Cute girls dressed as maids are a symbol of Japan’s otaku culture. The sight of tourists visiting maid cafes day after day shows that these girls are loved around the world as one of Japan’s subcultures.
Maid characters are one of the attributes that boast strong popularity not only in three dimensions but also in two dimensions. Cute maid characters in maid costumes have appeared in all genres, including romantic comedies and otherworldly reincarnations.
In this article, we picked 10 such maid characters for you to dive into. We will introduce their charms, including their characterization as maids and their position in the works.
- What is the appeal of maid characters?
- 1.Ram & Rem/Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World
- 2. Maria/Hayate the Combat Butler
- 3.Mikuru Asahina/The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
- 4. Roberta/BLACK LAGOON
- 5. Sharo/Is the Order a Rabbit?
- 6. Siesta/The Familiar of Zero
- 7. Tohru/Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
- 8. Tama/Gintama
- 9. Akiyama Mio/K-ON!
- 10. Misaki Ayuzawa/Maid Sama!
What is the appeal of maid characters?
The trademark of maid characters is their maid uniform. The black and white apron dress with a lace headdress is called a white brim. There are various designs depending on the work, such as long Victorian maids and mini-skirted French maids.
First of all, these characters are gorgeous. They give the impression of cleanliness, modesty, and discretion. Their devotion to their work is probably the secret of their popularity.
In addition, because of their position as maids, most of them have masters or landlords whom they serve. Their loyalty and single-mindedness toward their employers are also major attractions.
1.Ram & Rem/Re:Zero − Starting Life in Another World
Ram and Rem are twin maids who appear in Re:Zero. They both work for the Roswaal mansion, the elder sister Ram with pink hair and the younger sister Rem with light blue hair.
Ram is salty towards Subaru, the main character. However, when it comes to Rem, she is very caring and attentive to her. Ram’s gentleness toward her sister is a major character trait she has.
Rem, on the other hand, is an excellent maid who does 90% of the maid work and has a mild personality. However, she has the tremendous power of an ogre and sometimes crushes her enemies by wielding a morning star that does not match her appearance while wearing a maid’s uniform.
She overcame her trauma when she met Subaru and has been very devoted to him ever since. Her beauty and conflicting strength are what makes her so popular.
2. Maria/Hayate the Combat Butler
Maria is one of the main characters in Hayate the Combat Butler She is the maid who takes care of the heroine, Sanzenin Nagi. She was given this name because she was picked up in front of the statue of Maria when she was a child.
She is a so-called “super maid,” and in addition to being a professional-level cook, she handles all household chores. She is also fluent in 17 languages and is so intelligent that she graduated from high school at the age of 13, skipping many grades. In addition, she is so monstrously strong that you would never guess it from her appearance.
Although Maria is 17 years old, she is mature for her age, having entered high school at the age of 10. Perhaps, because she grew up in a zaibatsu family, her lack of common sense is also an attractive feature of her character.
3.Mikuru Asahina/The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
The most famous character in The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya who appears in a maid costume is Mikuru Asahina. She is beautiful, serious, kind, and stylish. In addition, her screwed-up personality makes her an exceptionally cute character in the series.
She is not a maid in particular. She is often forced to dress up in various costumes. In particular, she often wears a maid’s uniform in the club room, and she also shows off her maid’s outfit on merchandise and CD jackets.
Mikuru Asahina is a character that is filled with all kinds of moe elements in her works. The fact that she often wears maid uniforms also plays a major role in enhancing her moe factor.
4. Roberta/BLACK LAGOON
Roberta is a special maid in BLACK LAGOON. She is a maid in the service of the Lovelace family, a prestigious South American family, and she serves as the head maid. However, she is not good at housework and other maid work, so her main job is to take care of the incoming heir of the family, Garcia.
Her true identity is Rosalita Cisneros, a former Cuban guerilla who grew up trained in assassination and is an internationally wanted criminal. She usually lives her life hiding her guerilla persona, but when Garcia, whom she cares for, was abducted, she displayed overwhelming combat prowess.
Her fighting prowess is such that she is feared as a “killer robot,” even in this anime, which features many outlaw and inhuman characters. This character is recommended for those who like gun action.
5. Sharo/Is the Order a Rabbit?
Sharo a.k.a. Sharo Kirima is one of the main characters in Is the Order a Rabbit? is one of the main characters appearing in Is the Order a Rabbit?. She is a junior student at the school for young ladies that Lise goes to, but her family is extremely poor. Her parents are out of work, so she lives alone in a rundown house that is ridiculed as a storeroom.
Although she is exempted from paying school fees, she has to work part-time because she does not have enough money. The uniform of the cafe Fleur de Lapin, where she works part-time, is a maid-style design. She sometimes wears a headdress with bunny ears, which is a distinctive feature of her uniform.
Although she works wearing bunny ears, she herself is not very fond of rabbits. This is also an endearing charm about her.
6. Siesta/The Familiar of Zero
Siesta is a girl who works as a maid in The Familiar of Zero. She does cleaning and housekeeping at Tristain Academy of Magic.
She is one of the heroines who has feelings for the main character, Saito Hiraga. Despite her quiet personality, she is bold in her approach, serving him her specialties and giving him hand-knitted scarves as gifts.
Her charm is her straightforwardness. In contrast to the main heroine, Ruiz, who is a tsundere and has a hard time being honest, she is portrayed as a character who is able to express her feelings straightforwardly. She is usually a maid who takes a step back, but when the time comes, her boldness and strength of heart make her an appealing character.
7. Tohru/Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid
Thor is a blond twin-tail girl who lives in the house of Ms. Kobayashi, the main character in Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid. She is hired by Ms. Kobayashi as a maid and basically spends her time dressed as a maid.
Her true identity is a dragon that was previously rescued by Ms. Kobayashi. Although she may look like a human girl, she is really a dragon, so she often does things that are out of the ordinary for a human. She is a very funny character who enjoys her life with Ms. Kobayashi despite the trouble she causes.
Ms. Kobayashi is a severe maid geek. Her maid stories that can be heard throughout the work are also a highlight of the film.
Tama is a Karakuri doll that appears in Gintama. She is a character dressed in a Japanese-style maid’s uniform who also works as an employee at the snack bar Otose, which is located on the first floor of Manjo-ya, the restaurant run by Gintoki Sakata, the main character of Gintama.
When she first appeared, her body was broken and only her head was left. She was picked up by Kagura, and after repairing her body, she then started working at the snack shop.
She has a strong desire to be a Karakuri that is useful to others, and her dedication to her work in the workplace is impressive. Although she is a Karakuri, Tama also has a mischievous side. Her natural and blabbermouth comments, which she makes without expression, are destructive in combination with her cute appearance.
9. Akiyama Mio/K-ON!
Fans of Akiyama Mio in K-ON! cite her maid appearance in the fourth episode of the anime as a fan favourite. In the actual scene, Ritsu Tainaka imagines Mio as a maid, but the cuteness of Mio in her fantasy became a big topic of conversation
The pose of Mio making a heart with her hands in her fantasy and the line “Moe Moe Kyun” became a boom at that time.
In episode 18, Mio shows off her maid outfit at a coffee shop to overcome her stage fright, and we can see her wearing a different design maid outfit from episode 4. Her shy blushing expression makes her even more adorable.
10. Misaki Ayuzawa/Maid Sama!
Misaki Ayuzawa is the main character in Maid Sama! The main character in Maid Sama! She is a rare maid character in the shoujo manga genre.
Misaki is the first female student to become the student council president at Seika High School, where male students have strong power. Due to her father, she grew up hating men, and she has worked hard in both her studies and sports so that she would not be defeated by men. She is a beautiful girl, but she does not care much about her appearance and has a serious, straightforward personality like a bamboo split.
She is dressed as a maid because she works part-time at a maid cafe to supplement her family’s finances. The gap between her dignified appearance as the chairman of the board and her work at the maid cafe makes her an attractive and interesting heroine.
We have introduced 10 characters who are attractive for their work as maids and their maid uniforms. There are various types of maid characters, from those who are maids in their own right to those who are maids as cosplayers.
Please try to find your favourite character from among many characters. Be sure to keep checking back on our site for more great anime recommendations!