Abenobashi Mahou☆Shoutengai

Magical☆Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Abenobashi Magic Shopping District, Abenobashi Mahoh Shotengai, Magical Shopping Street Abenobashi, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
Japanese: アベノ橋魔法☆商店街
English: Magical☆Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
German: Magical☆Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
French: Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 4, 2002 to Jun 27, 2002
Premiered: Spring 2002
Broadcast: Thursdays at 22:00 (JST)
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, ComedyComedy, FantasyFantasy, EcchiEcchi
Themes: IsekaiIsekai, ParodyParody
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 7.231 (scored by 3472334,723 users)
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Ranked: #30712
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2206
Members: 90,440
Favorites: 354

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Satoshi "Sasshi" Imamiya believes his life is in shambles, as only a 12-year-old can. Having lost his card collection, his childish dilemmas worsen when he learns that his childhood friend, Arumi Asahina, will be moving away.

Suddenly, their issues are dashed aside for the surreal, and they find themselves transported away through bizarre worlds of science fiction, magic, and war. Any attempt to escape only catapults them into another alien land. Soon, the two come to a realization: every world is just a reimagining of their hometown. But there are two unfamiliar faces—the voluptuous Mune-mune and the elusive blue-haired Eutus—and they just might be the key to escaping their predicament.

Abenobashi Mahou☆Shoutengai follows Sasshi and Arumi's comedic exploits as they desperately attempt to return home. However, when the pair unravel a tale spanning generations, they begin to wonder if the cause of their situation is more personal than they thought. Is returning home truly what they desire?

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Abenobashi Mahou☆Shoutengai received an Excellence Prize for animation at the 2002 Japan Media Arts Festival.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Asahina, Masayoshi

Aono, Takeshi

Imamiya, Sayaka

Okamura, Akemi


Koorogi, Satomi

Yamamoto, Gin

Noda, Junko


Ishii, Kouji


Maruyama, Masao
Hirao, Takayuki
Assistant Producer
Nagatani, Takayuki
Assistant Producer
Kojima, Masayuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Treat or Goblins" by Megumi Hayashibara

Ending Theme

"Anata no kokoro ni" by Megumi Hayashibara


May 14, 2008

Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai is pretty much Excel Saga meets Alice in Wonderland, with a suprisingly good story line thrown in for good measure.

The story pretty much surrounds two really good friends Arumi and Sasshi. Who happen to live in a rundown project area called Abenobashi Shopping District thats on the verge of being replaced with a new develpment complex. Of course noone wants to leave but then, everything just starts to go awry quite fast. This is where the 'falling down the rabbit hole comes in' Some seasoned anime watchers will be thinking this is alot like Excel Saga but the only ...
Dec 24, 2014
Mixed Feelings
Abenobashi jumps from hamfisted comedy to serious plot moments and back again, giving the series a very uneven tone and pacing. It would have done better to excel at one or the other rather than try to do both. That being said, the plot's central premise is interesting enough to keep a viewer engaged from episode to episode, even if it does get wearying at times.

The art is bombastic and cartoony, full of bright colors. It's a more than capable vehicle for the zany humor this show presents, but it doesn't really stand out either.

This series is full of cartoony, western sound effects, adding ...
Mar 25, 2015
It’s a tale stretching back through countless generations of Japanese mythology... The legend of Shitenno, the Four Heavenly Kings of Buddhism. There’s the dragon of the east, the bird of the south, the tiger of the west, and the turtle of the north. By placing statues or other representations of those four animals at the four different points that they’re associated with, you can bring good fortune to your home... Or even to an entire town. One such location is the Abenobashi Shopping Arcade, a long-lasting and culturally rich town that’s finally teetering on the edge of relevence, and drawing ...

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