Izumi Sawatari and her younger sister, Mitsuki Sawatari, have run away from home and are in need of employment. The only jobs available are as maids in the mansion of 14-year-old millionaire, Yoshitaka Nakabayashi. What seems like simple work is soon revealed to be far more than the girls bargained for when they find Yoshitaka to be an authoritative employer who demands they call him "Master".
For a show titled He is My Master I am not sure what I expected. I had just finished watching a rather long series and I was in the mood for something light hearted and short. In the end this wasn’t that bad of a show at all.
The story isn’t anything really special but it does have charm in its own way. Basically Izumi and her sister movie in to Yoshitaka's mansion to become live in maids because they have run away from home, presumably because they won’t let Mitsuki keep her pet alligator there. Yoshitaka insists on them calling him master
and of course he is a pervert and makes them wear all kinds of skimpy clothes, spies on them in the bath, etc. We will forget the fact that these are like 13 year old girls, I mean this is anime if you’re offended by lolicon you probably aren’t watching anymore. Izumi is clumsy so she ends up breaking a lot of stuff in the mansion which Yoshitaka makes her responsible for in order to keep her in the mansion. So much of the story revolves around how much debt she is in and her getting out of it. It’s nothing really special but it enables enough jokes to make it fun. The humor gets a little repetitive at times but not so much that I lost interest.
Izumi and her sister Mitsuki are fun characters. Most of the story revolves around embarrassing Izumi, either with the outfits she has to wear, or the work she has to do, or getting her clothes ripped off by the love crazy alligator or the 3rd maid Anna who is madly in love with her. There is not really a lot of character depth, besides getting to know their basic personalities that’s pretty much all you learn about them. But I did find them all to be likable.
Meh. The animation is all I can say. I really find it to be pathetic. They talk out of the sides of their faces when in profile, they constantly have blush under their eyes and the colors used seem to be washed out and dull. I was going to punish this show in my final rating because of the crappy art but in the end I decided not to. The voice acting is pretty good and the music is ok but it’s not anything really great.
Overall I wasn’t sure what I wanted to give this show for its final grade. I had initially leaned towards a "6", but after thinking about it some I decided to go one better. Visually it isn’t much to look at but it did have a lot of comedy moments in it and is not too perverted. If you want a harmless little piece of fluff that will give you some laughs then I recommend He is My Master.
Ever have a jigsaw puzzle that just doesn't fit together the right way? There are pieces missing and even the pieces you have don't seem to go together very well. This is what He Is My Master is like.
Story: The storyline is very...basic. Essentially almost every episode is introduced as: OK! Let's have a contest today where Yoshitaka get's beaten up by Izumi in about thirty different ways after he tries to look up her skirt. By the fourth episode it was getting a little boring. I have no problem with slapstick humor, but this starts to become like Love
Hina, it gets really tiring to watch a guy get punched in the face and watch him ricochet off the wall a million times.
Art: The art is, ok. I never was never amazed by the art, I never saw a scene and was floored by it. The art doesn't detract from the anime except in a few certain scenes where the sequences are very awkward, but that was it. The characters are very nicely drawn, I liked all of them, but Anna was a little too plain and i still have to occasionally check to remember what she looks like.
Sound: I didn't pay too much attention to the music in any anime, for me it's a subtle thing where I notice if it's amazing or if it's horrible. The music is.....typical.
Character: Yoshitaka......I love him. As a main character he is absolutely perfect. When I first heard this title I was like "hehe....I can be THEIR master" and a whole bunch of other double entendres my friends thought were hilarious. I was expecting the main guy to be very polite, kind, sort of...forced to live with these beautiful maids. Man....i've never been so happily shocked in my life. The guy is a complete pervert, I love how they've given his character absolutely no redeeming points other than that he never gives up. I didn't pay attention too much to the other characters....they seemed a little too typical. Izumi hates/loves him.....Mutsuki is too busy manipulating everyone and is always behind the scenes and Anna...well...if you watch you'll see.
Enjoyment: I did actually enjoy this anime, even though I don't personally think that it's that great. Most of the time I was enjoying myself because I wasn't thinking about what was actually going on. So just turn off your brain and enjoy yourself. Cause if you think about this anime there will be times when you're going to be asking yourself "...................what?" I know I did.
Overall: Well....there is one thing this anime does very well...and I want to end on it. Boobs. This anime is a prime example of where pretty girls enhance an anime. It's also a great example of how pretty girls cannot be the sole redeeming feature of an anime. But seriously....the girls in here....are really pretty. Izumi is supposed to be 14 or 15....and if I ever find a 14 year old who looks like that...I'm going to make her my maid as well. Guys are going to like this anime alot more than girls....unless you girls are into boobs. If you're looking for story....go somewhere else. Anyone wanting some mindless ecchi entertainment, come here.
I can’t believe I didn’t see it coming. The title was He is my Master, and yet I didn’t see the possibilities of fan service at all.
I’m not into fan service (unless it’s fan service for girls, which is rare) and usually too much fan service hinders me from liking an anime, but for some reason, this anime wasn’t too bad. The story was ok, a bit mediocre (to be expected from ecchi series, huh), it was kinda funny at times, and it was easy to understand. Also, for some reason, I didn’t think the fan service here was not as vulgar as in
other ecchi series I’ve seen, like Maburaho. Maybe the fact that the fan service was an integral part of the series made me think that way. I would also like to note that it ended considerably well, and was able to match my expectations.
Another huge cast of characters in this one. Surprisingly, the main characters (Izumi, Mitsuki, Anna and Yoshitaka) had good chemistry among them. As for the other characters, they lacked charisma and forgettable. What’s even more annoying is the fact that they introduced one more character towards the end (as if there weren’t enough characters for a 12 episode anime already) and I can’t remember her name either. All that I remember is that she’s just as annoying as Izumi, who’s probably one of the dimmest anime characters I have seen. Mitsuki was cool though – she was cutesy, but not annoying. Same goes for their younger sister Karin, who’s twice as adorable as Mitsuki.
Speaking of the characters, they have to be the horniest cast of characters I’ve seen ever since please teacher! Everything dirty you can think of is in this anime – Lolicons, a dominatrix, S&M, incest, pedophilia, girl to girl love love and more. That incest bothered me the most, but it was discreet and disappeared from the storyline after Karin was introduced, so I forgot about it a bit.
Drawing style was average. The landscapes, colors and details were really good, and there was even use of CG (Minimal), but the people were poorly drawn. I am surprised at the quality of the art style shown during the ending theme sequence – I’m assuming they’re from the manga version. If so, The manga version definitely had better illustrations.
The music was okay. For some reason, I felt the opening didn’t compliment the series very well – something was a bit off. However, I did like the ending theme. It was cutesy, and it was definitely for the anime. The BGM wasn’t bad either, if not, it was good. It fit the scenes very well, and I like the BGM that was played whenever Izumi would show off some skin and Pochi the alligator would get all hot and bothered (I can’t believe I said “hot and bothered”) The voice acting wasn’t bad either. I thought it matched the characters very well, and I didn’t think it went against the characters’ personalities.
I have to say it wasn’t bad. All throughout I kept thinking to myself that it was better than Maburaho, the last ecchi I have seen. I’m not a fan of ecchi at all too, so saying that this anime wasn’t bad means I’m speaking highly of it.
He is my Master, is a very... uninteresting show to say the least. Its true purpose is mindless repetition and ecchi shots, anything else is purely coincidental.
If you watch this show you must keep in mind that the show mainly evolves around middle schoolers, which means they all have a middle school mentality and do not know very much about adult life, other than the sexual parts. And the deciding factors throughout the entire series are contests between two or more people. So, for example when they were fighting for someones love, a contest would commence.
There really isn't any story to go on since
the majoirty of the show was pretty much random. The story starts out with Izumi and her sister running away from home. While walking along a side walk they find a sign claiming that the owner of this giant mansion is looking for live-in maids and that is where it all starts. The story dives a little deeper about 8 episodes later, but it is almost completely irrelevant when there is so much randomness happening.
Although the sound wasn't top notch there were a few moments where the music was good and the music almost always suited the moods, that's usually because the moods were almost-always carefree and energetic.
Although there is very little character development, this doesn't detract from the story. You will learn a little about each character but everything is pretty much skin-deep.
The art is pretty much what you'd expect from a show that was released in the early 2000's. The art doesn't show a lot of ecchi moments, there are not a lot of panty shots, but there is a lot of cleavage and sexy dresses to go around. I suppose giving a middle schooler a sexy dress is less offensive than giving a 6 year old one, so there's at least a good thing.
After a while I got very bored of this show. If there wasn't any ecchi shots going on, they would be doing some kind of mindless contest. Like before, you must consider a middle-schoolers mentality when watching this show. I don't typically like it when the main male protaginist is a pervert always wanting to grope every chick he sees, but in this case it was really bad when it was a middle schooler doing those things.
Overall, after 13 episodes I was finally relieved that I was done with this show. I thought it would be a good show, but all of my expectations were disappointed.
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