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Brilliant and overachieving, Misaki Ayuzawa is the President of the Student Council at Seika High School, formerly a boys' school. Unfortunately, most of the students are still male and stuck in their slovenly habits, so man-hating Misaki really socks it to 'em in an attempt to make the school presentable to attract more female students. But what will she do when the sexiest boy in school finds out that after school, Misaki works in a maid cafe.
Also included in this manga is a short story called Toumei na Sekai in volume one.
Президент школьного совета — горничная! Староста - горничная! رئيسة مجلس الطلاب نادلة 会長はメイド様! 会长是女仆 會長是女僕 會長是女僕大人 สาวเมดผจญหนุ่มสุดป่วน 회장님은 메이드 사마! Kaichō wa Maid-sama! Kaichou wa Maid-sama Khi Sếp Là Hầu Bàn Maid-sama! Maid-sama!: Sua excelência, a garçonete. President Is a Maid! Służąca przewodnicząca Toumei na Sekai
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what drew me to this manga was the art. usui is virtually perfect in every way and the reader really doesn't know much about him. he's a mystery and only until recently does it brush the surface of his past. misaki is a tsundere, which is fine. you do have to be patient for any romance to happen.
Cliched as hell but...I can't help liking it!
Since I read it when craving the classic cliches of a shoujo manga, I was happy. Before that, I'd been catching up with the latter chapters of the shounen series (Bleach, One Piece, TRC, xxxHolic, etc) so Kaichou wa maid-sama was a light, sweet read. Oh, and I maybe biased because of Usui (*drools*). XD The concept wasn't soo original but the characters were all so loveable (I like the maid cafe's manager...she's so sweet!) so I was just hooked. Misaki was the strong, dense type; Usui was...annoyingly Usui (he looks so hot...with glasses...ahh..) and the storyline wasn't soo great...but then again, what is shoujo without its cliches?? I love it when Usui teases Misaki endlessly..aww..they're just too cute! And chapter 32 is my favorite at the moment...hehe. Read it if you're bored...no too great but...Usui.. I think everyone gets my point. >.<
... Last updated on May 17th, 2009, 1:20am
Good, but gets cliched later on
I like it but at the same time, the deeper it goes the more cliched it seems with random bishounens popping out and having interest in Misaki just to make Usui jealous or angry, rinse and repeat.
It really gets too repetitive, so I think the author should stop using this overused plot. I always hated love triangles (be it Girl/guy/girl or gyu/girl/guy) or harems, so I really hope the author would just focus on the main couple (as they are awesome) without trying to force more bishounens down our throats just because she is running out of ideas.
Romance progression is extremely slow. Fault lies on Misaki on this one. She is pretty dumb for such a strong girl. But I would choose slow to the extreme over rushed, so I am all right with it. I just wish that the author would cut down with the bishies popping out lately, its really too repetitive.
omigosh this is seriously funny!
i read one chapter so funny!and it's seriously funny like special a! must read!!!
This will always be my Number One. <3
<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 (i'm in love)
The main male character Usui Takumi is the love of my life. No matter how unrealistically perfect he is, I won't give up the hopes of one day snatching someone of his level. yes. I will snatch the person!
Anyways, I fell in love with the dynamic between usui and misa from chapter 1. They are both badass, determined, and independent. They have different lives, goals, and dreams. But they come together and work through their various obstacles together without abandoning their own personal dreams and aspirations. And this is what I believe to be a truly healthy relationship between lovers. I have so much respect for these two. They are the perfect tag-team, and complement each other by standing back to back, covering for one another's faults.
Unlike what the unfavorable comments say, the reason I liked this story was BECAUSE there WAS character development. Misa starts out as a stubborn and judgmental demon who hates ALL men, and is eventually tempered by Usui's natural calmness. Usui, on the other hand, becomes more passionate than before due to Misa's fiery nature, and finally has something worth fighting for. (being the sad genius that he was, life was pretty boring until Misa came along) Both of them reach a happy medium by the end, and find solace in one another. They changed themselves into better people!
Humor was also pretty nicely snugged into the series. I laughed so many times that I've lost count. And gosh, some moments of the series had ME blushing along with the characters. Ha ha.
The art is also gorgeously drawn, and Usui becomes hotter with every new release. (is that even possible?) The ONLY downside of this manga was the side characters. The side characters did not have a chance to develop as much as the main couple did. Still, a few of them changed a lot and the author never forgot about them! I just wish the manga ended earlier, because the last few chapters actually dragged the series down.
... Last updated on July 11th, 2014, 1:34am
Lost the love...
I would've rated this a ten when I started reading it because it was one of those amazing mangas that got me really hooked...I'd even read until 3am even though I had class at 9 in the morning or had papers to do when I first started reading a couple of years back.
Looking back, it feels nostalgic and all, it was a really good shoujo that kind of gave off the same feel as SA...then I got bored. I dunno whats wrong with me but remembering how excited I was whenever I clicked to the next page and was like 'OMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!' and fangirl-ing like crazy, I'm seriously asking myself what the heck happened?
It was great at the start and had me on a shoujo high and I couldn't wait to read the latest chapter but then it somehow became a chore to read from chapter forty-something onward. I love Misaki and Usui and all and I'll always remember loving their hilarious romantic development. Usui's possessiveness and Misaki, the strong-willed tsundere...loved it.
And then that was it. I couldn't get myself to love the plot anymore. Cliches kept popping up. Don't get me wrong, I'm okay with cliches since it depends on how the author can use it to his/her advantage and how it is applied, how the characters are worked out. And it's pretty hard to avoid writing a cliche.
Usui is perfect. He's one of the many 'Edward Cullen's in the manga world minus the fangs and general emo-ness. I loved it at first but then it got boring. His only so called "flaw" is his possessiveness, making him even hotter/perfect-er (is that even possible?). Who wouldn't want the perfect dude monopolizing them anyway? His past is sad and has family complications and all that drama...which only adds to his allure I guess while not exactly affecting his perfectness.
One thing that got me reading this manga was 1) art and 2) Misaki's kickass self. I loved that she's so tough and all coz me no like those wimpy ass crybabies you may find in your average shoujo but I have to admit her tsundere-ness started to tick me off after some time. I just keep wondering what if Misaki suddenly became equally as agressive as Usui and then Usui would be the one all flustered, not knowing what to do. That would have been hilarious to see and I would've loved Usui more.
Sigh, even after they got through the whole 'Usui, I like you too' thing with Misaki, that was it. No more development. No more character growth (if there even was other than Misaki accepting her feelings for Usui). Only the usual plot devices trying to come in between their love. Plot devices from Usui's past, if I may add. Was his past just that? Something used for the plot to get going?
Sorry, long review. But for those just starting, this is a GREAT shoujo for you. Don't mind the nitpicking. It has good art and basically good characters and the plot fairs well.
Edit: I plan to reread this as others have recommended. I'm sure I'm gonna love it all over again and I hope it will stay that way and I'll be able to give this a ten.
... Last updated on June 28th, 2012, 7:13pm
First of all, the art is great. However I just can't bring myself to like it no matter what. I don't know why. It's just that I really hate guys who is too overly... Perfect? Like there's no flaws. Misaki is also the girl I really don't like. She interests me at first seeing her so strong and different from the other girls, but when it comes to Usui, aish... She turned to a normal girl to me. I really don't like the feeling? Well, it's not bad but the story really bore me! Sorry guys! ):
@akira_mizunashi: He wasn't trying to rape her, she asked what "seme" is (she heard it from some girl during the cross-dress day) and thus, he set an "example" of what a seme is.
Kaichou wa Maid-sama is a good manga. The art is good, there are lotsa funny moments and I like Misaki for having a tough attitude against the boys at Seika High. One thing that's disturbing is how Usui is so perfect. Sure, when the author are joking around and calling him "Perfect Human", it's kinda funny but as time passed by, you'd be pretty irritated. But this is fiction anyway, so I guess Usui being a perfect human may be forgiven. (?) XD
This is a typical cliche high school shoujo with the bizarre plots that could only be authored by adults with too much free time. The space unoccupied by unrealistic plotlines is used by a series of repetitive cafe events.
The heroine's weak. Despite her iron rule, she submits to Usui instantly in any situation, then runs away from the relationship. However, she is the character with the most dimension. The other characters have completely flimsy motivations and fail to consider basic human realities.
The male lead is shallow. He has no personality (the heroine even describes him as "alien"), only a handsome appearance (which is unexceptional, considering every other character is equally pretty). Whenever he speaks (which is rare), it's driven by plot instead of personality. He's forceful for no reason at all. (assumes a position of rape frequently) He can cook. And that's the beginning and end of his hollow personality.
The feel-good messages are completely lost in this work. However, as a silly manga of detached courtship between the two leads, it's an alright read. If you can enjoy any romance-driven shoujo, you'll enjoy this as well.
... Last updated on October 24th, 2009, 7:25pm
nice plot :)
this plot really reminds me of special a, with some differences. I like how the girl can take care of herself and how when usui's being idiotish his face looks really funny and he always teases yukimura- in that way usui's funnier than takishima in special a in my opinion. I think it's a really good manga overall