Can one person/character carry a show? The answer is normally no but the possibility exists – look at the movie, Pirates of the Caribbean, as an example. I mention this because the series that’s being reviewed, Maid Guy, is reliant on how well one character can shoulder the burden of making this a good show.
Final Series Score: 9/12 A-
Pros: Kogarashi aka Maid Guy
Cons: lackluster animation, comedy becomes repetitive and boring, enjoyment hinges exclusively on when Kogarashi is on screen
Awards given to this show by this blog
- Best Male Character for Spring 2008
- Best Ability/Power of Spring 2008 – Kogarashi
- Best Male Seiyuu of Spring 2008 for Rikiya Koyama (Kogarashi)
- #2 Top Anime of Spring 2008
A teenage brother and sister are the only direct relatives left of a super-super wealthy businessman because members of the family keep dieing, presumably so someone becomes the heir to the fortune. The elderly businessman decides to hire two bodyguards / maids to protect the brother and sister until the elder sister can inherit the money in half a year. Maid Guy has many special powers that will be called upon to protect the two, including the ability to control flocks of crows, the ability to plug a printer’s USB into his ear and print anything his mind imagines, flight, x-ray vision, and unbreakable hair to name but a few.
Thoughts and impressions
Kogarashi is almost awesome enough to carry the entire show on his shoulders. He truly is like a force of nature that transcends being a mere mortal. If this show was given to more capable hands, I might me gushing how this was the best comedy of 2008. Instead, I can’t help but feel this was a near-miss by the people at Madhouse.
And that’s about all I have to say about this title. If you haven’t seen it already and don’t mind fanservice too much then definitely catch a couple of episodes just too see Maid Guy in action.
- 12 episodes
- genre:Comedy, Fanservice
- animation studio: Madhouse
- director: Masayuki Sakoi
- OP: “Special Life!” by KOTOKO
- ED: “Wakugai!!” by Yoshiki Fukuyama
- Seiyuus of note: Rikiya Koyama, Yuka Iguchi, Megumi Toyoguchi