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!
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 miss most of the jokes. If you are not one yet, you... read more
I reccommend this anime for anyone who wants something short and sweet with a cute little blossoming crush, lots of comedy, and constant slaps with a paper fan from Arumi to the perverted Sasshi. Synopsis: Abenobashi Mahou Shotengai, or Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is a cute little anime about these two children who grew up together. Arumi(one of the main female characters) has to move... read more
|Abenobashi: Magical Shopping Arcade||2001|