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3.8 out of 5 stars
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3.8 out of 5 stars
Mayo Chiki: Collection [DVD]
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on 8 February 2014
In this high school romp an unlikely cross-dressing problem, woven into a master-servant situation, leads to blushing embarrassments for the central character. The idea has been around for centuries. Shakespeare had boy-actors playing girl characters cross-dressing to appear to be boys. Confused? Don't worry. Read on. Confusion is the whole point.
The central character is a stock character in junior high school anime, a diffident victim of intense adolescent self-doubt. He is surrounded by people who use him for a punching bag in slapstick scenes of violence.
The writers seem to have retreated from allowing a totally ambiguous pairing with lots of shock-horror implications to develop into a love affair but they have thrown in enough knickers displays, o-furo scenes, beach scenes and dressing room encounters to cheer the heart of the cheesecake brigade.
There are also themes like school-avoidance with real-life implications in the UK as well as in Japan which are sensitively approached. So it's good fun and occasionally thoughtful and moving but not quite a wow-factor classic.
Mayo is Japanese for a confused state of mind and the chiki in the title comes from a name-kanji ambiguity too technical to explain in a few words, but its use in the plot relies on chiki=chicken=coward in school-ground Japanese slang.
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on 18 June 2017
Love the show BUT why does the DVD not include the English Dub?
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on 9 May 2015
Very great slice of life anime, only downside is that while the last episode is funny and good in its own right, it feels like a filler and it does not wrap up any of the things that is happening in the anime. Other wise a great fun to watch, if you don't mind the occasional "fan service" that happens every now and then. Great series, great characters and lovely animation!
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on 30 October 2014
I truly hate this anime! First of all, it is not something you can sit and watch with your teenager niece and nephews...secondly, the storyline is so stupid! Price is extremely expensive for a dumb anime such as this! I'm glad I got my refund back.
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on 1 November 2014
Fun light anime good for winding down for a few lols
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on 19 September 2015
fuzzy subtitles are hard to read!Pictures are okay.
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on 2 July 2013
fun ,laugh out load, you just have to buy just to find out how the funny characters can be and watch out for the evil sheep lol
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on 7 July 2013
This is a great anime. I recommend this to anyone who likes manga as a must have for their collection.
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