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Hiro Fujiwara created the shoujo manga series Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Kaichou wa Maid-sama! was serialized in Hakusensha’s monthly shoujo manga magazine, Lala. Currently, there 18 published volumes under the Hana to Yume imprint in Japan. J.C. Staff produced a 26-episode anime adaptation and aired it between April and September 2010.
Misaki Ayuzawa is the student council president, she strives to make the school a much peaceful place for girls to study. She has gained the reputation of being a boy-hating demon dictator among the boys and a shining hope for the teachers and the female students. Although, despite her reputation, she secretly works part-time as a maid at a maid cafe.
However, Usui Takumi, a well-known student at the school, finds about this secret and the story goes on.
Saaya Mizuno sung My Secret which is a super catchy song that I can’t get out of my head. Even after years of not watching the anime, the opening still gets stuck in my head. I still remember the lyrics to the opening. The soundtracks of the series like the background music excluding the opening and the ending, is nothing out of the ordinary. They’re not really ground-breaking, but the music fits right in to the specific scene.
Genuinely, I can’t pinpoint what kind of girl Misaki is. She’s not a tsundere nor a deredere. She’s not a typical or generic anime girl. She has her own unique personality. It makes her stand out. She seems like a good leader and role model. However, she wasn’t my favorite character. I liked Usui the most because first of all, he’s really hot. But also because he would do anything for Misaki without hesitation and wouldn’t do it for a reward. That willingness and unconditional love for Misaki attracted me to him.
The art style of the anime isn’t exactly beautiful. I mean it was decent, but it wasn’t ground-breakingly beautiful. The art style was perfect with the year it was released. The backgrounds weren’t very detailed. It looks like the creator spent more time and effort on the story and the characters rather than drawing or animating the backgrounds. I mean the animation was decent and it fit the category of a shoujo, slice of life, romance-comedy. So I’d rate the art a decent 8/10.
Mari’s Thoughts O 3 O
Genuinely, I love the plot of the series and all the little bits of comedy. I love how the characters are all unique and have all their different quirks. I like how you can’t really classify them into a specific group of characters like tsunderes, yanderes and etc. The bits of yaoi and the trap character really gave it a plus for me.
I’d recommend it to the people who love shoujo, romance comedies and to those who’d like to watch something different for a change.
Life Morale O u O
Maid-sama! Isn’t just about cute girls, frilly maid costumes and funny bits. From the anime, I’ve learned about loyalty, pride, rivalries and people that aren’t what they seem to be.
Rivalry is driven by passion, they need not be destructive.
Misaki is a very proud girl. Unfortunately, her pride often becomes excessive. She feels as if she can take on any task regardless the weight, sometimes all on her own because she does not trust others to come through. This leads her to physical, mental and emotional exhaustion.
Pride plays an important part in our lives. However, there needs to be balance. Being excessively prideful will only make life harder as you push others away in the process.
Misaki Ayuzawa doesn’t think highly of her schoolmates which often leads to an atmosphere of mistrust between her and the boys. Fortunately, she is able to mend the relationship by treating the guys in an even manner, and showing that she’s got their back when it counts.
Loyalty is a special thing. It can be tough to come by these days. So it is important to be loyal to friends and family, and rest assured that loyalty is always repaid tenfold!
Don’t Judge A Book By It’s Cover
Misaki is constantly trying to maintain her appearance as a tough student council president that has no weaknesses. She feels that this is the only way to maintain the respect of the mostly male student body.
There are a lot of people out in the world who mirror the attitude and personality of Misaki, for a myriad of reasons. At the end of the day people are all the same. They have their strengths and weaknesses, fears and dreams. While someone might present a strong front, they still need friendship and a helping hand.
Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Is a great shoujo, romance-comedy. I recommend it to people who want a good shoujo, romance-comedy with a different plot. It’s not a ground-breaking anime meaning it doesn’t have a big impact. I would rate it a 9/10. It wasn’t exactly a ground-breaking anime but it was pretty good. Kaichou wa Maid-sama! wasn’t the typical shoujo, romance-comedy and had a different plot compared to the typical kouhai and senpai plot.