Cure Up! Rapapa! This is my review of Maho Tsukai Precure Episode 44 Review and the girls got turned into kids by Oruba's magic!
By some dumb plot, Oruba managed to use a spell from the Dark Book to turn the girls into kids. Although why Oruba didn't take them out of the equation is probably because if he did that, the show will have ended!
Morfurn was left taking care of the young toddlers but I find that the girls' mischief was only restricted to Mirai's room. It didn't went all crazy like Smile Precure where the girls were roaming outside and even battled in chibi Precure suits. Instead the episode was pretty tame as the girls do retain some memories of their older self but were easily distracted.
The other plot point which doesn't make sense was why Oruba revived Batty and Gamets. Gamets was pumped up to fight Cure Felice however Batty showed no sign of wanting to be involved with the Precures. Where is Benigyo all these while? I know she cared less of her comrades but come on, at least show her despise of this trio of losers who still lose in their revival battle with the girls.
Which make me wonder what happened to Batty? The last time we saw him, he was vaporised by the Linkle Emerald positive energy which revert back to his bat form. Maybe he felt that he was on the wrong side all these while and is having conflict issues. Although we will probably understand more in the next episode since he was seen together with the headmaster and joined together with the girls' battle.
Morfun trying to protect the girls was kinda of redundant as the girls stood up to fight and somehow transforming actually broke the kids' spell and the battle was pretty much settled. Although Oruba wanted to get more details from Cure Felice which he caught her in a bind but she broke free and pretty ended the battle quickly.
Overall, this episode was a mixed bag. One, we know that Batty will probably change sides seeing his conflicts. Next, the kids moments didn't went overboard and Morfurn did tried her best to take care of the girls. (Although she had to lie to Mirai's mother that Mirai had a cold and Mirai got a bowl of porridge for dinner that night)
Reviving the old villains was not a good idea since they still lose twice in a row and the girls took them out easily. Oruba wanting to probe more of Cure Felice is reaching a new of level of creepiness where in the next episode, his face was so close to Spalda that she is getting very uncomfortable. (Maybe Spalda behave like Tae from "Kiss Him, Not Me where she is secretly a crazed BL fangirl)
The headmaster making a trip to Earth is uninteresting since he wanted to undo the spell for the girls but it looked like he will be joining the girls for the upcoming New Year instead. Until then, see you in the next post!