Mahoraba -Heartful Days-

Title:Mahoraba -Heartful Days-
Heartful Days
まほらば -Heartful days-
Overall:Buy
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Notables: WATANABE Akino
Shiratori Ryuji wants to become a picture book writer, and he moves to an apartment, Narutaki-So, in order to go to an art school in Tokyo. Narutaki-so is an old Japanese style one-story house which doesn’t fit in urban scenery. It is owned by the cousin of his mother, and the manager of the apartment is Aoba Kozue. She is his second cousin, and they met with each other when they were children although he doesn’t remember her much. She is in the second year of a high school attached to Aoba Junior Collage.

There are five people living in Narutaki-So. First, Chanohata Kotomi is living in the room #1. She is a best friend of Kozua. Then, the resident of the room #3 is Momono Megumi. She is a kind of person who goes her own way. In the room #5, Kurosaki Sayoko and her daughter Asami are living. Asami is in the first grade of a junior high. Finally, in the room #6, Haibara Yukio is living with his puppet, “Johnny”.



They are all characteristic and eccentric persons. However, in fact, the most eccentric person is Kozue. She has a secret; when she is shocked at something, she changes her personality. Not knowing this, Takashi moves to Narutaki-So to realize his dream. What kind of a new life will be waiting for him?

26 episodes
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Episode Details 
2, 5, 6, 7
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Buy 7 8 8 6 8 8 Dreamer [series:947#2279]
This is a cute anime. It was a fun and silly anime that really didn't amount to anything.... but somehow was still a great watch.

Art, Animation & Character Designs
The art was on the cute side.... very cute. Animation was pretty smooth as well. As for character designs.... just uber cute! All the characters had a charming, child-like appearance that really screamed cuteness. Even the voice acting was quite cute. (Let's see how many times I can say 'cute' in one review).

Music
Even the OP was on the cute side. Although it wasn't bad, It's definitely not of my taste.... just too cute for me. However, it does fit the anime quite well. As for the rest of the music, it's all pretty much alike.... cute.

Series and Episode Story
This is one charming, fun and silly anime. One of the first things that struck me about this anime is how cute all the characters are. There's plenty of silly moments, humor and cute girls in this harem. What made it more fun was how our Kozue (landlady), has multiple personalities that brings life to her character. The plot itself wasn't anything grand or amazing, but what we do have is fun and enjoyable episodes that will keep you smiling and feeling good inside.

Overall, it's a great watch for a light-hearted viewing. There's not much in terms of plot but it's a good one just for the laughs and cuteness.

Last updated Thursday, April 16 2009. Created Thursday, April 16 2009.
Unevaluated Jan-Chan [series:947#967]
Foth-Bite is having a lot of fun fansubbing this charming “fairy tale of how a prince meets a princess” (with special problems,) a story of how two teenagers get to learn about each other.


Episode 5 has just been release (as of 2/15/05), and I do want to share with you as to how charming this series appears to be. With an innocent playfulness similar to Aa! Megami-sama! TV, this series might best be considered a comedic drama. But it is the many faces of Kozue that add a strong measure of complexity to spice up the story line. I am happy that this story focuses primarily on the main characters and their relationships, without having to resort to the overt violence of the Girls Bravo series, or the teen-angst of that appears in the Futakoi series.


Shiratori Ryushi is following his childhood dream of being a children’s book artist and now, at the age of (almost) 19, he has to move to Tokyo to attend the art school that will further his career. It is to far for him to commute from home, so his mother arranges for him to move into an old-single-story apartment complex owned by her cousin. When Ryushi arrives, he is greeted by a very shy and charming apartment landlady, Aoba Kozue, the teenaged daughter of his mother’s cousin (more correctly his second cousin,) whom he does not remember ever having met. But Kozue does remember him, and talks about having spent a day with a cute young Ryushi some ten years ago. She remembers a young boy who dreamed of being a storybook artist and makes a heartfelt pledge to support him in achieving his goal.


But there are only eight apartments in the old traditional complex, and the other tenants are very interested in the new arrival, if only understand why Kozue is excited at his arrival and to warn him about Kozue’s special condition. They are all young and quirky people who consider the apartment to be their special home, and if Ryushi proves himself to be OK, then they might accept him as member of their apartment community……..


But it appears that Kozue is a princess who has many faces, (as in the Many Faces Of Eve,) and a tramatic event will prompt a change to the Kozue and bringing forth a different persona; a very different Kozue, one who does not remember having met Ryushi before and someone whom Rysushi has not yet met!


I like the fun drama of this series, and I am looking forward to the next episode.

Last updated Saturday, March 19 2005. Created Monday, January 31 2005.

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