Shichiri Tasuke is a lone guy attending high school by himself. It seems his father, mother, and sister are all out exploring the world on various adventures. But not him, he has to stay around his rather boring home. Boring that is, until his father sends him a mysterious object. The object in fact contained a moon spirit. Tasuke ends up with even more various spirits, none of whom are very familiar with the modern world, and none of whom seem to get along very well. With all the things happening around Tasuke, probably the most dangerous place for him to be is in his own home!
Anime has isn't known for being particularly inspired, so one show resembling another isn't uncommon. Mamotte Shugogetten is close enough to Oh my Goddess that the term ripoff comes to mind. I suppose that could be forgiven if perhaps the show had some merits of its own, but it really doesn't. Where other titles had a level of charm and finesse to their approach, Mamotte Shugogetten is simply brain dead. It wants to be cute, fun, and romantic; sometimes it succeeds, but it's generally never enough of this stuff to really make it worth watching.
This is a short review, but I'm at a loss on how to describe it. I could probably spew volumes of information comparing it to Oh My Goddess, but that's not really a review either. Lack of originality aside, this one barely hobbles into watchable territory, but is a really bland watch at that.
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reviewed by archen in 2000