Abenobashi Mahou Shotengai

Japanese name: Abenobashi Mahou Shotengai
Japanese name: アベノ橋魔法☆商店街
English name: Abenobashi Magical Shopping Street; Magical Shopping Street Abenobashi; Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
Italian name: Abenobashi - Il quartiere commerciale di magia
Dates: April 4, 2002-June 29, 2002
February 8, 2005-February 16, 2005 (United States)
June 28, 2005 (Italy)
Broadcast time: Thursday, 22:00-22:30 (10:00-10:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 13
Animation Studio: Madhouse
Production Company: Gainax
Broadcaster: Kids Station
TechTV (United States)
MTV (Italy)
Creator(s): Gainax staff
Series Director: Masayuki Kojima, Hiroyuki Yamaga
Episode Director(s):
Producer(s): Toshimichi Ohtsuki (King Records), Hiroyuki Yamaga (Gainax), Masafumi Fukui (Imagica), Yasuharu Suido (Dentsu)
Planning: Satoru Akahori (series composition), Hiroyuki Yamaga (series composition)
Writer(s): Hiroyuki Yamaga, Satoru Akahori, Jukki Hanada
Art Director: Hiroshi Katoh
Character Designer(s): Sadafumi Hiramatsu, Takeshi Takakura (mecha)
Animator(s): Tadashi Hiramatsu (director)
Music: Shiro Sagisu
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Tomo Saeki (Satoshi Imamiya), Yuki Matsuoka (Asahina Arumi)
Genre(s): comedy, science fiction, transdimensional travel, modern life, city development, children
Home Video
United States: DVD (ADV Films, DMSS 001-004)
Note(s): To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Abenobashi Mahou Shotengai go to the Chronology of Animation.
Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

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Last update: September 6, 2008
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