Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

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  • TV-14
  • 2005
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (716)

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is an anime series that premiered on KIDS STATION in 2002. The show follows two best friends, Arumi and Sasshi, who live in the Abenobashi shopping district of Osaka. The series begins with Arumi and Sasshi embarking on a fantastical adventure to find their way back home after being transported to alternate dimensions within the Abenobashi shopping arcade. Throughout the series, the duo explores various alternate universes and time periods, each with its own unique set of challenges and obstacles.

As they travel through different dimensions, Arumi and Sasshi encounter an eclectic cast of characters, including a robot-obsessed otaku, a paranormal detective, and a group of feline revolutionaries. These characters add dimension to the story and contribute to the series' humor and overall wackiness.

One of the standout aspects of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is its use of meta-references and parodies. The show pays homage to various anime and manga, as well as other pop culture icons such as "Star Wars" and "The Terminator". Fans of genre entertainment will recognize these nods and appreciate the show's self-awareness.

Additionally, the animation style is unique and engaging, featuring a mix of 2D and 3D animation, as well as detailed backgrounds and vivid colors. The show's aesthetic perfectly captures the whimsical, otherworldly tone of the series.

Along with its humor and visual style, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi also tackles serious themes such as loss, self-discovery, and the fear of change. While the show is primarily a comedy, these underlying elements add depth and heart to the story, making it a well-rounded viewing experience.

The main cast of characters, including Arumi and Sasshi, are all well-developed and likable. Each character has their unique set of quirks and flaws that add to their relatability. Additionally, the voice acting for the English dub is top-notch, with standout performances from Tomo Saeki and Yuki Matsuoka as Arumi and Sasshi, respectively.

In terms of overall structure, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is divided into thirteen episodes, each of which focuses on a different alternate dimension. While the series can be watched in a non-linear format, the overall story arc is best experienced by watching the episodes in order.

In conclusion, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi is a highly entertaining and irreverent anime series that is sure to appeal to fans of comedy, adventure, and sci-fi. Its colorful animation style, well-developed characters, and a mix of humor and heart make it a standout addition to the anime canon.

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Seasons
Return to Life! the Legendary Onmyyou Mystic
13. Return to Life! the Legendary Onmyyou Mystic
June 2, 2009
Arumi and Sasshi have finally made their way home. But Arumi`s grandfather will still be dead. Sasshi refuses to let that happen, so he jumps again into another world. But in the end he cannot dream away reality.
Return to Life! The Legendary Omnyou Mystic
13. Return to Life! The Legendary Omnyou Mystic
February 16, 2005
Armui and Sasshi have finally made there way home.
Huge Reversal?! Abenobashi Hollywood Shopping Arcade
12. Huge Reversal?! Abenobashi Hollywood Shopping Arcade
February 15, 2005
The two now find themselves in a world of Sasshi's favorite movies.
Resolution! Abenobashi Battlefield Shopping Arcade
11. Resolution! Abenobashi Battlefield Shopping Arcade
February 15, 2005
After the troubles of the amusement park, Sasshi and Armui are now at war.
Fluffy, Bubbly, Abenobashi Fairy Tale Shopping Arcade
10. Fluffy, Bubbly, Abenobashi Fairy Tale Shopping Arcade
February 12, 2005
Determined to find the perfect place that will make Arumi happy, Sasshi puts the two of them in a fairy tale world.
It Cries! The Bush Warbler Heiankyo
9. It Cries! The Bush Warbler Heiankyo
February 12, 2005
Arumi has left Sasshi out of pure frustration. Eutus has agreed to help Sasshi get back home and reveals the truth to him, as well as their karmic connection.
Set Your Heart Aflutter! Abenobashi Campus Shopping Arcade
8. Set Your Heart Aflutter! Abenobashi Campus Shopping Arcade
February 11, 2005
Sasshi and Arumi think the made it home this time only to find out the are in the real life equivalent of a dating simulation video game.
Flashback! Magical Shopping Arcade Birth
7. Flashback! Magical Shopping Arcade Birth
February 11, 2005
Masa flashbacks on the birth of the shopping arcade, where we meet Eutus, Mune, and Masa as they were in the past.
In the Night Fog! Abenobashi Hard Boiled Shopping Arcade
6. In the Night Fog! Abenobashi Hard Boiled Shopping Arcade
February 10, 2005
Stuck in a Film Noir version of the shopping arcade, they must find their way home? But Sasshi's mistakin' for the an assassin!?!?! And in this world, if they are shot, they become a comic relief character? Are Sasshi and Arumi destined to be lost forever or will they come home?
Extinction! Abenobashi Ancient Dinosaur Shopping Arcade
5. Extinction! Abenobashi Ancient Dinosaur Shopping Arcade
February 10, 2005
Sasshi and Arumi end up in the dinosaur times!!!!! Not only that they find out that Sasshi's older sister is the ruler? Can they find the goblin and get their way home?
Fire It Up! Abenobashi Hong Kong Combat Shopping Arcade
4. Fire It Up! Abenobashi Hong Kong Combat Shopping Arcade
February 9, 2005
Sasshi and Arumi ended up in a Chinese version of the shopping arcade? Sasshi must now fight in a tourney, and find a goblin? And just who is that Mune-Mune?
Hook Up! Abenobashi Great Milky Way Shopping Arcade
3. Hook Up! Abenobashi Great Milky Way Shopping Arcade
February 9, 2005
Sasshi and Arumi now find themselves in a sci-fi version of the Abenobashi * Shopping Arcade. And not only do they have to find and catch the goblin, they must get Arumi's panties!
Adventure! Abenobashi Sword and Sorcery Shopping Arcade
2. Adventure! Abenobashi Sword and Sorcery Shopping Arcade
February 8, 2005
Stuck in a Dungeons and Dragons themed Shopping arcade, Sasshi and Arumi must defeat the "Evil Lord Master" to go home.
Mystery! Abenobashi Shopping Arcade
1. Mystery! Abenobashi Shopping Arcade
February 8, 2005
Sasshi learns his friend Arumi is moving soon; and to make matters worse, many of the local shops are going out of business and a new shopping area is coming.
Description
  • Premiere Date
    February 8, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (716)