“Maid Sama!” is a beloved anime classic — it’s a romantic comedy with all the cutesy clichés of a shojo narrative wrapped up in an amusing premise, and it has an oxymoronic title to boot. The term “sama” is a Japanese honorific for someone of higher status, and it’s employed in the title “Samsara,” since putting it to “maid” mockingly mocks at the low rank’s position and emphasizes the series’ main issue.
Misaki Ayuzawa, the president of the hardcore class at a formerly all-boys institution that has been converted to co-ed, is working hard to make her school more inviting for her female classmates. However, when she isn’t working at a maid cafe, she helps to support her family financially by selling cookies. She is determined not to let her delicate job reputation detract from her frightening reputation at school, so she tries to keep the two separate. That is, until Takumi Usui, an attractive and aloof classmate of hers, discovers her double life.
While the anime has a large following, it does not continue past the manga on which it is based, thus fans have been clamoring for a second season. Here’s all we know about “Maid Sama!” Season 2 right now.
When is the Maid Sama Season 2 releasing?
Despite having a lot of manga left to adapt, J.C. Staff has not announced anything about a “Maid Sama!” Season 2 thus far. The first 26-episode season aired in 2010, so it’s been over a decade since new material arrived. That isn’t an encouraging timetable. Reviving a decade-old anime is unlikely, but the series has recently gained new life on Netflix, so anything is possible.
Netflix has established itself as an anime center, with the streaming service continuing to fight for attention in a crowded market. Many of Netflix’s own original anime programs were created by them, so there’s always a chance that if “Maid Sama!” gets enough viewership, the streamer will consider bringing it back for a second season. Fans should get loud and start pinging Netflix on social media. It worked for the Snyder Cut, right?
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Who is in the cast of the Maid Sama Season 2?
There has been no confirmation as to who would be in the cast of “Maid Sama!” since it hasn’t been greenlit for a second season. Currently, “Maid Sama!” is only available in Japanese (with English subtitles) on Netflix, so there’s double the voice talent to deal with if it gets revived. Misaki and Usui are played by Ayumi Fujimura and Nobuhiko Okamoto in Japanese drama. Fujimura and Okamoto have both lent their voices to many other projects: Azaka Kokutou in “Kara no Kyoukai: The Garden of Sinners” and Katsuki Bakugou in “My Hero Academia,” for example, are two that may be recognized.
David Matranga (Usui) and Monica Rial (Misaki) provide the voices for the English version. Matranga has lent his voice to “My Hero Academia” as Shoto Todoroki, a character from the manga. He has also done the voice of Bertholdt Hoover in “Attack on Titan,” which has gone viral worldwide. The fourth member, Rial, has the longest IMDb page among all four of them. She’s arguably best recognized as Bulma in “Dragon Ball Super.”
A second season of “Maid Sama!” would most certainly contain the same cast.
What is the story of Maid Sama Season 2?
While the anime does not conclude on a cliffhanger, Misaki ultimately confesses her love for Usui, and they become a couple, in the manga, the tale progresses even further. The anime has only covered up to Chapter 32 of the manga, whereas there are 85 chapters in total. There is no word yet about a “Maid Sama!” Season 2, but they will have plenty of material to draw from.
After Misaki and Usui get together in the manga, the tale explores further into Usui’s family issues. His family does not want him to date someone who is supposedly of a lower social standing, causing tension between the new couple. Despite his parents’ attempts to have him transfer schools, Usui and Misaki do in fact get married at the conclusion of the manga — ten years after high school graduation. Season 2 of “Maid Sama!” would probably continue this plot, but fans may read it now if they don’t want to wait.