Tokyo Ginza Mitsukoshi’s Creamy Mami Nostalgia
Get ready Magical Angels of Tokyo there’s a big surprise for you! Every generation grows up alongside its own set of magical girls. 90s babies have Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura (I’m a Moonie!), while 00s kids have Pretty Cure. But, before all of these was Creamy Mami, the Magic Angel. The anime ran for only a year (1983-1984), but Creamy Mami is one of the most popular magical girls of all time. Her lilac hair and pastel outfits are a major source of inspiration—especially for Fairy Kei lovers!
Akemi Takada, the illustrator behind Kimagure Orange Road, Urusei Yatsure and Creamy Mami, will be holding an exhibition in Ginza Mitsukoshi from the 23-28 September. The exhibition will showcase new and previously unseen Creamy Mami illustrations. They will also be available to purchase, with prices ranging from 30,000 yen to 300,000 yen. (We’ll let you do the currency conversion.) But, if you have a budget like most of us do, you can also purchase original Kimagure Orange Road, Urusei Yatsure and Creamy Mami goods such as files, badges and postcards at much more affordable prices, and entrance is free!
The most exciting part? The first 100 people to purchase original goods and prints from the exhibit will receive a signed piece of coloured paper as a gift! But wait, there’s more! The illustrator herself will be at the exhibition on the 26 September from 15:00 to 17:00 for an autograph session. There’s no need to book ahead for this event so if you want to meet her you’d better get there as early as possible!
This event is going to be full of nostalgia! What’s your favourite childhood anime?
Written by Choom.
Images courtesy of Fashion Press.