Best Student Council

Alt titles: Gokujo Seitokai

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Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...

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Wolfco Wolfco says...

There are a lot of things going on in Best Student Council. Lots of characters with many differing experiences and motivations are coming and going around the main character all while the school constantly deals with extreme events. Ouran is much the same in many respects. Some people with highly differring mentalities are all interacting in a humorous way with the school being the common ground. It might seem like these two series aren't comparable, but despite the fundamental difference between the two main leads there is a shared mix of humor and seriousness. There is also a feeling between the two of constant movement. Something is always pushing forward whether it be plot or character growth.

SomeoneElse SomeoneElse says...

In both Ouran High School Host Club, and Gokujo Seitokai, we see the quintessential tale of the poor girl who gets taken in by a group of "higher class" schoolmates only to have her outshine them all with her natural inner beauty. and of course this is all made possible through a series of absurd events that have little or nothing to do with the actual school in attendance.

holyzac holyzac says...

Oh yes! If you like any one of these animes you have to watch the other. Both animes are so comical you would laugh when you watch them. Schools with councils, clubs almost the same, unity between friends overcoming daily obstacles thats what these both animes are about and dont forget to laugh!

sothis sothis says...

Ouran is basically what BSC tries to be (and fails). Unlike BSC, Ouran is actually hilarious, has interesting characters, and will entertain you. If you for some reason liked the abrasive characters and poor story in BSC, try on the far superior Ouran for size.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Ouran High School Host Club and Best Student council fit each other perfectly.  Each series revolve around the poor female protagonist getting thrown into an upper end school setting.  They precede to each join a club/council as the series progress through the humor events that befall them.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

They're both comedies that take place in a school setting, though the focus is on extracurricular activities, not academic endeavours. The protagonist in both series is a poor girl who gets dragged into a group (host club and student council, respetively) with enourmous amounts of infiuence, funds and opportunities for comedic escapades. Loads of varied characters are to be found in either one as well. If you liked either one you should consider watching the other series.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

If you enjoyed Best Student Council, you would not be making a mistake to check out Ouran High School Host Club. Both stories take place nominally in a school setting, but the focus instead is on the main character's life within the context of an elite, special school-related group. Rino Rando, in the case of BSC, is involved with the Miyagami Best Student Council, and Haruhi Fujioka, the main lead of OHSHC, is involved with the hijinks of the school's Host Club.

Both female leads are surrounded by a varied cast of supporting characters who are introduced and developed during the run of the show.  BSC features primarily a female-concentrated cast while OHS features a predominantly male cast.

The story for both develops over the accumulation of watching several seemingly unrelated episodes; both series are focused on comedy and showcase absurdist situations the main lead and the group must face.

I feel OHS is the more successful at presenting story and characters; if you enjoyed BSC, you should check out OHSHC.

Azumanga Daioh

Azumanga Daioh

Ten-year-old genius Chiyo, animal-loving Sakaki, loudmouth Tomo, athletic Kagura, weight-conscious Yomi and dim-witted Osaka are six friends who share laughs, good times, and a high school homeroom. With scary (and sometimes perverted) teachers, school festivals, penguin suits and general hilarity abounding, you can be sure that there's never a dull day in the life of one of these students!

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Himitsu Himitsu says...

Azumanga Daioh and Best Student Council are series that are all-around comedy. The selection of characters are about the same and just as silly. What I found most similar were the use of facial expressions - very funny. Azumanga Daioh has a lot of cultural references and the characters are much more loveable.

SomeoneElse SomeoneElse says...

Besides the obvious similarities that both series take place mostly at school among a group of girl friends, Gokujo Seitokai, and Azumanga Daioh also share a similar sense of the absurd. Whereas Azumanga Daioh is held truer to a real world standard, both series are abound with humorous situations made possible by the often awkward positioning of a group of acutely obtuse girls.

flyboy42 flyboy42 says...

If you loved Reno's hijinks in BSC, then azudai's Osaka talks, looks, and acts the same as Osaka (if Osaka had a wise cracking puppet)

If you loved Kouri's hijinks in BSC, azudai's Kourin is the same person with a different design and love intrest.

Outside of the two similar characters Azudai is a more laid back version of BSC, there's less action and the atmosphere is very minimalistic.

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

They're both comedies, though not without any sentimental or dramatic moments,  that center around a group of schoolgirls and their antics, though Azumanga is far more grounded in reality. It should also be noted that the two teachers in BSC seems to have been "inspired" by Minamo and Yukari from Azumanga. If you enjoyed watching either of these series you might consider watching the other.

Special A

Special A

Ever since their first meeting at six years old, Hikari Hanazono has struggled to defeat her rival Kei Takashima at anything, whether it be athletics or academics. To date she has proven unsuccessful, resulting in Kei constantly referring to her as "second place." In reality, Kei has been in love with Hikari for quite some time, but Hikari remains completely oblivious to the fact. Now, as the top two students in a prestigious academy, the duo continues their long-running competition as part of the school's elite class of seven, the Special A. Will Hikari ever surpass Kei... or realize that he loves her?

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brenda310 brenda310 says...

both anime had an hiper/active main character also they have the same idea of this club/group of students that is better and has more power than the faculty it self... both are great anime that would defenitely make you laugh! 

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Special A and Best Student Council have the same type of energetic main character that makes everyone else around her feel good about themselves.  The council these elite type of students belong to seem to have the most power and authority in the school.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

This is a situational recommendation - if you enjoyed Best Student Council because you like watching a female lead character in a school-related setting, you might also enjoy Special A as well.  Both shows feature a main character who is a girl, attending school as part of an elite group of students. Rino Rando of BSC becomes part of the ultra-powerful Miyagami Best Student Council, and Hikari Hanazono is a member of the exclusive Special A group, with the other top students of the school.

SA includes some romance, while BSC does not, but if you enjoy watching the development of a girl and her friends in a special privileged setting, try Special A after watching Best Student Council.

Gakuen Alice

Gakuen Alice

Ever since they met, emotionless Hotaru and ditzy Mikanhave been best friends, and are virtually inseparable-- that is, until Hotaru is invited to attend a strange school far away, a school for those who have special abilities known as "Alice". Unable to be separated from her friend, Mikan soon sets out on a mission to find her. After traveling to a city far away, she finds Hotaru at last, but gets much more than she bargained for. Now, she is lost in a school full of kids with strange powers, unusual animals, and has secured an immediate rivalry with the toughest little punk in town!

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HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

A poor, orphaned girl that's also more than a little dense gets to join a school that's definitely out of the ordinary: a boarding school for people with superhuman abilities and one with an absurdly powerful student council. Both series feature the same brand of silly humour, a varied cast and similar visuals. Fans of either series should definitely consider watching the other.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

If you enjoyed either Best Student Council or Gakuen Alice, you might want to check out the other title. Both shows feature a less-than-talented girl who, with the help and support of her extraordinary friends, becomes more than she ever realized she could.

Rino Rando of BSC has her friendship  with her childhood puppet friend Pucchan to help her navigate life with the ultra powerful Miyagami Best Student Council and Mikan Sakura of GA has her friendship with Hotaru Imari to guide her with her special ability classmates. 

If you enjoy watching a lead character interact with friends while developing her own special potential, check out either of these shows.

I My Me! Strawberry Eggs

I My Me! Strawberry Eggs

Hibiki is unemployed, unmotivated, and out of luck. But it seems his luck just might change: a nearby school is looking for qualified instructors, but there's a catch.. females only! With rent looming around the corner and the landlord threatening to cook the dog if you don't pay up, what's a guy to do? Become a woman, of course. Watch Hibiki as he blunders his way through embarassing situations, under the close scrutiny of the headmaster's gaze and his female students' admiration.

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SomeoneElse SomeoneElse says...

About the only similarity in plot between I My Me! Strawberry Eggs and Gokujo Seitokai is that they both take place at school. What really makes these two series a pair however is their shared sense of the comic absurd. With both series, you will find yourself chuckling not only at the intended puns and quips, but also at yourself for being suckered into characters who are so incredibly out of the norm.