Moé USA 1: Maid In Japan
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So many costumes, so little cash...
Meet Patty and Ruby, two fun-loving, all-American teenagers who love dressing up as their favorite manga characters. Their passion for cosplay takes them to Japan, where they plan to buy professionally made costumes ... until they see the exorbitant price tags. So, they do what any sensible cosplayer would do — they take part-time jobs at an Akihabara maid cafe!
It's Patty and Ruby, at your service...
Their first day on the job is, naturally, a disaster. It's bad enough that the cafe's top maid — the heartless, conniving Sayuri — wants to make their lives miserable. But they also thoroughly embarrass themselves in front of the cafe's otaku customers, who have the power to make or break a maid's career. Just when all hope seems lost, though, they find a pair of magical maid uniforms that change their lives forever...
Moé USA is an exciting original manga by award-winning artist Atsuhisa Okura, past recipient of the prestigious Kondansha and Shueisha prizes for Best New Manga Artist and illustrator of the award-winning article "Manga Conquers America" for WIRED magazine. Okura breaks new ground in the classic "magical girl" manga genre by introducing overseas readers to the world of "moé" (pronounced "moh-ay"), where impossibly cute cosplayers and their otaku fans bring Japan's popular maid cafe culture to life!