This week on Maho Girls PreCure!, Mirai and Riko have a fight – something that has become a tradition in PreCure, particularly when there are only two Cures.
I also want to mention that the producer of this season of PreCure is Takashi Washio, who was previously responsible for producing Futari wa Pretty Cure, Max Heart, Splash Star and both seasons of Yes! Pretty Cure 5, as well as the second half of Go! Princess PreCure.
Here’s hoping the finale will be comparable to Splash Star‘s.
Anyway, let’s take a look at the episode.
So naturally the Linkle Smartome (I’m just going to be consistent with the subs you see here) is a legendary item.
Mirai and Riko can use their Linkle Stones with the Linkle Smartome to help look after the baby – in this case, the Diamond makes it produce some milk.
Anyway, after being fed the baby returns to the tome. The whole fairy baby thing is more than a bit reminiscent of Chiffon from Fresh Pretty Cure!. The episode starts proper, and it’s time for the second test.
Whilst making tea should be simple, turns out there’s more to the test.
Anyway, as you might expect, the bitter cold makes it extremely hard to concentrate on performing magic. None of the girls can quite get it on their first attempt, but Mirai has a suggestion.
Riko and Jun have their doubts, though Jun warms up to the idea. Riko would rather concentrate on boiling the kettle with her magic. The other girls warm up, and Mirai is eager to try out her magic.
Jun, Emily and Kei are also able to boil their kettles and everyone passes the test. Riko isn’t too happy as she did nothing.
Riko isn’t happy with that turn of events, and takes off. Naturally, Mirai and Mofurun follow after her.
Mirai and Riko argue with each other, but Mofurun smells a sweet scent and runs after it. The girls follow him.
After a quick scene showing the villains, we cut back to Mirai, Riko and Mofurun… and the two girls are still arguing.
Whilst arguing the girls take in the sights of the Icy Isle, including a Frost Volcano and the nails of an Ice Dragon. Turns out bickering like an old married couple has a negative effect on your kids…
Mirai settles the baby, but the two girls haven’t settled their differences. Meanwhile, Batty spies on them and he’s rather pleased to see that they’re fighting. We also get a glimpse of the previously mentioned Ice Dragon.
Turns out Ice Dragons fly high like that to avoid storms, so they can be used to tell when one is rolling in. Mirai, Riko and Mofurun seek shelter from the storm, but still continue their arguing.
With Mirai realising that frostbite is creeping in on Riko’s fingers, she apologises. Mirai got caught up in being able to use magic that she didn’t consider Riko’s feelings, whilst Mirai let her jealousy get the better of her. Their little heart-to-heart puts them on better terms.
Time passes, and so does the storm, treating the girls and Mofurun to a view of an aurora.
A Linkle Stone falls from the aurora, and Mirai goes to grab it. She is watched by Batty, who summons the monster of the week.
The monster attacks Mirai before she can get near the Linkle Stone. Of course, Riko isn’t just going to stand there doing nothing.
The two continue ‘not fighting’ and transform into the Ruby PreCure. Batty leaves the monster of the week to deal with them whilst he makes a dash for the Linkle Stone.
Mofurun is able to grab the Linkle Stone – it is the Ice Linkle Stone, Aquamarine. Miracle and Magical finish of the monster of the week and Batty retreats. The Aquamarine is one of the Linkle Stones that supports the Emerald.
They use the Ice Linkle Stone with the Linkle Smartome and produce some Sky Blue Soup for the fairy. They also decide that her name is ‘Haa’, clearly going for the Pokémon school of naming things based on what they say. In the end, Mirai and Riko start to get along better and even both use each other’s names on their own – Mirai drops the ‘-chan’ from Riko’s name, which shows that the two are growing closer.
The episode ends with their teacher and the rest of the class arriving on a magic carpet to take them back.
So, the bond between Mirai and Riko grew in this episode, but naturally they had to have a conflict first. We also see that Riko can be tsundere, and a plot coupon was picked up.
Next time, Riko’s sister makes an appearance.