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Mahou no Idol Pastel Yumi
Magic Idol Pastel Yumi
 
"Mahou no Idol Pastel Yumi" is a series by Studio Pierrot. The manga rain in the manga magazine Ciao!. A sweet and magical mahou shoujo series.
 
 

Manga - 2 volumes

Mahou no Idol Pastel Yumi

by Arai Kiyoko

TV Anime - 25 episodes

Mahou no Idol Pastel Yumi

OAV Anime Special

Majokko Club Yoningumi: A Kuukan kara no Alien X

This page is an intro to the series, based on the article from KASHA.
 
Story Intro
Hanazono Yumi isn't too good with schoolwork, but she loves to draw pictures. In fact, Yumi hopes to grow up to be a manga artist someday! Yumi is a very good artist for her age. Of course, sometimes she doesn't use the best judgement when choosing her subjects....
 
For example, on the day of the Flower Festival, she's entertaining the other kids by drawing portraits of the (overweight) Lady Fukurokouji on the wall outside her mansion. As punishment, Fukurokouji makes Yumi clean the entire wall! Yumi resigns herself to this, but is distracted by a dandelion that Fukurokouji is about to destroy. Yumi's parents run a flower shop - her father has always had a talent with plants, and has taught her to love and respect them. She takes the dandelion to a poppy field and plants it, when suddenly she hears two voices speaking to her!

The voices belong to super-cute Kakimaru and Keshimaru, two flower elves who have come to the Human World to grant Yumi special powers! The two elves give Yumi a magical wand and locket made from poppy blossoms. If Yumi draws something in mid-air with her wand, and recites a phrase, whatever she draws will become REAL!

However, the magic will only last for short time. "Mahou no Idol Pastel Yumi" is one of the more unique mahou shoujo stories ever told. Yumi does not transform, and is not a witch - her powers are more creative and more subtle. Yumi must be very inventive with her abilities in order to resolve the various problems she faces. Also, the time limit on her magic can be very problematic - whatever solution she thinks of to solve the problems she faces must work within a very short time frame, or it won't be very effective. Another example of the uniqueness of the show is domestic strife - in one episode, Yumi's parents actually separate because of a fight. Yumi's mother drinks quite a bit, too. Such domestic problems are very realistic.
This is a very nice story, with many lessons for all ages. Yumi is a charming little girl... but don't let her feminine looks fool you, she's quite a tomboy!
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 This page was created on September 3, 1999 by Stephanie