As Ito Keita looks at the envelope in his hand, he is both excited and worried. Inside is the renowned "Platinum Letter", an invitation to the most esteemed boys-only high school in the country: Bell Liberty. Only the very best students are considered for this special academy, and each must display an outstanding skill or talent to be admitted. So with average grades and no special skills to speak of, why is Keita now finding himself on the bus to Bell Liberty? Will he be able to find his place among the elite, or find out why the school chairman himself issued the invitation?
Having recovered from a mysterious accident that caused him to suffer amnesia, Hashiba Sora is just starting to get his life back together. On the road to recovery, his steady progress is interrupted when he acquires a new roommate (who supposedly is his childhood friend), Fujimori Sunao. Their relationship becomes even more complicated with the appearance of Ran, an alternate personality inhabiting the same body as Sunao! Faced with the shadows of his past, can Sora regain his lost memories and make sense of what is happening around him?
Sukisho and Gakuen Heaven go hand and hand: both are yaoi/shounen-ai fests that use the gimmick of an all-male academy to inject a manifold of bishounen into the cast. These two series offer believable romances between male characters; Sukisho tends to be more hilarious even if it gets darker while Gakuen Heaven is cute and mostly harmless. Anyone who enjoyed one of these series is bound to appreciate the other.
Both Sukisho and Gakuen Heaven take place in a school setting and have a wide variety of different and entertaining characters. They also have roughly the same amount of shonen-ai content in them. Also, the main characters in both have something from their past that they cannot remember and they slowly recall it over the course of the series.
These two shows remind me of one another quite a bit and if you liked one, you'll probably enjoy the other.
Both anime have a dose of funny situations and take place in a school setting, and have the same amusing feeling. Sukisho has a more complex background story, whereas Gakuen Heaven is more centered on the relationship between the characters. Gakuen Heaven is also is a bit funnier and has a bigger variety of characters.
Gakuen Heaven and Sukisho are light shounen ai comedy series with a high school setting. Sukisho isn't very good and is a little more confusing, but it's got a bit more shounen ai scenes, which makes it okay.
Both of these lovely BL series were spawned from dating sim games with deeper plots than they let on. In the anime, they manage to keep the same light hearted feel, and have their serious tone as well!
Both of these series are set in an all boys school and focus on the relationship between the two central characters. Gakuen Heaven and Sukisho both have a lot of comedy in them but they also contain a fair bit of drama and uncovering of secrets from the past. If you liked this in one then check out the other.
Both set in schools with an unlikely protagonist surrounded by a plethora of beautiful bishounen, Sukisho and Gakuen Heaven are what I considered to be the weaker in the shounen-ai category. Although, what they lack in story, they make up for with some very sexy and handsome men. However, both seem to have a large fanbase and I think fans of one will definitely enjoy the other.
As a member of a musical duo on the verge of making it into show business, Shindou Shuichi has a lot on his mind -- especially since he writes the songs for his Bad Luck band. His life gets no less hectic when he bumps into Yuki Eiri, a successful yet cynical author extraordinaire, who immediately insults Shuichi’s lyrics upon reading them. Seeking him out to demand an apology, Shuichi nevertheless sees other facets of Eiri’s personality. Can he accept the fact that he might be developing feelings for the novelist who discredited his work on their first meeting?
Shounen-ai with a solid plot: Gravitation and Gakuen Heaven fit the description. Gravitation deals with the world of music, fame, and a very stormy romantic relationship between male leads; Gakuen Heaven is a school drama used to explore the considerably calmer involvement of two boys in love. Those who thought that Yuki and Shuichi were too at odds with each other to be believable should check out Gakuen Heaven; those who thought that GH was simply not random and angsty enough should give Gravitation a go.
Both series are shounen ai and include all of the good things: bishounen (handsome guys) and romance. In both, a cute boy falls in love with a tall handsome guy (or the other way around) and you follow their difficult journey to be together. If you liked one of them, you'll surely like the other one as well.
Both Gravi and GH are shounen ai series. Gravi is funnier and has a better plot, not to mention that Yuki Eiri makes it worth watching. But as a shounen ai fan you'll enjoy them both.
Very similar characters and it has that same cutesy feel. I really like the way both these anime's seem to have the same problems but in different situations
Both series are shonen-ai animes filled to the brim with cute guys! Also, if you liked the hyper opening theme to Gakuen Heaven, you'll probably enjoy many of Gravitation's songs.
Yuuta has just left his beloved sister behind to attend St Alfonso Academy: a secretive facility located on a small island in the Atlantic Ocean. There, cut off from the outside world, Yuuta cohabitates with five lovely "Marginal Princes": student representative Joshua Grant, movie star Alfred "Red" Visconti, otaku Sylvain Clark, bespectacled Haruya Kobayashi, and Henri-Hughes de Saint Germaine. Through classes, investigations, and musical numbers galore, Yuuta will experience the life of a student alongside his handsome friends.
Marginal Prince is so so similar to Gakuen Heaven, except that in Marginal Prince the protagonist and the leading man don't have a past. The two anime are the most similar shounen-ai I've ever watched. Try to watch the first episode and compare the first episode to Gakuen Heaven, you'll be shocked, give it a try. The president of Gakuen Heaven rides a motorbike then picked up Keita, and in Marginal Prince the president also picks up the protagonist but not with a bike, with a white horse. hahahahah
These shows are remarkably similar. The main character in both is the one "normal" guy in an elite boys' boarding school. Both shows have little going on by way of plot, some very mild shounen-ai, a bit of teen angst, and some light comedy. If you like one you'll probably like the other, but if you only watch one see "Marginal Prince" for its astoundingly cheesy musical numbers.
An average MC finds himself at an elite private boarding school for boys. Both fall into that oh-so-light shounen-ai category which results in frustrated shipping, and both plots are yawn-worthy at best and cheesy at worst.
It’s never easy being a transfer student, especially when transferring in the middle of the year. Certain schools have their own traditions and ways of doing things – something Kouno Tooru discovers when the student council of the Fujimori high school insists that he dress like a girl! Along with two other boys chosen for their remarkable beauty, Kouno is given the task of brightening up the dull days of an all-boys high school. The rewards offered by the student council are great, but the life of a “Princess” turns out to be more work than Kouno had bargained for...
Both Princess Princess and Gakuen Heaven are based on boys' love games of the same name respectively, so there's plenty of cutesy pretty-boy behaviour to be found here. Where Princess Princess is rather light on the actual shounen ai aspect, however, Gakuen Heaven makes it abundantly clear (and I quote, "A bunch of men together calls for some naked socializing!").
If you found yourself wanting a bit more out Princess Princess, Gakuen Heaven is for you. Conversely, if that series was too heavy on the gay ol' times, Princess Princess is less in-your-face about it. Despite the drag. Really.
The humour of both series is very similar, from unexpected situations to ecchi references to the character interactions. Gakuen Heaven and Princess Princess both show the evolution of the character relationships, as well.
On Astraea Hill stand 3 prestigious female-only academies known as St. Miatre, Spica, and LeRim; and though the schools are separate, they share a single campus and dormitory. Nagisa Aoi is a 10th grader who has decided to transfer to St. Miatre's Girls' Academy. Though her transition has been smooth so far, while exploring the campus Aoi inadvertently falls down a hill, sees the beautiful Shimuza, and promptly (not to mention embarrassingly) faints. Nagisa continues to see Shimuza out and about, but soon discovers that she is the "Etoile" -- a well respected girl within all of the schools. With Shizuma taking a liking to the new transfer student Nagisa, secrets of Shizuma's past will unravel over the coming school year.
Both Strawberry Panic and Gakuen Heaven are about a newcomer to a famous academy, who develops a special relationship with the chairman (or étoile) through various events and problematic situations. It can also be interesting to compare the slight differences between similar stories that are shonen ai and shojo ai.
Gakuen Heaven is merely Strawberry Panic with women instead of men! With lots of lovely ladies and gentlemen all trying their best to get the man character's attention (and with the mysterious instances in each series that hint towards somehting more), these two series go together like a hand and glove!