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?
Twelve year old Mitsuki's desire is to become a singer. She has the talent and a beautiful voice, but she also has a throat tumor which threatens to rob her of her gift of song. As if things weren't bad enough, two shinigami inform Mitsuki that she only has one year left to live. However, all is not lost, for they make a deal that if she goes with them, they will help realize her dream by changing her into a healthy 16-year-old, who is able to sing and apply for auditions.
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!
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.
Young Persia grew up amongst the animals and wildlife of Africa, but she has now been sent to Japan to live a normal life. While mid-flight, Persia found herself transported to a magical world where she was given an important task: collect love energy, so that frozen dreams will be melted and spring will return. However, if she does not succeed or people see her using her newly-bestowed magic powers, the people important to her will turn into women. Alongside her lion-turned-cat companion Simba, friends Gaku and Riki, and three talking kappa, Persia will learn about life both as herself and her transformed magical adult self, while searching out the needed love energy to save dreams.
Another awesome mahou-shoujo classic by Studio Pierrot!
If you were a child back then in the 80s, that's really a must rewatch!
If you weren't, don't waste any more decades and give also this other piece of anime history a try!
Miho Shinohara is a typical 9-year-old who is fascinated with showbiz and dreams of stardom. One day she meets a stranger who gives her 2 dolls, who later reveal themselves as magical dinosaurs named Pigu and Megu! They give her the special ability to draw clothing on a special drawing pad and turn it into reality, as well as transform her body into a teenager’s. One day, by chance, she is spotted by the president of a talent agency, Lyrical Productions. She lands her first job as a model, hence taking her first step into showbiz; but the road to stardom is still long and challenging. Can she, disguised as Lala, become an idol?
Both series are about a young girl who meets two magical creatures who gift her a present that helps her transform into an older girl. Both become famous idols while in their transformed state.