I´m sure you would say that you have heard this story before, a young schooler suddenly finds itself an orphan with nowhere to live and no one to depend on.
After all, this is the premise which lots of shoujo mangas use to begin their stories -Fruit basket anyone?- and while you wouldn´t be wrong the majority of the time, allow me to explain why regarding this anime you would be.
Shounen Maid is I believe Ototachibana´s most popular series and leaving the moe moe characteristics, the comedy and fanservice aside, a anime series about bonds and family, about learning to relay in other people and the importance of being a little selfish, or at least that´s why I gathered.
Lately, I haven´t seen a lot of anime. This isn´t precisely uncommon after all, even though I love anime and manga, I have my lapses.
There are years where I watch anime almost non-stop through the whole 365 and then… there´s the dark years where hardly any anime catches my eye.
Right now I´m almost certainly in one of the former periods of time; I haven´t seen that many animes,and there hasn´t been one that I´m following close -the last ones I think were… Shingeki no Kyoujin and Haikyuu!–
Luckily, in the middle of this dark ages, there´s been a couple of animes that have been pushing me towards the light!
Animes that have reminded me why I love this media of entertainment so much, and along this animes is Ore Monogatari.
A shoujo in ways just like every other shoujo I have seen, but at the same time completely different. Continue reading