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Mirmo de Pon!
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Cover art for the first volume of the manga series Mirmo!, by Hiromu Shinozuka
ミルモでポン!
(Mirumo de Pon!)
Genre Magical girl
Manga
Written by Hiromu Shinozuka
Published by Shogakukan
English publisher
Demographic Shōjo
Magazine Ciao
Original run July 2001December 2005
Volumes 12
Anime television series
Directed by Kenichi Kasai
Studio Studio Hibari
Licensed by
Network TV Tokyo
Original run April 6, 2002September 27, 2005
Episodes 172
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Mirmo de Pon! (Japanese: ミルモでポン! Hepburn: Mirumo de Pon!?) is a manga series written by Hiromu Shinozuka and serialized in Ciao magazine from July 2001 through December 2005. It was also published in twelve collected volumes by Shogakukan. The manga series was awarded the 2003 Kodansha Manga Award and the 2004 Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga.[1][2] The series was licensed for an English language release in North America by Viz Media. Four months later, the show aired in Japan for the first time.

An anime series named Wagamama Fairy: Mirumo de Pon! (わがまま☆フェアリー ミルモでポン!?, Selfish Fairy: Mirmo de Pon!) by Studio Hibari was adapted from the manga. It premiered in Japan on TV Tokyo on April 6, 2002, and ran for 172 episodes until September 27, 2005. The anime series is also licensed by Viz Media for an English language release in North America, and by ShoPro Entertainment, as Mirmo!.

Plot[edit]

Season 1

The main protagonist is a love fairy named Mirumo (Mirmo in the English version). Kaede Minami (Katie Minami in the English version) is a cheerful and energetic eighth-grader who is shy around her male classmates, which makes it difficult for her to date. One day, on her way home from school, she walks into a mysterious shop and buys a blue cocoa mug. When she arrives at home, she peeks into the bottom of the mug and discovers an engraved note which says, "If you read this message aloud while pouring hot cocoa into the mug, a love fairy ("muglox") will appear and grant your every wish." The skeptical but curious Kaede follows the directions and announces her wish to date Setsu Yuuki (Dylan Yuki in the English version), her crush. Mirumo arrives. At first she is afraid of him but later understands that he is a muglox. Kaede soon finds out that Mirumo prefers eating chocolate and creating mischief over helping Kaede.

Mirumo is a prince of the muglox world. Horrified at the prospect of having to marry Rirumu (Rima in the English version), his princess bride-to-be, Mirumo escaped the muglox world. Hot on his heels, however, are Riruma, Yashichi (Yatch in the English version) the bounty hunter, Murumo (Mirumo's brother), and many other muglox as well. The villains of the first season are the Warumo gang, a gang of criminals who plan to overthrow the Marumo kingdom. Though they are villains, they actually aren't evil; they just pull childish pranks and faint after hearing an evil plan.

Season 2

In this season a new transfer student named Saori comes to Kaede's school. The villain Darkman, created by the darkness in human hearts, tries to resurrect himself. He influences the minds of Akumi and the Warumo gang. Sesion magic is introduced for two-person magic, with each person combo producing different magic. Darkman controls Saori and uses her flute to control peoples' emotions. He is then defeated by Golden Mirumo, the outcome of three person sesion magic. With the help of Nezumi/Rato, he is resurrected until the muglox's four person sesion magic gives Saori the power to defeat Darkman. The two worlds are separated until reunited by the muglox and their partners' friendship. Saori goes to Germany to study music with Akumi as her new partner.

Season 3

In this season a robot octupus, Tako, convinces the gang to look for the legendary seven crystals which are drawn out by different emotions. After all are collected, the gang faces seven trials. Mirumo must pass these tests for the crystals to unite and form a pendant. Tako steals it to save his girlfriend and his land. In the end, they succeed and Tako becomes king of crystal land.

Season 4

Two new characters, Koichi and Haruka, are introduced. Koichi has a crush on Kaede, and Haruka is Setsu's childhood friend who wants to be a cartoonist. Her partner Panta is a ghost muglox. Thanks to Azumi, Kaede and Koichi kiss. Also,Koichi confessed to Kaede after Kaede had a whole day of helping him confess to his crush that she didn't know was herSetsu starts to fall in love with Kaede, and Koichi realizes that he is not right for Kaede and gives up on her. After Haruka tells Setsu she loves him, he chooses her over Kaede. Haruka realizes Setsu's true love is Kaede and gives up on him. Setsu tells Kaede he loves her and they become a couple; Kaede's wish is fulfilled. Mirumo has to leave in one hour or something terrible will happen, which the Warumo gang make so. Mirumo loses all memories of Kaede and turns into a rabbit. Kaede brings his memories back and he turns back to normal.

Characters[edit]

The main characters of Mirmo! are mugloxes, or love fairies, and four human teenagers. The muglox Mirmo has been assigned the task of granting Katie Minami's wishes, though he spends most of his time eating chocolate and running away from Rima, a female muglox assigned to Dylan Yuki, the boy Katie is infatuated with. Yatch, Mirmo's muglox archrival, is assigned to Azumi Hidaka, a girl who also loves Dylan and is jealous of Katie. Mirmo's brother, Murumo, is assigned to Kyle Matsutake, a boy who falls in love with Katie. The muglox fairies use musical instruments as their magical tools. Later on in the show two new characters, Koichi Sumita and Haruka Morishita, enter the race of love for Dylan and Katie's hearts. They get their very own muglox partners as well – Papii and Panta.

Reception[edit]

Mirmo! achieved enormous popularity in Japan.[citation needed] The manga received the 2003 Kodansha Manga Award and the 2004 Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga.[1][2]

The anime received TV Tokyo's award for top-rated new program in 2003.[citation needed]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Mirmo! was published by Shogakukan in Ciao magazine from 2001 to 2006 and collected in 12 tankōbon volumes.

Anime[edit]

The series was adapted as a 172-episode anime series broadcast in Japan on TXN from April 2002 through September 2005.

Season 1 episodes

  • 1. Fairy Mirumo has arrived!
  • 2. Love from Rirumu!?
  • 3. Meet Ninja Yashichi!
  • 4. Kaede's Magical Diet
  • 5. Mini Mini Kaede's Large Adventure
  • 6. Was love taken away?
  • 7. Let's Repair Love
  • 8. Mirumo vs Murumo
  • 9. Super Obochama, Matsutake-kun
  • 10. Love's Four-cornered Battle
  • 11. Father comes, and returns immediately!
  • 12. Rirumu and Mogu-chan and...
  • 13. A Very Tiring Day
  • 14. Mirumo's Failure!?
  • 15. This is bad! The Warumo Group
  • 16. Kaede, off to Mirumo's hometown...
  • 17. Gift from the Gaia Tribe
  • 18. Summer! The Sea! I am Matsutake!
  • 19. Fireworks and Magic and Grandpa
  • 20. Mirumo, can you fit in!?
  • 21. Caught in the Haunted Mansion!?
  • 22. Yashichi's First Love
  • 23. Rirumu's Fairy Fortune-Telling
  • 24. Murumo's Decayed Tooth
  • 25. This is even serious! The Warumo Group
  • 26. Rescue Mirumo's Hometown!
  • 27. Let's go to the Fairy School
  • 28. Do your best for the Double Athletic Meet
  • 29. Rirumu's Important Day
  • 30. What, Mirumo is part of the Warumo Group!?
  • 31. It's Kinta!
  • 32. Murumo's Rival, Papi
  • 33. Goodbye, Anjun
  • 34. Mumotaro's Demon Extermination
  • 35. Movie Star? Kikuki-kun
  • 36. Mirumo has been captured!
  • 37. Mirumo vs Mekamirumo
  • 38. Leave it to Oiratachi!
  • 39. Nandakawakannaino?
  • 40. Chocolate Event of the Snow Mountains
  • 41. The Fairy Sugoroku Meet
  • 42. Mikan and Kotashi
  • 43. Kinta, again!
  • 44. All the best! Fairies
  • 45. Love through Oto's Chocolate?
  • 46. News, 3 Daughters
  • 47. Is it so?
  • 48. The Fairy's Doodle Note
  • 49. Touching Matsutake's Fight!
  • 50. Defeat Mirumo of the Past!
  • 51. The Fairy World which has Stopped in Time

Season 2 episodes

  • 52 Move! Mirumo's Hometown
  • 53 Marakasu has been Destroyed!?
  • 54 Mysterious Transfer Student, Shiori
  • 55 Hidaka-san's Brother?
  • 56 Cake Talk
  • 57 A Flower by the name of Rirumu
  • 58 Mirumo and Murumo's Ship
  • 59 The Warumo Group has finally disbanded!?
  • 60 Murumo's Things
  • 61 Dangerous Risaitaru
  • 62 Kinta and Ponta
  • 63 Lady,I am Kabi!
  • 64 In any case, it's Powerful Magic (Part 1)
  • 65 In any case, it's Powerful Magic (Part 2)
  • 66 Either one or Both?
  • 67 Whose Fault
  • 68 Super Sister, Momo-chan
  • 69 Important Friends
  • 70 Confined with the Animals
  • 71 Sorry
  • 72 Please meet Yamane
  • 73 Shall we Retreat?
  • 74 The Bouchama Quest, Mystery of the Perapera Sword
  • 75 Protect the Secret Base!
  • 76 Let's go to the TV Station!
  • 77 The Revival of Daaku
  • 78 Goldebn Mirumo!?
  • 79 Hello, I am Mirumo!
  • 80 Shiiru is Haruna
  • 81 The Way to Become Friends with Fairies
  • 82 Fairy Concert
  • 83 Charge! The Race of Wilderness
  • 84 Wild Shakebi
  • 85 The Honest Fairy, Mirumo?
  • 86 Tragedy of Kokanemochi Clan
  • 87 Attttack, Rrrrecive
  • 88 Fairy Stick Clock~Chapter 1~
  • 89 Fairy Stick Clock~Final Chapter~
  • 90 Story of Princess Kaederara
  • 91 Raise up! Warumo Kids
  • 92 Rirumu and Akumi's 30 Minutes Cooking
  • 93 Fairy In Love
  • 94 Super Dangerous! Mimomo Shop
  • 95 Fairy M's Lightning Proposal!?
  • 96 Must See! Fairies go on an Onsen Trip
  • 97 Doki! Date with Shiori
  • 98 Friendship that became Parapara
  • 99 Stinky Music Fair
  • 100 My Name is Daaku
  • 101 Melody that Saves the World
  • 102 Goodbye Mirumo...Ahh!

Season 3 episodes

  • 103 It begins from Tako
  • 104 It's really Carl
  • 105 I Like P Man
  • 106 Our Treasure
  • 107 The Rock Cannot be Broken
  • 108 Fairy Ninja! Garagara Battle
  • 109 It's really Doji! The Warumo Group
  • 110 That kind of Love, this kind of Love
  • 111 Tako's Crystal Battle
  • 112 The Fairy Pick!
  • 113 Run, jump and then, swim
  • 114 Goal of Tears
  • 115 How is the Squid?
  • 116 Fourteen-Love
  • 117 Quiz: Search for the Warumo Kids!
  • 118 Baramo has arrived!?
  • 119 Akumi and Shiori
  • 120 Legend of Rorerai
  • 121 Do not say Clumsiness!!
  • 122 Watermelon and Pool
  • 123 Cake Crumbles
  • 124 Goodbye, Kikuki-kun
  • 125 Strongest Duel! Aishi vs Koishi
  • 126 Okay! Yoimo Gang
  • 127 Rabbits are Scary
  • 128 Tako's Hometown
  • 129 Kaede, Motetemoote
  • 130 It's alright for Incho to become the Committee Head?
  • 131 Want to become a Woman
  • 132 It's Afro, it's Satoru, it's P Man!
  • 133 Why, the Warumo Group is really Strong!?
  • 134 Warrior of the Darumi Tribe. Kinta!?
  • 135 Kaitoh Papan
  • 136 King Mirmo
  • 137 It's really the King Mirmo!?
  • 138 Joruney to the West
  • 139 Tako's Secret
  • 140 Meet TV Ninja!
  • 141 Murumo and the Flying Baby
  • 142 I am, Shinigami!
  • 143 F. D. C VS K. T. C
  • 144 The Warumo Group has Fallen in Love
  • 145 The Last Crystal
  • 146 Shock! The Seven Trials
  • 147 Tako's Kako
  • 148 Crystal Land
  • 149 Hole of Azase!
  • 150 Forever, Kumocho

Season 4 episodes

  • 151 Separating, Meeting, A New School Term
  • 152 Quarreling Shop of Love
  • 153 Teach me the Forces of Love
  • 154 I am Panta!
  • 155 Stomach black strike
  • 156 Love of Lavender
  • 157 Love of Lavender(Muglox Edition)
  • 158 Kikuki-kun's First Love!?
  • 159 Tako and Panta's arrival!
  • 160 Counterattack of the pine bamboo
  • 161 Large Confound Conflict! Chick Wars
  • 162 It is the U-Ray! The Warumo Group!
  • 163 Method of drawing a comedy manga!
  • 164 It's summer celebration! The large decisive battle!
  • 165 Sumita VS Kikuki-kun! Battle of love!
  • 166 The storm of love raging...
  • 167 The increase of shaking love!
  • 168 Work harder,Kaede Minami!
  • 169 Rescue Panta!
  • 170 Decision of each one!
  • 171 Kaede's wish, Mirumo's leave!
  • 172 Let's all say Mirumo De Pon!!!

Openings and Endings[edit]

Openings[edit]

  • Pretty Cake Magic by Kaede Minami and Mirumo (Mai Nakahara and Etsuko Kozakura) (eps 1-28)
  • Kechirase! by Becky (eps 29-52)
  • Happy Lucky Onegai Mirumo (Happy Lucky Please Mirumo) by Kaede Minami (Mai Nakahara) (eps 53-78)
  • Fun! Fun! Fantasy by Yuuka Nanri (eps 79-102)
  • Rabu Rabu by PARQUETS (eps 103-126)
  • Ashita ni Nare by PARQUETS (eps 127-150)
  • Sugar Sugar Love by PARQUETS (eps 151-171)

Endings[edit]

  • Mirumo no Warutsu (Mirumo's Waltz) by Kaede Minami (Mai Nakahara) (eps 1-28)
  • Sarara by Becky (eps 29-51)
  • Asunaro no uta (Asunaro's Sound) by Kaoru Kondou SWEET SHOP (eps 53-65)
  • Precious Moment by Kaede Minami and Mirumo (Mai Nakahara and Etsuko Kozakura) (eps 66,70,76,77,78)
  • Taisetsu na Tomodachi (Precious Friend) by Yuuki Setsu and Rirumu (Yasutoshi Tokumoto and Mayuko Omimura) (eps 67,71,74)
  • Gomen Nasai wa Mahou no Kotoba (The magic words are I'm sorry) by Azumi Hidaka and Yashichi (Hitomi and Yukiji) (eps 68,72,75)
  • Special Smile! by Kaoru Matsutake and Murumo (Souichiro Hoshi and Rie Kugimiya) (eps 69,73)
  • Odorou mahou no asouzai byon by Mirumo, Rirumu, Yashichi and Murumo (Etsuko Kozakura, Mayuko Omimura, Yukiji and Rie Kugimiya) (eps 79-101)
  • Boku no Tonari by Sana (eps 103-126)
  • Brownie by Sana (eps 127-149)
  • Cherry Girl by Sana (eps 151-171)

Soundtracks[edit]

Thirteen CD soundtracks and character song compilations have been released for the Mirmo series. One was released by Toshiba-EMI, four by Tri-M, and the rest by Konami.

  • Toshiba-EMI
    • Wagamama Fairy Mirmo de Pon! – Best de Pon!
  • Tri-M
    • Kichaō Mirmo de Pon! Best 1
    • Kichaō Mirmo de Pon! Best 2
    • Wagamama Fairy Mirmo de Pon – Winter Story
    • Wagamama Fairy Mirmo de Pon! – Fairy Concert of Everyone Music
  • Konami
    • Wagamama Fairy Mirmo de Pon! Wonderful Mirmo de Best! – Tenkomori
    • Wagamama Fairy Mirmo de Pon! Wonderful Mirmo de Best 2! – High
    • Wagamama Fairy Mirmo de Pon! Wonderful Music de Pon! – Television Music Collection♪
    • Wagamama Fairy Mirmo de Pon! Wonderful Music de Pon! – Television Music Collection 2
    • Wagamama Fairy Mirmo de Pon! Character Song Series 1 – Mirmo & Mulu Fairy Tacos
    • Wagamama Fairy Mirmo de Pon! Character Song Series 2 – Mirmo, Yatch & Katie, Azumi, Teacher, Sphere Boy Satol, P-Man
    • Wagamama Fairy Mirmo de Pon! Character Song Series 3 – Mirmo, Icas, Tacos, Katie, Dylan, Azumi, Kyle
    • Wagamama Fairy Mirmo de Pon! Character Song Series 4 – Mirmo, Rima, Katie, Hirai, Hoshino
    • Wagamama Fairy Mirmo de Pon! 'Charming' Original Sound Track

Drama CDs[edit]

Konami has released two drama CDs for Mirumo.

  • Wagamama Fairy Mirumo de Pon! 'Charming' Drama CD Series Vol.1 – Princess Katie
  • Wagamama Fairy Mirumo de Pon! 'Charming' Drama CD Series Vol.2 – Mermaid Katie

Video games[edit]

Seven Mirumo video games have been created and released by Konami on a variety of platforms.

  • "Wagamama Fairy Mirumo de Pon! – The Legend of Golden Maracas"(Launched May 2002, Game Boy Advance Use)
  • "Wagamama Fairy Mirumo de Pon! – The Mirumo goes Magic School"(Launched March 2003, PlayStation Use)
  • "Wagamama Fairy Mirumo de Pon! – The Knight Soldiers"(Launched September 2003, Game Boy Advance Use)
  • "Wagamama Fairy Mirumo de Pon! – The 8Man's Fairy"(Launched December 2003, Game Boy Advance Use)
  • "Wagamama Fairy Mirumo de Pon! – The Dream of Cake"(Launched July 2004, Game Boy Advance Use)
  • "Wagamama Fairy Mirumo de Pon! – The Kagi and Tobira"(Launched December 2004, Game Boy Advance Use)
  • "Wagamama Fairy Mirumo de Pon! – The Dokidoki Memoreal Panic"(Launched September 2005, Game Boy Advance Use)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "過去の受賞者一覧 : 講談社漫画賞 : 講談社「おもしろくて, ためになる」出版を" (in Japanese). Kodansha. Retrieved 2007-08-21. 
  2. ^ a b "小学館漫画賞: 歴代受賞者" (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Retrieved 2007-08-19. 

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