February 20, 2012

Anime Review: Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

A hilarious story about a high school girl that acts all touch and mighty but then secretly works at a Maid cafe. Interesting as it sounds, this will completely make you laugh so hard your stomach will hurt.

Kaichou wa Maid-sama!Synopsis:
Seika High School, once an all-boys school notorious for its wild students and for generally being a terrifying place for girls, has recently become a co-ed school. With the female population still a minority and living in fear of the over-the-top antics of the males, Misaki Ayuzawa takes it into her own hands to reform the school and allow the girls to feel safe in the rough environment.

Training, studying and even becoming the first female student council president of the school, Misaki has gained a reputation among the male students body as an uptight boy-hating dictator and as a shining hope for the teachers and fellow female students. However, despite her tough-as-nails appearance, she secretly works part-time at a maid cafe in order to support her family. Unfortunately, her hard-earned reputation is threatened when the popular, attractive, and somewhat impassive Usui Takumi takes an interest in her after discovering her in a maid uniform after school.

I must admit, I was pretty sceptical at the start of this anime. I though, this is going to be one weird anime. I as wrong. The unique setting and back story of the characters really made this anime interesting than other 'romcom' anime out there. The story was really hilarious and interesting from start to end. Every episode was just exciting to watch as the main protagonist tries using many different methods in order to cover up her secret whilst dreaming up funny scenarios and outcomes that may happen. The lives of these characters have never been so funnier.

The art was slightly average. Although the scenery and background art was of high quality, the characters themselves lack a bit of detail. In the end, that did not really matter as the characters were always in either their school uniform or some cosplay attire. I enjoyed laughing at every character even if they are not meant to be funny.

Voice acting was to the point and accurate. No complaints here. The theme songs were appropriate and the use of background music in various scenes really contributed to the overall mood that the anime brings out.

I can spend so much time telling you about all the characters but I won't bore you. Simply put, the characters were all memorable and humorous in their own way. I totally loved the main protagonist as she tried to hide her secret in which she is successful most of the time, but something embarrassing always ends up happening. The main male protagonist is pretty funny as well as he teases the  girl protagonist a lot. The misunderstandings are plenty and funny things always happen to all the characters. You will love the characters.

Overall, I really enjoyed this anime. Even though its a shoujo anime, I still enjoyed it every bit. The funny moments are funny, and the story never gets boring. Its definitely an anime you should watch and enjoy and take a laugh at. The romance is there, but not what you will expect.

Story is really well played out. Some minor details are left out but are not that important.

ART: 8
Well drawn art with fluid animations. Characters lack fine detail but can be easily overlooked.

Voice acting was spot on. Theme songs were appropriate and background music was well selected.

Loved all the characters, even the weird and disturbing ones.

Its totally finny in every way you look at it.

You have to love 'romcoms' to fully understand and appreciate this anime.