Having lost her mother at a young age, Misha Takanashi, a second grader with Russian blood, now lives with her Japanese father. Tsubame Kamoi, formerly a Self‐Defense Force officer, comes to the Takanashi household as a housekeeper. This is a home comedy where Kamoi, a hardcore lolicon, attempts to get near Misha as she tries to fight against her.
After catching a lesbian pedophile stare at his daughter, the real hero of this story, mr. papa went and hired her as a maid. Thanks to him, we now have a shojo ai anime about a lolicon maido and she is really into small girls. This is why the word "perfectness" was invented.
The single best part of this show is the real main lolicon target girl who is half russian and whenever she is being assaulted (with overwhelming amount of love and warm feelings) by the maido, we hear some generic russian songs and they are really uplifting. The OST is just fantastic, best
one and most ruski score since Girls Und Panzer.
Ultimately, this is a comedy series, and the animation details highly serve this idea. Be it love arrows piercing the maido's hearto or side characters doing chuunimoe dance moves when teasing little girls, lots of detail is put in the visuals and it plays a big part in making this series so damn fun and entertaining to watch. The comedy side of this show is simply hilarious.
Since the series is just slice of life with comedy elements, nothing of real importance really happens story-wise. Character interaction and character-centric goofs are put in a spotlight and they tend to radiate comfy and cuteness. And once again, those who are into this type of shit will have very few reasons to not love it. Maido is actually some sort of elite soldier, but she got unemployed. Now she is using her training to spy on our girl by climbing telephone poles and holding her breath for an hour just to see her bath. What is real important to note here is that this is much closer to 2pure4this world than lewd, and it exists to warm the hearts of its viewers. I, for one, have been forming sushi rolls with my blanket when viewing this for maximum comfy.
However, more serious aspect also exists in the series, which is entirely relying on the main loli's feelings as she is dealing with some heavy concepts, the main one being the death of her mother. The series can at times get quite feels-stuff regarding this subject, and while these are often followed by maido drowning her in hugs and warmness, the series is not just all happy and goofy comedy, and this other side has played out rather well so far. In fact, it's rather unique concept to insert inside a comfy comedy series and it surely works here.
If you talk about controversy surrounding this season and the subject is not Goblin Slayer then you are probably talking about this anime. The set-up is straight up uncomfortable.
Tsubame wants to get a new job after working in the air-force and comes across the house of Misha. After her mother died Misha became an enormous brat and a neet who terrorised all her maids. Then Tsubame becomes the maid of her and Misha is ready to terrorize her too. That doesn't happen, instead it happens vice versa. Tsubame is an enormous female lolicon and she took this job just to care for this cute
russian girl. Misha, ofcourse, doesn't like it and now she has to survive in the hands of this lolicon maid.
It is Obvious why this anime has controversy surrounding it: A series about the practises of an lolicon is not particular comfortable for many (I hope), so people rightfully so point that out. So here is my take on it: The lolicon stuff is heavily implied and joked about, but never really practised. There is no disgusting fanservice like in Eromanga Sensei. The closest thing you are gonna get to that are the abs of Tsubame and those abs makes you want to stay more then leave. Second,
So in short: While the implications are uncomfortable, it isn't that uncomfortable when you think about it.
So what's beyond the story? (oh yeah the story is a 7/10)
While the later episodes have nice animation it doesn't compare to episode 1. Holy smokes the animation is amazing. Sakuga is abused like my little sister and it looks amazing. The expressions are hilarious, the visual gags are fun and the artstyle is just pleasant.
...mwah it is serviceable. I like the russian music and the opening and ending aren't too shaby. Nothing great, nothing bad.
Tsubame is just great. She is an extreme lolicon and she doesn't try to hide it, but she also is really ripped with amazing. She can also be really dependable at times like a true mother, which is a great contrast to her lolicon traits.
Even if I felt uncomfortable at times, the humor is just way to good to stay uncomfortable. There is so many good jokes in this anime and the comedic timing is just exceptional. Even the more heavy stuff succeeded to leave an impact on me.
Yeah I know I talked about the lolicon themes a tiny bit too much, but I think that was the most important thing to adress. This anime can be uncomfortable, but if you look past that you have an amazing anime with great humor and great animation.
I understand some people don't share that sentiment, but there have been a decent amount of characters in anime that do it right. From the sensei who teaches his young boy students martial arts while trying to avoid to show his excessive perversion to women when said boys are around (and slips most of the time leading to funny moments of the boys being either confused or judgemental). To the eccentric mangaka-sensei who has adult female students and asks for "references" for his drawings. To the dirty teenage female student who wants to liberate a dystopian future which
has banned all porn and perverted jokes and words. To the group of boys who attend an all-girls school and who get sent to the school's personal prison in fear of their boyish charms rubbing off on everyone. To the man who's entire premise is wanting to bang a female hamster, with sadly hilarious moments of inner-turmoil and bizarre reactions.
Yessir, I like 'em all. While it is wrong to actually perv on people in real life, watching said acts done in a variety of ways may be entertaining to watch; not necessarily cause you sympathize with those jerks or you find the idea of perversion to be justified, but because they have actions and traits that define them more dominantly, have limits on how far they go with their perversion, or have the sh*t kicked out of them for some well-served justice.
With that being said, I think Uchi no Maid does perversion in the wrong way.
The pervert is an adult women, perving on a child, who has no say in the matter and has no way of fighting back or escaping her; and while at first it might seem that the maid's affections are purely those of a woman doting on a cute little Russian girl, you'll find out quick that's not the case. Woman's thirsty AF, yo. She constantly asks the kid to marry her, while she tries to see her naked or kidnaps her on trips in attempts to bond and spend time with her. Lady tries to incorporate most of her time tormenting the kid with her presence and lack of understanding of personal space. It doesn't come off as the least bit charming or endearing, I just wanted her to leave the poor kid alone. Doesn't help that the dad that hired that woman never gets his own daughter's message that this woman literally wants her as her child bride.
It doesn't matter how much depth and traits they give the lady later on with having the child feel sympathetic to her or having sad music play when she reveals about her troubled past as a war veteran. She still has no concept of personal space or the word "No" given by a kid who's probably not gay and who's not interested in a bulky woman-handling.
The child though, that's the best thing this series has going for it. Her attitude, her interactions with her friends, her pets, her interests and hobbies, it's all funny and cute. Had the show taken a different angle to this girl's life without having the annoying maid be the catalyst to her personal development, this show could have been fun to watch overall.
I'm doubtful this show will not go any other way but having the maid become the most sympathetic and understanding character by the end of the series, and that would mean the child she harassed would grow to like her. For now, I'll continue to watch this poor kid get tormented and HOPEFULLY never succumb to the maid's pervy ways, cause that part of the show is kinda funny. I’m hoping, however, that this show's idea of developing this maid to become liked by the child will not become a reality by the end, otherwise this sticks to being a horrible example of perversion in anime.
At first looking at this anime, i thought it was another generic maid genre anime with bit of comedy added to it. Boy i was proven wrong.
So what do you get when you put in a introvert shut in Russian Loli and a hardcore Military retired Maid with a ripped body (and i mean really ripped) who is a hardcore lolicon together? A total Blast of slap stick comedy filled with lolicon moments and scenarios and i mean in a really enjoyable way including good touching and emotional moments in between.
The Show basically revolves around Misha (the loli) who has started being a shut
in and introvert due to her mothers recent demise and given upon a normal life. As her father yasuhiro is mostly busy with work and wants someone to take care of the house and Misha, he hires for help, and enters Tsubame the ex-military officer who applies as a maid and damn she is the very definition of lolicon, assaulting on Misha everyday with her undying love for her through various ways like preparing delicious food and trying to help her in some other ways , and misha obviously revolted with tsubame's lolicon fetish trying to escape her antics but sometimes falling for her tricks such as her cooking and getting surprised by Tsubame's Military prowess and techniques all presented in a really good comical manner.
There are also funny moments where there are lines and scenarios which might make it awkward or a bit uncomfortable but if you really have a high tolerance of comedy you will really enjoy it.
The Best part of this series in my opinion is its not all rainbows and sunshine, because they add some really good, relatable emotional and touching scenes for example misha's memories with her mother , and her current personality due to her mothers death, and the viewers can really feel the emotion of the moment, but the flow of the story is so good that when the scene continues and it goes into lighter and comical moments quickly the viewers can enjoy the rest of the entire episode too and also indulge and savor the emotional part of the episode as well, which made me hooked on to this series.
Talking about Art, Doga Kobo works usually are one of the best. The animation is really good, the expressions, and the flow of it is top notch. Detailed drawing like Tsubame's weird but funny lolicon imaginations and Presenting her Ripped toned body which brings out her manly side in a funny way for the viewers and other aspects of the story which the audience will notice when they watch the series.
As for the Sound, Haruka Shiraishi the VA for Misha and Manami Numakura the VA for Tsubame have done an amazing job for the characters, The op "Uzauza☆Waosu!" and the End "Tokimeki Climax" are both sung by the VA's.
"Tokimeki Climax" being my favorite which is sung from Tsubame's perspective is too good , its really catchy and enjoyable to hear and watch. :D
Character wise Tsubame is really my favorite, She has a multi talented character development, where she is a high classed trained individual but succumbs to her love of little girls especially misha and totally loses it at times, but is totally dependable, mature and sometimes a mother like figure totally a refreshing sight for a female Mc.
Misha is also really good with her cute, shy , introvert and her inner gamer personality which some people can relate to. She can be really funny while reacting to tsubame's advance and tactics and her reactions are priceless.
In the end i would say if you are looking for a story or a anime with a powerful hidden message, then no this isn't something you should watch, But for a good refreshing slice of comedy with the element of lolicon, weird, cringey comedy (in a good way), which people who like humor will enjoy and to sit, back relax & be entertained then yes this really a recommended watch .