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Abenobashi Mahou Shoutengai  
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From Tokyopop:

Sasshi's world is in disarray. His best gal pal, Arumi, is about to move away, and his Osaka neighborhood is being demolished in the name of urban renewal.
However, this little neighborhood has some surprises under its concrete -- it's actually a portal to parallel universes. And when this section of the city is leveled, the portal is cracked wide open. Sasshi and Arumi soon find themselves being hurtled from one strange world to the next! Making matters even more surreal, is the fact that these worlds seem to spoof and mock popular movies, video games, manga and anime!


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Associated Names
Abenobashi Magical Shopping Arcade

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Latest Release(s)
v.2 (end) by BYAAAH (2897d ago)
v.1 by BYAAAH (2897d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
2 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 6.6 / 10.0 (54 votes)
Bayesian Average: 6.7 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 30th 2015, 12:53pm PST



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Serialized In (magazine)
Magazine Z (Kodansha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
TokyoPop (2 Volumes - Complete)

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Weekly Pos #1028 increased(+250)
Monthly Pos #2213 increased(+167)
3 Month Pos #3172 increased(+885)
6 Month Pos #5086 increased(+349)

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On 186 wish lists
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by norakitsune
July 24th, 2006, 3:00pm
This manga version of Abenobashi makes the anime look like low-key random comedy. If you found the anime funny you will find the manga almost offensively hilarious.
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Not good   
Rating: 4.0 / 10.0
by residentgrigo
March 13th, 2014, 1:31pm
This is a carp adaptation of a great anime. I can´t recommend it because of the lackluster art and the nonexistent plot or comedy. The other adaptation "Abenobashi Mahō Shōtengai - Abeno no Machi ni Inori o Komete"(not listed here) is slightly better(5/10) but devolves into an excuse for Kenji Tsuruta to draw naked women in nature as always. The only good Gainax manga adaptation is the original Evangelion manga.

... Last updated on October 9th, 2014, 11:45am
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I liked it!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by asudake
March 16th, 2010, 7:53pm
You know, it's very weird, i saw this in it's anime form a couple of years on G4/Tech Tv on Anime Unleashed, and i thought it was very wacky, but very funny. I read the manga and was surprised to find a good quality package like the anime.

It's a very funny romp, The plot basically tells of a boy who is saddened to find that his best (Girl) friend is moving away, This makes him realize that he won't be with the person he's most (In Love) Comfortable with. So, some bizarre situation occurs and they are transported to a world parallel to their own. Now it's a world jumping romp of fun, and it's no exaggeration, it's really fun.
Anyway Sasshi is really upset so he subconsciously holds back his desire to return to a world without his best (Girl) friend.
Apart from that visiting each different parallel world is fun, some are better than others, like the Dinosaur one was HILARIOUS! And they are very fresh cliche places from games, anime and manga.
Give it a try i recommend it!!!
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Otaku fan bait (but in a good way)   
Rating: 7.0 / 10.0
by oriana3k
June 26th, 2008, 1:05am
The characters and "plot" aren't really all that exciting, so I think this series' real draw is all the parody material. I ate my nerdy heart out trying to identify all the references. Fun, but just a tiny bit frustrating sometimes.
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Abenobashi Magical Shopping Arcade   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by tazman0208
March 27th, 2008, 12:38pm
It was an interesting and comedic manga with a simple story behind it. Don't expect to much if you are searching for a complex plotline. Abenobashi Magical Shopping Arcade is a comedy manga that leaves you with a smile.
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