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Denki-Gai no Honya-san

We've finished watching Denki-Gai no Honya-san, which shows a book-store (actually a manga store) in an 'electric town' (the most well-known of which is in Akihabara). The main characters are employees, and are nerdy otaku types as you would expect (except for Hio, the token 'normal girl'). And with four girls and three guys, there's a lot of potential for odd romances...
Sometimes, it falls in the trap of having to create more and more outrageous situations to keep the comedy flowing, but most of the time the characters and their relationships carry the show. It's like a otaku version of Working!, with one big difference: Working! had a normal main character, but such characters are nowhere in sight for this one!

We liked it. It's funny enough to be interesting, but watching this is far from life-changing -- if you're in the mood for light viewing and know enough about otaku culture to appreciate the puns, it's worth adding it somewhere in the middle of the to-watch list.
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