English: Abenobashi Magical Shopping District
Synonyms: Abenobashi Magic Shopping District, Abenobashi Mahoh Shotengai, Magical Shopping Street Abenobashi, Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
Aired: Apr 4, 2002 to Jun 27, 2002
Studios: Gainax, Madhouse
Genres: Comedy, Ecchi, Fantasy, Parody
Rating: R+ – Mild Nudity
MAL: Abenobashi Mahou☆Shoutengai (Abenobashi Magical Shopping District)
Childhood friends Arumi and Sasshi are residents of the Abenobashi commercial district in Abeno-ku, Osaka. After an accident, they find themselves transported to an alternate sword and sorcery world. Their attempt to get back to reality finds them traversing a series of nonsensical worlds built on science fiction, war, fantasy, dating sim games and American movies. Each alternate Abenobashi is a surreal manifestation of Sasshi’s otaku interests, populated by analogs of the protagonist’s relatives and acquaintances and a blue-haired stranger known as Eutus.