Mahoraba (まほらば) is a manga series by Akira Kojima, which was later adapted into an anime. It was serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Gangan WING manga magazine between January 2000 and July 2006, spanning a total of 12 tankōbon volumes.
The anime adaptation, entitled Mahoraba 〜Heartful days (まほらば〜Heartful days), was produced by J.C.Staff, premiered across TV Tokyo on January 10, 2005, and ended on June 26, 2005, spanning a total of 26 episodes.
Shiratori Ryushi wants to become a children's picture book writer, and he moves to an apartment, Narutaki-Sou (Narutaki Villa), in order to go to an art school in Tokyo. Narutaki-Sou is an old Japanese style one-story house which doesn't fit in urban scenery. The complex is owned by his mother's cousin and the manager of the apartment is his second cousin, Aoba Kozue. They met each other when they were children, although Shiratori doesn't remember much of it. Kozue is in the second grade of a high school attached to Aoba Junior College.
There are seven residents of Narutaki-Sou. The first, Chanohata Tamami, lives in room #1 and she is Kozue's childhood friend and best friend. Shiratori Ryushi, the main character of the series, resides in room #2. In room #3 resides Momono Megumi, a person who goes her own way in life. Kurosaki Sayoko and her daughter Asami, who is in the first grade of middle school, live in room #5. Finally, in room #6, Haibara Yukio lives with his puppet Johnny.
Narutaki-Sou is filled with characteristic and eccentric people. However, the most eccentric person is Kozue herself. She has a secret of which even she does not know; when she is shocked at something, her personality changes. Not knowing this, Ryushi moves to Narutaki-Sou to realize his dream.
Daiji DA.I.JI (Yuria)
Boku no Speed de (Chihiro Yonekura)
- Kozue Aoba
Voice by Satomi Arai (Japanese) Hayden Daviau (English)
- Ryushi Shiratori
Voice by Ryōko Shiraishi (Japanese) TBA (English)
- Megumi Momono
Voiced by Masumi Asano (Japanese) TBA (English)
- Tamami Chanohata
Voice by Yui Horie (Japanese) Avery Smithhart (English)
- Asami Kurosaki
Voice by Umi Tenjin (Japanese) Monica Rial (English)
- Sayoko Kurosaki
Voiced by Mioko Fujiwara (Japanese) Cindy Robinson (English)
- Yukio Haibara
Voice by Kenyuu Horiuchi (Japanese) TBA (English)
- Satsuki Matsuba
Voice by Akeno Watanabe (Japanese)
- Yu Minazuki
Voice by Kotono Mitsuishi (Japanese)
- Mahiru Minazuki
Voice by Ami Koshimizu (Japanese)
- Risona Aizawa
Voice by Riko Moriyama (Japanese)
- Hwang Yo Lee
Voice by Yuki Matsuoka (Japanese)
- Mizuho Amane
Voice by Nozomi Masu (Japanese)
- Sakura Utsugi
Voice by Yuka Inokuchi (Japanese)
- Hiro Utsugi
Voice by Sayaka Kinoshita (Japanese)
- Ayano Suzuhara
Voice by Sayaka Ohara (Japanese)
- Erika Vermilion
Voice by Shizuka Itou (Japanese)