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Mahoraba  
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Description
Shiratori Ryuji wants to become a picture book writer, and he moves to an apartment, Narutaki-So, in order to go to an art school in Tokyo. The Narutaki-so is an old Japanese style one-story house which doesn’t fit in with the urban scenery. It's owned by the cousin of his mother, but the manager of the apartment is Aoba Kozue. She is his second cousin, and they met with each other when they were children although he doesn’t remember her much. She is in the second year of a high school attached to Aoba Junior Collage.

There are five people living in Narutaki-So. First, Chanohata Kotomi is living in the room #1. She is a best friend of Kozue. Then, the resident of the room #3 is Momono Megumi. She is a kind of person who goes her own way. In the room #5, Kurosaki Sayoko and her daughter Asami are living. Asami is in the first year of a junior high. Finally, in the room #6, Haibara Yukio is living with his puppet, “Johnny”.

They are all characteristic and eccentric people. However, in fact, the most eccentric person is Kozue. She has a secret; when she is shocked at something, she changes her personality. Not knowing this, Shiratori moves to Narutaki-So to realize his dream. What kind of a new life will be waiting for him?

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
まほらば
我们的仙境
마호라바

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Latest Release(s)
v.12 c.62 (end) by Hiyoko no GAO (2228d ago)
v.12 c.61 by Hiyoko no GAO (2228d ago)
v.11 c.51v2 by Hiyoko no GAO (2228d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
12 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
Starts at Vol.1, Ch.1
Ends at Vol.6, Ch.32

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Forum
3 topics, 10 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (527 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.4 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 30th 2012, 11:25am PST


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Year
2001

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Gangan Wing (Square Enix)

Licensed (in English)
No

English Publisher
N/A

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #718 increased(+193)
Monthly Pos #1042 increased(+78)
3 Month Pos #1228 increased(+60)
6 Month Pos #1240 decreased(-15)

List Stats
On 608 reading lists
On 790 wish lists
On 1315 completed lists
On 74 unfinished lists
On 217 custom lists

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Another recommend   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by topboy
July 27th, 2009, 3:17am
They all meet, share some time of life, or even depart , here, Narutakirou.

Many events some happy while some sad (mostly happy).
All tenants here are so much friendly,good peoples, lovely.
This story is touching, said about friendship said about love said about family. It's part of life that's so cute.

Only problem is too many character (110+ characters included animals and dolls that have named) but it's worth 10/10
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most pleasant read   
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by songofthewaves
June 24th, 2009, 5:30pm
really uplifting, with an a-grade feel good factor. like reading a ghibli movie. all the right ingrdients. extremely likeable characters, with well developed back stories (even johnny get one!!), a full and deep plot, romance, trials, and prevaling against adversity, and a extremely satisfying conclusion. major thumbs up. small advice though, get out the tissue. even as a bloke, some bits were a bit eye liquid producing.
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very good read   
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by phoenixlight
May 23rd, 2009, 1:13am
I recommend it. Sometimes the chapters a bit confusing at first but it's explained towards the end of it and it all clicks then. Some chapters were also presented in very interesting ways. A+
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Awesome Read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Chimasternmay
May 10th, 2009, 11:22pm
yeah what a great manga like what others said, it turned out great. was great till the end, and especially the end, which was awesome. not many other manga finish up like that.
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Touching..   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by SomePerson
May 5th, 2009, 9:33pm
Waaaa~
Loved it, very light-hearted and comedic, but it also had its deep dramatic moments. I have to admit it bored me a bit at times, but towards the last half of the story it got so much better. There are very unique and special characters, and each and everyone of them develop greatly, there is a huge amount of development in the characters and their relationships. AT times this manga is really touching, it stresses the simple importance of just being together and living life, as happily as you can. The last few chapters were great, especially the scene in Chapter 61. And in 62, the mini-personalities were LOL XD

Looking forward to Kojima Arika's next work, Manabiya!

... Last updated on May 5th, 2009, 9:34pm
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Suprised me   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by flapple
March 26th, 2009, 11:32pm
it kinda suprised me at the end. either i have psychic powers or i have read this before (well im pretty sure i didnt.) cause i could predict the ending.

well besides that this is a really good romance/comedy manga. Although, i still hate how the main character is a girly guy. hes a least tall though. This kinda bugs me but it also brings a LOT of comedy into the manga.

The first few Volumes were painful it started getting better around volume 8. from vol 2-7 it was really boring. oh well.

GREAT CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT.

sweet manga gotta read it.
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Top-notch romance comedy, with a dash of drama   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mangum44
March 5th, 2009, 4:47am
One of my favorite mangas ever - and one of the few I keep always close to re-read once in a while.

Marohaba has a fairly unique concept (main heroine with multiple personality disorder), but that's just the beginning of it. Every single character has been carefully crafted, so that what initially comes across as just another stereotype (such as party-girl Momo) turns out to have a detailed and often heartbreaking backstory that gives insight into the reasons why they act as they do.

It's a real pleasure to see the relationships between these persons develop as they get to know each other - and themselves - better, grow up, and deal with their various issues. Mahoraba contains a small amount of drama for all its comedy, a streak of darkness inside the general lightheartedness it proposes. This is generally handled in a rather nuanced way, making for the unusual spectacle of a manga that contains drama but almost no melodrama (if you know what I mean).

It certainly helps that this is a very "positive" manga, where all the conflicts are eventually resolved in a very satisfactory way. Even the subcharacters, depressed as they are for not getting enough "screen time", eventually deal with their plight through rather awesome, if understated, means.

The drawings are simple but generally very cute, and occasionally hilarious of their own. Aside from the male main character's poor fashion sense, everything else is very "correct!" ;-)

A really nice plus is the extra material appearing alongside the chapters. That includes a visual novel of sorts, an card RPG of sorts, magic tricks which you can learn, and a general abundance of funny stuff happening in the background. Why, there's even a 12 panel story running *on the spines* of the volumes!

It's not often that you can find a story so well planed and executed; but more important, a story that has so much heart. All the main characters - and some of the secondary ones - are bound to be etched into your heart for a long, long time.
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WOW   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Brainskull
February 22nd, 2009, 8:17pm
One of my favorites, it puts a tear in my eye every time i read it. you can read this lightly or seriously but ether way and if you get the meaning of the story, it will move your heart.
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No Subject   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Lippe-kun
September 22nd, 2008, 5:13pm
Well~~ what can i say...?
Perfect... i really liked the story, and how it's not directed to just a couple of characters, actually it has a lot of characters
And the end... just perfect
I don't think it could be better 'cause ... just perfect biggrin
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Beginning may put you off   
Rating: 8.6 / 10.0
by ajmanga
September 18th, 2008, 12:17pm
Just started reading this. I wasn't too into it at first, it seemed a little boring and too simple, with no character depth. I dragged through the first chapter or 2, until it reveals that she has MPD. After that the characters become more interesting and I'm getting more into it.
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