Definitely not for the faint hearted. If you're not a yaoi fan, nor are you into porn then you shouldn't watch this. I myself only bothered with it because I like Yaoi/shounen-ai, and lets face it, there's not that many of those floating around. Plus I wanted to see if this was better then Boku no Pico. However be warned, this is a shota-con where little boys are having sex with older men. Turn back now if you're against that!
Story (3/10) - Shounen Maid Kuro-kun is essentially a porn without plot. What little plot there is only serves to explain how Kuro found himself in
this situation serving as a maid in a pervert's house, and that little tidbit at the end where Kuro is given the option to leave. The rest is just porn with a sprinkle of food play, crossdressing, bondage and toys.
Art (7/10) - It wasn't too bad, the animations are kind of weird in some places however (like the twitching dick. I was like WTF?) I didn't like the way Mitsu was drawn, it just didn't... suit. Kuro was cute, I'm glad they didn't make him look /too/ much like a girl as the animators had done in Boku no Pico.
Sound (5/10) - Meh, the moaning gets a little boring after a while.
Character (3/10) - Not much character development, except for Kuro's sense of worthlessness and how Mitsu tells him that this wasn't so. There was a reason why he was chosen. Blah, blah, after that there's not much character development, although they do have quirky personalities. I loved it when Kuro beat Mitsu up :P
Enjoyment (7/10) - It was somewhat enjoyable, for a PWP. The sex scenes were hot at least :) I also found amusement in the beginning when Kuro catches Mitsu spying on him in the change room and bathroom. Go the uke! The last scene was hilarious as well, but you'll just have to watch and see, neh?
Overall (6/10) - Overall I'm giving it a 'fair' rating. I certainly enjoyed Shounen Maid Kuro-kun a lot more then Boku no Pico and any of it's sequels (both animes were made by the same company). It doesn't suit my usual taste in anime, so watching it was just a bit of mindless fun plus smut.
Recommended watching: Boku no Pico, Enzai
P.S: Fun fact if you did read all of this review - Go check out the person who wrote the script for Shounen Maid Kuro-Kun (who also wrote Boku no Pico) under the staff heading. I couldn't believe my eyes! I mean really? He wrote the script for another of my favourite animes which is immensely popular and definitely not Yaoi/Shounen-Ai o_0
i'd like to keep in mind that i am reviewing this piece as pornography. having said that, this is one of the better OVAs i have seen. i recommend it to fans of hardcore BL and shota.
what you can expect: ridiculous plot (as custom to most porn), barely-there character-development, gratuitous wet sounds, bdsm, buckets of semen (lol), really pretty art/animation, and pretty good voice-acting.
overall, i enjoyed it (much more than Boku no Pico). i thought it was relatively tasteful and cute. i'd also like to mention that i adore Kuro!
This is hard to write without being horribly biased but I'll try my hardest.
Kuro-kun is a dreadful piece of work with poor plot and characters HOWEVER, I enjoyed it so much because of this reason!! If you're into bad yaoi, definitely watch this.
The OVA is pretty much just porn without plot- the attempt at putting in a plot is really a very very poor attempt at that. The ending is weak!! I won't spoil it, but Kuro's reason for not leaving is so nonsensical. Just get out of there kid..
However, if you're looking for some quick porn without being attached or
caring for the plot then hey you should totally watch this.
The art style itself is really nice and I would like to give more than a 3 rating, but the "R-18" areas make me think otherwise. Since so much of the OVA is just sex I can only give a low rating because of how plain grossed out it made me. I'm no prude, (I love yaoi, man) but the creepy nipples, the tacky, shiny skin and penises and.. There is definitely something from with Kuro's butthole (just sayin..) Yeah no thanks.
The sounds aren't bad! Voice acting is alright, I kinda liked Kuro's voice I'll be honest! But there are some parts that made me question whether it was.. Doable..? The noise of the lube (lotion??) it just.. made noises all on it's own.. That's just as an example anyway, but they just ruined the experience for me.
The seme guy is a awful person. I'm not entirely sure what we, as a collective audience, are supposed to feel. Are we supposed to like him? Think he's cool? I just think he's a creepy rapist. Does not say "OK" in my books. Especially his justification at the end. Absolutely no thanks
As for Kuro, oh my. If you were in such a situation I'm sure you'd do more than just take it, literally, up the ass. Even being in some mass debt, you just would not stand for it.
For pwp I suppose it's fine, the characters don't need to have a sound reason.
I enjoyed Kuro-kun a lot. Oh boy did I enjoy Kuro-kun. It's singularly one of the worst things I've ever watched. Some of the bits in it made me laugh out loud, I was in tears, they were streaming down my face, I had to pause it because I couldn't see through my tears. (When you see the banana, or the salad, you'll get what I'm talking about)
Yeah first review, it's a bad one but I'm no professional critiquer so heyy.
i really thought this anime was all sex but to be honest i kind of liked that mindless sex feel. if they had cut out most of the sex and actually put more into the plot, i think it would've been really really enjoyable. at one point during it, for some reason the small amount of plot material it had in it really got to me and made me sad, so i think i really would have liked this as a normal shounen-ai series with a relarive plot instead of a hardcore yaoi. altogether i though the animation and graphics and what not were very
nice, i like the modern look and the bright colors, so that really appealed to me. all in all i guess, dont watch this if you dont want to watch like 15 minutes of a boy and an adult looking to be in his 20's having constant contact of sex, if you do want to see that, this is for you man xp