Short Synopsis: Kazuya has spent his entire life inventing robots and making his rich rival, Nanbara,
jealous. To get revenge for the years of embarassment the blissful Kazuya has caused him, Nanbara gives Kazuya a CD-ROM with
a virus on it. When Kazuya runs the program, instead of getting a virus, he somehow manages to purchase a cyber doll. Now,
Kazuya has a new friend: the tiny, albiet attractive, May cyber doll. Things can get crazy when tiny, mechanical women are
Story: Hand Maid May is a standard "Herem" Romantic Comedy with some Sci-Fi thrown in there. A bunch
of girls, for some odd reason, suddenly find themselves falling all over the nerd. Depth is not too abundant here, but there
is certainly enough here to keep you entertained. It really comes well together in the last episode or two (minus episode
11, which is kind of like an added OVA-equse piece).
Characters: The characters in Hand Maid May
are pretty decent. They're all interesting and have their own personality querks. Kazuya is likeable, Nanbara is crazy, and
May is cute. Not perfect, but very good nonetheless.
Animation: Awesome. The animation here is very
bright, bold, and colorful (all of the things I love in my romantic comedies). Top notch. Character design is also good. Two
Music: The music in Hand Maid May gets the job done well, and one might even go as far
as to say it's downright enjoyable! JPOP decorates the series, opening and closings and BGM. Standard JPOP, but not the annoying
kind. Good job!
Dub: I have to say, I liked the dub for this one. Nothing's perfect, like how the
Japanese Nanbara voice is still better, but that's ok. Wendee Lee provides the voice of Sara, and any dub Wendee is in is
good! Also, the rest of the cast does an admirable job.
Overall: Hand Maid May is a very enjoyable
series. The story isn't as gripping as 'Love Hina' or 'His and Her Circumstances,' but every other aspect of this series is
on par with those kinds of anime. Check this one out!
Final Verdict: If you're a fan of romantic comedies
with some fan service, buy this!!
+ The animation is top-notch - bold and colorful.
This is a perfect example of a model romantic comedy.
- The sheer amount of fan service
- bouncing boobs and panty shots - becomes too much.
- Hand Maid May does little to really add to the romantic comedy genre
* If the plot was as perfectly developed as the breasts in this series, Hand Maid May
would be awesome.