The girls are taking a bath in their personal hot spring (cue fanservice) when they discover a peeping Tom. Ayumi uses her magic but fails to get him and they discover that their undergarments have been stolen plus something apparently important to Ayumi too (a pendant). They report this to the police, however Ayumi is feeling very very down because she lost it (*ra ra lu~~ ra ra lu~~*). They scheme to lure the thief back to their house and after quite a number of attempts, they still fail.
As a last resort, everyone, including Yuri, busybody as usual, take a bath while Haruo hides outside to try and catch the pervert. However, he stumbles on not one, but a whole group of them and they take him hostage to force the girls to pose naked for them. Ayumi accepts and takes off her towel only to reveal that “**IT’S A TRAP!!!**. She uses a magical bazooka and turns them all into frogs. Later, the police reveal that the thief is not among them and Ayumi’s disappointed. She decides to leave the matter alone, causing the rest to ask what did she lose and she reveals that it’s just a pendant with Haruo’s picture that she’s keeping in her panties to make Haruo fall in love with her. Angered, Maika picks a fight with Ayumi, as usual. Later, the panties thief is revealed to be a girl (?!)……
Another hillarious episode of Magikano and I still love how they really don’t take themselves seriously.Ayumi’s depression overtly reminds me of PPD Kurumi’s little depression hum, which I have abused before in the past. The efforts to lure the thief back also reminded me of Mai HiME’s infamous *shitagi doroubo* episode and the part where Ayumi takes her towel off is made me shout “**IT’S A TRAPP!!!!**”. Yuri also made some impact with her “Methods to safe guard your home”, especially the parts involving full-sized posters of bodyguards inside the house :).
Next episode introduces the *shitagi doroubo* of this episode, a witch hunter named Nijihara Marin, apparently mistaking that Haruo’s under threat of Ayumi, whom she just found out is a mage from this episode. BTW, isn’t that a really perverted way to detect a mage, by testing their panties ^_^;;;?