Rôjin to Rabudôru: Watashi ga Shochô ni Natta Toki
2008 / 65m - Japan
Fantasy, Sci-fi
Maid-Droid poster


August 12, 2020


The French maid. Of French descent, but happily adopted by the Japanese. It's no surprise then they made a film about French maid robots, combining two of their biggest fetishes in one single film. The result is pretty cheesy and cheap, but because it's such a mess it's also pretty amusing.

While a typical pinku in structure, Tomomatsu mixed it with every genre imaginable. There's a bit of comedy, drama, sci-fi, fantasy and romance, they even stole some material from Ghost in the Shell in a weak attempt to give the film extra weight. None of it is very effective, but it does keep you on your toes.

Performances are weak, the sci-fi looks pretty cheap, but at least there are some decent robots designs. That and the short runtime make this film somewhat bearable. It's not a lot and I wouldn't recommend it unless you're on some kind of pinku marathon, but it's not the worst I've seen in the genre.