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This article is about a location in Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
Overview

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Angel Mort (エンジェルモート Enjeru Mōto) is a family restaurant. It is a frequent meeting spot for the club, and it is where Shion Sonozaki works at part-time.

Description

Angel Mort has locations in Okinomiya, Tokyo and Kakiuchi City, with the Okinomiya location owned by Mion's uncle Yoshiroh.

The restaurant was inspired by a real-life Japanese restaurant called Jonathan's.[1][2]

Shion wearing the Angel Mort waitress uniform.

History

Despite being a "family restaurant", Angel Mort is actually aimed towards an otaku clientele, evidenced by the revealing outfits worn by waitresses and the veritable merchandise scene for Angel Mort figurines. Some customers are especially perverted and will purposely trip waitresses to make a mess and make them clean up, bordering on sexual harassment.[3]

The otaku crowd comes in full force whenever a Dessert Festa is held: an all-you-can-eat dessert event that requires special tickets to attend. Ticket scalping is thus a common occurrence.[3]

It is suggested that there is a blacklist used for barring people from entering restaurants when they do enough bad things like harassment or illicit ticket dealings,[4] however Mion doesn't confirm or deny if such a thing exists.[5]

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Angel Mort name comes from the words "mortal angle": "Mort" is a shortened form of "mortal" and "Angel" is an anagram of "angle".[6]
  • Before the release of Higurashi, the Angel Mort uniform was present in cards created by 07th Expansion for the card game Leaf Fight.[7] The original outfit included a spear and is supposedly based on the Dragoon outfit from Final Fantasy V.
  • In Umineko no Naku Koro ni, the Seven Stakes of Purgatory wear outfits similar to the Angel Mort uniform.
  • The Umineko pachinko game also features Jessica's band performing with Angel Mort outfits.

References

  1. Higurashi Booster Book Interview. Ryukishi07: We actually took photos for [Angel Mort] in Jonathan’s by photographing each other in turns, so both of staff members are there in every image. It’s pretty blurred, though, so you won’t understand. I had more thoughts about Angel Mort backgrounds. Like making it more stylish.
  2. "If there is Hinamizawa in Tokai, then there is Okinomiya in Tokyo!" https://twitter.com/kagura0/status/1274562472255479810
  3. 3.0 3.1 Watanagashi Day 5
  4. Minagoroshi Day 13. Shion: "[Kameda] touched a waitress improperly twice, called a waitress just to talk with her, and sold tickets outside of the restaurant...You'll be forbidden from entering after one more transgression."
  5. Minagoroshi Day 13. Rena:"Hey Mii-chan... Does that blacklist really exist?" Mion: "This ol' man has no idea~"
  6. Higurashi Booster Book Interview
  7. https://07th-info.tumblr.com/post/184240797678/the-roster-of-leaf-fight-and-some-various-and
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