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  • [Spring 2016] Shounen Maid Discussion Thread

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    少年メイド

    A show about a boy who becomes a maid and is in charge of doing chores that are normally done by girls.

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    Chihiro Komiya is an energetic elementary school student who was living with his mom. Chihiro is very good at doing housework and chores, and his mother's motto is "No work, no food." After his mother suddenly dies, a man named Madoka Taketori who claims to be his uncle shows up, and asks Chihiro to come live with him. Chihiro initially refuses, but when seeing the horribly dirty state of Madoka's rich home, he decides to start cleaning it. Then Madoka makes another offer to Chihiro: that he comes to live with him, but in exchange Chihiro will do the housework. Chihiro accepts this deal, but suddenly finds himself in a maid uniform.

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  • #2
    Episode 1

    He's one helluva butler, err, maid.

    Chihiro shows just how capable a boy he is in keeping the mansion clean, and seeing that Madoka is always working around the clock designing all of those fancy dresses that he is certainly in need of a housekeeper with the place having turned into a dumpster. It turns out that Chihiro's extended family is actually rich, but he lived a poor life with his mother because she made that choice. Those skills he learned are sure coming in handy. It's off to a good start here as the interactions between Chihiro and Madoka are pretty funny, and it's no wonder Madoka made Chihiro dress up as a maid seeing that he is a fashion designer. So with that, I'll keep on watching for the time being and see how this stacks up against the rest of the shows before making a decision.
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    • #3
      Re: Shounen Maid Discussion Thread

      Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
      迷家‐マヨイガ‐
      That's the Japanese title of Mayoiga. This should be:
      少年メイド

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      • #4
        Re: Episode 1

        Can't say the shotacon vibe is my favourite one, but I still enjoyed this. Chihiro is a cutie-pie and there is just something inherently funny about a little dude who loves to clean. I'll keep going.

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        • #5
          Re: Episode 1

          Originally posted by Paranoia Gent View Post
          Can't say the shotacon vibe is my favourite one, but I still enjoyed this.
          Yeah, that was what I got too. This is clearly written with the fujoshi fanbase in mind, but based on just the first episode and premise, I think it can go some for fans of general shoujo too. Chi is cute, and even though he's a bit of a slacker, there's something likeable about his uncle too.
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          • #6
            Re: Episode 1

            This was a lot more sincere than I expected. I think I probably liked it more than I expected as a result, but in the end it was a bit boring and is meant to appeal to shotacons.
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            • #7
              Episode 2

              If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

              Here comes Madoka's fiance Miyako, and she had a falling out of sorts with her father. And so, she took it upon herself to learn how to be independent to improve her impression towards her father by becoming a maid to learn under Chihiro's expertise. Everybody fails at the beginning, which is what this episode is all about as Miyako was cleaning the wrong way while Chihiro had a hard time making rolled omelettes for Madoka's bento. Miyako is very cute and she certainly made a great impression even if her father doesn't think so.
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              • #8
                Episode 3

                Any dogs in the house?

                Chihiro would love to take care of that dog that was left in a box, but unfortunately Madoka is allergic. So he has to find an owner, and in the end he ends up with Miyako. Then Madoka goes on a business trip that he's none too thrilled about, and that gives Chihiro an opportunity to do some serious cleaning. But he falls ill overworking himself, and Madoka is so worried seeing that he texts him a bazillion times and decides to let Keiichiro disguise himself as he rushes back home. Madoka sure can be a handful, but it's a great thing that he values Chihiro's companionship.
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                • #9
                  Episode 4

                  There are some things that can't be thrown away.

                  It's one thing for Madoka to be such a slob, but at the very least he needs to understand that sentimental stuff needs to be separated from trash that's really trash like those empty gift boxes that Chihiro threw away unaware that they are special. And then Miyako makes pudding, while Chihiro sees a photo of a pink-haired girl by accident. It turns out that the pink-haired girl is actually Madoka in trap mode and playing dress up with Chiyo. That was a pretty cute episode there, and especially all of the sentimental talk.

                  So with that the trial period is over, and it has passed the test and will be on this season's watchlist.
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                  • #10
                    Episode 5

                    There's nothing to fear, Madoka is here.

                    Chihiro is out of commission after twisting his foot on the stairway, and Madoka and Miyako are trying to pick up the slack. They put in a lot of effort, and why they did a great job with a number of tasks, cooking a Japanese meal is not one of them. some things right, others not so much. Then Chihiro's friends come over for a horror movie night, and Chihiro gets the chills about ghosts, especially of his mother. But there was nothing to be afraid of as Madoka is hugging a cat despite being allergic to them. That was another heartwarming episode there going to show how much of a family they are being there in a time of need.
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                    • #11
                      Episode 6

                      Here is the purr-fect present.

                      The Uchoten Boys make their appearance as Ryuji is up in arms about his costume design not wanting to wear shorts and give off the look of a kid. But Madoka won't budge, and it's only after he points out how sexy his legs are that he decides that it's alright. Then it's Madoka's birthday and Chihiro is having quite a hard time picking out a present for him, so he goes over to see Miyako to get ideas, which isn't really helpful, and then he gets the cat idea from some old lady who knows him, and then the idea of throwing a cat-themed party hit, with even the band doing a special performance to celebrate. That's a cute episode there, first with Ryuji acting desperate, and then with everybody wearing cat ears to celebrate Madoka's birthday.
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                      • #12
                        Episode 7

                        He's got a bright future ahead of him.

                        Chihiro is such a smart guy acing all of his exams, and that's in spite of the fact that he's too busy with cooking and cleaning, as well as not having a desk to study at home. So open house comes and after thinking about what he wants to become in the future, he decides to aim for being a hotel baron. So he gets a desk in the end as an investment to becoming a future baron. That was pretty nice to see Chihiro being so headstrong and certainly he has what it takes to someday make it big. Madoka sure did stand out at the open house seeing that he got stylish for an event where it isn't necessary to to do so.
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                        • #13
                          Episode 8

                          Cleaning for the holidays.

                          It's winter break, and that means lots of time for Chihiro to tidy up the mansion. Seeing that his friends want to play video games with him that they come over and lend a hand, and the work gets done pretty quickly. And then Chihiro and company head out to the mountains and stay at a cabin to ring in the new year. Those kids sure had trouble ice skating, but Madoka's level of incompetence is hilarious. And as much as Chihiro wants to clean and cook, a caretaker has it all covered. That was pretty cute seeing the kids doing so much, as well as to seeing Miyako in her kimono. Pretty sweet overall.
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                          • #14
                            Episode 9

                            Do a good turn daily.

                            That was really cute seeing Hana all dressed up in her magical girl outfit. It is made by Madoka and she looks just like Madoka, which is quite appropriate. Hana ran away from home, but after a night over she finally makes up with Yuji. Then Ryuji comes over, while Chihiro talks with that old lady that gave her the idea of what to do about Madoka's birthday present, and they have a nice chat with each other. Ryuji and Yuji happen to be eavesdropping on them, and things get blown out of proportion. That was another nice episode there, and certainly I love the magical girls stuff that went on. Too bad Madoka had more important things to focus on seeing that he fooled around long enough to make that outfit.
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                            • #15
                              Episode 10

                              Even graves need to be kept clean.

                              That was another nice and laid-back episode there. It begins with Madoka thinking that he has found a way to have cats by wearing a gas mask, but Chihiro won't let that happen seeing that cat hairs are everywhere in his room. So an extensive cleaning is in order for that. Then Chihiro and Madoka are off to his mother's grave that's dirty, and he recalls his parents not really knowing his father that died shortly after being born, and there the old lady is introduced as she is Chihiro's grandmother. That was all about reflections seeing that Chihiro has found a purpose in life thanks to her, and that Madoka is doing a great job in taking care of Chihiro, and that's relaxing.
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