English: Maid Sama!
Synonyms: Class President Is a Maid!, Toumei na Sekai
Published: Dec 24, 2005 to Sep 24, 2013
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SynopsisThe class president has a little secret she's keeping from everyone in her high school... As President of the Student Council, the overachieving feminist Misaki really socks it to the guys in an attempt to make the former all-boys' school attract a more female student body. But what will she do when the most awesome boy in class finds out Misaki's part-time job is in a maid café?! It's love at first fight in this shojo romantic comedy—with a whole new look at the battle between the genres!
Note: Chapter count includes one shots and extras, see more info.
BackgroundKaichou wa Maid-sama! won the 31st Hakusensha Athena Newcomers' Awards in 2006.
The manga was first published in English by Tokyopop as Maid Sama! with 8 volumes released from April 7, 2009 to March 1, 2011 before publication was discontinued. VIZ Media re-licensed the series under the Shojo Beat imprint; the volumes has been published in 2-in-1 omnibuses since August 4, 2015. The series is also published in Spanish by Ivrea.
The series also received a Drama CD adaptation.
Kaichou wa Maid-sama! is a shoujo manga, but it's not a very original one. The story, and the situations, have been used and reused in countless other stories. So, if you're looking for something with a lot of depth, or a lot of action, or just something a little different, this ISN'T the manga for you. However, if you want a cute story to pass the time, or are in love with shoujo, then you will probably enjoy this.
STORY - As I said, this is just another shoujo. Nothing is really special about the story, but, unlike some others, it isn't totally abominable. It's cute, generic, not very fast-paced, but quite enjoyable.
ART- Usually, when i start off with a manga, the art is... not so great. The mangaka's skills get better and better as time goes by. But, with Kaichou, even though it seems to be the mangaka's first work, the art is quite nice. There is quite a bit of chibiness and face-faulting in this manga, and I think it was portrayed quite nicely with just enough humour. The cases when the characters are being serious are quite nice as well. One thing I especially like about the art is how the male lead is portrayed. His chibis make me giggle (they're just too cute and appriate), but it's his serious face that I like most. When he smiles, his eyebrows are raised, making it seem like a mocking smile, which fits his personality. Then, on the rare occasion or two when he smiles without raised eyebrows, he seems all the more sincere and easy to fall for. I don't know if this was done on purpose or not, but it's just something I picked up on. The reason I give the art a nine and not a ten is because it's not always consistent. The art focuses mostly on people, not scenery or anything like that, and I sometimes notice a weird-looking eye or hand. But it's such a small thing, not worth taking out more than one point.
CHARACTER - This, I feel, is what the manga offers that makes it special. There are two main characters, a girl and a guy. The male lead is very likeable, very funny, and very nice, but he IS a touch shoujo-ish. He just seems too perfect for real life, as likeable as he is. So, even though he's a good character, he kind of generic, and not very special. I DO like his 'wtf' attitude, and I'm sure you will too, so he's a def. win! The FEMALE lead on the other hand is... wow. Okay, so you know how anime/manga girls are almost ALWAYS annoying? Like, how they just let themselves be protected by their guys, get all flustered around the ones they like, how their "assertiveness" is more "bitchiness" than assertiveness, how they want a boyfriend oh-so-badly, etc, etc? This heroine is SO not like that. She is assertive, to be sure, and sometimes puts a toe on the line of bitchiness, but she does try to imrpove her character, which I think is quite nice. But the thing that gets me about her is how NOT annoying she is. In fact, she makes me laugh quite a lot with her thoughts about the male lead, and that gives her bonus points. She's strong, and she protects herself, but she's also not bitchy. She's really great! And I hate most female characters, but the way... she's like, the second out of all the anime and manga I've seen/read that I actually like.
So, the two main characters really stand out here, and I like them a lot. The one thing that I'd like to see ore of is better backup characters. The other girls in the manga seem to be typically annoyingly sweet, and the other boys seem to be typically annoyingly weird/disgusting/b*stardish. But, it's okay, since the mangaks doesn't give them too much of a spotlight.
ENJOYMENT - As I already said, this is just another shoujo. Although it has certain redeeming features, like its art and characters, it is stil just another shoujo. If you like these sort of cute reads, like me, then you will definitely enjoy it. If you're looking for something more fast-paced, I would advise you to look elsewehere. I, personally, enjoyed it very much. It had moments that made me laugh out loud, smile knowingly, squeal, and pity the characters. That's what we're all looking for, right?
OVERALL - A cute manga. Story is merely ordinary which lowers its overall mark, but the art and characters really stand out, and I enjoyed it quite a bit. So, it gets an 8 - very good. :) read more
Kaichou wa Maid-sama is a shoujo manga with a bit of attitude and a pair of interesting main characters. It isn't entirely original, unique or different from other shoujo already fleshed out for audiences to read about but what it does do is make you laugh, make you smile and even think that maybe some hot guys could be aliens.
Story: 7 out of 10
I'm not going to lie here, the story isn't very original once you get past some key elements. Basically, you follow the life and adventures of Misaki, who is currently the "Iron Fisted" President of her now co-ed high school. With the majority of the students still male, she took it upon herself to throw down the ballot and make some changes for the female populace and herself. The thing is, she has a secret that she can't exactly tell the world; she works in a maid cafe to earn money for her family, consisting of her sister and her mother. Ironically (and rather cliche), there's this really hot, mysterious and rather popular guy named Usui who notices the President and accidently finds out her secret. And thus, the hilarity, the annoyance, and the fun times ensue.
So basically, what you have is an interesting concept but with cliched aspects that really don't separate it from most shoujo manga (the sexual tension, putting up a front with people, being annoyed but loved by a hot guy etc). It's not done badly though so it's enjoyable but if you're looking for something original and different, you won't find much of an edge with Maid-sama.
Art: 8 out of 10
The artwork is decent. If you compare the old artwork in the first chapters to the latest chapters, there is a big difference in the artwork. It's not crappy in the beginning but it doesn't look as appealing as it does later on. Personally, I think the artwork is one of the strongest points of the manga and the mangaka does a great job of making the characters attractive and nice-looking. Usui is definitely that sexy guy that most can see why girls love him and Misaki, though brash and rough, is a pretty woman.
Characters: 8 out of 10
Mainly, it's the main characters that give this story its strength. You have Misaki, who is not your typically weak-willed, naive and annoying heroine. She is a bit naive in some aspects but still, her character is fresh and nice. She is really funny person, a strong woman and a independent lady (which, no offense to a lot of shoujo women, is a good change of pace). Then you have her chip on the shoulder, Usui. He's smart, athletic, sexy, enticing, and overall, like the perfect smartass. He seems perfect, which is kind of cliche with most mangas but still, he's just enjoyable as a character (and did I mention, really sexy?).
As for the other characters, you have the students of Misaki's school, student council members and a rather busty teacher who comes later on as well as the Maid Cafe workers who are a collective bunch of cliches. They are cute but not really original. Though, I'm not going to lie, I do have a soft spot for one of the characters (his name escapes me) who wears glasses and is shy. But anyway, it's not unique or original but it makes the story cute.
Enjoyment: 7.5 (8) out of 10
Honestly, this manga isn't very original as I've said but it's still enjoyable. The main issue I have though is that frustrating element of shoujo manga where the main couple has way too much sexual tension and won't get together. I won't spoil the series for anyone but at a certain point, I start to think "Wow...so you two are together...aren't together?" I mean, it's like real life I suppose but still, it's a bit frustrating, enticing but kind of annoying all the same. But overall, it's pretty enjoyable.
Overall: 8 out of 10
So basically, Kaichou wa Maid-sama is your typical but slightly unique shoujo manga that makes you laugh, makes itself look cute and has some nice artwork. Besides that, it's not original but has an interesting lead and sexy suitor/potential partner so overall, I'd say if you want to read a shoujo manga with a slight difference from most, go read this one. Otherwise, if you want something gripping, different, unique and ground-breaking, I'd keep to steppin. read more
I'd heard a lot about this series and decided to give it a shot. I dropped it after the first chapter because I couldn't stand to read any more. The story was horribly cliché and I could already see how it would end: hot-headed (and highly obnoxious, in my opinion), man-hating female lead has her less-than-feministic occupation found out by her hot classmate who she will later fall in love with.
Don't get me wrong. I have nothing against a female lead with an attitude or who's different from your usual, perfect Mary-Sue lead, but I couldn't stand this girl because of all her clichéd characteristics (she's poor. How many times have we seen that?) and her treatment of the male population of the school. She wanted equal treatment for the girls and decided to treat the males unfairly for whatever reason.
I only advise you read this if you're into the whole clichéd romance series about a poor man-hater and an attractive, rich male. Otherwise, I don't think you'll enjoy this. read more
Here we have another story, where a a rich-ass guy falls in love with a poor young girl. A girl whose pretty hot headed and beats the living crap out of the guy for no apparent reason.
Plot - 6/10
I have to say, I am a harsh critic. This story is so fully of cliques and ecchi parts, it just drags out the story. Once upon a time, a girl, whose president of the school meets up with a true player, a guy who is super rich. From there, romance in the air and the girl just can't seem to spit out her feelings for him.
Character - 6/10
Alright. Character wise, they start the develop rather slowly for a couple of chapters. Then each of them are show their true colors, confessions and history in a chapter or so. Though this manga is still ongoing, you can expect more romance and clique character development.
Art - 6/10
Typical anime, which you can find almost everywhere. Though at a glance, the art might seem dull, this manga has its moments.
Overall - 7/10
I do not mean to discourage you guys, but read it at your own risk. If you guys just eat up romance and drama with a spoon, be my guess. Just be prepared to go through chapters and chapters of repetitive cliques, ecchiness, drama, and fan services. read more
Well, the two main characters of Kaichou wa Maid-sama! are the top two students at school. The same is very much true for Special A (the plot sort of revolves around it). Also like in Special A, Misaki from Maid-sama considers Takumi her enemy while Takumi oh so obviously has an interest in Misaki. The main pairings are similar is my main point.
Bascially, if you like Kei and Hikari's relationship, but want some faster development, Kaichou wa Maid-sama is a good manga to read.
The characters if the main characters in these two series are quite similar. The male protagonists, cool, cocky, admired, so perfect they don't seem human, and in love, and the heroines, determined to be the best, quite oblivious, quick-tempered...
The two are just very similar. Maid-sama advances a bit quicker than Special A does, and Special A puts more of a focus on secondary characters, but the two leave you with the same fuzzy feeling after reading them.
A boy in love with a girl, who do not know it, and who treats him as rival. similar thread, but in a different manner.
Romatic comedies about girls with strong personalities, who "compete" with a bit eccentric, but handsome boys and later fall in love with them
The main girl is smart, inhumanly strong, and can't cook, just like Hikari. Also the guy that she falls for is really similar. It's really funny and sweet too..
I strongly recommend those who enjoy Special A to read KWMS and those who read KWMS to read Special A.
-Both follow a similar plot
-Both male leads chases after the female leads
-Both female leads have very strong characters
-Both are very fluffy, a.k.a. cheesy.
And last but not least, both are great mangas. ;)
Lol...whenever reading Kaichou wa Maid-sama...I practically felt it was sequel to Special A, with the extremely intelligent, talented,rich, and good looking male lead...and strong, determined, poor, loveable female lead. They're really similar. xD
Both are school-life, romance, and comedy-oriented. The lead female characters Misaki Ayuzawa (Maid-Sama) and Hikari Hanazono (Special A) as well as the lead male characters Usui Takumi (Maid-Sama) and Kei Takishima (Special A) have similar personalities. Reading either series will remind you of the other though each is still unique in its own way.
Overall, KwMs and SA are just the same. There are two main characters: girl and boy, the girl is not feminine, is hardworking, smart, and could be tsuntsun-deredere towards the boy, and the boy is a superhuman that might be considered too perfect as a human being, and the story resolves around those two; the girls might not show any interest in the boy which is obviously liking her since the beginning, but slowly those feelings developed. Typical shoujo stories, but they are all good to read.
Rivalry between Hikari and Kei is very similar to rivalry between Usui and Misaki. Also, the main guys are inlove with heroine and both heroines are oblivious about it.
They are sooo similar. Both protagonists are extremely strong and good at everything, but they are in second place to an annoyingly amazing guy. Both girls are kind of clueless when it comes to love, but Misaki from KWMS tends to blush more at Usui's flirting, while Hikari doesn't really react at all. Usui and Kei both are only interested and have only ever been interested in the main girls. When I first read KWMS, I thought "Wow, Misaki is like Hikari but without boobs." Also, both guys are rich, while both girls are poor.
Both main girls begin only to think as the main boys as a friend and also an enemy sometimes but then begin to gradually fall deeper in love with the boy
Both manga's are set in a school, are Shoujo mangas and have strong, independent heroines.
Both heroine are a bit dense when it comes to love while the special A heroine being very dense when it comes to matters of the heart.
The male love interest always scores No.1 in the test ranking while the heroine is always 2nd.
Special A is set in a elite private school while Maid-Sama is set in a poor public school that is about 80% male.
In Maid-Sama the heroine is the student council president trying to improve the school bad reputation while secretly working as a maid. She has a dislike of males and is know as the demon president to the male population of the school.
In Special A the 7 top raking students of the school are in a special class, where their classroom is a greenhouse and Class attendance is optional, they also have a different uniform from the rest of the school.
Usually, in your typical popular shoujo manga you see the male lead being the perfect guy who is good at everything. While this is the case in both series, the twist is that the heroines are also the perfect, independent girls who are good at studying, being a leader, sports, everything.
Naturally, our independent heroines think they can outdo the boys in every aspect, and compete with them to see who is the best.
Both manga feature a strong, smart, and hard-working female lead with a guy she can't seem to beat, even though he is barely trying. Also, both guys like the girls, but the girls are too oblivious to notice.
The stories are very very similar. The artwork has the same feel to it, the main characters in Maid-Sama resemble the main characters in Special A, same type of strong (but thick-headed/clueless) female lead and an even stronger male who is obviously in love with the female lead and seems to be the only one who can surpass the female in any event/competition/etc). These mangas both contain the typical shoujo manga elements: love triangles, poor female lead, rich male lead, and harem atmospheres. Basically if you like one manga you will most certainly like the other.
Long story short: Hot, famous, rich guy like "poor" girl that is some how special to his eyes but not to other. And the jokes xD
Both male protagonists care for and are deeply in love with the female protagonists. Also, they are rich and are more involved with the corporate world.
Both female main characters are air-headed and don't realize that they are loved. They are poor and have financial difficulties. They are both somewhat self-reliant and want to work on their issues themselves.
Both series have plenty of funny scenarios and memorable romantic moments.
Both series are set within high school.
- Strong female heroine/character.
- A male character that can do everything well at maximum level.
-Male main character falls in love with heroine.
-The heroine is in a lower social class than the boy main character.
-They face disapproval because of social status.
the similarities are the main heroine is not too feminine, and the guy is protecting her in case of danger.
Both Daisy and Usui want to protect the person they "love". Misaki and Teru are both people who doesn't like to freeload. Their personalities seem very alike. Usui and Daisy like to tease them. The relationship of Usui and Misaki / Daisy and Teru seem very alike but there are differences....
In a lot of ways, Teru is like Misaki - both poor, top grades, personality wise, doesn't like to depend on people (at least in the beginning).
They both provide a good amount of comedy, and it keeps the readers reading.
The main female characters are both not feminine and the main male characters are always saving the main female from danger. The two male characters also look similar. Both mangas have comedy in them and romance.
Both have rather tsundere girls that are protected by a guy. They each have their nice moments mixes in with a good bit of drama and action. If you like one, you're pretty much guaranteed to like the other.
Mysterious heros, someone out to get the heroine. Romance and comedy, with a side of action.
The main characters are both girls who are ranked top in their school. The heroines both help anybody in trouble.
Both male characters are both highly skilled individuals who protect the main character from harm. The male leads also both have mysterious pasts which comes back to haunt them.
The interactions between the main heroine and the hero are awkward at best.
They both have the same genres = romance, etc. It's about overcoming one's problem and how both leading characters will deal on it.
Both manga's follow a girl who is being protected by a guy. The relationships in both manga's are similar since neither the boy nor the girl reveal their hidden love for one another.
In both manga's the girls are under constant danger, only to be saved by the men that they love and love them back.
Great story line, very cute and romantic. Check out Dengeki Daisy if you loved Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
-Main girls both have black hair
-Main boys both are blond
The main girl originally starts off hating the main boy but they end up falling in love. The main boy is also involved in something really important so the main girl also has to help them in that important situation.
Similar sort of humour, and both have strong female leads. Both are very enjoyable too.
Poor heroines , strong both in character and will, with some goal. The last thing they're looking for is love, even when they're surrounded by males attracted to them. A lot of supporting characters with their own time in story.
They both have strong female leads who are indifferent to the boy's affection and they both involve school clubs. Both female characters also have a secret / split life which the guy uses in a sort of nice form of ammunition. Both have animes adaptions as well which are really good. Usui is the "prince" type character from a family which controls him and the fact that he is very talented also makes him similar to Takumi.
Once you read both series it becomes very clear that the author of Kaichou was VERY heavily inspired by Ouran Host Club. In addition to both having strong female leads, both have very similar plot twists. Both use the idea of a host club dynamic- In Kaichou, it's a Maid Cafe, but both groups enjoy having special cosplay events.
The art and humor in both is similar, although in my opinion Ouran is a far more polished and refined manga than Kaichou.
What happens when you put a strong-willed girl with a bunch of guys? If you're curious, then Kaichou wa Maid-sama and Ouran should spark interest when it comes to relationship tropes. Both series adapts a school life setting where the main female character develops various relationships with others. In particular, the main male protagonist is known for their popularity but has a rocky start with the girl. Romance is inevitable as development is focused on their relationship overtime. Both series are also known for its other sub-plots that connects its various characters. Also, expect a decent amount of comedy and gags.
Dense and poor girl feat hot and rich guy.
* The comedy
* The romance between the MCs
* The girl's strong personnality
* The guy's background and family problems
Both of them same the almost similar kind of story. If Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! tells us about maids, Ouran Koukou Host Club tells us about the host.
The female protagonist also shares the same characteristic. Both tells us Mizaki ( Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! ) and Haruhi ( Ouran Koukou Host Club ) work so hard not to depend on someone else. Even they can be so cold to another.
The male protagonist have the same characteristic too. Both of these mangas describe a perfect prince to our Usui ( Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! ) and Tamaki ( Ouran Koukou Host Club ). But, Ouran Koukou Host Club has slower relationship story between our two protagnist than Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!
They also have the same characteristic of arts.
If you like this kind of manga, I'm pretty sure you will like them both.
- Similar genre: Shoujo, Comedy, Romance, School . But Namaikizakari have "Sport".
- A HANDSOME TEASING/ARROGANT Male lead & a COOL, STRONG, MATURE Female lead .
Usui Takumi = Naruse Shou
Ayuzawa Misaki = Machida Yuki
- Female lead in Kaichou wa maid-sama is a President of the Student Council, while the Female lead in Namaikizakari is a Manager of Basketball Club.
- Male lead falling in love first with the Female lead.
If you like Usui/Misaki in KWMS, then you might like Namaikizakari!
They give the same kind of feeling. Not so feminine female main character, that falls in love or something with a super handsome guy... I like them both. So, if you're a fan of the gender (shoujo manga) then you'll probably like them too. ^_^
both have the male lead who pursues their love for the tough, independent, tsundere lead female ;)
The female main characters have very similar personalities/qualities: Hard working, looked up to, independent, and very much in denial of love feelings towards male main character (tsundere). The humor is great in both mangas and the setting for both is high school. However, Namaikizakari is more sport orientated.
Both of these are romance mangas. The female leads are quite similar to each other. They deny that they are in love and will have an cold heart expression on the face all the time. And the male leads are also similar, they confess their love to them and being super straight forward.
And even if they get shoot down they won't stop. They always have this "cool" face on.
So if you liked one of these your guaranteed to like the other one.
Well, we have the same kind of character both in Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! and Namaikizakari. Both Usui Takumi ( Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! ) and Shou Naruse ( Namaikizakari ) is trying so hard to make Misaki Ayuzawa ( Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! ) and Yuki Machida ( Namaikizakari ) saying that they ( Misaki Ayuzawa and Yuki Machida ) are faliing in love with them ( Usui Takumi and Shou Naruse ). Both 2 protagonists also have the same characteristic.
Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! and Namaikizakari also give you some romance story in a school life. With the difference background, these manga gives us 2 female protagonist who superior in what they do. Misaki Ayuzawa is a school president council and Yuki Manchida is a baskeball club manager. And they have 2 male protagonist who aren't interested at what others do at first, but then become so much helping.
If you like Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!, I'm sure you will like Namaikizakari, and vice versa. Hope you enjoy it.
Both have a strong-willed female lead. Both of the male leads are always teasing the female lead and in the end, the female lead falls in love with him.
Kazuma from Faster than a kiss really reminds me of Usui from KWMS. They are really similar, not only their appearance but also how they like to tease the girl they like =) The dynamics of both couples is really funny because of all the teasing. Also, there are some similarities between Fumino and Misaki: the guys in their school are afraid of getting beaten by them =)
Yeah both male and female characters have same attitude , and drawing stile .
But male character in "Faster than a Kiss" is bit older .
Same genre - School life , slice of life , Romance .
if you like Kaichou wa Maid-sama then you will love Faster than a Kiss
Both female protagonists can protect themselves but are innocent and scared when it comes to love. Both male protagonists too are good fighters and somehow* have a similar family background. They also have a secret to protect their reputation. Plus, in both manga, there is this random cute cosplaying. :3
Both characters are pretty similar, though the situation of the story differs. The female leads are both very strong-willied, short-temepered, and very inncocent with their significant other. There is lots of flirting in both mangas. The guy leads are strong,cool characters and are shown "holding back" with the female character. They are both adorable!
There's a love story that begins as a rivalry on the side of the girl. both involve maid :D
both girls fight or deny their sentiments, and are strong willed.
Kaichou wa maid-sama is better imho, because the story of himitsu no ai chan seems to have evolved from a one volume story to a serialization, so the first chapters are too quick and go over a lot of things that could have been better thought out a little slower for a few extra chapters :).
both have tough girls with a rival that all the girls like yet they cant figure out why
both working at a maid cafe when there rivals work in and trouble ensues
Basically the same idea.
-Double Harem in Himitsu no Ai-Chan (basically all the girls like Reo) and (Reo,Takumi likes Ai)
-Double Harem in Kaichou wa Maid-sama! (Basically all the girls likes Usi) and (Usi,and Hinata likes Misaki)
-Both female leads are working as Maids in secret (although both have different reasons)
-Basically both lead females are tomboy-ish and most of the girls in school like/love them
-Usi and Takumi are part of the cooking staff for the maid cafe
-Both female leads are kind of...erm..dense
-Both female leads have black hair
-Both mangas have strong female leads.
-Both heroines have a part-time job that involves cosplay or a "secret life"
-Both male leads are popular and handsome
-Both males don't have any interest with girls except the heroine
Overall, they're both great mangas!!!!!!!!
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