The recent Maoyu anime insisted that "no one in this world dislikes maids." Be that as it may, the fantasy economics show might have something to say about the last decade's proliferation of maid cafes. Sankei Shimbun certainly did, publishing a report titled “Why Are Maid Cafes Unprofitable? Over Half Have Closed in Akihabara in 10 Years” about the business' pit falls. Get a look after the jump.
Following the last year's competition, the final round of the third Akihabara Moe Queen Contest was held at Akihabara UDX on January 12th. The winner chosen from 12 finalists was 17-year-old "Airi," who is working for AKIHABARA MUSIC CAFE＆BAR 441, one of the famous maid cafes in the area. Check the video of the contest after the jump!
In addition to the friendly, normal, welcoming maids at the Akihabara Culture Cafe Schatzkiste, clientele were either surprised or delighted this weekend to find a pair of zombies serving during the "Maid of the Dead III" event. Check them out plus the zombie-themed food items after the break!
Oneka and Joe Samet say that with the closure of the directly named Maid Cafe in Culver City, California, their recently launched Chou Anime Cafe is now the only brick and mortar maid cafe operating in the United States. The Detroit News ran a profile of the local moe eatery this weekend. See what they had to say after the jump.
The declining number of young blood donors has been a serious problem in Japan. So, what kind of service can attract young Japanese the most? Of course maid cafe! Japan Red Cross has turned a blood donation room in Fukuyama-city, Hiroshima, into a maid cafe for two days only on February 13 and 14. Hit the jump for more details.