In this week’s episode of Maho Girls PreCure!, we remain in the Magic World in order whilst Mirai and Riko seek out the Magic Academy’s headmaster to talk about the power Haa has called forth from the Linkle Smartome previously.
This episode starts directly after the events of the previous one, in which Haa is hungry due to having exhausted her power. Naturally, this means it’s time to eat.
After eating, Haa goes for a nap.
Mirai, Riko and Mofurun arrive at the Magic Academy and discover that the headmaster has pulled a disappearing act. The deputy headmistress and Isaac suggest that the headmaster found whatever it was he was looking for. The headmaster did leave a message before he disappeared, but it doesn’t reveal his whereabouts.
For the first time in the series, we hear Dokurokushe speak.
Whilst this helps Batty to cast aside his doubts, I still have mine. Remember, everyone there is capable of using magic so I don’t think it would be too hard to make it appear that Dokurokushe is speaking.
Back in the Magic Academy, Mirai and Riko take the time to hang out with Emily, Kei and Jun. It’s only fair, considering they completely ignored them during the last episode. Even then, it’s only to gather information on the MIA headmaster.
Their conversation turns to the ‘seven mysteries of the headmaster’. Since there might be a hint as to the headmaster’s whereabouts within the secrets, Mirai asks to hear them.
The first mystery is one we’ve heard before: nobody knows the true age of the headmaster.
Second is that nobody has ever seen him use magic – flying carpets and such are magical tools infused with magic, so those don’t count. Assuming he actually has a wand, nobody knows what it looks like.
Third is a mysterious woman’s voice being heard from the headmaster’s office at night – this is the crystal ball he uses for divination, pretty self-explanatory.
The mysteries from this point onwards are actually more like rumours. Regardless, number four is that he drink bitter tea.
The fifth rumour- sorry, mystery, states that the headmaster was popular in the Non-Magic World when he was younger. Considering the episode in which we saw Mirai’s grandmother’s past, this is probably accurate.
Sixth, the headmaster has never been into the deepest part of the library – you know, the part that Mirai and Riko went into way back in the fourth episode.
The girls don’t know the seventh mystery, but a certain teacher does.
On the tree that supports the Academy, there is a forbidden door that can only be opened by the headmaster. At least, that’s what the seventh mystery says. Liz also says that the headmaster possesses incredible power.
Mirai’s convinced that the forbidden door is the place where the headmaster has gone, so she takes off. Riko follows after her shortly afterwards.
Riko is reluctant to climb the tree, and there’s a sign telling students to not climb it.
Mirai decides to fly up rather than climb, but the tree has other ideas.
Riko’s left to search for Mirai and Mofurun on her own, eventually finding them. We also see that Magic World caterpillars are slightly larger than the ones from the Non-Magic World.
After escaping the caterpillar, Haa wakes up and they find themselves standing right by their objective: the forbidden door.
Mirai and Riko try to open the forbidden door, but it has none of that. There’s no time to dwell on it though, as Batty shows up. He combines the powers of Sparda and Gamettsu with his own and takes on a new form.
Mirai and Riko transform, and they use Sapphire Style for this fight.
During the fight, Batty targets the Linkle Smartome. Naturally, Miracle and Magical have no intention of letting him touch it.
Throughout the battle, Batty pretty much has the upper hand. Of course, this quickly changes due to a certain fairy interfering.
Anyway, Haa’s outburst dispels the surrounding darkness and the tree protects Haa and Mofurun from Batty. Miracle and Magical seize the opportunity to finish off Batty with their PreCure Sapphire Smartish attack. With the enemy defeated, Mirai and Riko gain another new Linkle Stone.
Haa’s exertion of power makes her hungry, so Riko uses the Amethyst to provide some food for her.
Elsewhere, we see Batty’s fate.
Back to the girls, and Haa goes back to sleep immediately after eating. I’m almost certain there’s a good reason for this, but what?
The Amethyst then unlocks the forbidden door for Mirai and Riko, allowing them to pass through. The episode ends with Mirai and Riko preparing to open the door.
This episode looked like it was going to be Batty’s last stand, but he didn’t suffer the same fate as Sparda and Gamettsu after fighting the Cures in his transformed state. I suspect he’ll be returning again in the near future.
There’s also the mystery of the headmaster’s whereabouts, as well as whatever it was he was seeking – though I suspect it might be the Emerald.
Here’s some speculation for you: the headmaster and Dokurokushe are connected in some way – perhaps the light and dark halves of one being that was split. Dokurokushe isn’t very active, and the headmaster has never been seen using magic… both are supposed to be extremely powerful, though. There’s still also the possibility of Yamoh actually being the mastermind – though we have had that kind of thing happen in a previous season.
The fight between the Sapphire Cures and Batty wasn’t too bad, but I still think Gamettsu had the best last stand thus far.
Still, this was a good episode and being set in the Magic World meant we got to see some of the best characters, even it was only fairly briefly.
Next time, we get to see what awaits behind the forbidden door.