ec2-72-44-48-122.compute-1.amazonaws.com | ToothyWiki | RecentChanges | Login | Webcomic A genre of anime series, distinguished by the fact it stars (or revolves around) a robot girl.
How come Connie Francis can sing 'Robot Man' and it's sweet and funny, but switch the gender and it just becomes freaky and wrong? Answers on a postcard.
However, this isn't quite the whole story. There are series like KeyTheMetalIdol? which star a robot girl, but wouldn't be viewed as characteristic of the rest of the RobotGirl genre. In most RobotGirl series, the series is (mainly) viewed from the perspective of a SociallyIneptMaleMainCharacter, who manages to luck into having the RobotGirl come to live with him. Being a robot, she's usually willing to do anything the male main character asks. (Not stereotype-male-wish-fulfillment anime, no, not at all...) The setting naturally lends itself to comedy and romantic situations, with the guy arguing with himself along the lines of: "She's not human! Ohh, but she's so cute..."
DaCapo (although most of the above doesn't hold in this case)
VideoGirlAi? is a borderline case. The series concept of "a pseudo-girl who comes to live with the SociallyIneptMaleMainCharacter" is very similar to the RobotGirl genre, but (as you're shown right at the start) the pseudo-girl in question (Ai) isn't actually a robot, so much as a character from a videotape, bizarrely come out of the screen. It's somewhere between the RobotGirl genre and AhMyGoddess.
Disturbing numbers of these have the RobotGirl also being a maid (and in at least two cases a WeaponOfMassDestruction). I suppose you could view this as just the extension of the Japanese obsession with household gadgets - if you could take your kitchen appliances and give them a cute face and ribbons in their hair, wouldn't you? (It may be best if that remains unanswered...)
Given all the effort they seem to have gone to, I'm disapointed that it basically ended up as a model RobotGirl sat on top of the computer... It can't have been too much harder to actually make the computer internal can it? --K