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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.

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!!This show provides examples of:

* BalletEpisode: "Yuu's Flashdance", in which Yuu learns how to dance and ends up challenging the dance school's aptitude test.
* 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.
* ByThePowerOfGrayskull: Yuu's transformation required the phrase "Pam puru pim puru parim pompun! Pim puru pam puru parim pompun!".
* 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 [[Anime/MagicalStarMagicalEmi Emi]], [[Anime/PersiaTheMagicFairy Persia]], [[Anime/MagicalIdolPastelYumi Pastel Yumi]], or [[Anime/MagicalPrincessMinkyMomo Minky Momo]].
** [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2016/08/21-1/pripara-arcade-game-gets-special-collaboration-with-creamy-mami As of 2016]], we can add ''[[VideoGame/PriPara [=PriPara=]]]''[[note]]the original arcade game, but sadly not the anime version[[/note]] to the list.
* CryptidEpisode: There's one episode based around a sea monster.
* DateCrepe: Yuu's family runs a crêpe stand — when her magic form is asked her name, the "Creamy" bit is taken off the stand's placard. We see young couples eating there on dates a few times.
* 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.
* HallOfMirrors: In one episode, Yuu uses her TransformationTrinket in a mirror house. The reflections generate another Creamy Mami of the completely opposite personality.
* IdolSinger: In Japan, at least back in the 80's they often began when they are 16, and lasted one year, however in the years since ''Creamy Mami'', this has changed with some idol groups lasting close to 10 years nowadays.
* InvisibleBackupBand: Creamy has this effect as part of her MagicalGirl powers, which is how she ended up with a career as an idol singer.
* 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
* TransformationSequence: Yuu has a static one featuring strobe lights and golden rings all around her body, after which she quickly grows into her Creamy.
* 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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