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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 (2248d ago)
v.12 c.61 by Hiyoko no GAO (2248d ago)
v.11 c.51v2 by Hiyoko no GAO (2248d 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

User Reviews
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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
10
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9+
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7+
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6+
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5+
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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 #762 increased(+157)
Monthly Pos #1361 decreased(-94)
3 Month Pos #1285 increased(+3)
6 Month Pos #1255 decreased(-30)

List Stats
On 607 reading lists
On 790 wish lists
On 1318 completed lists
On 74 unfinished lists
On 219 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Supernatural 1846 days, 18 hours, 39 minutes ago
Mahoraba ch58...and Treasure games? 2242 days, 8 hours, 9 minutes ago
Mahoraba Scanlations Stopped? 2253 days, 20 hours, 17 minutes ago

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cute series, relaxing read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Tiamat
January 30th, 2008, 4:28pm
After I read the first volume I almost didn't read any more because it seemed kinda boring, but then I read volume 2 and began to like it a lot. Maybe it just took me a while to warm up to the characters, who have memorable personalities and antics. This is a very character driven manga. The manga is generally light hearted and funny, but there are some serious themes as well to help keep things interesting.

*update now that I've read the whole series* The ending is REALLY good. Certainly worth a read for anyone who likes romantic comedy. I will be buying the japanese books to support the author.

... Last updated on June 29th, 2008, 12:07pm
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It's a favorite   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by kikaru
October 23rd, 2007, 8:48am
This is one of my favorite manga of all time. Fun story, great characters, not too much fanservice. If only I could finish the manga...
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magnificent   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by modaryowis
July 29th, 2007, 8:41am
I never really liked romance manga, but this story is surprisingly refreshing.
And it's realllyyy funny, which is the main criteria for any manga that I read.
And I mean REALLYYY FUNNYYYY
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soo awsome   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by chinese_elfy
June 26th, 2007, 10:11pm
loll
i watched the anime but not the manga
the anime was soo funny
this is realli good
10!!~
x3
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Comedy comedy   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by magistar
June 22nd, 2007, 7:31am
If you love stupid random comedy mangas then this is definitely a highly recommended manga to read. I love the comedy in this and the mangaka really has some random sense of humor. I love that sayoko xD funny ass =p as well as that random cultish possesed school girl.

The story line so far seems pretty good and the characters are pretty well developed and described throughout the manga story. I suppose with 12 volumes its pretty long enough to fully develop characters.

Drawing is pretty good.. but to me the first few volumes were kinda.. sketchy or rather bit messy. but this is normal i suppose and later in the manga it gets better.

The manga however is definitely better than the anime. More volumes and time to fully develop the story, chars and more chapters for fillers to get you comfortable with the chars n stuff. Just that some people who watch the anime before the manga would prefer the anime but ah well its all up to taste. Hated the ending of the anime personally but thats another story so ill save it.

Overall this is a very interesting and funny manga to read. Though shiratori is kinda abit not my taste since he really is so weak and flimsy looking. But like what i said when i started off, this is a great comedy manga. funny and hey the scanlation did a good job providing a clean, clear scanlation of the manga so thumbs up to them =]

Ill give it a 8.5 overall but for comedy ill give it a 9 =]
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Quirky and original   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by babel
April 20th, 2007, 9:55am
This is one of those mangas which is somewhat more than it appears at first. It has a cute set of characters (beautifully drawn) and is overall a 'slice of life' manga, with a good dose of gentle humour, but it also has some dark and interesting undertones. Recommended.
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Masterpiece   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by iFot
March 28th, 2007, 8:35am
Pure and innocent, just like fairy tale. Personal best.
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I don't think so   
Rating: N/A
by Sniperk
November 8th, 2005, 8:20pm
The anime it was quite well done, and I gotta say that I got to know Mahoraba from there, but as it happens in various animes, it lacks a good closure. Since the anime was finished BEFORE the manga ended, then it was expected. The manga still has some storyline to get done, and I think it is quite noticeable that the manga storyline is better and the all the charachters, including the side-charachters are more well developed than the anime.
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Anime better by quite a bit.   
Rating: N/A
by Ladholyman
November 8th, 2005, 7:10pm
Still a very solid manga, but Shiratori wears weak-sauce cloaks that look too fugly and girly. Wait, he has no testicles to start with anyways. The other characters save his lack of manliness.
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Awesome   
Rating: N/A
by Rurrouni
July 12th, 2005, 8:41pm
Overall I think it's a great series. Extremely funny for people who can appreciate the kind of humor used. Shiratori is the main problem with the story, I know he's supposed to be caring and what not but he has no manily features at all from what I've seen. Some jokes are used to much throughtout. Overall a good read though.
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