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Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru

Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru

Alternative Titles

English: And Yet The Town Moves
Synonyms: SoreMachi
Japanese: それでも町は廻っている


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2010 to Dec 24, 2010
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Popularity: #1297
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Hotori Arashiyama loves mysteries, but there's one she just can't solve: why does the solution to one problem inevitably seem to lead to another? Like how when Hotori has to start working at the Seaside Maid Cafe after school to pay off a debt and her friend Toshiko fortunately knows exactly how a Maid Cafe should be run. Which is fortunate since Hotori has no clue. Except that, unfortunately, Toshiko has no interest in working at the cafe—until she discovers that Hotori's childhood friend Hiroyuki is a regular. Which SEEMS fortunate. Except that Hotori doesn't know that, while Toshiko likes Hiroyuki, Hiroyuki secretly likes Hotori, while Hotori secretly has a crush on... No, no more spoilers!

But if that's not enough drama, there's work, angst with a certain math teacher, table tennis between her classmates, her younger brother versus the school's bad girl... And yet, even though everything seems like it's going to crash at any moment, somehow Hotori's life keeps going hilariously forward.

(Source: Sentai Filmworks)

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Adaptation: Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru

Characters & Voice Actors

Arashiyama, Hotori
Arashiyama, Hotori
Omigawa, Chiaki
Omigawa, Chiaki
Isohata, Uki
Isohata, Uki
Sakurai, Takahiro
Sakurai, Takahiro
Kon, Futaba
Kon, Futaba
Yazawa, Rieka
Yazawa, Rieka
Sanada, Hiroyuki
Sanada, Hiroyuki
Irino, Miyu
Irino, Miyu


Nakamura, Shinichi
Ooshima, Miku
Assistant Producer, Script
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Kameyama, Toshiki
Sound Director

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Dec 24, 2010
To be honest, I didn't know what to expect from this adaption. I was familiar with the source material, but since the production was in the hands of Shaft, yeah. For the unitiated: If Japan's anime industry was a party, and the studios were the invited, Shaft would be the high guy smoking joints on your favourite couch while eating all your snacks. They're just completely unpredictable. Some times they'll create excellent animation and sharply delivered dialogue, other times they'll churn out something that looks more like a slideshow and the boring, endless monologues which are associated with them.

I was pleasantly surprised.

The plot of read more
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Dec 27, 2010
'Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru (The World Still Turns)' is about a dull maid café in a small shopping district, and the daily lives of its employees and customers.
It sounds like just another slice-of-life comedy, but it is one of the most thought-provoking comedy series I've ever encountered.
The town is a microcosm of the world. Conversely, 'SoreMachi' attempts to explain the way things work by studying the lives of ordinary citizens in an ordinary town.

The protagonist of the show is Arashiyama Hotori, a carefree, clumsy, and air-headed, yet very proactive girl who works in the maid café. Her irresponsible and unpredictable actions gets her into all read more
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Oct 22, 2010
This my first review, hope you like it.

So, here we go.


Story is about a clumsy girl named Arashiyama Hotori who can get into trouble so easily. She's working at a maid café run by an old lady. I said it's a maid café but actually it's not like one of them. The first employee Hotori, has got no idea about what's a maid like. In one day her best friend Tatsuno finds out about her job. And guess what? Tatsuno really loves maids and maid café things. That's why she can't stand Hotori's clumsiness about being a maid. So Tatsuno's starting to read more
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Jul 16, 2011
It's no secret that Akiyuki Shinbou and the usual suspects at SHAFT productions tend to produce avaunt-garde shows with weird intros, strange camera angles, odd positioning, and artsy flares. Yet, even amongst the veritable flood of Shaft shows (actually, all anime in general), Soremachi stands out. It has become a rare example of when good source material meets good animation production. Everything from the loosely connected story-line, to the elegantly constructed setting, to the personalities and interconnections between all the characters spin perfectly into one gem of an anime.

People often argue that a "good" anime must have a "good" story; such an all-encompassing statement is read more
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Same random-ness and comedy style, both feature life of workers in a café. 
reportRecommended by Galatea
Similar randomness & comedy. Similar fluid animation. 
reportRecommended by xjason
-Both girls work in a store in the shopping district
-Both girls are optimistic and happy
-In both stories there's a guy that likes them but can't muster up the nerve to say so
Soredmo Machi the form a band and in Tamako market they cheer with batons.
Both girls also seem drawn to interesting and troublesome events.
Both really cute stories 
reportRecommended by nekonapping
Both are great comedies that rely on rather random stories to provide humor. Characters drive both shows with magnificent displays of stupidity at the most unfortunate times. If you feel like getting away from all the overly perverted jokes that are now saturating the air waves, check these out. 
reportRecommended by DarkZar
Two comedy animes that can be referred to slice of life genres, both animes happen mostly in the cafes their working... Both animes seem to get their punch lines mostly on the worker's "unusual" sides too... If you like that format of comedy of Working, then you might also have fun watching Soredemo... 
reportRecommended by nightmaresag
Both series have the same sense of random humor and the same pacing. Also both are slice of life. 
reportRecommended by Hopey-Chii

Opening Theme

"DOWN TOWN" by Maaya Sakamoto

Ending Theme

"Maids Sanjou! (メイズ参上!)" by Maids

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