Maid Guy – Anime Review

The Essentials

Maid GuyName: Maid Guy; Kamen no Maid Guy; Masked Maid Guy
Genre: Comedy
Episodes: 12 + 1 OVA
Aired: April 5, 2008 – June 21, 2008
Based On: Kamen no Maid Guy manga by Maruboro Akai
Director: Masayuki Sakoi
Produced By: Madhouse, Rondo Robe
US Distribution By: Not Licensed

Cast

Character Japanese Cast English Cast (N/A)
Naeka Fujiwara: Yuka Iguchi
Kogarashi: Rikiya Koyama
Fubuki: Megumi Toyoguchi
Kosuke Fujiwara: Daisuke Sakaguchi
Zenjuro Ofujiwara: Mugihito
Eiko Izumi: Emiri Katou
Miwa Hirano: Yu Kobayashi
Elizabeth K. Strawberryfield: Saki Fujita

Review

Maid Guy is a show about the grandchildren of the rich and powerful Zenjuro Ofujiwara, whom are set to inherit his fortune once the elder sibling, Naeka, turns 18 in half a year.  However, Zenjuro’s family members have gone missing one after another, including Naeka and her brother Kosuke’s parents, and thus Zenjuro assigns his top two maids, Kogarashi adn Fubuki, to serve and protect the siblings.

However, the seriousness of the set-up soon gives way to hilarity as Naeka, who is not used to any sort of high-scale living, has to deal with the two maids.  Most problematic is Kogarashi, the so-called “Maid Guy,” who is assigned as Naeka’s primary protector.  Kogarashi quite over-zealously attempts to protect and aid Naeka using his multitude of powers, including such things as the ability to see through clothing and his ability to plug computer devices directly into his brain.  This results in Kogarashi usually causing Naeka more problems than he solves, though he always acts with good intentions, and often aids her without her noticing (but perhaps more often causing big problems WITH her knowing).

The second maid if Fubuki, who is largely there in order to try to keep Kogarashi in line with her nail-laden baseball bat, but who often falls victims to Kogarashi’s harassement, as well as the oogling of Kosuke, who just happens to have a maid fetish.

Maid Guy is very much a hit or miss series.  It is very fan service heavy, though is perhaps a little less gratuitous with it than other fan-service laden shows.  However, the show – and Kogarashi in particular – have an obsession with the size of Naeka’s breasts, so may that be warning to anyone who may dislike such series.  However, the humor in this series at least makes this show a somewhat, though certainly not an overly, entertaining watch.

One should also note that Naeka still hasn’t turned 18 by the end of the last episode, leaving open a decent chance of a second season.

The music is so-so and the animation seems sub-par for a Madhouse show, though is still decent.  This show is as yet unlicensed in the United States.

Scores

Story: 2/5
Animation: 3/5
Music: 3/5
English Dubs: N/A

Overall: 3/5

First Watched: April – October 2008
Do I Own: No
Do I Recommend: Indifferent

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