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heidi. – Yokan PV (Kaichou wa Maid-sama! ED)

I wouldn’t have known that the ending theme to Kaichou wa Maid-sama was performed by a visual kei rock band had I not seen this PV, so that sort of goes to show how much an artist’s appearance really matters to me. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not into the visual kei look whatsoever despite how the flamboyant fad caught on since the 1980s, but that doesn’t prevent me from enjoying heidi‘s seventh single and major debut release “Yokan” either. When I first heard this song three months ago with the badass Usui Takumi-centered ending sequence, the lead in to the first verse immediately caught my attention. (Well that, and the shirtless Usui that came with it.) I still didn’t think much of the song after that, but it gradually grew on me more and more over the weeks. What I found most impressive was their vocalist Yoshihiko’s range, which you can sort of get a feel for in this song before he starts singing his lungs out. One of the other two songs on this single, “Kodama”, gives off a better impression of his singing ability when he’s not doing that, which to me sounds a lot better in comparison. In any case, this single was released back on May 26th and along with the limited edition is the PV you see above. Enjoy.

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June 19, 2010 at 11:52 pm Comments (23)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 12

p>「体育祭でもメイド様」 (Taiikusai demo Meido-sama)
“A Maid Even at The Sports Festival”

Sports festivals are the theme this week, with Seika Academy following suit of Umenomori Academy with their own take on it. I don’t see how placing all the girls on one team is supposed to balance things out between the gender disparity, but it doesn’t seem to hamper Misaki one bit.

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June 17, 2010 at 11:19 pm Comments (24)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 11

「碓氷拓海の秘密に迫る!」 (Usui Takumi no Himitsu ni Semaru!)
“Press For Usui Takumi’s Secret!”

Given the episode title and preview from last time, I admit I was totally led astray into thinking that Usui Takumi has some big secret lifestyle outside of his time at Seika and Maid Latte.

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June 10, 2010 at 9:00 pm Comments (28)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 10

「さくらの恋はインディーズ」 (Sakura no Koi wa Indiizu)
“Sakura’s Love is An Indie”

If there’s ever going to be a cocky arrogant bastard in an indie band, nine times out of ten it’s the vocalist. That’s just a meaningless statistic I made up just now, but the lead singer usually does get the most attention, much like Kuuga from Yumemishi does from Sakura.

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June 3, 2010 at 7:30 pm Comments (20)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 09

「桃太郎までもメイド様」 (Momotarou made mo Maid-sama)
“A Maid Even as Momotaro”

In what started out as a full-out omake episode about the Japanese folktale Momotaro, things got pretty wacky and somehow crossed legends with Urashima Taro at one point. With Usui narrating the entire story however, it turned out that this supposed omake wasn’t a mere omake after all.

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May 28, 2010 at 12:38 am Comments (22)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 08

「美咲、雅ヶ丘学園へ」 (Misaki, Miyabigaoka Gakuen he)
“Misaki, Heading to Miyabigaoka Academy”

Hints of Special A, Skip Beat, and now Hana Yori Dango. What’s there not to love about this series? If I were only judging it on Fujimura Ayumi‘s portrayal of one of the best tsunderes I’ve seen in a while, Kaichou no Maid-sama would already be a shoo-in.

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May 21, 2010 at 3:03 am Comments (40)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 07

「雅ヶ丘学園生徒会長登場」 (Miyabigaoka Gakuen Seitokaichou Toujou)
“The Miyabigaoka Academy Student Council President Arrives”

I wasn’t expecting there to be another school in this series, but what would an anime about a poor student council president who works at a maid cafe be without some rich preppy boys to act as antagonists.

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May 13, 2010 at 9:32 pm Comments (43)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 06

「男・鮎沢塾!」 (Otoko / Ayuzawa Juku!)
“Ayuzawa School of Guys!”

Takumi finally steals a kiss! The timing couldn’t have been any better either, as Misaki was freaking out like crazy after she knocked his prized photo out of his hands, causing it to fall from the rooftop towards her new faithful followers — the Inuyama quintuplets.

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May 7, 2010 at 5:11 am Comments (52)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 05

「初めてのお留守番」 (Hajimete no Orusuban)
“First Time Staying Behind”

Misaki was sooo cute this week with Usui getting under her skin to the extreme by playing make-believe stalker. Except in his case, aside from actually sneaking up behind her grabbing her, he more or less is a stalker already.

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April 30, 2010 at 1:37 am Comments (35)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 04

「ネットアイドルAOIちゃん」 (Netto Aidoru Aoi-chan)
“Internet Idol Aoi-chan”

Leave it up to Takumi to make the girls melt with his cooking skills. This includes breaking an egg in style over an omelette rice to finish the dish off. I swear those girls wet themselves at the sight of him doing that and I’m not referring to just the saliva in their mouths.

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April 23, 2010 at 3:42 am Comments (40)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 03

「美咲は何色?天然色?」 (Misaki wa Nan-iro? Tennenshoku?)
“What Color is Misaki? Natural Colored?”

Last episode had me a bit annoyed about Misaki and how she kept barking orders around, but this Little Sister Day at the maid cafe one made me falling in love with her all over again.

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April 16, 2010 at 2:52 am Comments (39)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 02

「学園祭でもメイド様」 (Gakuensai demo Maid-sama)
“A Maid Even at The School Festival”

I had a pretty good indication of how biased Misaki is against guys, but this episode made me wonder if the series should be retitled, “The Student Council President is a Dictator”.

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April 9, 2010 at 12:56 am Comments (43)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 01

「美咲ちゃんはメイド様!」 (Misa-chan wa Meido-sama!)
“Misa is a Maid!”

A tsundere high school maid played by Fujimura Ayumi? Now we’re talking.

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April 1, 2010 at 8:26 pm Comments (99)

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