Ranked #1637

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
Premiered: Winter 2005
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.471 (scored by 7,235 users)
Ranked: #16372
Popularity: #2042
Members: 15,589
Favorites: 88
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Aoba, Kozue
Aoba, Kozue
Arai, Satomi
Arai, Satomi
Shiratori, Ryuushi
Shiratori, Ryuushi
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Shiraishi, Ryoko
Kurosaki, Sayoko
Kurosaki, Sayoko
Fujiwara, Mioko
Fujiwara, Mioko
Chanohata, Tamami
Chanohata, Tamami
Horie, Yui
Horie, Yui


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

More episodes Episodes(0/26)

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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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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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Nov 8, 2015
Mahoraba is definitely an interesting anime, on the surface, it looks like nothing more than a slice of life, typical, boring anime with no plot and uninteresting characters. After watching it, I was pleasantly surprised by it actually.

Story, 7/10: There really isn't a main plot to the show, instead they supplement it with some small stories that may or may not come back in later episodes. The show focuses more on characters backgrounds, which adds to the stories as well. That being said, the pacing can be a bit off some times, certain things that occur do so very suddenly, sometimes with little read more
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Jan 26, 2008
Honestly I look at this entire series as the Cutest case of multiple personality disorder ever.
It's a light hearted .. and truely funny and endearing tale of a boy who wants to write childrens books .. and the crazy people he lives with.
If you want to focus on the 2nd main character and her personalities .. thats great .. each one of them is great in a crazy way .. :D

But honestly if your looking for a accurate portrayal of MPD... then go read a medical journal ...

Antipanda Highly Recommends this series for a good laugh and some really interesting characters. 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. 
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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. 
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Anime: Ai Yori Aoshi
It's basically similar theme, and kind of same storyline (but not really). But i find these 2 very similar! and great overall! 
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Both about artists in training at a dorm setting. Bunch of wierdness and oddities mixed in as well~ 
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Anime: Kono Aozora ni Yakusoku wo: Youkoso Tsugumi Ryou e
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) 
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Anime: Yurumates 3D
A student moves into a new apartment only to encounter some weird and strange neighbors.

Mahoraba: Heartful Days is a long TV series and has tones of romance whilst Yurumates 3D is a short 3 minute long series filled with jokes.

Both are light hearted comedies surrounding a group of friends.  
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