So what’s the show? UzaMaid! Episode 4.
So how’s this episode? I realised something after watching this particular episode—this show isn’t really about Tsubame our lolicon maid—it’s about Misha and her journey to overcoming all her various emotional baggage related to having lost her mother. Maybe I made that connection in my episode 2 review where I noted the show was getting more personal and introspective, but it’s clear the show is about Misha and not Tsubame.
And how do you feel about that? What do you mean?
Well as I recall you somewhat lamented the turn it took away from the perverted and towards the sincere? A part of the problem was I assumed this show was going to be ~about~ Tsubame just out of virtue of her being the adult and therefore the ~prominent~ character in the show. But I’ve since ‘adjusted’ my expectations as it were and I’m happy with the direction the show is taking.
‘kay. So what happens in this one? Well after some bath time shenanigans that are surprisingly safer than I expected them to be (apparently, I’m the pervert now for thinking things would get worse than they did!) Misha wastes her weekend playing video games—completely neglecting her homework assignment. Come late Sunday night she remembers she has it and freaks out, only for Tsubame to come to the rescue!
Oh yeah? Well she ~nudges~ Misha in the right direction and she delivers her presentation about where she sees herself in the future flawlessly! Afterward her classmate Mimika indirectly invites herself over to Misha’s place and Misha is delighted at the idea—until she remembers her lolicon maid waiting for at home!
Uh-oh… Once again the presumptions of what Tsubame will do a much worse in our heads than they are in the show. The worst Tsubame does is get Mimika to put on a cute dress—which she more than happily obliges as she’s too often at home relegated to a tomboy-ish role as she has two rough and dirty younger brothers. Plus she manages to overcome some self-confidence and body issues she has with her glasses and hair. Likewise Misha is delighted to have finally someone she can call a friend.
Anything else you want to add? So it turns out Tsubame is somewhat wealthy due to her side business of making ‘doll’ dresses which she sells online and that nets her upwards of 500,000 yen a month (approximately $5000US)! It’s a small but important detail that helps explain a lot in the show, and you know what, I dig the continuity and world building of it all! Even if it is somewhat unnecessary it just adds to the rich tapestry that is ‘UzaMaid’!
Final thoughts on the episode? All in all it’s just a wonderful, wholesome and heart-warming episode of an anime I never thought I’d be using those adjectives—but I’m glad I am because it’s a better show for it!
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