Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru


And Yet the Town Moves

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Synonyms: SoreMachi
Japanese: それでも町は廻っている
English: And Yet the Town Moves
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 8, 2010 to Dec 24, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2010
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:55 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Shaft
Source: Manga
Genre: Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: WorkplaceWorkplace
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.451 (scored by 2286022,860 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #20492
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2739
Members: 64,503
Favorites: 259

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Synopsis

Seaside Cafe is hardly what comes to mind when one thinks of a maid cafe. Hastily rebranded to jump in on the maid trend, Seaside Cafe carries no tea, offers very little in the way of service, and only gets customers from the local shopping district. Despite the cafe's humble offerings, this is where Hotori Arashiyama chooses to secretly work after school.

Balancing high school, work, family, and a love life can be difficult, and Hotori manages to stumble through without the slightest bit of grace. With the help of her friends and family, she tries to navigate her way through the wild world of adolescence where barely anything normal occurs.

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"DOWN TOWN" by Maaya Sakamoto




Reviews

Oct 10, 2023
SoreMachi taught me that an electric bass, a drum set, a violin, and an accordion go surprisingly well in a band together.
I wasn't impressed at the start, with the pretty basic SHAFT comedy setup and multiple characters having deliberately unappealing designs, but the more I watched the more I appreciated how charming and loveable SoreMachi is. Compared to shows like Paniponi Dash or Maria Holic, it's much more restrained and doesn't have many references, but it's still goofy and rowdy compared to something like Hidamari Sketch. And the closer you get to the end, the more the show will surprise you with unexpectedly touching ...
Nov 13, 2019
Mixed Feelings
The best way to enjoy this anime is to be a fan of either SHAFT shows or a fan of wachy episodic comedies. If for example you demand a story with a plot, evolving characters, or artsy visuals ain’t your thing, then you better not head this way.

As far as SHAFT works go, this one seems to look a lot better, with a lot more actual animation and a lot less bizarre imagery and real life photographs that border hollowed pretentious nonsense. The camera does all sorts of motions and the sequence of scene transition is almost frenetic, while occasionally zooming in to cute faces ...
May 25, 2023
The best way to enjoy this anime is to be a fan of either [b] SHAFT [/b] shows or a fan of wacky episodic comedies. If for example you demand a story with a plot, evolving characters, or artsy visuals ain’t your thing, then you better not head this way.

As far as SHAFT works go, this one’s on the better half of what they have made, with a lot more actual animation, a lot less bizarre imagery and real life photographs for some pretentious nonsense symbolism. The camera does all sorts of motions and the sequence of scene transition is almost frenetic, while occasionally ...

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