Alternative title: Fairy Princess Minky Momo, Gigi and the Fountain of Youth, Magical Princess Gigi, Magical Princess Minky Momo.
Momo is a little girl living with her parents. She's a very
bright and friendly girl given to helping those that she meets.
Minky Momo is actually a princess from the "Land of Dreams" and
she is on Earth to help humans not to lose their dreams. There
are actually 2 Minky Momo TV series:
Minky Momo (1982-83) - Momo-chan and her parents run a pet
shop. Momo comes from Fenarinarsa which moved to near-
Earth space when humans lost their dreams. Momo uses her
magic to change into various 18 year old girls with expert
skills in some area. At the end of the series, Momo was
run over by a truck and her spirit was reborn as a human.
Minky Momo (1991-92) - Another Momo-chan lives with her human
parents who run a hotel. Premise is the same as the first
series, except that this Momo has more general use of her
magic - being able to cast spells as well as transform.
Minky Momo comes from Marinenarsa which sits at the bottom
of the sea. Note that the first Minky Momo (now human)
has also appeared in this series.
In both series, Momo-chan lives with human parents, but her real
parents live in their respective cities and Minky Momo is a real
princess. Both "Land of Dreams" retreated to their current
locations because humans have lost sight of their dreams. This
is a "magical girl" series which is surprisingly good,
considering that it's directed at little girls...