Kaichou wa Maid-Sama is a prime example of why I dislike first episodes. A standard let’s introduce the plot and characters episode. I believe it’ll turn into something good, I have a lot of faith in J.C. Staff, but it was still a pretty standard and kinda dull first episode, especially compared to the other two shows I’ve watched this season.
I didn’t like Misaki too much. She has a lot about her to admire, rising to student president status, but at the same time, she comes off as a sexist uptight brat. Seriously, why are student council members almost always such jerks? I think part of the point of the series is for her to grow as a character and become more likable. Until then, I’ll enjoy watching her suffer. Also, I’ll enjoy the fact that she makes a hot maid. Otherwise, she gives the series a His and Her Circumstances feel, and I’ve already watched that.
However, what’s keeping me interested in the series is Usui. He’s definitely nothing like the guy in His and Her Circumstances, and reminds me more of Ryu from Kimi ni Todoke. Though he cares a little more then Ryu does. Still, like every girl in this world, I find him totally great, and want to see him make Misaki mad some more. He has the potential to be a great male character. We’ll just see.
I’m hoping next episode will present an idea what the stories in this show will be like, as the first episode doesn’t give me a good handle on it.
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