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Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi 

Abenobashi mahô shôtengai (original title)
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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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Kira Vincent-Davis ...  Mitsuyo Imamiya 4 episodes, 2002
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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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2002 (Japan) See more »

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ADV Films, Gainax, Madhouse See more »
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(13 episodes)

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The Turtle Bath and the Grill Pelican are based on oriental deities which guarded the four hemispheres - North: Genbu (black tortoise), South: Suzaku (red bird/peasant/peacock/phoenix), East: Seiryu (blue dragon), and West: Byakko (white tiger). Hence the location of the establishments corresponds to their deity counterparts. See more »

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Satoshi Imamiya: Aw, yeah! There's just something so "sci-fi" about pissin' off into space!
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Referenced in Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) See more »

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27 July 2015 | by blaicefreezeSee all my reviews

For the life of me, I cannot understand why this anime was rated so highly. Out of the over 100 I've watched, this is probably tied for my least favorite. The entire premise was shaky to begin with, but the ending was absolutely terrible. Sometimes even imaginary stories are too delusional. The dub version voices are atrocious as well. The main character whined like a baby almost the ENTIRE SERIES. I would NOT recommend this anime to anyone that I respect. Absolutely terrible. It was at a consistent 2-3 star average for me throughout the entire 12 episodes I watched, but the 13th... The one-star reality really came through.I'm giving it two stars because I managed to stomach it despite is being so awful, mainly so I could give it a true, full review.

If you want a haphazard story with a sappy, unfulfilling, lame ending. Go ahead and give this a go.


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