The series follows the exploits of whiny Hotori Arashiyama, her friends, family, neighbors, shopkeepers and colleagues at the local maid cafe. The typical slice of life format is occasionally interspersed with stories dealing with aliens, ghosts and the paranormal.
Anime [12 Episodes]
When I first heard of Soredemo Machi Wa Mawatteiru, I thought it was going to be like Harriet the Spy. Sadly, it isn't quite the same although at some points it does have an actual detective plot to it.
The first thing I noticed was the unusual angels, dark coloring, and signature animation of the same type as Welcome to the NHK and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei. Both shows are quite unusual when it comes to the animation department. Soredemo Machi Wa Mawatteiru doesn't hold back when borrowing from both shows. From the verity of dark colors to the random references, you can tell that they either had the same team, creator, or possibly were just big fans.
Each episode is based off of, what seems like a randomly selected chapter. The storyline itself is kept within the designated episode and very rarely does any of the episodes overlap and form an actual overall plot. This form of randomness and the animation work quite well together. After getting use to it, you'll start to enjoy the show and find it slowly getting better and better.
The downside to the show's randomness is that it doesn't really work as a "sit down and watch the entire series" anime. It's best viewed a couple episodes at a time throughout a week. Of course, you are free to view it in one sitting if you feel the need to.