Ayumi Fujimura has certainly conquered this niché of headstrong girls that are at the same time, dignified and lovable too, with Misaki.
I didn’t really blog the first one due to various circumstances but so far I am greatly enjoying Maid-sama! a lot more in the animated form than the manga. J.C. Staff is certainly doing a great job bringing this show to life. Production quality looks very smooth and knowing J.C. Staff, there is an assurance of consistency to it as well, not to mention this is a rather high profile show with Animax simulcasting it.
Nobuhiko Okamato sounds a bit rough as Usui, but he puts in enough feeling to the acting to compensate for it. Got to admit, he and Ayumi have a great chemistry together, possibly because this is their second time pairing up together as lead roles (after Seiken no Blacksmith).
All in all, a great show to satisfy my guilty pleasures (for shoujo genres). I still actually haven’t finished Kimi Notodoke, despite the critical acclaim it has received. I guess there is only too much of Sawako’s naivete that I can take, but I plan to eventually wrap it up.