March 04, 2003

Hand Maid Mai

Hand Maid May is one of those shows that is so cute I couldn't help but love it. Yeah, it pushed the limits of the amount of fanservice I can take, but overall it was a fun show.

Now, the first episode of a 4 part OVA called Hand Maid Mai has been released. What do I think of it? I didn't hate it. But I think it lost a lot of the magic that the original series had. The main character, Ozu Hideo, is working as an editor for an adult video company. He comes home drunk one night to find three cyberdoll maids named Ai, Mai, Mei who all look like old girlfriend at different stages in her life. The first episode was lots of setup and a little bit of plot involving the maids helping him finish up making a picture. Bits and pieces of this were humerous, but overall the fan service and at least one of the scenes just didn't work for me. I'll give it a second episode when it is released, but unless things change dramaticly I won't be following this.

Oh, there are two cameos. At one point you see a certain girl leaning out her window on a ladder stretched between two buildings. And it appears that Sara is making some level of appearance (but I'm not sure just how much of one yet).

Posted by snooze at March 4, 2003 07:22 AM


i've been on the fence about Hand Maid May, but now there's this nice box w/figure. you know my tastes in anime; do you think i would like it? i've seen the first episode, but it's been a while since.

Posted by: k-chan at March 4, 2003 03:04 PM

I'm not sure.
I mean, it's cute and has gobs of fanservice. It never gets anywhere near as bad as something like Najica, but there's quite a bit of bounce and cleavage showing, and don't forget the panty shots.
But overall it's fun. I think what made it work for me was that the silly parts were pretty funny to me. In comparison, I got very little amusement out of Hand Maid Mai.

Posted by: gregory at March 4, 2003 07:15 PM

haven't seen Najica, but Aika was a hoot. yeah, total fanservice (though a bit of refreshing shoujo-ai ^^) but ya gotta appreciate the sheer variety of camera angles and takes. after a while, it's gotta be hard to come up with original ones }:D

i gave in to the call of the cute and have Scott looking for the HMMay box w/figure so hopefully he'll be able to get it.
exclusive figure = k-chan must have ^^

Posted by: k-chan at March 5, 2003 10:50 AM

Well, as I can remember, the first episode of the original series was a lot ecchi( I mean a LOT ), and this new one is more. I hope the level of sexuality drops, and they concentrate more on the plot.

Posted by: Douglas at May 10, 2003 08:56 AM

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