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''Magical Angel Creamy Mami'' (or ''Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel'') was the first MagicalGirl series done by Creator/StudioPierrot (1983). It's the TropeMaker for the MagicIdolSinger genre, and it became quite popular in Europe (broadcast between 1985 and 1988).

Yu Morisawa is a ten-year-old girl living with her parents in their creperie. She has a crush on her best friend, Toshio, an older boy who (unfortunately for Yu) thinks of her [[LikeBrotherAndSister as a sister]].

One day, Yu sees a giant boat floating in midair, which turns out to be a FlyingSaucer. She gets inside the ship and meets an alien named Pino Pino, whom she helps to find his way home. In gratitude, Pino Pino decides to give her magical powers contained in a powder compact, for one year's time. He also gives her [[NonHumanSidekick two magical kittens]], Posi and Nega.

Using a MagicalIncantation ("Pampuru pimpuru pam pom pum"), Yu can turn into a beautiful, purple-haired, [[OlderAlterEgo 16-year-old version of herself]]. The next day, she hangs around in her new form and meets Shingo Tachibana, a company manager for Parthenon Productions. He persuades Yu to sign a contract in order to be an IdolSinger. She does so under the pseudonym of "Creamy," the name of her parents' restaurant.

During a whole year, Yu/Creamy becomes a star singer, makes Toshio fall for her, makes Megumi, the former Parthenon Productions Idol, [[ClingyJealousGirl clingy and jealous]], escapes plots to discover her true identity, and has a number of strange, magical, and supernatural adventures, all while continuing to attend school as Yu. Then in a farewell concert, [[spoiler:she gives her powers back to Pino Pino]].

However, the story was not finished. In an OAV released in 1985, Yu is 16 (for real) and learns that Shingo Tachibana needs Creamy again. All that Yu has to do to look like Creamy now is to wear a purple wig, so she can act in a movie with Megumi.

The TV series is currently available to watch legally [[http://animesols.com/series/5 on]] Website/AnimeSols, where you can also pledge money to keep the series afloat in the United States and Canada in exchange for physical goods such as stickers, posters and box sets. New episodes are added every Sunday.

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!!This show provides examples of:

* BelligerentSexualTension: The never-ending arguing between Megumi and Tachibana (and slaps, from her) hides the fact [[AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther that they like each other.]] Really.
* BetaCouple: Megumi and Tachibana.
* CatchPhrase: "Pampuru pimpuru pam pom pum" used by Yu.
* ClarkKenting: Averted: [[spoiler:It failed because Toshio accidentally witnessed Yu 's transformation. And when her secret is revealed to someone, she loses her powers, as Pino Pino warned her. Toshio helps her to find a new {{Magic Wand}} and then forgot everything.]]
* ClingyJealousGirl: Megumi doesn't understand why Creamy seems more loved than her, both by the public and by Tachibana.
* CrossOver: In the OAV, Creamy meets/fights against magical girls such as [[MagicalStarMagicalEmi Emi]], [[PersiaTheMagicFairy Persia]], [[MagicalIdolPastelYumi Pastel Yumi]], or [[MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo Minky Momo]].
* CryptidEpisode: There's one episode based around a sea monster.
* DubNameChange: In the French dub, Toshio was named Charlie, Posi and Nega became Sinon and Sissi, while Tachibana and Megumi became Jingle and Chantal, but Yu/Creamy kept her name and nickname.
* EvilTwin: In one episode, Creamy's reflection escapes a mirror and starts posing for nude photos and signing autographs with her left hand.
* CuteKitten: Posi and Nega.
* FriendToAllLivingThings: On an animal show, Creamy Mami is the only actress who can befriend a bear.
* HeyItsThatVoice: In the original version, it was made to help the career of idol Takako Ōta, Creamy's voice. In France, it was Regine Teyssot. She's the French {{Tress Mac Neille}}, doing most of the women and children in {{The Simpsons}}.
* IdolSinger: In Japan, they often begin when they are 16, and last one year. For real.
* TheLostWoods: Episode 17 has Yuu exploring one in search of a disappeared artist.
* LovesMyAlterEgo: Toshio, at first, prefers Creamy.
* MagicalGirl: It popularized the concept.
* MagicalIncantation
* MagicIdolSinger: TropeMaker.
** OlderThanTheyThink: This show predates the American series {{Jem}} (which has a somewhat similar concept[[note]]Jem has a magical supercomputer, and is much older[[/note]]) by two years.
* MagicWand: It pops out of her powder compact when the transformation is on.
* MeaningfulName: Posi seems to look on the '''posi'''tive side of things, while Nega seems to have a '''nega'''tive view of everything.
* MentorMascot: The two alien cats Posi and Nega.
* OlderAlterEgo
* PluckyGirl: Yuu. The space-cats even comment on how fearless she is.
* RetiredBadass: Yuu's mother used to be the leader of a biker gang.
* TheRival: Megumi
* SlapSlapKiss: Toshio and Yuu.
* {{Tomboy}}: Yuu
* TransformationTrinket: A magic wand in the early shows; and then a star-shaped ring when the wand is lost.
* {{Unicorn}}: Yuu meets one in Episode 17.
* VictoriousChildhoodFriend: At first, Yu who suffers unrequited love from Toshio, but his fascination for Creamy reveals he could like Yu one day—and it indeed happens.
* WeirdnessCensor: Only Yū is able to see the spaceship, or to talk with the two space-cats.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Sure, Creamy's hair is purple when she is magically transformed. But even as Yu, she has blue hair...
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