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Magical Stage Fancy Lala 

Mahô no stêji fanshî Rara (original title)
Miho Shinohara is an imaginative elementary school girl that dreams of becoming a manga artist one day. However, one day a twist of fate throws her for a loop when a mysterious stranger ... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Candice Moore ...
 Fancy Lala (English version) / ... (26 episodes, 1998)
 Hiroya Ikawa / ... (23 episodes, 1998)
Reiko Oimori ...
 Fanshî Rara / ... (15 episodes, 1998)
Shinobu Adachi ...
 Pigu / ... (15 episodes, 1998)
Katie Rowan ...
 Miho Shinohara (Fancy Lala) / ... (15 episodes, 1998)
Jeffrey Watson ...
 Tarô Yoshida (15 episodes, 1998)
Kappei Yamaguchi ...
 Tarô Yoshida (15 episodes, 1998)
Omi Minami ...
 Yûki Akiru (14 episodes, 1998)
Michiko Neya ...
 Mogu / ... (13 episodes, 1998)
 Pigu / ... (12 episodes, 1998)
Chris Simms ...
 Mogu (12 episodes, 1998)


Miho Shinohara is an imaginative elementary school girl that dreams of becoming a manga artist one day. However, one day a twist of fate throws her for a loop when a mysterious stranger brings her in contact with a a pair of creatures with the appearance of stuffed animals not of this world. In return for befriending them, they give Miho a magical pen with the ability to age her into her mid-teens, as well as make whatever she draws temporarily real. Unrecognizable in her older state, Miho decides to go exploring the city when a modeling/talent agency, desperate to fulfill an important contract, beg her to take on a modeling job, putting Miho on her first steps to stardom. Giving her teenage alter-ego the name Fancy Lala, she eventually grows from working as a small time model into a famous actress and singer. However, along the way, she constantly learns about the perils of adulthood, childhood, stardom and the limitations of her magic. Written by Anonymous

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5 April 1998 (Japan)  »

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Fancy Lala  »

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(26 episodes)


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Follows Hâbâ raito monogatari: Fasshon Rara yori (1988) See more »


Lalala Kuchibilu ni Negai O Komete
(Lalala With Wishes On My Lips)
Opening Song
Music by Takeshi Ike
Lyrics by Shouko Omori
Performed by Reiko Oimori
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Magical and Romantic
4 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

When I first saw an ad of this anime in a magazine. I have to say,that this series could be something new to me,and it was. But when I bought the first 2 volumes of this show on DVD,and the others later,I was right about this show. It was the best. It was the most romantic anime to see. My favorite character in this series are:The Mystery Man,Lala,and Hiroya Aikawa. I know that Lala has what it take to be a star.All she has to do is work hard and believe in herself. What this show tells us that dreams are the most important thing in life. We can all have a dream like Lala and Miho. They have a goal of what they want to be when they grow up.Lala's dream to become a pop star,and Miho's dream is to become a cartoonist. Another thing I liked in the show was the song "Transperence", I have to say that Lala really has what it takes to performs that song. The song is very inspiring,and beautiful. I do feel really bad in the end when Miho loses the Pen and Sketchbook,and the Dinosaur fairies going away after trying to create her another Pen and Sketchbook. The show was simply the best and truly amazing. So in closing,if you want to see someone good,and great for the family. Then this is the one anime to see. You will see what I mean.

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