Posts Tagged “Kaichou wa Maid-sama”
As Misaki finally begins to break down the door to Usui’s problems in Kaichou wa Maid-sama (manga), I’m reminded yet again of just how ridiculous predictable and common this trope is; yet despite the unoriginality, this tried and true formula still delivers much enjoyment for me~
The setup has got to be one of the most overdone within Shoujo manga: the selfless and caring heroine, either by nature or becomes that way from friendship/love, meets the ideal guy, whose stoic personality always serves as the front to a dark and troubling family/childhood background. After building up the relationship through several arcs (usually helping support characters), the girl must directly confront the guy’s family problem in order to heal his past scars and firmly establish their happy future~ Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Aorii in Analysis, Anime, Crossvision, tags: Aisaka Taiga, Ayuzawa Misaki, Hayate no Gotoku, Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Louise Françoise de La Vallière, Ookami Ryouko, Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi, Sanzen'in Nagi, Toradora, Tsundere, Tsunderekko, Zero no Tsukaima
If there’s one archetype people fall back far too easily into, it’s the tsundere. But really, this personality attribute is neither that simple nor cheap…
Since my post on explaining the real life psychology of yanderes, I’ve been on the hunt for a recognized psychological disorder that would classify the tsundere. Unfortunately, no such convenience seems to exist, and while the tsundere may be the most overused anime character archetype of recent years, it is also complex enough that few series have truly done it justice. Read the rest of this entry »
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At first glance, Misa-chan is anything but your traditional girl. She’s aggressive assertive, independent, and bold; she is part-timing to earn income for her household despite still being a student; most of all, she is the Student Council President of a formerly all-boys school, taking leadership over an overwhelmingly male population. Even feminists would be proud of her accomplishments, as Misa-chan stands out as the obvious first place wherever she goes…
Except when Usui it around, whose mere presence instantly demotes her to second place. As this is from a popular shoujo manga, do girls have a thing for being in second place? No, don’t think that way for even a second. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by Aorii in Anime, Impressions, tags: Angel Beats, Arakawa under the Bridge, B Gata H Kei, Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan, Impressions, K-ON!, Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Kiss x Sis, Mayoi Neko Overrun, Senko no Night Raid, Spring 2010, Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitte Iru, Working!
It’s been the start of a great season, and everything I’m watching has been either up to my expectations or exceeded it. With a good few 8/10 MAL scores from just the start of the season, I don’t think I could even ask for anything better. Hopefully everything will keep up and this’ll be one of my most enjoyable seasons for a while~
Shows I’m watching or tried out includes: Angel Beats!, Arakawa under the Bridge, B Gata H Kei, Hakuouki, K-ON!!, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Kiss x Sis, Mayoi Neko Overrun!, Senko no Night Raid, Uraboku, and Working!! (I’m behind on Hetalia) Now that’s a lot of exclamation marks, even more so than last season too. I wonder if we’ll get, say, Little Busters!!!! by the time 2012 swings around…
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Posted by Aorii in Anime, tags: Angel Beats, Arakawa under the Bridge, B Gata H Kei, Black Rock Shooter, Da Capo, Gundam Unicorn, Hakuouki Shinsengumi Kitan, Hetalia, K-ON!, Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Mayoi Neko Overrun, Nanoha, Nodame Cantabile, Senko no Night Raid, Unlimited Blade Works, Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitte Iru, Working!
Hey look it’s chartfag’s poster for the 437th time!
As usual, every episodic blogger in the world already rushed out to take their stab at rating each and every show. I’m not going to waste my time over that, but I do have some thoughts of my own on some of the series. My overall thoughts on the season are: looks awesome, but in need of yuri (especially since Railgun is finishing). Also, there are sure a lot of exclamation marks.
Here’s the short version. Entries within each subcategory is ordered from most anticipated to least. I think I have like… the strangest list.
Definites: Angel Beats!, Hetalia Axis Powers, K-ON!, Da Capo Ext.
Probables: Working!, Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Senko no Night Raid
Taking Peeks: Arakawa Under the Bridge, Uragiri wa Boku no Namae wo Shitte Iru, Hakuouki, Mayoi Neko Overrun, B Gata H Kei
OVAs: Nodame Cantabile OAD, Gundam Unicorn, Black Rock Shooter
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Posted by Aorii in Anime, Crossvision, Manga, tags: Akagami no Shirayuki hime, Angel Diary, Half Prince, Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Sakura-hime Kaden, Shinshi Doumei Cross, Shoujo, Special A
Okay, fair reminder. But Japan, you just love to remind us… (Uwasa no Midori-kun by Ikeyamada Go)
When was the last time a shoujo manga lead character was strong and capable, in more than just an emotional/supportive sense? Okay plenty of times, scratch that. When was the last time they were strong and awe-inspiring without being foiled by something else, such as comedic ridicule or consistent overshadowing and sheltering by an even more GAR male? I’m pretty sure I can count my encounters using just my fingers here. The key words here aren’t the ‘GAR male’, as I’m quite fine with the presence of awesome guys who are even better than the heroine; the key terms are ‘overshadowed and sheltered’. I understand that being protected and saved by the classic knight-in-shining-armor is quite romantic, but sometimes, they really do overuse it.
Doesn’t look like it’s a rare feeling of annoyance either, as I loled when Hyper Parfait yelled out:
A CHAPTER WITHOUT KAZUMA PROTECTING FUMIKO!!!! *CELEBRATES*… I’m so sick of her being protected. So Sick. SICK.
Well yeah, I agree, especially given that Fumiko from Faster than a Kiss was suppose to be one of those strong delinquent type characters in the first place.
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Thanks to Potato-otaku’s relentless translation, Kaichou wa Maid-sama finally brings out the interesting details, after… 45 chapters, forty-five chapters!!! Well, this is assuming that ch46 brings us the goods, seeing as dear 45 left on a cliffhanger.
Dear Fujiwara Hiro, what were you thinking! You’ve tantalized us with this mysterious past of Usui since god knows when. If it weren’t for the fact our dear couple look so cute together I would have dropped this ages ago, and even then reading Kaichou felt almost like a guilty pleasure prior to this chapter. As someone on baka-updates manga put it, Kaichou is like smut without the smut. Read the rest of this entry »
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