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The Magic of Food (魔力が食事 Maryoku ga Shokuji) is the eighteenth episode of Kamen Rider Wizard. This episode marks the debut of the Buffa Mantle.
Haruto's and Kosuke's differing ways of handling things, from how to approach the issue on Phantoms to even eating doughnuts, causes a rift between the two magicians.
After being kicked out of a Shinto shrine where he was setting camp, Kosuke notices a scuba diver emerging from the water as he transforms into the Phantom Hydra to attack a man named Hiroshi Oikawa. Delighting in a pitch chance, giving Oikawa time to escape, Kosuke is annoyed when Haruto arrives. As Kosuke finds him grabbed by a furious Hydra, Haruto transforms into Kamen Rider Wizard to save Kosuke before he follows suit and becomes Kamen Rider Beast.
The Phantom flees with Beast upset that Wizard once again meddled in his feeding affairs. Later, while treated to Mayonnaise Donuts, Kosuke learns of the Gates and that Haruto does not need to feed on Phantoms. When Haruto asks how he became a magician, Kosuke reveals that he was in college when he found a secret chamber in old ruins where he finds a seal. Removing a ring and buckle from the seal, it caused the seal to break as Ghouls emerges. Compelled by the voice, Kosuke uses it and meets the Phantom Chimera who tells him that they are in a pact. However, the pact requires Kousuke to provide Beast Chimera with the magical energies of Phantoms to prolong his life.
Then Kosuke learns that Haruto's reason to fight Phantoms but stops him from revealing what becomes of the Gates if he fails to protect them. The next day, with Medusa formulating a plan to rectify the new turn of events, Hydra resurfaces to find Oikawa. While Haruto and Koyomi split up to cover ground in their search, she encounters a strange man she identifies as a Phantom who gives her a yellow magic stone meant for Haruto. Elsewhere, Kosuke is approached by Medusa who claims that Haruto lied about not being after the Phantoms for their energy.
Revealing that the despairing Gates are needed to procreate her kind, Medusa talks Kosuke into killing Haruto in return for a new supply of Phantoms to prolong his life. Not knowing who to believe, Kamen Rider Beast jumps into Kamen Rider Wizard's fight with Hydra and turns it into a three-way battle as he intends to give Oikawa to the highest bidder.
- Haruto Soma (操真 晴人 Sōma Haruto): Shunya Shiraishi (白石 隼也 Shiraishi Shun'ya)
- Koyomi (コヨミ): Makoto Okunaka (奥仲 麻琴 Okunaka Makoto)
- Shunpei Nara (奈良 瞬平 Nara Shunpei): Junki Tozuka (戸塚 純貴 Totsuka Junki)
- Rinko Daimon (大門 凛子 Daimon Rinko): Yuko Takayama (高山 侑子 Takayama Yūko)
- Kosuke Nitoh (仁藤 攻介 Nitō Kyōsuke): Tasuku Nagase (永瀬匡 Nagase Tasuku)
- Shigeru Wajima (輪島 繁 Wajima Shigeru): Hisahiro Ogura (小倉 久寛 Ogura Hisahiro)
- Wiseman (ワイズマン Waizuman, Voice): Toshio Furukawa (古川 登志夫 Furukawa Toshio)
- Misa (Medusa) (ミサ (メデューサ) Misa (Medyūsa)): Erina Nakayama (中山 絵梨奈 Nakayama Erina)
- Yugo (Phoenix) (ユウゴ (フェニックス) Yūgo (Fenikkusu)): Atsumi (篤海)
- Manager of Donut Shop (ドーナツ屋店長 Dōnatsuya Tenchō): Kaba-chan (KABA.ちゃん)
- Worker of Donut Shop (ドーナツ屋店員 Dōnatsuya Ten'in): Ryo Tayano (田谷野 亮 Tayano Ryō)
- Narration (ナレーション Narēshon): Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明 Hirata Hiroaki)
- Hiroshi Oikawa (及川 博 Oikawa Hiroshi): Masanori Ikeda (池田 政典 Ikeda Masanori)
- Sora (Gremlin) (ソラ (グレムリン) Sora (Guremurin)): Takahisa Maeyama (前山 剛久 Maeyama Takahisa)
- Diver/Hydra (ヒドラ Hidora, Voice): Motokuni Nakagawa (中川 素州 Nakagawa Motokuni)
- Kannushi: Katsumi Nakayama (中山 克己 Nakayama Katsumi)
- Kamen Rider Wizard: Seiji Takaiwa (高岩 成二 Takaiwa Seiji)
- Kamen Rider Beast: Jun Watanabe (渡辺 淳 Watanabe Jun)
- Hydra: Kazuya Okada (岡田 和也 Okada Kazuya)
- Rings Used:
- Transformation: Flame, Water, Water Dragon
- Magic: Liquid, Blizzard
- Style Used:
- Flame Style, Water Style, Water Dragon
- Transformation: Beast
- Magic: Driver On, Griffin, Buffa
- Mantle Used:
- Buffa Mantle
- As part of Super Hero Time, this episode aired alongside Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters episode 46, Mission 46: The New Fusion and Thermal Runaway!.
- Coincidentally, both episodes feature the female villains making the heroes fight each other. Here, Medusa offers Beast a share of Phantoms created from Gates while telling him that Wizard was lying to him about not eating Phantoms, driving a wedge between the two riders. While in Go-Busters, Escape intentionally makes Blue Buster overheat, though her primary motive was to get a good fight, Blue Buster ends up turning on his friends as well.
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