Recaps for Maid Sama!

What's Hot Today

Maid-Sama! Episode #15-16 Anime Review

Just as Kanou comes around to gloat over his victory, with Misaki seemingly asleep and bound to hate Usui once she awakens, Misaki, while it looks like her eyes are closed, speaks. It appears that Usui's sweet nothings whispered into her ear right as she was about to fall asleep had the effect of making her angry, so she was able to stay up the additional 5 minutes to finish out the 24 hour period. Thus, Kanou loses and Misaki forces him to pay a penalty: he has to help out the girls who are going to run a cafeteria on the Open House day that the school runs to attract new students. So, the Open House comes. Misaki is very busy trying to do her best to make it a success, making sure that the visitors, especially any visiting junior high school girls, feel welcome and comfortable at Seika High. During the preparations, she had to keep a constant eye on Kanou, who was frequently tempted to run away from the group of girls who are running the cafeteria. This provided one of the funnier montages, as Misaki, with an aura of DOOM about her, appeared in the escape path of Kanou every time he was tempted to run. Read More Click Me!

Maid-Sama! Episode #11-12 Review

So, one day, Usui is minding his own business, walking down the street, when an apple rolls to his feet. Ahead of him is a slightly put upon woman who is slowly losing her apples. When the bag she has them in rips apart completely, Usui is kind enough to help her carry them home. She recognizes his school uniform as that of Seika High, where her daughter goes to school. Speaking of her daughter, Usui figures out quite quickly (we already know who the woman is) that he has run into Misaki's mother. Once there, she invites him in, to offer some thanks (in the form of apple slices) for his help. Adding to his helpfulness, he is called upon to fix the floor as well, since we see it break just about every time that someone walks in the front hallway. When Misaki comes home, of course, she is stunned by Usui's appearance, and drags him out as quickly as possible. She takes him to a local park to talk things over (though her dragging him out of her house does not go unnoticed by others). Misaki then thanks Usui, dismisses the suspicion that he had planned this as a means of getting into her house, and then tells him to never come to her house again. Usui just notes that he'd like to learn even more secrets about Misaki that no one else knows, which, of course, just makes Misaki blush and hit. Read More Click Me!

Maid-Sama! - Season 1 - Episode 10 - Review: "Ep 9-10"

In the first episode of this pair, we have a rather...surreal outing. Using the old Japanese folktale Momotaro (Peach Boy), the story of a boy who emerges from a magical peach to go forth and slay demons, as the basis for the episode, we have a rather strange version of the tale shown to us, with Misaki in the title role of Peach Boy, and the other members of the cast filling in the various parts, both real ones from the actual story and insertions from other fairy tales and random additions just thrown in from anywhere (it would seem this show falls on the pirate side of the ninja/pirate debate). There's little need to describe this fractured fairy tale to any great extent, other than to note that it is more weird than funny. Perhaps it is better if you know the original story well, which I do not (having only read a summary of it once some time ago). At the very end, it all turns out to be a nightmare in Misaki's head. While Misaki was sleeping, exhausted from overwork, Usui had placed a pair of headphones over her head and forced her, while asleep, to listen to Usui's "imaginative" retelling of the classic tale. Poor Misaki. In episode 10, we learn of Sakura's favorite band: an indie rock band composed of boy from Yumesaki High School. Of course, it's not just the band she adores: she is specifically in love with the band's lead singer. Fortunately for her, during a concert, she managed to catch the attention of the band's lead singer Kuuga, and afterward was able to arrange for a party with the band and her friends. In addition to Shizuko, Sakura asks Misaki to come along. Misaki, unusually, agrees to go along. Read More Click Me!

Maid-Sama! Episode #07-08 Review

Still somewhat stunned by the kiss and the leap that Takumi took last episode, Misaki is a bit inattentive to her maid serving duties, dropping some glasses while serving customers. She's even more stunned when Takumi shows up, even though he should still be in the hospital after his fall. As if that isn't enough, Misaki gets a call from her friends Sakura and Shizuko, who have witnessed a fight between two students from Seika High and a student from the elite Miyabigaoka Academy. Rushing to the scene, Misaki stops it from getting worse, though there's something a bit off about the students from Miyabigaoka. They are wealthy, and they seem the type to like to rub their wealth in other peoples' noses. The leader of the Miyabigaoka group demands that the Seika High students come and apologize to him at a later time. Misaki, finds out the real reason for the fight: the Miyabigaoka student, the head of their Chess Club, acted like an arrogant jerk, which led to the Seika High students hitting him. The next day, Misaki takes the two boys from Seika High over to Miyabigaoka, and Takumi decides to tag along. Once there, Misaki confronts the Chess Club head with his remarks which started the fight, and demands an apology from him. The Chess Club head, Koganei, says that he was justified in calling Seika High students "insects," and will only consider taking it back if someone beats him at chess. None of the Seika High students can play...except Usui says that he's played some when he was little. That Takumi is a man of many hidden talents, it would seem. Of course, Takumi is not at all frightened by Koganei's talk about being a great chess player, and instead acts his usual bored self. And wins. The Miyabigaoka student, however, does not take well at all to losing, and he refuses to apologize. Read More Click Me!

Maid-Sama! Episode #04-06 Review

In the first of these three episodes, a commotion is caused in the cafe Misaki works at, Maid Latte, by the sudden appearance of a very cute young girl, who immediately turns the heads of all of the males in the establishment. She turns out to be Aoi Hyoudou, the 14-year-old niece of Satsuki, the owner of the cafe. It's not as simple as that though. Aoi caused such a commotion because she also happens to be a very popular net idol at the moment. This is not a simple family visit, however. Aoi has run away from home, basically, having upset her father, Satsuki's elder brother. She makes a bit of a racket, and demands to be allowed to wear a maid outfit, like the workers at the cafe. She does, and of course, turns the heads of all of the customers. Except one, obviously. Usui comes along and is non-plussed by Aoi's appearance. This, of course, makes Aoi all the more determined to gain his interest, especially since Usui is such an attractive young man. Not only that, but Usui can cook. When the kitchen help doesn't show up that day, Satsuki desperately seeks help, and Usui volunteers. The boy can apparently cook in addition to everything else he can do. As I said in my first review, he is too perfect. This just increases all of the ladies' appreciation for him, except for Miksaki, of course, though even she admits his rice omelette is good. As for Aoi, she is incensed by Usui's indifference and tries to make her move. Things go wrong, however, as Usui responds to Aoi's brazen approach by pushing the envelope a little too far. Something is not quite right, however. When one looks at Aoi, one cannot help but think that she is also too perfect. Too perfectly fake, since it turns out that Aoi is actually a boy who dresses in drag because he likes cute things. The others at school made fun of him for his love of cute things, so he has created this whole other life to pursue his love of cute. Going a little overboard, of course. That love of cute, of course, is why he has such a visceral reaction to Misaki, a naturally cute girl who dresses in boring clothing and acts too much like a guy. Aoi tries to drag Misaki out shopping, but it's hopeless, as Misaki is only interested in things that are cheap. In the end, Aoi decides to make an outfit for Misaki (in which she really looks quite good), and Misaki tries to tell Aoi to just be himself and not care what other people think. Well, it wouldn't be shoujo if it didn't try to impart a life lesson every episode. Read More Click Me!

Maid-Sama! Episode #01-03 Review

Originally starting back in the Spring, Kaichou wa Maid-sama! ("The Student Council President is a Maid!"), is an adaptation from the manga by Hiro Fujiwara, centering on the life of Misaki Ayuzawa, the student council president of Seika High School. In June, The Anime Network announced that they would start streaming it, and there are currently seven episodes (the Japanese broadcast is several episodes ahead) available for subscribers to TAN, with only the first episode available for free viewing. Originally a school for boys, the student population of Seika High is still 80% male and Misaki is the first ever female student council president. Having a personal reason to dislike males (her father got deeply into debt and then skipped out on his family), Misaki rules over the boys with an iron fist, trying to rein them in and control their typical male adolescent behavior. She is forced, however, to take a part-time job in order to help her family to make ends meet. Since her student council duties take up so much time, the only job with hours flexible enough to fit her busy schedule ends up being that of a server at a maid cafe. Yes, those establishments where pretty girls dress in French maid costumes and fawn over their mostly male clientele. While it's obvious that the job is somewhat repugnant to her personally, the pay is good and the place she works is in the next town over, so it is unlikely that anyone in her hometown will learn what she does in her off hours. While she lords it over most of the boys, one boy is something of a nemesis for her, Takumi Usui, the most popular and handsome boy in the school, who seems phased by nothing and impressed by nothing, even the overbearing student council president. Read More Click Me!

Maid-Sama! Episode #01-03 Review

Originally starting back in the Spring, Kaichou wa Maid-sama! ("The Student Council President is a Maid!"), is an adaptation from the manga by Hiro Fujiwara, centering on the life of Misaki Ayuzawa, the student council president of Seika High School. In June, The Anime Network announced that they would start streaming it, and there are currently seven episodes (the Japanese broadcast is several episodes ahead) available for subscribers to TAN, with only the first episode available for free viewing. Originally a school for boys, the student population of Seika High is still 80% male and Misaki is the first ever female student council president. Having a personal reason to dislike males (her father got deeply into debt and then skipped out on his family), Misaki rules over the boys with an iron fist, trying to rein them in and control their typical male adolescent behavior. She is forced, however, to take a part-time job in order to help her family to make ends meet. Since her student council duties take up so much time, the only job with hours flexible enough to fit her busy schedule ends up being that of a server at a maid cafe. Yes, those establishments where pretty girls dress in French maid costumes and fawn over their mostly male clientele. While it's obvious that the job is somewhat repugnant to her personally, the pay is good and the place she works is in the next town over, so it is unlikely that anyone in her hometown will learn what she does in her off hours. While she lords it over most of the boys, one boy is something of a nemesis for her, Takumi Usui, the most popular and handsome boy in the school, who seems phased by nothing and impressed by nothing, even the overbearing student council president. Read More Click Me!