Maid Sama!

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Maid Sama!
KaichouwaMaidSama vol01 Cover.jpg
Cover of Kaichōu wa Maid-sama! volume 1 as published by Hakusensha, featuring Misaki Ayuzawa (right) and Takumi Usui (left).
会長はメイド様!
(Kaichō wa Maid-sama!)
GenreRomantic comedy
Manga
Written byHiro Fujiwara
Published byHakusensha
English publisher
Tokyopop (2009-2011)
DemographicShōjo
MagazineLaLa
Original runDecember 2005September 2013
Volumes18
Anime television series
Directed byHiroaki Sakurai
Written byHiro Fujiwara
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
NetworkTBS, BS-TBS, Animax Asia
English network
Original runApril 1, 2010September 23, 2010
Episodes26 (List of episodes)
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Maid Sama!
KaichouwaMaidSama vol01 Cover.jpg
Cover of Kaichōu wa Maid-sama! volume 1 as published by Hakusensha, featuring Misaki Ayuzawa (right) and Takumi Usui (left).
会長はメイド様!
(Kaichō wa Maid-sama!)
GenreRomantic comedy
Manga
Written byHiro Fujiwara
Published byHakusensha
English publisher
Tokyopop (2009-2011)
DemographicShōjo
MagazineLaLa
Original runDecember 2005September 2013
Volumes18
Anime television series
Directed byHiroaki Sakurai
Written byHiro Fujiwara
StudioJ.C.Staff
Licensed by
NetworkTBS, BS-TBS, Animax Asia
English network
Original runApril 1, 2010September 23, 2010
Episodes26 (List of episodes)
Portal icon Anime and Manga portal

Maid Sama! (Japanese: 会長はメイド様! Hepburn: Kaichō wa Maid-sama!?, "lit. "The president is a maid!") is a shōjo manga series by Hiro Fujiwara. It is serialized in Hakusensha's monthly shōjo manga magazine, LaLa. There are currently 18 published volumes under the Hana to Yume Comics imprint in Japan.[1] In their Anime Expo 2008 panel, North American publisher Tokyopop announced its various newly licensed series and that Kaichō wa Maid-sama! would be titled Maid-sama!.[2] An anime adaptation began airing on April 1, 2010.[3]

Plot[edit]

Once an all-boys school, Seika High, a renowned school full of reckless and filthy students, has recently become a co-ed school. However, with the female population still remaining a minority even after the change over the recent years, Misaki Ayuzawa takes it into her own hands to reform the school and allow a chance for the girls to feel safer in the rough environment. Even the teachers are on her side. Training, studying and even becoming the first female student council president of the school, Misaki has gained a reputation, among the male students body as an uptight boy-hating demon dictator and as a shining hope for the teachers and fellow female students. However, despite her tough-as-nails appearance, she secretly works part-time at a maid café in order to support her family. Unfortunately, her secret is soon discovered by Takumi Usui, a popular boy at Seika High.

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

Maid Sama! is written and illustrated by Hiro Fujiwara. This series is serialized in Hakusensha's shōjo manga magazine LaLa, and the serial chapters collected into volumes. The first volume was released on September 5, 2006.[4]

Outside Japan, the series was licensed by Tokyopop in North America,[5] JPF in Poland,[6] Pika Édition in France,[7] Carlsen Verlag in Germany,[8] Panini Comics in Italy and Brazil,[9][10] and Everglory Publishing Co in Taiwan.[11] In Indonesia, the series was published by M&C Comic

The series ended on September 22nd, 2013.

Volume list[edit]

No.Japanese release dateJapanese ISBNEnglish release dateEnglish ISBN
01September 5, 2006[4]ISBN 4592184319April 7, 2009[5]ISBN 978-1-4278-1403-6
  • 001. "The Student Council President is a Maid!"
  • 002. "A Maid Even At The School Festival"
  • 003. "Misaki M and two S's"
  • 004. "Misaki shishou"
02February 5, 2007[12]ISBN 9784592184324August 11, 2009[13]ISBN 978-1-4278-1404-3
  • 005. "Miyabigaoka chess match"
  • 006. "Misa-chan as a boy"
  • 007. "Igarashi Tora"
  • 008. "Misa Chan and Igarashi Tora"
  • 009. "Sports Festival part 1"
03August 4, 2007[14]ISBN 9784592184331January 12, 2010[15]ISBN 978-1-4278-1405-0
  • 010. "Sports Festival part 2"
  • 011. "What colour is Misaki? Natural colour?"
  • 012. "Little Sister Day?!!!"
  • 013. "Net idol Aoi"
  • 014. "Side Story"
  • 015. "Class 1-7 Soutaru Kanou"
04December 5, 2007[16]ISBN 9784592184348April 13, 2010[17]ISBN 978-1-4278-1406-7
  • 016. "Unknown"
  • 017. "School Visitation Association and a Glasses Rabbit"
  • 018. "Maid Latte in the beach Party!"
  • 019. "Usui becomes an enemy!"
  • 019.1. "Side Story - And so, Momotarou became Maid-sama too!"
  • 019.2. "Side Story - The 3 idiots become Maid-samas, too!"
05May 2, 2008[18]ISBN 9784592184355July 13, 2010[19]ISBN 978-1-4278-1689-4
  • 020. "Sakura's Love is the Indies"
  • 021. ^name not yet uploaded^
  • 022. ^name not yet uploaded^
  • 023. ^name not yet uploaded^
  • 024. "First Time Visit to Usui's... House?"
06September 5, 2008[20]ISBN 9784592186861September 28, 2010[21]ISBN 978-1-4278-1690-0
  • 025. ^name not yet uploaded^
  • 026. "The Transfer Student, Shintani Hinata, Appear"
  • 027. "Outdoor School Camp Part 1"
  • 028. "Outdoor School Camp Part 2"
  • 028.1. "Special Chapter - "Blue Spring"
  • 028.2. "Side Story - Vice-President is a Prince!?"
07April 3, 2009[22]ISBN 9784592186878November 30, 2010[23]ISBN 978-1-4278-1819-5
  • 029. "The Eating Contest"
  • 030. "Sensei, Misaki-chan Is in Deep Trouble!!"
  • 031. "The Secret Girls Talk"
  • 032. "Do You Want To Devote Yourself To Me?"
  • 032.1. "Side Story - Aoi and His Happy Friends"
08September 4, 2009[24]ISBN 9784592186885March 1, 2011[25]ISBN 978-1-4278-1820-1
  • 033. "Enter the World of the Witch Maid"
  • 034. "The Things that He Wishes for, Is Always, Always Just that One Thing"
  • 035. "The Message between His Eyes"
  • Note: anime ends here
  • 036. "Seika High's student council is in a big pinch...!?"
  • 036.1. "Side Story - Idiot and Delinquent and Hero"
  • 036.2. "Side Story - A Certain Morning in the Student Council Room"
09April 5, 2010[26]ISBN 9784592186892May 31, 2011ISBN 1427805199
  • 037. "Gather Up!! All the Shining Stars of Seika High!!"
  • 038. "The Battle Of The Election Is In It's Climax!!"
  • 039. "Usui's Resolve.....?"
  • 040. "Charge Towards The Bursting Affection Of Love And The Dazling Color of Summer"
  • 041. "Master's Big News!!!"
10June 4, 2010[27]ISBN 9784592191803September 20, 2011ISBN 1427831637
  • 042. "The Guy Who Holds The Keys To All Secrets....!?"
  • 043. "Teacher...!!"
  • 044. "A Confession to Misaki?!"
  • 045. "Lightning Speed!! First Maria-Sensei, and Next Her Fiance!?"
  • 046. "The Master, Reveals His Secret, To The Maid"
11August 5, 2010[28]ISBN 9784592191810-ISBN 1427832587
  • 047. "A One-Day Trip To The Hot Spring part 1"
  • 048. "Maid-sama Spring"
  • 049. "Phantasmagoric"
  • 050. "An Invitation from President Igarashi"
  • 050.1. "Side Story - Our Student Council President is a Butler!"
  • 050.2. "Good Morning, I am the Younger Sister"
12February 4, 2011[29]ISBN 9784592191827-ISBN -
  • 051. "Two Usui's"
  • 052. "Under The Ominous Watch Of an English Spy"
  • 053. "A Secret Battle Plan With Master...?!"
  • 054. "A Meeting Between Ninja and Maid"
  • 055. "You Can't Deceive My Eyes!"
  • 055.1. "Side Story: Sentimental Ikkun"
13August 5, 2011[30]ISBN 9784592191834-ISBN -
  • 056. "A Maid Christmas! + A Date at a Theme Park!"
  • 057. "The Confession"
  • 058. "Maid Latte loves the Reborned Couple!"
  • 059. "Demon --> Lover!? (Tsundere)"
  • 060. "Day One:School trip !!"
  • 060.1. "Maid Latte's Backyard"
14February 3, 2012[31]ISBN 9784592191841-ISBN -
  • 061. "Boys Forbidden, Girls Talk"
  • 062. "Compatible"
  • 063. "This Maid is Deeply Engrossed in Love, Master!"
  • 064. "Goodbye....Usui"
  • 065. "Confronting the new student!? The strongest president in top form!"
15July 6, 2012[32]ISBN 9784592191858-ISBN -
  • 066. "Formidable!? Usui's peer"
  • 067. "Usui's Grand Birthday"
  • 068. "The Ayuzawa sisters"
  • 069. "Very Popular Secret Campus Battle"
  • 070. "Secret Campus Battle: The Best Popularity"
  • 070.5 "The Idiot, the Delinquent and the Madonna"
16February 5, 2013[32]ISBN 9784592191865-ISBN -
  • 071. "Welcome Back to the Bustling Maid Latte!"
  • 072. "The Cinderella Before Midnight"
  • 073. "The Master is heading to Britain ?"
  • 074. "I will go to Britain"
  • 075. "The Master and the Maid, Overcoming the Distance, their Thoughts Meet..."
17August 5, 2013[32]ISBN 9784592191872-ISBN -
  • 076. "Master, Do You Wish To Be Stepped on by Me So Much?"
  • 077. "The School's Super Popular Secret Battle is going smoothly"
  • 078. "To Britain!"
  • 079. "Finally, the Two of Us Can Meet In Person"
  • 080. "Two Masters and a Maid"
18-ISBN --ISBN -
  • 081. "Closer, Farther So Close That We Can't Get Any Closer Than This Closer!?"
  • 082. "A Secret Between The Close Sisters!?"
  • 083. "There are Times when Men must Fight... and so Do the Women"
  • 084. "The Calculations of the Feelings of Love!"
  • 085. "The Strongest Maid on Campus!" (Last Chapter)


Anime[edit]

The October 2009 issue of LaLa announced that a 26 episode anime television adaptation of the series would be produced.[3] It was broadcast in TBS and BS-TBS during Spring 2010.[33] The April 2010 issue of LaLa revealed the broadcast date to be on April 1, 2010 at 1:55 midnight. The adaptation was also present at the Tokyo International Anime Fair with Ayumi Fujimura, Nobuhiko Okamoto, Kana Hanazawa and Yū Kobayashi's attendance.[34] The anime series is licensed by Sentai Filmworks, with The Anime Network currently streaming the series on their video portal.[35] Anime distributor Section23 Films release the first subtitled-only set on DVD, June 7, 2011.[36]

The staff list was announced and Hiroaki Sakurai directed the series with series composition done by Mamiko Ikeda who previous worked in the series composition for Emma: A Victorian Romance series and most recently the Rental Magica series and Hanasakeru Seishōnen while the animation character designs by Yuki Imoto and music composed by Tōru Motoyama. The series was animated by J.C.Staff who previously worked on Honey and Clover, Toradora! and Nodame Cantabile.[37] Ayumi Fujimura and Nobuhiko Okamoto took on the role of Misaki Ayuzawa and Takumi Usui respectively.

Drama CDs[edit]

A drama CD for Kaichō wa Maid-sama was released in Japan.[38]/

Reception[edit]

Connie C. described the manga as being "pretty entertaining, if shallow", feeling that it was sexist towards both genders, but lighthearted enough in this that offense could not be taken, saying that she would continue to read the series as a "guilty pleasure".[39] Deb Aoki feels that the maid cafe setting provides both fanservice and a vehicle to critique gender roles.[40] In contrast, Johanna Draper Carlson feels that the story is "a male fantasy, where the scary, strong, smart, self-possessed girl turns out to secretly be subservient to men. It’s sort of funny to read, until you think about what its real messages are."[41] Robert Harris notes the formulaic beginnings, but feels that the characters make the manga enjoyable.[42] Leroy Douresseaux found the character of Takumi unconvincing, describing him as a "cheap plot trick" to rescue Misaki when needed.[43] Carlo Santos felt the premise was "otaku-tastic", but appreciated the lack of fanservice and panty shots in the maid cafe scenes, feeling that these marked the series as being shōjo. He also appreciated the chemistry between the leads, and the humour, but noted the stereotypical plot, and criticises the layouts and overly-talky characters.[44] Connie C. described the second volume as reminding her that plot devices are plot devices because "they work wonderfully if used right", feeling that the sense of humour and character interactions lifted the stereotypical plots of the school sports day and rich new classmates.[45]

References[edit]

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