Mahou no Princess Minky Momo

Japanese name: Mahou no Princess Minky Momo
Mahou no Princess Minky Momo: Yume wo Dakishimete
Japanese name: 魔法のプリンセスミンキーモモ
English name: Magical Princess Minky Momo; Magical Princess Minky Momo: Hold on to Your Dreams
Italian name: Tanto tempo fa... Gigì
Dates: October 2, 1991-December 23, 1992
June 5, 1995-August 9, 1995 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Wednesday, 17:00-17:30 (5:00-5:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 62
Animation Studio: Ashi Production
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Nippon Television (NTV)
Italia 1 (Italy)
Creator(s): Takeshi Shudo (anime)
Series Director: Kunihiko Yuyama
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Takeshi Shudo (series configuration)
Art Director: Wakana Nagashima
Character Designer(s): Toyoo Ashida, Hiroshi Watanabe
Animator(s): Hiroshi Watanabe (animation director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Megumi Hayashibara (Minky Momo), Toshiharu Sakurai (Kukku Bukku), Chisa Yokoyama (Rupipi), Mari Mashiba (Chaamo), Misa Watanabe (Mama), Masashi Ebara (Papa)
Genre(s): fantasy, comedy, magical girl, personality transformation, animal characters, elementary school
Home Video
Japan: DVD (PIBA 1127-1129)
Note(s): This series is about a new Minky Momo rather than being a remake of the original Mahou no Princess Minky Momo series. (1982).

This series began to use the subtitle Yume wo Dakishimete ("Hold on to Your Dreams") after it had been on for a year.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Mahou no Princess Minky Momo go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

Last update: February 21, 2009
Comments to: Richard Llewellyn
Copyright © 1998-2009 Richard Llewellyn. All rights reserved.
Go to
List of Anime Television Series Introduction and Index
Return to
Richard's Animated Divots