Synonyms: MM! Group, Emu Emu!
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 2, 2010 to Dec 18, 2010
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 7.521 (scored by 41214 users)
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SynopsisThere are twisted tales and twisted tales, but few are as twisted as poor Sado's, who's just realized that he actually likes being made miserable. Of course, knowing that only makes him more miserable, which in turn... well, you get the idea. Desperate to break the circle, Sado volunteers for a special club where he hopes he can work through his issues only to discover that the other members have equally... complex... issues to deal with.
For example, the hyper-aggressive club president Isurugi not only has a violent fear of cats, but also believes herself to be a god! Then there's Yuno, who's terrified of men; the Nurse, who forces other people to perform cosplay; and Hayama, Sado's best friend and a compulsive cross-dresser, who's also the girl that Sado is infatuated with.
(Source: Sentai Filmworks)
Related AnimeAdaptation: MM!
Side story: MM! Specials
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Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Chief Animation Director, Animation Director
MM! Was an anime filled with romance, funny scenes, a good story, and some characters with some problems. I swear there wasn't one character without a problem like masochism or sadism. Anyway MM! Was a great anime in my opinion. This revolves around a highschool student named Tarou and he is a hardcore masochist. So one day his friend sends him to the second volunteering club at his school and Tarou explains his problem to the clubs president and she acts nice in the beginning but she breaks character and starts beating Tarou which to him being beaten by a pretty girl feels great to him. So, if you didn't notice she is a sadist and loves to hurt Tarou and she then pledges to rid him of his masochism. read more
There are many animes out there that have perverted characters in them, in fact most do, but animes that focus completely on one characters perversion are few and far between. Most are terrible porn like crap, but some like MM manage to do all that is necessary to be respected in this genre, namely be funny and have good characters.
The story follows Tarou who on the surface seems like a normal high school guy but in actual fact he's got a problem, he’s a hard core masochist (he experiences sexual pleasure from pain for those who didn’t know).Trouble is he wants to be normal, so on the advice of a friend he seeks help from a club called the 2nd Voluntary club. Were the leader of the club is a sadistic, egotistic girl who accepts the challenge of ridding Tarou of his masochism…
While this story line is far from revolutionary it’s still something that I’ve never came across before, which makes it refreshing to know there’s still new ideas out there. It’s funny as hell watching Tarou get tortured or put in embarrassing situations. The idea of characters from anime being S or M has been around for a long time but this is the first show I’ve seen to make it the central theme of the story and it works great with plenty of great comedy and romance moments
The characters of this show are great and have more depth than you would first expect, while most seem cliché this actually make the show that much funnier as it’s great to see your stereotypical girls thrown into the world of S and M. Of course the backbone of this show is the strange relationship between Tarou (masochist) and Mio (sadist) which is no surprise but there is some good side characters in this show too, like Yuno Arashiko a girl with a terrible fear of men but she is able to like Tarou because his masochism makes so that he is very unlikely to hurt her. And another sadist (the school nurse) and Taros friend who i can’t say much about or id spoil too much.
As this anime is mostly a comedy there's quite a lot of jokes in it naturally. Most are S and M jokes but thankfully there's little to no echhi in this anime. The rest of the comedy is at the expense of Taro as he gets his gets violently beaten by women (mostly Mio) which does little to cure his problem, rather it aggravates it. The humour won’t appeal to everyone but i think it’s quite good and better than many other animes of this type out there at the moment.
The art work is good, clean, clear but nothing that you wouldn't expect in this day and age but it helps make the show and its endless stock of jokes that much better.
Overall I greatly enjoy watching this anime and will continue to watch it to the end, the story’s refreshing , the humour is great, the characters are interesting, the arts good and overall it’s fun to watch. . Any fans of S&M will really love this anime as it’s filled it so if you’re looking for something funny and not too serious then this is perfect for you.
MM is built around a sadomasochistic pairing. Working isn't. So, when you first read Working's summary and note that it has a restaurant setting, you'd think it'd share few to no similarities with MM's school club shenanigans. BUT, Working may as well be about the members of a club interacting, so reliant on character gags it is--the whole at-work-not-school aspect getting overlooked... with school girls STILL being main characters. (Anime, I am disappoint...)
What makes these two super-easy to link is MM's Arashiko and Working's Inami. They have a phobia of all things male and react with EXTREME violence whenever one comes close to them. And although Working's male lead isn't a masochist (though he does come to question whether he is), he's a freak in his own right with his "minicon" fetish.
Like I typed above, Working cares little for actual working, and a GREAT degree of emphasis is placed on Inami punching the lead in S1; falling for him more with every punch. In fact, the series has more to do with the lead being punched than serving customers. The hate-to-love-via-punching 'romance' as the respective male leads get used as punching bags in order to cure their violent lady friends = THESE SO SIMILAR!
Similar plot, art, androphobic girl and good-but-unlucky main male character makes it almost identical.
Working bar ... MM club same vocie actors , woman with men phobia ... dominant women and the same feeling.
They have the same atmosphere. Some characters and relationchips are so alike. If you like MM! you'll like Working! too :)
Androphobic heroine. Also main protagonist wants to help the heroine get rid off this mental issue.
androphobic highschool girl and highschool guy who tries to cure her.
Both are about a boy that gets abused by women. Both also have a girl that suffers from androphobia.
Characters design look similar
Yuno and Inami's personality are nearly the same
There're cross-dressing in both
The main character's similar in the way that they both have the same voice actors and weird fetishes. There's also girls inside who are afraid of men. Comedy style is similar and so is the atmosphere
Both have in common:
*Comedy, some romance, slice of life
* Both have an androphobic girl
* characters have fetish and weirdness
* The male protagonist helps to the heroine with her androphobia issues.
* There are cross dressings in both
* Similar design and atmosphere
Both have a female with androphoia who is trying to overcome it with the help from her friends, and just that 1 male who is basically the punching bag.
Both anime has something to do with overcoming something. Both has comedy and romance but MM! i would say has more romance than working
The underdog fight for you. Underpowered protagonist help the heroine overcome her past by kicking some ass.
Ookami-san's past was kept safe along the series, until the protagonist beat up the bad guy and end the shows altogether.
In MM!, the hero simply beat the living hell out of the bad guy and help the heroine overcome it in a few chapters, leaving the rest of the season for comedy, or a new drama.
The tension of the shows however are kept lukewarm along the story, as both show has mixed both dramatical and funny contents in no formal pattern. It's pretty difficult to guess what you will have for each episode, maybe both.
Is that a good thing? Your call.
Both anime are about overcoming odd fears as well as taking place mostly in a club setting. The male lead is forced into the club. Both animes' episodes are episodic, until the end.
in both the main female character violent,and the main boy character is average.
and there are more similar characters like Tatsukichi Hayama looks like Liszt Kiriki.
Both have, one person who is afraid of something Yuno, Arashiko is afraid of men and Morino, Ryoushi is afraid of being confronted by other people. They both also have a "club" that wishes to help people with various things, and they both have a slight romantic atmosphere in it, and both have a humorous side to them.
Both give a similar feel, simple plot. The male leads are actually very similar when they are ''normal''. Both have a lot of fighting, and ''being a man'' kind of thing. If you liked one of them, you'll 95% like the other one, and if you hated one of them then it's the other way around. :D
When the show gets those serious moments I think Ryoushi cuz he's a total bum when people stare at him but is freaking awesome when he serious, while Taro is a full on masochist who also is freaking awesome when he's serious
Well, both have male characters whose butts always gets kicked by a female character, except one is avoiding while the other is asking for it, there is also a situation where the love interest of the male character is a victim of sexual harassment by the main villain which devastated the other while it made the other one stronger
Both animes are similar as they have a main male character that likes to help people while having problems of his own. The style and flow of the anime are very similar.
There's no surprise that both of these series shares many similarities. When watching these two anime b2b, it's hard not to think about them. First, both series takes place at school life setting where the central protagonist needs help. The club that helps him also tries to solve everyone's problems.
Both series has a strange cast of characters with a variety of personalities that spice up the story a bit. They bring in the comedy and entertainment to the viewers.
There's also a main female character in both series that fits within the role of the classic tsundere.
Both series have a ton of comedy, drama, and some romance.
Both of these anime have a central male protagonist which needs help solving their social problems. MM! is based around comedy whereas Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi has more of a romantic feel to it, though both involve some romance as the tags suggest.
Opening Theme#1: "Help!! -Hell side-" by Ayana Taketatsu (eps 1-4)
#2: "Help!! -Heaven side-" by Ayana Taketatsu and Saori Hayami (ep 5-12)
Ending Theme#1: "More-more LOVERS!!" by Natsuko Asou (eps 1-11)
#2: "Happy Birthday, my holy day" by Ayana Taketatsu (ep 12)
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