Manga: Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru

From left to right, Hotori, Kon, Sanada, Toshiko and Uki the Head Maid. Haribara and Moriaki-sensei missing.

"Even the most grand and luxurious of cafes are nothing but empty shacks if they don't provide what the customer seeks."

Seaside Maid Cafe in the Maruko Shopping District at first glance seems normal. Maybe too normal; except for its waitresses wearing maid uniforms, it's a regular coffee shop (it doesn't even serve tea). But its staff is rather odd: Hotori Arashiyama aspires to be a detective, Toshiko Tatsuno is a perfectionist, and Uki, the owner, is an old woman with an unusual voice.

Business is slow, too: three regular customers from the neighbourhood, Hotori and Toshiko's classmates Hiroyuki Sanada and Harue Haribara, and their sempai Futaba Kon are apparently the only clients of the joint. But worry not: Hilarity Ensues.

How many Slice of Life shows feature Special Guest appearances by Egyptian gods?

Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru, (Yet the Town Keeps Going), is a Manga written and illustrated by Masakazu Ishiguro. Seven bound volumes have been released in Japan as of April 2010. The anime adaption by Studio Shaft was aired on the Fall Season of 2010.


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