Anime Review: Kaichou wa Maid-sama Extra (Episode 27)

Anime Review:
Kaichou wa Maid-sama Episode 27

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Series Premise: Kaichou wa Maid-sama, or “My Boss is a Maid” was a 26-episode anime series based on a long-running comedy/romance manga by Hiro Fujiwara, airing in 2010. Misaki is the student president of a recently-integrated co-ed high school, known for her tough-as-nails personality. But in order to make ends meet, she also works as a maid in a nearby maid cafe — if her secret was ever revealed, it could ruin her reputation. But what happens when one of the school’s most attractive and popular boys, Takumi, discovers her secret? In May 2011 a special 27th episode was included as a DVD extra.

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Episode Summary: Misaki tears her maid outfit and asks her sister to mend it, but instead she ends up wearing it around the house. Misaki’s friends show up at their door, leading to awkward situations. Misaki’s mother ends up wearing the outfit, and then Misaki is wearing it as Takumi and Hinata are walking by. They stop by for a visit, where Misaki inquires about the kitten Takumi has adopted.

My Impressions: This is just doing a little bit of house-keeping, going back and doing a couple of quick reviews of extra or additional episodes for shows that I had finished up previously. This time around, it’s Kaichou wa Maid-sama, which I had reviewed fairly positively back in November 2010, giving it a solid “B” grade. That was good enough for it to earn the #19 spot on my personal list of Top 20 Shows of 2010. Overall, Kaichou wa Maid-sama is about “three-quarters good”, quite nice and engaging in most episodes, but every once in a while it has some sort of side-story or extra episode that is just…well…excretable.

So, where does this “extra” 27th episode fall on that scale? Well, sort of in the middle. Timeline-wise, it falls after the final episode, but doesn’t really have anything to do with the story. Nothing plot or character-wise is revealed, so nothing is lost in gained by either watching it or missing it entirely. Really, it’s just a reason to throw most of the main characters together for a little bit of fun. And it’s really only a half-episode (in length) at that, an inconsequential special just for the fans.

The verdict: – A fan extra, nothing more and nothing less.

With any luck, we’ll get a second season of Kaichou wa Maid-sama somewhere down the line. It seems to have been received fairly well (at least critically), and the manga story is still continuing, too.

    Sampling of Online Reviews:

    • “This episode was your typical omake blu-ray bundled extra. There really wasn’t much plot related stuff going on here, but instead, the episode is just a laid-back, comedy centric affair. Grade: 3.5/5.” – Emory Anime Club
    • “This “special” just seemed to be all over the place and I did not enjoy that. I really was disapointed with the special, but I still love the anime. Grade: 7/10.” – My Anime List
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