Mayo Chiki splashed onto my radar when it was referenced in one of the two seasons of Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai (aka Haganai), which I was watching in January 2013. In retrospect I kind of regret watching Haganai because it really wasn’t a very good show, but what I really regret is watching Mayo Chiki. I don’t remember much about it, but it was not, by any measure, a good show.
First of all, and probably worst of all, not only does Mayo Chiki rely almost entirely on old, overused and tired tropes such as the main character getting a nosebleed if a girl touches him (to the point where he will literally pass out if it gets too bad) and the other main character being a girl who dresses as a boy because of <insert sad backstory here>, it takes those tropes to obnoxiously high levels of repetition, on top of which the show doesn’t have a conclusive ending. It’s the worst of the most generic part of the ecchi harem genre. It’s utterly forgettable and I see no value in watching it.
Not even Kureha, the little sister of the main character, can salvage it. Sure, she’s kind of wonderful and voiced by HanaKana, but at the end of the day she’s still “the brocon imouto character”. The fact that she can wrestle a bear and win does make her my favourite character, but by the standards of this show that’s not a very prestigious title.