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''Esper Mami'' is an early MagicalGirl anime about Mami Sakura, an [[OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent Ordinary Junior High Student]] who one day manifests [[PsychicPowers supernatural powers]], including teleportation, telepathy, and telekinesis. Using these powers, and with the help of her best friend Kazuo Takahata, Mami solves mysteries and helps people in trouble.

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!!This anime provides examples of:

* ArtShift: Any of Mr. Sakura's paintings of Mami.
* BerserkButton: Please never mistake [[{{Tanuki}} Konpoco]] for a racoon. It REALLY takes that ''badly''.
* BookDumb: Mami
* HowDoIShotWeb: Mami's teleportation sometimes causes her to crash into things.
* InnocentFanserviceGirl: Mami's father is a painter specializing in nudes. Mami is his favorite subject, and she often (approaching OncePerEpisode levels) poses nude for him. She sees nothing unusual with this, and has no qualms about Kazuo seeing the nude paintings her father did for her. This is shown in surprising detail (especially when one considers it was a kids show) -- SceneryCensor and NippleAndDimed are completely averted, and the paintings shown are actually [[ArtShift art shifted]] works of what appears to be watercolor.
* NonHumanSidekick: Konpoco, Mami's raccoon-looking pet dog.
* PsychicPowers: Mami's powers include telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation, and levitation.
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Mami considers telling her father about her powers, but changes her mind when she hears about how her French ancestors were [[BurnTheWitch hunted as witches]].
* TouchTelepathy: At the start of the series, Mami can only read thoughts clearly if she's touching the person. Later she learns she can do it if they're both touching a metal wire (insulation does not stop the telepathy.)
* TrialBalloonQuestion

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