As the relationship between Mahoro, Suguru and his classmates develops further, another android girl enters their lives and becomes attached to Mahoro. All the while, the number of days before Mahoro is to shut down decreases steadily.
I think Japanese television is superior to American television. I do. I think that Japanese anime is truly great and because they limit most of their shows to one or two seasons, they allow for great stories with conclusions and romance and moral lessons that you could never get in America, where all that matters is extending the life of every show until people stop watching it.
However, there is also something negative that, unfortunately, inherently comes with anime as well: incredibly bad endings. It’s almost unfathomable how every now and then, you can watch a perfectly normal show and then be greeted with an ending so egregiously bad, that you are actually laughing out loud. To date, I’ve never watched an American show and laughed at a really bad ending, but I’ve watched at least three of four anime series where this has happened. (Certain examples are Blue Drop and Magikano) It’s truly disappointing, however, when you come across a good show where this happened, because you’re enjoying yourself and you get hit with an anvil.
Well, sadly enough, Mahoromatic Season 2, without a doubt, comes packed with the worst ending I have ever, ever seen. I had tears in my eyes as I laughed at its ridiculous last episode, and then when that died down, my mouth was merely agape. Now, I could go on and on about how miserably bad it was, but I’m not going to bother, because it’s that disconnected. If I had seen only the first 11 of the 13 episodes, I could write a completely different review with a lot of positives, so I’ve decided that’s what I’ll do now.
The story is essentially about a parentless boy Suguru, who is rich enough to hire a maid. His maid, Mahoro, is a hot, retired, android warrior who used to work for an organization designed to keep the peace between alien forces that are waging war in Earth’s skies without humans knowing about it. There are two catches: 1. She’s going to run out of life force in less than two years and 2.) she was forced to kill his father, who was a commander of Vesper, her old organization. For the first 11 episodes, Mahoromatic’s second season gives a lot more of what it gave us the first season: some good laughs, sweet moments, well-done battle scenes, and a lot more fan service. Plus, there was romance, which was great, since it wasn’t really assured if the show was going to turn that corner with the two main characters. And for the first ten episodes or so, its mainly fluffy slice of life – there isn’t any real drama as one would think upon reading the synopsis of the story. In that way, the story is actually charming and the unique characters only make the show more appealing.
There’s a lot to take from this show and I would recommend it to anyone as long as they are fully aware that the ending to this anime is essentially the worst on…. like… earth. That’s all. I can’t say much more than that. read more
Ok, my review doesn't only pertain to this season 2 of this anime, instead it also extend to its season 1, OVAs and it's special episodes as well. So let's get down to business:
Story: fair 6
Even if the plots only focuses on comedy, ecchi, sci-fi and drama the 3 genre's is enough to carry this anime through. Its other genre like harem, isn't much because even though this anime has a harem genre, it is not a true harem since the muchacho (male lead) only has feelings for the chiquita (female lead), the psychological genre part however is merely trivial to the overall anime.
Art: poor 3
What can I say, I really don't like the water color based paints that composes the art form of this anime.
Sound: poor 3
I just hate the opening and ending theme of this anime.
Character: fair 6
Well, I’d say that there are some characters here that really fit the part, but there are some who should have had some bigger part and not just regulated into bit roles, but then their roles have gone way beyond as to what their description said like:
Mahoro Andou- ok, so she’s an android, but the way she was portray doesn’t make her one, instead she kinda looks like “Super girl” in a maid costume. Ok, so let’s put it this way, the author “Bunjuro Nakayama” thought he did made a good character out of her, but, he can’t seem to differentiae between a “Cyborg” and an “Android,” though both can be referred to as moving biped machines with humanlike features they are totally different, a cyborg is a “Cybernetic Organism” simply, it is part human or someone who was once human and integrated into a machine. Now, a cyborg would require 2 means of obtaining energy, first it’ll require human food to maintain it’s human part’s nutrition and 2nd it require a direct source of energy from a electronic charging apparatus for it’s mechanical fuction, also a cyborg has gender distinction, while an android doesn’t, in fact an “android” is 100% machine, it is neither a he or a she, unlike an android it only requires one source for power and it is usually direct from a charging apparatus. When it comes to there “Artificial Intelligence” and “Emotional Intelligences” androids are incapable of such emotions and it’s intelligence rely on it’s stored data, while a cyborg……well, it depends as to what purpose they were created or modified for and frankly that’s a grey matter. If we’re to analyze Mahoro, I’d say that she’s neither android nor cyborg. Let’s not forget that her organization VESPER did mentioned that SAINT technology was use in creating her so this make her a “Synthetically Enhance Humanoid,” which means that she has humanlike features, but possesses superhuman abilities, she’s not only intelligent, but she capable of having human emotions. However the technology use to create her also has a downside which is a limited life span.
Suguru Misato- I’m puzzled as to how in the final episode of this anime as was he still manages to survived a stab in the heart from a light saber, when he is a human? And I do wonder as if was able to find out as to what really happen to his father, I kinda find it funny with the awkward situations were he has to find a way to hide his porn stash from Mahoro and the fan service thing that involves his math teacher Saori Shikijo. I also felt a kind of sympathy for him at the 13th episode when Mahoro has to break her promise to be with him forever in order to save him.
Minawa Andou- Geez, I really to know what to say about this character, but she kinda useless, but I do adore her relationship with one of Misato’s friend Hamaguchi, but I hate that her role is that of a clumsy cyborg living and working as a maid for the Suguru household.
Slash- I would never understand why the author of this anime/manga has to make him into a big black talking cat.
Saori Shikijo- I would probably describe her as the main ecchi in this anime/manga, though I find it her irritating that she’s freeloading in Suguru’s house, I do find her hot and cute especially in her naked glory. Though she does have some fantasies involving Suguru, but it is clear that she only wants to pop Suguru's cherries but doesn’t wanna have any relationship with him except to freeload on food and to use his bath.
Miyuki Sakura – According to info, she’s Misato’s childhood friend, but, unlike any childhood friend, she doesn’t seem to compete for Misato’s affection, in fact none of the other girls were competing for the latter’s affectionor at least in the anime.
Rin Todoriki – Info states that she’s into martial arts, but in this anime I’ve never saw her get some actions except get into some awkward fanservice, and just like Miyuki, she doesn’t seem to have any romantic interest with Suguru.
Chizuko Oe – Another one of Suguru’s friends and a certify foodie, but I really wonder as to why the author of this anime didn’t made a funny concept to make her look fat.
Toshiya Hamaguchi and Kiyomi Kawahara – 2 of Suguru friend with a penchant for porn. In my opinion they’ll be funnier if there were scene where they peek at a girl’s locker.
And the rest like Toh Ryuga and Feldrance they’re the antagonist and in this anime and somebody has to be one, except for Toh, who did portrayed as an enemy at first and an ally next,
Enjoyment: fair 6
This anime isn't much, but to be honest it is the fanservice that attracted me into it at the first place, however I felt touch on the last 3 episode of this season 2 when the chiquita has to leave the mucahcho in order to save him at the cost of her remaining lives and I do mean "Lives" since she still has 200 something days before she shuts down.
Overall: fair 6
Overall, even though this whole series of animes from season 1 to season 2 up the OVAs and specials, this anime is something to be given a benefit of a doubt, sure, there were some short comings but the bond that exist between the chiquita (female lead) and the muchacho (male lead) makes up for it couple with some funny fanservice. However, the problem with this overall anime is that it has a lot of special episodes and OVAs that could have be more appropriate if the author could just integrate in a regular episode like the 2 episode OVA “Mahoromatic: Tadaima Okari” were it should have been integrated in this second season instead of being a separate series. read more
Mahoromatic seasons 1&2 where a buetiful blend with some classy acting from genoen. With some kick arse action scenes and smut humor :o, i enjoyed every moment of it, and i really felt for the charecters.
So much so that this series has made me cry the hardiest then any other anime
Mahoromatic S2 is not really like S1. It has much focus on romance, slice of life and school life. But its ending is truly both breathtaking and confusing. And worse than S1. Be careful for an anti-climatic dramatic ending.
I watched all in eng subs except for ep 10 and 14, which I watched in eng dub.
We start off with a crisis, where a secret organization threatens SAINT and Vesper. Along the intro of the crisis, Minawa arrives, and then slice of life and romance galore. After quite some episodes and some small problems here and there, we have a major crisis with the secret organization.
Well I think that the slice of life segments were handled well, and everything after that sucks. Too many things unexplained, crises resolved too easily, too many tragical incidents after quite a number of "sunny episodes".
The ending episodes was absolutely horrible. Closure was filled with twists, and the very last part of the closure was hard to interpret. But there is a forum post in ep 14 discussion that explains the last part quite well.
Seems worse than last season, the colors seem to be watercolor, and at times the animation wasn't that fluid.
OP was quite good. ED song's tune and animation was ok, but lyrics was about boobs. Which was... lol.
Bad. Very bad. Minawa's character development was mianly in her past only, and her presence was barely grown until only near the end of the series. The other characters do not have much character development.
I realised too that by the end of S1 and S2 only Mahoro seems to be the defining character in this anime series.
Character interaction was good though... relationships were handled and grown very well until the ending parts (where the secret organization struck till end of ep14)
Character stability and closure was VERY VERY WEAK in the last 1 or 2 eps. Just watch and you should see why.
I enjoyed the front part of S2, but started to have a headache and shake my head from the ep where Mahoro woke up in a strange way. From that ep on everything was kinda weird, too much unexplained stuff... and problems were resolved TOOOOO easily that they seem to be jokes.
Somehow I am starting to wonder if GAINAX is bad at producing endings. For S1 and S2.
Good slice of life and romance in earlier eps, unique eps in ending parts. Could have been presented much better.
Heart-warming but not really tear-jerking. read more