Day one of the Magical Girl Marathon gets to be kicked off with Creamy Mami! I actually have yet to watch the series itself, as I write this TheBetterCup and I are watching the first episode. What I do know is that it is a very popular one, mostly among Magical Girl fans. Creamy Mami was created some time in the 1980s and is one of the more well known Magical Girls. This is also one of the first anime to be used to promote an idol, who at the start of the anime was unknown. Takako Ohta was the voice actress of Yuu and the singing voice for the idol Creamy Mami. She gained popularity through singing on the show.
-What is the cartoon about?
Yuu Morisawa sees a UFO in the sky one day and chases after it. Once there, she meets two magic alien cats that are surprised to find someone who can see their ship. They invite on the ship were she helps the captain, Pino Pino, find the Feather Star and escape a dream storm. As a reward, she is given a magical wand that allows her to change into a 16-year old girl, for one year. She is also given two cats, Posi and Nega, who are to watch over her for the year. Using the magic she becomes an idol called Creamy Mami. Along the way, she encounters supernatural beings and fights against Snake Joe a rival idol.
-Who are the central characters?
Yuu Morisawa is an ordinary 10-year-old girl with short blue hair. She is the main protagonist of the story. Yuu was given the ability to transform into a sixteen year old girl that she named Creamy Mami, but her magic will only last her a year. Using her powers she becomes a very famous idol and meets aliens from the Feather Star. Yuu comes off as a very free spirited tom boy type of girl. She is active, constantly happy, and very optimistic. Her best friend, Toshio Otomo, falls in love with Creamy Mami when he sees her. (I think that she likes him, but I am not sure. He is definitely her love interest though).
Posi and Nega are the two alien cats that stick with Yuu for the year that she has magical powers. Posi’s name is short for positive. She is supportive of Yuu and very optimistic. She helped Yuu use the wand by suggesting she wave it when saying the magical words. Nega, on the other hand, is short for negative. He seems to be more pessimistic and easily annoyed. He teaches Yuu the magical words, but hides from her the other magical words because he fears she will use her powers badly. He ends up caring for Yuu a lot.
-How is the Artwork?
I love the show. Mami and Yuu are both so cute, and the art is very retro. As I watched, I felt nostalgia because the anime style is so similar to the cartoons of my childhood. It reminded me of the Jetsons, Scooby Doo, and so on.
-What makes the cartoon awesome?
The cartoon is fun, lively, and very very funny. I am so glad that I choose to watch it. If you are a Magical Girl fan, then trust me when I say that you will really enjoy Creamy Mami as well.
Watch Episode One of Creamy Mami here: