''Esper Mami'' is a manga and anime from TheEighties 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.

Created by Fujiko F. Fujio of ''Anime/{{Doraemon}}'' fame.

!!This anime provides examples of:

* ArtShift: Any of Mr. Sakura's paintings of Mami.
* BerserkButton: Please never mistake [[{{Tanuki}} Konpoco]] for a racoon. He really takes that ''badly''.
* BookDumb: Mami sometimes doesn't pay attention in class, and other times she can't focus because she want to spend time practicing her psychic powers.
* ButNotTooForeign: Mami has European ancestors, more specifically, French. That would explain partially why she has red hair.
* FeudEpisode: Earlier into the series, there is one when Takahata finds out that Mami was the real esper and not him. He also feels down because they have been friends for a while by the time she confesses to him she was the one with the powers, so he couldn't believe she was lying to him the whole time. After some days pass, they eventually reconcile because it was never Mami's intention, and Takahata still wants to consider her his friend.
* HowDoIShotWeb: At the very start of her powers' discovery, Mami's teleportation sometimes caused 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 in the anime) poses nude for him. She sees nothing unusual with this, and has no qualms about Takahata seeing the nude paintings her father did for her. This is shown in surprising detail (especially when one considers it is a kids show from the late eighties) -- 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.
* PottyEmergency: Mami ends up with this in Episodes 36, 40, 82, and 83. Sometimes, she overcomes this by teleporting her pee into another person's bladder, making them rush to the bathroom for her.
* PsychicPowers: Mami's powers include telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation, and levitation. She can also control the weather to some extent.
* TheyWouldCutYouUp: Mami considered telling her family about her powers, but changed her mind when she heard 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.)
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