It’s getting hard to review this because just saying it is sweet over and over is a little repetitive. So, it is still sweet, but I’m going to offer some criticism this time. Episode 10 brought a real sense of impending drama with the ‘revelation’ of Chihiro’s grandmother (though it was really doubtful anyone didn’t know that given they weren’t really hiding the fact). And yet this week offers little except a little case of the mopes for both Chihiro and Madoka. While I get that the general theme of this show is up-beat (even the dead mother’s advice to Chihiro was that he’d be fine), occasionally allowing characters to actually experience sadness, anger or depression would be a nice change of pace. Still, hard to argue with flower viewing, friends and good food for cheering yourself up.
Shonen Maid is available on AnimeLab.