[size=16]Hand Maid May[/size]
Hand Maid May Box Set DVD (Hyb) + Extras CD-ROM (Limited)
[quote]Genres: comedy, romance, science fiction
Themes: fanservice, harem, maids, robot girl
Objectionable content: Significant
Number of episodes: 11
Vintage: 2000-07-26 to 2000-09-27
Plot Summary: Saotome Kazuya is a computer whiz. One day his friend Nanbara, threatens him with a computer virus. Trying to stop the virus, Kazuya ends up making a special order. May is a cyberdoll that arrives at his door a few minutes later and she is 1/6th the size of a normal person, which makes for many awkward situations. Not to mention the fact Kazuya can’t even afford to keep May. Cyberdyne is not satisfied with Kazuya’s non-payments and will do anything to retrieve CBD May.[/quote]
[quote]ANN Review: Hand Maid May DVD 3
Overall, Hand Maid May has been a great series. Its comic overtones and bright character designs serve as a treat to anime fans. At first glance, it seems as if it was meant to be strictly a fan service show, but the intricate interactions and subtle sub-plot can please even the more serious of anime fans. This is a definite must have to round out any collection.
Overall (dub) : A
Overall (sub) : A
Animation : A
Art : A
Music : A
- Strong character design and interactions
- Fan friendly nature can distract from overall appeal[/quote]
[quote]Mania.com Review: Hand Maid May Vol 3
All in all, Hand Maid May was a very good series. Vol 3 completely blows away the other two. (not that the other two were bad) And I can’t help but wish there was more of it to go around. But it’s your basic shounen comedy, so if you hate some others, you may not like it. But I can reccomend this to just about anyone.
Mania Grade : A[/quote]
This is actually the first and only series I had ever purchased without watching first.
Way back before YouTube ever existed, I use to do a lot of AMV watching at AnimeMusicVideos.org and I winded up running across a really well done AMV of Hand Maid May to the tune of Barbie by Aqua (I happen to love Aqua by the way). It was almost perfectly lip-synched, and the scenes fit ever so neatly into place with the music. Out of all the AMVs I have ever watched, this was only the second one that has ever provoked me into wanting to watch the series (a Vandread AMV to Robot by t.A.T.u. was the other).
So I bought the boxset the next day, not ever really knowing what it was about save for the scenes I saw in the AMV. To my surprise, though a shorter series than most, I actually really enjoyed it.
It’s a really cute series with lots of humor and sexual innuendos.