Sporadic Sequential
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
More Maid Manga From Mori

Hey, how about that? A DC solicitation that I'm actually excited about:


Written and illustrated by Kaoru Mori

CMX. Further exploring the world of maids in English society which she portrayed in EMMA, Kaoru Mori moves slightly forward in time-from Victorian to Edwardian England. When Miss Bennett gets too busy running the pub she inherited, she decides that she needs some help at home. She posts a notice for a maid and young Shirley Madison replies. Shirley can clean and cook as well as anyone - even if she's only 13 years old! As readers have come to expect from creator Kaoru Mori, this one volume collection of short stories is filled with rich period detail, sympathetic characters, and moving stories.

Advance-solicited; on sale July 2 o 5" x 7.375" o 200 pg, B&W, $9.99 US o TEEN
At first I assumed this was one of the two collections of side stories from the "Emma Universe," but according to Wikipedia this is a separate work (which makes sense given the different time period). Still, I can't help but think that if DC proper put out this book it'd be titled something with endless colons like "Emma Presents: Maids Confidential: Shirley"

Related: Sites like Kaoru Mori's personal webpage really make me want to learn Japanese. Oh well, at least I can enjoy all the pretty pictures. (I'm also tempted to replace all the icons on my desktop with these adorable little maid icons.)

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