Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (Japanese: アベノ橋魔法☆商店街, Hepburn: Abenobashi Mahō Shōtengai) is a Japanese anime television series created by Gainax, with animation produced by Gainax and Madhouse, and directed by Hiroyuki Yamaga. It was broadcast for thirteen episodes on Kids Station from April to June 2002. The series was licensed for English release in North America by ADV Films.

Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi
North American DVD cover of the complete series
(Abenobashi Mahō Shōtengai)
Created byGainax
Written bySatoru Akahori
Illustrated byRyūsei Deguchi
Published byKodansha
English publisher
MagazineMonthly Magazine Z
Original runSeptember 2001August 2002
Manga Abenobashi Mahō ☆ Shōtengai
Written byKenji Tsuruta
Published byKodansha
MagazineMonthly Afternoon
Original runSeptember 2001May 2002
Anime television series
Directed by
Produced by
  • Hiroyuki Yamaga
  • Masafumi Fukui
  • Taiji Suinou
  • Toshimichi Ootsuki
Written by
  • Hiroyuki Yamaga
  • Satoru Akahori
Music byShirō Sagisu
Licensed by
Original networkKids Station, Sun TV, KBS, tvk, TV Saitama
English network
Original run April 4, 2002 June 27, 2002
Episodes13 (List of episodes)
 Anime and manga portal

A manga adaptation, authored by Satoru Akahori and illustrated by Ryūsei Deguchi, was serialized in Kodansha's seinen manga magazine Monthly Magazine Z from September 2001 to August 2002, with its chapters collected in two tankōbon volumes. It was licensed for English release in North America by Tokyopop. Another manga by Kenji Tsuruta, titled Manga Abenobashi Mahō ☆ Shōtengai, was serialized in Kodansha's Monthly Afternoon from September 2001 to May 2002.

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