Maid Sama! (会長はメイド様!Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, lit. “The class president is a maid!”) is a shōjo manga series by Hiro Fujiwara. An anime adaptation began airing on April 1, 2010. Being the first female student council president isn’t easy, especially when your school just transitioned from an all boys high school to a co-ed one. Aptly nicknamed “Demon President” by the boys for her strict disciplinary style, Misaki Ayuzawa is not afraid to use her mastery of Aikido techniques to cast judgment onto the hordes of misbehaving boys and defend the girls at Seika High School.
Yet even the perfect Ayuzawa has an embarrassing secret—she works part-time as a maid at a maid café to help her struggling family pay the bills. She has managed to keep her job hidden from her fellow students and maintained her flawless image as a stellar student until one day, Takumi Usui, the most popular boy in school, walks into the maid café. He could destroy her reputation with her secret… or he could twist the student council president around his little finger and use her secret as an opportunity to get closer to her.
I had read a little of the manga and always found it to be funny. Last year had featured a pretty good run of romance anime and this looked poised to continue that run. Despite the series’ fabulous artwork and a lot of great comedy, it is unfortunately a bit of a disappointment. In Seika High School, once an all-boys school notorious for its wild students and for generally being a terrifying place for girls, has recently become a co-ed school. With the female population still a minority and living in fear of the over-the-top antics of the males, Misaki Ayuzawa takes it into her own hands to reform the school and allow the girls to feel safe in the rough environment. 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 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 cafe in order to support her family. Unfortunately, her hard-earned reputation is threatened when the popular, attractive, and somewhat impassive Usui Takumi takes an interest in her after discovering her in a maid uniform after school.
“My Secret” by Saaya Mizuno
#1: “Yokan (予感)” by Heidi
#2: “∞ Loop (∞ループ)” by Heidi
Original Soundtrack: OST 1 | OST 2
Character Concept CD 1 – School Side
Character Concept CD 2 – Maid Side
Character Concept CD 3 – Maid Side 2
Character Concept CD 4 – Another Side
Character Concept CD 5 – Another Side 2
Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Maid Latte Songs
Kaichou wa Maid sama! Virtual Live Album