Soon, Craw has set up a cafe for Mayple to run, where she can cook sweets and tea for everyone in town. It's going to be a rough road ahead of her, as many townspeople hate her on principle and will not shrink from violence against her. But maybe Mayple, who always keeps a sunny attitude, will be able to find a way through the prejudice and make a place for herself in the post-war world. [tethysdust]
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Seinen
Authors: Aoi, Kuuta (Story & Art)
And now for something completely different!!
Ms Mayples Afternoon Teatime was a really nice read! Sure, it touches on issues of acceptance, fear of the unknown, and dystopic futures, but it was delightful. The main protagonists - Mayple and Craw-san are really likeable characters. Mayple, as the robot who doesn't really have human emotions but kind of does, is done well. Craw-san is just a nice guy!!
I think what I like about this is that there is no attempt to make it a romance. And it could have been - Mayple wears her maids outfit, looks cute, dresses up other robot dolls. But it isn't about that - it is about family and acceptance. I could see the need for the story with the military - but it felt kinda like it didn't fit in with the rest. It didn't detract, and it was over and done with in a flash, which may have been part of the problem. It was there to move the story to its completion, but it didn't really add anything to the overall story.
Despite that, I really enjoyed it!!