Sunday, October 16, 2011

Sunday Shoujo: Kaicho wa Maid-sama

Kaicho wa Maid-sama
Anime Year: 2010
Made Me Cry: No
With the title including the word "maid", I initially dismissed this as a guy's anime.  In fact, Sak actually started watching it with me, also thinking this to be the case.  But nope, it's shoujo.
(source) You can see how one might get confused.
The premise - smart girl secretly moonlights as a maid for money, gets found out by boy classmate.  Eventually love blossoms from the mutual shared secret.
(source) "EEE! Don't tell anyone!"
An on-the-surface-jerk-guy who has a hidden weakness for the heroine is a common character type in shoujo, and I like the bad guy as much as the next girl.  What sets this anime aside I think, is that Usui realizes he's in love much sooner than Misaki, the girl, does.
Misaki is a very strong female lead. She's a tough cookie, working hard in school and on the job.  I found her very likeable.  Usui was a little more stereotypical, though he has some good facial expressions/moments.
It's a cute anime, though it doesn't go very deep, and in some frames the drawings seem a little off.  I have a feeling that the manga would be much better in terms of character depth.

The best part of the show, in my opinion, is the super cute maid outfits! I love the sleeves, I wonder how they are made?

1 comment:

  1. I watch part of this. I kept thinking Boys over Flowers.


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