In an anime master-servant relationship, one person usually has power over another. This can be attributed to a variety of factors, including social position, wealth, or even supernatural abilities. The servant may be required to perform tasks that they would not normally perform, such as running errands or performing tasks beneath their facility.
In some cases, the servant may even be put in danger by their master. Despite all of this, there is often a deep bond between the two characters that goes beyond simply master and servant.
There are a lot of great anime series that explore these kinds of relationships, and in this article we’ll be taking a look at seven of the best. So if you’re interested in seeing some master-servant dynamics at play, then read on!
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This anime uses the same Master-Servant Relationship concept, but in a different setting. Young Ciel Phantomhive is known as “the Queen’s Guard Dog,” taking care of Her Majesty’s many unsettling events in Victorian England. Ciel employs whatever means necessary to complete the task, with the help of Sebastian Michaelis, his loyal butler with seemingly supernatural abilities. But is this black-clad butler more than meets the eye?
Ciel’s past includes a hidden tragedy that has surrounded him in eternal darkness one of his darkest moments, he made a deal with Sebastian, a demon, bargaining his soul in exchange for revenge on those who have wronged him.
Today, Sebastian is not only a fantastic butler, but he is also the ideal servant to carry out his master’s orders—all while anticipating the delightful meal he will eventually make of Ciel’s soul. As the two work together to solve the mystery of Ciel’s thread of misfortunes, a bond forms between them that neither heaven nor hell can tear.
This anime is based on the concept of Master-Servant Relationship. Nanami Momozono, a high schooler, has been having a lot of issues lately, starting with her absentee father being in so much debt that they have lost everything. She comes upon a man being harassed by a dog while depressed and homeless. In appreciation for her help, he offers her his home.
When she realises that said home is a rundown shrine, she attempts to escape, but is caught by two shrine spirits and a fox familiar named Tomoe. They mistake her for the man Nanami rescued, Mikage, the shrine’s land god. Tomoe leaves quickly, refusing to serve a human after realising Mikage must have sent her there as a replacement god.
Rather than returning to the streets, Nanami devotes herself to her divine tasks. But if she is to keep everything going smoothly, she will need the help of a certain feisty fox. In her clumsy attempt to track down Tomoe, she gets herself into problems and ends up signing a contract with him. As god and familiar, the two must now travel the path of godhood together.
Hayate the Combat Butler!!
This anime, like the others, utilises the Master-Servant Relationship concept. Hayate Ayasaki is an unlucky 16-year-old boy who has worked since childhood to make ends meet as a result of his parents’ irresponsible behaviour. On Christmas Eve, he discovers that his parents have escaped the house, leaving him with a massive 156,804,000 debt.
The Yakuza (who borrowed the money in the first place) intend to repay the debt by selling his organs and other illegal means, such as selling him as a slave. Hayate meets Nagi Sanzenin, a 13-year-old girl who is the sole heir to the wealthy Sanzenin estate, and her maid Maria while fleeing the debt collectors. Hayate initially intends to kidnap Nagi and demand a ransom of more than $150 million, but due to a misunderstanding, Nagi believes Hayate is confessing his love to her. Hayate is hired as Nagi’s new butler after he saves her from actual kidnappers.
The Duke of Death and His Maid
Like the previous anime on this list, or mc is unlucky because he is cursed with the ability to kill anything he touches. He is sent away to live in near isolation after being scorned by his family. Fortunately, he is not completely alone, as the manor’s staff—his faithful butler Rob and the flirty maid Alice—keep him company and make his life more bearable.
As the duke’s romantic feelings for Alice grow stronger, so does his frustration with the limits set by his unfortunate ability. As a result, he resolves to break the curse that was placed on him all those years ago, not only for his own sake, but also for Alice’s, because he is painfully aware of how difficult it is to avoid the touch of a loved one.
Mahiru Shirota is a typical high school student who enjoys simple pleasures. He is not one of my favourite MCs, but he is a decent human being. On his way home one day, he comes across a black cat and decides to adopt it, naming it Kuro.
The next day, however, he discovers that the black cat is one of the seven vampires who represent the Seven Deadly Sins. His name is Sleepy Ash, he represents Sloth, and when exposed to sunlight, he transforms into a cat. Mahiru accidentally forms a temporary contract with Sleepy Ash by giving him a name and a cat bell, and then calling him by his given name. The contract has been signed.
Hiro Hiyorimi becomes a dead hero after attempting to save a lovely young woman from certain death! However, because the dropped-dead girl is Hime, daughter of the King of Monsters, his “reward” is to return as a not-quite-alive soldier in her honour guard of horror! That includes assisting in the fight against the army of supernatural monsters unleashed by Hime’s siblings in the hopes of moving up the succession ladder.
And if fighting vampires and zombies isn’t scary enough, how can anyone prepare for the truly bizarre ones, such as were-sharks, pandas, and killer dumplings? This isn’t the afterlife Hiro had hoped for, but the worst part is that Hime is the good girl in all of this… or, at the very least, as close to good as you can get when you’re on the wrong side of hell’s gates!
Mato Seihei no Slave
When entrances to a different dimension known as the “Mato” appear all over Japan, a new resource known as “Peaches” is discovered, which grants women only unique abilities. However, dangerous monsters known as “Yomotsu Shuuki” roam the Mato and have been responsible for numerous disasters since. To combat them, the government established the Anti-demon Corps, an elite group of women given power by the Peaches.
Yuuki Wakura, a high school student, was walking home from school one day when he became lost in a Mato entrance. When he calls for help, he is immediately rescued by Kyouka Uzen, the commander of the Anti-demon Corps’ Seventh Unit. Recognizing his potential while also requiring him to increase the effectiveness of her Peach power, she requests that Yuuki join the Anti-demon Corps by becoming her slave, a position he may find more enjoyable than he had anticipated…