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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:04 pm Reply with quote
They license a one-shot manga 7 years ago and still haven't released it yet? I would think the license has expired by now. If you ask them about it, they likely would give the standard BS answer that they can't comment on it yet.
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championferret



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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:10 pm Reply with quote
Anyone read this? I noticed a while ago it was free on jp amazon kindle and nearly downloaded it, but got sidetracked and never got around to it.
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Ali07



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:04 am Reply with quote
Eh, that description doesn't sound like something I'd enjoy. I mean, why not a butler? Surely that'd be where I'd assume something like this would head, and can only assume that there must be something comedic attached to the fact that he is a maid instead.

And, looking at comments online, seems like those that have read the series say it is shounen-ai.
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wohdin



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:29 am Reply with quote
Ali07 wrote:
STOP LIKING THINGS I DON'T LIKE!!!!!11
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Hameyadea



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:54 am Reply with quote
Ali07 wrote:
I mean, why not a butler?


I wonder the same thing. It makes me think of crossdressing.
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Ali07



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:43 am Reply with quote
wohdin wrote:
Ali07 wrote:
STOP LIKING THINGS I DON'T LIKE!!!!!11

Wow, didn't know my comment come off like that at all.

Oh well, eye of the beholder etc.

I did question why a male isn't made a butler instead of a maid, but I guess that delving into why that choice was made is difficult. Much easier to go your route.

It was something that bothered me about Mayo Chiki, when I first heard about it. I mean, why would a woman be a butler? Then I found out, and enjoyed the series immensely. So much so that the manga adaption sits on my bookshelf.

I also collect So Cute It Hurts!, but...I clearly do have a problem with cross dressing. Must not be a fan of the troupe at all. Carry on.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:01 am Reply with quote
A boy dressed up as a maid...This could make for some interesting reactions from the guests. Wink
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Animechic420



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:10 am Reply with quote
Hmm. This is a case of "Strange Uncle". Why would the man suggests a maid outfit and why would Chihiro go with it???
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Alan45
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:41 am Reply with quote
@Ali07

Your post didn't come off like that. wohdin seems to be responding to something you didn't say.

@animechic420
I would assume he went with it because he was out of options. The uncle demanding it sounds more like a silly plot device than a perversion. We will have to wait and see.
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Rederoin



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:42 am Reply with quote
Mr. Oshawott wrote:
A boy dressed up as a maid...This could make for some interesting reactions from the guests. Wink

Well, Japan does have cross-dressing maid cafes.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:45 am Reply with quote
Going by the illustration with the article, it doesn't even involve cross dressing. He is wearing an apron and cap over his normal shorts outfit with tie.
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zztop



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:46 am Reply with quote
Alan45 wrote:
Going by the illustration with the article, it doesn't even involve cross dressing. He is wearing an apron and cap over his normal shorts outfit with tie.


I read some of the source manga before, and I can clarify there is nothing sexual or skeevy at all in it. It's a sweet, shoujo, slice-of-life comedy themed series.

IIRC the boy doesn't cross dress, not as far as I read. Unless you count a frilly apron and maid cap as girl's clothes.
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CrownKlown



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:50 pm Reply with quote
Did you guys miss the part where it says an ELEMENTARY school kid is FORCED to dress up as a MAID for his UNCLE?

And not one comment that this is completely F'd up.
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Rederoin



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:16 pm Reply with quote
CrownKlown wrote:
Did you guys miss the part where it says an ELEMENTARY school kid is FORCED to dress up as a MAID for his UNCLE?

And not one comment that this is completely F'd up.

The part where he is not forced to do it, going by what manga readers claimed?
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Suena



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 5:24 pm Reply with quote
I remember reading a bit of this a long time ago. It was cute.
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