Maho Girls PreCure! Episode 15: The 600th Episode

If you’ve read my previous episodic posts for Maho Girls PreCure!, you’ll know that this episode is a milestone for the franchise. What exactly is that milestone?
12 years, 13 seasons, 11 different continuities, 20 films, 44 Cures (well, technically a lot more if you count legendary, past and international Cures) and 600 episodes.
600 episodes, and I have watched every. Single. One. There were ups and downs – fortunately, the good outweighs the bad by a fair margin.
Anyway, which character was fortunate enough to have the prestige of being the star of episode 600?

Haa is unhappy

Haa gets the spotlight this week

This episode starts with everyone waking up and preparing for school, whilst Haa wants some food. Unfortunately, Mirai’s too busy getting dressed, Riko’s doing homework and Mofurun is sleeping. Haa takes matters into her own hands.

Haa's food

She then proceeds to eat all of this food

Turns out that there’s a consequence to eating so much food in a single sitting. She gets magical hiccups that can change her form.

Snow-Haa

Here we have Snow-Haa

Dragon-Haa

Dragon Haa – this episode is not for those who are unable to handle cute stuff

Anyway, Haa decides to fly off, leaving Mirai and Riko to look for her on their way to school. Turns out that is where Haa has actually gone, and who’s the first to see her?

Katsuki

Naturally it’s Running Gag Girl, Katsuki

Thunder God Haa

Raijin Haa

Haa flies off again before Mirai and Riko can do anything. In class, Mirai and Riko are too concerned about Haa to concentrate. Meanwhile, Haa’s getting into some mischief of her own.

Space Haa

Space Haa

Haa’s mischief is noticed by many students at the school, but we’ll get to that later. Anyway, Mirai and Riko have to go back to class, so Mofurun looks for her.

'Haarpy'

I like to call this form ‘Haarpy’

Cat Haa

I’d like to say I managed to keep it together during this episode, but then this happened…

Mofurun is unsuccessful in locating Haa, even getting trampled by a flock of chickens. Class finishes, and Haa catches the attention of perhaps the entire school.

Mermaid Haa

Mermaid Haa – remember, an earlier episode established that flying mermaids used to be a perfectly normal thing in the Magic World.

Flower Haa

Flower Haa

Unicorn Haa

Unicorn Haa

So the school starts talking about the mysterious fairies, and Katsuki insists its something to do with the witches she’s seen before. Whilst this is happening, Haa flies out of the school grounds.

Mirai, Riko and Mofurun go out to look for Haa and we get this:

Mirai and Riko are Haa's surrogate mothers

I’ve made the ‘two mamas’ reference before, but well…

Haa has 3 mothers

Wait, what? Three?

OK, so this has confused me a bit. I’m sure someone will explain it. All I can guess is that Mofurun is included in this – the Pretty Cure wikia lists Mofurun’s gender as ‘unknown’, whilst TV Tropes has Mofurun as male. I know Japanese is better at being ambiguous when it comes to gender, and that doesn’t really translate well into English – it’s pretty much the same situation as with Crona from Soul Eater.

Anyway, Haa ends up in Sparda’s clutches but it doesn’t take long for Mirai and Riko to find them. Naturally, they aren’t able to get Haa back without a fight.

Monster of the Week

Grass and Electric, I’d guess

Topaz Style Cures

Time for some Topaz Style Cures

Sapphire Style is my favourite, but I would say that Topaz is the ‘sweetest’. Jokes aside, the fight against the Yokubarl is pretty fun to watch, but it doesn’t quite match up to the first Topaz Style fight – there was a bit more variety in their attacks there.

Cures rescue Haa

The Cures rescue Haa during the battle, and we get this cute moment in an episode that has been full of them

Anyway, the Cures defeat the Yokubarl and Sparda retreats. Back at their base, Sparda reports her defeat to Yamoh. Yamoh implies that Dokurokushe won’t hesitate to destroy those who are useless – this makes me wonder if the current villains are going to last through the entire season. That hasn’t always been the case – in the first few seasons, there was generally two different groups of villains working under the big bad. I’ll guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Oh, and Yamoh also shows an interest in the Linkle Smartome.

After that, Haa is reunited with everyone else and there is much apologising. It all ends on a happy note, though.

Happy Haa

Everyone’s happy again!

Mofurun says that Haa probably transformed due to a build-up of magic power from eating so much, and that’s probably correct. I do wonder if Haa might be able to utilise that sometime in the future, though. Back at school, everyone talks about fairies spreading happiness around the school.

Haa in Riko's pocket

Let’s all just take a moment to appreciate that Haa is in Riko’s pocket.

Thus ends the episode, and I have to say that it was a very good one. I loved seeing Haa in the spotlight, and her different transformations were very cute – I’m sure you can easily work it out, but why not try guessing my favourite? This 600th episode was certainly a memorable one, and very worthy celebration of that milestone.

Next time, a few familiar faces from the Magic World return – I’m looking forward to that. Oh, and it might just be entirely possible that next time will be the last appearance of a certain villain. This is just speculation, though. Regardless, I’m looking forward to it.

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7 Responses to Maho Girls PreCure! Episode 15: The 600th Episode

  1. OG-Man says:

    I could think of no one better to hold the top spot. Also Mofurun’s gender being female was the most shocking reveal of 2016 by far.

    Space Haa is best Haa.

    • OG-Man says:

      I meant to say no one better to be the star of this historic episode.

      • Rory says:

        All of Haa’s transformations were great. I’d have to say that the feline form is best, at least in my opinion. With more Linkle Stones for them to collect, I’m sure Haa has a few more forms for use to see in future episodes.

      • OG-Man says:

        Oh heck yes! More types for Haa to transform into. HAA FOR DLC IN POKEMON SUN/MOON!

  2. cirno9fan says:

    Yeah, i was pretty surprised myself, but it does indeed have Mofurun include herself in the mix.

    you guys were “squeeing” I was just laughing. This whole episode was just way too amusing xD

    Very excited for the return of the girls from earlier!

    • Rory says:

      Hey, I laughed as well – Haa’s mischief was a lot of fun to watch.
      We may not be returning to the Magic World (for the moment, at least), but having the return of a few characters from it is pretty much the next best thing.

  3. yuukihero says:

    Gosh, Ha-Chan has got to be one of my favorite things about Maho Girls PreCure!. She’s so cute.

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