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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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Not the most profound story in the world, but for shoujo fans, it's worth reading. The character's personalities are well defined, and their interactions are amusing.
Misaki is a great heroine, in my opinion, in that she doesn't care what other people think and while she is very strong (physically and mentally) I think she is genuinely kindhearted. The only thing about her that grinds me a little is how much she blushes around Usui, especially when he's doing perverted things (at least she calls him on being a pervert, though).
I mostly like Usui, because he's a pretty amusing character. But I wish he would act a little less like he's better than Misaki or knows more than her. He seems to think his views on relationships are the only valid ones. But then sometimes there'll be a nice surprise, like when he told Misaki that she shouldn't do things on her own because she's a girl (classic shoujo line) and then she gets kidnapped and he goes to save her only to find her beating up her kidnappers and saving herself. Now that was funny. With anyone else, Usui might get too annoying, but with Misaki, I think I can handle him. And most of the time, he really is a funny character, and his interactions with Misaki are almost always amusing.
So I think this series is worth reading. Maybe not totally original, but still worth reading, especially if you're looking for a romantic comedy with maybe something a little deeper later on.
... Last updated on August 25th, 2010, 7:49pm
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!!!
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