Ladies Versus Butlers! - Reviews

Komirai's avatar
Oct 3, 2012

Many criticize the harem genre of anime for its overly formulaic approach and execution. And Ladies vs. Butlers will probably not change the opinions of these critics, since practically every convention common in harem anime is crammed into this show.

The premise behind Ladies vs. Butlers is simple yet predictable. The main character, Hino Akiharu, attends a school for upper-class ladies that is also dedicated to instructing maids and butlers how to function in high-class society. The story basically details Hino interacting with the various girls at the school and the various ecchi situations he gets himself into. The majority of this series is episodic and, in all honesty, serves nothing more than to introduce the female characters and to show ecchi scenes.

Ladies vs. Butlers includes almost every female archetype found in the harem genre: a tsundere, a childhood friend, a (reverse) trap, lolis, clumsy girls, foreign girls, etc. The harem lead, Akiharu, is also a fairly generic character. While he doesn’t fit the “total loser” persona as many other harem leads do, there is nothing really noteworthy about him. Also, there is hardly any significant character development, but that is to be expected of an anime of this type.

The art is decent and very reminiscent of one of XEBEC’s earlier productions, Kanokon. And while some of the character designs may be slightly off-putting (for example, there is a 19-year-old girl who looks like an elementary school student), this will not detract from overall enjoyment of the anime.

The opening and ending songs are appropriate for this kind of anime but nothing all that memorable, and the voice-acting suited each character’s personality well. The background music is virtually nonexistent, though you will probably be too fixated on all the bouncing breasts, panty shots, and nudity present in this anime to even notice.

While Ladies vs. Butlers does not fail in one particular aspect, its main issue is that it does nothing to stand out from the countless other harem anime out there. It doesn’t deviate from the harem formula at all, and as a result, this anime most likely will not appeal to anyone looking for anything more than fanservice and comedy. However, if you are a diehard harem or ecchi fan, you should give Ladies vs. Butlers a try.

Overall, this was a decent ecchi/harem anime, albeit nothing exceptional or ground-breaking.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
6/10 overall
CoolHandMike's avatar
Oct 24, 2011

I don't think an explanation of this anime is really necessary. The tags say it all. This show delivers nudity, comedy etc in spades and is very enjoyable.

?/10 story
?/10 animation
?/10 sound
?/10 characters
7/10 overall
NightTonight's avatar
Jul 27, 2020

If you expect a resolution and a good ending don't watch this, in that case, its a waste of time.

If you want to watch this for fan service go ahead.

4/10 story
7/10 animation
4/10 sound
6/10 characters
4/10 overall
Kuroikarasu's avatar
Apr 8, 2012

Well let just start at this. If you are a pervert you will understand most of these. Don't deny it, but you would only like this if your a pervert. Well enough of that.. back to the actual review.

The story is just plainly about a delinquent named Hino Akiharu who enters the Hakureiryou Academy to enroll in the Servent-ed program. Unfortunately things go wrong when one accident, which i won't say what since it'll ruin the anime for you, changed his life. Hino Akiharu has to face many unusual problems, in which many of them would define him as a pervert. Just watch and you'll understand.

The art is pretty great but not good enough for a perfect 10. What I enjoyed the most wast the perfect figures of each women...*DROOLS*. It's really difficult for me to judge on every detail put into this anime, so please don't judge.

Hmm, the sound is okay. Everything is done right.

I don't want to go talking about every character in the story, so all I am going to say is you are the ones to judge about the characters.. I personnaly think they were perfectly made with every little aspect to them.

Overall I would say .....Great anime, for perverts.....but also good for those who enjoy these types of genres. Not only Echhi.

7/10 story
9/10 animation
7/10 sound
10/10 characters
8.3/10 overall
Thrawn's avatar
Mar 2, 2011

Boobs. Plenty of 'em in all shapes and sizes. Bouncing and jiggling across the screen and fan-service for just about everything (Not simply limited to maid outfits). The first few minutes set the tone and pace of the show, with the male lead accidentally grabbing a fistful of some big'uns. It's really not meant to be taken seriously, as one should just revel and ride the waves of ecchi.

I'll return to it, as the first aspect of the anime is boobs and the second and third aspects are fanservice and ecchi, respectively. Amongst the fan-service is a bit of a story, where our main protagonist Akiharu has a reason to attend the Maid Hakureiryou Academy, which although gives it a bit of flavor, can only do so much. It's pretty cliche, and the ending is the usual generic fare. But it's funny if you're in the mood and has it's laugh out loud moments (Again, if you're in the mood).

It looks good, I'll give it that much. Shiny and glistening, rosy cheeks and rosy other parts. It's nothing spectacular, but it makes the perversion look good.

Nothing special on sound overall, it does it's job.

Flameheart. At first I didn't believe that was her name, but it is. Pretty cool, and it suits her. Fiery in nature and the typical tsundere. The few of the rest of the cast fits into other genre specifics; the clumsy maid, perverted friend and cross-dressing pettanko. But some others felt a bit different, less of the staples. From the near split-personality of Hedyeh, who would go from having an innocent look to a psychotic one while talking about commiting bodily harm and Tomomi, who is the best bar none. At first she seems innocent, but is truly evil deep down, and outside, as a lot of the times she doesn't hide it from Flameheart. She was refreshing and her evil face always broke mine into laughter.

The main protagonist Akiharu starts off well enough; He doesn't take shit from no one and has the balls to stand up to the ladies. He ain't no pushover, but he has the common trait of getting his hands on the ladies' mammaries. Either that or get in really compromising and no matter how you look at it, suggestive situations and positions. But as usual, he's more sense than a sack of bricks and rocks and even that is commented on (To some comedic extent).

I could go on about a few others but that'll take a while; So I'll say it's jolly good fun and fits a whole buffet of perversions and fetishes. In the end, that's what it comes down to. The story plays second fiddle to the jiggling and bouncing, the fan-service and more fan-service overpower any real depth and because it's primarily an ecchi at heart and on the outside, it should only be expected and shouldn't ever be taken seriously.

So take off that smart hat and put on a dunce cap as you enter the maid academy!

5/10 story
7/10 animation
6/10 sound
6/10 characters
6/10 overall