Anime Spotlight - Shonen Maid

by Chih-Chieh Chang,

On air starting April 7, 2016 (in Japan)

Key Staff

Director: Yusuke Yamamoto
(Aquarion Evol, Walkure Romanze)
Series Composition: Yoshiko Nakamura
(Hiiro no Kakera - The Tamayori Princess Saga, Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun, Super Lovers)
Character Design: Kana Ishida
(Aquarion Evol, Mahōka Kōkō no Rettōsei (manga)(Original Character Design))






Story

The number one boy(!?) that you want to have as a bride!! Chihiro Komiya, a grade school kid that likes to clean up just a little bit, suddenly finds his mother has passed away. Madoka Takatori, his uncle, held out a helping hand to Chihiro who had no other relatives. Chihiro was taken to Madoka's grand estate, but couldn't stand it being such a mansion full of trash, and starts a big cleanup!! Madoka, seeing him work as such, gives a suggestion to Chihiro who was vehemently against being under the care of the Takatori family. That was an option of give-and-take where Chihiro plays the role of the maid, and Madoka offers conditions to live under! Chihiro was satisfied with Madoka's suggestion. However, the uniform he was given had lots of frills, and the filth of the estate was endless.... What will happen of Chihiro!?

Characters

Chihiro Komiya (VA: Natsumi Fujiwara)

Suddenly finds himself devoid of family, and was taken under the care of Madoka Takatori, younger brother of mother Chiyo. His motto is "One who doesn't work doesn't eat!" so takes charge of all household chores in return for allowing to live in the Takatori house.

Madoka Takatori (VA: Nobunaga Shimazaki)

The younger brother of Chihiro's mother Chiyo, making him Chihiro's uncle.
An easygoing person, but lazy and leaves a mess of a room.
You'd think he was just a NEET, but he works as a costume designer.

Keiichiro Shinozaki (VA: Tomoaki Maeno)

Works as Madoka's secretary. Was taking care of all aspects of Madoka's life until Chihiro arrived, but unlike his appearances he is not good at chores, so the house was in shambles.

Miyako Otori (VA: Yui Makino)

Former fiancée of Madoka who was originally going to be wed to Madoka at age 16 as the previous master of the Otori family was friends with Madoka's grandfather. A slightly airheaded well-to-do girl, and is not good at any household chores.

Yuji Hino (VA: Mitsuki Saiga)

Chihiro's classmate and good friend. Was worried about Chihiro who became all alone. Middle child of the large Hino family. Has five siblings and three dogs.


Chiyo Komiya (VA: Yukari Tamura)

Chihiro's mother and Madoka's older sister. Suddenly fell ill and passed away. Her parents did not approve of her marriage, so she ran away from home to give birth to Chihiro, causing a severing of all communication with her family.

 
Uchoten BOYS
Ryuji (VA: Natsuki Hanae)
Hayato (VA: Taku Yashiro)
Ibuki (VA: Kazuomi Yamamoto)

A popular pop-idol group that got to know Madoka after he designed their costumes.
Ryuji is the youngest and energetic.
Hayato is the leader and is very stable.
Ibuki is the perfect prince.

Cast

Chihiro Komiya
Natsumi Fujiwara
Madoka Takatori
Nobunaga Shimazaki
Keiichiro Shinozaki
Tomoaki Maeno
Miyako Otori
Yui Makino
Yuji Hino
Mitsuki Saiga
Hayato
Taku Yashiro
Ibuki
Kazuomi Yamamoto
Ryuji
Natsuki Hanae
Chiyo Komiya
Yukari Tamura
Kazusa Takatori
Yoshiko Sakakibara

Staff

Original Story
Ototachibana Oto "Shonen Maid" (Series running in KADOKAWA's "B's LOG COMIC")
Director
Yusuke Yamamoto
Series Composition
Yoshiko Nakamura
Character Designs
Kana Ishida
Music
Tomohiro Yamada
Animation Production
8-bit

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