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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.

Plot

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.

Opening

Daiji DA.I.JI (Yuria)

Ending

Boku no Speed de (Chihiro Yonekura)

Characters

  • 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)

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