, and didn’t think about the implications it would have on Wizard’s world. (And why would they, I mean who would actually think about tha-oh wait)
tl;dr I’m overthinking this and I’m gonna end up despairing because the show will never elaborate on Wizard’s worldbuilding at the level of detail I want