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"Mahoromatic" (2001) More at IMDbPro »TV series 2001-2003

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Mahoromatic: :  -- An android military robot with a limited lifespan is decomissioned and works as a maid for the son of her creator, whose death she feels responsible for.

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Seasons:
1 | 2
Release Date:
5 October 2001 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
An android military robot with a limited lifespan is decomissioned and works as a maid for the son of her creator, whose death she feels responsible for. Full summary »
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(3 articles)
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Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 30)

Richard Cansino ... Kanzaki's Assistant / ... (26 episodes, 2001-2003)
Bridget Hoffman ... Chinese Saleswoman / ... (26 episodes, 2001-2003)
Mona Marshall ... Child / ... (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Doug Stone ... Doctor Canan (14 episodes, 2002-2003)
Ayako Kawasumi ... Mahoro (12 episodes, 2001)
Tony Pope ... Drummer / ... (12 episodes, 2001)
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Series Directed by
Hiroyuki Yamaga (12 episodes, 2001)
Shôji Saeki (3 episodes, 2001)
Ken Andô (2 episodes, 2001)
Itsurô Kawasaki (2 episodes, 2001)
Toshimasa Suzuki (2 episodes, 2001)
Yorifusa Yamaguchi (1 episode, 2001)
 
Series Writing credits
Bow Ditama (12 episodes, 2001)
Bunjuro Nakayama (12 episodes, 2001)
Hiroyuki Yamaga (9 episodes, 2001)
Shôji Saeki (3 episodes, 2001)

Series Produced by
Tetsuo Gensho .... producer (12 episodes, 2001)
Mitsutoshi Kubota .... producer (12 episodes, 2001)
Hiroyuki Omori .... assistant producer (12 episodes, 2001)
Hiroki Sato .... producer (12 episodes, 2001)
Yûichi Sekido .... producer (12 episodes, 2001)
Miya Utsumi .... assistant producer (12 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Original Music by
Toshio Masuda (12 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Cinematography by
Tsugio Ozawa (12 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Film Editing by
Takeshi Seyama (12 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Art Direction by
Naoko Osakabe (12 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Production Management
Daisuke Hirose .... production manager (12 episodes, 2001)
Naoko Shiraishi .... production manager (12 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Art Department
Hideaki Anno .... storyboard artist: opening sequences (12 episodes, 2001)
Masahiro Satô .... artboards (12 episodes, 2001)
Shôji Saeki .... storyboard artist (5 episodes, 2001)
Itsurô Kawasaki .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2001)
Kazuya Tsurumaki .... storyboard artist (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Sound Department
Fumiko Gotô .... recording assistant (12 episodes, 2001)
Satoshi Hirata .... sound production supervisor (12 episodes, 2001)
Yoshikazu Iwanami .... sound director (12 episodes, 2001)
Kiyotaka Kawada .... sound effects editor (12 episodes, 2001)
Yoshinori Matsumoto .... sound recordist (12 episodes, 2001)
Masakatsu Ômuro .... sound production supervisor (12 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Special Effects by
Jin Hibino .... special effects (12 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Mayumi Yamazaki .... camera operator: Studio Adlib (9 episodes, 2001)
Takanobu Arihara .... camera operator: Ace Creation (2 episodes, 2001)
Shingo Kobayashi .... camera operator: Ace Creation (2 episodes, 2001)
Kenji Kondô .... camera operator: Ace Creation (2 episodes, 2001)
Hiroyuki Matsuzawa .... camera operator: Ace Creation (2 episodes, 2001)
Akio Saitô .... camera operator: Ace Creation (2 episodes, 2001)
Tsutomu Ôkawa .... camera operator: Ace Creation (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Animation Department
Yôsuke Imaishi .... animator: opening sequence (12 episodes, 2001)
Jun'ya Kotani .... background artist: Green (12 episodes, 2001)
Masayuki .... animator: opening sequence (12 episodes, 2001)
Yôko Mitsuhashi .... color designer (12 episodes, 2001)
Atsushi Nishigori .... animator: opening sequence (12 episodes, 2001)
Takao Osani .... background artist: Green (12 episodes, 2001)
Yoko Sasa .... background artist: Green (12 episodes, 2001)
Rie Seki .... background artist: Green (12 episodes, 2001)
Yuka Shibata .... animator: ending sequence (12 episodes, 2001)
Kazuhiro Takamura .... animation director: opening sequence / animator: opening sequence / ... (12 episodes, 2001)
Kazuya Tsurumaki .... animator: opening sequence (12 episodes, 2001)
Azusa Honda .... background artist: Green (9 episodes, 2001)
Takashi Mori .... inbetween checker / animator (9 episodes, 2001)
Hanako Enomoto .... inbetween artist: Gainax (8 episodes, 2001)
Yukihiro Kobayashi .... inbetween artist: Gainax (8 episodes, 2001)
Yu Maruyama .... inbetween artist: Gainax / animator (8 episodes, 2001)
Tadahito Matsubayashi .... inbetween artist: Gainax / animator (8 episodes, 2001)
Yasuhito Murata .... inbetween artist: Gainax (8 episodes, 2001)
Natsuko Fukuhara .... cel checker / color designer (7 episodes, 2001)
Mika Harada .... cel painter: Shaft (7 episodes, 2001)
Tomoe Takaya .... color designer / cel checker (7 episodes, 2001)
Izumi Takizawa .... cel painter: Shaft (7 episodes, 2001)
Haruka Tanaka .... inbetween artist: Gainax (7 episodes, 2001)
Junji Uenishi .... cel painter: Shaft (7 episodes, 2001)
Yasuko Watanabe .... cel painter: Shaft (7 episodes, 2001)
Hiroko Ôtsuka .... cel painter: Shaft (7 episodes, 2001)
Kimiko Chô .... animator / inbetween artist: Shaft (5 episodes, 2001)
Rie Hirakawa .... animator / inbetween artist: Shaft (5 episodes, 2001)
Ryota Itoh .... animator / animation director / ... (5 episodes, 2001)
Mai Otsuka .... animator (5 episodes, 2001)
Jun Yamamoto .... animator (5 episodes, 2001)
Eiji Fukuyama .... animator (4 episodes, 2001)
Natsuko Goto .... animator / inbetween artist: Shaft (4 episodes, 2001)
Naoko Osakabe .... background artist: Green (4 episodes, 2001)
Tôru Watanabe .... animator / animation director (4 episodes, 2001)
You Yoshinari .... animator (4 episodes, 2001)
Toshiyuki Arai .... animator (3 episodes, 2001)
Tokio Ariake .... animator (3 episodes, 2001)
Nobuo Horii .... animator (3 episodes, 2001)
Yoshiaki Itô .... animator / animation director (3 episodes, 2001)
Yoshio Kinoshita .... animator (3 episodes, 2001)
Rie Sugiyama .... background artist: Green (3 episodes, 2001)
Kôji Yamamoto .... animator (3 episodes, 2001)
Noriko Abe .... cel checker: Kibana (2 episodes, 2001)
Keiko Adachi .... cel checker: Kibana (2 episodes, 2001)
Hiromi Anzai .... color designer (2 episodes, 2001)
Mariko Emori .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Keita Hagio .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Takehiro Hamatsu .... animator / animation director (2 episodes, 2001)
Mika Hinata .... inbetween artist: MSC / inbetween checker (2 episodes, 2001)
Naoko Igarashi .... inbetween artist: MSC (2 episodes, 2001)
Yuriko Ikehara .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Keiichi Ishida .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Yumiko Ishii .... animation director / animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Toshio Ishizaki .... animator / animation director (2 episodes, 2001)
Ryûta Kawagishi .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Tetsuya Kawakami .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Kunihiko Kimura .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Sumie Kinoshita .... inbetween artist: Shaft (2 episodes, 2001)
Shinya Kokaji .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Chikashi Kubota .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Kosuke Murayama .... inbetween artist: Shaft (2 episodes, 2001)
Shino Nakaguma .... inbetween artist: MSC (2 episodes, 2001)
Motoi Nakamura .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Koichi Nakaya .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Toshifumi Nijima .... inbetween artist: MSC (2 episodes, 2001)
Taeko Oda .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Kouji Ogawa .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Mitsuru Ohara .... animation director / animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Naoko Satô .... cel checker: Kibana (2 episodes, 2001)
Minako Shiba .... animation director (2 episodes, 2001)
Takurô Takahashi .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Tetsuya Takeuchi .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Yôko Takimoto .... inbetween artist: Shaft (2 episodes, 2001)
Yuko Tsumori .... color designer (2 episodes, 2001)
Kyôsuke Washikita .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Shinji Yamamoto .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Tôru Yonemura .... animator (2 episodes, 2001)
Hiroyuki Yoshida .... inbetween artist: Shaft (2 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Editorial Department
Tsuneko Mizuta .... assistant editor: Seyama Editing Room (12 episodes, 2001)
Mutsumi Takemiya .... assistant editor: Seyama Editing Room (12 episodes, 2001)
Megumi Uchida .... assistant editor: Seyama Editing Room (12 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Music Department
Jun'ichirô Suzuki .... music selection / music selection: Suwara Production (12 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Other crew
Hisashi Iida .... advertising producer (12 episodes, 2001)
Akihiro Kawamura .... planner (12 episodes, 2001)
Hiroshi Shigekawa .... planning assistant: BS-i (12 episodes, 2001)
Norihiko Tani .... planner (12 episodes, 2001)
Hiroyuki Yamaga .... planner (12 episodes, 2001)
Masaaki Yokouchi .... planner (12 episodes, 2001)
Hiroki Katô .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2001)
Tsuneichirô Yoshida .... production assistant (4 episodes, 2001)
 
Series Thanks
Kei Fukura .... special thanks (1 episode, 2001)
Mitsutoshi Ogura .... special thanks (1 episode, 2001)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Mahoromatic: Automatic Maiden 'Something More Beautiful'" - USA (second season title)
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Australia:MA | Canada:PG (Manitoba) (Season 2) | Canada:14A (Manitoba) (video rating) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) (VHS/DVD rating) | Germany:12 (DVD rating) | New Zealand:R16 | South Korea:18 (DVD rating) | UK:15 | USA:TV-MA
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
When Mahoro first appears in episode 6, she is humming the series opening theme song.See more »
Quotes:
Mahoro Ando, Chinese Saleswoman, Young Mistress:Mahoro
[upon finding Suguru's collection of "adult" magazines]
Mahoro Ando, Chinese Saleswoman, Young Mistress:I think that dirty thoughts are very bad. And you want to know what else I think? I think that women's breasts are important vessels which exist to provide nourishment for babies, and should never be looked at lewdly by a young male person. I am certain that your mother taught you that important lesson when she raised you...
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
To me, nothing more than a life experience..., 6 July 2003
Author: kzarog from London, England

I would say that I am new in the world of anime. The only ones I really watched was Love Hina, Love Hina Again and Excel Saga just before I began watching Mahoromatic.

Being a production of one of the most known and praised anime studios of Japan, studio Gainax (Neon Genesis Evangelion), it really is a masterpiece of animation. The characters are incredibly drawn, the music is amazing... But the really amazing in the series is the plot.

It begins as Mahoro, the ultimate combat robot of an organization that has as a purpose to defend Earth from invading aliens, is coming to an end. It is therefore given the opportunity to either live as a warrior for 40 more days, or get all of her combat capabilities removed and live for 398 days. She chooses the second option and wishes to work as a maid for Suguru-kun, a 14-year orphan. But nothing always is at it seems and none can escape their past...

Mahoromatic begins as a comedy but towards the end it becomes more and more serious. I wouldn't like to spoil the fun by revealing any other details of the plot. As for the ending... well... it was a life experience to me...

This is an adult anime, given the fact that a lot of nudity and violence occurs. But this is not really what it's all about. The plot really is a treatise on life with a lot of philosophical questions arising, especially towards the end. I was really amazed by the characters, considering their cuteness (Ka...Kawaiiii....), their simplicity and their truly humanitarian views towards life. Even though one might seem that the approach is simplistic, it is really through this simplicity that this anime reveals all of it's virtues.

It's an amazing, an incredible piece of work, a masterpiece in my opinion. And it is such a masterpiece, that I really cannot describe my feelings when I saw the last two episodes. All I can hope for is for more. Please, Gainax... if someone of you is reading this... please... give us some more!

Extremely funny, extremely humane, extremely entertaining, extremely sentimental, extremely touching. Simply the best anime I've seen.

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