Marvelous Melmo (TV)

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©Tezuka Productions 

Alternative title:
Fushigi na Melmo (Japanese) 
I bon bon magici di Lilly (Italian) 
ふしぎなメルモ (Japanese) 
Themes: magical girl 
Objectionable content: Mild 
Plot Summary: 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. 
Running time: half hour per episode 
Number of episodes: 26 
Episode titles: We have 26
1971-10-03 to 1972-03-26 
1982 (Italy) 
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 1
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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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Reiko Mutoh as Merumo 

Akira Kimura as Gojuro Yanagida(ep 25) 
Eiko Masuyama as dog mother(ep 9) 
Haruko Kitahama as Mama 
Junko Hori as Naname(ep 5) 
Kazuko Sawada as Touch 
Kazuko Sugiyama as Naname(eps 8, 13) 
Kei Tomiyama as
Shikaku(ep 5) 
transformed Biriken(ep 9) 
Kôichi Kitamura as Waregarasu 
Masako Nozawa as Hayato(ep 12) 
Minori Matsushima as Toto 
Miyoko Asou as Melmo's aunt (first version)(eps 1, 21) 
Narumi Tsunoda as
Merumo's Aunt 
Third Man 
Ryusei Nakao as
Shougo Chikaishi(ep 22) 
young man(ep 1) 
Yoshiko Ohta as Nitako(ep 6) 
Yoshiko Yamamoto as Biriken(ep 9) 
Japanese companies
Broadcaster: TV Asahi 
Co-Production: Group TAC 
English staff
English companies
Internet Streaming: Viki 
English cast
Italian staff
Italian cast
Gabriella Andreini as Lilly 

Leo Valeriano as Dottore 
Italian companies
Rete 4 (from 1982) 
Super 3 
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