Abenobashi Mahou Shotengai
Description: The story is set essentially "here and now", in Osaka, during a hot summer in which two 6th grade friends, Arumi and Satoshi, who is called Sasshi, are killing time. Arumi lives with her father and grandfather above the little restaurant known as the Pelican that they run in the Abenobashi covered shopping street in a working class part of Osaka. Satoshi lives with his family in a small apartment in a cookie-cutter high rise apartment building near by. Arumi and Satoshi hear stories about the ceramic pelican that sits as a mascot of sorts on top of the roof of Arumi's restaurant - supposedly it has some magic powers that are related to the neighborhood temple.
Details: 4 Movie discs w/English subtitles. Full series, episodes 1-13.