Aoi Sakuraba, heir to the Sakura department store, has only one thing on her mind-- her beloved. Betrothed from a very young age, she has been in love with him, Kaoru Hanabishi, ever since. After Kaoru left his family, their bethrothal was nullified. Aoi sets out to find him. Will they be able to stand against the barriers that will try to keep them apart?
In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise (along with all first year students) was charged with summoning a familiar; and instead of a cute magical creature, the familiar arrived in the form of... Saito Hiraga, a normal Japanese boy who was abruptly teleported from his own world?! Can both Louise and Saito come to terms with their new and complicated "relationship" and (more importantly) help Saito find a way home?
Although one takes place in a fantasy setting and the other is not, I think both Zero no Tsukaima and AYA offer a good amount of rich characters, romance, comedy, and drama. I strongly recommend watching both.
In both AYA and ZNT the main story revolves around an impossible love story, as the main characters' families are against such a relationship. Furthermore, both stories have a good mix of comedy and ecchi scenes. If you loved one series for these reasons you will like the other too.
Ai Yori Aoshi and Zero No Tsukaima are harem anime that depict love in difficult situations. Because of these situations there is a lot of similar comedy involving the main male characters, Kaoru and Saito, as they interact with unsuspecting female companions.
In the recent past, Keiichi called the Goddess Helpline and asked for a goddess to be his, forever; and with that, the lovely Belldandy came into his life. After several disastrous events and general misfortune, Keiichi and Belldandy are still living together – along with Belldandy’s pesky cohorts Skuld and Urd. More troubles arise when Peorth pays a visit to grant another of Keiichi’s wishes – a wish that she feels Belldandy is not fulfilling. The queen of hell has arrived, and Morisato Residence will never be the same!
Both Ai Yori Aoshi and Ah! My Goddess are incredibly sweet romanctic series. If you're a sucker for that kind of thing, then you'll certainly like both series. Not to mention the nice comedic elements contained in both series.
Both series are about a couple that must over come many obstacles for their love. Both femals leads are girls that are just too good to be true for the male leads. They will do anything for the ones that they love. If you liked one you'll like the other.
Ikko is a Buddhist monk in training who works at his grandmother’s temple with six nuns -- six very attractive nuns. Though lazy, weak and unmotivated to learn the skills of a monk, amazingly strong holy powers sleep inside of Ikko that are triggered only by the awakening of his, shall we say, lust for worldly delights. A vengeful spirit is haunting your home? A flash of pantsu, and Ikko's your man. But therein lies danger; what really is the secret behind his mysterious powers? And how many hits to the head from angry, semi-naked nuns can a man take?
Can you say awkward romance? That's exactly how you could describe both Amaenaideyo and AYA. Not only do both of these series consist of that popular comedy/romance genre, but they are also ecchi. You'll love either one if you like those genres. If you want more ecchi, watch Amaenaideyo!! If you want more romance, watch Ai Yori Aoshi; that's the only real difference.
Both are about one guy surrounded by a bunch of beautiful girls, but in Amaenaideyo there's definitely more fanservice.
Kazuya Saotome is an electrical engineering student with a passion for computers, building his robot squid, and programming. One day he receives May, a hand sized cyberdoll, in a package from Cyberdyne Co. as a revenge tactic planted in a CD from his rival. With a little help from May to clean up his act, he may even be able to win over the heart of Kasumi, his landlord's daughter.
Multiple girls and a boy, trouble about expressing one's love, romance, and funny trouble. Those are all the things that 'll make you like both series. Though computer geeks will have a special preference for Hand Maid May while other might prefer the more standard settings of Ai Yori Aoshi
Shiratori Ryushi is a young man who wants nothing more than to be a children’s book author. To accomplish his goal he moves to an old-style apartment in the middle of Tokyo, and at first, his humble abode seems heaven-sent… but not for long! In addition to meeting Aoba Kozue, his good-hearted landlady who isn’t entirely what she seems to be, Ryushi discovers that he has a whole cast of crazy neighbors to handle! What started out a dream has turned into a nightmare of chaotic proportions. Can Ryushi survive his stay in Tokyo?
Two of my favorite series, both have a very similar feel. Ai Yori Aoshi is more Drama based while Mahoraba is more Romance and Comedy based, both are terrific series that are utterly worth watching.
The storyline in both is very similar - guy rents a place (full of different girls) from a girl, who he was friends with durnig childhood. But not only the storyline, but also the characters (main and side) are very much alike.
While in Ai yori Aoshi there is a bit more drama, and in Mahoraba more comedy, I'm sure you'll like it if you liked the other.