Fujiwara Naeka is a typical 17-year-old high school student. Or so we thought. She's really one of two surviving heirs of a tycoon who has the right to inherit his mass fortune when she turns 18 in half a year. Fubuki, a young and beautiful maid, and Kogarashi, a big burly maid guy with a mask, have been assigned to keep Naeka and her brother Kousuke safe from those who would plot their demise, and to steal the fortune she would inherit.
AH! Spring Anime! Nothing short of expecting what is good and what is not. Kamen no Maid Guy fell short of mine even if it is still at the middle of airing but I'm pushing through with my review for the heck of it. ^_^
Story?! What story? This series got the common "heiress/heir" plot with more ecchi moments at the start and starting to get lackluster nearing the end. Random moments are also imminent as the heroine tries to cope up to the cheesy but "fun" high school life as most anime series would use these days but with the addition of maid servants hired
as "bodyguards" until the heroine would come of age to inherit the fortune much akin to Hanaukyo Maid Tai.
MADhouse animated this one and for me, the animation is pretty average to earlier works recently like Majin Tantei Nougami Neuro. No fancy artwork much used and pretty much consistent until now.
Honestly, the OP/ED gave this one plus points for me. Kotoko did the OP and the song was upbeat and catchy while the ending is funny and heavy-metal influenced. Voice acting is average with the exception of Kogarashi. His voice is perfect for being the "Maid Guy" like being sinisterly evil but funny when caught in hilarious ecchi moments or jokes.
Boing! That much pretty sums it up for characters. Big-busted and not your above-average high school student, the main character (Naeka) kind of bores me with her attitude and traits. Same goes with other characters like her brother (NEET and likes to play eroges), a mysterious transfer student slash loli with her maids too. Particularly, only Kogarashi and Fubuki (the other maid) made good impressions for me.
Well, to be honest, I did enjoy this series at the start but it has begun to bore me approaching the end (slated for 12-episodes only as of this writing). One may enjoy the normal ecchi scenes and moments early on but it drags the storyline even more due to just an everyday episode in the life of the heroine.
Give this anime a shot IF YOU ARE BORED or TO PAST TIME WITH but stay away from it if you are fed up with linear stories of ecchi/inheritance/maids/high school life type of anime series. The series looks promising if the story decides to take a turn for the good at this point in the middle but I'm keeping my hopes up for this series to end good...*crosses fingers*. :D
Hey folks, this will be a review for Kamen no Maid Guy. This anime is rather dated, but this doesn't make it bad. However overall this anime actually had a point or two more in terms of potential that was needlessly squandered. Lets get into why.
The story is sort of interesting at the surface level. We have two children who will receive their grandfathers inheritance once they turn 18. Doesn't seem to matter if hes dead or alive. These two children however are supposedly being targeted by various others in the family because they want the inheritance instead. This causes the grandfather to assign
two maids to the kids to do for them and to protect them. Not a bad plot line, it had me interested at least.
Unfortunately they decide to say "Screw the plot we have designed. Lets revolve this anime around our Maid Guy and his antics.". Now that again wouldn't be bad but the show was very wishy washy with all of it elements. "So we will focus on the struggle of these maids to keep these kids safe so they inherent everything?". "Yes but only for about 3 episodes, and make 2 of those episodes rather shallow and pointless". "Alright, if we are going for a less serious anime then we should focus on the antics of our wacky combat maids.". "Yea they should be the focus but lets change their characters around a few times and also lets force them into shallow roles so they are an icon but not given much screen time.". "Hmm ok, so what will our show be about?". " I would say lets make jokes based off of one characters boobs the entire time and not progress anything else until the last episode."
That's how I imagine the thought process behind the show. Someone took the time to come up with a decent plot, interesting characters, and interesting ways to add in humor and other elements. The other guy decided that the show would be better by making rather terrible jokes about how big the main characters boobs are. Now that sounds pretty bad when I say it like this but I didn't mind the change of reality very much, it just would have been more interesting if they kept the good ideas rather than poorly executed boob jokes. After all there are tons of anime based around boobs and they also tend to have better art and humor.
Art was dated. Overall it wasn't terrible, but I did notice that sometimes the characters would have huge chins and all the parts of the face were way high on the face. Soundtrack wasn't bad, and voice acting was pretty good.
The characters were set to be interesting. Our two main characters are Fujiwara, Naeka and Fujiwara, Kousuke. Naeka is great at kendo, but terrible at just about everything else. She is a tsundere of sorts, and is dumb(because her boobs took all of her brain nutrients). Kousuke is a chubby maid obsessed little brother. He doesn't play much of a role other than a supporting unit for the gags. Kogarashi is the maid guy who is interesting enough with his muscles bulging out of a maid costume. However to add to his interest he is mysterious and powerful and almost always has a solution to a situation. He also lacks delicacy and often gets in trouble because he doesn't see women as women. Fubuki is the female maid, and early on she is shown to be the balance of power and brains. She reigns in Kogarashi when he goes overboard and does some really interesting tricks and has a womanly personality.
Our main characters had promise. The kids don't matter much and they pretty much were there to bounce jokes and gags off of. Fubuki went from a strong elegant maid to a clumsy mediocre character. The show is called maid guy but her drop in power was pretty severe. Kogarashi goes from being indelicate and unstoppable to being somewhat stoppable and a backdrop so most of the story. This is even more interesting to me because the show is titled after him.
I had wanted to mention a few other characters but they are hardly worth mentioning. Strawberryfield, Elizabeth K. is a good representation of the side characters. I thought she was going to change up the slice of life pace of the show but I was wrong. Even though she receives an episode or two of development shes dropped and forgotten like every other side character. While your watching your constantly prepared for something to happen and when you reach the end you are left thinking. "Was that it. Is there more? What happened in this show.".
As much complaining as I have done I will admit I liked the show. It was funny and I enjoyed the way they presented it to me. I think this show drops the ball on important things, but it still is a fun watch. I think the manga would fix a lot of the issues, or what I think they were prepared for, a second season. Unfortunately there is no second season. This show just builds expectations and it just ends and makes you feel a little confused. That isn't as bad as spending more than half of the show being one thing then trying to be M. Night Shyamalan with the last portion. This was just an anime that could have been better but was still enjoyable.
Okay, the past two previous reviews both are correct, but only apply to certain audiences. Luckily, I don't really give a crap and enjoy most,if not all, anime and can give a fair review.
This anime is for ecchi lovers, no loss there ;), but for those ecchi lovers who look for plot (if there is such a thing) don't expect much. This is one of those short term animes that you watch because you can't decide what you want to watch.
I give this anime a 7/10, mainly because the tiny plot developed dissipated, ended terribly, and didn't go out with a bang. But the ecchiness
was still lovable
after seeing the words kamen(mask), maid and guy in the title, the anime sounded cool and so i decided to watch it. what i stumbled upon was your average ecchi anime with no story which was enjoyable but not outstanding.
the highlight of this anime is MAID GUY, or kogarashi-san who is supposed to protect Naeka. A big buff warrior wearing a mask and a maid outfit, he is a interesting character who will usually use perverted means to protect Naeka. His antics generate the majority of the laughs in the series. He is like a superhero trying to save the day with his "maid