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Title (English) Gigi and the Fountain of Youth
Title (Japanese) Maho no Princess Minky Momo

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Fantasy Novel

Notes Movie ,80m, 1985. a.k.a. "Magical Princess Gigi".
US, UK dubs, 76m.
Classification -
Review As the Japanese title indicates, this is in fact Minky Momo, one of the popular Magical Girl type of anime, intended for little Japanese girls. It's been sold in the West as a children's video. The heroine, Princess of a magical land sent to Earth, can turn into a grown-up female to solve people's problems. Don't be put off, in fact almost anything short of nuclear war can happen in this movie. And mostly it does; it's a real riot! And beautifully designed. Rarely is so much fun had for so little expenditure.
Release UK:VHS, US:VHS
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Date 1985
References & Help Look up the latest data on this title at:
Richard Llewellyn's Animated Divots, or
Anime News Network (see Encyclopedia section) ,
or in "The Anime Encyclopedia" (Clements & McCarthy, Stone Bridge Press, 2001).
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