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Kaichou wa Maid-sama! (Manga)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

Alternative Titles

English: Maid Sama!
Synonyms: Class President Is a Maid!, Toumei na Sekai
Japanese: 会長はメイド様!


Type: Manga
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 98
Status: Finished
Published: Dec 24, 2005 to Sep 24, 2013
Authors: Fujiwara, Hiro (Story & Art)
Serialization: LaLa


Score: 8.491 (scored by 34041 users)
Ranked: #1422
Popularity: #18
Members: 62,130
Favorites: 5,701
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The 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!

(Source: Tokyopop)

Note: Chapter count includes one shots and extras, see more info.


Kaichou 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.

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Aug 21, 2008
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, read more
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Apr 2, 2015
Kaichou wa Maid-sama is my guilty pleasure—specifically, Usui. -- how’s that for a review opening? Too soon?

Story: 8

As many other reviews have already mentioned, the premise of this manga is cliché. I’ll admit that. It is. A “tough” girl actually works at a girly place and *gasp* of course she just HAS to be discovered by the hottest guy at school. She has to keep it a secret, and of course, with secrets, there’s blackmail. There are plenty of cliché situations in this manga but Maid Sama approaches these clichés really well and in ways that kept me interested. I never really rolled my eyes read more
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Jun 2, 2010
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 read more
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Feb 5, 2011
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 read more
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Manga: Special A
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. 
reportRecommended by FuyuMaiden
Manga: Dengeki Daisy
the similarities are the main heroine is not too feminine, and the guy is protecting her in case of danger. 
reportRecommended by rizzy07
Manga: Ouran Koukou Host Club
Similar sort of humour, and both have strong female leads. Both are very enjoyable too.  
reportRecommended by st_owly
Manga: Namaikizakari.

- Similar genre: Shoujo, Comedy, Romance, School . But Namaikizakari have "Sport".

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! 
reportRecommended by kawaii36
Manga: Last Game
In both KWMS and Last Game, the guy likes the girl first but the girl doesn't like the guy; The girl is strong, doesn't really have intrest in most things, doesn't pay much attention to the guy, the art is a bit simular, both vary cute! I get a KWMS feel when reading Last Game. :) 
reportRecommended by IchigoHollowfi
Manga: Kiss yori mo Hayaku
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 =) 
reportRecommended by Pikena

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