The tale of the White Ghost and a diabolical plan… err…
Finally I’m back to Kaichou wa Maid-sama! and let me tell you, I still love the characters but the plot is making me sleep with loud snores. I swear when the episode started I had déjà vu from Bleach’s first episode. Of course that was awesome while this seemed to be a deliberate copy and what’s up with Usui look-alikes? Aratake is the second after a distant profile resemblance with Kuuga. Lulz are definitely important but there are times when a Shoujo needs to show some progress rather than making the characters flit across the screen participating in School festivals and saving damsels in distress (though Yukimura does make a very kawaaii damsel!). This post was written between today’s matches and my rage against Brazil and Portugal’s nil might trickle down here. Anyway, let’s get over with the quick summary before my thoughts on the current episode:
As in episode 11 when Sakura was given the center stage, it’s Shiro-yan’s turn to shine in the current one. It’s common knowledge for the watchers of this show that the Baka-trio has delinquency engraved in their blood but due to Misaki’s tsun tsun attitude towards them and her discovery as a maido had turned them into skipping moe-blob fans. Rewind this to a few years, when Shirokawa Nao was actually known as the White Ghost of the Tornado – the Guardian of the Seisen Middle School.
Aratake, a self-renowned delinquent followed the White Ghost’s footsteps in becoming the baddest delinquent of them all. In completing his childhood dream of standing up to the person he has admired always, he seeks him out at Seika High. Though, what he sees he can’t believe because his idol has not a strand of delinquency left around him!
After Aratake and gang witness the happy-go-lucky version of their ex-boss, they freak out and kidnap Yukimura thinking him as his girlfriend. Why do you ask? Well, Hagimoto (the broadcast guy in Student’s Council) dressed him up in a sailor outfit to show him off as his girlfriend to his mother. Poor Yukkun (finally, I dub thee) is zoomed off to a secret location as a helpless uke.
On the other hand, Misaki finds out about the kidnapping and together with Usui and the trio visit Seisen Middle School in tracing out the delinquents. They meet Aoi, who studies there. All of them form a diabolical plan of raiding the secret hideout of delinquents and rescue Yukkun. This was where I really lost my patience when a barrage of characters just happen to get across the rehearsing schemers diverting their attention, causing Aratake to wait with abated breath for his plan to lure the White Ghost for his supposed girlfriend.
It was revealed that Shiro-yan stopped getting involved in fights after his mother threatened him but he didn’t pull his punches when Aratake wanted a fight. He remembered him as the kid he saved, who was always picked upon in his first year of middle school. It was from then that Aratake followed everything that Shiro-yan did. In the quest for being the strongest, he worked hard yet life is more than just fighting. It was almost as if a master had accepted a disciple.
All is good again in their world when Aratake and his full gang accept Misaki as their goddess endorsed by their hero, Shiro-yan. Of course, Usui finds ways to look cool and show his support for Misaki.
End Thoughts: From this short review, you must see, my dear reader; I might not blog this regularly just because it’s unable to grasp my attention except for the main characters. Also, summer season is on us and there are a few shows that I’m looking forward to. It all boils down to how much time I have versus the shows I really want to blog about. And I don’t want to turn into those reviewers who continuously bitch about shows just because they have gotten off track.
I still love the characters but I think J.C.Staff is not really working the plot for the better. I heard that manga is still going on and around 50+ chapters are already out so why so many filler episodes and diversions? Without any plot, the episodes have become stand-alone rather than a continuous storyline.
The main theme of cosplay and stalking is still at their peak but now it’s happening more with consent except for of course Yukkun who got to wear a maido-dress in previous episode, sailor one in the current and preview shows him adorning a rose in his hair. =.=;; It’s good to know about supporting characters but if it’s one after the other with the usual tsun tsun moments and a very few dere ones with not much development between the pair, viewers like me get tired of all the teasing.
The best thing in this episode was Yukimura’s DAWWness. So, then how can I not say: Oyakata-samaaa, Yukimuraaaa! Oyakata-samaaa, Yukimuraaaa! and ad nauseum. xD
Preview shows a new character in hoodie to be introduced with some Misaki and Usui moments and cornering. It seems like Yukimura hasn’t grown out of his girly visage still (poor bloke). Hopefully, there would be some progress… Plug: for quicker updates, add @ Twitter. Till next time, Ja ne~