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YMMV / Maho Girls PreCure
aka: Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure

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  • Anti-Climax Boss: For something that was built up as the main villain for the latter part of the series and the embodiment of endless chaos, Deusmast hardly puts up a fight and goes down in less than half an episode.
    • Said villain is hardly in their best shape though, as they have the power of all their awaken servants combined. The Cures managed to initiate the final battle without awakening all the servants, and wear the active servants down. This gave them a severely weakened villain, yet by that time they have all of Big Good’s power active.
  • Awesome Music:
    • Composer Hiroshi Takagi really put in a lot of effort in the music of Maho Girls.
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    • The transformation theme, Miracle・Magical・Jewelryle!, which has become one of the most complex transformation themes ever made in the franchise, as it is remixed for each different style.
    • The second intro theme is a remix of the first, but it's one heck of a remix.
  • Bizarro Episode: Episode 29 features the characters suddenly re-enacting not Cinderella but Mofuderella. The old, defeated villains return to play the roles of the wicked step-mother and step-siblings. There's a scene where the Cures attempt a transformation sequence where one of them is mouse sized, as well as a scene in which the characters dance to Ondo music. It is a weird, weird episode...and the worst part? It's plot relevant.
  • Broken Base:
    • Even before the show began to air, fans were divided among several things, from the character designs to the witch motifs. Now that the show has finished airing, people seem to be divided over whether the show is good or not.
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    • An odd one is the fact that this team is one of many representatives for Tokyo's 2020 Summer Olympics. There are some who understand why - because they're the more recent when they were chosen and the dynamic they have makes sense for what the Olympics is. There are others, though, who are disappointed in the choice - some believe a team much closer to the designated time should have been chosen and see the Mahou Girls are placeholders and there are those who feel that Cure Black and Cure White should have been chosen instead.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Benigio. She looks like a devilgirl wearing very little actual clothing, all of it in red, and has a thin body. See for yourself.
  • Growing the Beard: The first half of the series has a problem with combat - namely its lacking in it. Fights often boil down "monsters wail on the Cures, Cures make a speech and use finisher." It was particularly blatant when the Cures fight the generals, who were expected to have better fights. However, episodes 20 and 21 make it clear they were saving the budget and combat scenes in later episodes are much better in comparison.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • There was a manga named "Magical × Miracle" that was in circulation before Pretty Cure ever existed.
    • Seeing Cure Miracle in her Ruby form causing fiery magical explosions becomes this when you remember that in an alternate world, causing fiery magical explosions was the only thing she knew how to do.
  • Ho Yay: The last thing you expect to see in a Pretty Cure series. But Episode 45 seems to dedicate it to Kouchou and Kushe. Complete with sappy montages dedicated to their friendship thorough the years. Kouchou's reaction after Kushe went rogue is like a couple who broke up (with wine on his table and all). In Episode 49 Kouchou and Kushe's ghost even hold hands!
  • Les Yay:
    • No surprises here, considering it's Pretty Cure, but seeing as Mahou Tsukai takes after the first two seasons and the first half of Suite, which emphasized the growing relationship between the two main Cures, there's probably going to be just as many moments as their predecessors, and it doesn't stop at holding hands when transforming or performing special attacks.
    • Riko acts like something of a Tsundere towards Mirai, so make of that what you will.
    • Almost enforced in Episode 4, where an emerald light shines whenever Mirai and Riko hold hands.
    • Mirai and Riko are raising a baby fairy together as of episode 5. Later episodes would lampshade this. Even when said baby fairy grows up, it still feels like Mirai and Riko are the parents of an excitable teenage girl.
    • The last scene of Episode 9, in which Riko catches up with Mirai on the train bound towards the No-Magic World. Said secene was even comparable to Justice Gundam trying to catch the launching shuttle while Freedom Gundam tries to catch it, piloted by one of the biggest Ho Yay pairing in anime history. Make that what you like.
    • Episode 21 has an entire montage of Mirai and Riko holding hands.
    • Now in the post-mortem, among the fandom this show is constantly depicted, half-jokingly, as the story of a yuri couple raising a child.
    • Taken Up to Eleven with the mouth-to-mouth feeding (read:The Big Damn Kiss, what doesn't help is that the emphasis on said scene and all the images of the two's previous memories during this part making it feel more like The Big Damn Kiss rather than the former) in the manga.
  • Memetic Mutation: See this page for examples.
  • Rooting for the Empire: Similar to Wolfrun, Orba is one of the most popular Precure villains among females, and is viewed more often than all of the Maho Girls villains and even Kouchou. See the Evil Is Sexy example above.
  • Unexpected Character: Who expected Ichika Usami/Cure Whip to show up in the final episode?
  • Viewer Gender Confusion:
    • Initial translations used male pronouns for Mofurun. Some subsequent subtitles then used female translations - particularly when Mofurun was referred to as one of Haa-chan's mothers. It was only after the appearance of a promotional image for The Movie midway through the season that Mofurun's gender was confirmed to be female.
    • Dokurokushe's gender, much like Mofurun's, wasn't specified for a while due to using gender-neutral pronouns. Some early translations guessed at female for the sake of not having to awkwardly avoid using gendered pronouns. When he finally speaks, it's in a male voice.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome:
    • The Cures' finishers are quite possibly the best-looking 2D finishers the franchise has seen in a while. Details can be found in the Crowning Moment of Awesome page.
    • The Ending CGI is equally as gorgeous too.
  • Win Back the Crowd: For at least the original Shōjo (Demographic), with the movie having the most pre-ordered tickets out of any non-All Stars film. The show has also continued maintaining its Periphery Demographic that was won back by Go Princess!, becoming an aversion of Tough Act to Follow that a number of fans have feared.

Alternative Title(s): Mahou Tsukai Pretty Cure


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