Only 4 Days Left to Support Classic Magical Girl Anime Creamy Mami’s Release

UPDATE: FUNDING FOR CREAMY MAMI EPISODES 1-13 WAS SUCCESSFUL! I DON’T KNOW IF I PLAYED ANY SIGNIFICANT PART BUT THANK FOR READING.

A company called Anime Sols has been trying to crowdfund a number of old anime, some classics, some rather obscure. Despite streaming all of their shows at least in part, none of the anime they’ve picked so far seem to be anywhere near their intended goals, and I think it’s a bit of a shame. Of their shows, the one that seems to have the best shot is Magical Angel Creamy Mami. At over $8000 currently of its $19,000 goal, it’s been much more “successful” than its fellow Anime Sols shows, and I’ve even pledged myself. With only four days left there isn’t a lot of time, but that also means it’s still possible to contribute.

A popular 80s magical girl show which is still well-loved, Creamy Mami is less Sailor Moon-style “magical girls as fighting force” and more Full Moon o Sagashite’s “magical girls using magic to turn into adults.” It’s from a different era and conception of magical girls, and thematically also very representative of what was around at the time, and the ability to have these shows brought over and sold to English speakers would be great for fans of anime, especially those interested in the mahou shoujo genre.

Now those who’ve read Ogiue Maniax may be aware that I’ve not exactly given Creamy Mami the best reviews. I don’t exactly find it to be a riveting show, so it may seem like I’m talking out of both sides of my mouth, but my support of Creamy Mami has less to do with the quality of the individual show and more about the potential opportunity it brings to have more classic magical girl anime available. I’m a fan of mahou shoujo for aesthetic, narrative, and emotional reasons, and so even if Creamy Mami isn’t fantastic, it may be the bridge to shows of a similar cloth which are. Keep in mind that I’m not asking people to support a magical girl show so that they can get more violent action shows or harem works, nor am I suggesting that failure to support this would mean the death of all anime crowdfunding. However, if mahou shoujo is your thing, then it might just be worthwhile.

And once again, I have to say that the second ending theme for Creamy Mami is really good.

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3 thoughts on “Only 4 Days Left to Support Classic Magical Girl Anime Creamy Mami’s Release

  1. For once you probably can blame piracy for this. But is that really a bad thing?

    Creamy Mami is an old show. There’s a fairly good chance that it’s already been profitable for the company and produced it. Anyone who already likes the show that much probably has the Japanese DVD already.

    And anyway, it’s not like you can say “Oh, if you purchase our products, more anime will get made/dubbed in English.” The most that this could lead to is more old anime getting streamed… except that pretty much all the of the old anime shows and movies are available on fansub.

    I dunno, maybe I just haven’t looked into the site enough. Are there really any reasons to support that site?

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    • I dunno, there’s many piles of old shows I know and want to see that aren’t subbed yet. Its quite likely there doesn’t seem to be much because no one knows about it precisely because its gone on unsubbed for so long.

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