Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Anime: Kaichou wa Maid-sama! (2010)
What a breathe of fresh air! While I love a good shoujo title with extraordinary guy falling for ordinary girl, the girls are often times dim-witted and completely clueless. Finally, a female heroine worth admiring and unquestionably deserving of her prince charming.
Ayuzawa Misaki is a hard-working student body president and moonlights part-time as a waitress at a maid-cosplay-themed cafe. She doesn't want to jeopardize her tough-minded president reputation so she keeps her part-time job a secret. Usui Takumi discovers her secret and rather than outing her, he starts frequenting the cafe. He also works there on occassion as the pastry chef. Usui doesn't hide his feelings for her while Misaki is in denial of hers. They are so cute together!
The anime is mainly comedic with chibi faces and cute text captions. Supporting characters are fun. For once it's nice to see an enigmatic, calm male interested in our female lead rather than a short-tempered, complex-ridden guy. Overall very cute and enjoyable. Not sure if there are plans for season 2 but would definitely continue to watch it. Highly recommended with an enthusiastic 5 out of 5 stars.