|A Wish for a Precious Shirt|
|Japanese Title|| 大切なシャツの願い事
Taisetsu na Shatsu no Negaigoto
|Dub Title||He ain't Pele, he's my brother|
|Air Date|| April 25, 1999 (JP)
November 26, 2005 (US)
|Episode Direction||Yasuo Yamayoshi|
|Animation Direction||Mitsuru Aoyama|
|Next Episode||Everyone Fails!? The Level 8 Exam|
|Previous Episode||Early Bird Marina and a Bouquet From the Heart|
Misaki sells his most beloved item when his brother Daichi seems to be in a sports related rut. But when Doremi sees the mess this causes she goes out to try to set things right.
RecapThe ojamajo are hard at work at the Maho-do while trying to figure out why lately they haven't had too many customers. Aiko mentions they cant help it since there's a recession going on now. Suddenly they get a customer and go to greet them only to see a little boy standing there. He hands the ojamajo a flier they had handed out a few days back and ask them if what they say on it is true. Doremi tries to explain that its a fifty/fifty thing but she goes ignored as the boy locates a cute little charm he purchases.
Misaki leaves after doing so and instead of paying, he tries to trade the charm from his old, worn out shirt. Majorika is very upset and yells at the girls but they explain how Misaki just took it off and ran before they could give it back and Majorika points out that it may be worth a magic Sphere or two when suddenly Dela arrives!
To find out how much the shirt is worth, she brings out a magic scale to weigh the value. This very precious shirt is worth a lot! 20 magic spheres! After Dela takes it, Doremi collects said spheres before she ask why its worth so much. Dela explains that the more attachment to said object, the more its worth. So now the girls have to decide: Sell the shirt for the magic spheres, or keep the shirt and find out what the problem is. Majorika seems all for selling it, but after they throw the magic spheres at her, they tell Dela their going to keep it.While they overlook the shirt, the ojamajo try to figure out what the attachment is to it when suddenly Dodo notices something on the tag. A name below a crossed out name, the girls try to figure it out. But Doremi seems to know! She explains that this shirt is a what siblings often do to one another. When the older sibling no longer wears something, they usually hand it to the younger one. A lot of families on budgets have to do this also.
At Soccer practice, Misaki's brother seems to still be having trouble. He approaches his brother who instantly notices the missing shirt but after he says its nothing he makes his brother accept the Panda charm he bought, saying with this he will definitely score a goal.
Now at Doremi's house, Doremi eavesdrop on Pop and her friends. Misaki explains how he sold his shirt in order to help his brother and Pop ask him that since its a special shirt, was it really smart to just trade it? Doremi listens and learns his brother plays soccer at their school and figures out that this is why Misaki wanted the charm. He soon leaves after this, after being teased.Later the Ojamajo watch how terrible his brother just.. happens to be. Its not pretty to say the least. Doremi just cant figure out what to do. Misaki really wants his brother to be in the game and at this rate there is no way that's going to happen. She also feels bad, as they technically lied to a little boy.
Later they continue to spy on them when the two brothers get into a big fight. Doremi is very angry the way he hurt Misaki's feelings and she is very hell bent to set things straight.
The Ojamajo try to figure out if there's a way to help Misaki's brother get better and train harder but only end up causing trouble. Including rabid dogs chasing after the soccer Team!
It seems after all of his training, a while later. Misaki's brother is finally improving! The next day in school Doremi is busy thinking about Igarashi once more, much to the annoyance of Hazuki and Aiko. As they wait for it to begin, The ojamajo panic when they realize that Misaki's brother is playing today, then hurry to try to find Misaki.
Dashing off the girls search and have trouble locating the small boy when Doremi manages to find him. However, she flies down while still in her witch form.Thankfully after she tells Misaki she is a Genie of the Pendant he bought, she explains how his brother is actually playing in the game and he must hurry before its too late. Taking Misaki to the game, he arrives just in time to see his brother score the game winning goal!
The two brothers reconcile with each other, and even hug when Doremi and Co show up. Everyone embarrasses Misaki's brother and Doremi gives the small boy his shirt back. Saying he could have it and keep the charm before they leave.
With that the brothers resume playing with each other.
- Characters introduced: Misaki Shibayama, Daichi Shibayama
- It is explained that the witch world will purchase goods from outside of the witch world for Magic Spheres. The price is determined by how much attachment the owner had on it.
- Doremi: There are no customers coming in...
- Aiko: Can't help it since there's a recession.
- Hazuki: Yeah, I hate recessions.
- Doremi: Yeah, me too...
- Hazuki: Doremi-chan, do you know what a recession means?
- Doremi: Of course I do. It means that there are no cakes at all right?
- Doremi: Basically we wish for them to come true but we can't really guarantee that they will, so... it's kinda hard to understand...
- Dela: It's like a premium on certain things. In the Witch's World regular items or money doesn't matter. The stronger the owner's attachment to it the higher its worth.
- Despite the fact she was playing with orange clay, Hazuki's face is covered in what looks to be light brown.
- As the ojamajo look at the flier, one of Hazuki's eyes appears to be thicker then the other one.
- In the scene where Doremi is busy watching Igarashi, note the lack of dark coloring on the skirt.
- Igarashi-Senpai makes his second appearance, and Doremi is shown still harboring feelings for him.
- Ironically, Doremi was able to make a panda charm look alright, and Misaki assumed it was a soccer ball.