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lupercal's Review of Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi

rated it: posted: Sep 28, 2007
Reviews: 517 | KF Animation Editor
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Really enjoyed this, though I'm not sure if I saw the last episode. The protagonists are shuttled from one ludicrous plane of existence to another as they try to get home. Each is a parody of a genre of some kind. Refreshingly, not all of them are parodies of other anime genres (I wonder if anyone has done an anime parody of an anime parody?) - for example one of the early episodes is a send-up of the old dice-rolling Dungeons and Dragons type game. Another parodies US film noir.

This is about my preferred level of idiocy, eschewing the need of an encylopedic knowledge of anime or machine-gun pace lost-in-translation jokes.