30-DAC | Day 15 | Favorite Anime Sidekick/Pet/Summoning

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Day 15 – Favorite Anime Sidekick, Pet, or Summoning From Any Anime

There are a lot of loveable anime sidekicks and pets but I chose someone who I think not many people know about.

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Mirumo (Wagamama Fairy Mirumo de Pon!)

Mirmo de Pon! is an anime series adapted from the manga of the same name by Shinozuka Hiromu. The manga was serialized in Ciao magazine from 2001-2005. Produced by Trinity Sound (Kuroshitsuji, Gintama) and animated by Studio Hibari (Yumeiro Pâtissière, Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun), it aired from 2002-2005 on TV Tokyo. 

Mir(u)mo de Pon! is something which can be grouped with the likes of Hamtaro, Onegai My Melody, and Little Snow Fairy Sugar. It’s obviously aimed for younger audiences, but I admit that I still like it even now. Like most of the anime series close to my heart, it’s a big part of my childhood. I remember how I badly wanted to skip classes just to watch its episodes that I’m glad that the last season aired during summer vacation.

Mirumo is the Muglox fairy who accidentally ended up being partnered with Minami Kaede, the main human female character. He is the prince of the Muglox World. He is intelligent, rational, and a bit proud, but he can be fun, too, and he certainly cares a lot about the people he loves. When it’s needed, he protects them with all he can. 

mirmo_206056_1Despite his magic working well, Mirumo doesn’t spoil Kaede. He does little things to help push her, but it’s all up to Kaede to grab her chances. Mirumo has this fiancée named Rirumu and he usually hides or runs away from her because of her disastrous cuisine, but he cares a lot about her, too. Though at times, he can be a jerk. Still, his actions afterward redeem his character.

There’s a way to “summon” him, too, though it’s just for the first meeting with his human partner. As a big lover of chocolates, Mirumo was summoned by pouring chocolate on his blue mug and making a wish. There always has to be a wish, but each fairy has this specific food needed to be put on their mugs so that they’ll be able to come out. I just think that way of “summoning” is cute.

Someday, I hope to see this anime air again on local television. But that may only be a dream now, too. Sighs.

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14 thoughts on “30-DAC | Day 15 | Favorite Anime Sidekick/Pet/Summoning

  1. ospreyshire says:

    I’ve heard about Mirmo, but I never watched it. Sounds like a quirky character.

    I guess my favorite summon character would be Japolo from Shamanic Princess. He’s got this demented sense of optimism and also willing to put Tiara in check. Also, He’s the first ferret familiar before Lyrical Nanoha existed.

    Sidekick? Maybe Dan’l Baboon from Kimba the White Lion. He’s this wise, yet extremely eccentric character who helps out Kimba. There are times where he actually fights against some of the bad guys whenever he has two. There’s also one fact about him regardless if you know about that controversy about this 60s anime or not, and I’ll sum it up in two words: Original Rafiki!

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    • ameithyst says:

      Ahh, I saw glimpses of comparisons between Kimba the White Lion and The Lion King. I really loved the latter as its part of my childhood. I should set time for Kimba soon, too. I’ll definitely look out for Dan’l Baboon. Sounds like a likeable character as I also liked Rafiki. ☺️

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      • ospreyshire says:

        Kimba is something that legitimately surprised me despite how old it was. The whole controversy between those two animated works about lions is quite mind-blowing when you do your research. I’m not going to lie, I used to really like The Lion King when I was young, but not as much recently not just because of the Kimba situation, but for some of the racist implications with the hyenas or how their punishment of being starved out in the Elephant Graveyard disturbs me after researching things like the genocides against the Congolese, Native Americans, and Namibians who also suffered that fate.

        Besides that, Kimba uses a lot of unique themes especially for it’s time such as the environment, the cycle of vengeance, genocide, and the unity with humans and animals which were all ahead of it’s time. I’d also recommend the Jungle Emperor Leo movie which focuses on the main character becoming an adult, and that movie almost got banned in North America by Disney. I’ve reviewed both of them, too.

        Dan’l was certainly a fun character who got a decent amount of screen time and even had a couple of episodes where he was the focus. He certainly is a likable character though.

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