Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

Alt titles: Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai

TV (13 eps)
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Satoshi and Arumi have been friends since early childhood, but now Arumi's family is moving to Hokkaido, deeply upsetting her long-time friend. However, when Arumi's grandfather accidentally breaks the pelican statue atop his restaurant, the duo find their world turned upside down and not quite as they left it. From a fairy tale kingdom, to kung fu China, to the prehistoric age and everything in between, Arumi and Satoshi can't quite seem to figure out where they are, or better yet, how they can manage to get home to their own Abenobashi Shoutengai!

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roriconfan's avatar by roriconfan on Dec 25, 2011
Score: 7/10


Seen from afar, Abenobashi should only be viewed by people who have seen several genres of anime, are familiar with most Hollywood blockbusters and are accustomed to the Japanese culture. It is brimming with so many parodies of anime stereotypes, famous movie clips and cultural references that if you are not a seasoned otaku, you will... read more

Alistoru's avatar by Alistoru on Aug 25, 2010
Score: 10/10

Normally I wouldn't give a 10/10 to any anime much less one with almost no plot or story, but this anime was just so much fun, and almost made me piss my pants laughing at one point. A lot of craziness (think foolycooly for a reference) but over all understandable and funny. I definitely recommend this one. read more

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