Masakazu Ishiguro's And Yet the Town Moves Manga Ends
posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
The December issue of Shonengahosha's Young King Ours magazine published the final chapter of Masakazu Ishiguro's And Yet the Town Moves (Soredemo Machi wa Mawatteiru) manga on Friday. Ishiguro serialized the manga for 11 years.
The front cover of the magazine's September issue previously hinted in July that the manga would end in "four episodes."
The manga's 16th and final compiled book volume is slated for spring 2017.
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.
Source: The Mainichi Shimbun's Mantan Web