Pastel Yumi, the Magic Idol

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Pastel Yumi, the Magic Idol
Magical Idol Pastel Yumi Freesia no Shōnen cover.jpg
Magical Idol Pastel Yumi Freesia no Shōnen single cover
魔法のアイドルパステルユーミ
(Mahō no Aidoru Pasuteru Yūmi)
Genre Drama, Magical girl
Anime television series
Directed by Akira Sugino
Studio Studio Pierrot
Network NTV
Original run March 7, 1986August 29, 1986
Episodes 25
Manga
Written by Kiyoko Arai
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Shōjo
Original run 19861987
Volumes 2
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

Pastel Yumi, the Magic Idol[1] (魔法のアイドルパステルユーミ Mahō no Aidoru Pasuteru Yūmi?) is a magical girl anime series by Studio Pierrot. It was simultaneously released as a manga by Kiyoko Arai. The fourth magical girl series created by Studio Pierrot, Pastel Yumi also appears in a feature-length OVA as well as the Majokko Club Yoningumi A-kūkan kara no Alien X OVA. Anime Sols attempted to crowd-fund the release of the show on North American DVD, but was not successful. [2]

Story[edit]

Yumi Hanazono loves flowers. She does not perform well in school, but loves to draw, and wants to be a manga artist. Her family runs a flower shop so she has grown up with a floral appreciation. Yumi is a very good artist, but does not always use the best judgement when she chooses her subjects. On the day of the Flower Festival, she entertains the other children by drawing portraits of the Lady Fukurokouji on the walls of her mansion. An angry Fukurokouji makes her clean the entire wall, but as she is doing so, she sees Fukurokouji about to destroy a dandelion. After saving it, she replants it in a tulip field. To her surprise, it starts speaking to her. The voices belong to Kakimaru and Keshimaru, two flower elves who have come to the Human World to grant Yumi special powers as a reward for her kindness.

The two elves give Yumi a magical wand and locket made from tulip blossoms. If Yumi draws something in mid-air with her wand, and recites the phrase, "Pastel Poppuru Poppin-pa!", whatever she drew will become real. The magic will only last for a short time, however.

Yumi uses her new powers to get to the Flower Festival celebrations by drawing a horse (which the elves turn into a pegasus). She uses them again when she accidentally ruins her father's contest entry, a life-size doll. She creates a duplicate dress and models it herself.

Yumi's new power does have problems, though. She must be very inventive when solving problems, and whatever solution she thinks of must work within a time limit. Also, unlike other magical girls, she does not have the best family life. Her mother is an alcoholic, and her parents are always fighting, even separating at one point.

Cast[edit]

Staff[edit]

Theme songs[edit]

Kin no Ribon de Rock-shite
Opening theme
Lyrics: Keiko Asō
Composition: Etsuko Yamakawa
Vocals: Mariko Shiga
Freesia no Shōnen
Ending theme
Lyrics: Keiko Asō
Composition: Etsuko Yamakawa
Vocals: Mariko Shiga

Episode titles[edit]

  1. Machi wa Mahō de Hanazakari
  2. Mahō no Suteki na Tsukai Kata
  3. Yoroshiku Bōken Girl
  4. Ojii-chan Adventure
  5. Kami Hikōki kara no Dengon
  6. Futari no Fukurokōji-san
  7. Namida no Diet Nikki
  8. Mōichido Romance
  9. Tobe Ai no Tsubasa de Sky High
  10. Itazura Bake ni Goyōjin
  11. Fushigi? Ōgontori Densetsu
  12. Onee-sama wa Tsurai yo
  13. Omakase Cupid
  14. Omoide ni Kieta Kakimaru
  15. Yōsei ga Kureta Ongakukai
  16. Sumire Iro no Hatsukoi
  17. Yumi-chan Ki o Tsukete
  18. Hassha Bell ga Naru made
  19. Hanabira no Step
  20. Hana o Aishitemimasen ka?
  21. Habatake Sora e Kaze o Ukete
  22. Koi no Miscast
  23. Iedeshita Otō-san
  24. Sayonara Flower Town
  25. Wasurenaide Memory

OVAs[edit]

Majokko Club Yoningumi A-kūkan kara no Alien X[edit]

Yumi, Persia, Mami, and Emi join forces to protect the Earth by fighting aliens on the surface of the moon using their transformation abilities and magical powers. The OVA does nothing to advance the storylines in any of the individual stories, but is rather a sidestory for the four magical girl series released by Studio Pierrot. An official mook titled Majokko Club was published by Bandai under the B-Club Special imprint on 1987-10-15. The mook features many pages of stills from the OVA as well as character, staff, and production information. The next OVA in the series was Harbor Light Story, the inspiration for the Fancy Lala series ten years later.

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