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Maid Sama Season 2 : Everything you need to know in 2021

Vignesh C KVignesh-Posted March 21, 2021



Maid Sama introduction

 

Maid Sama Season 2 For those who went down the Rom-Com rabbit hole, Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama does not need much introduction.

 

If you wonder what it means, let me make it clear. Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama when translated, means – “The Class President is a Maid”.

 

It gained fans all over the globe for its impeccable depiction of romance and drama.

 

Comedy has been so subtle in this, that the viewers could not resist laughing. Another reason why it gained popularity was realism.

 

Maid Sama portrayed the romance between Misaki and Usui as a natural part of the plot.

 

They were the central characters and the element of drama had a back foot in the plot.

 

The “Damsel in distress” and her secret life ensured that the viewers were glued to the screens.

 

It was one of the rare instances where an anime season contained more than 24 episodes.

 

All the episodes were adapted from its manga. The first season was aired between April and September 2010.

 

The main conflict in the story was about how Misaki tried to lead two opposing lives, secretly.

 

 

Everything we know about Maid Sama so far

 

The characters of Maid Sama were not some out-of-the-world perfect characters. They were crafted in a way that made them look real, natural, and relatable.

 

The main two characters are – Ayuzawa Misaki and Usui Takumi. Their lives, story, and relation are what the anime is primarily about.

 

Misaki, though a senior, is a new entrant to the Seiki High School. The notable thing about this institution is that it was a boys’ only school before.

 

It recently opened up for girls too. Misaki, being a very sincere and smart student, gets elected as the president of the student council.

 

She was aware of all the pitfalls of the school. Her determined attitude inspired her to take steps to discipline the school.

 

Not many knew her life outside school. Though she was a celebrity inside, her life outside was very harsh.

 

Her father abandoned the family long back. This put that heavy responsibility on the shoulders of Misaki and her mother.

 

After her mother got sick, she was forced to fend for her family. This is when she joined the Maid Latte café for work.

 

She kept her outside life a secret, at school. She fears that she may lose her powerful aura if anyone finds out about her hard life.

 

However, things take a tough turn when she bumps into Usui Takumi, at the café.

 

Usui is a popular guy who is also at her same school. He recognizes the school president in a maid uniform at the café.

 

Though she fears that he may let the cat out of the bag, he does not.

 

Her secret remains between them as he does not utter a word about it to anyone outside.

 

Usui is an all–rounder at school and this also attracts Misaki. Soon, they fall in love and they confess their feelings before each other.

 

This is where Season 1 ends.

 

 

Official Announcements and Release date of Maid Sama Season 2

 

The sad part is that there are no rumors of the Season 2 release. Forget any official announcements.

 

But, the common saying goes – do not assume anything till it has been clearly stated.

 

This is where the good part is. The production house – J. C. Staff Studio has not denied the concept of a Season 2.

 

Though there are some murmurs that there will be no Season 2 as there has been enough delay, it’s wrong to assume so.

 

Maybe the chances are less but not nil. There have been many popular anime seasons that were released after a long delay.

 

What motivated the creators in those cases were the constant demand and popular source material.

 

In this case, both of them are satisfied. Let’s discuss it in the coming sections of this article.

 

 

More Source Material Information for Maid Sama Season 2

 

Most animes are a way for the creators to popularize their source material. But, once an anime is released, the usual trend saw a rise in Manga sales.

 

This is because the viewers, who are familiar with the anime, become eager to know what’s next.

 

It’s the same in the case of Maid Sama, too. Here’s a list of all the episodes of Maid Sama Season 1.

 

They ran all over 2010 and the special episode came out in 2011. This was to supplement the plot and its history.

 

Episode

Date

Misa is a Maid Sama!

April 1, 2010

Maid-Sama at the School Festival

April 8, 2010

What Color is Misaki? Natural Color?

April 15, 2010

Net Idol Aoi

April 22, 2010

First Time Minding the Shop

April 29, 2010

Men & the Ayuzawa Cram School

May 6, 2010

President of Miyabigaoka

May 13, 2010

Misaki Goes to Miyabigaoka

May 20, 2010

Maid-Sama Does Momotaro

May 27, 2010

Sakura's Indie-Label Love

June 3, 2010

The Secret of Takumi Usui Approaches!

June 10, 2010

Maid Sama & the Sports Festival

June 17, 2010

Idiots & Juveniles & Heroes &...

June 24, 2010

"Soutane Kano of Class 1-7"

July 1, 2010

B. Rabbit at the Open Campus

July 8, 2010

Maid Latte at the Beach House

July 15, 2010

Usui Becomes the Enemy

July 22, 2010

Maid Sama is a Footman

July 29, 2010

Footman Through a Change of Pairs

Aug 5, 2010

"The Vice President is a Prince?

Aug 12, 2010

Usui's Rival?! Hinata Shintani

Aug 19, 2010

Tag at the Forest School

Aug 26, 2010

Maid Latte & a Whole Bunch of Sweets

Sept 2, 2010

Lovey-Dovey Through Latte Magic ♥

Sept 9, 2010

Hinata & Misaki & Usui

Sept 16, 2010

Too Cruel Ayuzawa & Usui the Idiot!

Sept 23, 2010

It's an Omake (New Special Episode)

May 11, 2011

 

 

Popularity Details of Maid Sama Season 2

 

An anime is popular when a lot of people talk about it. The whole idea behind the trending feature of social media is to show it.

 

When something is talked about for a long time, it cements popularity. Social media websites like Twitter give a decent insight into this.

 

So do the google searches which are organic. Let’s analyze them one by one.

 

Twitter Activity

twitter popularity detail for Maid Sama season 2

 

Twitter shows a lot of activity for Maid Sama. Here’s a tweet from a fan asking for a Second Season.

 

Since 2020, this is an anime for which there’s very high demand.

 

Google Trends

google trend for Maid Sama Season 2

 

Here’s a graph showing the google trends for the word “Maid Sama Season 2”. You can notice the interest peaking in 2020.

 

This peak was observed during pandemic since many people were closed inside doors and searching for ways to entertain themselves.

 

Here’s the demand analysis across different countries. This proves that the anime was globally accepted.

 

search across different countris for maid sama season 2

 

Google searches

Globally around 18K people search for the term "Maid Sama Season 2" per month as per Ahrefs.

 

US has the most searches with a whopping 15K per month.

 

So, we can assume that people are still waiting for next season and it serves positive signal for next season.

 

 

Expected Plot of Maid Sama Season 2

 

Season 1 ended with Usui and Misaki opening their hearts and letting each other know their feelings.

 

Misaki on one hand was reeling in confusion with her feelings while Usui was afraid of rejection.

 

Maid Sama Season 2 will continue from where Season 1 stopped.

 

If you refer to the manga comics which came out after Episode 26, you’d get an idea of what will happen in Season 2.

 

There have been a total of 85 main episodes and more than 10 side stories.

 

This means that Season 2 if at all it comes, will not be able to cover all the source materials.

 

Some of the events which may probably appear in Season 2 are also in the Manga.

 

They include school elections, outdoor camping, a conflict with Usui, and relapse with more love.

 

Like the previous season, season 2 will also contain a mix of all these.

 

 

Why we need Maid-Sama Season 2?

 

There can be more than one factor that influences the future of an anime next season.

 

This can be either the profits from it or the source material. But, please know that there are a lot of other factors as well – demand, fandom, etc.

 

Maid Sama Season 1 showed a constant conflict inside one of the main characters. Misaki battles the troubles in her life while putting on a brave face.

 

Usui happens to witness a different face of Misaki and is surprised. Misaki was not afraid to be herself before him.

 

But, she feared that he may spread the word about her presence at the café, as a maid.

 

Again, let’s not think she feared her maid job would belittle her. She feared that she had to explain everything behind why she did that job.

 

Misaki was no ordinary girl who was barely known. She was a representative of students and a popular face.

 

Once she realized that Usui, is trustworthy, she opens up to him. But, she also had very troubled relationships with men in her life before.

 

From her father to others she met. Season 2 of this anime would focus on her conflicts within herself.

 

Will she be sure and confident to be with Usui? How will she confirm that he will not betray her?

 

Will Usui understand her situation and support her? There are many questions in the fans’ minds.

 

So a Season 2 is a must for this.

 

 

Online Reactions for Maid Sama Season 2

 

Online reactions nowadays can be considered a very important factor for the next season of any anime.

 

So, let’s analyze them from the other popular websites.

 

Quora

quora on Maid Sama Season 2

 

This Quora post reveals the reason behind why there was no Season 2 for Maid Sama.

 

Apparently, the producers of the Anime stopped after the sales of the further episodes of manga, went low.

 

Yes, the sales were bad as we will see later in this article. They only managed to get break-even sales.

 

Though it’s wrong to say there was a loss – the return on investment and effort was very low.

 

Reddit

reddit reaction on maid sama season 2

 

This Reddit conversation gives a better picture of the scenario. There are few points here.

 

One – the finishing of the source material. Two – poor sales for the subsequent volumes and three-time delay.

 

Forbes Article

forbes on Maid Sama Season 2

 

A 2019 Forbes article by Lauren Orsini called it one of the best Animes of 2010.

 

 

Reviews and Rating Score for Maid Sama Season 2

 

There are some movie and anime websites that rate and review anime series. This is to give you a better idea to understand the success of Maid Sama.

 

Let’s take a look at IMDb’s ratings for Maid Sama. The highest number of votes went to rating it 10/10 while the second-highest went to 8/10.

 

The next highest number of votes went to rate it 9/10. The number of votes for the anime rating is below 5, were minimal.

 

But, this had impacted the overall ratings and this is why the median rating fell to 8/10.

 

Here are the ratings from all popular websites:

 

Website

Rating

IMDb

8/10

Myanimelist

8.05/10

Anidb

7.15/10

Crunchyroll

5/5

 

Before we go into the sales and profit data, you must know some reactions from famous reviewers.

 

image representing  reactions of carlos santos,connie c, and draper carlson on mad sama season 2

 

 

Sales and Profit Details for Maid Sama Season 2

 

Sales and Profit play a vital role in deciding the sequels. This is because they are what interests the creators to work.

 

If fan loyalty is something that will convince them, they surely will have a sequel.

 

Usually, the profit margins on an anime episode are less compared to the Manga. Anime series are more like an advertising model for a lot of other stuff.

 

They include the source material, the DVD/Disc sales, and Merchandise. Let’s look into them individually, below:

 

Manga Sales

There were a total of 18 episodes for the Manga. Only 4 or 5 of them got telecast as an anime in Season 1.

 

This leaves enough material for Season 2. And, it also boosted the sales for the Manga.

 

From an estimate seen on someaanithing.com, there has been a sale of more than 15,000 copies.

 

This can be partly attributed to the hype created by the Anime.

 

DVD/Blu Ray Sales

DVD/Blu Ray discs contribute to around 15 – 20% of the revenue for an anime series.

 

This may sound un-profitable and also made many animes a failure. But, if you analyze the intention behind anime, it becomes easier to see it in context.

 

Estimates show that they raked in around 88.7 million Yen during the initial release. This is close to 8 million US dollars.

 

Though the margin was less, it was profitable and the producers can see that it has done decent work.

 

Merchandise Sales

For Maid Sama, it was this factor that brought in a lot of money. The conservative estimate pegs it at 60 – 70%.

 

Anime series can promote a lot of products making it a booming industry. Some of the products which were sold as merchandise were:

 

  • Sweatshirts
  • Hoodies
  • Pins
  • Badges
  • Digital Prints
  • Phone covers etc

 

They are supposed to be doing sales even today, as fans wait for Season 2.

 

The average cost of a product is 10$ which makes it very cheap. This model would be targeting more of a bulk sale with small margins.

 

Etsy stores still show a lot of stock available for these products. Bonus: they all come with a good review projection.

 

Production cost and success of Maid Sama

Though there is no specific information about the production cost, there are some standards for it.

 

These averages are industry standards. It would cost around 120 – 140 million Yen to create and broadcast a 30-minute long episode.

 

This is around 12 million US dollars. Please keep in mind that the episodes of Maid Sama Season 1 were approximately 24 minutes long.

 

They had 26 episodes and one special episode. This would make it cost around 324 million US Dollars.

 

The main source of revenue would not be through the anime. So the success of it depends on the total collections made under the brand.

 

After analyzing the profit made by the manga, merchandise, and DVD/Blu-ray, you can call it a decent success.

 

 

Famous Characters We Hope To See in Maid Sama Season 2

 

Here are some of the characters who will leave a dent in the next Season:

 

Misaki Ayuzawa

misaki ayuzawa

 

Misaki is a protagonist who is a new entrant to the High School. This high school was opened up for girls, very recently.

 

She has strained relations with her father and other men. She’s a girl who despised men, to put it short.

 

This made her resent and hate the presence of them. She takes up the job of a Maid at a café to support herself.

 

For long, it was her mother who raised her. Once her mother got sick, she took up the financial responsibility on her shoulders.

 

She is adept at Aikido and shows a strong image of herself. After she wins the Presidential election, she finds herself in a tough situation.

 

Usui, a classmate runs into her at the café. He is shocked but understands her situation and also promises to keep her secret.

 

Misaki falls in love with him and tells him about it, at the end of Season 1.

 

Usui Takumi

Usui Takumi

 

Takumi Usui is a tall youngster who is acceptable at basically everything. That is what makes him popular at his school.

 

Regardless of his ability, he never takes a serious interest in anything. He prefers to be an onlooker.

 

After he runs into her external the Maid Cafe, he falls in love with her.

 

Misaki frequently ignores or tolerates his emotions towards her as a provocation. She even considers him a " perverted outer-space alien".

 

But, he remains unaffected by this and continues to chase her. He even offers her a lot of helpful guidance.

 

This is mostly on how she can manage the men of the school, strategically. Ultimately he earns her respect and is the only male to do so.

 

He keeps his past under wraps. The only thing which is revealed is that he has an elder sibling.

 

Satsuki Hyoudou

Satsuki hyoudou

 

Satsuki is the manager of the café where Misaki worked. She’s a middle-aged woman whose uniform is a little different from other maids at the café.

 

This is to distinguish her separate role. Though she is an authoritarian, she’s kind to Misaki.

 

Whenever Misaki gets depressed, she would cheer her up. She also has a soft corner to all her employees who are hard-working.

 

She allowed Misaki to skip the “Little Sister’s Day” when she was not able to.

 

Aoi Hyoudou

Aoi Hyoudou

 

Aoi is Satsuki’s nephew. Being a trap, he’s a cross-dresser and a fashion designer. He is feminine and has similar interests.

 

He faces constant insults and disapproval from his father. This led to his unceremonious exit from the home.

 

Aoi plays a vital role in the relation between Usui and Misaki. He is a frequent target of bullies and miscreants.

 

They attack him for his different ways.

 

Hinata Shintani

Hinata Shintani

 

He’s Misaki’s childhood friend who had a crush on her. But, he married Suzana Ayuzawa, later.

 

He’s social, naïve, and cheerful. Hinata was very determined to marry Misaki and never resented or got envious of Usui.

 

He is someone who’s very popular among his friends and carries an innocent aura around him.

 

But, at the same time, he stands his ground and can be assertive.

 

 

Other decisive factors for Maid Sama Season 2

 

All the above factors which we discussed cover almost everything.

 

Still few factors like the ending of the previous season, controversies, and trailers can give crucial clues.

 

Ending

The ending of Season 1 is the biggest trigger for Season 2. It was not something that ended in all totality.

 

The story makers ensured that there was a bit of mystery and suspense. Usui and Misaki were from two different backgrounds.

 

A lot of their personality traits were poles apart. The ending showed their confession. While Usui was steadfast, Misaki showed signs of hesitation.

 

Misaki may have appeared a little malleable but her wounds were fresh. She never had a strong relationship with any man in her life.

 

Her idea of what men were was not something positive. The rest of the story is about how she fights the internal battle.

 

Trailer

Since there has been no official announcement, there is no trailer for Season 2.

 

Once an official update and confirmation come, we will let you know.

 

Controversy

Maid Sama attracted some negative reviews because of some stereotyping.

 

The gender roles were under criticism (for sexism) and some sequences were called Shoujo.

 

Some reviewers even critiqued the layouts and the character portrayal. They found it to be over–talkative.

 

Takumi, a character was unnecessary according to some reviewers. This is because they felt that the character did not do much of a service to the plot.

 

Also, she was called a cheap plot trick (which refers to a character that is relevant at only one point and could have been avoided).

 

 

Conclusion

 

Maid Sama is a romantic-comedy series that was guaranteed to make the viewers giggle. It gained appreciation and acceptance from a huge audience.

 

Though it was not the one that would cause rip-roaring laughter, it was funny enough to be called humorous.

 

The point of attraction was the realism in the sequence of events.

 

Had they focussed on making the movie into a utopia of love, it would have gone unnoticed.

 

It’s not easy to make the audience consume 26 episodes of pure Rom-Com. Let not the lack of official announcements worry you.

 

Hunter X Hunter is an anime that saw a long time between the release of two Seasons.

 

There are many more such instances to cite here. Follow ENTOIN for more updates and don’t forget to drop your email below to subscribe to the newsletter.