And Yet the Town Moves Manga Hints at Possible Ending in 4 Chapters
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The official website of publisher Shonengahosha previewed the front cover of the September issue of its Young King Ours magazine on Friday. The cover hints that Masakazu Ishiguro's And Yet the Town Moves (Sore de mo Machi wa Mawatteiru) manga will end in four chapters.
The message is located on the cover art, on the towel that character Hotori Arashiyama is holding. By replacing all the red letters one letter back in alphabetical order, and all blue letters one letter forward, the text will read "four episodes left until the end."
The comedy manga's story centers around Seaside, a slightly odd maid tea shop (kissa) in an otherwise ordinary shopping district of a mundane neighborhood in Tokyo. (Despite the addition of maids, Seaside is a traditional kissa, instead of one of the maid cafés made popular elsewhere.) Hotori Arashiyama works at Seaside and daydreams about being a high school girl detective. She, the other workers, and Seaside's few customers have various slice-of-life adventures.
Ishiguro launched the manga in Young King Ours in 2005. Shonengahosha published the manga's 15th compiled book volume on April 30. The defunct online manga service JManga once carried the manga, but now Crunchyroll is simultaneously publishing the manga digitally in English. The manga inspired a television anime that premiered in Japan in October 2010, and Sentai Filmworks released the series on DVD in 2012, and on Blu-ray Disc on June 21.