Do-M anime, Mayo Chiki

Mayo Chiki. Or Mayoeru Shitsuji to Chikin na ore to. 迷える執事とチキンな俺と (the lost butler and me the chicken).

The protagonist is Konoe Subaru, the okama butler, who gets all the attentions from girls. Why are girls attracted to a Sebasu (butler) by the way??? Anyway, the setting is very similar to Oto Boku. Or Otome wa boku ni koishiteru. 乙女はお姉さまに恋してる (maidens are in love with me). Because of family reasons, they have to be okama. Gender switch!

I wish I could switch my gender. I want to be a girl, so I can get to mingle with girls without any difficulties. Yes, Oto Boku was lesbians, but Mayo Chiki is straight girls! I want to be Subaru, so I can be a girl dressed up as a butler and have all the girls chase after me. By the way, I don’t know why the Konoe family is a butler family. I thought they were one of the most revered families in Japan, the top Duke family, served the Emperors.

And the other protagonist is Sakamachi Kinjirou, who is allergic to girls. And Subaru’s S (sadist) master is Suzutsuki Kanade, Ojo-sama of the zaibatsu, voiced by Kita-eri. She takes pleasure humiliating both Kinjirou and Subaru. Yet, many otakus are craving to be Kinjirou, dying to be humiliated by Ojo-sama.

ドM (do-M, extreme masochist). I don’t know why so many otakus are do-M. At Miyukichi’s panel of AnimeExpo, otakus from Japan were screaming at Miyukichi, “みゆきち、俺たちドMです!(Miyukichi, we are all do-M!)” They are like, “Humiliate me please. Step on my face, jo-ou-sama (dominatrix)!”

I loathe humiliation. Ass-kissing is already a great humiliation. Labor itself is humiliation. All workers have to endure that. We always get told what to do and answer “yes” without thinking twice, like Full Metal Panic, I mean Full Metal Jacket. Otherwise, we can’t make ends meet. Capitalism is power-play, punished for no reason, which is absurd. We’ve been humiliated enough in 3-D. So, why need humiliation in 2-D? How can you get aroused by that?

From reading shojo manga, we all know that a girl usually teases the boy she’s interested. Yes, she wants to beat the crap out of you, hehehe, typical shojo action! She wants to make fun of you, make the fool out of you. I mean, if she’s not shy. Yes, a little humiliation involved. So, girls turn into a light-hearted S when they talk to their crush. Yes, the most important thing, teasing involves skinship!

Sadly, for otakus, especially with 1/4 of the Japanese young men of the age 18-34 never had any girlfriend, in other words, 素人童貞(shirouto-doutei), probably never had any girl tease them or very little. Probably that’s why otakus seek skinship in an extreme form. Macho-man’s skinship is S, trying to dominate girls, but we’re soshokukei, so we aren’t S by nature. I’m not M either, not that extreme seen in Mayo Chiki, but just a little teasing is what I need from girls.

But I don’t have any girl tease me. How saudade…Since adolescence, I always desperately wanted to have girls who would poke fun at me. But I barely had any. That’s why this kind of anime makes me envy a guy like Kinjirou. An envious man is the colonized man, thus I’m colonized.

Ah, I just need a girl, I don’t want any dude around me. Dudes are just stifling, full of foul stench of sweaty socks. Plus, just one female friend is worth a million guy friends. It’s simply not replaceable. And the ultimate friendship is of course romance!

Without romance, I would die from boredom, just like Schopenhauer said. What’s left of me without romance? Only WMD (weapons of mass defecation), like Tora-san said. In order to de-defecationize or decolonize myself, I watch anime, especially romantic comedy.

Author: Monsieur LaMoe

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