Sentai Filmworks is doing a little new promotion for one of their older titles that I figured would be going out of print soon with Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru, aka And Yet the Town Moves. The 2010 series has had a trailer for it brought onto Sentai’s channel with a new end-card that highlights that it’s available on both DVD and Blu-ray. The show is still available for purchase and is currently streaming on HIDIVE.
Sentai Filmworks picked up the show and released it back in 2012 in subtitled-only DVD form and a Blu-ray in 2016.
Check out our review of the series.
Based on the manga of the same name by Masakazu Ishiguro which began in 2005 and has just under ten volumes to its name after still going six years later, And Yet The Town Moves is a twelve episode series aimed at the seinen market and animated by Shaft. The show is one that largely plays with the usual slice of life elements that we see in many series dealing with high school girls, though the school focus itself is kept fairly minimal, but it also brings in a few outlandish elements as well. When your final episode deals with the lead character going to purgatory to await her assignment in heaven after dying, well, it knows how to go into weird areas when you least expect it and generate some amusement.
Plot concept: Hotori has to start working at the Seaside Maid Cafe after school. However, she doesn’t understand how a Maid Cafe should be run. Even though everything seems like it’s going to crash at any moment, somehow Hotori’s life keeps going hilariously forward.