OP: 「エプロンだけは取らないで!」 (Apron Dake wa Toranaide!) by 喜多村英梨 (Kitamura Eri)
ED: 「ラブソングかもしれない」 (Love Song Kamoshirenai) by 喜多村英梨 & 明坂聡美 (Kitamura Eri and Akesaka Satomi)
A unique little show aired yesterday on AT-X… it’s a 3 episode OVA with the big R-15 rating stamped on it… it’s the story of a masochistic otaku and his helplessly pragmatic robot maid. Oh boy. Chobits doujin just got animated (no, really, I’m jumping for joy inside).
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, consider these key words: maid, robot, cosplay, lolis, tentacles, nipples, bukkake, waitress, mothercomplex, suckling, ankles, zettai ryouiki. And pretty much anything else you can come up with, including a Dokuro-chan poster. Cuz this show has got it all! The ultimate collection of anime-borne fanservice – and it’s actually kinda funny to boot.
Not wanting to give too much legitimacy to something that’s clearly got way too much of it already, Koharu Biyori OVA Vol.1 is the story of an otaku who buys a brand new robot maid. He’s quite an impressive otaku, with a huge collection of the things you associate otaku with… figures, cosplay costumes, removable skirts, etc. And now with the addition of the robot maid (who conveniently comes wrapped in red ribbons draped strategically over her body), his life is now complete.
Problem is, she’s one of those “hey, wtf!” types who, through some obvious glitch in the programming, has one of those rare things known as “self-consciousness.” Needless to say, she gets rather distraught by the fact that some random dude is trying to dress her naked body up in some hentai outfit.
So this is about their time together. After the cosplay fiasco there’s a little story about a waitress with F cups and then a baby with a penis that makes elephant noises. Pretty standard stuff – everything in this show, from the naked robot maid to the bunny-toting loli to the nekomimi waitress with huge jugs – we’ve seen it before. But what makes Koharu Biyori a winner? It’s got EVERYTHING, packed into one 30 minute package that had a high enough energy level and likeable enough characters to pass off as entertaining. And there’s no censoring, nor any attempt to keep things modest.
I’d rather see more of these OVA-based fanservice shows than have to suffer through TV series that are clearly low budget crowd-pleasers that just end up… sucking. And those that don’t go for this kind of stuff – no harm done, nobody really cares or puts any sort of emotional investment in this show anyways.
So if you’re looking for your dose of honest-to-goodness above-average fanservice – this one is actually worth a watch!