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Soredemo Machi wa Mawatte Iru  
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Clumsy Arashiyama is a girl with a love for mysteries and a knack for getting into trouble. She works for an old lady’s lackluster maid café in a small shopping district. The cafe is largely unsuccessful in attracting customers aside from Sanada, a regular and one of Arashiyama's classmates (who has a secret crush on her). One day Arashiyama’s clever friend Tatsuno is invited to the café, and, upon seeing the miserable state of things (and Sanada, whom she has a secret crush on), decides to work there. Don’t miss the crazy antics of Arashiyama and friends, mismatched love stories, and all the hilarity that is created as a result, in Sore Machi.


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Associated Names
And Yet the Town Moves
And Yet, the Town Keeps Turning
Sore Demo Machi wa Mawatteiru
Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru
Yet the Town Turns

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Latest Release(s)
c.134-137 by Crunchyroll (6d ago)
c.133 by Crunchyroll (140d ago)
c.131-132 by Crunchyroll (144d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
15 Volumes (Ongoing)

Completely Scanlated?

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User Reviews


User Rating
Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (125 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.96 / 10.0
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Last Updated
August 31st 2016, 12:13pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Young King Ours (Shonen Gahosha)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Crunchyroll (13 Volumes - Ongoing)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #503 decreased(-39)
Monthly Pos #896 increased(+667)
3 Month Pos #2446 increased(+903)
6 Month Pos #3197 decreased(-354)

List Stats
On 788 reading lists
On 575 wish lists
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perfect comedy, I love it.   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by azure88
May 30th, 2013, 6:53pm
Okay, I know that there are people who would LOVE this who might initially dismiss it because of the "maid" costumes that appear right from the beginning. Let it be known that the maid-costumes are only present as a joke; a sea-side cafe trying to be something it's not.

I just finished reading this (I wish it were so much longer!). I absolutely loved Hotori's goofball, scatterbrained but imaginative personality. I loved the secondary characters as well, the old woman running the shop is really one of the best characters, the aggravation Hotori causes her math teacher is particularly hilarious, and the stories touching on the afterlife and the family life/connections among the townsfolk were actually deeply moving. The sense of community is touching. The characters are charming and the comedy is great. I think this work is very underrated! Go read it now!

... Last updated on May 30th, 2013, 7:02pm
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Someone should pick it up   
Rating: N/A
by Hell_Clues
February 16th, 2009, 5:03am
It's not quite dropped by the scan team, its more like their whole operation has been down for a long time. They still have the downloads up, god bless em for that.

The story itself is quite nice. slice of life, but it doesn't have that feel. Its quite funny, and you feel good. There's no negativity thus far. I'm also expecting them to not just pair couples together. I prefer it when it could go either way(or maybe with none of them), if it does something standard in this regard, that'd be okay too.

Most of the cast is likeable. And I'd love to read more.
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Its good   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by 2H
January 8th, 2007, 12:08pm
Its funny. It has that sort of humor I appreciate. embarrassed I wouldn't call this weird, more like the main char has a weird type of logic, but that is what makes this fun.
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by Any
July 27th, 2006, 10:01am
So funny so cute <3 Who cares about stor;y. The emphasis in this sort of genre isn't the story, but rather the story telling, the humor and the slice of life ish ness. XP
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weird but amusing   
Rating: N/A
by akurashy
July 26th, 2006, 9:02pm
The manga is pretty weird, I mean it have no sense of "plot" or any story behind it. (probably because not many chapters have been released sowwy D:)

well its funny in some parts lol
also love when the teacher gets pissed off at her

worth reading, the art is good
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It's not funny...   
Rating: N/A
by HuhWhat
June 28th, 2006, 2:48am
But there's some sort of sickening charm about it that makes me laugh.
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