Maid-sama Review

Story:
Misaki has a hard job being class president to a former all-boys school. She can’t let her guard down for an instant. But actually, she has two difficult jobs. And the second must never be found out. She also works part-time at a maid cafe. No one else is going to help support her family, right? Heaven save her if her male classmates find out. Too bad one already has…

Violence:
You won’t find much of this here aside from slap-stick style, where no one really gets hurt. You might find a character get a small cut with a bit of blood, but nothing to be concerned about.

Language:
We get your typical YA stuff in here. D-mn and the odd-ball b-word every once in a great while. Nothing unexpected for the rating.

Nudity:
Technically we don’t get anything worse than bikini-level nudity. Even so, the male lead is a bit… creepy? In one scene he kisses the small of a girl’s back when she’s only wearing a swimsuit. It’s very… odd. Also, a villain character pins down the heroine, probably for something less than innocent. He gets stopped before anything happens, but it’s an awkward scene. As is the time the male lead kisses another male character to psych out the heroine.
Oh, yes. And one young character, a boy, crossdresses as a female internet idol for attention.

Theology/mythology:
Aside from a ghost story, there’s nothing really to put in this one. Theology really has no place in this show. Pure shoujo stuff here.

Personal impression:
I’m not sure what to say about this one aside from it being shoujo. Yep, complete shoujo title here. Stubborn female lead with bad home life, odd ball male lead with a past etc. And the art and music are really no better, just your run-of-the-mill fare. That said, it was a decent one-watch. Nothing extremely insulting (aside from your usual don’t-ask-first-just-kiss situations), but nothing really uplifting either. The laughs from the comedy were all pretty average, too. But then, if they weren’t, I might not have made it through.
If you like shoujo stuff, this show will be enjoyable for you. You will not be required to think too much and you can just relax in all the cliche-ness of the genre. Heck, we even get the fever episode right off the bat! Just don’t look for a show that was miss named. It wasn’t. Maid shoujo all the way.

Personal rating: Young adult

Episodes: 26
Languages: Sub
Official rating: TV14
Genre(s): Comedy, romance
Company: Sentai Filmworks
Legal streaming: Hulu
Screenshots:
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About inrosegalaxy

Raised on everything from Moby Dick to the Star Wars X-Wing books from a young age, it came as no surprise to anyone who knew me that I’d become a literature graduate and avid writer. But my love of a good story wasn’t restricted to the written word in my early years. Star Trek, Mystery Science Theater 3000, and badly dubbed Godzilla flicks helped shape my love of science fiction on screen as well. I wrote my first story while in the second grade. It was a horrifying tale about murdering a fairy-eating dog via a slice of pizza (in my defense, my only exposure to pizza was in the cafeteria and I swear you could legitimately kill someone with those things). I was a special snowflake. Today I write science fiction, fairy tales, Gothic epistolaries, fantasy and anything else that pops into my bizarre and twisted mind. I write new articles for my blog every Tuesday and Thursday. And if you happen to fancy Japanese animation, I also run an anime review blog, RRAR, which updates every Monday.

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