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YMMV: Maid-Sama!
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: There is a bit of music called 'Main Theme' on the OST that plays whenever Misaki has one of her many CMoA. ...just... listen to it.
    • Much of the OST can be included, but special mention goes to Natsu Koi Monogatari by UxMishi, performed at the Yumesaki High school festival live concert.
  • Die for Our Ship: Oh, the treatment Hinata gets from the Usui/Misaki shippers!
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Igarashi; many male fans were rooting for him to rape Misaki and regularly enjoy bashing her for "not getting raped!"
    • More recently female fans have been loving the Foe Yay between Igurashi and Misaki.
  • Foe Yay: Igarashi, towards Misaki, perhaps even for the same reasons as Usui.
  • Ho Yay: Yukimura and Usui, especially when the latter kisses the former! You either laugh out loud or be disturbed every time this happens. Perhaps both.
    • There's even more ho yay involving both when Kanou steps into the picture.
    • Chapter 54 compares the teasing relationship of Usui's older brother with his valet to that of Usui and Misaki. It cannot help but come across as very Ho Yay.
    • The manga makes it clear that Maki is a little too happy to be serving Igarashi, who takes it in stride. Usui even comments that if Maki were female, he'd make a good wife for Igarashi.
    • Shiroyan and Kurotatsu also, to an extend. They do know each other like the back of their hand and Ikkun feels like the third wheel during their focus episode.
  • Les Yay: The girls of Seika see Misaki as a "prince-like" character, the female customers of Maid Latte love "Misaki-kun," and Maria Miyazono is totally Hot for Student.
  • Marty Stu: Usui, he is handsome, exceptionally good at everything he does, and filthy rich. He's shown to be never wrong about anything he says or does and is always the one to rescue Misaki. Beyond that he's pretty plastic.
  • Memetic Sex God: USUI
  • Moe: Sometimes played straight (with justification), sometimes played around, sometimes subverted.
    • Misaki, Kazuyoshi, Aoi as a girl, and Ruri
    • In-character, the manager of the Maid Latte cafe, Satsuki, is fanatical about all things moe. She's pretty much Ken Akamatsu in a skirt. And an Usui x Misaki supporter.
    • Sakura's character is all made for this purpose. There isn't a single moment where she's not acting moe from some angle. You can't blame the hard-boiled Misaki to care for her when she's about to tear up.
    • Yukimura too. It's a wonder he doesn't just get kidnapped walking down the street.
  • Moral Event Horizon: Igarashi after he tries to rape Misaki.
  • Periphery Demographic: Although Kaichou wa Maid-sama is a shoujo series, it has a rather large male fanbase.
  • Ship Tease: Suzuna and Hinata. First the manga showed a He Is All Grown Up moment from Suzuna's point of view, and since then Suzuna keeps finding reasons to give stuff she's cooked to Hinata.
  • Theme Pairing: There is apparently a miniscule fanbase for Shizuko/Kanou that ships them mostly because they both wear glasses and are the voice of reason for their respective Those Two Guys/Those Two Girls pairs.
    • With the recent revelation that Shizuko apparently has a thing for glasses, maybe this isn't so farfetched after all.
  • The Woobie: Poor Hinata. He tries so hard to be more than Just Friends with Misaki.
    • Yukimura, too.
  • Unfortunate Implications: A common criticism from reviewers is that the ultimate message being given is that no matter how smart or strong you are if you're a girl your natural place is being subservient to men and that you'll never be better than them.
    • Later chapters mitigate this to some extent by turning the same "don't try to do everything by yourself" message around onto Usui.
    • Another comes from Usui himself immediately after Igarashi's Moral Event Horizon. Specifically, naming Misaki as "His maid,". This is after treating Misaki like property to be bought and owned got Igarashi portrayed as a scumbag. Usui himself never ends up doing anything different, other than never outright buying Misaki up. So... It's okay to slowly emotionally break a woman until she's hopelessly reliant on you, as long as no money is exchanged?
    • Also, "If you just pester her for long enough, she'll eventually say yes" and just generally "No means yes".
    • In the mountain trip anime episode, the boys are so drained from three days of physical labor that they... decide to assault the girls en masse?

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