Joining the Fall 2022 anime season is Akiba Maid War which follows the story of Nagomi Wahira, a girl who wants to become a cheerful maid. The black comedy anime is set amidst bustling Akihabara. With such an interesting premise, is Akiba Maid War based on a manga or light novel?
Akiba Maid War takes a refreshing approach in featuring maid cafés once Nagomi realizes the schemes that take place at the café and the harsh reality of her job.
Most people might assume that Akiba Maid War is an anime that is full of cheerful and cute scenes but it is totally the opposite of that, which is why it attracts a wide range of viewers.
Is Akiba Maid War Based on a Manga or Light Novel?
Akiba Maid War is an anime original, meaning it is not based on a light novel or manga. Some anime viewers prefer this type of series as no one knows what’s going to happen next, and fans have to solely rely on the episodes as they air.
On the contrary, there are also those who prefer shows that are based on a manga or a light novel to get a head start on the story without needing to wait for another episode or season.
What Makes Akiba Maid War Different From Other Anime?
Aside from the fact that it is an anime original, Akiba Maid War has an intriguing and fresh concept, giving interested viewers more reasons to anticipate the show.
As mentioned, the maid cafés do not just feature cute maids serving coffee and pastry to their customers as some cafés are connected to criminal activities.
The characters are not just cute maids but they also give off yakuza vibes, especially when it comes to the café’s schemes.
This premise of Akiba Maid War gives it a lot of potential plot points and twists that could make it one of the most popular anime this season if it sticks with its current approach and storyline.
How Many Episodes Will Akiba Maid War Have?
It has been confirmed that Akiba Maid War will have a total of 12 episodes.
Sentai Filmworks acquired the license to stream the series on HIDIVE, while Crunchyroll releases the episodes to viewers residing in India and Europe.
In Japan, the episode can be watched on channels such as SUN, KBS Kyoto, BS11, and Tokyo MX.
As of writing, no updates have been made regarding an English dubbed version of the series, so viewers will have to settle for the original Japanese version with English subtitles for now.
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