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A military robot is decommissioned and works as a loyal maid for the young son of her late creator.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Richard Cansino ...  Kanzaki's Assistant / ... 26 episodes, 2001-2003
Bridget Hoffman ...  Chinese Saleswoman / ... 26 episodes, 2001-2003
Mona Marshall ...  Child / ... 14 episodes, 2002-2003
Ai Shimizu Ai Shimizu ...  Minawa 14 episodes, 2002-2003
Doug Stone ...  Doctor Canan 14 episodes, 2002-2003
Ayako Kawasumi ...  Mahoro 12 episodes, 2001
Yumi Kikuchi Yumi Kikuchi ...  Miyuki Sakura 12 episodes, 2001
Manabi Mizuno Manabi Mizuno ...  Rin Todoroki 12 episodes, 2001
Tony Pope ...  Drummer / ... 12 episodes, 2001
Asami Sanada Asami Sanada ...  Chizuko Oe 12 episodes, 2001
Yumi Takada Yumi Takada ...  Saori Shikijo 12 episodes, 2001
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Mahoro, a female combat android, had an excellent track record working for the military organization Vesper. However, while on one mission, her creator is killed, and despite it not being her fault, she feels a terrible guilt. Due to her limited lifespan, she's decomissioned and taken out of combat, allowing her to expend her energy at a slower rate while living a civilian life. She decides to repay her creator by taking care of his son, Suguru, working as a maid at the boy's residence. The two get along wonderfully, but Mahoro constantly finds herself at odds with others in Suguru's life; the most bizarre of which being his lecherous high school teacher. To complicate matters further, Mahoro's past comes back to haunt her, as adversaries from her days at Vesper return with the intent to fight her. Through it all, Mahoro does her best to live as happy a life as she can, knowing that she has less than a year before her lifespan ends. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

5 October 2001 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden 'Something More Beautiful' See more »

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Production Co:

Gainax See more »
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Color

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16 : 9
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Trivia

Ayako Kawasumi, who plays Mahoro, sings the show's opening songs "Kaerimichi" and "Soreiyu". Asami Sanada, Manabi Mizuno and Yumi Kikuchi, who play the three friends Chizuko, Rin and Miyuki, sing the show's ending songs "Mahoro de Mambo" and "Triomatic Ran! Ran! Ran!". See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Mahoro: Ecchi na no wa ikenai to omoimasu!... I think that dirty thoughts are bad!
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Crazy Credits

After the first season closing credits, Mahoro recites a Satellite Poem, which speaks of her daily jobs. See more »

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Featured in JesuOtaku Anime Reviews: Mahoromatic (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Kaerimichi
Opening Theme
Lyrics by Kiyomi Kumano
Music, Arrangements by Toshio Masuda
Vocals by Ayako Kawasumi
Courtesy of Pioneer LDC
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A fun series that provides laughs and drama
1 March 2019 | by TweekumsSee all my reviews

Mahoro is a combat android who has given solid service for 'Vesper' and organisation fighting off alien attack. She only has a limited lifetime left and is given the freedom to decide what to do with the final 398 days of her life... she decides to act as maid to Suguru Misato, the son of a senior officer who was killed by collateral damage caused by her. She gets involved with his life and friends but her past hasn't been entirely left behind as old foes come to fight her.

This anime series is rather fun; the premise may be a little odd but it works. There are plenty of laughs to be had, some tense moments and is genuinely poignant; especially towards the end as the clock counts down to the end of Mohoro's life. There is also a fair amount of nudity which does mean it might not be suitable for some viewers who would otherwise enjoy it. The animation is solid and, while the character designs are a bit dated now, I still thought they looked good. Overall a fun blend of comedy, fan service and drama.

These comments are based on watching the series in Japanese with English subtitles.


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