Mahou Tsukai Precure Episode 2
After last week’s underwhelming and lackluster premiere, I decided to go forward with the lowest expectations for the series. As I more or less had expected, this week’s had little to no progress besides the fact Mirai has been bestowed a wand by the Wand Tree (something which is only given to those who are born within the Magic World), and the headmaster, recognized they are the Legendary Precure Magicians and decided to allow Mirai to enroll in the Magic Academy (I wonder how in the world they are going to break to news to her family…). We were given some insight of the Magic World, and learned how Riko was born in this world, and indeed broke the rules by going to the Human World without permission. It is a bummer they honestly didn’t address the importance of the stones in this episode either, but considering the preview says they will be getting the Ruby Linkle Stone next week, I expect to get at least some history and better understanding of what purpose they are supposed to serve. Speaking of the stones, when we learned about Riko’s purpose for searching for the Emerald Linkle Stone, the truth behind her acts surprised me. I hadn’t expected her to be searching for it for the sole purpose to receive some acknowledgement from her professors. Riko is bad at magic, so she struggles and has to take supplementary courses to catch up. It will be interesting to see however how she will dramatically improve with Mirai assigned to be a part of every one of her classes and likely to be her partner for every single one of them. That being said, I will be sitting back and waiting to see how these two will learn and improve wielding magic, and how the Diamond, Light Linkle Stone they possess will impact their raw progress.
Over the week while I thought about what kind of series this will be, I got a sense this series would be one of those classic cheesy ones. It was something I more or less had expected after the first episode since most series within this theme and type of characters tend to be like that. And this episode just proved it. While I despise cheese and corny dialogues and actions, I tend to tolerate them a lot better when I foresee them coming. (Such as the Wand Tree that sprouted a wand for over a hundred years- and the suddenly, Mirai who was not born in this world is bestowed one! Oh my gossshhhhhhh! Yeah we all saw that coming, miles away.) They become more cringe-worthy when I least expect it to happen.
Finally, it was mildly amusing to see the primary reason for Mirai to attempt to block the enemy’s attack from the school, was BECAUSE SHE DIDN’T WANT THE SCHOOL SHE WANTS TO ATTEND TO BE DESTROYED! I seriously wonder if she would have done the same thing had she not imagined she was going to be a student. I also found it adorable how Riko became so enthusiastic by the idea they had in fact turned into the Legendary Magicians.
And with that, it’s a wrap! See you all next week!
A/N: Since Doremi-Subs has dropped the series, I am now using ImaginationStation Subs.