Allen is a powerful, misanthropic wizard who lives by himself in a forest. One day, he encounters Charlotte, the former fiancee of a prince from a neighboring country who is now a wanted criminal. Allen does not believe for a moment that the claims of her criminal acts are true, and he takes the girl under her protection by hiring her as a live-in maid. He originally intended to just keep her around until she tires of him, as he is still not a fan of socialization, but he soon learns how badly she was treated growing up and how she pretty much had no happy memories. Even Allen cannot overlook this situation, and he decides to teach Charlotte all about the naughty pleasures of the world. And the first naughty thing he introduces her to is…cakes for dinner?
Okay, so Allen’s idea of “naughtiness” isn’t all that perverted and more just on the “less prim and proper” side, which should assuage worries that this is an ecchi show. Instead, this looks to be one of those wholesome slice-of-life fantasy series that’s all about feel-good vibes. I have read and reviewed the light novel earlier, and so far the anime adaptation matches up with what I felt about the opening chapters: the focus is on seeing Charlotte learn to enjoy life. Plenty of scenes establish how she was already treated as a servant in her family and an outcast in noble society, even before the prince falsely accused her of crimes, which contrasts with how well Allen treats her. If there’s one thing about the anime adaptation specifically that stood out to me, it is the voice acting. Having Saori Hayami and Tomokazu Sugita voice the two leads is an absolute treat to the ears as these two legends of voice acting give even more life to the characters. Sugita as Allen is especially great as he gets to ham it up when Allen goes into his faux-villain mode. Overall, this is a very solid opening to what should be a laid-back, heartwarming show that you won’t feel naughty for watching.
I’m Giving the Disgraced Noble Lady I Rescued a Crash Course in Naughtiness is streaming on Crunchyroll.