What You Need to Know:
- Japan’s top maid cafe chain maidreamin wrapped up their first-ever tour of Canada in early September with live performances and fan events at Fan Expo Canada in Toronto, just a few weeks after hitting Montreal’s Otakuthon in August.
- Mega-popular maid Peace — crowned Moe Kawaii Queen in Akihabara three years in a row — led the overseas expeditions in both cities, taking rare breaks from her maid service and TV appearances in Japan. “I really felt such a wonderful energy from our overseas fans, and it made me emotional sometimes,” she said. “maidreamin had the chance to join with our masters and princesses from Canada, and we received so many words of support from everyone. It was one of the most powerful experiences I’ve ever had. I’ll really cherish it.”
- In Montreal, Peace was joined by maids Kaori and Ayame. For Kaori, who was making her first overseas appearance, the response was overwhelming. “I was worried that I wasn’t ready to meet the expectations of our new masters and princesses, but once the concert started, so many people supported us, chanting and dancing with light sticks just like they do in Japan. I was blown away.”
- Ayame added, “It made me start to daydream about what it would be like to open a maidreamin cafe here in Montreal. I had the chance to study French in high school, and I never imagined I’d get to use it like this. I had so much fun, I want to go back right away!”
- Peace expressed her joy at reuniting with past friends at Fan Expo Canada. “We met some masters and princesses who had already visited maidreamin in Akihabara and they come to support us here, too. The ‘moe’ connection kept us connected across such a great distance, and we could laugh together just like it was yesterday. I really can’t express how much the people of Canada touched our hearts!”
Source: Official Press Release
Happy to hear that those in Canada got to enjoy a slice of Japanese culture!
Everybody looks so happy and excited, that's really nice to see!