Mahou Tsukai Precure Episode 5
It was surprising how little information we learned about the baby fairy and her magical Linkle Smartome. The headmaster was genuinely shocked it had actually existed and didn’t know how to respond to how the baby fairy was born from within it. I was expecting at least some answers regarding the fairy being born out of the Linkle Smartome, but considering it turned out to be thought as a myth, I suppose it makes sense how the Headmaster doesn’t know much about it. The tome responds to the Linkle Stones, which is then used to feed the baby fairy they later name Haa. Frankly thinking the only thing that is running through my head right now is that the fairy is kind of like a Tamagotchi.
This week, the girls actually had to perform magic for their next assignment. Their job was to make a kettle boil by channeling Icy Isles’ magic instead of using their own. Despite the cold, Riko diligently attempts to focus on the task at hand, while Mirai suggests to the others to play ‘Shikura Manju’ to help get warmed up again. Once they do so, Mirai and the other girls successfully complete the assignment, leaving Riko the only one who has yet to succeed. However despite the fact Riko had repetitively failed, she had passed the assignment all because Mirai was able to accomplish it on her end. The reason why this is the case is because of their unique partner arrangement. This was especially upsetting to Riko, and I understood her feelings. She is trying her hardest to be a skillful magician, but now she just received a free-pass based upon her partner’s accomplishment, who then used magic for the very first time. It is completely justified and understandable why Riko was jealous and upset. She was ashamed of this development.
Fortunately the tension between Mirai and Riko was short-lived. Mirai is not an oblivious girl after-all. She apologizes to Riko for not taking into consideration her feelings, since she knows how important magic is to her. The hardest part about this situation however is that, Mirai by no means had any ill intentions. We can understand why she was so excited about performing a magic spell for the very first time. She rightfully deserved her moment to celebrate. So the bottom line is this: Both girls were justified to feel the way they did, and it is because they both understood that the tension between them was able to fizzle so quickly.
It was fantastic to see them use the Ruby Linklestone today- which also only made sense because they were on an icy terrain and Ruby wields Fire Magic. They were able to retrieve the new one, not Sapphire like I had been expecting, but Aquamarine (such a pretty stone, one of my favourites). It is in fact one of the Light Guardians in the outer circle which ‘protects’ Emerald.
After having a meal through Aquamarine, the baby evolved into a toddler form. It is clear now that as they collect the linklestones, the fairy will evolve. It begs the question if perhaps the fairy is directly tied to the legendary Emerald linklestone.
Next week, we will be meeting Riko’s elder sister, a professor at the academy. Ohhh that explains a lot! I am really happy we are starting to learn about her family. Riko’s desires to be acknowledge and talented speaks volume if not just her sister, but her family as a whole is considered famous.
ImaginationSubs (the fansubs I use) just announced they are going to release Episode 6 & 7 together, so I will be doing a double post.
I am aware there are other subs available but I prefer to stick to one sub-team for consistency sake.