Fall 2018 Anime

Maid To Suffer – ‘UzaMaid!’ Episode 7 Review

Maid To Suffer - An Anime QandA Review of 'UzaMaid!' Episode 7

So what’s the show? UzaMaid! Episode 7.

So how’s this episode? Kind of, probably, not the best.

Way to sound certain, what do you mean? I mean I laughed the least out of any episode so far and it didn’t have the excuse of trying to play to the ~feels~ like Episode 2 had. But I mean, shows have their low points, even the most consistently funny show last season (Asobi Asobase) had an episode or two that couldn’t compare in the comedy department.

Uh-huh… I sense a “but” coming. But it’s totally Midori’s fault.

Sorry!

What, the new character they introduced last week? I thought you liked her? You seemed to have pretty positive things to say about her in the previous review. That was then, this is now. She’s just not that funny, I mean I’m all for one-note, one-joke characters, some of my favourite comedies have characters like that (Yuru Yuri springs immediately to mind) but the joke gets old fast. She’s a masochist–that’s the joke. And it keeps on going for nearly the whole… damn… episode. See the thing about one-joke characters is they’re fine if they’re amongst a big ensemble cast and only have a couple of things to do per episode, not when they’re trying to hold up a ~whole~ episode with only two other characters to play off.

This line maid me laugh out loud though!

Yikes. Sounds like this episode is pretty bad then… Even at its worst (let’s just hope this the worst) it’s not bad, its just painfully okay. And as repetitive as the humour is Midori does actually serve a narrative purpose beyond Misha realizing “this bad maid is worse than the other bad maid who is actually good”.

Totally fine…

And what’s that? Well it comes late in the episode but Tsubame has returned to service at the household with Midori hanging around for a month because of a throw-away line about “labor laws”. Anyway, Tsubame is cleaning Misha’s room and mentions that she collects all the stray hairs from off her pillow because she’s collecting them so she can make a doll of Misha’s likeness to give to her as a gift. Midori exclaims how “creepy” that is, which doesn’t faze Tsubame until Midori goes the extra step to give an example of ~why~ it’s creepy. And so for the first time since Tsubame started working as a maid for Misha she reasesses her rampant lolicon a tiny bit… and well that’s kind of important. After all if the series is going to end up like I presume (with Tsubame being some sort of surrogate mother figure to allow Misha to move on with her life) then that’s how it’s going to happen.

And yet somehow this joke doesn’t get old for me.

I think… I think you put way too much thought into this weird show. Well someone has to!

‘Kay, so it’s a “painfully okay” episode, anything else to add? Oh! The animation is back to normal, no more Studio Deen-esque ~looseness~, not sure why Episode 6 was like that but hey it is what it is. Anyway, let’s just hope things get more or less back to “normal” next episode!

This is ~normal~ FYI. At least for this show…

Previous UzaMaid! Reviews:

Weapons Grade Lolicon – Episode 1 Review
Maid Back Camp – Episode 2 Review
Breeding Like Hamsters – Episode 3 Review
Dresses Maid To Order – Episode 4 Review
Out Of The Running – Episode 5 Review
Crazy In Love – Episode 6 Review


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4 comments on “Maid To Suffer – ‘UzaMaid!’ Episode 7 Review

  1. I love how you’re so honest lol
    “Kind of, probably not the best”
    Crack up haha

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  2. I found Midori more disturbing than Tsubame. What sort of person sits out all night on her employer’s doorstep because she enjoys feeling worthless, or feeds a second-grader vomit-flavour curry because she prefers criticism to praise? I agree with Misha – she really does need to see a psychiatrist. I know I’m putting too much thought into this show too, but I think a real masochist would only enjoy being hurt or degraded by someone they’re sexually attracted to – it’s not a 24/7 thing.

    Seeing Tsubame with Misha doesn’t disturb me too much because I’m fairly certain she’d never push Misha beyond what she can tolerate and Misha wouldn’t put up with anything too gross (that she knows about). But watching Midori is more worrying than enjoyable. I prefer all of the other side characters.

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  3. By the way, I just discovered this blog a couple of weeks ago, looking for Uzamaid reviews (I think you’re the only person brave enough to have reviewed beyond episode 1). It’s a really good blog! I bought your book to say thanks although I haven’t started reading it yet (I have a HUGE TBR pile). I started watching My Hero Academia after reading your review of it.

    I haven’t watched a lot of anime, I’m more like, intermittently into it. My favourite series are Puella Magi Madoka Magica, The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Taishou Yakyuu Musume and Oreimo (Season 1).

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    • Thank you so much! That really means a lot to me! No shame in not having watched a lot of anime—everyone’s opinions are valid regardless of how much anime they’ve watched! Though you’ve certainly got some good taste in favourties!

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