Kaichou wa Maid-sama! episode 15: Usui’s had enough

Just one out of the many kyaarific shots I could have chosen for this bit from this episode *sigh*

Not satisfied with letting him stay up all night to watch over her in the previous episode, our favourite maido gives our favourite goshujin-sama the run around in this epi as well… but ’tis all in good fun!

Episode Summary:

This week’s episode begins immediately where the last one left off. However, evil hoodie’s evil smirk is soon wiped off when the narcoleptic but determined Misaki rises and declares that she is too pissed-off to fall asleep. Meaning, ‘You lose, Kanou’. And by lose, she means ‘are about to be punished’. I.e.: ‘tortured’. Misaki style. Soon, girl-hater Kanou is taken charge of by a particularly girly group of girls lead by Sakura and Shizuko as they do their bit for the School Open Day for prospective new students. And by ‘their bit’, meaning a maid café. With a bespectacled bunny in a waiter suit complete with a hood with bunny ears. And fluffy white pompom-ended drawstrings. As the rest of the Open Day is in full swing, Misaki spots Usui as she leads a tour group and promptly donates him to the sports clubs. Cue a series of shots of Usui impressively befriending first the football, then the baseball, then a table tennis raquet/ ball and, finally, the kendo equipment. Before the poor bishie declares that he’s had enough.

Meanwhile, turns out – shock horror – that evil hoodie is not so evil after all. Meaning Kanou’s girl-hating is the result of having suffered the childhood trauma of having his mum walk out on him and his dad, while his ex-pro-wrestler dad declared that girls are ‘too fragile’, which was in turn interpreted by ickle Kanou as ‘I should stay the hell away from ‘em’. All this comes to a head when a tour group containing his female counterpart turns up, and her friends comment that she, having gone to an all girls middle school, is afraid to try for the Seika entrance exam, given its high boy-content. Kanou thus helps her out with a little ‘magic spell’ (i.e. hypnosis, of the more congenial kind) and we get smiles all around.

Finally, Usui grabs Misaki (literally) at the end of the day and poutilly gives her hell for leaving him alone all day without once checking up on him. Meaning, he is exhausted and want a reward. Misaki style. The flustered Prez tries to get away with merely a formal thank you, but eventually gives him a head-ruffle and a blush. Usui then happily offers to violate her. Then Misaki calls him retarded. Then another brief shot of Trapimura. And all is well again in Maid-sama land.


Another kyaarific episode (I could get used to these, plus next week’s one looks set to follow suit :) ), with lots of laughs too. To be honest, it’s probably more fillerific than anything, given the only real conflict in this epi is the Kanou Vs the Prez thing, which is diffused in the first five minutes. On the other hand, the ensuing Kanou-trying-to-wriggle-his-way-out-of-his-punishment comic moments were not only pretty funny (especially with the beserker-eyed, shadow-cloned Misakis following his every wrong move), but clearly help in Kanou’s character development, which was probably the aim of this episode. Bunny-hoodie was certainly a treat, and finding out the reason for his girlphobia, and seeing him overcome it, was also very satisfying.

The moments in the middle with the three bakas were also very good and very funny. The scene where they (in their chibi forms of course) were complaining that they were being treated as unimportant characters was particularly enjoyable, not least of all due to their ensuing remembrance of their favourite memories of Maid-Misaki, which are all of her giving them hell of course. Though Ikkun’s comment that it would be nice if she were, well, nice to them for once was also rather sweet, and I found myself agreeing with them. Even though that would probably defeat the purpose of their relationship with her, but meh.

And finally, the Misaki x Usui interaction, even though we had to wait ‘til the very end of the episode for it, was pretty satisfying too. Even after the pure kyaarificness of last week’s episode, that shot of him walking off with her over his shoulder (*she says, then pausing to relive it again for the Nth time before squealing again inside*) in this epi was pretty darn awesome. And then pouting over being worked to death. And then wanting a reward with Misaki’s personal touch. And then… Well, you get the idea. I just hope they don’t overuse Usui’s wide-eyed look too much, as we saw so much of it last week and I think it works best in small, habitual doses. I feel he needs to keep up his awesomely mysterious side (just what is he thinking half of the time??), as that is a large factor in keeping our interest in him and differentiates him so well from any other bishified shoujo love interest.

Probably because it’s such an awesomely odd mysterious side. :D

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  1. Van Fanel
    Posted July 11, 2010 at 9:39 pm | Permalink

    Not like it matters too much, but I think this is the 3rd consecutive time we see Trapimura, so that means it is a running gag now…

    • Posted July 12, 2010 at 5:54 am | Permalink

      ‘I really, really hope that Yukimura’s feminine appearance will not be a running gag for the rest of the show… I can also see it becoming very dry humor with a few more attempts. I hope that it is dispersed more….’ (Impz on epi 13)

      Un/fortunately, you’re both right. Personally, I can’t decide if it’s a good thing or not. I guess as long at it’s not overdone (though it’s coming dangeriously close) and is funny then I guess it’s ok…

  2. Misaki
    Posted July 13, 2010 at 5:39 am | Permalink

    :D In my country, they translate it to ‘Prez….can I attack you?’

    • Posted July 14, 2010 at 6:43 am | Permalink

      Haha, love your nick. That’s interesting, what country and language might that be then? I guess in the sub I watched, they wanted to highlight the sexual meaning, in case anyone actually thought he wanted to beat her up, lol.

  3. someone
    Posted July 18, 2010 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    I dont know how many people read the manga here.
    The bunnysuit wasn’t filler actually, it really was Kanou’s punishment :p
    And for the ‘running gag’ on yukimura.. I’m afraid you’ll see more of that, Kanou at one point starts sticking around him once stating that yukimura gives of a female aura or something like that.

    • Posted July 18, 2010 at 9:31 am | Permalink

      Sorry, I meant it ‘felt’ more fillerific, rather than saying ‘was’. Funny how pages and pages, if not chapters, of kyaa kyaa moments from romcom mangas can fall a little flat sometimes when animated, in terms of pace and tension that is, still really enjoyed this epi of course :) I don’t mind Trapimura so much, probably cos it’s so sparse/ published so slowly in the source material, whereas when you’ve got everything compressed so much for the TV series I can see why it might become annoying for some viewers getting it for so many epis in a row.

      ANd speaking of the Kanou and Yukimura friendship (not really a ***start spoiler*** but others may look away now if you wish), I also like their chemistry and the balance they give off together – I especially enjoyed the requested hypnosis thing Kanou did on him in one of the last scanlated chappies, so funny seeing everyone’s reaction to Manlymura, not least of all Misaki’s of course! :D ***end spoiler***

  4. Posted August 15, 2010 at 6:43 pm | Permalink


  5. Posted October 1, 2010 at 4:56 am | Permalink

    I soooo love Ayuzawa and Usui together. And I hope Sakura will be with Kuga like Usui.

    • Posted October 3, 2010 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

      Ageed. Though, I’d like to see Sakura and Kuga’s characters developed more for them to make as satisfying a couple, rather than just exist purely as a lesser counterpoint to the ‘main’ romance.

  6. lankpuih
    Posted January 9, 2011 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    i love this anime
    this is my favorite one

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