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Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru! – 01

OP Sequence

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 Sequence

ED: 「ときめき☆くらいまっくす」 (Tokimeki☆Raikikkusu) by Misha Takanashi (Haruka Shiraishi) & Tsubame Kamoi (Manami Numakura)

October 6, 2018 at 3:26 pm
29 comments »
  • October 6, 2018 at 3:51 pmPanino Manino

    A little girl trying to not be raped by a pedophile?
    Is this comedy?

    • October 6, 2018 at 4:04 pmbassgs435

      Yep. It’s a comedy. Like multiple of the mangaka’s previous hentai works. The author has written some of the funniest lolicon hentai I’ve read. Not only that, but this author has also written some good vanilla romance stuff, again involving lolicon hentai.
      If you don’t like it, you’re free to leave. Not all of fiction is made to appeal to you or general audiences. Some fiction is made for an small niche, and that’s OK. Let’s not go into moral judgements, OK?

      • October 6, 2018 at 5:13 pmmac65

        Problem is, this comedy had me in stitches!!!

        It’s not a perverted type of lolicon, mostly playing the fine line upon
        innocence and complicity (IMHO) that is beyond “misunderstanding” but not
        quite “deliberate.” It’s great!

        Also, Misha is definitely wise beyond her years which makes things work
        even better. As her mother, I’d be more worried that she draws very adult
        conclusions from Kamoi’s shenanigans – she plays the perfect “victim”.

        I don’t really expect much depth here, but it’ll definitely be a fun watch
        if they continue along the premise it established.

      • October 6, 2018 at 6:28 pmPanino Manino

        “He’s a good writer, he writes lolicon”.
        I see…

      • October 6, 2018 at 9:59 pmzztop

        @Panino Word is Uchi’s mangaka is a woman – at least that’s what Amazon Japan’s saying.

      • October 7, 2018 at 5:31 amPanino Manino

        Wow, she also self-inserts!

    • October 6, 2018 at 8:48 pmdanes256

      This is how anime is nowadays. You take yourself too seriously.

      • October 7, 2018 at 12:01 pmweasl

        This is how anime has always been. People just project too much reality into what is obviously supposed to be fiction.

    • October 7, 2018 at 1:39 amWorldwidedepp

      Yes because the Anime is hitting so hard on this Cliche that is is way funny

      Also do you really believe such an little Girl know all this Stuff? Did Internet corrupted her? Do not take this so serious.. or (i heard it in some commercial) Do not be an Cloud on an Sunny Day

    • October 7, 2018 at 10:40 ammichi

      Ehh, getting angry over trivial things like cartoons and fake characters, meh.

    • October 8, 2018 at 9:14 amEnan84

      I have to agree. Mishas reactions are justified and the comedy suffers because of this. Tsubame is just megacreepy.

  • October 6, 2018 at 4:28 pmLyfe

    “leading to bland humour and repetitious situations with nothing really going for them. ”

    Kinda like Nisekoi. That’s the sort of series that needed to end years before it actually did. It never really went anywhere for a long long time.

    • October 6, 2018 at 11:35 pmPancakes

      Heh it’s probably the only reason I never watched that series, at some point you want your romance to actually have an ending :P

      • October 7, 2018 at 12:03 pmweasl

        Manga has an ending =)

  • October 6, 2018 at 5:22 pmArche

    Was expecting to give this one episode then leave since I read the two translated chapters and neither the art nor humor did it for me. And now I want the second episode. Dogakobo pulled off some magic adapting it into an anime

    • October 6, 2018 at 11:37 pmPancakes

      They’re getting remarkably good at the comedy stuff of late. I’m not sure what it is specifically, but most adaptations the studio touches wind up being fantastic watches.

  • October 6, 2018 at 5:42 pmIncognito

    https://randomc.net/image/Uchi%20no%20Maid%20ga%20Uzasugiru/Uchi%20no%20Maid%20ga%20Uzasugiru%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2018.jpg
    Well, I was already going to watch this to hear Manami Numakura as a lolicon maid, but I didn’t expect to hear Kikuko Inoue as Misha’s mom. (Oi, oi…)

    Also, that “Kalinka” instrumental… (*faux Russian accent*) Blin, I’ve spent enough time on Slavic side of YouTube (mainly Life of Boris) to know what that song is.

    “♫ Kalinka, kalinka, kalinka moya!… ♫”

  • October 6, 2018 at 6:33 pmRenaSayers

    Only in anime does eye patches build character, in real life if someone with an eye patch wanted to be a maid I would be worried if she could still preform her duties.

    https://randomc.net/image/Uchi%20no%20Maid%20ga%20Uzasugiru/Uchi%20no%20Maid%20ga%20Uzasugiru%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2030.jpg

    • October 6, 2018 at 7:34 pmIncognito

      A possible reason why Tsubame wears an eye patch: To see better in the dark.

      Given that’s she’s a (former) fighter pilot in the JSDF, Tsubame must have had a few nighttime sorties (not that kind, ya pervs) under her belt. On the downside, wearing an eye patch screws with depth perception.

      On a different note, it’s a bit worrying that Misha would search stuff like “how to make a bomb” or “how to discreetly get rid of someone” online. (Are your sure she’s not a terrorist in the making?) Fortunately, Tsubame catches on quite quick and easily disarms Misha’s plots–with hilarious results.

      • October 6, 2018 at 11:39 pmPancakes

        I could believe that, but there was a scene at the start where her right eye lacked the eye patch while flying. Could be because she was piloting at the time, but I think there’s another reason behind it. We’ll likely find out soon enough though, I imagine it won’t take too long before Misha pulls the thing off :P

  • October 6, 2018 at 9:08 pmOne Pinch Man

    I never thought the animation would be THIS good. That Misha running scene is pure sakuga.

    • October 7, 2018 at 1:52 amAngelus

      Actually that scene reminded me of Animator Expo 6, “20min Walk from Nishi-Ogikubo Station”.

  • October 7, 2018 at 1:37 amWorldwidedepp

    https://randomc.net/image/Uchi%20no%20Maid%20ga%20Uzasugiru/Uchi%20no%20Maid%20ga%20Uzasugiru%20-%2001%20-%20Large%2025.jpg
    Dear Animators and Manga-ka :)

    Where do this “little innocent girl” know her stuff in this Episode? I know it, Internet is for Porn!!

    It is an joke comment

  • October 7, 2018 at 3:18 amAngelus

    AOTS so far for me (and that’s including some of the heavy hitters). Wicked comedy delivered with faultless timing and top-quality animation, but with a genuine emotional core too. Plus the additional bonus of laughing at the squirming reviewers over on “everyone’s favourite anime news site”.

    My only nitpick (and ol’ Angelus is bound to have at least one) is that, despite lots of people calling their daughters Misha these days, it’s really a boy’s name as it’s the diminutive of the Russian name Mikhail (Michael).

  • October 7, 2018 at 4:51 amBeedle

    Very confusing first episode. Like, I’m don’t think I’m supposed to have this much fun with this. Loli-chan is also very aware of the predator in her house. Still, looks like there’s lotsa room for actual character development so… huh. Turning off my brain for this one.

  • October 7, 2018 at 10:43 ammichi

    Is a decent adaption of the manga, they remove some fanservice there and here but well, is a miracle that a manga of Kanko get an anime that i can live with this.

  • October 7, 2018 at 11:52 amPuffles

    Cringeworthy unfunny lolicon garbage. Dropped hard.

  • October 8, 2018 at 9:24 pmGinobi47

    *sigh*… *unzips*

  • October 13, 2018 at 2:26 pmmac65

    Just caught episode #2 (I know it’s not being followed by RC) and
    it’s basically a coming-of-age story for the girl. There’s funny
    loli references, but nothing cringe-worthy, IMHO. There’s probably
    more service in “Beelzebub-jou no Okinimesu mama.”, and that’s a
    fun watch as well. Just my 2¢ …

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