Maid of the Dead

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: MAID OF THE DEAD

Information

Type: ONA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2013
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, HorrorHorror
Duration: 3 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Score: 4.071 (scored by 22122,212 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #109062
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Popularity: #7549
Members: 3,256
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Preliminary
Feb 25, 2015
literaturenerd (All reviews)
From the director of Shitcom, comes another claymation masterpiece! This time the revolutionary and brilliant Mr. Takena Nagao brings us his take on Romero's Dead series. The ridiculous amount of blood and poor clay animation reminds me of Celebrity Deathmatch, which aired on MTV back in the 1990s. My fond nostalgia for that stupid show probably explains my softer criticism of this title vs. Shitcom.

One day inside a Tokyo maid cafe...ZOMBIES ATTACK! The maids then fight zombies in a 3 minute sketch comedy. There really isn't much to say here, although I enjoyed the clear homage to Day of the Dead with the infamous "Choke read more
May 13, 2014
Mr_Hayabusa (All reviews)
Thanks to MAL I was able to discover this Youtube channel called Takena. Takena makes all these short claymation videos that are usually quite gory, including Maid of the Dead (don't watch it if you have a weak stomach)

This claymation short had some good animation and good looking blood/gore too. There's not much to say about it other then the story. A guy goes to a maid cafe, a maid gets bitten by a zombie, and it all goes downhill from there. Just watch it and you'll see what I mean.
Jan 8, 2020
Katyusha777 (All reviews)
We all have those moments where an idea conjured up was considered an amusing thought that passes by in your head due to boredom. But, for one to go the extra mile towards manifesting that said product of mental boredom into short claymation cinema with the mind of independent animator, Takena. An eccentric claymation animator with a facinating resume with works such as "Bloody Date", "Pinky" and his most notable work, "Chainsaw Maid", Takena was one of the pioneers of horror shorts in the early years of YouTube. But as history and basic human nature reminds us, anyone is bound to read more
Aug 31, 2016
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
This anime was hard for me to give a fair review for. I settled on 4. Note i am not a horror buff, i do have a weak stomach one could say but i would give it a higher ranking if it met my beliefs like a 8-10 if i was terrified the next day, for example.

Pros and cons

Pros
The reason why it was titled was answered... Better clay animation then i could ever do but let it be known i have never attempted clay animation.

Cons
-the titled ruin the small surprise.
- not much of an intro
- character development sub-par at best
-not the slightest bit happy with read more
May 8, 2017
butterboy007 (All reviews)
In terms of pure aesthetic draw, every anime in my extensive viewing history pales in comparison to the animation of MAID OF THE DEAD. The characters are near indistinguishable from actual human beings, drawing the viewer into a story that highlights the multiplicity of the human psyche. The creator, Takane, uses flawless word choice to draw out the potential of every character, making each character stand out in their own unique way. Takane also uses countless symbols to communicate the themes that strongly emanate from this piece of animated perfection. The deep red of the ketchup matching with the blood of the customer creates a read more
Jun 5, 2020
Some1ridiculous (All reviews)
Literally I lost my three minutes of my quarantine life watching this stupid animated clay short like it only just takes place in a childlike Maid Cafe setting and a random zombie comes out of nowhere to cause disruption by infection any clay figure he can get!

Seeing the blood and guts on this short, it's like I'm watching tons of roses and thin wrapping paper coming out of each clay figurines body in this. Basically it's real scary guys....sure...

Also I don't understand the point of the zombies puking on one of the maids and then she suddenly turns zombie herself. How was that even possible??? read more