Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden DVD Collection (Hyb)
Freddie Merck - May 3 2009
Glancing at the cover you might think this show is just another cutesy fan service show centered around maids, but you will be surprised at where it takes you!
Mahoromatic manages to be dynamic and action-oriented, but at the same time tells a very touching story with some incredibly endearing characters. Essentially, this anime hits a lot of genres and balances them well. Of course, there is a healthy dose of fan service too!
The English dub is very good, and the music is always well suited to everything that's going on. You might find yourself hooked on the ending theme, too.
Don't let this title slip through your fingers. It's a lot of fun and one of the sweetest stories you'll ever see in anime.
Alex M. Whitaker - Jan 30 2010
Stuff Eva! This is Gainax's True Gem!!!
I picked up the Australian release of this title because of its price and its fun looking trailer.
I expected mindless fun and fan service, but what i got was mindless fun, fan service (not too heavy thankfully), and an amazing storyline and great action. It's very addictive for a 12 episode series. It's got a great opening song, with an animation for it that is the icing on the cake, a cute ending song that gets stuck in your head and great songs inbetween.
but it seems that (judging by the first few episodes of season 2) EVERY andoroid thinks that dirty thoughts are bad :P
behind all the fun and action its also quite sad, but not really tear worthy.
I think people can shove their Evangelion obsessions down their throat and be obsessed with Mahoromatic, it deserves it much more.
i highly recommend this series, and if the sudden change from fun and bits of seriousness to full on seriousness is too much the first time round (like me), wait a couple of months or something to get all the fun bits out of your head and watch it again, you won't regret buying this series!