Set in a near future, a time where robots are common workers for their owners. Takaya Murase has just purchased a maid robot from a robotic doll distriubutor, MaidWorks. Ready to live a normal cleaning, cooking, and serving life to her owner, Yui is purchased, by Takaya but he has other plans for her...like dressing her up in dress-costumes of his fantasies and more.
Whenever I watch a series like Koharu Biyori, I always find myself a little bit disturbed by the repeated themes of robot girls and maids. I wonder is this what Japanese or men in general really want from their women? A servant with ridiculous body measurements who will call them master? Despite this initial reaction and a fairly uninspired opening episode, this series turned out to be a lot better than I was expecting.
There isn’t a really overall plot to Koharu as its three episodes basically break down to a series of shorts within each episode. Takaya is your standard anime
otaku who in this near future world goes to a shop called Maid Works where one can find various types of slave robots. He ends up settling for a maid robot he names Yui. Yui just wants to be a normal maid but Takaya wants to constantly dress her up in various outfits he has made. From here we get introduced to the rest of our harem, consisting of some real girls and loli's and other maid robots. Most of the first half of the OVA is dominated by the constant exposure of massive breasts and other echiiness. Some genuine comedy is present and I couldn’t help myself from laughing from most of it.
Yui and Takaya are fairly interesting despite their lack of any real substance. Despite both being extremely stereotypical of the otaku guy and super moe maid. Like the mains the supporting characters lack depth but were still fun. The show probably would have been better off without a few of them as the cast got a little large towards the end for a series of this length.
The characters are all very cute as would be expected. The breast sizes are a bit silly as was the played lets dress a huge boobed girl in skimpy clothes and hang a cowbell around her neck. Yes we get it, her boobs are big.. milk. Seriously is that all you guys think about? Acting is pretty solid however the show suffers from one the absolutely worst opening songs I have heard. Off key much?
If you are a lover of echii humor and boobs then this is a series you should check out. Those who don’t like these themes will probably want to stay away. I thought it was kind of cute and funny despite all the silliness and clichés.
O_o i don't get it...a maid robot the doesn't act like a maid. but a totally modest freak that over doing way to much.
it must be broken. why doesn't he take her back and get a refund. a total failure at a maid: that doesn't abide by her master's wishes. plus, for a android they programed the emotion chip far to much to mimic humans.
despite my irritation with the character, i managed to force myself to watch all three episodes.
It was funny at times and even entertaining at others, it was not your average ecchi full of pantyshots and while some fanservice was completely unjustified, most it was managed in a comical way. The male lead is pretty likeable in my opinion, sweet honest guy, he is not really perverted, more like he has a fetish and a pretty innocent one at that.
I decided to watch this because I was feeling nostalgic and wanted to watch something like chobits (I very very very rarely rewatch a show)... basically I was hoping this was a more lighthearted comedy or slice of life version of chobits,
so if that is what you are after look elsewhere.
It's pretty easy to forget Yui is not human, there is only a couple of times where they make it ridiculously obvious in an attempt to be funny but me craving sci-fi was more like a slap to the face.
I would be lying if I said I would have never watched this show if I knew it was going to be like this, but I would have watched an episode (or portion of it) here and there when I was extremely bored to pass time.