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The romantic comedy Hand Maid May feels like pieces of Oh My Goddess, Tenchi Muyo, El Hazard, and Steel Angel Kurumi cobbled together. The premise is no more improbable, the characters no sillier, the holes in the plot no more egregious than in those comedies, but the elements never quite gel, and the show plays like a rerun, even on the first viewing. Kazuya is a computer nerd, trying to create a squid version of the famous robot-cat Doraemon. When a virus zaps his system, he inadvertently orders a Hyperdoll--a girl one-sixth normal size. May tries to perform a maid's duties despite her diminutive stature, and the inevitable mismatched attraction arises. When Kazuya can't pay the $1.45 million bill, May is repossessed by the Cyberdyne Corp. But a kindly robot offers to provide him with a replacement--free of charge. A full-sized version of May appears and they pick up where they left off. But Kazuya's kindness attracts other beautiful Hyperdolls. The predictable contretemps include the jealousy of Nanbara, Kazuya's self-proclaimed best friend and worst enemy. Things take a weird turn when Kazuya's and Nanbara's descendants arrive from the future and begin messing with the story line. The low-key romance is juxtaposed with jiggle shots and risqué jokes. The original series ran 10 episodes--a pointless 11th OAV has been added--and the episodes stretched over three discs. The fourth contains supplemental material. (Rated 13 and older: brief nudity, minor profanity, violence, risqué humor, alcohol use) --Charles Solomon --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Hand Maid May
New arrivals threaten the stability of the Kasumi House! First comes a powerful typhoon which threatens to blow everyone away, followed by Nanbara's descendant from the future who proves that some behavior is genetic. However, the most threatening arrival is a virus that may destroy the Cyberdyne Dolls! Kazuya has less than 24 hours to find the secret to May's immunity if he is to save them all!
Simply put, this series is good. It is a little short, but the pacing is nice and all of the characters are enjoyable. Read morePublished on Aug. 21 2003 by Michael Riley
I really wanted to like this series, and for the first few episodes I did. Saotome, Kasumi and May make for an enjoyable show. Read morePublished on June 22 2003 by Anthony Peak
This is a very bright, cheerful series! It has nice, bright animation, catchy opening and closing theme music, and plenty of laughs! Read morePublished on March 22 2003
MAY is a 1/6 size Cyberdoll created by Cyberdyne CO, LTD. She came to Kazuya's room caused by his accidental access to Cyberdyne's web shop this series is so terrific & funny... Read morePublished on March 7 2003 by Marz
After I'd seen the 1st episode of hand maid may I realy was addicted to it! It's just one of the greatest animes I'v ever seen. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2003 by R. Bas
pioneer has done it after all the complete Hand Made May in one
box with some great extras as well, Hand Maid May is one of the best anime ever maid,it's one of these cute and... Read more
The last and GREATEST episodes of Hand Maid May. Not only does it have a cute cover, but the episodes are funny an cute and clever as can be. I wonder who created Hand Maid May?? Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2002 by hotarutomoe
The Hand Maid May saga continues...with 3 brand-new episodes! Join Kazuya Saotome as May gets taken away from him, but comes back bigger! What'll have next? Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2002 by hotarutomoe
This anime is truly one of the best I have seen. It's funny, cute, but most of all, it's has something what some of the anime I've seen don't have-PLOT. Read morePublished on Sept. 3 2002 by hotarutomoe