First impressions: the artstyle really reminds me of Puella Magi Madoka Magica and Hidamari Sketch. I know some people can’t stomach that kind of artstyle, so I just wanted to give a heads-up.
The episode starts in-media-res: several mahou shoujo are collapsed, leaking blood on the ground. One particular magical girl, however, has a battle-crazed smirk on her face as she fights some kind of monster.
After the OP, however, the episode transitions to showing the main character, Himekawa Koyuki, becoming a mahou shoujo known as Snow White through a phone game that’s called Magical Girl Raising Project, or MagiPro for short. Since Koyuki has always wanted to be a magical girl, this is like a dream come true. Expect to receive a brief backstory flashback for Koyuki, where we learn that she was friends with Souta, a boy who also likes mahou shoujo.
The goal for mahou shoujo is to help others and gain magical candies. What one does with magical candies is left unexplained. After Koyuki has spent a week helping out others, the mascot for the RPG, Fav, arranges for the mahou shoujo to meet in a chatroom.
It turns out La Pucelle is Souta, so he’s a boy who transforms into a girl as a mahou shoujo. The two decide to form a partnership – which is fitting since La Pucelle has a knight theme going on while Snow White is, well, a princess. On a side note, Top Speed mentored Ripple and the two girls became partners as a result.
After the ED plays, Fav instructs all the magial girls in this city, which totals 15, for an important meeting in the chatroom. He then annoucnes that he’s halving the amount of mahou shoujo in this city down to 8. If you’ve ever watched The Dark Knight, it sounds like they might be having tryouts.
The next episode is titled, “Collecting Magical Candies!” See you next week!