It takes about 15 years after first broadcast of Monky Momo. Momo will become high school student soon though she was only a baby. We have only a few years before the time when Fenalinarsa will come down to the Earth. But people forget dreams more and we haven't prepared to recieve Fenalinarsa yet. This paper showes relationship between I and Momo and also showes about Momo to make you prepare for receiving Fenalinarsa.
People who are reading this paper must know Minky Momo well. So, I don't explain about Minky Momo's special term in this paper. If you meet some unknown words, see your neighbour Momo fun.
I didn't like this kind of "Magical Girl Anime" before. Of cource I had been watching "Magical Girl Salii" and sometimes watched "Magial Mako-chan" and "Magical Girl Chickle" when I was kid. But, it was only watching as a common elementary school student. I didn't make special consideration about these animes and I almost forgot these after the end of broadcast.
I was an university student, when Minky Momo started. At that time, I was lost my mind in "Space Cruiser Yamato". I made Yamato funs club and my life was fulled by anime. We debated with other anime funs in comic market and I watched valious anime for these debates. But, I couldn't know Minky Momo which broadcasted by local net. I didn't know that existence even the broadcast came to middle of series.
One day my funs club member noticed me, quot;Minky Momo is very interesting." I didn't know well about it ,but anyway I watched TV at told time. It was episode 21st, quot$double-O-Momo's many crises". As my regrect, animated pictures was not so good in this episode, so I didn't feel in love with the character, but the story was pretty funny. There were many parodies here and there. My sensor as anime fun showed me "It may be a great tale though it camouflage as kids' anime."
I looked forward to next week. It was "double-O-Momo is a victory password" I watched it and felt certainly funny. When a secret mechanism came from Gourmet-poppo, Shindbook said "Does Gourme-poppo have secret mecha. like this?". Then Momo said "Anyway It exists.". This words intentionally emphasized opportunism of story. I was amased "What a innocent tale!". Anyway, I had just syncronized with the frequency of Minky Momo. This made me never miss to watch Minky Momo. I watched every week, and I went deep and deep. There were a few worthless episodes made by staffs who made miss understandind about Minky Momo as kids' program. But, burning members made many real excellent episodes.
Especially, preview of 42th "The mistake-riddle military operation" which would be broadcasted the end of the year showed it was parody of "Future boy Konan" and I was looking forward it and thought quot;they are planning to show great joke at the last of this year". The substance of this episode was more interesting than my expectation. It was a very funny and interesting story. After I was laughing during almost of all story, parody of "Doctor's abnormal affection (I'm sorry I don't know English title of this movie)" let me applause. Next episode "One day my prince will.." was little different story from other episode, but well done story. Though I thought "It must include stuff's desire", I was impressed. Near this episode, I was attracted to lovely picture by Kei Hyoudou and I tended to love the character Minky Momo.
After 21th episode which I started to watch may be the golden age of Minky Momo. Staffs must have been burning, so interesting episodes made rally. It might be good timing to start watching Minky Momo for me. But in this stage, I made misunderstanding about tale of Minky Momo. I just thought it was funny and maniac tale. Yes, I didn't know that I would get enomous shock not only in my Minky Momo image but also in my life image by 45th "The day the magic left" and fllowing 46th "Fenarinasa, the dream" in this time.
2. MY SHOCK
Nothing told me at the first part of 45th episode that it was a special episode following next 46th. When Peter said "I have been waiting for the time I meet speaking animals.", I just thought how about for me and I missed to listen following some speakings. I think I'm also waiting these. Long ago, I watched TV joke show of USA that a racing horse speaked by small speaker to people teaching a forecast of next race. Some people believed the horse was really speaking. I'm never deceived it because the eye of the horse didn't have light of inteligence. But if some animal speak me with inteligent eye, I must believe with happiness. I also want to meet fairy in flower and speaking animals with negaton by my reason.
When her pendant was shooted, I was surprised of quick change of situation. And my heart was freezed by Momo's cry "NOOOOOO!!". But rather than it, I felt shock when Peter was shooted. He was a little abnoral but very kind and innocent. Such he was shooted by people who must be doing much too bad behaviors. The things like this is usual in real world but so I felt shock by occuring the same thing in the world of Minky Momo. Moreover, Momo's pets were taken away, Momo's word "How come does it occur?" shot my heart. Momo without magic power was fragile, she was only 12 age girl. She had no power to protest against evil.
Suddenly, Momo opened mysterious power. The happening came to end and went to happy end on a sudden. It was too abrupt and I could not consent this situation. Momo also showed unnatural look or laughing. I did not know that time it was one path following to next 46th episode planed by Takeshi Shudou.
Then the 46th episode started. It was too silent and usual morning. Only lack of pendant was different from before. When Momo was reminded lack of pendant, she said "It's OK...". This word shows Momo's character well and I like it. I'm also optimist but even I was surprized by her courage to forget such important pendant. I felt poor her beloved so much.
The story went in silence. This silence was different from other Momo episodes and it was enough to notice something was strange. When King said "Today is too silent.". I felt something would occur. Because I already synchronized with the tale of "Minky Momo" and I had understood that it was intentionally done to show someting when situation was explained as character's word. But it happend more quick than my anxiety.
The moment was too sudden that shadow of a truck crossed Momo's shadow. I was astonished. I didn't believe my eye and thought it's nonsense. But Momo's picture in black frame was shown next as to deny my hope. Following stroy is not important enough to mention now then I'll talk about it later. Anyway, my brain had stopped to think this moment and I had been absent minded long time. What I can remember is music program was broadcasted after that and I could not stop my tears in music Bach's "Air in the G-string" so fit with my mind at that time.
3. EXISTANCE OF MOMO
Many people may think "It's foolish to feel sad about fiction girl". But, do these people also think it nonsense to get emotion from novels and movies?
We get deep emotion by novels and movies, though almost of they are fiction. And when we watch news of traffic accident death, we never cry if we don't know the sufferer. We cheer for fictitious people sometimes and we don't cry for real person's death somtime. Why? The difference is the level of familiarity with the person. This means, we estimate other people by depth of relation with ourselves. It is only one item of the estimation if the person is real people or not.
When we recognize other person, we can't recognize all of the person's mind and thinking because we don't have telepathy. We only recognize the person by his action and his talk. "I know him well" doesn't mean perfect recognition about the person but only means having many information about the person. We recognize other person only through our own windows.
There is a conception "observeless is equal with nothing" in indeterminacy principle of quantum mechanics. This means, it makes no problems to think that the thing isn't exist which cannot observe by any method. Then as we cannot observe other person's mind directly, it has no meaning to think other person's ego. I never deny or neglect existance of other's ego. What I want to say is there is not certain difference between real man and fictitious man in recognition from our windows.
I explain by simile next. A pretty girl named Momo lived my neighbour. She came to my house often and I knew her well. She was very cheerful. I felt warm in my mind by her speaking and I felt happy by her smile. But one day, she met darkness of society, was broken her important pendant and after that she died by traffic accident. It's common reaction to feel sad in deep for her death and I never shame shedding my tears for her.
Momo was equal with real girl for me. She was just like not only my neighbour but like my doughter though I was a student at that time. It takes 15 years after that and I become a father having real doughter now. I can observe me of the time by my now eye and I think my mind was almost the same with father's love.
I lost my mind a few days after the accident. But I recovered myself. Then I made Momo's pictute in black frame same with 46th episode and put it in my room. I greeted her every day when I left my apartment.
4. WHAT DOES MOMO'S DEATH MEAN
Before the accident, no-one died in the Minky Momo world. There are 2 cases that people had died already, but no people died in story. When Surumecch mecha. was broken by Minkynarsa, the boss of Surumecch went away after its exploding. In spite of this fact, why Momo as heroine had to die? This answer can be shown in conversation with King after her death. It was...
"The dream must be get by own effort. Not to give to others and not to get from others. I want to get my own dream. It is not that of princess in dream but real one for myself."
Yes, Momo denied her behavior what she had been doing and she concluded that we had to get dream by our own effort. It was Takeshi Shudou's word through Momo's mouth.
How about Minky Momo's last story was like this, that Momo gave a dream to someone like other episodes and it made last Happytear be put on crown then Fenarynarsa came down. It might be a happy end, but there were some people only in the tale who got dreams. This makes Minky Momo only the tale as same with other anime. But real Minky Momo story entrusted the last Happytear to people who watching TV. The story showed the entrustment was given to rebirth Momo, but the humaned Momo was a symbol of the people who watching TV. She said that the people who watching TV had to have their own dreams by themselves. This is evident by Mama's word in preview after 46th episode "Perhapse you can find Momo in your neighbour. No, it may be you are Momo." The Momo's word "real" means real world.
Momo noticed that she couldn't give dreams to people in real world from tale world. Only one way to let people in real world get their dreams was "Momo had to die.". Momo went to the land of Hades to let people have dreams just like Jesus rode on cross to carry all people's sin. In other word, lack of people's dream killed Momo.
When I noticed this fact, I got shock again. I had been losing my dream at that time, too. I was also one member who drove away Momo to land of Hades. I felt Momo was poor so much. Yes, I will live with dream and hope firmly. This decision made me revive from the shock of Minky Momo's death. I greeted Momo's picture every day to remember this dicision. If all of the people in the world would have full of dreams and hope, this real world might change to Fenarynasa. The tale of Minky Momo made infruence to real world like this breaking shackle as tale.
5. MOMO IN MY HEART
Then I received momo in my heart. I was always live with Momo. I announced to others that I was Momo fun with pride.
When I was student, I always put on Momo's pendant (it was watch selled as toy) under student's uniform and Momo book was in my pocket. I draw big Momo at the back of my experiment cloth and I walked here and there in campus. High school students who came for entrance examination was astonished by it. In supper time I went to univ. restaurant at the time of Minky Momo broadcasting in this cloth and I ate supper watching TV on nearest table. My friend said others had not been able to change TV channel for news because the man seems very terrible who put on the cloth the same with TV monitor.
That is not all. My notebook was hand made Momo notebook. I draw mechanical design figure with momo pencil and momo scales. In lecture of "Pattern recognition technology", I offer report about pattern difference of Momo's face between animation supervisors. It makes professor astonished. Scanning electron microscope for my study was guarded by momo's figure model. I made reference materials for examination of guraduate school narrated by Momo's manga. It has been used in mechanical department also now. Everything was Momo in my student life.
When I went to comic festival, I found a booklet drawing Minky Momo on that cover. I thought "Oh! my comrade" and I opened it...I was astonished. What! Momo was posed without any cloth! I could not think what to do. I had not known the existance of these kind of people who draw these pictures. I was full of angry. They studied nothing from Minky Momo, not at all, they insulted Momo! I would stop their life immediately, if it had been primitive society. But it cannot be permitted in Japanese law. What I could do was to throw the booklet away and to roar "You hentai!" with glaring eye. They only showed muddy smile.
The Bible says "If someone see woman with sexal image, he has committed a sin.". I think it is noble thought. I am not a christian but I think the Bible shows some good truth. This word means that the man commit a sin by hisself. Of course that woman receives no damage, if she is a person in real world. But it is different for characters living in imaginary world. They are originally living in imaginary world, then they act according with someone's image. So we have to treat them with carefully and gently. But they didn't treat her so. They did not only commit a sin by themslves, but also disgraced Momo actually. It's unpardonable for me Momo has been changed in their inner world.
That's why I hate lolita complex hentai people. I feel sad that many people think all Momo fans are the same with them. They should strightly go on their way to hell.
Momo is always in my mind. Momo showes me path I have to follow every time. I have decided my way to get my dreames what Momo had shown. These dream means that I get these by my own effort. Of cource I sometime missed these dicisions. But as long as my heart is on a vector for real dreames, these failure change to way for success. If I never lost this mind, Fenarynarsa will come down someday sometime.
Momo taught me how to live my life. Then, I like minky Momo so much.
Special thanks for Takeshi Shudou, Kinihiko Yuyama, Toyoo Ashida, Kei Hyoudou, Mami Koyama and all staffs who made such a great tale "Minky Momo".
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Oct. 2nd 1996