Manboo Plus, an outlet within the popular Mamboo chain, bills itself as a specialized version of the ubiquitous cafes that typically offer drinks, magazines, and Internet access, with the key difference being the presence of female staff members in low-cut business suits.
“In order to separate ourselves from other shops, we have decided to take the sexy route,” explains a representative from the public relations department.
Arriving customers are greeted by staff members sporting black business jackets, mini skirts, and eye glasses.
“We have about 20 girls on staff,” says a female employee. “The concept is to create an image around the sexy secretary look.”
These gals also administer the cafe’s main draw: a no-charge, shoe shine service. Yukan Fuji’s reporter decides to get his stomps spic and span via the gentle stroking of Aya. The 21-year-old is quite a looker, the reporter enthuses, noting a C-cup size, mini-skirt length of no less than 30 centimeters above the knee, and copious amounts of visible skin around the neck chest.
“I love talking about anime and manga,” says Aya, a dead-ringer for entertainer Misako Yasuda. “It’s wonderful to have an enjoyable conversation while polishing.”
For one hour of use, Maboo Plus charges customers 400 yen. Yet for a limited time, that fee has been slashed to a mere 100 yen. If you go, as always, tell ‘em Yukan Fuji sent ya! (K.N.)
Source: “Nihon hatsu! Sekushii kei nettokafuu ni sennyu munenotanima ga mabushii,” Yukan Fuji (April 24, page 3)
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