This episode of Maho Girls PreCure picks up directly from where the previous one left off, with Mirai and Riko on the train. Their destination is the Non-Magic World.
Riko explains that the headmaster of the Magic Academy told her that a Linkle Stone will probably appear in the Non-Magic World.
Anyway, Riko got the Headmaster’s permission to go to the Non Magic World together with Mirai. We then get one of the stranger scenes of the series, so far.
Mofurun and Haa are able to slip into theirs fairly easily, but Mirai…
The opening theme rolls, and it’s back to normal – no All Stars previews here. Anyway, afterwards, we see the Headmaster and the crystal ball saying that Mirai and Riko will be in for some tough times – you know, the standard territory that comes with being PreCure.
Mirai and Riko arrive in the Non-Magic World, and the first thing they happen upon?
Before they can pick it up, a crow swoops down, grabs it and flies off.
Riko does the same, getting onto her broom in an open, public place. It doesn’t show anybody reacting. Mirai ends up staying behind as her broom is in her trunk, which she is unable to open.
Riko catches up to Haa, and then falls off her broom because she’s too hungry. She falls-Sorry, Riko ‘lands’ right in the middle of a busy road. Haa is scared by the vehicles and returns to the Linkle Smartome. Fortunately, someone takes note of Riko’s situation.
We cut to Yamoh reporting to the other villains, informing them that the next Linkle Stone will appear in the Non-Magic World. Each one of them seems insistent presenting the Emerald to their master.
Elsewhere, Mirai’s search for Riko begins. She follows Mofurun’s nose, but it isn’t a Linkle Stone he’s smelling – rather, just some sweet treats. Elsewhere, Riko is pulled to safety.
Anyway, Kyoko takes Riko to her house to feed her. The pair end up talking about Mirai, though at this point they don’t know that they’re talking about the same person.
Mirai’s search continues, and she gets her hopes up when Mofurun smells another sweet scent.
Mirai almost walks off without the Stone, put that cat you can see gets to it before she can. The cat gets away, because Mirai’s too hungry to give chase – do either of these girls ever eat properly?
Mirai and Riko recall what I am going to refer to as their ‘first date’, and they both end up meeting each other at the strawberry-melon bread cart.
With everyone reunited, Mirai and Riko happen upon the cat that stole the Topaz. It runs, they give chase and then the cat is caught. Not by Mirai or Riko, but by Sparda. A rogue cat hair makes her sneeze and drop the cat and the Topaz, but before anyone can grab the Linkle Stone, Sparda calls forth a Yokubarl.
Anyway, transformation time – and it’s not Topaz Style, yet. No, they go for Sapphire Style – which is fine by me, it is my favourite Style. The fight takes them into a public place, with innocent bystanders. Those bystanders make a run for it. Sparda insults the people of the Non-Magic World, which only angers Miracle and Magical. We then get a motorbike chase scene.
They take the fight to a side of a building, and the battle sequence that follows is actually really quite good. The whole thing where the Cures knock their opponent down, and then knock it back up definitely has shades of Dragon Ball Z about it – just another reason for me to like Sapphire Style, I guess.
Anyway, they finish off their foe with Sapphire Smartish and Sparda retreats. They claimed victory, but lost track of the Topaz.
Mirai and Riko return to the former’s home, where Riko comes to the realisation just who Mirai’s mother is. Kyoko herself returns shortly after they do.
The episode ends with the reveal that Riko isn’t the only person from the Magic World to arrive in the Non-Magic World.
Well, better get used to the Non-Magic World now, because I suspect we’ll be here for a while. That’s kind of disappointing, but not unexpected. This episode was all right I guess – the fight against the Yokubarl was pretty cool.
Next time, I’m guessing the episode will focus on Mofurun. We’ll also be seeing the debut of a new Style – I’m looking forward to both of those things. Oh, and we also get to see Mirai and Riko go to boring non-magical school. Well, I suppose it was going to happen sooner or later…