Mahou Tsukai Precure Episode 6
I wasn’t expecting to feel emotional anytime soon for this series, but this episode managed to make me almost cry. Riko’s struggle and pressure to do well in front of her sister she looks up to really hit home, and I could connect with how well she wanted to perform, and felt miserable and understood how mortified it was for her to fail in front of Liz. Since Riko was a child, she idolized her sister’s ability as a Magician and dreamed to be as talented or to one day surpass her. But while her sister grew up to be an accomplished Magician, Riko fallen short of her own dreams by failing miserably when it comes to performing practical magic. It meant a lot to see Riko succeed on her own- even more so to accomplish an advance water magic, technique by turning her water pendant into ice. I was so proud of her, I again teared up (well to be far at this point, I was tearing up throughout the entire episode) and I want nothing but the best for her.
We also learned a bit more about the wands, of how each of their shapes changes depending on its user. Riko’s wand is considered special as it is a Star, and it turns out it was one of the reasons why Liz passed down the family heirloom (the pendant) straight down to Riko.
And finally, I was pleased to see Aquarmine be used as a solo power source to attack. All I knew they were going to be an extra piece of a sort, but I wasn’t sure if they too would need the duo in order to function.
That’s it, nothing else really happened this episode. I guess a double-post worked out for the better considering how short this episode’s portion turned out to be.
Mahou Tsukai Precure Episode 7
We have yet another extremely simple episode, but it was cute and much to my surprise, the clams were the most entertaining part. This week they go for lessons at the Mermaid Village with a guest instructor, Professor Loretta. BUt here’s the thing, the assignment was not the focus, it was in fact revolving the gains of exploring the world, or in this case, worlds. The mermaids in the village are very shy, but some of the children managed to muster up the courage to get to speak to Mirai and Riko after they proved to be extremely friendly. The girls talked about their worldly explorations, and how Mirai is a foreign to the magic world and how Riko had traveled Mirai’s world, where there the two of them met and became friends ever since. The point of this subject is to encourage to step outside of the box and you will have the opportunity meet different people and see all kinds of things. It turns out the mermaids used to do just that thanks to their a large clam (which holds the Sapphire Linklestone). It also gave them (when it is open) the ability to literally fly in the sky. That’s right, flying mermaids
(or as I thought: flying fish).
Now you must be wondering what I meant when I said the clams entertained me the most. Well it’s just that, this week’s lesson was really simple and straightforward: open the clams by solely using words/ you voice. Now I found this hilarious for a number of reasons. First off were the girls’ attempts. Riko tried to order them sternly, and eventually snapped at them (where there the Clams showed attitude, this is the other part that entertained me) and Mirai… Oh precious Mirai thinks to herself, “Where are their ears?” and since she couldn’t see it, she shouts at the top of her lungs, startling the clam.
Although not much happened this episode, this episode proved that yes: The girls cannot transform without Moforun. He is their final link and is the heart of their power source. Without him, they are useless. It will be interesting to see what will happen once the enemy figures this out. Perhaps we will get to the girls utilizing the magic they learned in the future episodes in order to fend off/fight the enemies. That would be really interesting to see happen.
And finally, my favourite part of the episode: The Sapphire Linklestone Transformation Sequence.
Oh my gosh, this is my favourite one yet, it was soooooooooooo pretty! I just loved everything about it, it was drop dead gorgeous, and I can’t tel you how much I adore the Sapphire outfits, so freaking beautiful. And then the animation, oooh the animation, the ribbons, animation- I don’t know why but I love that stuff, probably because it connects to my childhood of when I watched Sailor Moon- like I said an entry or two ago, the transformation reminds me of Sailor Moon’s classic transformation.
Next week, It looks like it’s going to be yet again another episode lacking plot progression, which raises a couple of questions considering how quickly they are picking up some of the key Linklestones. But who cares, there are going to be adorable Pegasus next week!