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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Maid Guy – Episode 10

It’s Maid Guy Episode 10, and Naeka has been given mountains of math homework, but is too stupid to do it, or even study for it. As a result, Maid Guy leads her to a special shrine where she can get her wish granted, but Naeka is going to have to work for it.

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Maid Guy – Episode 09

It’s Maid Guy episode 9, and Naeka’s two friends come to ask for help regarding the cake shop they work at, which is being run out of business by another cake shop which is pulling in customers by featuring very busty waitresses.

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Maid Guy – Episode 08

It’s episode 8 of Maid Guy, and Liz’s brother shows up and, being a lover of big breasted women, immediately proposes to Naeka. After being rejected, he then uses his awesome Mega-Playboy charm powers to gain the favor of all the girls in the school.

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Maid Guy – Episode 07

It’s time for the prefecture kendo tournament, but Naeka doesn’t want to go, since she has to face a fierce kendo opponent whom she embarrassed 3 years ago. However, Maid Guy decides that all Naeka needs is a little special training.

And remember: The reward of battle is spirit!

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Maid Guy – Episode 06

It’s Maid Guy Episode 6, and Naeka declares that it’s time for everyone to go on a diet. However, Naeka is more of the “lose weight quick” type person and goes to extreme lengths to try to lose weight (and ends up being unsuccessful anyway). In the meantime, Maid Guy reveals even more of his powers.

And remember: Clumsy maids are born! (ok that was a dumb one)

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Maid Guy – Episode 05

It’s Maid Guy Episode 5, and Liz’s second ninja maid shows up and decides to try to gather as much information about Naeka as she can. However, Maid Guy is there to foil any attempt, resulting in a battle between Kogarashi and the new ninja maid and lots of manservice. Has Maid Guy met his match?

And remember: When Maid Guy moves, you should try and take it. (does that even make sense?)

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Maid Guy – Episode 04

It’s time for Maid Guy Episode 4 and it’s also time for the mysterious transfer student who has a fetish for Naeka’s panties and who has a battle maid of her own and who wants to challenge Naeka at kendo. Also, what is the transfer student’s secret weapon to use against Naeka?

But don’t forget this report from Skirt One to Skirt Leader: Maid Guy Eyes has seen everything about you.

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