Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru! [Review]
“Misha is a little girl who lost her mother at an early age, and now lives with her father. Her father employs a maid named Tsubame, who was a former Self-Defense Force official, and is also a lolicon.” – Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru! (manga)
On paper, this anime sounds like a mess but it’s actually a really funny situation. Seeing how Tsubame’s influence impacts Misha and allowing her to open up a bit more is a rewarding experience. Pair that with the ridiculous things that Tsubame does to make Misha fall in love with her makes for an entertaining show! The comedy gags are great as they are done with a slight twist each time but even so the same formula is used over and over and eventually loses its punch towards the end of the show. There are heartfelt moments in the show dealing with the memory of Misha’s mother, but that scene was rushed and the show quickly went back to its happy and comedy side.
Artwork & Animation:
The art and animation are good, there are times when it was very well animated and there were times where the quality dropped drastically. The setting is pretty limited as they spend most of their time at school or Misha’s house so there isn’t much to go by with the background art.
What makes this show entertaining is its characters. Misha makes for a great “victim” so to speak. She’s smart enough to know that Tsubame is dangerous and goes out of her way to make sure that she avoids her at all costs. Tsubame, as a former JSDF (Japanese Self-Defense Force), is as ripped as Arnold Schwarzenegger (well not as buff but you get the point). Her abs reveal as a gag is actually quite entertaining, and I love that her build shows through all of the strange outfits that she wears. Now let’s talk about the character development, for the most part, Tsubame stays pretty static throughout the entire show. Misha, on the other hand, does get some development as she begins to open up to Tsubame, her classmate, and also about her mother.
Sound (OST & Voice Acting):
Both the opening and ending themes of the show are performed by Tsubame and Misha’s voice actors. Unique to the show, it brings a fun energy to excite you for the episode. The soundtrack, in contrast, is more mundane and down to earth. It’s a limited soundtrack with frequent recycling of tracks for the constant gags that appear throughout the show.
I enjoyed the beginning quite a bit, I always got excited when a new episode aired! But as the show went on I started to lose interest in the point where I had missed an episode and didn’t even realize.
Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru has a strong start with a powerful cast and interesting plot line. But drops off towards the end with rushed character development and overly repeated gags. But that isn’t to say that it wasn’t entertaining!
Best Girl: Midorin (Midori Ukai)
While Misha and Tsubame are indeed the main characters of the show, let’s not forget about Midorin! Our beloved, level-headed, stupid rich, and beloved masochist Midorin tends to steal the spotlight whenever she gets the screen time!