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Shonen Maid Genres: Slice of Life Studio: 8-Bit Premiere Date: April XX, 2016 Episode Count: ? Adaptation: Manga Streaming: FUNimation, Anime Digital Network,
Plot: The manga revolves around Chihiro Komiya, an energetic elementary school student who was living with his mom. Chihiro is very good at doing housework and chores, and his mother's motto is "No work, no food." After his mother suddenly dies, a man named Madoka Taketori who claims to be his uncle shows up, and asks Chihiro to come live with him. Chihiro initially refuses, but when seeing the horribly dirty state of Madoka's rich home, he decides to start cleaning it. Then Madoka makes another offer to Chihiro: that he comes to live with him, but in exchange Chihiro will do the housework. Chihiro accepts this deal, but suddenly finds himself in a maid uniform.
Yui Makino as Miyako Ōtori. Miyako is Madoka's former fiance; the two were arranged to be married when they turned 16 by their grandparents. Miyako is described as being naturely spacey but good at housework.
Mitsuki Saiga as Yuji Hino. Yuji is Chihiro's classmate and best friend, who grew concerned about Chihiro when Chihiro lost his mother. Yuji comes from a large family with a total of 6 children and 3 dogs.
Yukari Tamura as Chiyo Komiya. Chiyo is Chihiro's mother and Madoka's sister. Chiyo dies suddenly and unexpectedly, leaving Chihiro in a tough spot, because Chiyo was estranged from her family, who didn't approve of her marriage to Chihiro's father.
I can't watch this show since I only have HULU and Crunchyroll. I supposed I can check it out on FUNImation's website since the older episodes will be free and available. I hate FUNimation's video players' quality.
Tried the first three episodes. It wasn't a bad show. Enjoyed the premise of a young boy who lost his mother. With no father or anyone to support, he learns that his mom actually had a sibling who adopts him. Not wanting to owe his uncle, he works as a maid.
2nd episode features a fiancee of Madoka and Madoka manages to break off the marriage since he knows Madoka is into his secretary.
3rd episode features Chihiro picking up a dog. Episode builds on Chihiro's trust with Madoka despite another friend's family offering to adopt him.
Taka: I remember watching Devils' Line. I can't remember any issues I had. I have to look at my comments.
Oct 13, 2021 2:07:17 GMT
Old Man Dream: One of those familiar vampire stories in a modern setting where the male lead hates himself because of his vampiric nature and is in love with a human woman. The execution of the whole story is pretty clumsy and from what I gather, the anime is...
Oct 13, 2021 9:20:17 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...rushing through 40 chapters of manga material to fit into 12 anime episodes. Definitely shows with how quickly it's creaming through events, with the main couple being bland between angsty male vampire and the human female devoted to him.
Oct 13, 2021 9:21:50 GMT
Old Man Dream: Besides that plot, said male lead's involved with a secret government agency tasked with controlling vampires that give into their bloodlust.
Oct 13, 2021 9:22:42 GMT
Old Man Dream: And adding more insult to injury, the new Injustice animated movie is a big mess.
Oct 14, 2021 1:39:37 GMT
Taka: I read through my comments. Bloodlust and rapes along with innuendos. The romance I never mentioned of - with the details you mentioned - I remembered now it was pretty bad.
Oct 14, 2021 4:39:16 GMT
Old Man Dream: I'm thankfully pretty far in the series. Just have 3 more episodes, which I should get taken care of by tomorrow evening. Kind of regret thinking this would be a good title to dabble into for Halloween.
Oct 14, 2021 9:17:57 GMT
Taka: Didn't catch the Injustice movie. Waiting for it to be digitally available. That's a shame.
Oct 15, 2021 1:57:55 GMT
Old Man Dream: The movie got leaked online a week early before its release date. The negative reception to it, especially with how regarded the comic book and video game versions of Injustice are, got me curious to see how bad it was. I won't spoil things unlike most...
Oct 15, 2021 9:18:08 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...folks are unfortunately doing. But I'll just say that it both tries cramming too much into an 80-minute film and alters things rather heavily compared to the game and comics.
Oct 15, 2021 9:19:07 GMT
Taka: That is a shame considering they split Long Halloween into two parts. I guess with Injustice, you are appealing to 3 groups: the video game folks, the comic book folks, and then the new fans.
Oct 16, 2021 5:59:49 GMT
Old Man Dream: It sounds like you're assuming the games and comics run separate stories. The video game series serves as the main story of the franchise, while the comics serve as prequel or interquel to expand on and fill in the details on events that weren't...
Oct 16, 2021 12:33:54 GMT
Old Man Dream: ...elaborated on within the video games.
Oct 16, 2021 12:36:18 GMT
Taka: Thanks for the correction. For some reason I thought the video game was loosely based on the comic books and treated the two as separate stories. With fighting games, I assumed they had more flexibility due to different endings.
Oct 17, 2021 2:49:30 GMT