Having lost her mother at a young age, Misha Takanashi, a second grader who is half-Russian and half-Japanese, now lives with her Japanese father. Tsubame Kamoi, formerly a Japan Air Self-Defense Force, JASDF 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.
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 showing 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.
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.
Well... i tried this show just to the try, expecting nothing and even then, well, dropped, for two good reasons, i think pervs some times are kind of funny, even in the most incomprehensible way, other most ilogical way to show this behavior, the perv is sometimes even necesary fot the story.
Im not aganist the pedo IN THE ANIME (just in anime, real-life pedos are dangerous persons) also, sometimes im a bit of a lolicon, and apreciate the beauty of a little anime girl, or even a little anime boy....
when i seen the cover of this title, i get atracted by the blond, green eyed
Rusian loli and actually picked mi atention. The first episode wasa nut in the gut, i found the muscled women kind of displeasing, and the caracter was obviously masculine (i think the produces didnt allow to go with butler instead of maid)BUT i tough again, lets wait, its not total shit, it seems like there is a past in this mess, and then, i endured (because thats what i did) the ridiculous amount of molesting, the lack of common sense, and the completely asshole maid for an entire episode.Lets make some clarifications... im not a progresist, but for the sake of god, that was horrible, the half-brain father who leaves the child in hands of someone clearly dangerous, the lack of comon sense in the maid was faraway from the line that marks afection and sexual abuse, and lack of sensitivity to not to be a nuisance...
"I'm not interested in anyone who already had his first period"
Wait.... WTF? lets be clear, since inocence is a great present from heaven given to the children, its inocence that makes them wonderful, loveable, and put inside everyone of us some kind of protection instinc that makes us preserve their smiles, its ok to feel like that.... BUT, when you are becoming a sexual harraser, who openly admits that you are sexually atracted to children, and start saying things like that, better get the fuck of the children, search for help, and do not touch them. I understand that this is an anime caracter and no-child has been harmed, but its the caracter itself that makes me cringe, because the show happens as if those toughs are nothing, and this kind of behavior is normal and everyting is fine with begin like that...THAT IS NOT OK
While the second and third episodes were actually fine, (the got deeper into the story and relationship, the espeectator become to understand more of the caracters, etc...) and i actually thought that they were geting the best part of the show....
how wrong i was... after the 4th episode, the show fall into more sexual harrasment, more spine-chilling behavior (they add a new caracter in 6th episode) perversion badly presented and threated in the show, and behind a "everithing its ok" smoke screen the caracters actually are talking of adult thing (SERIOUSLY ADULT THINGS) in front of grade school girls.