Fifteen-year-old Kasumi Kishimoto has a boyfriend overseas and high hopes for her future: she’s been accepted to Myoujou High School, and is moving to her aunt’s house to live. But little did she know that she’d be sharing her home with not one, but four boys! Perverted and playboy Shin, hungry Takashi, bizarre Makoto and endearing Yusaku help make Kasumi’s life more interesting; and in the midst of classes, baseball games, and dealing with the school’s all-male Cheer Squad, there are plenty of fun times to be had at Myoujou High.
Short, assertive Shunsuke is fed up with femininity. He grew up surrounded by mostly female students and teachers, he has numerous sisters, and his family even runs a lingerie shop. So when he chose to transfer to Sunshine Academy, an all-male school, Shunsuke was dismayed to discover that it recently became co-ed. To make matters worse, he's quickly befriended by Natsumi, a towering yet kind girl who takes an immediate liking to the boy. With his confident and often brash attitude causing misunderstandings with classmates and teachers alike, Shunsuke's eventful life at Sunshine Academy has just begun!
These titles are two older romantic comedies that have a very similar old school 'school life' setting. Just trust me that if you liked one, you'd surely appreciate the other.
Both old school Anime in a sense of seeking out love, and deep meaningful relationships. Despite minor differences in terms of story, and they are subtle, you'll enjoy both with great pleasure. Especially if you're into old school anime.
Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?
Yusaku Godai is a ronin – a person who failed his entrance exams. Though eager for a second chance to succeed, Yusaku’s attempts to study for future exams are constantly thwarted by his fellow residents at Maison Ikkoku, who insist on using his apartment for their debauchery and drinking games. Though tempted to call it quits at the house, things change when Maison Ikkoku’s beautiful new building manager, Kyoko, arrives. With plenty of competition from the sidelines and interference from his drunken and provocative neighbors, Yusaku must now focus his energy on winning the girl of his dreams, Kyoko!
Maison Ikkoku and Hiatari Ryoko, in addition to airing in the same time period, are lighthearted comedies about many people inhabiting the same house. Maison is more mature, but both have a very, very similar feel. If you liked one, try out the other.