‘Akiba Maid War’ is dark “girls with guns” comedy anime that was released in October 2022 for a run of twelve episodes. It was produced by Cygames and P.A. Works with Sōichi Masui working as the director. Sentai Filmworks acquired the license for a North American release, streaming to the HiDive app. They have now announced that they release an English dub version of the series on January 14, 2023.
HiDive revealed the cast on their website:
- Nagomi Wahira – Alyssa Marek
- Ranko Mannen – Chaney Moore
- Yumechi – Cat Thomas
- Shiipon – Christina Kelly
- Manager – Teresa Zimmerman
Joey Goubeaud will work on the project as the ADR director with Marta Bechtol handling the ADR scripts.
You can watch the trailer below:
MyAnimeList describes the synopsis as follows,
“The innocent Nagomi Wahira has always admired the cute girls serving at maid cafes. Hoping to fulfill her dream of becoming one, she moves to Akihabara to work at the maid cafe Ton Tokoton.
Nagomi’s first day seems completely normal—until she has to run an “errand” at a rival maid cafe along with her fellow recruit, the mature Ranko Mannen. There, things quickly go south, and Nagomi soon gets her first taste of Akihabara’s violent maid wars. As she watches Ranko calmly battle her way through a horde of gun- and knife-wielding maids, Nagomi realizes that maid cafes are drastically unlike what she had envisioned.
While struggling to reconcile her expectations with the harsh reality she finds herself in, Nagomi searches for the enjoyment she once saw in the lives of maids.”
The show’s music was handled by Yoshihiro Ike and Yoshihiro Hiki worked on the anime as the writer.
Crunchyroll has the rights to the show in Europe.
A stage play version of the anime has been announced. It will run in Tokyo until September 2023.