|Photo taken in June 2014 shows a maid-themed cafe in Shapingba District, southwest China's Chongqing. (Photo/Xinhua)|
Maid-themed cafe comes from the ACG (animation, cartoon and game) culture from Japan and has become popular in Asia. Like in the cartoon story, the waitresses dressed in maid costumes serve the clients in the cafe. In China, maid-themed cafes are welcomed by the young people, especially the ACG fans. However they are criticized for the erotic connotation behind.