Thursday, January 5, 2017

Manga Review: Maid-sama!, Volume 9 & 10, by Hiro Fujiwara

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: August 2016
Volumes: 18.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1&2. 7&8. 11&12.

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 cafe 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 tries to get reelected as student council president, and it becomes an all-out showdown between her and Soutaro Kanou! She wants to win the spot fair and square without Usui’s help, so she distances herself from him… But in the meantime, is she finally realizing her true feelings for Usui?


We're finally in new territory in this volume! Ah, I'm so glad I finally get to see what happens next in this series.
The student council election finally comes to an end, and we see how things work out between Misa and Kanou. It's surprising how much we see that Kanou has grown in this volume alone, how he matures and decides what he wants to do with himself and his place in school. Misa has had a good influence on him, and we see that he would actually make a good president.
Kanou is a good character, and I like seeing more of him and Yukimura.
Misa's birthday happens, and she forced to accept how much her friends at work care about her. And that even Usui wants to do something special for her.
The second volume in this one, though, focuses a lot on Usui. Misa realizes how little she really knows him and demands that he tell her, especially when people from his past keep showing up and hinting at things that she doesn't understand. I like the way that she finally confronts him about the things he isn't telling her. She's still conflicted about if they're actually dating or not, so it's nice to see them talking maturely like that.
This is such a fun series, and I'm really looking forward to reading the next one.

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

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