The Minky Momo series proved to be so popular that a similar series based on Minky Momo was produced. In this second series, there is yet another young fairy princess, but she wishes to see the human world. She succeeds, but at the cost of her powers. Either way, she travels the world, experiencing the feelings, emotions, and events around her.
Anime Pocket Guide Description:
Momo is a little girl living with her parents. She's a very bright and friendly girl given to helping those that she meets. Minky Momo is actually a princess from the "Land of Dreams" and she is on Earth to help humans not to lose their dreams. There are actually 2 Minky Momo TV series:
* Minky Momo (1982-83) - Momo-chan and her parents run a pet shop. Momo comes from Fenarinarsa which moved to near- Earth space when humans lost their dreams. Momo uses her magic to change into various 18 year old girls with expert skills in some area. At the end of the series, Momo was run over by a truck and her spirit was reborn as a human.
* Minky Momo (1991-92) - Another Momo-chan lives with her human parents who run a hotel. Premise is the same as the first series, except that this Momo has more general use of her magic - being able to cast spells as well as transform. Minky Momo comes from Marinenarsa which sits at the bottom of the sea. Note that the first Minky Momo (now human) has also appeared in this series.
In both series, Momo-chan lives with human parents, but her real parents live in their respective cities and Minky Momo is a real princess. Both "Land of Dreams" retreated to their current locations because humans have lost sight of their dreams. This is a "magical girl" series which is surprisingly good, considering that it's directed at little girls...