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

Seika High's first female president who 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, with only Usui being the only one to be better than her at almost everything (they're nonetheless about equal in badassery.)
  • Action Girl: She is trained in Aikido.
  • Adorkable: When it comes to normal social functions, Misaki is adorably clueless and shy.
  • Affectionate Nickname: "Misa-chan" while she works at the cafe. Usui teases her with it for the entirety of the series.
  • 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.
  • Babies Ever After: A special one-shot chapter shows that she and Takumi have two kids: Sara and Rui Usui.
  • Badass Bookworm: Misaki is a constant achiever in school (only bested by Usui on rare occasions), and is still able to keep most of the boys of Seika High in check. Extends to her role as a diplomat/lawyer 10 years later.
  • Battle Aura: Exudes this on ocassion, in her "Demon Pres" mode.
  • Battle Couple: With Usui. During their visit to the Yumesaki High School festival, the students there see them more as a "Superhuman Tag Team", rather than a usual couple.
  • Bifauxnen: Not normally, but she uses it to her advantage when entering a butler competition, and she dresses up as one in episode 7.
  • Big Sister Instinct: Misaki cares for her sister and is very protective of her, as seen when she tried to protect her from the perverted looking Tenryū Arashiyama.
  • Brainy Brunette: Has shoulder-length, black hair, and is a consistent achiever at Seika High, with only Usui beating her.
  • 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.
  • Caught the Heart on His Sleeve: To Takumi in the final anime 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 Know Her Own Strength: Not that she cares, so long as it keeps the guys/girls in line.
  • 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.
  • Dominatrix: While subverted (she's hinted as much as possible to be the opposite trope), 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. 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. Maria becomes romantically interested in Misaki.
  • First Kiss: Props to Takumi for not wasting time and planting one on Misaki in the sixth episode (Chapter 4 in the manga).
  • Forceful Kiss: With Tora. Right in front of Usui!!!
  • Freudian Excuse: Her father left her family during their financial struggle and never returned home throughout the majority the story. 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, usually coupled with Battle Aura.
  • Go-Getter Girl: Misaki is a model student, a highly active and effective Student Council President, and a very hardworking part-timer at the Maid Cafe.
  • Happily Married: Marries Takumi in the end.
  • Hero Stole My Bike: Misaki borrowed Yukimura's bicycle once. She kept her word about returning it.
  • Homoerotic Dream: Some time after Maria Miyazono confesses her feelings to her, Misaki has a dream about several of her prospective suitors. In it, Iragashi places Usui in a cage and runs off, after which Maria comes on to her...naked. She wakes up in panic before anything happens, though.
  • 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."
  • Meido: Works as a part-timer at the Maid Latte Cafe. 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, ouside of ninja-themed special days at the cafe.
  • 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 it concerns the student council, her family, or in the latter chapters Usui, Misaki never quits.
  • Red Baron: Known throughout Seika as the "Demon President". Doubly counts as The Dreaded, at least among the guys.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: The emotional Red Oni to Takumi's stoic Blue Oni.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Hot-Blooded Energetic Girl to Takumi's The Stoic Savvy Guy.
  • She Cleans Up Nicely: Is gorgeous in a maid outfit.
  • Ship Tease: With Takumi.
  • Sibling Yin-Yang: The emotional, expressive older sister to her young sister, Suzuna's reserved, stoicism.
  • 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 kind, reliable and 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: A very, very blatant Discipline sub-class, Type A. Eventually mellows out into Type B territory coutesy of Usui, along with her Character Development throughout the manga.
  • 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.
  • Worf Had the Flu: During her final hostile confrontation with the Three Idiots, she was so exhausted and depleted that she became easy prey for them... until Usui came along to save the day, that is. Had she been at full health, things may have gone differently. Though, given Shiroyan's own extensive experience in street fighting, it's still up in the air if she would have been able to take all three of them at once. Still, such a scenario is no longer likely now due to their absolute adoration of her.
  • Zettai Ryouiki: Grade C in her high school uniform, with her knee-high socks; grade A in her maid outfit. Bordered into Grade S when she sported twin tails as part of the cafe's special event
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    Takumi Usui 
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Misa-chan's "Perverted Alien Stalker"
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. See Renaissance Man below.
  • Amazon Chaser: Usui falls for the fiery Aikido practitioner, Misaki.
  • Animal Motifs: Usui is often compared to a doberman.
  • Babies Ever After: A special one-shot chapter shows that he and Misaki have two kids: Sara and Rui Usui.
  • Badass Bookworm: Takumi is the resident ace and one of the smartest in his school. Ten years later, he becomes a doctor.
  • Bastard Angst: Usui is the product of an illicit affair between a British woman and a Japanese man. As a result, he has a strained relationship with his biological family and avoids bringing them up as much as possible.
  • Battle Couple: With Misaki. During their visit to the Yumesaki High School festival, the students there see them more as a "Superhuman Tag Team", rather than a usual couple.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Veronica (a mysterious, multi-talented ace) to Hinata's Betty (an overly energetic childhood friend) for Misaki's Archie.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Can't Act Perverted Toward a Love Interest: Inverted. The only girl that Usui shows any romantic and sexual attraction to is Misaki, his main love interest.
  • 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 can get 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.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Most of his interactions with the cast is like this, save for when he's teasing Misaki.
  • Even the Guys Want Him: He even provides the page picture!
  • 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-Eyed Monster: He reacts this way towards Misaki's closeness to Hinata (though it's because of their childhood friend status). Reaches its peak in Chapter 80 when Igarashi kissed Misaki in front of him.
  • 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 is the illegitimate child of Patricia Walker, an English-Japanese lady, and her personal butler Yū Hirose‎. And despite some jerkish tendencies, he is a nice guy deep down.
  • Immune to Mind Control: Usui is unable to hypnotised because he does not trust anyone.
  • 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).
  • Mixed Ancestry: Takumi is British on his mother's side and Japanese on his father's side.
  • Mr. Vice Guy: Usui is a pretty nice guy, and easy to get along with it. But other people showing interest in Misaki tends to bring out the worst in him.
  • 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 work 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: The stoic Blue Oni to Misaki's emotional Red Oni.
  • Renaissance Man: Usui is highly skilled in cooking, taekwondo, judo, shorinji kenpo, academics, chess, sports and playing the violin. He is also an expert butler and can speak really fluent English.
  • Savvy Guy, Energetic Girl: The Stoic Savvy Guy to Misaki's Hot-Blooded Energetic Girl.
  • Secret Keeper: He's the first one to know about Misaki's Maid Cafe job and keeps it a secret.
  • Shirtless Scene: Pulls this off during Yukimura's Day-in-the-limelight chapter, after having helped some guys with a broken faucet by kicking it clean off, thus getting wet in the process.
  • Single-Target Sexuality: Misaki is the only girl (and, indeed, the only person) he demonstrates any kind of interest in.
  • Smart People Play Chess: Shown to be very proficient in chess, if his victory over Koganei Hirofumi (Miyabigaoka's Chess Club President at that) is to be considered.
  • 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".
  • Sugar-and-Ice Personality: While Usui isn't cold, he hardly emotes and can come across as aloof. However, his interactions with Misaki show he can express himself well and he can be friendly.
  • 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 
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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.


  • All of the Other Reindeer: In his childhood, he was bullied for being fat.
  • Animal Motifs: Hinata is often compared to a Shiba Inu.
  • Because You Were Nice to Me: He basically fell for Misaki since she was sticking up for him when they were kids.
  • Betty and Veronica: The Betty an overly energetic childhood friend) to Takumi's Veronica (a mysterious, multi-talented ace) for Misaki's Archie.
  • Big Eater: He used to be an overweight, lazy kid in his younger years; he slimmed down while living in the country, but he can still pack it away like nobody's business.
  • Chick Magnet: In his introductory chapter/episode, Hinata passes by three girl who all agree he's cute. And Suzuna develops a crush on him.
  • Curtains Match The Windows: Brown hair and eyes.
  • Dogged Nice Guy: To Misaki.
  • The Everyman: Aside from his eating habits, he is arguably the least perverted, quirky, and/or stalker-esque male character in the series. And let's face it, if you're a male viewer, you've probably been in Hinata's shoes at least once in your life where you were in love with a girl but she ultimately fell in love with someone else, much like how Hinata loved Misaki but she chose Takumi in the end.
  • Formerly Fat: He used to be bullied for being fat. His feelings for Misaki stem from her sticking up for him. And then he moved away and he slimmed down because of all the vegetables his grandparents made him eat.
  • He Is All Grown Up: One of the omake chapters has Suzuna make this observation in a moment of Ship Tease.
  • Keet: Hinata is energetic and has a very bright personality. He is careless and carefree as he talks very outspoken about his sad past.
  • Luminescent Blush: He ends up spending an entire New Year's Eve as red as a tomato when Suzuna confesses to him and declares that she will be far more overt about her feelings toward him from that point on.
  • Nice Guy: Hinata has a friendly personality, making friends easily when he transfers into Seika High. He is always optimistic.
  • Raised by Grandparents: Has been previously helping them in the countryside with their vegetable farm, in between his childhood days and his apparent transfer to Seika High. Which explains how he lost some weight.
  • Romantic Runner-Up: While he apparently admitted defeat to Usui for Misaki's affection, that did not stop him for caring for her, especially when Usui left for Britain.
  • Secret Keeper: Eventually for Misaki as well.
  • Settle for Sibling: The finale has him getting married to Suzuna.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Shintani is almost always seen snacking on bread crusts.
  • Unlucky Childhood Friend: He realizes that Misaki had already fallen for Takumi.
  • Wrong Genre Savvy: Hinata definitely gives off the impression that he's in some sort of Shonen Romance series where he's the male childhood friend who makes an important childhood vow to his female friend in their youth and will win her over once he reunites with her through hard work and persistence. He's half-right in that he has found Misaki once more, but unfortunately for him, he's living in the wrong kind of anime/manga story because Misaki has already fallen for Usui. Had he been the lead male character in a Harem Anime or some other sort of Shonen series, instead of a supporting character in a Shoujo manga like Maid-Sama, he'd probably be much more successful in his efforts.

    The Three Idiots 
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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.


  • Adaptation Expansion: In the anime, they get a bit more screentime.
  • Ascended Fanboy: Ikkun, who became a Successful mangaka in the Distant Finale.
  • Babies Ever After: Shiroyan has three kids in the finale.
  • Badass Decay: Initially they seemed like they were dangerous enough to try to rape and/or humiliate Misaki by taking pictures of her in her maid outfit. After Takumi saves her, however, the three of them are practically neutered and never become dangerous or threatening to Misaki ever again. Usui even lampshades it when comparing their new selves with that first incident:
    Hard to believe they used to be like that.
    • Eventually somewhat justified in one of the side-stories, where its revealed that Shiroyan and Kurotatsu used to be hard-core delinquents in junior high, but decided to reform when they got to high school. Shiroyan in particular states he wanted to reform to ensure he doesn't make his mother cry anymore.
  • Comic Trio: Three dudes whose roles in the story involve them as drawn Super-Deformed more often, compared to most of the cast.
  • Covert Pervert: The three of them and especially Kurotatsu.
  • Crouching Moron, Hidden Badass: Shiroyan may not look too dangerous anymore after becoming Misaki's fanboy but he was a former delinquent who could get into fistfights with multiple guys and win. Even in high school, he can still trade blows with other delinquents.
  • Dragged by the Collar: Whenever Misaki beats them up for doing something silly.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Initially were delinquents against Misaki and her hard-line policies, they became her admirers the next day.
    • 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.
  • Japanese Delinquents: Shiroyan and Kurotatsu used to be this during their Junior High days, as fleshed out in their A Day in the Limelight arc.
  • Otaku: Ikuto is secretly one, which he later admitted to them when his Shiroyan and Kurotatsu saw his drawings.
  • Pair the Spares: Kurotatsu is dating Erika in the Distant Finale.
  • Red Baron: Shiroyan was known as the "White Tornado" in middle school.
  • Secret Keepers: They know about Misaki's job.
  • Super-Deformed: They all get drawn like this for most of the story, though they revert to looking normal on ocassion
  • 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 
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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 rejected the captain of the rugby team approximately one hundred times (two hundred when the latter graduated.)


  • All-Loving Hero: She is on good terms with everybody. Sakura is also calm and peaceful and even if she tries to look strong she is quite sensitive and emotive.
  • Ambiguously Bi: She gets some amount of Les Yay with Misaki. When Maria Miyazono confesses her feelings to Misaki, Sakura says she can understand how a girl might fall for her. Also, in the anime, when Misaki grabs her hands and earnestly asks her for advice on being a moe younger sister for a Maid Latte event, Sakura begs her to be careful about her actions because she just might fall in love with her.
  • Ascended Fangirl: She is a big fan of Yumemichi, especially Kuuga. Later on, they start dating and the Time Skip reveals they are married with a second child on the way.
  • Babies Ever After: In the distant finale she marries Kuuga and at Misaki and Takumi's wedding, she is pregnant with their second child.
  • Beware of the Nice Ones: In chapter 68 she explodes at her classmate because they were denying the fact that Misaki and Usui were dating.
  • Cherry Blossom Girl: She's got both pinkish hair and associated heavily with love, in addition to her name.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Rose pink eyes and Hair.
  • Dude Magnet: Has a lot of boys at school all over her; so much that she was coerced to give a kiss to the victor of the obstacle course race during the sports festival, much to her horror.
  • Florence Nightingale Effect: Love Redeems when Kuuga gets sick and she winds up caring for him.
  • Genki Girl: She's quite cheerful and peppy.
  • Girlish Pigtails: See pic.
  • Morality Pet: Her kindness is the main reason Kuuga drops his Bitch in Sheep's Clothing act and become genuinely nicer.
  • Nice Girl: Sakura is a friendly, cheerful, joyful and sociable person.
  • Shipper on Deck: Ships Misaki and Usui.
  • Those Two Girls: With Shizuko.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Girly girl to Shizuko's tomboy.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: She has pink hair.

    Shizuko Kaga 
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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.
    • DO NOT INSULT THE GLASSES!
  • Curtains Match the Window: Black hair and black eyes.
  • Good with Numbers: She's good when it comes to math.
  • Meaningful Name: Her first name, Shizuko, meaning "quiet child", which fits her personality.
  • Meganekko
  • Only Sane Woman: Occasionally, to contrast Sakura's Genki Girl tendencies and Misaki's hot-bloodedness.
  • 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."
  • 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.
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    Shouchirou Yukimura 
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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.


  • Ambiguously Gay: In addition to the Homoerotic Subtext (see below), he doesn't seem to show romantic interest in any girls.
  • Attractive Bent-Gender: Lately guys in his class have been forcing him to cross dress, drooling over how feminine the final result is.
  • Big Brother Instinct: Towards Ruri. He loves and cares for her, going as far as following her during her date with Takumi.

    Soutaro Kanou 
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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.


  • Accidental Misnaming: The reason he lost the presidential election to Misaki by one point: everyone else either misspelled his name or put "that guy with the glasses," all of which were considered invalid.
  • The Chessmaster: Before he became more friendly with the protagonists, he was one of the more cerebral opponents Usui and Misaki went up against, utilizing his intelligence and hypnotism methods to antagonize Misaki.
  • Foil: To Misaki. While both of them faced abandonment from the parent of the opposite sex, they both came out different — the Hot-Blooded Misaki, while distrustful of men, would never intentionally hurt or belittle them, and would save them should danger to them arrive. However, The Stoic Kanou was willing to hypnotized Misaki in order to make her humiliate herself so she would lose her presidency.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Introduced as one of the threats to Misaki's presidency. After suffering "community service" during the school's Open House event, he immediately becomes Yukimura's most frequent companion. Then he legitimately succeeds Misaki's post in Chapter 81.
  • He-Man Woman Hater: Like Misaki, one of his parents (in his case, his mother) walked out on their family when he was young. But unlike Misaki, he isn't hostile towards them: he's terrified. She helps him get over it.
  • Hypnotic Eyes: When not using music and a watch to hypnotize people, he resorts to this method.
  • In the Hood: Wears a hoodie over his uniform most of the time.
  • Leaningonthe Fourth Wall: Seems to be able to see some of the anime elements.
  • Luminescent Blush: When around the female gender.
  • Moe Couplet: With Yukimura.
  • Near-Villain Victory: He comes close to completing his hypnotism on Misaki as she was mere moments away from drifting to sleep before his hypnotic spell which would make her hate Usui would run out of time. Kanou even comes to gloat about it but unfortunately for him, Misaki still kept awake through it after all.
  • Sensitive Guy and Manly Man: While he's not the sterotypical macho man, his sheer height and quietly brooding quality makes him especially masculine when contrasted with Yukimura.
  • Shipper on Deck: For Takumi and Misaki, though not as apparent as the rest of the cast. Despite the fact that he was the very first in Seika High to properly deduce the already apparent Ship Tease.
  • Stoic Spectacles: Usually the silent one whenever he's with Yukimura.
  • Straw Misogynist: To an extent, he's extremely uncomfortable around women and doesn't want them in positions of power, but this stems from a case of Parental Abandonment. He grows out of it once proven wrong.
  • Student Council President: Was coerced to run for the position by his fellow freshmen, in order to rid themselves of Misaki; he lost, but not before getting an approval from Misaki that she'd not take it against him if he won. Does eventually become one a few months into Misaki's third year, after getting Usui back from his trip to Britain.
  • Those Two Guys: With Yukimura later on in the story.
  • When He Smiles: Kanou doesn't smile pleasantly that much. So during the scene where he smiles slightly and sincerely after putting a girl at ease on Misaki's behest, many a fangirl were stunned. Then they squeed. Hard.
  • Worthy Opponent: To Misaki during the election arc. To the point that she acknowledged much of his good points and was willing to concede to him on the off chance he'd win.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: As portrayed in the Anime.

    Maria Miyazono 
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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.


  • Alliterative Name: Her name both starts with M.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: Is revealed to be in league with Igarashi with the sole purpose of pressuring Usui to attend Miyabigaoka Academy. She also seems to delight in keeping Usui and Misaki separate for reasons that do not involve her Hot for Student tendencies — at least initially; see I Want My Beloved to Be Happy below.
  • Christmas Cake: Basically at her early thirties and unmarried. Partially subverted since she already has a fianceé.
  • Dude Magnet: Most of the male population of Seika is all over her.
  • The Glomp: She generally has No Sense of Personal Space when it comes to Misaki, much like Usui, and frequently does this to her.
  • Hopeless Suitor: Towards Misaki, due to Incompatible Orientation.
  • Hot Teacher: Her introduction arc basically had the entire male population of the school (minus a select few) flocking around her. But there apparently is a catch (see below.)
  • Hot for Student: Confessed her affection towards Misaki after the basketball tournament.
  • Hot for Teacher: A flashback in a one-shot special reveals that she kept falling in love with Usui's female homeschool teachers, and convinced him to let them be her teachers instead.
  • Incompatible Orientation: She falls in love with Misaki, who does not swing that way.
  • I Want My Beloved to Be Happy: She intentionally prevents Cedric from following Misaki and Takumi out of the amusement park during their Christmas Eve date, allowing the two of them some time alone because she wants to make Misaki happy.
  • Lipstick Lesbian: While she has a fiance, it turns out she doesn't really love him, and, after she confesses to Misaki, she reveals that she finds herself unable to resist falling head-over-heels for girls.
  • Multi-Ethnic Name: Latin first name and Japanese last name.
  • Refuge in Audacity: For an adult teacher, she's quite shameless and doesn't seem to know or care how outrageous some of her actions or words are. While at a public basketball game, she confessed to Misaki in front of everyone that she was in love with her, in spite of her being a teacher and Misaki being an underage student. Likewise, she later on tries to get romantic and physical with Misaki but fortunately, Misaki was able to easily overpower her and begins to lecture Maria on just how shameless she is.
  • Victorious Childhood Friend: Would be this for her supposed fianceé Shinji although she never really loved him.
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