Chapter 45 Omake – Maid」

Translator: Kriz

Editor: Forsetti

First published on Ainushi

 

 

 

『Now then, I think I’ll check out that feature on maid cafes in Akihabara that’s on now』 ← Television

「Hnnnn~…Onii-cha~n」

「Oh, it’s you. What’s up? I’m in the middle of cleaning the dishes up right now」*scrub scrub!*

「You’re not watching the maid cafe feature that’s on TV?」

「… My dear Imouto. I’m more or less listening to it. Why do you even need me to say it?」

「Eh~  Aren’t otakus like you, Onii-chan, super duperly in love with『maids』?」

「Hell no!? You, You can’t just assume that all otakus out there are into maids!」

「Heh~ Is that so?」

「… I, Imouto. Don’t you ever say that remark you just made earlier to anyone else… It’s fine since it’s me that you said it to but if you said that to others, you’ll be in trouble, got it?」

「Hmmmm~ Okay~」

「…………」

 

Did she actually get that through her head? (Andou)

 

Mmm, that’s weird. I’m pretty sure onii-chan has quite a number of 『maid related stuffs』at the bottom shelf of his bookcase? (Imouto)

 

「Anyway, Onii-chan. So you’re not going to watch the feature?」

「…………Well, I’ll tune in when I take a break after I’m done washing up …」

「What’s this? So you DO like them!」

「No, ‘course not…」

 

H, Honestly I just want to check that feature out… It’s not because I have any interest in maids! (Andou)

 

「…………」*stares*

「…………」*stares*

 

『Now then, let’s introduce today’s maid cafe,

 The name of the shop is —-「Maid Mu-min」*

 

「OUTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!」

「Uwahh! That shocked me… Onii-chan, why are you suddenly screaming?」

「Ah, no… Sorry. I don’t know why the name of the maid cafe just made me feel like it was completely out of place. That’s why it just came out… Anyway, are they sure it’s okay to go with that name? Wouldn’t people be put off by it?」

「Onii-chan, you’re weird.」

 

『Now, let’s have a look at one of the most requested dish on「Maid Mu-min’s」menu! What could possibly be the most popular dish in this maid cafe in Akihabara?』

 

「Onii-chan, it’s the popular dish on the menu! I wonder what it’s going to be?」

「Eh? It’s going to be omurice regardless right?」

 

『And the most popular dish in Maid Mu-min is…

 「Brothless Leftover Batter Kakesoba」!』

 

「「HOW!?」」

 

『The price? Just 1000 yen!』

 

「「AND IT’S THAT EXPENSIVE!?」」

 

You’re kidding!? Why is『soba』the most popular dish on the menu in a maid cafe!? Moreover it’s『kakesoba』without『the broth』!? Isn’t that just simple『soba』topped with leftover batter furikake!? (Andou)

 

「O-Onii-chan…That’s the best maid cafe at the moment in Akihabara…?」

「No, that… that’s probably a joke about the menu? There’s no way that『soba』is the most popular dish on the me–」

 

『Why, this maid cafe,「Maid Mu-min」has been around for 50 years now! Moreover, they’ve only had one item on their menu! It’s amazing as this ordinary soba with kakeage has been served for 50 years straight~』

 

「「NO WAY!?」」

 

『Now let’s hear what「Funasukin-san (shop manager)」has to say about the popular「Brothless Leftover Batter Kakesoba」dish!

 Frankly speaking, what’s the reason the「Brothless Leftover Batter Kakesoba」has been served throughout these 50 years the business has been operating?』

『Well, that’s obviously because the cost is cheap and we get high profits out of it nya~』

『Hoho! So it’s because it’s packed with love for your customers, eh~!』

 

「「DIDN’T SHE CLEARLY SAY IT’S BECAUSE OF THE『PROFITS』!」」

 

『Moreover when you place an order for a「Brothless Leftover Batter Kakesoba」at our store, the maids will draw a heart shaped mark with shichimi togarashi free of charge!』

 

「「THAT’S UNNECESSARY!」」

 

『Why, you can also choose yuzu kosho as well nya! 』

 

「「THAT’S BESIDE THE POINT!」」

 

『By the way, how long does it take for the maids learn how to make this soba?』

『Mmm, let’s see nya~』

 

「No, hang on… They definitely don’t need practice to make something like that shitty dish」

「Yeah, if it’s a dish like that, I can definitely make it…」

 

『Well, they need at least ten years of training nya!』

 

「「THAT’S UNEXPECTEDLY LONG!?」」

 

『I mean, for the first five years, a newcomer has to learn how to make the soba nya!』

 

「「LIKE AN ARTISAN!?」」

 

『Even if they excel in that, they have to train for five years to be able to knead the dough nya!』

 

「「AREN’T THEY JUST ARTISANS THEN!?」」

 

『But, if I had teach them meticulously, then it’ll only take a year for them to be able to do it nya!』

 

「「THEN WHY DON’T YOU TEACH THEM METICULOUSLY!?」」

 

『I see…That means it’s all thanks to skilled hands that the maids develop from undergoing such training that 「Maid Mu-min」is what it is today!』

 

「「AREN’T YOU JUST PUTTING A NICER SPIN ON IT!?」」

 

『Incidentally, this isn’t just the only secret of this wonderful maid cafe… What’s this!? The maids are stepping on something! It looks like they’re putting on their「Public Guerilla Foot Stomping」live on stage!』

 

「「『PUBLIC GUERILLA FOOT STOMPING?』」」

 

『Now, let’s have a look right this second at how it transpires!』

 

「O, Onii-chan… When they say stomping, they mean stepping on something from behind with their foot continuously right …」

 

「Yeah, seems like it… Hold on, wait! That doesn’t look like『udon』or『soba』they’re stomping on—-」

 

『Here’s your public guerilla foot stomping nya♪』*steps steps!*

『Ahh nngh… Thank you! Thank you! Ahhh nnnghhh!』

 

「「— THEY’RE NOT EVEN STEPPING ON『SOBA』, THEY’RE STEPPING ON THEIR『CUSTOMERS』!?」」

 

『So this wraps up our feature on the maid cafe「Maid Mu-min」~♪』

『Master, we await your return nyan!』

 

 

「You know…That’s some crazy shit we just saw, Onii-chan…」

「Yeah…If we weren’t prepared, that would have likely been the most catastrophic thing in the century…」

「…………Nee, Onii-chan」

「Hnn, what, imouto?」

「Onii-chan, you…」

「……?」

「……?」

「So if I’m a maid, you’ll be thrilled-nya~?」♪

「N-No comment…」

 


Notes:

  1. Maid Mu-min: Mu-min sounds like Moomin. A character from a cartoon designed by a Finnish-Swedish author which is very popular in Japan. https://www.moomin.com/en/

 

Free talk:

That’s pretty outrageous for a maid cafe….

 


 

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