Every once in a while, a show comes along that while you know it isn't great, it certainly is a whole lot of fun to watch. He is my Master
is that show for me. The series follows Yoshitaka Nakabayashi and his live-in maids. Or rather, it would be more accurate to say it follows reluctant maid Izumi Sawatari and her attempts to pay off her debts at Yoshitaka's place while avoiding getting molested by everyone she meets. The poor girl constantly gets stripped down, peeked on, groped, ogled, and even gets assaulted by younger sister Mitsuki's pet alligator.
Yoshitaka, the guy she's working for, is an unapologetic smug bastard and a proud pervert. He's so mean and nasty that not even his classmates like him. Yet despite being one of the most despicable and vile male leads I've seen in anime, lacking any apparent redeeming qualities, I can't bring myself to hate him. He's a riot to watch, and a breath of fresh air. Hell, most of his perverse antics aren't even the direct result of most of Izumi's misfortunes.
That honor would go to Mitsuki
. Bubbly and seemingly sweet, she has a bit of a darker side. With an almost nonchalant chess master attitude, she constantly manipulates everyone around her and sets up 'games' in order to achieve a desired result. Her character is a hoot, and is understandably quite popular among fans.
And then there's Anna. Anna is a pervert. She's possibly worse than Yoshitaka at times. And she really likes Izumi.
I find myself really enjoying the show, despite falling into a formula a lot of the time. It has a bit of a cruel sense of humor, with one of the only decent people in the series getting put through constant abuse. Still, having read some of the manga I knew what I was getting into, and I have a rather cruel sense of humor myself
. Izumi's a spunky one, though. If anyone can take it, she can. It's a rapid-fire gag series, so it never gets too
mean, and Yoshitaka often gets comeuppance in some form. Although he surprisingly doesn't deserve it all the time.
actions are never malicious, just excessive and convoluted. Besides, the character designs are really cute, which brings me to the below avatars I've made. Feel free to use any, if you'd like. I've only seen the first 4 episodes so far, so in the future I might make more based off of later episodes and characters.