Cure Up! Rapapa! This is my review of Maho Tsukai Precure Episode 20 Review and the girls come face to face with Dokuroxy!
After 20 episodes, this is so far the best episode to date since the girls finally arrived at the Dark Magicians' lair. Although the first 5 minutes is kinda of silly as the girls accidentally wished for food to eat when they opened the magic door. After two tries, the third time was a charm and a pretty awkward moment when they stumbled into the lair where the headmaster was ready to face off Dokuroxy and his generals.
Although my prediction was wrong about the headmaster being Dokuroxy last week however the headmaster and Dokuroxy do have a connection indeed as they were once friends in the same magic school. As similar to most Precure villains' back stories, Dokuroxy was tempted to use the forbidden arts and was presumed dead when a spell went wrong.
The headmaster tried his best to take on Dokuroxy but failed and the girls were speechless that the headmaster has been using his magic to retain his youth but now is a feeble old man. (Kathy the Crystal Ball also showed sign of aging since she shared her power with the headmaster in the fight)
The girls then tried to take on Dokuroxy and failed too. Dokuroxy then stole the Linkle Smartbook and sense the Linkle Emerald's presence. He transported everyone to the Linkle Emerald's location and used all the stones to become a huge giant...
Overall, this is a good episode after 20 episodes. I also has my suspicious of how the headmaster was able to remain young all these years and it was indeed his magic that kept him young. But once his magic was weakened, he revert to his older self which reminded me of how Tsunade from Naruto has a similar abilities that focus her chakara on her forehead and once she used that skill, she become a feeble old lady for a period of time.
Even though we were given a back story of Dokuroxy, I don't find myself invested in him since it was only a flashback and he might go back to his weaken form after the girls defeated him in a future episode. Though I find that Batty died in the cheapest way as he went too close to the Linkle Emerald and got vaporised by it's positive energy.
Since this episode ended with a cliffhanger, we have to find out how the girls are going to take on a giant Dokuroxy with the fates of both Earth and the Magic world hang in the balance in the next episode. Until then, see you in the next episode!