Vesper is a secret agency fighting an army of alien invaders by using super-powerful battle androids. Mahoro is Vesper's most powerful battle android and has won many battles, but she has little operating time left and soon will cease to function. However, if she lays down her arms and conserves her remaining power, the time she has left can be prolonged to just over a year. Mahoro is given an opportunity to live the remaining time she has as a normal human. She chooses to live as a maid for Suguru, a phenomenally messy middle school student who lives by himself after his family passed away.
A real emotional rollercoaster anime this one is. What pulled me in straight away is that the main character knew she had 300 or so days to live and shes not even human!! From a battle maiden to a house maid, well you gotta wanna see what happens
It is a comedy and yes its funny how mahoro behaves as she tries to maintain a working reletionship with her boss (a 14 year old sexually curious kid) but obviously they are much much more. She pulls you in with her bright nature yet there is an underlying dark side to her from her war torn past
that she is desperate to keep her young innocent boss from knowing. After each fun filled episode, the days remaining in her "operating time" is shown and it really made me sad... this i believe sets this anime apart as this is such a rollercoaster of emotions. You can be laughing in one episode and cry in the next.
Don't expect to see any top class fighting scenes but there are some scattered around and expect a weirdish ending.... can't really say i expected it. The characters are cute and each has their unqiue personal traits that makes this comedy one of the funnier ones i've seen. (wanna see what i've seen... check out my list then lol)
For those of you who like chrono crusuade you'd definately would like this one as the story line is similar yet very different. Enjoy :D
Story: The story was good, but nothing special. The typical story about a boy who starts to live with a girl for some reason. Later there is some action to though. As usual for shounen romance it's stupid but fun. And moe!
I had some problems with figuring out which team was which, since there was no real explanation. First I thought there was Vesper, Saint and the aliens. Later I realized though that Saint was the name of the aliens.
Also, in the end the producers had too much time to fill out so there was a little too much irrelevant, unfunny stalling, but nothing to
Art: The art was good, Mahoro looks really cute and I have nothing to complain about other than that Slash looks strange when he talks, but I didn't expect anything else, he is a panther after all!
Sound: I liked both the op and ed, and only skipped them once. The voice actors did a good job, nothing to complain about here.
Character: I liked all the characters, except the stupid and "sexy" teacher, I really hate her, If they would have skipped her the show would have been perfect. Every time she appeared I got the urge to strangle her. Luckily, for once the show contained someone who knows that the only way to handle those persons is with violence. So Mahoro mostly was able to shut the bitch up. YAY!
Other than the teacher everyone was likable, Mahoro was super-cute and Suguru was both intelligent and not too shy, rare traits for shounen-romance leads. The side characters stayed in their roles as side characters. Almost everything was good.
Enjoyment: As long as the teacher was quiet I really enjoyed the show. I enjoyed when the Mahoro made the teacher suffer though, but sadly Suguru was a wimp and told Mahoro not to kill her. Mahoro is cute even when she talks about killing someone, so remember to really enjoy her.
Overall: Everything except the teacher was good, even with her you should easily be able to enjoy the show. Also, there was a lot ecchi in it, so enjoy it alone........ :P
Let me start this review by asking one qn: Is this anime overrated? All the reviews other than mine has at least a 8 overall score... which is way too unbelievable.
Great content, extremely bad presentation style. I loved the first ep, as there were lots of expectations for a combat android maid, and a guy who showed some backbone against some criminals hijacking a bus.
But after that, tons of fanservice, unnecessary scenes, unexplained stuff and too-realistic jumps between the present and flashbacks plagued the series. Sometimes, I even wonder which are flashbacks and which are not.
Even worse, the ending parts of this anime was
a mess. After Mahoro set off for "the final fight", we get tons of unnecessary explanations about some things (like history of S??), more than an episode of flashbacks, some unrelated fanservice and tons of things unexplained. Unexplained scenes remind me of Ichiban Ushiro no Daimaou while tons of unnecessary, or rather "filler" scenes remind me of Bleach. Those extra explanations and scenes could have been put to much greater relevance if it was used in some other places, instead of after "the final fight" part started.
That much said, it wasn't as if I didn't enjoy the comedic moments and the content featured. It was more of bad directing and scriptwriting... not to mention a bad closure.
Interesting, with manga drawings and drawings presented along with the animation. Reminds me of FLCL. In this series, it was used quite well, and had more impact than normal animation. Colours used were a bit dull but still quite good. Art was more or less consistent and fighting scenes were animated well.
I didn't like the OP and ED, so I watched only the OP a few times and ED 1 time in full. The OP was not bad... but I felt that the later half of the song was a bit of a jump from the first part. This probably happened cos this is an extract of 1.5 mins from a full song. The ED sounds like a promotional song for Mahoromatic, and didn't add much value to the series.
In addition, variety of bgm was little, and in a lot of scenes there was only dialogue, no bgm or sound effects, which decreased the mood.
Voice acting was fine.
Character discussion is a bit controversial. The main 2 characters were quite well done in terms of character development, but seemed a bit fragmented. There was little integration of the two, and each person's past only belonged to him/her. Other than the 2 main characters there was hardly any character development elsewhere.
Character interaction is a bit controversial too. After the initial introductions relationships between the side and the main characters didn't grow much. There wasn't much change in relationship[ development. Even between the main 2, I couldn't see critical interaction like yearning or a more intimate relationship.
Though, Mahoro did change over the series, towards the main guy.
Satellite Poemer was quite unique... and I enjoyed it. The previews were usually of little consequence. And I like the storyline, but the story presentation style pulled down the contents. I was struggling to pull through the "filler" scenes.
Can't say I enjoyed this series. I was thinking "this must be a good series" after seeing the high scores of the reviews presented. Strangely, after I read 2 reviews in detail, I thought the scores do not justify their comments..
Maybe it's just me, but I advise the viewer to skip unnecessary scenes like fanservice. Some just reduce the excitement level.
I rarely give an anime a perfect score, but this time I have. This is because I've got nothing but respect for this anime and how it's so funny. For those who are common to the Girl meets Boy, Boy does nasty things then gets smacked in the face by Girl, yea it's that kind of anime. But the thing that's different about this anime is it's morals, lessions in life, and awesome battle scenes.
Okay to sum it out, this is a tragic story of an Android from the Vesper forces, Mahoro, who has only a few days to live. In exchange of giving
up her armor and other weapon systems she is given the chance to live for a year or so. She then decides to become a maid for Suguru Misato, and brings this young man a new sight of life. Originally Suguru was a very depressed individual because his mother died of sickness and his father was died by mysterious reasons. Mahroro wants to help Suguru with the time she has left, but none of the her new friends, and Suguru, know's that she will die soon.
This anime has a second part but that review is for later. I first read the Manga version of this anime, and they are both good. This is an anime you shouldn't pass up. Not just because it's funny but it's just so freaken awesome.
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