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Fushigi na Melmo


Alternative Titles

English: Marvelous Melmo
Synonyms: Fushigi na Merumo, Marvelous Melmo
Japanese: ふしぎなメルモ

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 3, 1971 to Mar 26, 1972
Premiered: Fall 1971
Broadcast: Sundays at 18:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Manga
Genres: Magic, Shoujo
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG - Children

Statistics

Score: 6.461 (scored by 93 users)
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Ranked: #56282
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Popularity: #8751
Members: 556
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Episodes: /26
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Synopsis

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)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Watari, Melmo
Main
Mutou, Reiko
Japanese
Boo-chan
Supporting
Horie, Yui
Japanese
Melmo's Aunt
Supporting
Asou, Miyoko
Japanese
Watari, Hiromi
Supporting

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

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

Edit Ending Theme

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




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