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Hand Maid May

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Kazuya Saotome is an electrical engineering student with a passion for computers, building his robot squid, and programming. One day he receives May, a hand sized cyberdoll, in a package from Cyberdyne Co. as a revenge tactic planted in a CD from his rival. With a little help from May to clean up his act, he may even be able to win over the heart of Kasumi, his landlord's daughter.

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Anime Name Type Year Relation More Info
Hand Maid May Special DVD Special 2000 TBD
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Katsuzo HIRATA Character Design
Shinichiro KIMURA Director
Toshio MASUDA Music

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Hand Maid May LuniaAngel 7/10 Mar 4, 2014
Hand Maid May angelsreviews 6/10 Aug 6, 2013
Hand Maid May Raylord 7/10 Oct 7, 2010
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Chobits

Chobits

Having failed to earn admission to a university, Hideki Motosuwa has moved to the big city, determined to study his hardest for next year's exams. However, an unusual distraction presents itself one unsuspecting day in the form of Chii, a robotic young girl that has been discarded in the trash. In a world where an increasing number of people turn to these 'persocoms' for company, the bonds and limits of human relationships are tested as flesh manages to fall in love with the machine itself...

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slayer
Another of the Robo Girl shows... Very cute CHII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FINSahaqiel
This has exactly same idea as Hand Maid May. But with better storyline and better visuals.
TheBurningCrow
Both of these series have a main character who comes across a mechanical counterpart of some sort and must deal with his overbearing puberty to overcome his underlying fear of women, and learn the lessons of love.
kamirura
Persocons.... that's the name for the robot girls in this series. If feel like you haven't gotten enough of small cute computer girls and a weird guy thinking his life will be fixed just because of a computer. This is the one for you. Chobits is truly one of the funniest series I've ever seen. And I'm really sure if you liked Hand maid may you gonna like this one too.
Nanashi
Hideki got a robot too, but she's full sized. What up Kazuya? That being said, if you are a fan of the innocent females dropped into the laps of normal boys, Chobits is a show for you. Both shows capitalize on the idea of super-sweet females being romanced by otherwise normal male leads.
rdent
Both Chobits and Hand Maid May are romantic comedies dealing with cyberdolls/persocons and college boys. Chobits has a bit more drama than Hand Maid May, however.
NekoRocket
The ever-popular theme of human male/android female interaction is explored in both Chobits and Hand Maid May. The cute character designs and endearing naivety of the main characters leads to funny and bittersweet situations. If you've seen one, I highly recommend the other.
nextolast
May is fairly similar in function to chi (as a sort of home apliance, and not a retired android of death as is mahoro), but she does have a knowledge base, albeit a rather servile one, which gives this series a slightly different feel. The production values arent really as high as with chobits and it shows, the animation and plot both being a little on the b side of things... I always thought may looks just a little off, and all the "throw in" characters that appear seems a little contrived to me. however, if your on a chobits fix (as is known to happen) check this out, as it may ease the withdrawal
chii

Very lucky boys come across or find androids that help out in their daily lives. With romantic feelings brewing between man and machine, lots of humor and a little bit of ecchi are surely involved. If you liked one check out the other.

Kari5

Both these romantic comedies involve college students who, by accident, ended up living with female robots. They have to teach the robots about the world, live with them, and even learn lessons from the robots. And of course, both have ecchi and romance.

BushidoPizza

Both of these hilarious comedies have a somewhat naiive college student coming in contact and eventually living with a robot. Both have quite a few ecchi moments but also have a romantic feel to them, complete with the bittersweet moments. At the same time, both make you ponder some deep issues.

If you liked one, the other is a great choice!

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Mahoromatic

Mahoromatic

She cooks, she cleans, and is a lethal fighting machine. Mahoromatic, former Vesper battle android, has chosen to give up her weapons, extending her remaining life from 37 to 398 days. As Misato Suguru's maid, she fights battles of another sort, fending off an amorous teacher on one hand, ecchi magazines on the other. Can Mahoro save Suguru's innocence?

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slayer
Yet another in the Robo Girl/Maids... Only difference Mahoro is an Ex-Combat model
NekoRocket
Android-human love is becoming an increasingly popular theme, and Mahoromatic works great as a companion to Hand Maid May. Same kinda theme with a more action-based execution.
sublime
Robot maids, various sexy female friends all in love with you, so much ecchi you could swim in it. Can't go wrong really.
XMrNiceguyX
Both series have as a main figure a android maid. While the sizes of these two differ and so do the characters of both androids, I'm sure you will like the other if you like one of them. Mahoromatic is, even though the main characters are younger than the characters in Hand Maid Maid, intended for older public.
Task

Hand Maid May and Mahoromatic are both about robot maids. One is obviously a robot because she's only a couple inches tall, the other is trying to hide the fact that she's a robot. Both were manufactured by a secret agency and placed into their current positions: one by accidental mail order, the other by request. Both would wish to be human.

Although the fan service levels are high (yes, android T&A abound), there's one episode (the beach/hot spring episode of course, if I recall correctly) where they "get it out of their system" and the rest of the series actually tries to tell a good story and do some engaging character development. Surprisingly high quality anime from what could easily have been a pure ecchi romp fest.

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Midori Days

Midori Days

Sawamura Seiji is the most notorious delinquent at his high school -- always getting into fights and causing problems, leaving him single and unlucky with the ladies. After another long day of rejection, Seiji discovers that the love of his life might have finally appeared, but in the unlikeliest of places... his right hand?! Now, in addition to dealing with daily fights and the gossip of his classmates, Seiji must handle a new problem of embarassing proportions: Kasugano Midori, a pretty young girl in place of his hand, who happens to have fallen in love with him!

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kamirura
A small girl totally in love with the giant guy? Just like Hand Maid May, Midori No Hibi got the cute little girl who wants to do everything to make her master happy. But this time she turns out to be his right hand? ;) This series also contains the love drama that Midori no Hibi got and is just as cute, so be sure to check it out.
freakzilla
Both have a romance based story where comedy gets the upperhand. Not to even mention both have the tiny girl that loves the big guy lol
XMrNiceguyX
Both series have a thin romance story having a small character as main role, which does the housekeeping. The series contain some fanservice(Hand Maid May having quite a bit more than Midori no Hibi). I found the humor in Midori no Hibi more enjoyable than the humor in Hand Maid May. So if you want a series with more fanservice, at the cost of the humor, check out Hand Maid May. If you are however interested in more humor than Hand Maid May, you should check out Midori no Hibi
imperialaspirin

Both Hand Maid May and Midori Days include a main female character who is smaller than your average woman. Although the main male characters are very different, the same kind of humor is apparent in both series.

DarkOnister

Hand Maid May and Midori Days have one thing in common: both of the main characters start off in the same place in life and both have a boyfriend... sort of.  

They have the same sort of atmosphere so I think it's a good match.

Saber Marionette J

Saber Marionette J

Otaru Mamiya is just an ordinary teenage boy living on Terra 2: a planet inhabited by only men, on which women have been replaced by lifelike yet emotionless robots called 'marionettes.' But his life changes forever when he meets Lime, a spunky marionette with the mind of a child and--amazingly enough--the emotions of one as well! Soon, the demure Cherry and the outgoing Bloodberry join him as well, but he'll need all their help if he is to stop the evil Faust, ruler of Gartland, from taking over their beloved kingdom of Japoness!

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slayer
Another of the Robo girl series Marionettes kick ass
lantis
For those fans of robot girls and comedic science fiction mixed with emotional drama, both Saber Marionette J and Hand Maid May have something to offer. A likely duo.
Nanashi
Otaru's got three full size robot girls. Take that Kazuya! Saber Marionette J is a much more enjoyable format of the 'innocent female' show because there are foils! Cherry and Bloodberry are anything but innocent where as Lime is a spunky clueless girl. A person who enjoys Hand Maid May ought to enjoy the comedic hijinks of Saber Marionette J.
TheBurningCrow
Another anime where a guy gets surrounded by female robots and is supposed to better his life and eventually save the people he cares for. Sound familiar? yeah! you'd like this one too.
SmugDude

Saber J is absolutely a great series for any Hand Maid May fans. In addition, for fans, Megumi Hashibara has a key role in this series and sings both the opening and closing themes.

Saber J is a lot of fun and I would totally recommend it.

Love Hina

Love Hina

Keitaro Urashima is somewhat of a failure. In order to fulfill a promise he made to a girl fifteen years ago, he has tried time and again to get into Tokyo U but has never managed to pass the exam. However, fate smiles upon him and he ends up working for his aunt, managing an all-girls dorm! Living with the feral Kaolla, the timid Shinobu, the sake-loving Mitsune, the blade mistress Motoko and the punch-happy Naru, can Keitaro keep his focus and keep his promise? And will he ever end up meeting that girl from his past?

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TheBurningCrow
The two main characters in both of these share similar traits as well as being surrounded by mostly females. Keitaro isn't a computer genius though, and Kazuya doesn't run an inn full of coeds.
flamewizzy21

Both Hand Maid May and Love Hina are good harem-style animes (1 guy, many girls). Both of them have a little ecchi in the show (of the two, Love Hina seems to be a bit more ecchi). Both protagonists (Keitaro Urashima and Kazuma Saotome) have their own *favorite* girls (Naru Narusegawa and May respectively). Although each protagonist has a favorite girl, those girls find an unusually large amount of competition when it comes to their respective guys. Naru seems to be characterized by her much more reserved feelings toward her love. May's character, however, is much more naive and and has her mind set on serving her guy the best she can. Both anime's have several parallels, making them a good pair to watch together.

dstarfire

A classic anime theme of 1 boy living with/near/around an assortment of beautiful women that are all in love with him. Many misadventures follow, until the "hero" ends up with the girl of his dreams.