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Old 2007-03-18, 02:01   Link #61
Vexx
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Maid cafes have been around for years in Japan (at least ever since cafe owners figured out otaku have money). They're kind of silly, to be honest, and I'd be a bit surprised if they caught on in North America outside of a few areas. They remind me of that Disney 50's home cooking restaurant where you're served by "Mom" (older lady dressed period style) who cajoles you if you don't clean your plate or use your napkin and compliments you on your manners. Not really sexy.. just quaint (let me pour that, bozo-sama!)

I think it'd be cuter and stay more novel if they dressed as various anime characters... but then that would be a higher operational cost. Unfortunately, you're in a cafe with a bunch of people of the type you try to avoid at a gaming store pretending not to stare at the girls ---- bleh, eh?

Hooters.... .is just lame and unimaginative. They're trying to portray themselves as a "bring the family" place now with wholesome girls who have shorts so tight they get chafe burns. wheeee... not. I get better results (and better food) just hanging out at an outdoor cafe people-watching.
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Old 2007-03-18, 03:41   Link #62
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It is a new twist, combining anime maids with cafes...

Yeah, some of the maid costumes are cute.
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Old 2007-03-19, 21:31   Link #63
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I guess those of you who haven't heard of this phenomenon before haven't watched Welcome to the NHK, either. Episode 4 is essentially a guided tour of Akihabara and otakudom, with a visit to a maid cafe among the stops:



I don't recall the floor being mirrored in this scene, however. I guess they'd only show something like that in hentai.
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Old 2007-03-19, 22:00   Link #64
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I guess those of you who haven't heard of this phenomenon before haven't watched Welcome to the NHK, either. Episode 4 is essentially a guided tour of Akihabara and otakudom, with a visit to a maid cafe among the stops:
Yeah, too bad they forgot to wake up the key animators when doing that episode ><
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Old 2007-03-20, 03:18   Link #65
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Been to a maid cafe before, its just that the waitress staff wear maid outfits and talk differently.

Now the customers, that was worth going to see. Half were people coming for the novelty, lots of couples. The other half were disturbing social dropouts, including the guy next to us who sat and read porn while staring and drooling everytime a maid walked past.

We left after that. Quickly.
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