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  • Cafe Kichijouji de
  • Story by Miyamoto Yuki
  • Art by Negishi Kyoko
  • Comedy, Supernatural
  • 3 volumes, complete
  • Ran in Wings Comics, 2000-2002
  • Published by Shinshokan Publishing, DMP
  • Before the series became a manga, it was a bestselling drama CD series
    "Irasshai!" Welcome to the most unruly cafe in Kichijouji and its charming staff of five who have absolutely nothing in common. When tempers rise, so do mop handles, giant boulders and repair bills. Meet Jun, a mild mannered high school student with a sharp tongue and superhuman strength. Tarou, a clean freak with a deadly aim in the art of mopping. Maki, a sloppy, lazy woman chaser. Minagawa, a talented pastry chef equally skilled in the arts of voodoo, and the impulsive, cheerful, though desperately unfortunate Tokumi. A feast of comedy based on the popular Japanese radio drama. (DMP)
    Unlike many other manga, there is no main plot to the series. Instead it is made up of individual stories divided by shorter stories called Chichai (where the cast appears in chibi form).

    (Info adapted from Wikipedia)

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    A Cafe Kichijoji - Kyoko Negishi Gashu Artbook was also released. In the artbook, a red-haired man (Natsumi Hironobu) was also seen with the cast but never in the manga. He however, appears in the drama CD. (Thanks to shiroi_ume for informing me! :D)

    The manga was adapted into a drama series. Plus, one continuation volume titled Cafe Kichijouji de Nibansenji was also released in 2009, which continued to feature the random adventures of the characters as in its previous three volumes.