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Hand Maid May(TV show/series, 2000-2001)

25min per episode | Genres: Animation, Comedy

Scripted Reality in 1 season with 13 episodes

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Hand Maid May (ハンドメイドメイ, Hando Meido Mei) is an anime series directed by Shinichiro Kimura, produced by Pioneer Animation (now Geneon Entertainment) and animated by TNK. The anime aired ten episodes on WOWOW between July 6 and September 22, 2000, and an OVA was bundled with a DVD box set released on February 21, 2001. It centers on the adventures of the main character, Kazuya Saotome, and a robotic Cyberdoll named May. Formerly available from Pioneer/Geneon in the United States, it is now out of print. ()
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About Hand Maid May

Hand Maid May is an anime series directed by Shinichiro Kimura, produced by Pioneer Animation and animated by TNK. The anime aired ten episodes on WOWOW between July 6 and September 22, 2000, and an OVA was bundled with a DVD box set released on February 21, 2001. It centers on the adventures of the main character, Kazuya Saotome, and a robotic Cyberdoll named May. Formerly available from Pioneer/Geneon in the United States, it is now out of print.


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Hand Maid May Seasons and Episodes

07/26/2000Season 1 - 13 episodes
#0Opening
#1 | 07/26/2000Hello!
After his computer is infected with a virus, by his self-proclaimed rival Nanbara, a package appears at computer programmer Satome Kazuya's doorstep the next day. The package contains a 12" tall Cyberdoll named May.
#2 | 08/02/2000Am I Being Helpful?
After telling May to stay in the apartment, Kazuya goes off to school. Later, Nanbara calls Kazuya's apartment only to hear a woman's voice on the other end, and soon tries to sabotage the relationship he believes Kazuya is having with a secret woman. Also, another Cyberdoll named Sara has come to collect the bill for May. [1,450,000 Yen]
#3 | 08/09/2000What Should I Do...
Sara, after having trouble collecting the payment for May, sends for another Cyberdoll to get the payment, or get May back.
#4 | 08/16/2000Please Don't Look!
Cyberdoll Kei, sent by Sara pretends to be a fellow AI researcher, to meet with Kei. After they meet, she is amazed by the emotions May, a Cyberdoll displays towards him.
#5 | 08/23/2000Thank You...For Everything...
Kazuya finally realizes that he can never afford to pay for May, so he must give her back. So, on their last day together Kei and May spend the day at an amusement park so that they can enjoy the time they have left. After May is gone, "Cyber X", an apparent android shows up at Kazuya's apartment and makes him an offer...
#6 | 08/30/2000More! More!
After May returns, Kei starts work as a lab assistant at the university. Later, everyone goes to the annual fireworks festival, where Nanbara meets the now full-sized May, and immediately falls in love with her.
#7 | 09/06/2000There's No Time, Is There?
Cyberdoll Mami arrives, and soon arranges a "marriage mixer." Later, Mami again tries to make a match by having Kazuya and May go shopping together, alone. But Mami visit is not just for leisure, she soon reveals that May and Kei's time together may be cut short again...
#8 | 09/13/2000I Want A Lot More!
The characters work to protect the ladder between Kazuka's apartment and Kasumi's room from a terrible typhoon. We also discover more of Kasumi and Kazuka, and their relationship...
#9 | 09/20/2000Even Though...I Believe
"Commando Z, the wandering president of Cyberdyne," mysterically appears, and has come to discover why a potentially fatal 'virus' is afflicting all of the Cyberdolls, except for May...
#10 | 09/27/2000May 100%
In the series finale, it is discovered that the deadly Cyberdoll virus was created within May when she was converted from 1/6 scale to full size. "Commando Z" reveals himself to be a time-traveler from the future to dicover the virus' origins and stop it before it destys all the Cyberdolls. Since May is immune to the virus, she volunteers herself to be infected with it to allow further study on the virus and a possible cure. But everyone is worried that May may not make it out alive...
#11 | 02/23/2001Never Give Up
At Kei's apartment a package from cyberdoll Mami filled with five "Chibi-Cyberdoll May's." After an accident causes May's personality to go into the five mini-May's, each one recieves distict aspect of her personallity. Elsewhere, Rena finds a lost child and brings it home. [This episode was included with the DVD set, and never aired]
#12Ending
01/18/2003Specials - 1 episode

Additional Information

Production country: Japan
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 3 languages: English (EN), Spanish (ES), Portuguese (PT)
Status: Ended
First episode released on: 07/26/2000
Last episode released on: 02/23/2001
WatchPlayStream ID: SHOWS:11979, Added: 05/13/2018, Last updated: 05/21/2019