Fushigi na Melmo

Marvelous Melmo

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Synonyms: Fushigi na Merumo, Marvelous Melmo
Japanese: ふしぎなメルモ
English: Marvelous Melmo
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 1971 to Mar 26, 1972
Premiered: Fall 1971
Broadcast: Sundays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children


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Ranked: #85552
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Popularity: #10954
Members: 1,463
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After nine-year-old Melmo loses her mother in a car accident, she is left to care for her two younger brothers, a task far beyond her age or means. However, in the midst of her grieving, Melmo is visited by the ghost of her deceased mother who gives her a bottle of miraculous candy, capable of transforming her into either an adult (blue candy) or an infant (red candy). A combination of the two can reduce her to a fetus and then change her into any animal she imagines. Drawing on a seemingly inexhaustable supply, Melmo uses her candies to solve the various problems thrown her way, aided by her younger brother Toto (who accidentally morphs into a frog in episode 7) and her cantankerous mentor, Dr Nosehairs.

(Source: ANN)


A "renewal" version with touched-up animation and a completely different cast was broadcasted by WOWOW and Tokyo MX TV in 1998 and 2006, respectively.

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Nagaki, Bonjin
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Chief Animation Director
Tezuka, Osamu
Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition, Original Creator, Animation Director
Tomino, Yoshiyuki
Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Asakura, Rie
Theme Song Performance


Opening Theme

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"Fushigi na Melmo (ふしぎなメルモ)" by Young Fresh, Chikako Idehara (出原千花子)

Ending Theme

"Shiawase wo Hakobu Melmo (幸せをはこぶメルモ)" by Taeko Sakurai (Rie Asakura)

Jun 19, 2018
You might recall some time around 2014 when Tezuka’s daughter found a stash of sexy mouse drawings locked in his desk. To many it was a surprise that one of the inarguably biggest and most influential creators in manga and anime industry was into that sort of smut.

Well I’ll tell you what if someone aside from me and a few hundred other people bothered to watch this garbage fire not only would it not be surprised but they’d probably be underwhelmed too. But that’s neither here nor there, let’s get through this from the start.

Fushigi na Melmo is a weird ass anime about a little ...

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