Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 16

「海の家でもメイドラテ」 (Umi no Ie demo Meido Rate)
“Maid Latte Even at The Beach House”

A new ending sequence with a lovely shot of the cute couple and a beach episode to boot. This week sure delivered, as Maid Latte kept the aprons but ditched everything else for swimsuits to help Satsuki’s younger sister Nagisa (Kobayashi Sanae) try to re-spark their beach house business.

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 15

「学校見学会で眼鏡うさぎ」 (Gakkou Kengakukai de Gankyou Usagi)
“A Glasses Bunny at The School Tour”

The outcome of last episode’s cliffhanger was anticlimactic to say the least, as Misaki didn’t even fall asleep thanks to all the sweet talking from Takumi. To her, it was just his perverted idiocy that kept her up though, which I wasn’t the least bit surprised to hear.

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! – 14

「1年7組 叶爽太郎」 (Ichinen Nanakumi Kanou Soutarou)
“Kanou Soutarou of Year 1 Class 7”

I feel sorry for Kanou Soutarou (Toriumi Kousuke) for hating women for some reason, but his hypnosis on Misaki sure led to some really hilarious and dramatic results with Takumi. Misaki may be highly susceptible to being hypnotized, but she’s also a whole lot more fun when she’s drunk because of it.

Mizuno Saaya – My Secret PV (Kaichou wa Maid-sama! OP)

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Rikkyo University history major Mizuno Saaya makes her major music debut with the opening theme to Kaichou wa Maid-sama, “My Secret”. She actually qualified in a vocal audition held by Smile Company back in 2004 and has appeared in magazines as a “reader model” (a normal reader who gets featured in issues for being exceptionally pretty), but only now is she really taking center stage with a record label from Geneon Universal Entertainment. While simple, the PV for this song pretty much speaks for itself on why 20-year-old Saaya has graced the pages of various magazines. However, I’m just as impressed by her singing ever since I first heard this song as the opening theme of the anime. Admittedly, I had absolutely no idea who she was then, which given how this is her major debut explains why that is. As a member of Smile Company, she’s in the same agency as ELISA, whom is equally dazzling with her angelic-like voice. Having listened to Saaya’s first single for a while now, I find her voice really pleasant on the ears and am quite fond of the second track “Good Day”. Anyway, be sure to check out her official site for a really adorable picture of her. The single “My Secret” was released back on May 26th and like most limited editions, included the PV above with it.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.