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Mayo Chiki! – 13 (END)

「揉んでください!」 (Monde Kudasai!)
“Please Grope Me!”

Even though it would have left a larger impression had the series ended with Jirou and Subaru’s kiss, this last episode was strangely interesting. While I can’t support this statement with any concrete details, this episode felt like it wasn’t troubled with the overarching story since the biggest problem was solved last week. Meaning I could fully enjoy all the randomness!

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October 1, 2011 at 1:45 am Comments (58)

Mayo Chiki! – 12

「迷える執事とチキンな俺と」 (Mayoeru Shitsuji to Chikin na Boku to)
“The Butler who got Lost and I, the Chicken”

Instead of leaving things open ended to make us viewers claw at the chance of a second season possibly coming over the horizon, the kiss between Subaru and Jirou probably sealed the deal. However, the events leading up to that fateful kiss was classic Mayo Chiki madness.

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September 24, 2011 at 1:33 am Comments (30)

Mayo Chiki! – 11

「にゅ!」 (Nyu!)
NYU~

At this point in time, it’s hard to watch how awkward things are between Jirou and Subaru. That is, until a little bit of alcohol is thrown into the mix.

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September 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm Comments (24)

Mayo Chiki! – 10

「いっただっきまーす」 (Ittadakkimaasu)
“Let’s Eat!”

Boy did the dynamics of this week’s episode feel like they were running from one end of the spectrum to the other. At times, I was a little disappointed when the writers didn’t flesh out what should have and could have been a very emotional scene.

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September 9, 2011 at 4:06 pm Comments (30)

Mayo Chiki! – 09

「しばらく旅に出ます」 (Shibaraku Tabini Demasu)
“A Quick Trip”

After once again getting my hopes up for a romantic encounter that wouldn’t end up going the completely wrong way, I get the feeling that I should stop hoping for the impossible. At least Jirou and Subaru have been upgraded to official best friends, which I guess is one step closer to even better best friends?!

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September 2, 2011 at 1:32 pm Comments (41)

Mayo Chiki! – 08

「初めてなんだ」 (Hajimete Nanda)
“The First Time”

It’s a bit hard to empathize with Jirou when he’s complaining about being stuck in an empty hot spring inn with a bunch of cute girls. Sure they might be a little crazy or have some strong BL fantasies, but you can’t ignore just how well endowed they are! Maybe I should catch this dreaded gynophobia to increase my chances of achieving a similar situation…

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August 26, 2011 at 1:59 am Comments (46)

Mayo Chiki! – 07

「駆け落ちしよう」 (Kakeochi Shiyou)
“Let’s Run Away!”

I’ve been thinking this entire time, “Would there be any way for Konoe to slip into girl form while still maintaining the façade of being a male?” And coincidentally, it seems like an answer has been dropped into the palm of my hands. I’m sure everyone here loves Konoe dressed up as Suzutsuki’s male butler, but I’d love to see more of this.

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August 19, 2011 at 3:15 am Comments (80)

Mayo Chiki! – 06

「戦争を始めましょう」 (Sensou wo Hajimemashou)
“Let’s Start a War”

I know Subaru’s secret is hidden under the guise of a cross-dressing cafe, but who the heck is she fooling wearing a cheongsam that shows that much cleavage and with a side slit that high? There isn’t any room to hide anything… not that I’m complaining of course.

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August 12, 2011 at 4:15 am Comments (87)

Mayo Chiki! – 05

「アタシと付き合いなさい」 (Atashi to Sukiainasai)
“Go Out With Me”

It only seemed like a year or two ago that Ise Mariya wasn’t really on my seiyuu radar, and now I’m looking forward to just about every role she’s in. It never hurts when she voices a character who can kick high either, much like we have with Usami Masamune.

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August 7, 2011 at 1:50 pm Comments (38)

Mayo Chiki! – 04

「あんまりジロジロみるな・・・」 (Amari Jirojiro Miru na…)
“Stop Staring So Much…”

I can’t shake the feeling that Mayo Chiki has skipped quite a few episodes of development to help explain the closeness in Jirou and Subaru’s relationship, but I am starting to wonder if it’s because I’ve been unconsciously brainwashed into believing that anime characters take an entire season before there are any noticeable changes in them.

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July 30, 2011 at 2:50 pm Comments (66)

Mayo Chiki! – 03

「もちろん、ベッドの上で」 (Mochiron, Beddo no Ue de)
“In Bed Of Course”

I’m still not feeling the drama behind the Subaru’s sense of duty to server as Kanade’s butler, nor the “stand by me” encouragement by Kinjirou’s late father Jirou (Miyashita Eiji), yet I don’t seem to mind one bit while watching this series. Talk about some clear oversight of screenplay in favor of personal entertainment from the romantic comedy-like antics. I wasn’t kidding when I said I’d watch this show just for Subaru.

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July 23, 2011 at 10:15 pm Comments (28)

Mayo Chiki! – 02

「大好きになっちゃった!」 (Daisuki ni Nacchatta!)
“I’ve Fallen in Love!”

Now now Jirou, I don’t have all those wild fetishes either, but when Kanade makes a strong case like she did, the least we can do is hear her out. She has some really creative ideas after all. There’s no reason to lose your appetite when honey is involved. Sweet sweet honey.

Note: A stuffed bear was harmed during the creation of this episode. Severely harmed in fact.

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July 15, 2011 at 12:05 am Comments (88)

Mayo Chiki! – 01

「エンド・オブ・アース」 (Endo obu Aasu)
“End of Earth”

When it comes to romantic comedies that tend to revolve around one, maybe two, gimmicky plot devices, the animation quality, character designs, and character personalities go a long way toward the overall appeal.

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July 8, 2011 at 9:20 pm Comments (76)