Moe USA Vol. 1: Maid in Japan

Moe USA Vol. 1: Maid in Japan

by Atsuhisa Okura

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Meet Patty and Ruby, two 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!

Their first day on the job is, predictably, a disaster. It's bad enough that the 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...

"Moe USA" is an original magical-girl manga written and illustrated Atsuhisa Okura, whose credits include the award-winning "Manga Conquers America" article that appeared in the November 2008 issue of WIRED magazine.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013061569
Publisher: Manga University
Publication date: 09/01/2011
Series: Moe USA , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 16 MB
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About the Author

When Atsuhisa Okura isn't drawing manga, he's growing vegetables. Armed with a university degree in agriculture, he gained considerable fame as a contestant on TV Tokyo's "Terebi Champion" (think "American Idol for gardeners"). Alas, he was a runner-up, and decided to turn his attention full-time to drawing comics.

His stories have appeared in Japan's "Business Jump" and "Shonen Magazine" manga anthologies, and he was the illustrator of the award-winning "Manga Conquers America" article that appeared in the November 2077 issue of WIRED magazine. In addition to the "Moe USA" series, he illustrated Manga University's "50 Things We Love About Japan."

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Moe USA Vol. 1: Maid in Japan 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book just wasn't doing it for me. I really couldn't make sense out of the story and the pictures weren't much help either. A lot better authors would be Arina Tanemura, Tite Kubo, Hiromu Arakawa or Aihara Miki. Thankyou.
Nagone More than 1 year ago
Careful. This book will show up as Volume 2, not one. I hope that B & N fixes this problem soon, since I'd like to purchase it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago