The twenty-fifth episode of Maho Girls PreCure! is a beach episode. It’s also the first time that Kotoha directly interacts with Mayumi and Kana (that would be Kana Katsuki, I’ll be referring to her by first name from now on).
This episode starts with Mirai, her family and friends travelling to the ocean. It is here that Kotoha is introduced to Mayumi and Kana.
Kana’s role as running gag girl is in full force in this episode. Kotoha sees a wave and says it might be a mermaid, and Mirai then says that there aren’t any in this world. Of course, Kana doesn’t let that slip by unnoticed.
The conversation turns to shaved ice, with Mirai’s grandmother recommending the strawberry-melon flavour.
Once they arrive at the beach, they stumble across a bit of bad luck.
Fortunately, Mirai’s father volunteers to fix the machine. Kotoha recalls the first time Mirai and Riko gave her shaved ice, and Kana happens to overhear there conversation.
Mirai starts talking about different flavours of shaved ice. When Mirai’s mother, grandmother and Mayumi claim a spot, they call the girls over. Kana goes, but Mirai realises that she forgot her hat. Fortunately, Kotoha has a solution for that.
Of course, Kotoha conjures up a matching set of hats.
Riko admits that Kotoha’s magic is impressive, but she tells her that she can’t let anyone see her using it.
Elsewhere, Yamoh is still determined to claim the Emerald. Rabu also puts in an appearance, but Yamoh doesn’t really bother with him.
What follows is a lot of Kotoha using magic to try and make their beach experience more fun, with Mirai and Riko using their own magic to return things to normal. Oh, and there’s also a lot of this from Kana:
I won’t spoil how exactly Kotoha tries to enhance the beach experience, but I will say this sequence was a lot of fun. Of course, the result of it is this:
Kotoha volunteers to grab them some shaved ice. Unfortunately, the machine still hasn’t been fixed at this point. A not-suspicious-at-all stranger tells Kotoha she can get some ice from a nearby cave.
Kotoha and Mofurun venture into the cave. When she doesn’t come back for a while, Mirai and Riko go to try and find her.
Kotoha discovers that there’s no ice in the cave.
It’s time for this week’s Yokubarl, as you may have guessed.
Kotoha is separated from Mofurun, but she’s not the type to give in. She transforms into Cure Felice and pretty much dominates the fight, until she gets grabbed.
Miracle and Magical use their PreCure Sapphire Smartish to block an attack from the Yokubarl, with Felice bringing things to a close with her PreCure Emerald Reincarnation.
When they return, Kotoha apologises for her actions. Mirai and Riko tell her not to worry about it, and then it’s time for some shaved ice.
That’s it for episode 25. The stuff on the beach was a lot of fun, particularly Kana’s reactions to Kotoha’s actions. Cure Felice is still in a class of her own – though Miracle and Magical did save her, I reckon she would have been able to get out of that situation on her own. I feel like Miracle and Magical’s special attacks are just being used to pad the episode length at this point – though they did skip the transformation sequence.
To sum it all up: the stuff on the beach was a lot of fun, whilst Cure Felice stole the spotlight again for the monster of the week stuff, for better or worse.
Next episode, Haa makes cookies. Judging by the preview, there’ll also be a boss battle. Will this be a trigger for Miracle and Magical to receive a power-up? Guess we’ll find out next time.
Oh, and before I bring this post to a close, I will say that Pretty Cure All Stars: Singing With Everyone♪ Miraculous Magic! has been subbed. Keep an eye out for my thoughts on that in the very near future.