Fushigi na Melmo
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Fushigi na Melmo

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Synonyms: Mamaa-chan, Marvelous Melmo, Adventures of Rubi, Bouken Rubi
Japanese: ふしぎなメルモ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 1
Chapters: 29
Status: Finished
Published: Sep 1969 to Feb 1972
Genres: Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama
Serialization: Shougaku Ninensei
Authors: Tezuka, Osamu (Story & Art)


Score: 6.081 (scored by 784784 users)
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Ranked: #185452
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Popularity: #12092
Members: 1,386
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Chapters: /29


Fushigi na Melmo
Melmo's mother dies in a traffic accident, leaving young Melmo and her younger brother Totoo. Anxious Melmo's mother in heaven asks God to prepare some magical candies, and hands them to Melmo. There are two kinds: Melmo can grow 10 years older to become any sort of adult she wishes by eating a blue candy. By eating a red one, she can become 10 years younger. Using these miracle candies, Melmo disguises herself as a nurse, schoolteacher, policewoman, and overcomes troubles together with her brother, Totoo. (Source: MU)

Bouken Rubi
Rubio is a primary school boy. One day, a meteorite from space falls down in Rubio's back yard. Concealed in the meteorite were two helmet-like hats. When Rubio puts on one of the hats, he hears a voice which was apparently that of a space being. The space denizen tells Rubio that it had strange magical powers and that a huge space monster called "Zonda" was aiming to obliterate Earth. The space being urges Rubio to utilize the magical powers of the hat to save Earth from Zonda.

Rubio gives the other hat to his schoolmate, Kuriko, and start out looking for a way and means to annihilate Zonda. The magical hats enabled the two to fly through the skies and also gave them supernatural strength. The two fly throughout the world and solve numerous difficult incidents and then they blast off to space. After a long journey, they finally discover Zonda. (Source: Kodansha)




Mar 2, 2013
It starts with a tragic event, but then goes as a serie of rather unconnected funny stories. Those remind me of Doraemon and Minky Momo, both. This is a laughable book, but some jokes are kind of harsh. And since you always remember that her mom is dead, it makes the whole taste of the book bittersweet. It's a good read, but for a peculiar taste for stories. IMO, that merry-making in sorrowful general situation is something typical for old, past-war manga.

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