Mahou no Princess Minky Momo
| Mahou no Princess
|Created by||Kunihiko Yuyama|
|Years on Air||1982-1987|
Japanese Title: 魔法のプリンセス ミンキーモモ
English Title: Magical Princess Minky Momo (Literal)/Gigi and the Fountain of Youth (Dub)
Italian Title: Il magico mondo di Gigi
French Title: Il était une fois ... Gigi!
Spanish Title: Las Aventuras de Gigi
Russian Title: Принцесса-волшебница Минки Момо
Chinese Title: 甜甜仙子
Korean Title: 요술공주 밍키
Arabic Title: مغامرات حنين
Momo is a princess of "Fenarinarsa" (フェナリナーサ Fenarināsa), "the land of dreams in the sky". Fenarinarsa is the dwelling place for fairy tale characters. But it was in danger of leaving Earth's orbit and disappearing, because people on the planet lost their dreams and hopes. The king and queen of Fenarinarsa sent their daughter Momo to Earth to help the people regain them. Momo became the daughter of a young childless couple, accompanied by three followers with the appearance of a dog (Sindbook), a monkey (Mocha) and a bird (Pipil). On Earth, Momo takes the appearance of a little girl. To help the planet regain its hopes and dreams, Momo transforms into an adult form of herself, with an occupation tailored to fit the situation (Airline stewardess, police officer, football manager, veterinarian, and many more.) ). Each time Momo succeeds in bringing happiness to the person affected, the Fenarinarsa crown shines. When the crown shines four times, a jewel appears in the Fenarinarsa crown. Once twelve jewels appear, Fenarinarsa will return to Earth's surface.
Later in the series, however, the task is left incomplete as she loses her magical powers and then her own life. She is reincarnated as a baby, the real daughter of the couple in the Earth. Now she has her own dream to realize. She also has a pink lizard named Kadzilla who helps her and her allies defeat an evil shadow who had been the source of the troubles of the people she had helped.
1- "Yume no Naka no Rondo" ("La Ronde in my Dream")(魔法のプリンセス ミンキーモモ夢の中の輪舞)
Airdate: July 28, 1985
Minky Momo travels to an island where she finds a land of children and gets tangled up in an absurd, no-holds-barred standoff against the world's nations. Has "Dr. Strangelove" references.
2- "Mahou no Princess Minky Momo vs. Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Mami"(魔法のプリンセスミンキーモモvs魔法の天使クリィーミーマミ)
Airdate: August 3, 1985
Shown as a bonus movie with the theatrical screening of Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Mami: Long Goodbye and Mahou no Princess Minky Momo: Yume no Naka no Rondo.
3- "Hitomi no Seiza - Minky Momo Song Special"(魔法のプリンセス ミンキーモモ 瞳の星座 ミンキーモモSONGスペシャル)
Airdate: January 21, 1987
This music video features full versions of 9 songs from the series' OST.
Mahou no Princess Minky Momo: Yume o Dakishimete
|Mahou no Princess Minky Momo: Yume o Dakishimete|
|Created by||Kunihiko Yuyama|
|Years on Air||1991-1994|
Japanese Title: 魔法のプリンセス ミンキーモモ －夢を抱きしめて
English Title: Magical Princess Minky Momo: Hold on to Your Dreams
Italian Title: Benvenuta Gigi
Arabic Title: 2 مغامرات حنين
The second series has a similar plot, however this Momo came from "Marinasa" (マリンナーサ Marināsa), the "land of dreams in the bottom of the sea". In this series, she was accompanied by Cookbook (dog), Lupipi (bird), and Charmo (monkey) and enjoyed a happy life on the Ground. Similar to the previous series, she is adopted by a young childless couple who became her parents on the Ground and she used her magic to bring happiness to many people.
Later in the second series, Momo and her family become refugees. She understands that people have few hopes and dreams now. She eventually meets the Momo character from the first series, and ultimately decides to save all the remaining hopes and dreams, using her magic against many social issues. Despite her efforts however, all magic and fairy tale characters begin to disappear. The King and Queen of Marināsa decide to escape from the Earth, but Momo elects to stay behind in order to fulfill her parents' dream of having a child, believing that hopes and dreams are never really lost.