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Seika High

    Misaki Ayuzawa
Our favorite Tsundere.
Voiced by: Ayumi Fujimura (anime), Sanae Kobayashi (drama CD) (Japanese), Monica Rial (English)

The heroine of the story. Seika High's first female president, and is determined to turn it into a girl-friendly school. Her goal is supported by her dislike of men, which stems from her experience of her father walking out on their family, leaving them with a large debt which she is trying to help work off with a part-time job at a Maid Cafe.
  • The Ace: She's very competent at nearly everything she does. Inversely, Usui tends to be better than her at almost everything (they're about equal in badassitude).
  • Action Girl: She is trained in aikido.
  • Adorkable: When it comes to normal social functions.
  • Attempted Rape: Had this pulled on her at least three times during the manga. In two cases Usui intervenes; in another, she curbstomps her assailants all by herself.
  • Badass Bookworm: Misaki has great grades because studies a lot and she becomes a diplomat/lawyer 10 years later.
  • Battle Aura
  • Battle Couple: With Usui.
  • Betty and Veronica: Hinata and Takumi.
  • Bifauxnen: Not normally, but she uses it to her advantage when entering a butler competition, and she dresses up as one in episode 7.
  • Brainy Brunette
  • Breaking the Bonds: In episode 5, after being kidnapped by stalkers and had her hands handcuffed behind her back she snaps out of them after they imply she's weak and submissive.
  • Brown Eyes: The anime makes them look golden-brown.
  • Caught the Heart on His Sleeve: To Takumi in the final episode.
  • Color Motifs: As described by Takumi, the color that symbolizes Misaki the most is white.
    Takumi: "Walking along the path she [Misaki] chose without being affected by others. In this sense, white's her color."
  • Death Glare: A lot of the time, particularly when she's angry, but it's Played for Laughs. Unless she's in the cafe, then it's Dissonant Serenity.
  • Defrosting Ice Queen: Basically the series revolves around her warming up to the people around her, including Usui.
  • Does Not Like Men: Stemming from when her father left their family with a huge debt. Most of the boys at her school don't exactly inspire trust.
  • Does Not Know Her Own Strength: Not that she cares, so long as it keeps the guys/girls in line.
  • Dominatrix: While subverted, quite a few characters seem to think of her as a sadist. When two of her assailants turn out to be masochists who wanted her to punish them, she's understandably creeped out.
  • Drunk Personality Change: When Kanou hypnotizes her to be drunk, she is a lot more flirty and affectionate towards Usui.
  • Dude Magnet: Has eight named romantically interested in her and at least one girl. If she puts any effort into it, there are even more.
  • Effortless Amazonian Lift: She frequently carries Takumi around, much to his annoyance. In one episode, she crossdresses to enter a competition for a Butler Cafe; the first challenge is a race in which one partner must carry the other piggyback the whole way. Most of the other (male) competitors can't finish the course; Misaki comes in second.
  • Even the Girls Want Her: Other girls certainly enjoy ogling over her skills or looks (including the entire Maid Latte staff and her two friends). One even says she has a "prince-type character", and her Bifauxnen looks attract tons of chicks in episode 7. Helps that she looks great as a boy.
  • First Kiss: Props to Takumi for not wasting time and planting one on Misaki in the sixth episode!
  • Freudian Excuse: Her father left her family during their financial struggle and had never returned home. This, along with her observations on the boys at school, led to her to not liking men.
  • Gender-Blender Name: Misaki is a unisex name.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Whenever she's pissed at the guys.
  • Go-Getter Girl: Misaki is a model student, a highly active and effective Student Council President, and works to help financially support her family.
  • Happily Married: Marries Takumi in the end.
  • Hero Stole My Bike: Misaki borrowed Yukimura's bicycle once. She kept her word about returning it.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Misaki is brash and critical, especially towards men. However, while she may dislike men more than women, she will still help them if needed.
  • Lethal Chef: She claims that if someone teaches her, she can cook rather well. We mostly haven't seen it; her attempts at riceballs turned out round, perfectly smooth, and hard as rock, and other efforts range from "mangled" to "yuck."
  • Love Triangle: Between her, Takumi, and Hinata. Unfortunately for Hinata, the result isn't really in question.
  • Meido: It's even in the title!
  • Ms. Fanservice: Gets into a couple of deliciously exploitable situations, like the towel scene and a sexier maid outfit in episode 8.
  • Ninja Maid: Misaki knows aikido.
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: Misaki tried to disguise herself and enter the all-you-can-eat contest at Maid Latte in order to help Erika; and everyone who knew her basically recognized her immediately. Even Hinata got suspicious by the end of it.
  • Plucky Girl: Whether on the student council or with her family, Misaki never quits.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Red to Takumi's blue.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Energetic Girl to Takumi's Savvy Guy. Energetic, only in the Hot-Blooded sense.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Is gorgeous in a maid outfit.
  • Ship Tease: With Takumi.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: With Suzuna.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Usui was the first man she held romantic feelings for, even if it did take her a while to admit it.
  • Single Woman Seeks Good Man: Misaki has stated that she likes gentlemanly guys. And while she is annoyed at his perverted tendencies towards her, Misaki falls in love with Usui because of his good heart and all of the selfless things he does for her.
  • Slasher Smile: Usually when someone ticks her off.
  • Straw Feminist: Subverted. She looks like one at first, but it's shown that her sense of justice is not limited to the girls. A lot of the boys just tend to be delinquents for no apparent reason and don't exactly inspire confidence.
  • Student Council President: It's even in the title! Subverted in last arc when Kanou is elected.
  • Sweet Polly Oliver: When entering the butler competition, as well as the time she had to help Erika avoid a bad situation with a Stalker with a Crush customer. Basically, she gets made over Visual Kei-style into "Bisanki-kun" and has to enter a dessert eating contest.
  • Team Dad: For the whole school and doubles as the Team Mom; as discussed amongst some of the boys in episode 9, she can be stern and disciplinary.
  • Team Mom: For the whole school and doubles as the Team Dad; as discussed amongst some of the boys in episode 9, she can act caring and sweet.
  • This Is Unforgivable!: She really despises her father for leaving them.
  • Title Character: "Maid Sama" is referring to Misaki.
  • Tomboy: Very much so. To the point where it's like she's the only Tomboy in the show.
  • Tomboy with a Girly Streak: She may be a loud and commanding class president, but she still allows herself to wear dresses and likes gentlemanly guys.
  • Tsundere: And a very, very blatant Type A at that, although she's showing some signs of mellowing into a Type B.
    • Notably, she fits the traditional description of a Tsundere - she warms up to Usui after initially hating him.
  • Unwillingly Girly Tomboy: Misaki works at a maid cafe in order to help make ends meet. This causes a lot of dissonance with those in the know, because they don't expect to see their tomboyish president all dolled up. She is, notably, rather good at the Meido shtick, but is always happy to cast off the outfit.
  • Used to Be a Sweet Child: Before Misaki's dad left her family, she was a gentle, encouraging, and normal girl. However, after that, she became extremely judgmental towards men.
  • Why Did It Have to Be Snakes?: She's afraid of ghosts.
  • Will They or Won't They?: Her and Takumi. They Do.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade A in her maid outfit. Bordered into Grade S when she sported twin tails as part of the cafe's special event

    Takumi Usui
Too perfect to be human!
Voiced by: Nobuhiko Okamoto (anime), Tomokazu Sugita (drama CD) (Japanese), David Matranga (English)

One of the most popular boys at Seika High, Usui usually aloof about his surroundings. After he discovers Misaki in a maid uniform after school, he promises to keep her secret and as a result ends up very protective of her. It's eventually revealed that he is one quarter British, and that he has an older half-brother named Gerard- but he is an illegitimate child and that he is on bad terms with Gerard and the rest of the Walker family.
  • Above the Influence: When a drunken Misaki tries to seduce him.
  • The Ace: He is highly skilled at absolutely everything and he can jump off a roof and not die when he lands several stories below.
  • Amazon Chaser: Usui falls for the fiery Aikido practitioner, Misaki.
  • Animal Motifs: A doberman.
  • Badass Bookworm: Takumi is the resident ace and one of the smartest in his school. Ten years later, he becomes a doctor.
  • Battle Couple: With Misaki.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica to Hinata's Betty.
  • Big Damn Heroes: At times, especially when Tora Igarashi attempts to rape Misaki. In the manga, he also gets to come to the rescue when Misaki is ambushed at Maid Latte after closing by a pair of stalkers; he kicks a stun gun out of one guy's hand while Misaki handles the other one. It's subverted in the anime, however: he tries, but Misaki curbstomps both of them before he manages to do more than break in a window, and he only gets to help with the cleanup.
  • A Boy and His X: A Boy and His Cat. Takumi has a dark blue cat named Licht (meaning "light" in German) which he found on the street. Misaki chose the name for the cat.
  • But Not Too Foreign: Takumi is revealed to be this. Being the illegitimate child of an Englishwoman accounts for his blonde hair. His birth name is revealed to be Takumi Walker, but due to his unfavorable status within the family he abandoned the name at a young age and was later adopted into the Usui household.
  • Casual Danger Dialogue: Hardly ever seems to take dangerous situations seriously.
  • Chick Magnet: Takumi is very handsome, and most of the girls who see him fall for his looks instantly (thus, resulting in many broken hearted girls).
  • Chivalrous Pervert: Towards Misaki, at least; he shows no interest in any other girls.
  • Crazy Jealous Guy: Takumi doesn't go to yandere levels, but he's quite territorial whenever some guy(s) take an interest in Misaki.
  • Curb-Stomp Battle: He hasn't lost a single competition he's entered. Any competition. Not even the time he had a broken arm.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: He even provides the page picture!
  • Expy: He's a more aloof version of Tamaki Suou from Ouran High School Host Club. Both are handsome, popular, light-haired heroic bastards who are the child of a Caucasian woman and Japanese father. They also both wind up with Single-Target Sexuality for a brilliant student leading a double life involving getting dressed up. They both are also extremely skilled with a stringed instrument.
  • Generation Xerox: In context, his mother fell in love with his Japanese father, a butler.
  • Gratuitous English: Takumi speaks very good English. In manga scanlations, they Keep It Foreign by having him speak French instead.
  • Green Eyes: Shares this trope with his older brother.
  • Green-Eyed Monster: He reacts this way towards Misaki's closeness to Hinata (though it's because of their childhood friend status).
  • Hair of Gold, Heart of Gold: Takumi has spiky, blonde hair and is one of the good guys.
  • Happily Married: Marries Misaki in the end.
  • Heroic Bastard: Takumi was born on April 27, as the illegitimate child of Patricia Walker, an English-Japanese lady, and her personal butler Yū Hirose‎.
  • Immune to Mind Control: Usui is unable to hypnotised because he does not trust anyone.
  • Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Actually, Usui is a pretty nice guy, and one of the easiest to get along with it. The "jerk" part comes up whenever someone takes an interest in Misaki.
  • Last Name Basis: Him and Misaki, though he also calls her "Misa-chan" to tease her about Maid Latte. However, in one of the latest chapters, they begin to refer to each other by first name.
  • Made of Iron: Proved to be almost unkillable on several occasions (jumping off the school's roof into the swimming pool to retrieve a photograph and surviving with only moderate injuries, for one).
  • Mr. Fanservice
  • No Sense of Personal Space: Just ask Misaki.
  • Not So Stoic: He's actually quite childish, prone to jealousy, and exhibits possessive tendencies underneath the typical cool-guy exterior. It's these slowly-revealed qualities that provide him with some truly stellar Character Development and Hidden Depths. Plus, the childish attributes almost always prove to be adorably endearing.
    • In the Beach Episode he went so far as to kiss Misaki on the back and claim it left a visible mark to make her too embarrassed to run around in a bikini. He also competed against her and Aoi in the volleyball tournament because he didn't want her to be the "beach queen".
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Blue to Misaki's red.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: Savvy Guy to Misaki's Energetic Girl.
  • Secret Keeper: He's the first one to know about Misaki's Maid Cafe job and keeps it a secret.
  • Shirtless Scene
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Misaki is the only girl (and, indeed, the only person) he demonstrates any kind of interest in.
  • Smart People Play Chess
  • Stalker with a Crush: Towards Misaki. Some instances are Played for Laughs, though.
  • The Stoic: How the entire school sees him.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Wears glasses at home.
  • Sue Donym: "Usui Janai"/"Not Usui".
  • Supreme Chef: He wows Maid Latte with his amazing cooking skills when he fills in for a professional. Judging from the reaction to his omelet rice, he may be better than the professional
  • Uptown Guy: Takumi is a rich boy and Misaki is a poor girl working at a maid cafe.

    Shintani Hinata
Meet the other guy close to Misaki's heart.
Voiced by: Atsushi Abe (Japanese), Santry Rush (English)

Misaki's childhood friend, who came to the city just to find her. As children, Misaki kept on protecting him from bullies who picked on him for his fat figure. By the time he came back to the city from living with his grandparents in the country, he'd slimmed down from eating plenty of his grandparents' vegetables. He respects Usui and sees him as a Worthy Opponent for Misaki's affections. It's noted that he physically resembles Misaki's father.

    The Three Idiots
From left to right: Shiroyan, Ikkun, and Kurotatsu
Shiroyan voiced by: Mitsuhiro Ichiki (anime), Hiroyuki Yoshino (drama CD) (Japanese), Leraldo Anzaldua (English)
Ikkun voiced by: Takuma Terashima (anime), Tetsuya Kakihara (drama CD) (Japanese), Houston Hayes (English)
Kurotatsu voiced by: Yoshimasa Hosoya (anime), Yuuichi Nakamura (drama CD) (Japanese), Corey Hartzog (English)

Three boys at Seika who initially resented Misaki's forceful methods of changing it. When they find out Misaki's job, however, they are instantly charmed and vow to keep her secret. They are now regulars at Maid Latte. Shiroyan and Kurotatsu were in middle school together and used to be delinquents.

Full Names: Naoya "Shiroyan" Shirakawa, Ikuto "Ikkun" Sarashina, and Ryuunosuke "Kurotatsu" Kurosaki.
  • Dragged by the Collar: Whenever Misaki beats them up for doing something silly.
  • Heel–Face Turn:
    • It's really hard to believe, seeing them now, but at the very beginning of the manga, they were menacing figures that tried to rape Misaki upon discovering her secret, before Takumi blackmailed them into submission, and they became charmed by Misaki.
    • In Shiroyan and Kurotatsu's backstory, they stopped being delinquents to prevent their mothers from crying.
  • Terrible Trio: It looked like they were going to be this, but they were pretty much solidified as the Comic Trio by chapter three.
  • Those Two Guys: The author even refers to them as "The Three Idiots."

    Sakura Hanazono
Adorable, ain't she?
Voiced by: Kana Hanazawa (Japanese), Margaret McDonald (English)

One of Misaki's best friends, who looks to Misaki for protection against the boys. She has a tendency to fall in love without really knowing what the person is like. She's apparently been rejected the captain of the rugby team approximately one hundred times.

    Shizuko Kaga
Meet the sanest member of the cast.
Voiced by: Yuu Kobayashi (Japanese), Kara Greenberg (English)

Another one of Misaki's best friends, and, like her, is protective of Sakura. She is very intelligent and good in math, but dislikes physical activities. She is a member of the school's flower arranging club. Like Sakura, she does not know about Misaki's parttime job. According to Sakura, she has an older brother studying in university and a younger sister in junior high who look a lot like her.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Being dragged into stressful social situations by her friends (usually Sakura) gets her really pissed off, leading to almost drill sergeant-like scolding that intimidates both Sakura and Misaki.
  • Curtains Match the Window
  • Good with Numbers
  • Meaningful Name: Her first name, Shizuko, meaning "quiet child", which fits her personality.
  • Meganekko
  • Only Sane Man: Occasionally.
  • Sexy Spectacles Fetish: appropriately enough, she was happily flirting with a guy with glasses during a class trip. When she bumps into him later without his glasses, however, she initially doesn't recognize him and becomes indifferent, claiming that "the glasses make up 80% of him."
  • The Smart Girl
  • The Stoic
  • Stoic Spectacles
  • Those Two Girls: With Sakura.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Shizuko isn't exactly a tomboy, but fits the role in her friendship with Sakura, being much more plain, prosaic, and uninterested in things like bands and dating.

    Shouchiro Yukimura
Sakura's male counterpart in the "adorable" department.
Voiced by: Kazuyoshi Shiibashi (anime), Hiro Shimono (drama CD) (Japanese), Clint Bickham (English)

The vice president of Seika High's student council, Yukimura is initially terrified of Misaki, but later on gets to see her kind, caring side and gets to be on fairly close terms with her and Usui. He enjoys administrative work, but isn't a very big fan of physical activities. He has a little sister named Ruri, who initially sees him as "sissy" and whom he tries hard to impress.

    Soutaro Kanou
Just...ignore the bunny ears.
Voiced by: Kosuke Toriumi (Japanese), Tyler Galindo (English)

A withdrawn male student who is initially against Misaki as the student council president because of her aspirations of increasing the female population of Seika High. In order to sabotage her presidency, Kanou tries to hypnotize Misaki, Usui, and the student council into ruining Misaki’s reputation. It is revealed that his gynophobic attitude comes from his mother abandoning his family when he was young and his father warning him to be wary of women. After being forced to work with girls by Misaki as punishment, he starts to get over his gynophobia and later becomes one of the president's allies.

    Maria Miyazono 

A mysterious, beautiful teacher who transferred to Seika. At first, Misaki seemed to view her as a rival for Usui's affections but it's eventually revealed that she is, in fact in love with Misaki after seeing her strength and independence (it should be noted, though, that she's fallen in love many times before). She came to Seika to try to get Usui to transfer to Miyabigaoka under Igarashi Tora's orders. She has a fiance named Shinji.

Maid Latte

    Satsuki Hyoudou
Does this look thirty to you?
Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki (anime), Rie Tanaka (drama CD) (Japanese), Julia Krohn (English)

Maid Latte's cheerful manager, Satsuki is a kind, perceptive woman who adores Usui and finds Misaki cute. She has an unnamed older brother (Aoi's father) and a younger sister named Nagisa. She has a penchant for attending to different Fetishes, which include glasses, cat ears, and policewomen.

    Aoi Hyoudou
Bet you didn't see that coming.
Voiced by: Hiromi Igarashi (anime), Yuki Kaida (drama CD) (Japanese), Luci Christian (English)

Satsuki's nephew, the son of her older brother. Ikuto recognizes "her" as a famous internet idol when "she" comes to Maid Latte for a visit. "She" becomes infatuated with Usui, but Misaki sees through the act and reveals Aoi to be male. He tends to be short-tempered and impatient, and is critical of Misaki's fashion tastes. His parents apparently disapprove of his crossdressing.

You wouldn't like her when she's angry.
Voiced by: Kana Asumi (Japanese), Jennifer Gilbert (English)

An employee at Maid Latte. She possesses a rather maniacal side to her, and is annoyed at Misaki's resistance to her job. She makes a living from part-time work and does not have a full-time job. She takes working at Maid Latte very seriously, which causes friction between her and Misaki over the fact that Misaki is ashamed of working there.

Boyish enough to be mistaken for a real boy.
Voiced by: Kana Ueda (Japanese), Juliet Simmons (English)

Another of the employees at Maid Latte. Like Honoka, she makes a living from part-time work.

The sexiest member of the cafe.
Voiced by: Mariya Ise (Japanese), Kasi Hollowell (English)

Another of the employees at Maid Latte. She views Misaki as strong and independent and sometimes finds it hard to believe that Misaki is younger than her. Is also proud of her... assets.

Miyabigaoka High School

    Tora Igarashi
Gentleman, my foot!
Voiced by: Kenichi Suzumura (Japanese), Andrew Love (English)

Student council president of the high-class and expensive Miyabigaoka Academy. He initially presents himself as a gentleman who admires Misaki's reforms at Seika and offers her a scholarship to Miyabigaoka, but it's quickly revealed that he's a lecherous young man who's used to being able to manipulate people thanks to his wealth and his family's high social status. He also seems to be familiar with Usui's background. Maria Miyazono is an acquaintance of his, and he'd hired her to come to Seika to lure Usui to Miyabigaoka.

    Kanade Maki 
Voiced by: Tomoaki Maeno (Japanese), Jack Ivy (English)

The vice president at Miyabigaoka High.

    Umekouji Kaon 

One of Takumi's new classmates, who was told to befriend him.

    Tomu Kaon 

Umekouji's older brother, who's also trying to befriend Takumi.

    Tomikouji Ichitarou 

The Kaon siblings' childhood friend.

    Arashiyama Tenryuu 

Another student who's trying to befriend Takumi. He is obsessed with fashion and is Lin's fiance.

    Lin Yi Hua 

Another student who's trying to befriend Takumi. She is also Arashiyama's fiance.


    Kuuga Sakurai 
Voiced by: Kenji Nojima (Japanese), Blake Shepard (English)

A young man who has Sakura's affections. Is rather selfish and rude, and Misaki dislikes him for those reasons.

    Shou, Kou, and Yuuji William Adam 

The other members of Yumemichi. Shou is the guitarist, Kou is the bassist, and Yuuji plays drums. They are notably nicer than Kuuga is.

Family Members

    Minako Ayuzawa 
Voiced by: Ayako Kawasumi (Japanese), Emily Neves (English)

Misaki's sickly mother who tries her best to support her two daughters.

    Suzuna Ayuzawa 
Voiced by: Kaori Ishihara (Japanese), Jad Saxton (English)

Misaki's younger sister.

     Sakuya Ayuzawa 

Misaki and Suzuna's Father

    Gerard Walker 

Usui's British older half-brother, who looks like an older, more polished version of him.

    Patricia Walker 

Takumi and Gerard's mother.

    Ruri Yukimura 
Voiced by: Yui Ogura (Japanese), Emily Neves (English)

Yukimura's younger sister, who views Usui as a "prince" and doesn't see her own brother as manly at all. Later, though, she realizes that Usui's "princess" isn't her, and grows to accept Yukimura as her brother.

Voiced by: Sanae Kobayashi (anime) (Japanese), Beth Lazarou (English)

Satsuki's younger sister and Aoi's aunt. She's very hard on Aoi's crossdressing because her older brother (Aoi's father) disapproves of it. Her shop Ocean House isn't getting as many customers as she would like, so naturally the Maid Latte girls (+Usui) head to it to help, thus the Beach Episode.

Alternative Title(s): Kaichou Wa Maid Sama