Warning: This show has the potential to be terrible. Don’t take this review as seriously as you normally take my objective, unbiased reviews.
Warning #2: This show has boobs bouncing all over the place. If you hate boobs, Kamen no Maid Guy definitely isn’t the show for you.
I’m ready to declare this the sleeper hit of the season. It’s about damn time we got an anime with a strong male lead! Non-threatening crybaby emo male leads supersaturate the modern anime scene. Where did all the real men go? That is not a rhetorical question. I know exactly where they went: they all coalesced into the ultimate virile badass known as Maid Guy.
Maid Guy = Alex Louis Armstrong’s physique + Hiruma’s devilish aura + Sousuke Sagara’s social ineptitude + Itachi’s fashionable black nail polish
Allow the ending theme to preemptively put to rest all your questions about the manliness of a maid guy:
The ending even has an unintentional Simpsonism!
Is there anything manlier than striking fear into the hearts of women/animals/lesser men? The maid costume only cements his status as a meast (half man, half beast). What’s more humiliating: getting beaten by a man, or getting beaten by a man dressed as a maid?
I’ve declined to comment on GAR in the past because it’s been too closely associated with Kamina. Don’t get me wrong – Kamina is plenty manly, except for the fact that he never shuts up. Believe in me who believes in you who believes in me who believes in you who believes in me — maybe you’d still be alive if you shut your pie hole once in a while. Kamina also preys upon 14 year old girls. Maid Guy isn’t a pedophile.
Here’s the checklist after only one episode:
|Badass mid-episode transitions|
|Intro by Kotoko|
|Pimp in a white suit|
So the animation is weak by current standards. Big deal. Great animation is too often a crutch for crappy plots and characters. Screw animation quality – Maid Guy delivers.