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.
[b]Kore ga Watashi no Goshujinsama[/b]
Well, i didn't expected He is my master to be very good but i didn't wanted to be bored neither, and that's what i felt watching this anime and knowing this was an ecchi anime i was expecting to be entertained by it, but it was just ok, and to top that i didn't enjoyed at all everytime Izumi punched or kicked Yoshitaka sometimes for nothing, i hate that kind of characters and that kind of ''humor'' i wanted to stop watching it because of that, but i always finish an anime no matter how bad it is and i can't
say i didn't laugh because i did laugh at some parts that were funny.
The story is mediocre, two sisters escapes from home which was a little silly of a excuse of why they left and seeing that their parents aren't bad, i thought that it was dumb, they end up in a big mansion, they work there and starts the repetitive episodes, kick Yoshitaka's ass almost everytime just because, and that was stupid; The sisters starts making challenges between the characters so they win something they were fighting for, then a useless characters Anna is introduced and makes the things even more annoying to watch, maybe the three last episodes were good and the ending was meh, overall mediocre.
[b][u]Art & Sound[/u][/b]
The art style was mediocre the characters design too, maybe the landscape was good and the fanservice was ok, but overall was mediocre and there were anime series with better art style from that year and past years, and the ED song video clip drawing was better, i don't know if that was from the Light Novels or the manga, but that looked better drawn.
The Sound was fine, the voice acting and the background music was ok, the OP song didn't fit for some reason and i always skipped it.
The characters even if i didn't liked them i have to point that they had some development but wasn't shown completely.
-Anna was useless and i hated her.
-Izumi could be better if she wasn't a bitch that always did what she wanted.
-Mitsuki was ok but she didn't convinced me to like her more.
-Yoshitaka was a...how can i express this, he let them take advantage from him and let them kick his ass and never did something to fix that, that's why the overall for the characters was mediocre.
There wasn't much enjoyment on this one, just in some funny parts and the last 3 episodes that were somehow interesting but more than that i was bored for the most parts; The three last episodes were enjoyable for some reason and because of that it was fine. If you want to watch it for the ecchiness, don't, there are better ecchi anime series out there.
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