OP: 「ウザウザ☆わおーっす！」 (Uza Uza☆Waossu!) by Misha Takanashi (Haruka Shiraishi) & Tsubame Kamoi (Manami Numakura)
「うちのメイドがウザすぎる！」 (Uchi no Meido ga Uzasugiru!)
“Our Maid Is Too Annoying!”
If there’s one thing you can bet on every season it’s that when Doga Kobo is animating a comedy you know it’s going to be good. Lolis? Maids? Excessive love for all things young and girly? Doesn’t matter if Uchi no Maid is slightly disturbing at face value (ok, more than slightly), it’s Doga Kobo doing the usual, and as fully expected, it’s pretty damn good.
As the RC Preview helpfully indicates (because I know you read it beforehand—right? Right) Uchi no Maid is a simple affair. The young, blonde, and thoroughly
cyka blyat Russian Takanashi Misha (Shiraishi Haruka) is a girl in need of caretaking during the day, so dear daddy-kins decided to hire a maid. Only problem is Misha is the definition of tsundere problem child, so few maids ever took up the job permanently—at least until Kamoi Tsubame (Numakura Manami) arrived on the scene. The other half of our duo is as crazy as synopsis makes her out to be, she’s strong, ripped, and (most importantly) features a terminal lolicon mindset. It’s a crazy duality but works quite well in practice, as Misha’s push to dispense with Tsubame leads to some hilarious moments and the ever plentiful array of reaction faces I may or may not be having a folder specifically for (I deny everything). Given the material and Uchi no Maid’s comedic emphasis the risk is obviously the show devolving into pure ribald fan service, but so far at least things are adhering well to the manga. Beyond Tsubame’s set of magnificent abs and the usual bath scenes the series is going to remain thoroughly cutesy, and no amount of teasing is likely to change that. It just wouldn’t feel right defiling the little angel now would it?
On the other side of the coin a good plus for Uchi no Maid is the show’s consideration towards longevity. Comedies often suffer from running out of “good” or interesting material after a certain point, leading to bland humour and repetitious situations with nothing really going for them. Here, however, we can already see the hints towards Misha’s backstory with her mother and how Tsubame will ultimately come to fill in the role currently lacking in Misha’s life. Nothing particularly ground breaking obviously—this is a comedy after all—but the presence of some feel good development and guarantee of more than one cute face ensures Uchi no Maid will have quite a bit of breathing room before running out of stuff to feature. Considering this episode more or less covered the only two translated chapters of the manga it’s anyone’s guess just how well the show will hold up from here on out, but given how things have played out so far I know which way I’m going to bet.
Comedy, moe, and Doga Kobo doing cutesy Doga Kobo things: what more could you possibly need?
ED: 「ときめき☆くらいまっくす」 (Tokimeki☆Raikikkusu) by Misha Takanashi (Haruka Shiraishi) & Tsubame Kamoi (Manami Numakura)