Masato is tired of his mom, Mamako doting over him constantly. She gives him no space, so when he’s transported to a fantasy world it should come as no surprise that she followed!
Once in this fantasy world, Masato learns that it’s actually a fully immersive video game designed to bring mothers and their children closer together. Mamako is just happy to be along for the adventure and with her two magic swords, she’s more than a match for any opponent they may face. This is just the start of the problem for Masato as it’s now impossible for him to level-up.
They put together a party and head out on their first adventure, where they face off against a giant slime and it’s clothing dissolving attack… Having succeeded, the GM, Shirase informs them that there is another quest she’d like them to take on since they were so successful. Can Masato tolerate his mother’s interferences and will Mamako get closer to her son?
At first, I was really excited about this series. The idea was new and interesting. There was a lot of ways it could have gone and I was expecting something similar to How Not to Summon a Demon Lord but with a mom as a central character. However, the story itself very quickly became boring. There was very little real conflict as Mamako resolved everything in an instance. Whether it was taking out a horde of rampaging monsters with her two-hit multi-target attacks or using her special mom powers, it didn’t matter. You knew they would win, no matter what.
Vast portions of the show are spent doing boring and mundane tasks such as shopping, cleaning, cooking, putting bandits to bed… It should have been funny and some moments were, but it just fell flat most of the time. I just found the whole thing to be a big disappointment and I couldn’t wait for the series to be over with. It ended with a promise of more “adventures” but I’m hoping that they will never happen.
Masato started out as the whiney teenage boy who would repeatedly lash out at his overbearing mother. He was annoying, but as the show went on, you began to sympathize with him. It was dull enough to watch, I can’t imagine having to go through that.
Mamako is Masato’s mother and she is hot! She’s also kind of clueless to how she’s taking over his adventure and making it impossible for him to stand on his own two feet. Her gentle approach to everything starts out funny and then just gets boring. She’s the overpowered hero in the party.
Wise is the sage. She’s a potential love interest for Masato, but she’s also a bit of a screwup, often getting stuff wrong or having her magic blocked by various counterspells. Her mother became the enemy of one quest where she was capturing good looking NPCs and making them her slave.
Medhi is the healer and another potential love interest. She joined the group later and is constantly getting into fights with Wise as they both pursue Masato. Medhi’s mother was completely focused on making Medhi number one because it would mean that she was the number one mom.
Porta is the non-combat member of the party. She’s younger than the others and is fulfilling the little sister role. Her understanding of the game is beyond that of most and her back story is a mystery. There’s more to Porta than meets the eye, but who knows if we’ll ever find out more.
Shirase is the GM and another mom. She aids Masato and his party, often causing issues as she helps get Mamako involved. Shirase seems to enjoy creating mischief for Masato and often does whatever she wants. She’s also responsible for the testing of the game.
There is occasional fan service which generally consists of panty-shots, people stripped to their underwear and sometimes more, although no nipples are shown. The group have regular naked party meetings in hot baths and there are some suggestive ideas. However, on the whole, it is pretty tame. Sure, Mamako, Medhi, and Wise all look good in their underwear and even their regular clothing, but it really didn’t go that far.
Story Rating: Average
It had some fun ideas and was an interesting take on the Isekai genre, but it just got repetitive and boring. There was so much more that they could have done. It really did get stale and I was looking forward to the end for the last five episodes at least. It felt more like a slice of life series than an Isekai. It really should have been better than it was. I was expecting much more and have come away disappointed.
Ecchi Rating: Mild
This series gets a mild rating. The girls were pretty and generally looked good, but that was about it. Other than a few occasions, it didn’t do much. The highlight for me was the giant slime attack in episode two.
Do You Love Your Mom and Her Two-Hit Multi-Target Attacks? was boring. If you enjoy slice of life anime, then maybe, this will be just the thing for you. However, if you are coming into this expecting an Isekai adventure with a mom and some quality ecchi content, then I think you will be disappointed. It may be different for you, but it just didn’t work for me. I wanted to like it and had high hopes going in, but it really didn’t live up to my expectations.
If you still want some more, there are more images and highlights on the episode reviews below.
- Season One
- Episode 1 – The Boy Thought He Was Embarking on a Great Adventure… But, Uh, What’s Going on Here?
- Episode 2 – It’s Just a Coincidence They’re All Girls. Got That? Wipe That Smirk Off Your Face
- Episode 3 – Underwear is Armor. Make Sure It’s High in Defense. Otherwise, My Son Might Die!
- Episode 4 – Kids Are Kids and Parents Are Parents (but Also Human Beings), and It Takes All Kinds, but They Get Through It Together, Right?
- Episode 5 – This is a Territory for Children, Filled With Hopes and Dreams. For Children. That’s the Important Part!
- Episode 6 – What a Beautiful Girl… Wait, Not You, Mom. Don’t Get Near Me in That Outfit, Stop!
- Episode 7 – Students are the Protagonists of a School Festival. But People Wearing School Uniforms are Included, Too.
- Episode 8 – If I Say Nothing, It Won’t Be Heard, But If I Say Something, It’ll Be a Critical Hit. It Sucks Being a Family.
- Episode 9 – Whoa, There’s a Pressure Plate in a Place Like This. Well, I’m Not Stepping On It. No, I’m Saying I Won’t!
- Episode 10 – The With Mommy Guild Welcomes All! …Wait, It’s a Bunch of Uninvited Guests!
- Episode 11 – The Courage to Accept Things. A Loving Heart. Also, Full-Body Armor. That’s What a Mother Needs… Wait, Armor?
- Episode 12 – I Hoped Against Hope the Wish Would Not Be Granted. But It Totally Was.