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Misaki Ayuzawa is the President of the Student Council at Seika High School, formerly an all-boys school. Unfortunately, most of the students are still male and stuck in their slovenly habits, so man-hating Misaki really socks it to them 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 o ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by TokyoPop (first published September 5th 2006)
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Desiree
Dec 04, 2013 Desiree rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Usui ;3 / shojo freaks
Shelves: read-2011, manga
This is totally one of my favorite manga/anime of all times. It is so darn funny, I couldn't stop laughing(that was when I watched the anime).
Misaki, is a Student Council President, in Seika High, an all-boys school. She started hating guys when her dad left her family and left a huge debt, then she decided find a job and ended up working in Maid Latte as a maid. Takumi Usui takes an interest on her, becomes her stalker, after he founds out that she's a maid. Usui then develops feelings for Mis
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Debby
Series Review: 4.5 stars

I don't even really know where to begin with this. Honestly. I've been pretty much staring at a blinking cursor for 45 minutes. This is my favorite shoujo manga and it gives me all the feels in the world ever ever everrrr and how do you convey that well to other people?? Agh. Reviewing is hard. *pouts*

Maid Sama! is the story of Misaki, a hardworking, over-achieving student. She serves as the student council president, where she tries to help transform her high school, whi
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Circus Princess
Holy. shit.



This book has:


Girls that can break metal and kill rapists


Boys that can jump off buildings and survive


Crazy but entertaining bosses


Interesting morals


Pwnage that makes you want scream "IN YO FACE!!!" and do a happy dance


Entertainment that can distract you from extreme despair that Fruits Basket and Ouran Host Club are over your favorite show in the universe is over.


Inspiration to be the baddest bitch you can be.
Liz*
Apr 14, 2014 Liz* rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to Liz* by: `·.¸¸.·´´¯`··._.· Lola☯ `·.¸¸.·´´¯`··._.·
3.5 Stars
This was so cute ^^



Girl Power!
The plot was okay but Misaki is amazing. This girl is kinda crazy, hard worker, dedicated and maybe too self-demanding. Her father abandoned the family cowardly so she has to work in a Maid Cafe to pay the bills. She thinks she will never trust the opposite sex again until she meets Usui *swoon* ...

Usui is hot. Very. He's mysterious, he's good at everything. He likes to keep to himself until he discovers Misa's secret. After that, he becomes this perverted
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Lola
Do you like shojo? Do you like shojo with a swoon-worthy mysterious and handsome male character? Do you like shojo with a kick-ass, hard worker, kind and totally likeable female lead character? Do you like shojo with haha-damn-this-is-so-funny-I-just-can't-stop-laughing moments?

If yes, then this manga is perfect for you! ^_^

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Faye, la Patata
I'm just glad the two don't become a couple in the first 4 chapters. That's such a breath of fresh air. But seriously though, I hope male love interests stop pulling the girl closer to them while muttering cheesy lines. That's so... cringe-inducing. Seriously.
 Athena Ivashkova ~♥~
Oh my god.....this is so damn funny!! Misaki being the pres,and the three idiots, and the fighting, and last but not least.....USUI!! Oh my god, he's so sexy nad gorgeous! I love how's he's like this blunt, independent, careless, prefect guy!!! Yeah, and I saw this in anime...kawaii!!!!!!!! <3

I love how Misaki is independent. She acres for her sister and mother, works her ass off....oh my god, she's no joke. :o
But I don't like how she's too rough on boys, I think she should lay off with the
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Bipasha{is eviscerated by fiction}
1. Girl breaks metal and tears piercings out of bare skin. *feeling empowered hell yeah*

2. When will people accept that a dashing ravishing hot-n-cold charming jerk-with-heart-of-gold boy...

3. Is a dashing ravishing hot-n-cold charming jerk-with-heart-of-gold stalker/pervert. (yes, pervwrt because no, I do not approve of random boys lifting my skirt.)

4. I just don't grasp why I hate the animes/mangas everyone else adores/worships. Sigh.

5. Nope. One volume of stalking and tom-foolery is enough a
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Shealea Iral


I'm not going to lie. I read this after watching the entire season of its anime counterpart. Actually, I'm finding it difficult to determine which I like more. After all, both gave me goosebumps.

I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that this manga has everything. Everything in-freaking-credible, that is. The story line kept me giggling like some bimbo on heroine. It has unadulterated entertainment quality, an attractive male specimen who can jump off buildings and survive (read: Usui Takumi
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Choco
I have this rule that if something makes me laugh, it gets three stars. This made me laugh.
Christina (A Reader of Fictions)
Actual rating: 3.5 stars

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Oh Maid Sama!, I’ve been waiting for this day. I started up a manga-reading project with Debby (Snuggly Oranges), Gillian (Writer of Wrongs) and Steph (Cuddlebuggery), and I’m so glad that we did this, because I have got my manga back and you have NO idea how much I missed it. For a couple of years, I read a whole lot of manga (thousands of volumes is likely not an exaggeration) and I think I sort of burne
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Jessica
The first installment of Maid Sama! Bad tempered, boy hating Misaki Ayuzawa, is president to a school of an 80% boy population school. Her more then prejudice attitude towards any male, has caused her more then enough problems when it comes to the student council and overall student body respect. Although she has her own reasons, when she was younger her father fell in dept and left the family with the dept to payoff while he ran away from responsibility.To re-pay the dept and support her fragil ...more
Chibineko
I read this via Manga Fox.

I have to say, I was pretty impressed by this manga. It's incredibly cute and very easy to get into. I won't deny that this manga uses some very familiar tropes, but it does it well. (As I always say, tropes are tropes for a reason: because they're popular.)

I really loved that this manga wasn't overly girly or fanservice-ish. It runs the line inbetween, which keeps it from alienating any one group in particular. You won't see any gratuitous panty shots here, instead the
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Ashley Marie
Let me start off by saying that I'm not sure what I just read. Manga is weird, folks.

So. Misaki is the school president and is super tough on the boys (can we take a minute to talk about how serious business being a Japanese school president is? I was school president and I think I threw one Valentine's Day dance. I was such a slacker compared to Misaki). In order to make ends meet, Misaki works in a maid cafe. What's a maid cafe, you ask? Oh, just a place where girls dress up as maids and serv
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Krissy Obermark
This began as a very stereotypical heroine-type story. Misaki is school president of a predominantly boys' school. She is also works part time at a Maid Cafe. How to keep her classmates from finding out this embarassing secret after the obnoxious, aloof, and gorgeous Usui finds out?!?! Oh no?!?! But I stuck with it, and the author really fleshed these characters out into almost believable people! (All manga heroes should be a little exaggerated.) I love where the story line with Usui's past is g ...more
monica ♪
Reading this manga reminds me of how much I love the anime.
I watched the anime long time ago.
And feels like rewatching it again.
I missed Usui and Misa-chan.
But I think I prefer the anime.
In anime Usui is more handsome than in manga.
I wonder why...
Ari
I really loved this entire series. You could say I am a lot like the maid character Misaki a little because I am always trying to protect my friends. I really loved the character development between Usui and Misaki and how their relationship continues to grow throughout the series.
Emma
This. Is. The. Best. Manga. Ever.

This manga was the first I ever read, and I feel in love with it. It can't compare with others I've read; it's that good. Hiro's illustrations are a little....off at first, but she improves her drawing style as the book progresses.
Lesley
Well, I've read the first 3 volumes of this series already. Wow, they are releasing them fast. Anyway, this is a quality shojo series so far. At first glance at the title, one would assume this is yet another "maid harem of slaves for some shmuck boy for 14 year old boys" manga, but it's actually a rather sweet romantic comedy. The female lead is a man-hating feminist who is trying to protect all the girls int he school from the howling cave men boys, while secretly working at a maid cafe after ...more
Book Sniffers Anonymous
It was bad enough the 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, he works at a cafe where the theme is... you guess it, MAIDS. The serve their "masters" while wearing ridiculous maid costumes that are way to 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 majorl ...more
Selena
Thank God for the internet. Otherwise, I wouldn't have been able to read the whole thing.

I got a copy of this from the library, since there's no chance of getting it from other sources... Sadly, whoever had this book before me tore out all the pages relating to the Maid Cafe! D:< SO ANNOYING! Don't mistreat library books, or I'll come for you! And you won't like meeting me. >:(

And of course, they tore a page from the bonus story too so I couldn't read that either. And the extras...

But anyw
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Kate
Misaki attends the newly co-ed Seika High School, although the school is still about 80% boys. Misaki is the top of her class and takes her job as Class President very seriously, and frequently abuses her power in favor of the girls at the school. In fact, Misaki hates boys, which stems from the fact that her father abandoned Misaki and her mother and burdened them with his debt. To help out, Misaki has taking a part time job at a cosplay cafe as a maid. When fellow top student, Usui, accidental ...more
Grace
Jul 08, 2013 Grace rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Kaitlyn Johnston
Recommended to Grace by: Ashley Ferris
Ha ha ha! Maid sama could be categorized as anything really. Misaki (main character) would say it is an action adventure where she beats up boys, but learns a different way to look at life. Usui (main character) would say it is romantic comedy where he sweeps Misaki off her feet and makes her confess her love to him, all the while he is cracking funny jokes. I say it is a romantic comedy but Misaki is a more complicated character than that. Misaki is an all-out boy-hater (b/c her dad walked out ...more
Aizl Fe Madriñan
There's a popular, cute guy in school who's been apathetic toward unsophisticated things until he had come across with a girl who has some sort of peculiarities that instantly piqued his curiosity. Then, one day, he had happened to know her unexpected secret and installed himself to sneak up with her and even helped her to conceal her secret and refrain from humiliation and resentment. The guy, whose name was Usui Takumi, had eventually developed an intimate affection toward the girl named Ayuza ...more
Teepee
I saw this anime a few years ago and I really love it. I am not fond of watching animes or reading mangas, but if it's as good as this, I may have to reconsider.

Maid Sama! may not have a very unique of complicated plot, but it is highly entertaining. I have never laughed so hard with any other anime I have watched. Even my little brother enjoys watching this, laughing along with me. Hahahaha... The cat-mouse relationship between Misaki and Usui is very cute.

Misaki is one hell of a force to be
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Nicole
This is another manga I picked up when I was bored and looking for something new (while waiting for new volumes of my fave series to be released). Pretty darn silly (though I sort of expected that based on the description). Misaki is a class President and one of the few females in her school (since it was recently converted from an all-male school to co-ed). She's tough, gets high marks, and keeps her distance from her less-dedicated classmates. But she also has a part-time job after school in a ...more
Gazelle Relatorres
As usual, the anime reached me first before the manga. The story is conventional among manga/anime series actually, poor girl, rich, mysterious, almost perfect guy and you know it's a love story the moment the two main characters are presented, but what got my attention is the heroine's spunk attitude coupled with her views among men(we have the same, actually) and that she admits and sees she has flaws and actually changes it for the better as the series progresses and the same goes for the guy ...more
Lara
Very cute art! This reminds me somewhat of Special A, only without all the side characters (which I'm actually okay with, as I will admit that all the side characters got on my nerves a little in Special A). This is pretty standard shojo manga material--stubborn, violent, pretty girl, hot guy that saves her from other dudes and looms over her up against walls and stuff. You know. That sort of behavior. I like Misaki, but wish she were a little less dense, and I like Usui, but wish he were a litt ...more
Lauren
I absolutely love this manga! The drawings and characters and everything are just sprinting off of the pages in excitement. There was a lot of comedy coupled with the romance aspects in the series so it didn’t make it overly girly or childish. I love how it shows a stronger sides to women’s attitudes that they aren’t going to take crap from no one and they can prove it to you (largely by kicking everyone’s a**). Misaki and Takumi’s relationship is absolutely hilarious and amazing!

I did watch the
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Hiro Fujiwara (藤原 ヒロ in Japanese) is a Japanese manga artist.

The manga artist was once active under her previous pen name, Izumi Hiro (和泉 ヒロ) at the end of the 1990's but has abandoned the name after she won the Best Rookie award in the LMS for Kaeri Michi, Yuki no Netsu.

Her first series, which is also her latest ongoing work, Kaichō wa Maid-sama! (会長はメイド様!, translation Maid Sama!) is currently se
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“And even if you do wear a maid outfit, it doesn't change the fact that you're strong or that you're smart or that you try really hard at everything you do. I think you'd still deserve to walk with your head held high.” 46 likes
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