So I’ve decided I want to try my hand at writing episodic posts for an anime series, and I figured what better way to start than with a magical girl series that has only recently started?
My first impressions of Maho Girls PreCure can be found by clicking here. With that said and done, let’s take a look at how the second episode unfolds.
So the episode starts with Riko taking Mirai to the Magic World, which is done via the train pictured above. Mirai seems to be perfectly calm about the whole situation – you know, a giant sentient snail operating as a train is perfectly normal sight.
After the opening theme, Mirai and Riko wonder how Mofurun gained the ability to talk.
Anyway, the two girls arrive at the Magic Academy.
So it turns out Riko has broken several Magic Academy rules, which means she’s in trouble. The deputy headmistress tells Riko to stay put whilst she goes to find the headmaster. Meanwhile, Mirai decides to go and find the headmaster herself.
Mirai’s quest to find the headmaster takes her to the Wand Tree, where she meets a man with long silver hair.
Riko gets bored and leaves the classroom. Before that, she wonders why Mirai is going to so much trouble for her.
The man tells Mirai that wands grow on the Wand Tree, and that they sprout when anew life is brought into the Magic World. However, that particular tree hasn’t sprouted a wand for a while. Naturally, it sprouts one for Mirai shortly afterwards.
Following that, Batty arrives at the Magic Academy with Yokubaaru from the first episode and attacks Mirai in an attempt to capture her so he can prove that the existence of the legendary magicians (or witches, I guess it depends on the subs) PreCure.
Riko flies in on her broom, ‘purposefully’ ramming Batty. Mirai thanks her for saving her again.
Hand-holding follows, which means transformation time!
A battle follows on after that. This time, the Cures actually finish off the Yokubaaru with a flashy special attack, much like I suspected would be the case. There’s still some physical combat in there as well, though.
Anyway, victory is claimed and Batty retreats – the villains tend to do that once their monster of the week has been defeated. Oh, remember that silver-haired man? Guess what, he’s kind of important!
Anyway, things work out and the headmaster invites Mirai to attend the Magic Academy together with Riko.
Honestly, I think this series of PreCure will appeal to me much more than Go! Princess PreCure did. I am a lover of fantasy and magic and this clearly has plenty of both to go around. Definitely looking forward to watching more of this.
Next time, Mirai and Riko go to Diagon Alley.