This week’s episode of PreCure is set at a boring, non-magical school. Fortunately, this episode is neither of those things as we are introduced to the Topaz Style for the first time.
Before we get to the school stuff, Riko meets the rest of Mirai’s family.
Oh, and the deputy headmistress of the Magic Academy also showed up to take care of some things for Riko – namely, getting her a place at a school and lodgings.
As for lodgings, the deputy headmistress has something in mind. However, Kyoko has a better idea.
Mirai shows Riko to her room, where they’ll probably be making sweet, sweet magic later on – er, sorry, got a little carried away there. The deputy headmistress also comes along, and tells them that they can’t reveal their magic to the non-magical folk – yep, we’re operating on Harry Potter rules here. The deputy headmistress departs, using her magical flying umbrella… yeah.
Riko opens her suitcase, which contains a year’s worth of luggage, and a crystal ball. Turns out she actually has a name.
The headmaster can communicate with Mirai and Riko through Cassie, and he’s pretty shocked to hear that they discovered a Linkle Stone immediately upon arriving in the Non-Magic World.
Anyway, the topic of conversation moves around to school, which Mirai and Riko will start the following day. Mofurun and Haa want to go with them, but the rules regarding magic make it tough for a sentient teddy bear and a fairy to go out in public… This leaves Mofurun feeling down.
The next day comes, and like many other magical girls before them, Mirai and Riko start running late. They eventually cave and use their brooms to get to school, just presuming that nobody will see them.
Mirai and Riko arrive at the school unknowingly accompanied by Mofurun and Haa. I suppose it’s time to introduce a couple of Mirai’s classmates.
I still like the Magic Academy students much more. Anyway, classes start and in a move that will surprise nobody, Riko transfers into Mirai’s class. Mayumi thinks Riko is cute. The whole class is shocked to discover that Mirai and Riko are living together. Oh, and remember that thing with the moon?
The student who saw Mirai and Riko on their brooms arrives late, and she gets to witness a second magical event.
So, Mofurun and Haa go and explore the school whilst Mirai and Riko are stuck in class. It isn’t long before the bear and the fairy stumble upon a Linkle Stone – the Topaz, to be more specific. However, they’re not the only ones.
Mofurun makes a run for the Topaz before Gamettsu can grab it. When Mofurun grabs the Topaz and runs for it, Gamettsu takes that as a challenge and summons this week’s Yokubarl.
Despite a valiant attempt to get away, Gamettsu grabs Mofurun. However, Mofurun refuses to give up the Linkle Stone, and he tells Haa to get away.
School ends, and Haa leads Mirai and Riko to Gamettsu and Mofurun. Mofurun ends up activating the power of the Topaz, which means it’s time for a new transformation.
In my previous post, I guessed that the Topaz Style would turn the PreCure into barrier warriors, similar to Cure Rosetta in DokiDoki. Was I right? Well…
As the Yokubarl attacks the PreCure, Mofurun and Haa also get caught up in the battle.
Endangering Mofurun and Haa right in front of Miracle and Magical proves to be an extremely bad idea – after all, they are pretty much their children. Time for a new finishing move.
As tends to be the case, Gamettsu retreats after the Yokubarl is defeated. What follows afterwards – well, remember the last time the Cures picked up a Guardian Linkle Stone?
That’s right, with a new Linkle Stone, Haa evolves and gains the ability to talk. She tells Mirai and Riko that both she and Mofurun want to be with them, and it might just be one of the most adorable things thus far in Maho Girls PreCure! Mirai and Riko allow Mofurun and Haa to accompany them to school, on the condition that they stay out of sight.
I loved this episode. When you think about it, the Topaz Style has infinite possibilities thanks to those transforming magic orbs – here’s hoping we get to see more creative uses of them in the future. However, Sapphire Style is still my personal favourite – speed and flight are abilities I love seeing magical girls utilise. When it comes down to it, each Style is awesome in it’s own right.
Mofurun also got a lot of screentime this episode, and I’m sure I know at least one person who would have enjoyed that. His actions are certainly worthy of praise.
All in all, a great episode.
Next time, it looks like Riko will be getting the main focus, despite the fact that Mirai’s name is in the title…