Saturday, May 28, 2016

Manga Review: Maid-sama!, Volume 7 & 8, by Hiro Fujiwara

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Volumes: 18.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1&2. 5&6. 9&10.

Goodreads Synopsis:

As if being class president of a predominantly male high school isn’t hard enough, Misaki Ayuzawa has a major secret—she works at a maid café after school! How is she supposed to keep her image of being ultrasmart, strong and overachieving intact once school heartthrob Takumi Usui discovers her double life?!

Misaki secretly participates in the maid café’seating contest to save a coworker from keeping a promise that she never should’ve made in the first place. Then things unexpectedly heat up when a game called Love Trial forces Misaki to participate in various festival games with Usui-while holding hands!


We’ve finally caught up with where Tokyopop stopped, which means the next volume will be all new stuff. I’m very excited for that. But this volume was still a refresh, since it’s been so long.
I’d pretty much forgotten how far Misaki and Usui had gone in their relationship. Aw. It makes me so happy to see again. They’re so flipping sweet together, I love it. And now that they’re still new in the relationship, they’re both all embarrassed and unsure, particularly Misaki. But Usui is being more sweet than normal, more gentle, but also acting like something is bothering him.
Hinata is a sweetheart, but I feel bad for him. The poor guy just doesn’t have a chance. Aside from that, I enjoy seeing Kanou and Yukimura. I love Yukimura as a character, he’s a total sweetheart, and I think his friendship with Kanou is great for them both. I have to admit, though, that I see the yaoi moments between them. I doubt it’ll ever be a real thing, but I want it to happen. I like seeing so much of Aoi, as well.
Meeting Misaki’s mother was nice, and it was good to get that perspective on her. I think her sister is fantastic, as well. I love her blasé way of looking at things.
This was a very fun volume to reread. I can’t wait to finally see what happens with the election, and how their relationship moves forward next.

A review copy was provided by the publisher, VIZ Media, for an honest review. Thank you so, so much!

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