Anime Review – Kamen no Maid Guy

In this review, I go over the fan service anime Kamen no Maid Guy.
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Intro
Wouldn’t it be awesome to have your own maid? How about two maids? Then get a load of Kamen no Maid Guy!

Summary
Fujiwara Naeka is the granddaughter of Fujiwara Zenjuro, an overbearing billionaire, and the heir to his fortune. Because of this, she’s pursued by those who desire the inheritance. In order to protect her, Zenjuro assigns two maids to live with and protect Naeka and her younger brother Kousuke. The two maids are Kogarashi, a giant hulk of a man who wears an altered maid’s outfit with a mask, and Fubuki, a seemingly calm and normal maid that punishes Kogarashi with a nail-studded baseball bat. Kogarashi’s noisy and pushy services make Naeka’s daily life exciting.

Character Overviews
The Fujiwara family consists of:
Fujiwara Naeka – The busty, kinda tomboyish main character who’s not too bright upstairs.
Fujiwara Kousuke – Naeka’s overweight little brother who has an obsession with maids (especially Fubuki) and erotic games.
Fujiwara Zenjuro – Naeka and Kousuke’s wealthy grandfather who sent Fubuki and Kogarashi to protect them.

The two maids are:
Kogarashi – The titular character of Kamen no Maid Guy whose over-the-top service leads Naeka and the others into some unexpected hijinx.
Fubuki – The other maid who tries to bring order to the Fujiwara household, often ends up pummeling Kogarashi with a nail-studded baseball bat or punching him into the sky.

Story: 6.5/10
Kamen no Maid Guy is definitely a fan-service anime and tends to overdo it at times. Because it’s also a comedy anime, the story often takes a backseat to the raunchy and slapstick humor. However, if you don’t want to wade through plot 12 feet deep, then Kamen no Maid Guy is just the thing to watch!

I give it an 6.5/10 for a fairly simple story that gives my brain a rest from having to remember everyone’s names, relationships to other characters, and whatnot.

Animation & Music: 6.5/10 for Animation and 8/10 for Music
The animation quality is okay, nothing to really write home about. I think Kogarashi’s design is certainly unique. It’s really hard to make a big guy in a maid outfit fit in!

The ending theme is one of the most addictive songs that I’ve come across in awhile. I can’t help but impersonate Kogarashi whenever I hear it! The opening is pretty catchy too. It sets the tone for the bizarreness to come.

I give the animation a 6.5/10 and the music an 8/10 for a satisfactory job.

Characters: 8/10
I thought that Kogarashi presented a wacky, unique take on the often-fluffy maid genre. The other characters were pretty one-dimensional for the most part. They did have their moments in the setting sun, but it was often fleeting. 8/10 for adding something a little different to the maid/ecchi genre.

Enjoyment: 8/10
Kogarashi’s escapades were the reason I kept on watching this series! The other characters were fairly predictable, but what Kogarashi had up his sleeves (he doesn’t even have sleeves!) kept me guessing! Thankfully, the ending leaves the possibility of a second season very much a reality. 8/10 for pure, wacky enjoyment.

Overall: 7.4/10
Kamen no Maid Guy has a winner in Kogarashi. If there was more depth to the other characters, this would be a waaaay better anime. Still, I can’t wait to see what happens in the next season!

TheAndySan

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