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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.
User Ratings: 14 ratings have been given [details]
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 Excellent: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Very good: 2 votes (sub:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
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 Good: 5 votes (sub:5)
 Decent: 2 votes (sub:1, others:1
1 Italian dubbed
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Seen in part or in whole by 34 users, rank: #6763 (of 9102)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.429 (Decent+), std. dev.: 1.4498, rank: #5603 (of 9209)
Weighted mean: 6.564 (Good−), rank: #5061 (of 9209) (seen all: 6.50 / seen some: 7.52 / won't finish: 5.00)
Bayesian estimate: 7.007 (Good), rank: #3106 (of 6949)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 26
Episode titles: We have 26
Vintage:
1971-10-03 to 1972-03-26
1982 (Italy)
Opening Theme:
"Fushigi na Melmo" by Yūki Mashima
#1: "Fushigi na Melmo" (ふしぎなメルモ) by Chikako Idehara
Ending Theme:
"Shiawase o Hakobu Melmo" by Junko Miyazaki
#1: "Shiawase o Hakobu Melmo" (幸せをはこぶメルモ) by Taeko Sakurai
#3: "Toki no Destiny" (日月のデスティニー) by Junko Miyazaki
Insert song:
"Mizuiro no Koi" (水色の恋) by Mari Amachi (ep 19)
Links: We have 2
Trivia: We have 1
Comment:
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
Chief Director: Bonjin Nagaki
Screenplay:
Bonjin Nagaki (eps 8, 12)
Katsukazu Nishitani (eps 3, 6)
Kozo Masanobu (ep 7)
Morimasa Matsumoto (8 episodes
eps 14-18, 20, 23-24
)

Motoo Honda (ep 2)
Nobuo Onuki (eps 9-10)
Osamu Tezuka (eps 1, 11)
Tatsuo Shibayama (eps 21, 25)
Yoshiyuki Tomino (eps 4, 22)
Storyboard:
Bonjin Nagaki (eps 8, 12)
Hideo Furusawa (ep 19)
Katsukazu Nishitani (5 episodes
eps 3, 6, 18, 23, 25
)

Kozo Masanobu (eps 7, 20)
Motoo Honda (ep 2)
Nobuo Onuki (6 episodes
eps 9-10, 15, 17, 21, 26
)

Osamu Tezuka (eps 1, 11)
Shigetoshi Ikehara (ep 24)
Yoshiyuki Tomino (4 episodes
eps 4, 14, 16, 22
)

Episode Director:
Bonjin Nagaki (eps 8, 12)
Hideo Furusawa (ep 19)
Katsukazu Nishitani (eps 4, 6, 23)
Kozo Masanobu (eps 7, 20)
Motoo Honda (eps 2, 25)
Nobuo Onuki (6 episodes
eps 9-10, 15, 17, 21, 26
)

Osamu Tezuka (eps 1, 11)
Yoshiyuki Tomino (4 episodes
eps 4, 14, 16, 22
)

Original creator: Osamu Tezuka
Animation Director:
Kozo Masanobu (13 episodes
eps 2, 4-5, 7, 9, 12-13, 17-18, 20-26 even
)

Osamu Tezuka (ep 1)
Shigeru Yamamoto (13 episodes
eps 3, 6, 8, 10-12, 14-16, 19-25 odd
)

Sound Director:
Koichi Chiba (1998)
Susumu Aketagawa (1971)
Producer: Norio Suzuki

Camera: Masaaki Sugaya
Editing: Eiko Nishide
Finishing: Michiko Ikeda
Insert Song Performance: Mari Amachi (1971; ep 19)
Planning: Yoshihiro Shimizu
Production Chief: Jun Shimozaki
Production manager: Jun Masami
Theme Song Performance:
Chikako Idehara (OP;1971)
Junko Miyazaki (ED;1998)
Taeko Sakurai (ED;1971)
Yuki Mashima (OP;1998)
Maria Kawamura as Melmo Watari (1998)
Reiko Mutoh as
Melmo Watari (1971)
Merumo 

Issei Futamata as Mr. Tezuka (1998)
Katsumi Itō as Mr. Tezuka (1971; 4 episodes
eps 11-12, 16, 19
)
Kazuko Sawada as Touch Watari (1971; eps 1-7)
Kōichi Kitamura as Waregarasu (1971)
Minori Matsushima as Totoo Watari (1971)
Naoko Ishii as Touch Watari (1998)
Sachi Matsumoto as Totoo Watari (1998)
Tomomichi Nishimura as Dr. Waregarasu (1998)
Yūko Yoshimi as Touch Watari (1971; eps 8-26)

Akira Kamiya as Tarō Katō (1972; eps 24, 26)
Akira Kimura as
Company President (1972; ep 20)
Gojūrō Yanagida (1972; ep 25)
Akira Sasanuma as
Ambassador (1998; ep 4)
Buck Rabbit (1998; ep 5)
Hayato (1998; ep 12)
King (1998; ep 4)
Shōgo Chikaishi (1998; ep 22)
Teacher (1998; ep 12)
Yukio (1998; ep 6)
Chiharu Tezuka as Willie (1998; ep 10)
Chikao Ohtsuka as
Kōzō Yabe (1972; ep 23)
Magician (1972; ep 15)
Professor Furuike (1971; ep 7)
Eiji Maruyama as Kōzō Yabe (1998; ep 23)
Eiko Masuyama as
dog mother (1971; ep 9)
Secretary (1971; ep 13)
Eimei Esumi as
God (1972; ep 15)
Mr. Nozawa (eps 19, 1972)
Gorō Naya as
Demon (1971; ep 8)
Minister Gloros (1971; ep 3)
Haruko Kitahama as
Hiromi Watari (1971; eps 1, 8, 26)
Mama 
Hiroko Maruyama as Kontarō Komori (1971; ep 12)
Hironori Miyata as
Minister Gloros (1998; ep 4)
Pilot (1998; ep 5)
Shōgo's Father (1998; ep 22)
Hiroshi Ohtake as Mr. Tezuka (1972; ep 17)
Hiroshi Takano as Ikehara (1998; ep 3)
Ichirō Nagai as
Company President (1971; ep 13)
Detective Boko (1972; ep 14)
Yoshihiko (1971; ep 14)
Ikuya Sawaki as
Conductor (1998; ep 12)
Narrator (1998; ep 26)
President (1998; ep 11)
Principal (1998; eps 12, 16, 19)
Isamu Tanonaka as
Daigorō Tetsuwan (1972; ep 19)
Gohei's Nephew (1972; ep 17)
President (1971; ep 3)
Isao Sakuma as Secretary (1972; ep 20)
Issei Futamata as
Male Fish (1998; ep 11)
Mr. Katō (1998; ep 26)
TV Announcer (1998; ep 12)
Isshin Chiba as Taizō (1998; ep 18)
Jouji Yanami as Zenzō (1971; eps 2, 8)
Jun Tanaka as Zenzō (1998; eps 2, 8)
Junji Kitajima as Konishi (1998; ep 18)
Junko Abe as Yanagida's Daughter B (1998; ep 25)
Junko Hori as
Gōjūrō's Mother (1972; ep 25)
Naname (1971; ep 5)
Kaneta Kimotsuki as God (1971; ep 1)
Kaoru Satō as
Child A (1998; ep 12)
Teacher (1998; ep 12)
Katsumi Itō as Shiba (1971; ep 12)
Katsuya Shiga as
Transformed Biriken (1998; ep 9)
Yoshihito (1998; ep 14)
Kazuko Makino as Shōgo's Mother (1972; ep 22)
Kazuko Sawada as
Ikehara (1971; ep 5)
Touch 
Kazuko Sugiyama as Naname (1971; eps 8, 13)
Kazuo Harada as
God (1972; eps 15, 18, 26)
Principal (1972; eps 16, 19)
Kazuo Oka as Professor Furuike (1998; ep 7)
Kei Tomiyama as
Mr. Tezuka (1971; ep 5)
Shikaku (1971; ep 5)
transformed Biriken (1971; ep 9)
Keiichirou Endou as Dog B (1998; ep 9)
Keisuke Yamashita as
Jirō Katō (1972; eps 24-26)
Shinkichi (1972; ep 14)
Kenta Katagiri as Boy (1998; ep 3)
Kinto Tamura as Gohei Oda (1972; ep 17)
Kiyoshi Komiyama as Buck Rabbit (1971; ep 4)
Kōichi Hasebe as
Bellboy (1998; ep 13)
Demon (1998; ep 8)
Detective (1998; ep 14)
Dog C (1998; ep 9)
Gang Leader (1998; ep 25)
God (1998; 4 episodes
eps 1, 15, 18, 26
)

Katayan (1998; ep 12)
Kuromatsu (1998; ep 1)
Mammal (1998; ep 7)
Soldier (1998; ep 4)
Student (1998; ep 22)
Teacher (1998; eps 12, 16)
Totoo Watari (1998;teen)
Zookeeper (1998; ep 2)
Kōichi Kitamura as God (1971; ep 1)
Kouji Yada as
Dekisoko (1971; ep 13)
Detective Deko (1972; ep 14)
Katayan (1971; ep 12)
Kousuke Toriumi as
Announcer (1998; eps 10, 14)
Boy (1998; ep 6)
Daigorō Tetsuwan (1998; ep 19)
Ikehara (1998; ep 11)
Inkichi (1998; ep 14)
Jirō Katō (1998; eps 24-26)
Shikaku (1998; ep 3)
Kozue Yoshizumi as
Girl (1998; ep 12)
Waitress (1998; ep 12)
Kumi Sakuma as
Girl (eps 17, 1998)
Yanagida's Daughter A (1998; ep 25)
Kyoji Kobayashi as Taizō (1972; ep 18)
Mahito Tsujimura as Konishi (1972; ep 18)
Mami Nakajima as
Chako (1998; ep 14)
Ikehara (1998; ep 19)
Lady General (1998; ep 4)
Maruko (1998; ep 14)
Minion (1998; ep 19)
Neighbor (1998; ep 21)
Mari Maruta as Yanagida's Wife (1998; ep 25)
Masako Nozawa as
Hayato (1971; ep 12)
Ikehara (1971; eps 11, 19)
Mrs. Dekisoko (1971; ep 13)
Masao Harada as
Boy (1998; ep 16)
Man B (1998; ep 25)
Masashi Amenomori as Shōgo's Father (1972; ep 22)
Masateru Horiba as Interviewer (1998; ep 2)
Masayo Kurata as
Girl (1998; ep 3)
Tāko (1998; ep 19)
Michiko Hirai as Jirō's Mother (1972; eps 24, 26)
Miho Yamada as
Biriken (1998; ep 9)
Boy (1998; ep 11)
Bus Conductor (1998; ep 2)
Child B (1998; ep 12)
Female Fish (1998; ep 11)
Komori's Mother (1998; ep 12)
Masked Woman (1998; ep 10)
Matsutani's Wife (1998; ep 13)
Melmo's Aunt (1998; ep 11)
Naname (1998; eps 3, 8, 13)
Puppy (1998; ep 9)
Secretary (1998; ep 13)
Miki Narahashi as Principal's Wife (1998; ep 16)
Minori Matsushima as Toto 
Miyoko Asou as
Melmo's aunt (1971; eps 1, 11, 21)
Melmo's aunt (first version) (eps 1, 21) 
Miyuki Yamamoto as Girl (eps 17, 1998)
Mizuka Arima as
Mother Dog (1998; ep 9)
Mrs. Katō (1998; eps 24-26)
Naoko Ishii as
Chieko (1998; ep 18)
Hiromi Watari (1998; eps 1, 8, 26)
Naomi Wakabayashi as Yanagida's Daughter C (1998; ep 25)
Narumi Tsunoda as
Melmo's Aunt (1998; eps 1, 21)
Merumo's Aunt 
Saburō Katō (1998; eps 24, 26)
Saburou 
Third Man 
Nobuo Tobita as Amnesiac (1998; ep 21)
Nobuyuki Hiyama as Tarō Katō (1998; eps 24, 26)
Noriko Ohara as
Lady General (1971; ep 3)
Maruko (1972; ep 14)
Osamu Katō as Amnesiac (1972; ep 21)
Osamu Kobayashi as Company President (1971; ep 11)
Reiko Suzuki as Yanagida's Mother (1998; ep 25)
Reiko Takagi as
Girl (1998; ep 3)
Tadao Matsutani (1998; ep 13)
Reizō Nomoto as God (1971; ep 15)
Rihoko Yoshida as Chiyoko Yabe (1972; ep 23)
Ryusei Nakao as
Shougo Chikaishi (1972; ep 22)
young man (1971; ep 1)
Sayaka Aida as Nitako (1998; ep 6)
Shin Honda as God (1971; eps 18, 26)
Shun Yashiro as Minoru Tsumura (1972; ep 23)
Sōichiro Hoshi as
Kontarō Komori (1998; ep 12)
Shiba (1998; ep 12)
Touch Watari (teen;1998)
Susumu Mizushima as Principal (1971; ep 12)
Takashi Nagasako as
Chef (1998; ep 16)
Detective (1998; ep 14)
Janitor (1998; ep 16)
Matsutani (1998; ep 13)
Mysterious Suspense (1998; ep 15)
Police (1998; ep 18)
Takeharu Onishi as Secretary (1998; ep 20)
Takeshi Aono as God (1971; eps 1, 18, 26)
Takkou Ishimori as Gohei Oda (eps 17, 1998)
Terue Nunami as Principal's Wife (1972; ep 16)
Tetsuo Mizutori as
God (1998; 4 episodes
eps 1, 15, 18, 26
)

President (1998; ep 20)
Tetsuya Kaji as Ambassador (1971; ep 3)
Tomoe Hanba as
Chiyoko Yabe (1998; ep 23)
Hitomi (1998; eps 3, 6)
Tomomichi Nishimura as
Gohei's Nephew (eps 17, 1998)
Infirmary Dog (1998; ep 9)
Janitor (1998; ep 12)
Music Teacher (1998; ep 12)
Toshihide Tsuchiya as Dog D (1998; ep 9)
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Mr. Nozawa (1998; ep 19)
Wataru Takagi as Minoru Tsumura (1998; ep 23)
Yasuo Yamada as Pilot (1971; ep 4)
Yoshiko Matsuo as Hitomi (1971; ep 6)
Yoshiko Ohta as Nitako (1971; ep 6)
Yoshiko Okamoto as
Nitako's Mother (1998; ep 6)
Shōgo's Mother (1998; ep 22)
Yoshiko Yamamoto as
Biriken (1971; ep 9)
Chako (1972; ep 14)
Gōjūrō's Wife (1972; ep 25)
Saburō Katō (1972; eps 24, 26)
Tadao (1971; ep 13)
Tāko (1972; ep 19)
Yoshio Kawai as
Gojūrō Yanagida (1998; ep 25)
President (1998; ep 13)
Yui Horie as Bū-chan (1998; ep 6)
Yuko Sasamoto as Yanagida's Daughter D (1998; ep 25)
Yūko Yoshimi as Chieko (1972; ep 18)
Yuu Asakawa as Girl (1998; ep 12)
Japanese companies
English staff
English companies
(none)
Internet Streaming: Viki
English cast
(none)
Italian staff
Italian cast
(none)

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

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