On October 2, 2022, Studios Cygames (Zombie Land Saga) and PA Works (Ya Boy Kongming!) released a new trailer for their upcoming Japanese original anime TV series Akiba Maid War.
The new trailer focuses on the main heroine Nagomi. Her dream is to become a cute maid and work in a maid cafe in Akihabara.
Akiba Maid War Episode 1 will premiere on October 7, 2022 on Tokyo MX, Sun TV, BS11 and KBS Kyoto in Japan. It will also be available to stream on HIDIVE in October 2022 as part of the Fall 2022 simulcast lineup.
The home video release of Akiba Maid War will be available from Sentai Filmworks.
You can watch the latest trailer on Cygame’s official YouTube channel here:
The trailer begins with the feisty Nagomi introducing herself: “Hi, I’m Nagomi and I’m 17 years old! My dream is to become a cute maid and work in a maid cafe in otaku paradise called Akihabara. Mother, father, I hope I make you proud. I have cool senpai (senior employees) that I look up to. I want to hurry up and become an amazing maid! Do you think this maid outfit looks cute on me?”
What is the plot of Akiba Maid War?
The story takes place in Akihabara – an urban area surrounding Akihabara Station in the Chiyoda ward of Tokyo, Japan. Akihabara is the center of modern Japanese pop culture and a major shopping district for video games, anime, manga, electronics, and computer goods.
Characters from popular anime and manga are prominently displayed in the area’s shops, and numerous maid cafes and a few arcades can be found throughout the district. Akihabara is also a popular spot for cosplayers who roam around dressed up as their favorite anime or manga characters or dress up in gothic lolita fashion.
The story revolves around a 17-year-old Japanese girl named Wahira Nagomi who decides to move to Akihabara, which she believes is the center of the universe for the coolest hobbies and quirkiest amusements, in order to make her dream Maid Café a reality. The year is 1999, when maid cafes were at the peak of their popularity and the competition was fierce – almost deadly.
Nagomi is lucky enough to get a quick job at the Ton Tokoton Café, also known as “Pig Hut”. Initially she is full of enthusiasm and hope to achieve her dream, but adjusting to life in busy Akihabara is not as easy as serving tea and keeping customers happy.
Along with her colleague “dour Ranko”, who never seems to smile, Nagomi must do her best to elevate the Pig Hut above all other maid cafés fighting for the top spot in Akihabara. Amidst the hubbub and thrills of life in the Pig Hut, Nagomi slowly carves her way into their ranks, but her new life as a maid isn’t all moonlight and roses as she discovers all is not well amidst the maid cafes of Akihabara.
On August 25, 2022, the first trailer for Akiba Maid War was released and can be viewed here:
Who are the members of the production team?
Akiba Maid War production team members include:
- Director – Masui Souichi (Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai)
- Animation – PA Works
- Producer – Cygames
- Chief Animation Director and Character Designer – Nii Manabu (Kakegurui Twin, The Day I Became a God)
- Screenwriter – Norihiko Hiki
- Music Composer – Yoshihiro Ike
Who are the main characters?
Akiba Maid War cast members include:
- Kondo Reina (Eta in The Eminence in Shadow and Ryo Shinonome in Cinderella Nine) – Nagomi Wahira
- Sato Rina (Senjumaru Shutara in Bleach: Thousand-Year Blood War and Kaede Kagayama in Non Biyori) – Ranko Mannen
Additional cast members will be announced shortly.
Are you looking forward to the anime Akiba Maid War? Do you think the maid outfit is cute on Nagomi? What secrets do you think lurk among the competing maid cafes in Akihabara? I think the real question is, “Is the panda real or a man in a suit?” Let us know in the comments section below!