Mahoromatic - Automatic Maiden - Combat Maid (Vol. 1)
- Contains Episodes 1-4
Top Customer Reviews
Mahoromatic is a very depth-fill series that centers around the relationship of Mahoro and Suguru Misato. Unknown to Suguru, his father served alongside Mahoro as a commander in a secret government organization that has been defending the planet from alien invaders - wacky plot? No, the key to this series is that it is able to take what on the surface may be absurd situations and turn it into strongly heart-felt moments. Though overall the tone of the series is comedic, there is constant underlying tragedy as slowly each episode counts down to the number of days Mahoro still has remaining. The show plays out in a rollercoaster ride of stomach-hurting laughs, and throat-lumping misty eyes. Gainax has achieved an incredible balance between the gut-busting banter of Mahoro and Shikijo-sensei, and the repenting whispers of Mahoro's "..I don't want to die." It is difficult to provide a truthful review without revealing too much information, but suffice it to say that the story's extremely memorable characters will reside with you long after the last episode is done. My only wish was that Gainax could have chosen a less heart-breaking ending...
That aside, introductions go well. These first four episodes are the beginning of a bizarre ride involving intergalactic war, horny junior-high schoolers, one very perverted hottie teacher, and how & why an android designed for war becomes a house maid. Sound convoluted enough? Good...
I find nearly all of the characters so far to be quite enjoyable. I'm saying nearly beacuse the perverted teacher leaves me a bit turned off. For me, the less seen of her, the better. I have to knock a star of this series on account of her, Sorry. She is funny though.
We first meet Mahoro, the retired combat android. She handles her existence quite lightly and shows no fear, often revealing that she had indured much more hardship in battle. Though she became a maid, she often asserts her opinions when she deems necessary (dirty thoughts?). It's also revealed that her reasons for becoming a maid are not simply to take on a humble lifestyle. Suguru Misato doesn't seem to be much different from Mahoro, even though he is human and has never seen combat first-hand. He is not a super hero, but he exihibits excellent leadership skills under pressure. He also has a lot of brotherly respect for all of his peers, treating even Mahoro as an equal. This is a breath of fresh air for me. Even though their social positions elicit an obvious superior male ruling over a subservient female. Their actions contradict that every step of the way.
Their band of friends round out a somewhat stereotypical cast, but not too poorly. Many of their quirks are interesting and funny. From a raging food-addict to the jealous "other guys" there is definate energy about them.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Mahoro is a retired combat android. She has a little over a year left in her operational life span. She decides to spend it helping people. Read morePublished on November 18, 2012 by KevinB
I must take issue with Mr. Solomon's product review. His review might have made sense if the rest of the series, two seasons worth, gave nothing more than the (oh, my God! Read morePublished on November 17, 2007 by Peter Parker
This was my first school/harem type anime and I must say it was quite enjoyable. In the near future Earth is under attack from an alien race called `Saint'. Read morePublished on October 6, 2005 by John IV
Based on the manga series by Bow Ditama and Bunjuro Nakayama, the first season of Mahoromatic Automatic Maiden starts off with orphaned eighth grader Suguru Misato hiring Mahoro, a... Read morePublished on October 5, 2005 by Daniel J. Hamlow
Sex sells. And I've been a victim of it in buying this DVD. The concept, or maybe it's just the product, of this show is god awful. Read morePublished on May 21, 2005 by Dank
...and dreams should be grand. The folks who pan this series for being too ecchi or geared towards teens completely missed the boat, and should stick to pre-packaged, pre-chewed... Read morePublished on March 2, 2004 by LGC
If you haven't burned out on meek men/"special" women anime (Steel Angel Kurumi, Cat Girl Nuku Nuku, Cutey Honey), then you'll LOVE this one. Read morePublished on February 22, 2004 by T. Greer
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