Kaichou wa Maid-sama is doing it again! Not only can they not stay plotless in their episodes but… wait, it’s not. Thank god, I was nearly worried when I saw the maid picture on the sponsor’s page but thank god it’s just an Ookami episode with maids. Uh, ten bucks the story focuses on Otsuu? Obviously.
Regardless, I really couldn’t find the theme in this story although we did see that student council Hansel and Gretal thing but that was totally irrelevant to everything within the episode. Why the heck did they even have that part? And it vaguely smelled somewhat of incest to me (no offense to anyone I might offend).
The episode begins with Ryouko sneaking off to buy some porn. Just kidding, although I actually did think she was buying porn (I mean, she still needed to thank Ryoushi back from episode two, right?) but it turns out that she buys a girl romance novel. Seems as if she does have a cute side… followed by the OP [Ready Go!]. I don’t know about you but this show has been very enlightening and entertaining so far in terms of what I expected from the initial start of the season. The episode begins as Otsuu is saved by Ryoushi from an incredibly dangerous baseball. As seen in episode one how she is a fetishist towards favors, she decides to become his personal maid, to which Ryoushi greets unenthusiastically. From this moment, I was expecting Otsuu to spy on him for Ryouko and Ringo but it actually turns out that it’s a growing adolescent man living by himself with a cute single maid.
After a dinner and unexpectedly meeting her favorite writer (who coincidentally turns out to be Ryoushi’s aunt), Otsuu passes out. But before that, what are the odds that your favorite writer lives in the exact same town as you? I mean, if it was Tokyo I can understand but… whatever, it’s just a show. Anyways, back to our maid – she passes out from exhaustion and a fever and the other guys decide to be a maid to her for a day after realizing her traumatizing childhood event where her best friend sacrificed himself for her at a road crossing. That was kinda grim for this series (I thought) but it actually brought a serious theme to episode.
Friends will be friends, and the ookami-bank is certainly a well-round group of friends as we can see from the incredibly long title. The episode didn’t really focus on our main heroine or hero but it was glad to see that Ryouko didn’t deny the fact that she liked Ryoushi after hearing it from his aunt. Ringo is certainly a scary girl after seeing her creepy smile after knowing how Ryouko organized her books, but the story still got too deep with that whole incident and Otsuu never being able to repay that favor again. …is she still Ryoushi’s maid?
On the side note, cross-dressing into a maid outfit when you’re a guy never impresses anyone… but anime girls.