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Plot Summary: In a high school recently turned from all-boy to coed, Misaki Ayuzawa, chairwoman of student council, battles “stinky and dirty” male students every day to protect the few (20%) females in school. Off campus, she works hard at a maid café to supplement the income of her household (as well as leftover foods) after her father had deserted the family — whose action contributed to her hatred toward males. However, Takumi Usui, a handsome guy (and a heartbreaker of many girls) accidentally found out her double identities. She thought the entire school would know by the next morning, yet he kept her secret away from others, making her even more suspicious of his motives.
Ayuzawa Misaki is the student council president of the former all-boy school, Seika High School. In order to protect the girls, she battles the boys everyday. On the other hand, she secretly works at a “Maid Cafe”. But a popular boy from school, Usui Takumi, found out! Living in between the double identity of a Maid and a student council president~
What should we do Goshujin-sama!? ❤

Seika High School used to be an all boys school, but recently became a co-ed. In order to clean up the awful image the school has had thus far, and to make it a place where the female students can attend school feeling safe, the tough-as-nails heroine Ayuzawa Misaki has fought her way to become the student council president. Somewhat of a man-hater, she keeps the male students in check by a lot of hollering (and using her fists if that doesn’t work). The male students fear her, and the females adore her.

The one main guy that tends to throw a wrench in the works for her is Usui Takumi. Far more suave than the rest of the crude male populace and seemingly able to do anything he tries (except get Misaki to become all gooey over him!), he annoys the hell out of her, but may also be awakening some other feelings in her.

Where the maid part comes into play: So, Misaki has this psycho-bitch tough girl appearance she tries to keep up to maintain respect from the guys at school. Which is why she doesn’t want anyone to know about her PART TIME JOB— Misaki works in a maid cafe. Naturally, she wouldn’t have, but her family is dirt poor, and the maid cafe offered the best pay for the best hours for Misaki.

So, naturally, USUI FINDS OUT. AND GOES THERE ALL THE TIME TO HECKLE HER. Though he also claims (openly) that he likes her. Which is probably true. As for Misaki, well, that’s a plot development for a later time.

And that’s more or less the gist of it.

In volume two, we have Seika butting heads with Miyabigaoka Academy, the ‘rich kid school’ of the area, and the student council pres. of Miyabigaoka (who is a ginormous prick) playing Misaki for all she’s worth, Usui coming to the rescue, Megane!Maid day, crossdressing day, Misaki being flustered a lot by Usui, and sports fest day at school. (Not necessarily all in that order).

While I love Misaki to bits, because she’s incredibly cute (physically, in her various maid outfits, personality wise ♥) and a rare shoujo heroine that is actually my favorite character, I’m still having problems with Usui. I’m not too keen on the shoujo male love interest, ever, but Usui manages to push all the wrong buttons for me. I rarely ever like the “perfect” type; the one who can do just about anything like it’s a breeze (i.e. Usui), nor do I like the domineering-dick type love interest (because they’re a dick and don’t deserve the girl). Usui isn’t nearly as bad as some male shoujo leads, but he’s still got this air of condescension toward Misaki, that doesn’t simply feel like a play-act he’s doing because she’s, duh, a ‘maid’.

Luckily, due to Misaki’s personality and backbone made of steel, Usui is never allowed to become anything that dominating. I don’t think he would, either, but he’s still a little too sure of himself for me to grow to like him.

Also, although there are actually quite a few characters with names, almost none of them have anywhere near any importance in a role as much as Misaki and Usui. There’s the Maid Latte (the cafe name) owner, and ….that’s about it, as the rest of the student council are just kind of there to be bullied by Misaki. Basically I’m waiting for more important characters to be introduced. I blame it on my fondness of shounen and their often obscenely large cast. Sure, shoujo usually has a much smaller cast, but even then they tend to have some more main characters…like a secondary love interest, a rival, or something. Largely it’s just Misaki and Usui pulling it along.

In volume 2, the student council president of Miyabigaoka, Igarashi Tora, was introduced, but he was really only around for the one arc and was quickly brought into the open as a GIGANTIC PRICK, so I doubt he’ll have anymore significance to anything Misaki related in the future. Unless the author surprises me! Which would be nice.

(I am awfully fond of the Idiot Trio, though (they had significance in chapter one, but now are total slaves to their love of Misaki and hang around the cafe all the time. Their sole purpose in this story seems to be to be bullied by Misaki forevermore.)

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