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Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi: :  -- Two kids whose families own businesses in a shopping arcade that's scheduled to shut down are thrown into a series of dimensions, each one a parody of some form of anime or video game, and try to find their way home.
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi: :  -- Two kids whose families own businesses in a shopping arcade that's scheduled to shut down are thrown into a series of dimensions, each one a parody of some form of anime or video game, and try to find their way home.

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Director:
Writers:
Satoru Akahori (episode)
Hiroyuki Yamaga (episode)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
2002 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
Two kids whose families own businesses in a shopping arcade that's scheduled to shut down are thrown into a series of dimensions, each one a parody of some form of anime or video game, and try to find their way home.
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Cast

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Hideaki Anno ... Alien (1 episode, 2002)
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Series Directed by
Masayuki Kojima (13 episodes, 2002)
Hiroyuki Yamaga (13 episodes, 2002)
Mitsuyuki Masuhara (2 episodes, 2002)
Hiroyuki Ochi (2 episodes, 2002)
Atsushi Takahashi (2 episodes, 2002)
Shirô Ebisu (1 episode, 2002)
 
Series Writing credits
Satoru Akahori (13 episodes, 2002)
Hiroyuki Yamaga (13 episodes, 2002)
Jukki Hanada (5 episodes, 2002)

Series Produced by
Masafumi Fukui .... producer (13 episodes, 2002)
Masao Maruyama .... animation producer (13 episodes, 2002)
Toshimichi Ohtsuki .... producer (13 episodes, 2002)
Hiroki Sato .... animation producer (13 episodes, 2002)
Taiji Suinou .... producer (13 episodes, 2002)
Hiroyuki Yamaga .... producer (13 episodes, 2002)
Mark Williams .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2002)
John Ledford .... executive producer / producer (5 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Original Music by
Shiro Sagisu (13 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Cinematography by
Hitoshi Yamaguchi (13 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Art Direction by
Hiroshi Kato (13 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Art Department
Masayuki Kojima .... storyboard artist (3 episodes, 2002)
Tadashi Hiramatsu .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)
Hiroyuki Imaishi .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2002)

Harumi Takahoshi .... color designer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Kazuya Tanaka .... sound director (13 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Animation Department
Tadashi Hiramatsu .... animation character designer / animation director (13 episodes, 2002)
Kenji Tsuruta .... original character designer (13 episodes, 2002)
Hiroyuki Imaishi .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Ryû Kase .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
Hiroshi Shimizu .... animation director (2 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Music Department
Shiro Sagisu .... conductor / music arranger (13 episodes, 2002)
 
Series Other crew
Hidefumi Kimura .... setting (13 episodes, 2002)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Abenobashi mahô shôtengai" - Japan (original title)
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Runtime:
24 min (13 episodes)
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Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:14A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Germany:16 | Germany:12 (episodes 9-13) | New Zealand:M | UK:15 | UK:12 (some episodes) | USA:TV-14 (Anime Network rating) | USA:TV-MA (DVD rating)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
In episode 3, starting with the "launch sequence" and continuing on through much of the robot combat, the background music is the "angel battle" music from "Neon Genesis Evangelion" (1995) (also produced by Gainax).See more »
Quotes:
[last line of the series]
Sasshi:Well, being human, having your health is what's most important.
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
A fabulous anime, 25 October 2007
Author: tskums from United Kingdom

I disagree with the comment left by 'garfnerkopin97'. Saying that Gainax started leaving its fingerprints on the series near the end makes it sound like production was taken over by them from another team. But the entire series is made by Gainax, so of course it's going to have it's fingerprints all over it. Saying "This series was ruined by poor characterization and by being a Gainax product" doesn't make any sense. It's IS a Gainax product, it couldn't ever be anything else. It's like saying a mate of mine would have been better off if he'd had different parent's. If he's had different parents, he wouldn't be him. Gainax wrote and produced Abenobashi, if someone else did it, it would be something else like Cold Mountine or whatever.

I also hardly think the ending of this anime was "epic". In fact compared to most of the episodes, the last one is pretty calm and collective. I think the subs are better than the dubs, and that the series is funny and fantastic all round. So yeah, I like this anime, but hay, everyone's entitled to their opinions I guess. What do I know, I'm just some guy on the internet.

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