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Manga / Minna Agechau

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Minna Agechau, loosely translated as I Give My All, is a Romantic Comedy Ecchi manga series by Hikaru Yuzuki that ran in Weekly Young Jump from 1982 to 1987. It was adapted into a live-action movie by Shusuke Kaneko in 1985, and an OVA in 1987.

Rokurou is just your typical, not particularly attractive high-school student preparing for college, jacking off to porno mags on the side...until the beautiful, rich girl Yuno Mamiya takes pity on him and decides to become his live-in maid - er, maiden. They later fall in love, but class differences threaten to tear them apart. Can they end up together?

Tropes seen in this series:

  • Adaptation Distillation: Despite its short running time, the OVA manages to keep the spirit of the story intact & makes the viewer really care about Rokurou & Yuno's relationship.
  • Adaptation Dye-Job: Yuno had black hair in the manga & film, but inexplicable blue hair in the OVA.
  • Broken Bird: Yuno's Grandma of all people.
  • Compressed Adaptation: The OVA is basically the entire manganote  condensed into 45 minutes.
  • Dating What Daddy Hates: Well, dating what Grandma hates, in this instance. She comes around at the end.
  • Determinator: They will stop at nothing to be together!
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: Rokurou has to go through a LOT of crap to be with Yuno.
  • Ecchi
  • Expy: A rare case of an expy series; the whole series is arguably a sexier version of Urusei Yatsura, with Rokuro and Yuno being expies of Ataru and Lum respectively, similar zany style of comedy...
  • Fanservice
  • Freudian Excuse: The reason why Yuno's grandmother is so against her love for Rokurou is because she fell in love with a commoner as a teenager, and he abandoned her & ended up running off with some of the family's money.
  • Heroic BSoD: Rokurou has a brief one after getting kicked out of the Mamiya mansion.
  • Hotter and Sexier: Of Urusei Yatsura.
  • Insistent Terminology: Yuno isn't Rokurou's maid, she's his maiden.
  • Jerkass: Yuno's Grandma, who insults Rokurou quite viciously for not being rich. Until the end, that is.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Sure, Rokurou can be a perv at times, but he's still a nice guy.
  • Live-Action Adaptation: The 1985 movie, naturally.
  • Loveable Sex Maniac: Rokurou.
  • Masturbation Means Sexual Frustration: Kickstarts the whole plot, amazingly enough; Yuno and her friends watch Rokurou masturbate to some porn mags at the beginning, which leads to her feeling sorry for him & deciding to become his "maiden".
  • Meido: The Mamiya mansion has a lot of them.
  • Naked Apron: Yuno wears one while making breakfast.
  • Ojou: Averted with Yuno, who doesn't fit the stereotype.
  • Ordinary High-School Student: Rokurou, which is why Yuno's grandmother hates him.
  • OVA: The 1987 adaptation.
  • The Pornomancer: Subverted. One of the maids wants to do Rokurou, but he is not interested.
  • Romantic Comedy
  • Runaway Fiancée: At the end, Yuno runs away from home to be with Rokurou. Then her Grandma shows up in a helicopter and tells them she'll leave them alone as long as they don't come back to the mansion... and then drops them big bags of money. On top of the house.
  • Sex Comedy: A legitimately funny one, at that.
  • Screw the Money, I Have Rules!: Rokurou sincerely loves Yuno and couldn't care less about her wealth, which shocks Yuno's grandmother.
  • The Immodest Orgasm: Yuno's mother gets mad at her partners if she doesn't have one.
  • Ugly Guy, Hot Wife: Well, they're not shown getting married, but Yuno and Rokurou otherwise count.
  • Uptown Girl: The crux of the entire plot. Rokurou is just your average student while Yuno comes from the rich Mamiya family. Her grandmother is adamantly against their relationship ...before the end.
  • Yamato Nadeshiko: Yuno's mom would fit the bill...if not for her love of orgasms.