Hana Yori Dango

Alt titles: Boys Over Flowers

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Paradise Kiss

Paradise Kiss

Yukari is a typical high school student on the fast track to attending a university, but her boring life leaves much to be desired; that is, until a motley crew of fashion design students ask her to model their new clothing line: Paradise Kiss! Now, Yukari must choose if she will reject the life her mother has laid out for her, and start making choices on her own for the first time. While taking her first steps into adulthood, Yukari also begins to realize that with freedom comes responsibility; a life in the fashion industry isn't an easy one, especially for someone unsure of her own intentions…

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kamirura kamirura says...

Both series got the main theme of romance where the girl got a hard time picking the right boyfriend. Paradise kiss is ofc lot shorter and doesnt go into as much details but they both remind me of each other. The bad boy trying to catch a good girl. Im sure you'll like the other if you havent watched it.

snivets snivets says...

Although they are intended for different demographics (shoujo for Boys over Flowers and josei for ParaKiss), these are a pair of good, dramatic romances. I think fans of one would enjoy the other.

Kimi ni Todoke

Kimi ni Todoke

Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.

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Kio Kio says...

The main theme of these anime is not quite a simple love-story. Both series have dramatic and humorous parts always make you feel the situation and leave in hopes that everything's gonna be alright. Here is also the school theme. In Hana Yori Dango we can see more violence, but at heart all the charecters are very kind.

heykay15 heykay15 says...

Both are sweet stories in romance involving girls who are inexperienced in love.  Although Hana yori dango is more dramatic than Kimi ni Todoke, I found myself rooting for all the characters.  Another strong theme in both series is that of friendship.  Main characters make and maintain strong ties with other characters which are an integral part of both series.  Well developed characters.  There is not as much closure as I would have liked as in Kimi ni Todoke because the series does not progress in the relationship any where as far compared to Hana yori Dango,  but the likability of the main characters remains strong.

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge

Nakahara Sunako, a high school girl whose interests include horror movies, coffins and gore, is sent by her aunt to live in an extravagant mansion with four ridiculously handsome boys. As if living with these “radiant creatures” who give her constant nosebleeds isn’t hard enough, she soon discovers that the boys have made a bet with her aunt: in exchange for free rent, they will try to mold Sunako into a magnificent lady. As someone who has cast aside all her femininity and sworn to live in darkness, Sunako is ready to do whatever it takes to nullify these efforts; but is there a way for the creatures of darkness and light to coexist?

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FreddyCrab FreddyCrab says...

I'm suprised these haven't been recomended before as their really both very similar. Both stories are of a girl who doesn't necessarily fit in with the world and is viewed by others to have many faults- but then she meets a group of boys and her life changes for the better. Their also both slightly similar in the sense that both of their animation styles are quite stand-alone and not that common. Their stories have the same patterns of love triangles and romance with formerly mean male characters as well.

sunako3 sunako3 says...

Both have a femaie lead who is both introverted but spunky, who are both helped and hindered by a group of rich pretty boys. 

HYD has more soft romatic elements where as YNSH has more comedic ones. 

I found both very enjoyable, the largest discrepency is the ratio between romance and comedy in each as I mentioned above, which depending on personal preference can influence the viewer one way or the other. 

The some what goth elements/jokes in YNSH is something that I have so far found to be unique both in most anime's I have seen and in the reverse harem style but the way it is worked throughout the story has made YNSH one of my favorite animes :)

Kimagure Orange Road TV

Kimagure Orange Road  TV

A classic romantic comedy from the 1980's, telling the bittersweet story of three high school students. The series features very unique storytelling and direction, music from some of the biggest Japanese pop acts of the 1980's, and an added twist as Kyosuke and his family are ESPers, whose powers are used to tell unique stories and put the characters in unusual situations.

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Zadillo Zadillo says...

If you do enjoy the whole school romance genre, you should enjoy this one as well, as they do have some similar elements, and this is one of the better school romance/comedies out there.

Great Teacher Onizuka

Great Teacher Onizuka

With a history of leading a motorcycle gang and getting bad grades in school, why would 22 year old Onizuka ever want to become a teacher? Is it to educate young minds or spread the joy of education? Sure, if it involves being able to look up high school girls' skirts! Watch as this would-be educator uses his own life lessons and unconstituted methods as a means to control a delinquent class of students -- students who certainly aren't as happy to have him as a teacher as he is happy to be teaching...

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

GTO has more comedy in it, while Hana Yori Dango aims for the drama/romace genre. Another main difference is that the teachers in Hana Yori Dango have hardly anything to do with the story, while these teachers are of alot more importance in GTO. If you are more comedy orientated and you liked Hana Yori Dange, check out GOT. If you liked the drama in GTO, check out Hana Yori Dango right away