Director: Osamu Tezuka
If Princess Knight sounds wiid, Marvelous Melmo is all the more so because Tezuka's intentions were that this TV series function as sex education for young children. Never released in the west-not surpnsingly-the series follows the exploits of Melmo who is given a bottle of transformative growth pills by the spirit of her recently deceased mother. These pills allow Melmo to do things like grow a human embryo of her brother in a bowl of water and transform herself to a sexy teenager who spends most of her stop-and-start teenagerhood wearing her kiddie clothes—now a very short dress and absurdly tight top. Morals, ethics and sex advice abound in this marvelously crazy series.