Abenobashi: Magical Shopping Arcade (manga)

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[ serialized in [Magazine Z], adapted from Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (TV) ]

Alternative title:
Abenobashi Mahō Shōtengai (Japanese)
Abenobashi: Il quartiere commerciale di magia (Italian)
Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
アベノ橋魔法商店街 (Japanese)
Themes: parody
Plot Summary: 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.
User Ratings: 80 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 2 votes (Eng:2)
 Excellent: 7 votes (Eng:4, dub:2, edit.dub:1)
 Very good: 21 votes (Eng:8, dub:8, sub:5)
 Good: 16 votes (Eng:9, dub:3, sub:3, raw:1)
 Decent: 10 votes (Eng:8, sub:2)
 So-so: 9 votes (Eng:8, sub:1)
 Not really good: 6 votes (Eng:2, sub:2, dub:2)
 Weak: 5 votes (Eng:5)
 Bad: 4 votes (sub:2, ?:1, Eng:1)
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 213 users, rank: #388 (of 4374)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.438 (Decent+), std. dev.: 2.0053, rank: #3421 (of 4392)
Weighted mean: 6.376 (Decent+), rank: #3392 (of 4392) (seen all: 6.54 / seen some: 6.38 / won't finish: 3.23)
Bayesian estimate: 6.444 (Decent+), rank: #2520 (of 2757)
Number of tankoubon: 2
Number of pages: 208
Vintage: 2001
Release dates: We have 4
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Graphic novel
    Abenobashi: Magical Shopping Arcade (GN 1) 2004-08-10 (from $7.49)
    Abenobashi: Magical Shopping Arcade (GN 2) 2004-11-09 (from $7.49)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
(none)
Japanese companies
Original Creator: GAINAX
Publisher: Kodansha
English staff
English cast
Art Director: Matt Alford
Translation: Beni Axia Hirayama

Adaptation: Jamie S. Rich
Copy Editing:
Hope Donovan (vol.1)
Suzanne Waldman (vol.2)
Cover Design: Raymond Makowski
Digital Imaging Manager: Chris Buford
Editing: Paul Morrissey
Managing Editor: Jill Freshney
Pre-Press Manager: Antonio DePietro
Production Artist:
James Dashiell (vol.1)
John Lo (vol.1)
Vicente Rivera Jr (vol.2)
Production manager:
Jennifer Miller
Mutsumi Miyazaki
Retouch & Lettering:
Abelardo Bigting (vol.1)
Deron Bennett (vol.2)
Haruko Furukawa (vol.1)
Yoohae Yang (vol.1)
VP of Production: Ron Klamert
(none)
English companies
Licensed by: TOKYOPOP
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