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  • Awesome Music: 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! Subverted as of the last ten chapters, as his role went to the Pair the Spares route.
  • Designated Hero: Usui is presented as a Chivalrous Pervert by the narration, which makes him a rare exception to Misaki's dislike of men yet much of his behavior towards Misaki is outright sexual harassment. Behavior that he stops other people from engaging in, but indulges in himself. Such as in episode 16, where he gives her a hickey so that she'd be to embarrassed to wear her bikini, because he wanted to be the only one to see her wearing it. Then in episode 17, he selfishly signs up to the volleyball tournament against Misaki and Aoi (to whom winning the tournament was vitally important, as he would win the freedom to dress however he wanted), just because he didn't want Misaki to be crowned beach princess without him as King.
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  • Foe Yay: Igarashi, towards Misaki, perhaps even for the same reasons as Usui; female fans in particular have been giddy. Comes to head in Chapter 80 with Igarashi's Forceful Kiss to Misaki, right in front of Usui.
  • Heartwarming in Hindsight: During the story's election arc, Misaki made mention to Kanou (her, albeit reluctant, rival for the presidency) that she would not mind if he were to become her immediate successor. Fast forward to Chapter 81, Kanou exactly becomes that, and with some added dose of Training from Hell courtesy of her.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • The multitude of moments where Misaki would address Takumi as "Idiot Usui" became this in the Distant Finale Happy Ending, where they both leave the castle through Tora and Maki's helicopter. As lampshaded and admitted by Misaki:
    "Both of us are doing something stupid... So we're both "Idiot Usuis...."
    • Speaking of Usui, that Freeze-Frame Bonus of him cosplaying as a Doctor in Chapter 58 becomes this when he finally reveals himself in the Distant Finale as a successful doctor for the Walker Family.
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    • With added Casting Gag: Kanou's fear of women in his introduction arc becomes this, considering that about half a decade later, his seiyuu ended up voicing Naze Turbine.
  • 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.
    • Yukimura and Kanou as well, as their friendship is steeped in Homoerotic Subtext. Especially in the Distant Finale, where they are revealed to be living together, ostensibly due to Kanou's difficult financial situation.
    • 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 extent. They do know each other like the back of their heads, making Ikkun feel like he's just the third wheel during their focus episode.
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  • 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.
  • LGBT Fanbase: Usui has himself tons of gay fanboys.
  • Memetic Mutation: Nobody's perf- "I'm 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. It's not just due to Misaki's cuter moments, but the male characters (especially Usui) are straight-up fun to watch for male fans, as if they were watching a typical comedic shonen.
  • Ships That Pass in the Night: In-universe, as Kurotatsu and Erika are dating in the Distant Finale, despite barely interacting during the rest of the series.
  • 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. note 
  • The Woobie: Poor Hinata. He tries so hard to be more than Just Friends with Misaki.
    • Yukimura, too.


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