Maid-Sama tells of the comic misadventures of Misaki, the tough president of her high school’s student body. The school was formerly all male, and now is 80% male, making Misaki the first female to hold that office. She is tough on the boys trying to make them act more mature while among the girls. Actually, she has a hatred of men, primarily because she, her mother, and her younger sister were deserted by her father. Well, even a comedy has to have a dark edge to make it interesting.

Now here’s the kicker. Misaki’s family is poor, meaning she has to take a job after school to help make ends meet. That job just happens to be as a waitress in a maid café. What’s a maid café? It’s a restaurant which caters to men. The waitresses all dress as maids, call their customers “master,” and act meek and subservient at all times. As this is not the image Misaki wants to display at school, she tries her best to keep her employment a secret.

But her secret is discovered by Takomi, the hottest guy in school. All the girls want Takomi, but he is just not interested in any female – except Misaki. This irritates Misaki to no end, even as Takomi is always there for her in times of need, and as they actually draw closer.

There are the usual high school anime clichés, such as the school festival episode and a segment at the beach. But with an assortment of oddball characters, good story telling, and good voice actors in the English dub, even if you have seen this all before, with Maid-Sama it is worth seeing again.

The animation is typical anime TV, but even the heavy use of stills is acceptable with a good story attached. The artwork is also well done, though not outstanding.

In all, Maid-Sama is an entertaining anime series. Will Misaki fall for Takomi? Will they overcome their foes? Have fun finding out.