Yoko is a young would-be singer who is traveling to Tokyo to make it big; Saki is a young would-be actress who is doing the same. After meeting aboard a train, the two girls decide to join forces and find their place in the big city. Securing housing from the unlikeliest of friends, Saki, and especially Yoko, are noticed by talent scouts and passers-by alike. With a positive attitude and unbreakable spirit, Yoko and Saki will encounter rivals, meet new friends, and work together to make their way to the top!
Yuu was having a typical day until she saw a large dream-like ship in the skies. After being pulled aboard, she inadvertently helped one of the aliens living within it; and to reward her, the alien gave her a gift: magical powers that Yuu can use in any way she sees fit for a full year! Using her new magical wand, Yuu is able to transform herself at will into the pop idol Creamy Mami – a girl who is highly sought after both by production agencies. However, she is also desired by Yuu’s childhood friend Toshio, even though he has no interest in the more homely Yuu. Can Yuu fulfill her dreams, win the heart of her love, stand strong against the rivalry of her peers and be the best idol she can be?
While Youkoso Yoko isn't fantastical and Mami is definitely a mahou shoujo title, I am absolutely positive fans of one would enjoy the other. Aimed at young girls, saccharine and filled with ample songs, I know these are a good recommendation pair.
One clear festive evening, Lucia, a mermaid princess, rescues a young boy from drowning. With him, she leaves the source of her beautiful singing voice: a pink pearl necklace. Several years later, Lucia has grown into a young woman, and embarks on a quest to the human world to reclaim her pearl and find her lost love.
Looking for saccharine, music-filled series that are clearly aimed at little girls? Don't miss out on the craptastic Mermaid Melody and Youkoso Yoko. I hated both, but can see how they'd appeal to the same audience.