Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden (2001 IMDb)

Categorization

TV animation series. Romantic ecchi action comedy, feel-good drama.

Subject

A young orphan was never told what his father really worked with. When the father dies in clandestine battle against alien invaders, all the orphan gets is charred bits of bone. The android who fired the killing shot—in a hostage situation—feels the need to redeem herself, and so, having served the secret defensive organization well, she gets to spend the tenth and final year of her life serving the orphan. She makes friends and finds happiness, but her old enemies catch up.

Commentary

A cut above Abenobashi Magical Shopping District (2002) or This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (2004). Good music and shallow Neon Genesis Evangelion (1995) parallels help redeem what is often a mildly pornographic comedy with stereotypical characters.

References here: This Ugly Yet Beautiful World (2004), He Is My Master (2005).

Gainax Japanese production Yamaga Hiroyuki animation series

Continuation/sequel:

Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful (2002)

Commentary

The second half of the story, with a few new elements. Doesn't disappoint. The ending is an original Gainax creation, diverging from the comic.

References here: Mahoromatic: I'm Home! (2009).

Gainax Japanese production Yamaga Hiroyuki animation series

Extension:

Mahoromatic: I'm Home! (2009 IMDb)

Categorization

Directed by Saeki Shouji.

Commentary

Two extra episodes jammed into the established chronology of Mahoromatic: Something More Beautiful (2002), explaining why Minawa was allowed to stay.

Gainax Japanese production animation series