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?
When Murase Takaya, an average and somewhat perverted boy, decides to buy a robot to keep him company, it is the robot that chooses him. However, when the maid is delivered, her particular programming leads her to refuse wearing her uniform, throw away his sexy figurine collection and run away! The two soon make up; and though their relationship remains complicated, they get along more and more in time. From wearing all kinds of costumes to taking care of kids, will Yui find of what she's made for?
Both series involve a robot maid, a dirty-minded young man, and the ensuing comedic chaos. There are a few particularly close parallels, particularly the destruction of stashed erotic items (photobooks in one case, figurines in the other), the complicated relationship between our leads, and the fact that neither of the boys exactly picks their maid themselves.
Chances are fairly good that if you've enjoyed one of these, you'll like the other as well.
If you like maid costumes and fanservice, you'll probably like both these series. If you like robots fighting epic battles, you'd better just stick to Mahoromatic.
If you have a maid fetish and you are into the Master-Slave relationships you gonna like it.The share common aspects but Mahoromatic is more serious and consistent and a true Gainax anime with all the elements that derives from this studio.
Kei Kusanagi is a shy teenage boy with no romantic experience whatsoever... until he finds out that his hot new teacher is actually an alien! In order to conceal her identity, the two are forced into a pretend marriage... but is it really a pretense, or are they actually falling in love?
Aliens, girls, and romance, and a bit of ecchiness what more could you ask for. If like one you are sure to enjoy the other.
Ryunosuke and his father are running away from his crazy mother when, feeling the urge to answer nature's call, Ryunosuke finds a cute little alley cat and decides to keep it. Almost immediately after, they are caught in a fire fight with his mother's lackeys. Tragically the poor cat dies and Ryunouske is heartbroken, but luckily his inventor father just happened to bring along a deactivated robot. By placing the cat's brain in the robot, Nuku Nuku is born! Now all they have to do is teach Nuku Nuku how to behave like a normal girl instead of a super-strong, cat-brained robot, while trying to avoid a mother's wrath!
Naota Nanbada is a boring young boy who leads a boring life in a boring town. His older brother has left for America, and the closest he comes to any excitement is when his deadbeat dad has too much sake. But things change one day when a bizarre girl zooms up to him on a scooter and smacks him in the face with her guitar. What's more, once Naoto returns home he discovers that this strange woman has arrived ahead of him and moved in! Not only does she constantly engage in perverted activities with Naota's father and flirt with the young man himself, but she also claims to be an alien who is searching for the ‘Pirate King.' Now, Naota must learn to live with this new intruder, deal with an odd government agent who sports exceptionally large eyebrows and the mysterious Medical Mechanica, and come to terms with the fact that there are a variety of robots and weapons emerging out of his head - amongst other things. Perhaps boring wasn't so bad after all...
Both protagonists Naota(FLCL) and Suguru(Mahoromatic) are of around the same age and find themselves living with an attractive female character (it appears both are older) who are not actually human. Mahoro is an android and Haruko is an alien. Both boys have some link to the female lead's past that is crucial to the progression of the story, and there is also a romantic attatchment between them. FLCL and Mahoromatic also throw in some great robot fight scenes for good measure and top it off with some hilarious pop/anime-culture references.
On a random note, Vespa is mentioned in both series. In Mahoromatic Vespa is the organisation that Mahoro works for, it is also interesting to note (and I'm kinda proud I figuired this out lol) that the insignia of Vespa is in the shape of a hornet/wasp and Vespa is the genus that comprises around 20 species of wasp-like insects. Also the annoying teacher chases Suguru and Mahoro riding a Vespa scooter when they try to go on a date(like an annoying wasp). In FLCL Haruko is also cluelessly described by Naota as the 'wasp woman', and she also rides a Vespa.
All in all, both great Gainax creations and would recommend both to any fan who knows what to take seriously in life, and what to rip the piss out of.
Sousuke Sagara is far from the average high school student - not only is he highly trained in military tactics, he puts his knowledge to use in every single applicable situation (and even those nonapplicable ones.) So, when confronted with high school, he tends to turn average high school experiences into off-the-wall adventures. Love letters become terrorist threats and field trips become commando operations; his survival depends on the watchful eye of his best friend and classmate, Kaname. Together, they may just make it out of high school alive...
If you are looking for a good laugh then look no farther because Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu and Mahoromatic are some of the funniest anime around. Both of these series are so full of gut-busting laughs that they will knock a average person out cold.