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.
At this point in the review, I would start naming the good things about the show. Um...Jesus Christ, what the hell is there possitive to say about this anime? If I have to say three things, the animation is way better than this show deserves, and the opening theme is decent, not good, just decent, and the character designs are cute, when they're not being exploited.
Now on to the bad (warning: this may take a while to read, but be assured it will be funny, yet a little repulsive in its details.)
I'm not even going to sugar coat it, this is one of the ABSOLUTE
WORST animes I have ever seen, and it makes me cringe, even as I'm just sitting at my computer typing about it. And to think this was made by M-F(#*ING GAINAX. That's right, the studio behind this...thing...is also responsible for Evangelion, Gunbuster, Daikon, Gurren Lagann, and FLCL. Unbelievable.
There are numerous huge problems with this anime, so lets just start it off with the most obvious problem, the comedic writing. The laws of laughter tell us that a joke repeated too often loses its effectiveness overtime. Unfortunately, the writers of He is My Master never realized this, since the entire joke repetoir (I'm not an spelling major) consists of nothing but boob/panty/butt/bra/all of the above jokes. What makes this writing even more dreadfull is the fact that all these situations happen to 12-14 year old girls! So in addition to being lazy, the writing is also borderline pedophilic in nature. What is funny about seeing a 14 year old girl lose her bra, punch Yoshitaka across the room for looking, having another girl Anna (sorry I forgot there's another girl working there Anna, who has a pre-coming out of the closet crush on Izumi, at age 12 nonetheless) fantasizing about sleeping with a barely older 14 year old, all while an alligator(Pochi, dont even ask me to explain him) fantasizes about the same 14 year old girl, all within the timespan of 5 minutes?(my god that was a mouthfull) Simple answer: NOTHING! The writing in this anime is a cynical excersize in laziness and pedophilia.
As if that wasn't bad enough, none of the characters are likeable in any way. Yoshitaka is just a douche-bag whose sole purpose in life is to exploit underage girls in his maid outfits. Izumi is nothing but a idiot, for one running away since there are no signs of anything like abuse or anything like that, and two actually accepting this job. Anna, who I mentioned earlier, is a 12 year old girl who develops a borderline psychotic crush on Izumi, is just irritating to an almost science fiction level. Her constant wanting to be around Izumi is another way to slip in pedophilia in this show, this time in the form of lesbianism. The one good character in this show is the blonde sister Mitsuki, only because I don't know what to think of her. She seems totally fine about her job and its requirements and is somehow a master computer hacker (this girl can hardly dress herself without falling over, yet she can hack the computer system of an entire mansion), but she's essentially the obligatory blonde bimbo for any anime like this.
In conclusion, let me just sum it up this way: I watched a grand total of 3 episodes of He is My Master. Each episode has about 30 jokes, so a grand total of 90 jokes. I chuckled 1 time, cringed 89 times. He is My Master, in short, is just garbage. For the love of all that is holy and good in this world, avoid this thing like the plague.
Footnote: If you REALLY want to test your endurance for how much you can take of this series, watch episode 8. It introduces Izumi and Mitsuki's younger sister, 8 year old Karin, who while at the mansion trys on and walks around in a custom made maid outfit. Yea...an 8 year old, in a sexy maid outfit, whose father and mother find nothing at all wrong about this. It's official, this anime was indeed made by pedophiles.
[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.
The plot was really weak, just an excuse to get some girls in maidoutfits at a perverted guys mansion. The reason they moved out was just silly, and in every episode they had some sort of contest, and that irritated me a lot. I also disliked the fact, that the storyline took some too unlikely turns. Other than that, you can say that this is very shounen, with fast pace and high intensity. At least I wasn't bored.
The animation was okay I guess, but nothing more. I didn't really like how the characters were drawn.
I found the soundtrack lame, with cheesy background songs. Opening
theme was mediocre as well, but the ending was kinda good. There were some good voiceactors here, at least.
The characters weren't that good, to be honest. Yoshitaka is the kind of male character that gets on my nerves, with his behavior. Izumi was okay, and Mitsuki too, but she was too much into the contest she came up with all the time. Anna-chan I liked a bit, because she was funny, and she spiced up the series. As for the side-characters, they were either lame, perverted, bland or boring. Meh, most of the characters were there just to let the creators make some more ecchi-moments. And what's up with having an alligator almost as a main character?
The show entertained me, at the least. It was a funny and brainless watch.
This is the first show i rate as a 5, but there were simply too many things that irritated me to give it anything higher. But it was a bit entertaining nevertheless, so if you're looking for something easy to watch, watch this.
He is My Master is obviously aimed at the ecchi audience and caters to us well, but the problem is (which I have stated so many times before) you only receive great ecchi or good plot. Of course this series only offered a fair amount of ecchi, targeting perverted ideas, but not really exposing that much. Humor-wise it was fantastic with the character of Pochi and that of Mitsuki, who always turned things into a contest or some sort of retarded, but humorous, event that have no real point, but hey don't complain its pretty good. Then there is the action, if you can really
call it that. "Active" scenes offer a colorful pallet of movement with hilarious situations.
Now let's get down to real business, "should you watch this anime?" Well yes and no. If you're the kind for detailed plot and length, then don't. This show is more for the audience that is bored and want to watch an anime while waiting for another show to complete. Plus the ending may just ruin the overall feel of the anime and turn the way you feel about the show, but hey maybe its just me speaking (hell its my review). But really though, the end was pretty bland
8/10, nothing lost if you watch it, just don't expect gold.
He Is My Master seemed like it would be kind of boring for about the first half of the first episode, but when two of the main girls (Izumi and Mitsuki) start to live with Yoshitaka it gets really good. I watched this anime three times in one summer and loved it every time!! The art and way the show was drawn was what initially made me want to watch it, because the scenery it shows is the more beautiful than I've noticed in any other anime. The water really sparkles ( a rare thing in anime, I've noticed. ) The best part is.. you
never really know what to expect one epiosde after another. I really reccomend this show to anyone who's yet to have seen it. It even has a perverted aligator that's in love!
He is my Master is definitely very different from other "Master and Servant or Butler animes". It seems that this anime can be a disappointment to all the "Master and Servant genre lovers.
The main protagonist breaks something valuable and is forced to be a maid... Now thats VERY....... BORING AND UNORIGINAL.
Ill just say its fair because there are also a lot of Ecchi Maid lovers out there. For me the art didn't compare to Hayate no Gotoku, Kamen no Maid guy or they are my noble masters. The art tried to get the Lucky Star & Kamen no Maid guy Art, but it failed. It
goes to show "2 much of a Good thing is bad".
Well nothing special the only time it was good is yutaka makes his plan in the end.
Do you really think the character development goes somewhere in this anime? nuff said the character development for me is POOR. The should have atleast given it a better one
Enjoyment and Overall:
I hated it. Sorry to those He is my Master Fans but "Some People have their own opinions".
Kore ga Watashi no Goshujin-sama (English: He is My Master), is a comedy/fanservice/parody show by Gainax. (as you can see from the picture bellow there are a quite a few Gainax references)
As you can guess from the genres the show does not have much value apart from the comedy, that means that it can be hit or miss depending on how funny you found it.
The story is about a rich kid whose parents died and left him an unimaginable amount of money and a big mansion where he lives alone. Two high school girls who ran away from home end up working as
his maids cause of some comedic turn of events. That's about it for the story, which is fine since the focus of the show is mostly slapstick comedy.
The animation and sound are about average. The character designs were nice and fitting for the type of the show. The soundtrack is average and not memorable, the same goes for voice acting.
Even the characters themselves didn't go past the stereotypical ones. You have the male perverted lead, the tsundere girl, the little sister who knows all and is always plotting for amusing situations to happen, a lesbian who tries to assault the main girl and an alligator pet (who is also a pervert).
As I said in the introduction, the show is nothing more then a comedy. I must say I enjoyed it a lot since it fits my preferred style of comedy. The show delivered exactly what it was supposed to. So should you bother with the show? Well if you enjoy mindless comedies then yes. It is short and does not try to be something it is not.
This starts with a good story of two girls looking for work as they have runaway from home, they take a jobs as maids in a big house owned or left to a school boy or plays on the fact, they have nowhere else to go and tries to get them to be he's slaves and where whatever he wants them too...
But there is just one problem, they have a friendly crocodile with them who eats he's Koi carp and can be too friendly. Also the older sister doesn't always agree or do what the master wants.
So it's a crazy soft hentai anime.. rubbish, boring.
12eps no way!
Okay. First, the title 'He is my master' is a little weird and turns people off, thinking that this show is for perverts. But it's not really for perverts the show actually has a pervert in it.
Next, the first episode is pretty boring and tries to make useless comedy. But when you continue reading this show is funny enough to make your vocal cords sore.
The characters are well, without those certain characteristics in them the show would not be funny. Oh yeah my fav character is Poochi, a huge pet alligator who is a pervert and always jumps (you know when two ppl are having
sex the guy is bumping on the girl) on the main female character. Also Yoshitaka's character is pretty funny, p.s he's the perv.
So if you are looking for romance NO! Though there is a little romance between the two main characters and well a girl who is in love with the female main character.
If you are looking for drama NO!
If you are looking for super comedy, ecchi and tinsey bit o' romance YES He Is My Master is right for you!
NOTE: If you have conditions, like too much laughing can strain you voice don't watch it cuz this show is enough to make you laugh your balls off!
Whatever may be said, I've quite enjoyed this anime. It has Romance and Comedy, which are basically my two main elements for an anime. Along the side, it has Ecchi and Action. I like how the characters were tied into the story, and the plot itself was quite unusual.
Whether others say it was ordinary or not, I truly did like it.
Arr! What a waste of time! When the highlights of an anime are the opening theme and the panty shots, someone has not been doing their job.
Looks good, with nice character design. Well, not much more to say about that. It's not stunning by any means, and there are lots of anime out there that looks better.
The opening theme is great, and the rest of the music is decent. Voice acting is ok, but there is way too much unmotivated shouting.
The story in this anime is very cliché and predictable, and can essentially be summarized by any Winnie the Pooh episode out there. Except for
the fan service, of course.
HiMM is not even really funny, except for Pochi the alligator and the occational and unexpected breaking of the fourth wall (ok, the lesbian is somewhat funny, too). It's more of a hysterical scream fest without much logical coherency. Even Tom & Jerry is calmer and more logically thought out than this.
The main girl, Izumi, has to be the most violently overreacting girl I have ever seen in an anime. She is tons worse than broads like Narusegawa from Love Hina and Chidori from FMP. No matter what people say or do, she reacts with yelling and lethal violence.
Nakabayashi is a bastard, which is a fun change, but he doesn't add to the little "humor" there is, and doesn't really contribute to the story in any way, besides owning the house where all the characters live.
Mitsuki is kind of cute, and can sometimes surprise you with unexpected stuff. She doesn't evolve during the episodes, though. Which, by the way, no one of the characters do.
The only character that is enjoyable is Pochi the alligator. Well, except when he rapes people. I don't swing that way...
Much of the unmotivated behaviour may be because of bad translation, I might add, but even reading between the lines, this anime was more irritating than funny.
Wakey wakey sunshines.Yup you guessed it,it's that drunkard Dion again back on track with another anime review which will make the whole wide world's skin crawl.I also swear a lot,you've been warned.
Now,He is My Master...If i were to base my review on title alone then i'd use the F-word a lot,call it a wet fraud and call it a day.But this is a review so i have to write some shit to keep MAL happy.
And thankfully i have some things to say cause apart from the fact that this anime is one of the worst i've ever seen in my life it is also one
from a studio that its' works are mostly top notch and shook the world to its' foundations.I'm talking about Gainax of course,who in their infinite wisdom decided to stop making great animes and make rubbish instead for people with the aesthetics of Fu Manchu.
Look i get the need for diversity by Gainax.Say you are a chef for example,would you want to cook just pasta for the rest of your life?Course not,but that doesn't mean you'll waste any potential talent on making food that can only be eaten by maggots.And this is the case with this studio.Cause nobody can say that they didn't have any potential,in fact they were one of the big guns in the industry.But they had a meeting and said "know what,fuck them great animes,let's make something dreadful,something that will give the audience the equivelant of pig flu for the eyes".And i'm sorry but as far as decisions go that is one of the stupidest ones.
You're probably thinking right about now,that i'm talking rubbish and that this anime isn't as bad as i make it to be.But no,this anime among other titles before it was one of the reasons the studio went from Messiah to a fake meat on the cross.So let's see what the hell i'm on about.
And we start with the story.Sawatari Izumi and her younger sis Mitsuki decided to leave home and are in need of a house and a job.They happened to find a job advertisement outside a mansion the size of the moon,looking for live-in maids.But what they found instead in the mansion besides a job was a very rich,but very perverted kiddo,Nakabayashi Yoshitaka.From there on it's a trip down deja vu highway.Every single thing is repeated until the end of time.
Every episode is more or less the same.It begins with Izumi being unhappy with how her life has turned out and then Yoshitaka,Pochi,Anna(Izumi’s possible lesbian conquest)come into the scene and everything ends up in kicking and screaming at each other like they are in kindergarden..They certainly seem to have the mental age of a kid in one. But then Mitsuki proposes a contest to settle things,which involves Izumi having to do something insane,she doesn't want to do it but does it nevertheless cause.....No freaking idea why.Maybe cause it would be fun?To who?Even my 3 yr old nephew would struggle to find that shit funny.
Credit where it's due,Gainax made two very very weird as fuck characters with Yoshitaka and Pochi.Yoshitaka,for me at least,with his aggressive perverted side was a refreshing change from the MC's you tend to find in harem anime that serve ONLY as punch bags.And Pochi?Tell me where else would you find an alligator that touches little girls inappropriately?Honestly i cannot put into words just how great this creature is.Now that isn't to say that i liked them as characters in the end or that they're even remotely memorable.
But it's with the female cast that things go south really.Izumi is all the time like she's on her period and everything makes her angry for no reason,but as things stand the rest of the cast always seem to find new ways to make her more..Let's say ill-tempered.Mitsuki is the polar opposite of her sister.She is as carefree as it gets and is there to serve some purpose..Oh no she's only there to produce some funny challenges for her sister..
As far as songs and animation go i cannot say i was impressed.The songs were pretty standard,VA were...Ok-ish...And animation was a bloody mess.
Now if you want a comedy with lots and lots of fanservice there are tons of anime out there that do a better job than this.If you want to relive that Gainax magic and you think that this might do the trick...Well no.