Friday, June 23, 2017

Manga Review: Maid-sama!, Volume 13 & 14, by Hiro Fujiwara

Rating (Out of 5): ~4
Publisher: Shojo Beat (VIZ Media)
Release Date: February 2017
Volumes: 18.
Spoilers?: No.
Volume: 1&2. 11&12. 15&16.

Goodreads Synopsis:

A 2-in-1 edition of the romantic-comedy series where a student council president secretly works at a maid café!

As if being student council 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 ultra smart, strong and overachieving intact once school heartthrob Takumi Usui discovers her double life?!

Misaki decides to tell Usui how she feels and goes on a date with him to the amusement park on Christmas Day! But with Cedric the spy following their every move, will she be able to say anything? Later, Usui drops some serious news that will affect his relationship with Misaki!


Oh man, Misa and Usui finally make it official in this volume. I'm so very happy about this, because it was the last step to them making the statement. It's nice to see Misa making the step forward with him, too, since it's so hard on her to talk about her real feelings. There are a few very sweet moments between them in this volume.
A surprising note, here, is how human Usui seems now. Before, he was a straight-faced, emotionless guy who was always around for Misa, the stereotypical, invincible love interest. But now he feels like a real person; his reactions are more realistic and honest, and he's more understandable.
We find out a few more things about Usui's family in this volume, plus Usui makes a surprising decision in this volume. I do like the way that Misa and Usui decide to stay strong in their relationship here, against everyone who is fighting them on it.
Also, Suzuna starts high school in this volume! Aw, man, I love her. I'm also completely on team Suzuna x Hinata. 100% in love with them. I really hope more happens at some point, especially with so many more opportunities now. (Also of Yukimura x Kanou, but I doubt anything will happen there.)
I quite love this series, and am 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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