Ranked #1570
Mahoraba: Heartful days

Mahoraba: Heartful days

Alternative Titles

Japanese: まほらば ~Heartful days~


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 10, 2005 to Jun 27, 2005
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 7.491 (scored by 6905 users)
Ranked: #15702
Popularity: #1798
Members: 14,570
Favorites: 80
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Shiratori Ryuushi is a young artist-in-training, about to start studying at a vocational school. Arriving at his new lodgings, Narutakisou, he finds himself the focus of attention for the collection of weirdos that inhabit the place. He also meets and falls for the landlady, Aoba Kozue, who seems to be both lovely and charming. However, Kozue is not what she seems to be... in fact, she's more.

(Source: ANN)

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Adaptation: Mahoraba

Characters & Voice Actors

Aoba, Kozue
Aoba, Kozue
Arai, Satomi
Arai, Satomi
Shiratori, Ryuushi
Shiratori, Ryuushi
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Kinoshita, Sayaka
Kinoshita, Sayaka
Aizawa, Risona
Aizawa, Risona
Moriyama, Riku
Moriyama, Riku


Kimura, Shinichiro
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Theme Song Lyrics
Suzuki, Youhei
Episode Director, Storyboard
Yamada, Yasunori
Script, Series Composition
Nagai, Tatsuyuki

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Jan 7, 2008
When I was younger, people often treated mental illnesses as if they were a joke or an excuse. People suffering from depression were often called lazy, schizophreniacs were shunned, more serious cases of mental illnesses were put away - out of sight, out of mind. Because of these beliefs, and because of some atrocious acts which were sensationalised through national media, all mental illnesses became tarred with the same brush. It's only in the last few years that society has become more accepting and understanding of the suffering caused by mental illnesses on the part of those suffering from them, and those who care for, read more
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Jan 31, 2008
When watching an anime series, above all else, there are really only two important distinguishing qualities that make good anime great: storyline and character. What makes Mahoraba absolutely a joy to watch is the cast of dynamic characters who we learn to love throughout the series. The characters in Mahoraba are very unique but genuine. They each have their own quirks and faults and as the story progresses, we learn a little more about each of them. It's funny how in the first few episodes, everyone tends to pick their favorites. I did the same thing, and there were even read more
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Feb 10, 2010
I have to admit that I stayed away from this show for quite a while because I saw the description and immediately thought "Love Hina." Not to say that I think Love Hina was terrible, but it was a struggle to get through. Most people that have watched it probably feel the same way. But this show is really much much better than Love Hina in every way.

Mahoraba, like many romance series', including Love Hina, centers around the main character coming to live in an apartment surrounded by a bunch of strange characters. Yes, many of them are girls, but this read more
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Sep 11, 2009
There are many different things that make a show stand out, and for that same reason there can be just as many different opinions for a given show. As for me, I'm a sucker for intriguing, well-developed characters that stick around in your head long after you've finished the show, and Mahoraba just happens to offer such characters.

On the surface, Mahoraba is a story of the main character Shiratori Ryushi's stay at the Naritakisou apartment, the real focus of the show is on its dynamic gang of side characters. While it is easy to present a bunch of easily likable characters that offer some additional read more
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For another show about a simple guy living with a bunch of weirdos, give this one a spin. Like Love Hina, the main couple is obvious right off the bat and it holds the same psuedo shoujo-ai air. Above all, it's a very funny and very interesting follow-up if you still haven't gotten enough of the genre.
While I personally find Kawaisou more humorous, both are essentially slice of life stories about an apartment building full of weirdos. They also share some romance elements.
It's basically similar theme, and kind of same storyline (but not really). But i find these 2 very similar! and great overall!
Both about artists in training at a dorm setting. Bunch of wierdness and oddities mixed in as well~
Both are harems about a single guy and several girls, all students. the primary difference is that kono aozora is the drama and serious version, focusing on the past lives of the female characters, and the female characters all has a sibling relationship with the male lead(wataru) while mahoraba is the comic version, and all the female characters are seemingly attracted to the male lead (ryushi)
one guy and several girls under one roof

Opening Theme

"Daiji Da・I・Ji" by Saiki Mia and Shiraishi Ryoko

Ending Theme

"Boku no SPEED de" by Chihiro Yonekura

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