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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 Fantasy, [1] Romantic comedy [2]
Manga
Written by Hiromu Shinozuka
Published by Shogakukan
English publisher
Magazine Ciao
Demographic Shōjo
Original runJuly 2001December 2005
Volumes12
Anime television series
Directed by Kenichi Kasai
Written byMichihiro Tsuchiya
Studio Studio Hibari
Licensed by
Original network TV Tokyo
Original run April 6, 2002 September 27, 2005
Episodes172
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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 in the 2003 Kodansha Manga Award and in the 2004 Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga. [3] [4] 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. Chuang Yi released the manga in English in Singapore. [5]

Contents

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

Season 1

The fairy protagonist is a love fairy named Mirmo (Mirumo in the Japanese version). Katie Minami (Kaede Minami in the Japanese version) is the human protagonist and 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 Dylan Yuki (Setsu Yuuki in the Japanese version), her crush. Mirmo arrives. At first she is afraid of him but later understands that he is a muglox. Kaede soon finds out that Mirmo prefers eating chocolate and creating mischief over helping Katie.

Mirumo is a prince of the muglox world. Horrified at the prospect of having to marry Rima (Rirumu in the Japanese version), his princess bride-to-be, Mirmo escaped the muglox world. Hot on his heels, however, are Rima, Yatch (Yashichi in the Japanese version) the bounty hunter, Mulu (Murumo; Mirmo'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. At the end of the season, Akumi gives Warumo Gang a time sphere, which they play around with and accidentally smash, causing the muglox world to freeze. Mirmo, Mulu, Rima, Yatch and their partners save the muglox world by having the fairies dance in front of a magical door (which allows it to open) and having the partners find the magic time bird which flew into the door to escape being captured by them.

Season 2

In this season a new transfer student named Saori comes to Katie'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. Session 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 Mirmo, the outcome of three person session magic. With the help of Nezumi/Rato, he is resurrected until the muglox's four-person session 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 octopus, 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. Mirmo 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 Katie, and Haruka is Setsu's childhood friend who wants to be a cartoonist. Her partner Panta is a ghost muglox. Thanks to Azumi, Katie and Koichi kiss. Also, Koichi confessed to Katie after Katie had a whole day of helping him confess to his crush that she didn't know was her. Setsu starts to fall in love with Katie, and Koichi realizes that he is not right for Kaede and gives up on her. After Haruka tells Dylan she loves him, he chooses her over Katie. Haruka realizes Dylan's true love is Katie and gives up on him. Dylan tells Katie he loves her and they become a couple; Katie's wish is fulfilled. Mirmo has to leave in one hour or something terrible will happen, which the Warumo gang make so. Mirmo loses all memories of Katie and turns into a rabbit. Katie brings his memories back and he turns back to normal.

Characters

The main characters of Mirmo! are mugloxes, or love fairies, and four human teenagers. The muglox Mirmo has been assigned the task of granting Kaede Minami's wishes, though he spends most of his time eating chocolate and running away from Rima, a female muglox assigned to Setsu Yuki, the boy Kaede is infatuated with. Yasichi, Mirmo's muglox archrival, is assigned to Azumi Hidaka, a girl who also loves Setsu and is jealous of Kaede. Mirmo's brother, Murumo, is assigned to Kaoru Matsutake, a boy who falls in love with Kaede. 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 Setsu and Kaede's hearts. They get their very own muglox partners as well – Popii and Panta.

Media

Manga

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

Anime

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

Season 1

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

Season 2

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

Season 3

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

Season 4

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

Music

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. In addition, Konami released two drama CDs for Mirumo.

Video games

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

Reception

The manga received the 2003 Kodansha Manga Award and the 2004 Shogakukan Manga Award for children's manga. [3] [4] The anime also received TV Tokyo's award for top-rated new program in 2003.[ citation needed ]

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