Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
SoreMachi: And Yet the Town Moves
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Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru

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Synonyms: SoreMachi
Japanese: それでも町は廻っている
English: SoreMachi: And Yet the Town Moves
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 16
Chapters: 130
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 30, 2005 to Oct 28, 2016
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Slice of Life Slice of Life
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Young King OURs
Authors: Ishiguro, Masakazu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.211 (scored by 22252,225 users)
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Ranked: #4342
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Popularity: #2138
Members: 9,337
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Hotori Arashiyama is an average high school girl; that is, if the definition of "average" includes having an obsession with detective novels and working at a maid cafe to pay off an enormous debt incurred from years of eating "free" curry. Whenever she is not working, she can be seen hanging out with her friends, taking care of her younger siblings, or annoying her math teacher. However, while she lives the fairly run-of-the-mill life of a teenager, she is no stranger to the paranormal and unexplained.

Sprinkled in with Hotori's everyday antics are occasional run-ins with the supernatural—including taking an unexpected tour of Heaven, discovering a ray gun that creates giant holes, and accidentally interfering in a dispute between some aliens. In addition, she tends to spontaneously investigate cases that strike her fancy, like uncovering the true purpose of some paintings left in a will, identifying a strange man walking the hospital grounds, and going on a treasure hunt in a far-off village.

Hotori manages to find herself in the middle of some strange circumstances, and yet the town moves on in spite of the oddity of it all.

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Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru won the Excellence Award in the Manga Division at the 17th Japan Media Arts Festival in 2013. In 2018, the manga was also awarded the Seiun Award for Best Comic, and ranked 20th in the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! for the Male Readers division.

The series was published digitally in English as And Yet, The Town Moves by Crunchyroll. It was also published as SoreMachi: And Yet the Town Moves by Shonen Gahosha through Manga Planet from May 20, 2020, to May 26, 2021. The manga was released in Chinese by Ever Glory Publishing Co., Ltd. from October 18, 2006, and November 13, 2020; and in Italian as Eppur... la città si muove! by GP Publishing from June 23, 2012, to October 20, 2012—with the company only publishing the first three volumes.

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Jan 4, 2017
This manga deserves more reviews, and so I am writing one.

The synopsis gives a good description of the events at the beginning- the first 2, 3 chapters. I will be clear that this is not a romance manga and there will be no resolution to any love stories. I wish it was not so, but things stay exactly the same at the end as they were in the beginning- apart from Hotori moving to her 3rd year of high school and one of her seniors (Kon-senpai) graduating.

The characters are where the real charm of SoreMachi lies. You have the Arashiyama family, the 3 regulars to ...
Jul 3, 2021
There's something really special about Soremachi as a manga that really gets me. A manga from the talented Masakazu Ishiguro, it has gone pretty much unnoticed among the Western community but has gotten critically great reception and awards from Japan, winning the Excellence award for the Japanese Media Arts Festival in 2015 and amazingly, the best scifi manga in the Seiun Awards.

People say slice of life as a series can get boring over time but Soremachi has proved that wrong time and time again. In Soremachi, you follow the charismatic and bumbling but lovable fool of a character in Hotori Arashiyama - a high ...
Mar 16, 2021
It's no less than amazing. I've already written a review for the anime adaptation of this work, so I'll keep it short.

While I do admit that Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru's anime adaptation is better than the manga, it's still one of the funniest mangas I have read. The artstyle is just perfect. I really like all the facial expressions, movements, and paneling that this manga has, and it really elevates it. I really can't read ugly looking manga, and a lot of comedy/4 Komas tend to be lacking in detail (D-Frag) and just end up looking like a rough draft. This manga has such a ...

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