The Color of Lovers #05 — Maid Physics

November 1st, 2011


The less you think about it, the better.


Well, this certainly crushed Maken-ki in outright stupidity this week. Airi anxiously squirming and rubbing her thighs together as she tries not to wet herself over Uryuu, Uryuu greeting her with "You smell nice", Airi getting cockblocked by Uryuu’s toilet buddy, and Sana getting DQed as a valid maid rival for not having enough… maidness… in the chest area was just the tip of the iceberg. The show really kicked the stupidity in overdrive for the second half, with Ange keeping her dignity brain in her bonnet, having an entire class of adolescent teenagers turning down a busty maid begging to do any kind of work, and the incredible physics of Ange tripping forward yet somehow managing to fall backwards as well as throw the water she was carrying at knee-level both in a sideways arc and all over her legs as she fell.

Oh yes, and then she decided that Uryuu shouldn’t be her maid rival, he should be her master. Truly a victory for feminists and maids everywhere.


Naked time at the Uryuu house.

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10 Shouts From the Peanut Gallery

  • This kinda looks like your generall moe harem show, but I’ve been hearing a few good things about it. Is it any good or just milktoast? Because I’m thinking about checking it out.

  • EXM says:

    Take anything Aroduc says with a grain of salt. It’s a harem slice of life. with better animation than most shows and a cast that has personality. Of note would be the protagonist who seems to be more mature than everyone else in the show.

  • Raikitsune says:

    One of the few good things I can say is that the protagonist isn’t a moron or pervert like all other Japanese protagonists. It’s a rather bland at times slice of life however.

  • Nanaya says:

    I have noticed, there is a line between ‘acceptably logical’ and ‘author delusion.’ The slip into the latter is usually a slippery slope in delusional logic that only gets tiers worse. Also, the crossing of this line can be in the first few minutes (or seconds!) of a series (or on an episodic basis!).

    It’s interesting to try to pinpoint the exact moment where the line is crossed. And the points where it moves to another delusional logic tier. Most of them do at some point, and it rarely reverses direction, unless it restarts every episode.

    A good hobby to keep you from going insane from the sheer stupidity.

  • Chen says:

    It has maids in frilly dresses. That’s already crossed the line for me as far as realism goes. I will never get Japan’s fascination for maids and the desire to be called Master.

    Also, harem slice of life is a bit of a dichotomy. At least I’ve never had the pleasure to engage in a harem. It’s either/or. Never both. And, no, a love triangle is not a harem.

    • Nanaya says:

      IMO, it’s too boring to draw the line at the premise (though its totally justified, I don’t get the maid thing either). More fun for me to break it down to where the author’s mental issues got involved. See how long they could restrain themselves, that sort of thing.

      Going home worrying about relationship? Acceptable.
      Get ready for school worrying about what you’ll do about said relationship? Acceptable.
      Walking to destination talking to someone? Acceptable.
      Head singlemindedly to meet said relationship person? Getting iffy, but acceptable. Early signs of author here.
      Unprovoked roller coaster of emotional dependency in one conversation? THERE IT IS! AHAH! FOUND IT!

      And it’s exactly at that point in the episode where the delusional fantasies really take off.

      • moridin84 says:

        “Unprovoked roller coaster of emotional dependency in one conversation?”

        A teenage boy / girl would totally do this.

  • Anise_Punter says:

    So is this actually a show about maids or is it just one where this green-haired maid features prominently? You can never tell.

    I’m not a fan of the being called master part but I would definitely want to be rich enough to hire a maid staff because it would enable me to be lazy as hell outside of work.

  • EXM says:

    The episode wasn’t really that bad. One of the things that impresses me with this show is the fact that fan service is relatively tame on the sexual side.

    It does throw a lot of Airi facial fan service though. Her expressions are probably the most interesting part of the show at this point.

  • Jack says:

    This show is a pox upon humanity.