Review: Maid Sama! by Hiro Fujiwara

Maid Sama!

(Maid Sama!, Vol. # 1)
By: Hiro Fujiwara
Publisher: Tokyo Pop
Published: April 7, 2009
Genre: Manga

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Brilliant and overachieving, Misaki Ayuzawa is the President of the Student Council at Seika High School, formerly a boys’ school. Unfortunately, most of the students are still male and stuck in their slovenly habits, so man-hating Misaki really socks it to ’em in an attempt to make the school presentable to attract more female students. But what will she do when the sexiest boy in school finds out that after school, Misaki works in a maid cafe!


It was bad enough that Misaki’s father left her and her mother, but he left them with his debt too. In order to make ends meet and help her mother out, Misaki works at a cafe where the theme is… you guessed it, MAIDS. They serve their “masters” while wearing ridiculous maid costumes that are way too revealing but what can she do? She needs the money. During the day time though, Misaki is class president at her school, which up until a few years ago was an all boys school. The population is still majorly male but that doesn’t stop her from cracking the whip and putting those boys in line. However, one day after school Usui, the schools biggest heart breaker just happens to walk by her work when she is taking out the trash in her maid costume. What will he do? Will he keep her secret or tell everyone, making her the laughing stock at school?

I thought this was a cute story. Misaki is a really strong willed person due to previous events in her personal life. She takes charge and puts a lot on her shoulders both between work and school.

Usui is used to girls falling all over him. He has never shown interest in any girl before. However, there is something about Misaki that grabs his attention. He decides to show up to her work place every day, which of course annoys the crap out of Misaki. He is always watching out for her and always seems to be there to help her out no matter what the problem is.



Since Misaki’s job is a secret to everyone except Usui she is adamant that none of the students at her school find out. Usui gets a picture taken with Misaki at work with her wearing her maid uniform and carries it around with him. Usui and Misaki are on the roof when he pulls out the picture and Misaki goes nuts. Which results in her knocking the picture out of Usui’s hand and it blowing off the roof to the students walking below. Of course she freaks out that someone is now going to know her secret and Usui jumps off the roof to retrieve it before anyone see’s it.

I loved this part because it shows how much he cares for her and how he is willing to do just about anything to make her happy.


2 Thoughts on “Review: Maid Sama! by Hiro Fujiwara

  1. Maid Sama was one of the first manga I read. It’s a shame it’s a out of print now though, I hope some other company picks it up soon. Misakai was definitely different from your usual shoujo heroines but I really could never understand Usui’s personality.

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  2. This sounds like fun. I like that the guy isn’t the popular player type but rather someone who doesn’t have a lot of experience with girls. It’s not seen a lot in literature.

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