Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

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KaichouAnimeTitle: 会長はメイド様!(JP) The Student Council President is a Maid! (Eng)

Studio: JC Staff (Wikipedia)
Broadcast: TBS, BS-TBS (JP) Anime Network (Eng Sub)
Licensed: Sentai Filmworks (US & Canada)

Demographic: Shoujo
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School Life

Plot: Misaki Ayuzawa is the first female student council president at a once all boys school turned co-ed. She rules the school with strict discipline demeanor. But she has a secret, she works at a maid cafe due to her families circumstances. One day the popular A student and notorious heart breaker Takumi Usui finds out her secret and makes a deal with her to keep it hush from the school in exchange for spending some time with him. This Anime is based off of a manga by the same name.

Impression: Just as the plot says, it is about Ayuzawa Misaka becoming the first female student council president of the once all boys school. She is very strict, often refereed to as the devil president, but also has a secret of working at a maid cafe in order to support her family, since she comes from a very poor family. One day, Usui Takumi, the most famous and handsome guy in the school, finds out this secret but agrees to keep it a secret in exchange for Misaka allowing him to do as he pleases. The rest of the series just follows these two as they slowly become closer while many strange and funny things occur around them in their daily life.

I went into watching Maid-Sama with a fairly good idea of what to expect since I have been actively reading the manga. JC Staff did not fail to produce something great. At first, I was a little skeptical about the art but it seems to either have improved greatly since the first episode or it has grown on me. Either way, this 26 episode long series had just about everything to expect from an anime based off a shoujo manga. The only true complaint I have against this series is that the ending was kind of just thrown together and is the only time in the entire anime where it diverges from the manga. This series could have easily went on for another 2 seasons had they introduced more aspects of Usui’s past but I guess you have to go out and read the manga to see more of it.With the way the series has ended, it doesn’t look like there is much of a chance for any continuations on the anime. Oh well, the anime was certainly well worth the time spent watching I would definitely recommend this to anyone who is fond of romantic comedies.

The Good

– Very nice art work, Good Job JC staff
– Story sticks really well regardless of if you’ve read the manga or not
– Characters are nicely developed and will keep you entertained
– Maids!
– Story progression throughout the entire thing flows well
– Side characters add very good comedy and meaning to the story
– Very little drama, fits well with the romantic comedy genre

The Bad

– Quickly thrown together ending
– Past of Usui introduced but never really explained in detail (can cause confusion)
– Aspects of the manga introduced then never get developed

Ratings

Art: 9 (Very Good)
Animation: 9 (Very Good)
Story progression: 8 (Good)
Characters: 8.5 (Very Good)
Voice Acting: 8.5 (Very Good)
Overall: 8.6 (Very Good)