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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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BreathingAqua

They both are about school kids falling in love and have very similar art and characters. The type of shojou anime is much the same and the characters are about the same age. Overall, Special A and Kaichou wa Maid Sama are very much alike.

veearchie

Both anime are very much alike, the girl is working hard to overtake the guy, but the guy is always far off in front of her. Despite that, they have feelings for each other. the characters have very similar personalities, same art... however, kaichou wa maid-sama have more story development compared to special A.

Trinityx94

Hard headed, strong, determined girl who hates to lose and is going to high school with a group of freinds with various fun and entertaining personalities? As well as the perfect, popular guy who likes to tease her? Well either of these fits these perfectly. I've also read the mangas of both. You couldn't love one without loving the either. Seriously, I suggest either one of these if you've watched the other. And even if you haven't seen either one yet you should definitely watch them both. Two animes that are bound to get you laughing in fits of tears at the right moments and shouting at the screen at others.

amina9898

If you like one of these anime you will be sure to like the other for there is a lot of similarity between the two. First both Hikari and Misaki are strong willed, fired up, smart, competitive, tough, can never seem to win over Kei/Usui, and they even sorta look alike. Both Kei and Usui are arrogant, smart, strong, love to tease Hikari/Misaki, and they also kinda look alike. Two, the settings and images of both anime really resemble each other.

KiyoneSaya

These characters are very simialr with strong willed girl trying to overcome an always two steps ahead guy. While they both learn to be more vulnerable and with another person. The settings are very similar.

PJL

Both animes have a hard working girl as the main character who is in second place to the main guy but has vowed to catch up to him. Both of the girls are strong and smart and make you want to work hard, too!!!

DuskFey

Both Special A and Kaicho wa Maid-sama! are about strong, fiery young women who try to accomplish everything by themselves, can't seem to pass her rival, and let their judgments about people blind them to the truth. If you like the way that Hikari and Kei or Misaki and Takumi interact, you really should do yourself a favor and watch the other pair as well.

ftislandx33

Both have very similar main characters kei and Usui both tell the girl that they like them but both girls are clueless and even things they are moking them. Both are dense girls when it comes to love but is good at and works hard at everything else. While they do try their best the guys are always in front of them. The stiry is very similar and if you like one of the animes you will like the other

Lenny

If you have already watched one of these anime, and to the second a hand yet do not send in addition, but you liked the first, be assured that the second as will not leave you indifferent. Finally, each interested a genre should watch both of them. Both protagonists simply amaze with the similarity of character and appearance. As the general spirit of an anime is in many respects similar: action occurs at school, both heroes test to each other liking. The guy appears the initiator. And the girl understands nothing in relations and presidency or rivalry with the cleverest and talented is interested only in the duties, whether it be.

akatsukiJuS

well the story have similar points, like the fact that is a really good romantic comedy and both main characters are very smart, strong and competitive..

Also the fact that the guy is totally in love of the girl but she doesn't sees that way, and she only see him as a competition and also annoying guy.

the comedy is very similar also..

gretzky99

In both animes the male lead is superior to the female lead - though the female lead is really hard-working she's always a step behind the male lead. The male lead is in love with the girl but she does not recognize this. 

In addition both shows are episodic, there is no real continuity between episodes besides that the female lead starts to feel the same way as the male lead (but she hardly admit or notice this).

littlehawk01

Kaichou wa Maid-sama and Special A are both about high school girls who are determined never to give up. They persevere and keep on going until the end. Each one also has alittle bit of romance and you can tell that the guy characters loves the girl characters. Even though both girls excell in grades and their physical abilities, they are pretty clueless when it comes to men and love. 

animelover571

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! and Special A are similar in many ways. The two main female characters, Hikari and Misaki, both hate losing and are hard-working people, and they are dense towards the other's feelings. Kei and Usui are both geniuses, and they are capable of doing things that normal people can't. If you liked one of these shows, you are sure to like the other!

needanimes95

Both main characters are strong girls who do their best to be better than the boys and who fail in noticing their impact on boys. Both shows are hilarious with an underlying romantic theme.

AnimeMangaLover13

In both Special A and Kaichou wa Maid-Sama the two main characters are a guy and a girl, and the girl is always trying to show-up each other in almost anything. The guy obviously like the girl, but the girl doesn't quite accept that she likes him as well.

nasreen10

Hikari and Misaki are very similiar characters. They are headstrong, smart, brash but still nice. They're also very dense when it comes to love. Usui and Kei are also very similiar too. The animation of the characters are both very pretty and stories have the same feel to it. Both are comedic with plenty of romance thrown. It's in a school setting.

dannyly18

if you liked either these movies your going to love both ways, both involve two "higher" class promiscuous pretty boys, that chase after a girl that is just in denial of the truth, there both really well drawn charcts. funny, sweat, cunning, and best drama anime ever! just if you loved either or, your going to love the other!!

arieana

these two anime are similar in highschool student and how the heroin character were really independent, smart than other and hardworking, get respect from others but never can surpass the male characters. also, it focusing on how male characters show or introduced the romance/love feeling to the heroine.

lanaa

Both of these animes present the main characters in a similar way. The girls are identical with their personality of self-determination and the male protagonists are alike because of their feelings for the girls. The art is also the same and the environment also focuses in a school area.

wolfangel87

If you are looking for one of those school romance types of comedies Kaichou wa Maid-sama! And Speacial A are just the ticket.  Both of the female protagonists are trying to out do the guy that they happen to really have feelings for.  The men happen to be really similar to each other (the even look alike) very strong and attractive, slyly supporting the female character on their way.

Andily21

Oh My Gosh!

I've never seen two animes so close!

Both have a main girl who is good at everything (besides cooking) and is always competing with the main male. They're both amazing stories that i absolutley loveee!

The main male characters are so heroic, it's crazy!

If you loved one, you'll definitley love the other.

Kaichou wa Maid-sama is my favorite♥

halou

There are a lot of reasons why you should watch Kaichou wa Maid-sama! if you liked this animé.

Special A and Kaichou wa Maid-sama! are very similar in that both have as the lead female character a clueless, naive, but superhumanly talented/skilled teenage girl who is admirably hardworking as well and has a tough image but actually has a kind heart. Another common theme is that the guy is also superhumanly gifted and strangely always a step ahead of the girl, which rouses the competitive spirit in the girl and makes her see him as a rival instead of seeing him as a guy (thus, his brief journey into one-sided affection begins).

Now, that plot may actually sound cliched or overused already, but for these two animés, it worked. The character development and the dialogues are never boring. Both of these animés have managed to find that perfect mix of humor and romance without being cheesy or tasteless. Sure, there are a lot of absurdities, (e.g. superhuman strength of the girl) but hey, this is anime. :D

shinigamidono

#2 wants to beat #1... #1 falls in love with #2... #2 is clueless... they all lived happily ever after.

shilker

If you loved Special A then you will love Kaichou wa Maid-sama and vice versa. Both center around a smart heroine that strives to beat their rival. They each fall in love with their rival. Romantic moments are hilarious and really enjoyable. ^_^

Estuko

If you like any one of thesee series, you will loke the other too ^^

They are similar in the ways of both having a strongwilled girl, working for her goals while at the same time being completely unaware of the feelings of her male friends.

Enjoy!

SwordsNKnives

Both these two shows are very similar, I guarantee if you like one of these you will surely like the other one. Both shows are similar in plot and the main male and female characters are very similar.

Cassii3

EXACT SAME STORY LINE (ish), the girl works through determination alone to beat a guy and yet he falls in love with her!

chunkz

If you liked Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, you'd also like: Special A! because both animes' are certainly extordinary and are very simmilar to each other, Misaki from Kaichou wa Maid-sama! is very simmilar to Hikari Hanazo from Special A! Both are one of the main characters' in the animes' Both girl's are stong,pretty and caring towards other people. Misaki feels like she is losing to Usui because of how perfect he is but then she start's to slowly fall in love with him but dosen't know it yet while in Special A!, It is a little different Hikari Hanazo when she was six years old she 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, and if you think back towards Kaichou wa Maid-sama! they are very quite simmilar. Usui teases Misaki even though deep down he loves her dearly. The fact that both girl's cannt know it show's they are not willing to show their feelings towards them I recommend you watch this to see what happends next.

MageOnx

What to say that hasn't already been said? Special A and Kaichou wa Maid-sama! feature a group of very simmilar characters that interact in a simmilar way among each other, end up in simmilar situations and form simmilar relationships. The main difference is that Special A has given a lot more attention to it's supporting characters and developed their individual pasts and relationships even further, while in KWMS the main pair gets the most glory.

FelineLion

Both of these animes are very similiar. The art style is close, although not the same. The amount of humor is pretty much the same.

The guys are both in love with the girls, although the girls are either too dense or won't accept it. Both girls have very random family scenes(although the Maid-sama ones tend to be more sweet). Both girls are very hardworking.

If you liked one, you'll like the other. Although they are in different situations, there's a lot of the same stuff in them.

NikkiAnne26

Its really the same! Both main guy characters (Kei and Usui) are hot and it has really good drawing! The main girl characters (Misaki and Hikari) have no idea about their love

jennytwenty

The guy secretly likes the girl, always saves her, and both of the girls appear to be "tough". In both animes, the lead female and male roles are smart, athletic, and inhuman. If you like maid-sama, you'll LOVE special a. garuntee!

Psyche

Both Misaki and Hikari are strong and determent. They both compete against a perfect guy. They both don't (want to) see that the boy is actually in love with them. Usui and Kei are both great male characters, but slightly differ from each other. Both animes are sweet and fun, I highly recommend both of them!

guakamaya

 Both have strong female characters that believe they can accomplish if they work hard. The men sm to always beat them and of course it takes the girls forever to figure out their feelings. I found Maid sama after looking through these recommendations. Its totally worth it :)

tsukiran

I really enjoyed both of these animes, each had cutesy feel good moments. And they made me laugh. Watch 'em! :) 

AutenticAnimeAddict

Maid-sama and SA are interestingly so much alike! They both have this serious-but uber HOT-guys who secretly like a girl, and the both the girls can't cook, but can fight! Both shows are hilarious and make you want to watch MORE MORE MORE! I absolutely loved the two. :DDD

pacord1

It has the same kind of cuteness to it! The love-resistant main character is what got me hooked ^^

FuzzleWuzzle

Both anime have crazy outgoing female protagonists and a male progagonist that loves to pick on them. I have to say that these 2 anime generally gave off the same feel when you watch them

dawnmage

I like both anime's. kaichou a little bit more. I think both have the same general idea of a hardworking girl that first deny her own interest in the boy: tusunder? I think so.

xixer

Both anime produce the same feeling when you see them. Main male character is good looking, charming and have tons of girls looking to get into their pants, but they are after one girl that is clumsy, has no woman-like behavior and is cluless about her feelings.

So if u like one of these animes, YOU MUST see the other.

Shiraiyuki

Both are about a high school boy and girl who are better than the others in various things; in both its the boywho ends up falling for the girl and its the girl that considers the boy to be her rival before even considering that she likes him.Both girls are very stubborn and but end up admiting they like the boy.

If you liked one you should give the other one a try.

versailles

In each of these, there is an intelligent, strong and talented female paired with a male that has similar characteristics. If you enjoyed their interactions in one, you'll surely enjoy the interactions in the other.

PrincessRie

Both Kaichou... and Special A revolve a story of high school students and their daily lives that include love story; main male characters are both witty, smart, and love and protect the heroines. On the other hand, the heroines are both independent, who refuses to be protected by heroes. If you like school life/sweet love story, you will like Kaichou and Special A!

felody

both animes have similar character settings. the males are somewhat   super awesome while the girls are hard working. the males (kei and usui) love the females (hikari and misaki) very much and was always by their side and protecting them

mai5678

they're both totally awesome! With cute romance stuff. If you liked one, you will like the other!

LuckyStarfish

their both have a strong lead girl who is just awesome and end up having their rival like them

dandere

Both anime have very talented male and female lead characters who love to compete against each other. Both leading males are cool, calm, and pretty much perfect. Both have a focus on the main male and female falling in love with each other.

Mailtiger

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! is very much similar to Special A, this is mainly because in both series a perfect boy falls for second perfect, hardworking girl. Both the lead male protogonists  (Usui Takumi & Takashima Kei) will always be perfect, cool & composed with the female leads (Hikari Hanazono & Ayuzawa Misaki) being Hardworking, little bit egostic yet loving, second perfect, who always wanted to surpass the male leads. Also yet another important similarity is that the feel, the mood & the romantic environment in the series. both the series gives a warm, light hearted romantic feel (can't able to express in words) which will surely make the viewers fall for the series. its a great pity that both these series are short & does'nt have season yet its what make it so so beautiful.  Anyways if you like one surely you will like other. both KMS & SA will surely be in memories of viewers.

mh8171

The couples in them are quite similar, most notably both girl characters can't cook! Their characters are all very strong willed and high achievers, for example, school president or extension classes. Whilst characters might be very similar, but lets face it most shoujo anime charcters are, the storylines are completely different. Either way you're sure to have great laughs and sweet moments throughout.

itachirockstar

Both center around a headstrong, determined heroine who cares about her friends and those around her, with the exception of one guy who she deems her rival and is determined to best him. Sadly, she has no idea that the guy actually cares for her. Very cute love story that will reward you with that "just kiss her already!" you often don't find in other shows.

MFM

They are both about a strong-willed and independent girl who falls in love with the guy she hates the most. They both happen at school.

marebear1234001

Both series have a strongwilled protagonist, and have the same air to them. Similar graphics, and similar comedy. Both are hilarious and both guys mess with the female characters.

alexzaharia

Both series are very similar: the action, the characters, the way they interact, or the things they do. However I found Maid-sama to be much, much better. So if you liked Special A you will most likely LOVE Maid-Sama. Maid-sama has better graphics, it is funnier, and the relationship between the main characters is also more interesting (a bit "kinkier" and less childish in a way). You will most likely love the male lead, as well. No doubts here. Kei from Special A is not nearly as interesting and as provoking as Usui is. All in all, I found Maid-sama to be less shoujo-ish and more mature than Special A, altough the series are, undoubtedly, very, very similar. 

wenning

THEY ARE SO SIMILAR! TOTALLY SIMILAR! Both have a competitve main female character that are totally capable YET never seems to win the guy. Both are totally oblivious to the male's feeling and at the same time, unaware of their own feelings as well. Totally sweet and lovely anime that I recommend you to watch.

rosethorn999

The art styles are very similar, the plot, though unique to each story, is still very similar, with the male character persuing the protagonist. The protagonists are both quite hardheaded but endearing. Both animes feature the school setting, along with ideas, school carnivals, class presidents etc. Overall, although both animes, though different, are both enjoyable nonetheless.

nsm801

They are similar becasue they each have a hard working teenager who doesn't notice the main male characters feeling toward them.

jenicadenice

They both have the genre of comedy and romance. Both also happens in school. Both heroine and heroes excels in academics and both animes focuses on love and friendships :)

dnn90

Both have hero character who always saves the main character. Hero is smarter and is love with heroine. Heroine is angry with hero due to him being smarter than her.

kaitokid1234

They both have the Tsundere and school feeling to it. this makes it really interesting like how they both have a boy that is so called perfect.

abimesina

i like them both in terms of their genre and both main characters of the two series have similarities.

Kai777

The plot is very similar and the characters are similar, for example Usui is similar to Kei because they both are cool and they like the main character which is a girl in both. And in the end the girls like Usui and Kei.

Garindo

They both have a perfect guy and a hard-working girl that tries to surpass him, but is unable to. Really similar protagonists. The guy tries to show his love but the girl is too stubborn and only sees the guy as a rival. If you like one of them it's very likely you will also like the other.

SesameMax

Both center around a headstrong, determined heroine who cares about her friends and those around her, with the exception of one guy who she deems her rival and is determined to best him. Sadly, she has no idea that the guy actually cares for her. Very cute love story that will reward you with that "just kiss her already!" you often don't find in other shows.

pikakat

Both series have a similar setting. The art is almost identical and both stories are well written (comical and easy to follow). Furthermore, both stories center around a boy in love with a girl who is obvlivious to his feelings.

xXIkutoandAmuXx

Both Animes are pretty much the same. Especially when you compare it to the main couple of the story. They both have the title: Super-Human Tag-Team! And both are very funny :D

jjaisb

They are pretty much the same thing. One guy who is the best at everything and a girl that is second at everything. The guy likes the girl, but the girl doesn't know. Don't want to spoil it so :P

reflections

both really cute stories, I highly recomend both. So f you like a romanti comedy, I would definetely go for Special A and Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Both will make you say,"AWWWWW!"

killthrill20

it is sooo similar how the romance goes and how dense the female protagonists are (misaki and miharu)

Kristina044

If you enjoyed it like me u would like this to because in away its a similar plot line because the male lead is rich while the femal is poor!

sabrielsharmony

the characters were drawn similarily and both female leads have a very grab life by the horns sort of approach

Lynn7898

Both of these animme are very similar; Almost to the point of being mirror images of each other, if it weren't for the very different settings. Misaki and Hikari are both extremely strong and independent girls(who both can't cook at all), while Takumi and Kei both exceed their respective love interests' talents.

jjanie25

Both are romance comedy animes with an over-achieving female lead.  If you loved one, you'll be sure to love the other.  There's a lot of sweet moments and hilarious moments.

racheslor

Kei, from Special A, is similiar to Usui. He teases her but he actually cares about her a lot. He is also attractive, like Usui.

Both Hikaru, from Special A, and Misaki are similar because they have a tsundre personality. They're also both dense.

These series both have school life, comedy, and romance.

ultramaniaclover

There's lots of romance and the comedy's great! I loved watching both animes they made me laugh...

niahime

There a only a few school life romance dedicated to making you laugh, and both of these did just that sucessfully

AnimeLady04

I liked this anime because it has so many hinilarious moments and just made me laugh but it also had the sweet romantic side too. You just can't help but root for the guy to get the girls attention and the supporting characters are awesome. They don't overpower the anime but actually help the plot along.Really enjoyed this anime and I keep going back to watch it....

samcheskait

these anime are similar in nearly every way. The main characters of both are nearly identical. If you like one, I can guarantee you will like the other.

greenowl17

when i wached maid-sama i thought 'hey, i recognize this' so i went trough the list of anime i wached and found special a. the storyline is similar, the main characters are similar and even their relationship troughout the series is almost exactly the same. if yoou like special a, you will like maid sama

Music2luv212

There both really good and cute the main characters though are so dense! Lol love them! Both the couples UsuixMisaki and KeixHikari are so adorable i absoultly love them! Daiskui! So yeah awesome animes adore!

萨哟冉阿! Sayonara! 

                   Music2luv212 

maliiee22

Both have a main female caracter that is strong and very hard headed and never realise important stuff on time like the guy that have an interest in them.

acidstreaks

They're very similar when it comes to plot points, the boy is always ahead of the girl even though the girl is literally perfect, the guy manges to do more perfect. Both very hot main guys and average looking girls. 

kapilrawat

both are fun romantic comedies filled with funny characters

there is no dark side so no seriousness

Doremi

Both series include a strong mc female characther chasing an even stronger mc male character. The male characther has an obvious interest for the female, but the female is a bit dense and in denial. The stories progress in the same way, you'll be suprised over how extremily much they remind you of each other. These series will equally make you laugh your self into oblivion(sorry for the dramatic term.), and make your heart skip a beat at the romantic scenes. 

I have nothing else to say but, you absolutly MUST watch both, or the other if you only have watched one of them.

whitebunny

It's an amazing anime that has a strong, although stubborn, female lead .

This is why I really recommend this anime to anybody who likes a female lead instead of the average wimpy (no offense)Girl who always cowards behind people. Plus the romance makes it adorable as well.

watch it online now!

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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ThePatches

If Takumi Usui was split a la Voltron into his constituent parts, he'd become the Ouran High School Host Club. The Bones series also features a fish-out-of-water female protagonist with a no-nonsense demeanor acting as straight man while crazy boys flit through every scene.

If you love Misaki's man-wrangling, you'll enjoy watching the deadpan Haruhi Fujioka navigate the bishie-filled Ouran.

ForeverUndone7

One is Harem one is reverse harem. Both are comedic with maids and the other with a host club and a cute 'non' couple caught up in the center :3

nasreen10

Haruhi is strong female lead just like Misaki. Although Haruhi may lack physical strength but she has emotional and mental to make up for it. They also don't take crap from people and are very likable. Both casts are lovable and the character designs are really nice. Also a school setting.

sabutaatti

These two got similar concept: poor but very strong-willed highschoolgirl got problem which she needs to fix by doing undercoverwork, keeping that as a secret from the others and try not to mess up the others to her personal life... somehow there's always boy/s who sees this tomboyish girl very attractive and want to know more about her...

AngelPacific

They're light hearted with a comedic twist.  If you like character development and don't mind a bit of story then these are perfect.

eaper

These titles both focus around girls that don't quite blend into their environment and have extremely hard times expressing and realizing their feelings, while focusing mainly on comedy. If you enjoyed one, you'll likely enjoy the other.

wolfangel87

The main female characters are poor but they use that as a means of determination in Ouran High School Host Club and Kaichou wa Maid-sama!  They both have to work undercover while trying to keep it a secret from everyone else.  Surrounded by a crazy cast of characters though that is a little hard to accomplish.

Sofantastic

Haruhi and Misaki, the female protagonists of Ouran and Maid-sama! respectively, are both intelligent and strong-willed females from poor families. To work their way out of a financial problem, they both end up with a secret. Tamaki and Takumi, the male protagonists, have not only similar names, but are similar in appearance, personality and backgrounds. Both anime also contain interesting characters, comedy and romance. If you enjoyed Ouran High School Host Club or Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, you'd probably like the other because both are light-hearted anime, which will have you in stitches and smiling after each episode.

XmInGxFoReVeRxDx

Both are very funny. They both have a school setting except one is with maids and the other with a host club. Both have a strong female lead. They also don't care what people think and are likable. The character designs are also really nice.

 

straydog

they both have the same basic plot setup/device: poor tomboyish girl meets endlessly amazing rich  prettyboy, somehow the girl becomes indebted to the boy and thus begins the story.. both of these series have the same type of moe/comedy throughout the series

chunkz

If you liked Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, you'd also like: Ouran High School Host Club! because both animes are very simmilar in there own way for example in Kaichou wa Maid-sama! The two main girl characters Misaki from Kaichou wa Maid sama! and Fujioka Haruhi are two girl that are smart,kind,pretty and caring for others.Fujioka Haruhi are both smart girl that don't really care for a relationship with another boy but focus on their studies, and even though both girl are incredibly smart both girl are poor.Fujioka Haruhi is poor and she won a scholarship to attend Ouran High, a school for the rich and prestigious. Haruhi doesn't care about what people think of her or her physical appearences also same goes for Misaki from Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, Both just care about their studies and other people they may know, both girls' care for other girls.The fact that both are commoner.Unfortunately for Haruhi, her high school days took a turn when she stumbled upon the Host Club, a group of handsome guys who use their charms to entertain the women of Ouran High. Even worse was that Haruhi had accidentally broken an 8 million yen vase in the club. Unable to repay her debt with money, Haruhi found herself with no choice but to work for the Host Club, becoming a male host herself. In Kaichou wa Maid-sama! It's a little different because Misaki ends up owing Usui for keeping her secret and saving her life over and over again.You've most likely seen these two animes' before, but if you haven't, it's worth checking! Both animes are extordinary.I think Haruhi and Misaki are pretty cool (they don't care about how she looks and doesn't whine).

WhyteRhose

It's mainly because the animes both revolve around girls who are strong enough to make their own desicions. However, Misaki's strong both mentally and physically, but the girl in Ouran High School Host Club is merely strong mentally. But they're both female characters who know exactly what they want.

rike1p

The characters are very different, the plot is different. A lot is different apart from the fact that both is comedy and romance. But if you like one, i bet you will like the other one. They are both two of the best animes i have seen. You won|t be disapointed.

Drasticc

What can I say? They both have protaganist that are extremely poor, the hard working Tsundere's, and the idol-like blonde protagonist that saves the day.  Great animes through and through.

mrzkitty

well the stories have that same feel and both shows are hilarius both stories follow a not so rich girl in highschool both main characters are somewhat tsundere,really good i highly recommend

BlackRoseLove4

Haruhi and Misaki are very similar in personality ^.^ though Haruhi isn't as strong as Misaki in physical strength. Haruhi and Misaki are also not as "girly" dressing but are very funny and cute ^.^ Tamaki and Usui are both "prince-like" figures too and make them really amazing. Just watch and find out :3

SimplyBecauseItsMe

It's very funny, and you will fall in love with all the charcters, i suggest reading the manga on both of them if you wish to know what happens :)

Maid-sama has the "school theme with a secret" plot line but has a higher focus on the romantic side (but please keep in mind the girl is a tsundere so when i say "romantic" take it lightly) but the comedy is still purely amazing.

Ouran is very much the same but is a reverse harem (the best ive ever seen) and i can't say this maid-sama is one  really. Ouran is amazing, i honestly cant describe it without giving anything away, so watch it to find out.

Overall, if you like one you'll like the other (you've most likely read that loads by now) they have the same vibe and the characters are just so loveable, non-forgetable animes. ~thanks x

Rayray1000

they are both hilarious animes in which you will love the characters and they both fun to watch. host club is an amazing reverse harem that is hilarious. while you maid sama is but not really one but they both amazing need to watch

pacord1

It has the same georgous males and funny events. You'll just fall in love with the main character because it also provides a sense of realism to the story. It also has the same "poor girl in need of help" scenario which I just love. 

brittcunn2014

I loved both of these anime. They both are comedic and have the cute expressions, and there's a bit of love mixed in. Also, the main character has a secret that needs to be kept.

hifumipls

I have to say, these animes are definitely along similar lines. For one, they are both hilarious. For another thing, they are romantically inclined but little actual romance is shown.

If you've watched one of these, you should probably watch the other because honestly, you get twice the laughs that way!

pandoreye

Similar feel and humor. In Ouran, the big thing is host clubs, while in Maid-Sama the big thing is maid cafes - both of which always consist of dressing up and trying hard to appeal to their customers. And obviously the main female leads have some similar characteristics: poor, strong-willed, and followed around by some blonde boy who loves her.

frogprincess6789

They have the same energy and vibe, while they are different.  I just love how it's the same and not.  

jjaisb

They are both about a guy who likes the girl. The girl doesn't know and it's around what they do as they get closer :D

mikababy

two non-girly girls, guy or guys in ouran's case driving them nuts and they wouldnt have it any other way. guy just hopelessly in love. whats not to love?

summerchild

Both are hilarious. Each of them contains a good deal of romance and a lot to laugh 'cause in both animes the girls are not aware of their own feelings.It's priceless to see Haruhi acting in a harem of different types of boys and to see Misaki and Takumi.

You'll love both!

MaraRuizu

These two have similar plots of romance and character-driven misadventures. Aside from the small plot points they share, there is also the host/maid situation that makes these two very similar. If you like one you'll certainly like the other.

snivets

The chemistry and interactions between the two main characters in both Ouran and Maid-sama is very, very similar. If that's the aspect of either show which you enjoy most, definitely check out the other show.

Cartoonation

Both are wonderful, lighthearted comedies that poke fun at gender roles and how ridiculously people can sometimes take them.  Not only is the comedy perfectly timed and woderfully executed, but the characters are, for the most part, all around well written characters.  Both Haruhi and Mikasa are strong-willed leads, yet they have their own flaws and insecurities, as anyone their age would have.  The series' have touching moments alongside some of the most memorable comedic scenes in anime.  I highly recommend both to anyone looking for a good laugh.

lessiehanamoray

Both shows follow a similar sense of humor and drag a fairly down-to-earth protagonist into some bizarre situations.

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Skip Beat!

Skip Beat!

Kyoko moves to the big city with the prince of her dreams Shotaro; he wants to make it big in the entertainment business, so she works hard at many different jobs to support him as he achieves his dream. However, one day, Kyoko accidentally discovers the horrible truth: the love of her life thinks of her as a 'plain and boring woman!' Outraged, Kyoko swears revenge – she will make it even bigger than Shotaro in the entertainment world. The only question is, how will she fulfill her desire?

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dpainva09

Okay, even though the plots a totally different here is why there similar.  For one both main characters share the same personality. Two if they both have the cute little chibi scenes. and Three there both funny but deeo at some points.

Bessie

They are not exactly similar in plots, but have a little bit similar animation and hard-working girls as main characters. Also, both are just good shoujo stories, and that's the most important thing about them, in my opinion.

I really can't think of any better recs, at least now =)

Trinityx94

Kyoko and Misaki have identical personalities with a wide variety of characters that they meet along the way of their journeys. Although they have very different plots if you watch them both you will definitely recognise the similarities. One of which is the great chibi moments that are relevant to all the characters and the strong storyline that they tackle. Both of these anime are a must see if your a fan of comedy, romance and shoujo.

KiyoneSaya

Both main characters have an event that shifts there attitude and has friends and a guy to bring out their lighter sides. Very similar in animation style.

Lota

Even though the stories are different, the main characters of "Skip Beat' and 'Kaichou wa Maid-sama' (Kyoko and Misaki) are very similar in their behavior. Both anime are very fun to watch, both a good comedy and a romantic story. They also share a similar way of animation. I think they are great, and if you liked 'Skip Beat', 'Kaichou wa Maid-sama' is a must-see for you.

PJL

Both animes have a hard working girl as the main character who hates guys and the main guy character makes her really mad and frustrated but you can tell he really cares for her!!!

MageOnx

Ah, life can be so hard on you sometimes! Having to worry about money problems and jobs, the fate had to create aditionally an umbelieveably annoying guy!! (two in Skip Beat!'s case) The female protagonists of both shows, Kyoko (Skip Beat!) and Misaki (Kaichou wa Maid-sama!) are both something of a hyperactive hardworking and bad-tempered girls who's main goal in life is (or was before they met that annoying guy) to somehow manage their lives. Both protagonists also strive to change to better and discover their true selves, alongside with the feeling of love, which is completely foreign to them. Surely two loving, touching and original stories that are a must to watch! The two anime add up very well and if you've watched the first one and were left deeply motivated, I strongly suggest you watch the other one as well, which will only motivate you more to crush the obtacles in your way and continue rushing forward to your dreams grand come-true debute!

DuskFey

I was only a few minutes into the first episode of Kaichou wa Maid-sama! when I realized how similar Misaki and Kyoko from Skip Beat! really are. Both have bright moments of high energy and intense DARK RAGES.  Even the art style is similar! If you enjoyed one show, you should love the other too! ^_^

jingyao11

Both Misaki Ayuzawa and kyoko are hardworking and trying to do their best like Misaki Ayuzawa want to make the school better for girl and kyoko wan to act well in a show with ren tsuruga. If you like skip beat! u will surely like Kaichou wa Maid-sama and vice versa!

nasreen10

Kyoko is very strong female who doesn't take crap from others just like Misaki. Although the plot is far from similiar the characters are have similiar qualities.

AngelPacific

Both are a great coming of age show that have drama and character realationships that is similiar to a good old soap opera.

eaper

These series both have a lot of obviously lovers and comedy. If you you like the awkward chase-around of love shrouded in comedy, you'll likely enjoy both of these series.

wolfangel87

The female characters in Skip Beat! And Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Are hard working girls that are a little down on their luck.  They are extremely determined and will do whatever they have to do to succeed and obtain their goal.  Each involves a little bit of romance and some comedy thrown in.

Cassii3

The storys are different but with Kaichou wa Maid-sama the main charcter is very persistent and dont let guys get in her way in making sure she's a success in what see does same as Skip Beat. Also the animation in both series are very similar, perfect for a comedy anime ^^

Oviously there is a main guy involved in both animes where you see hints of romance along with a lot of comedy :)

These are my two most favourite animes, i assure if u like one your'll love the other ^^ High recommendations!!

GrnEydDvl

If you love watching a man suffer from unrequited love, then these shows are for you.  Both feature a strong-willed, dedicated, determined, and hard working female protagonist who manages to steal the heart of the most desireable man around.  Unfortunately for him, she seems to have no interest in him.  Although the settings and circumstances are different, the relationships between people in these two shows are quite similar and if you liked one, I'm sure you'll love the other.

Akiki

If you liked Kaichou wa Maid-sama or Skip Beat then you will like the other because:

1) Both of the series have good comical aspects.

2) Both series have strong clueless female leads

3) The art is also very similar

4 ) Ren and Usui are also very similar (both are popular with women and lead the female serectively)

FelineLion

These two animes are kinda similiar. They've both got that kind guy, and that funny humor, and the drama scenes. The lead girls are extremely hardworking.

They both are extremely funny, although they're different funny. But in a good way.

The characters both grow throughout the series, especially in Skip Beat!

DarkMagicianGirl

The story line is not the same but both are hardworiking girls and they know guy's they don't like but eventaly they gone like them.  Further both had a sad life whit happy moments and if you want to know how it ends you must watch. ;)

kaushik

Both main character looks same plus in both cases its a story about girl strugling agaist odds.

Sileia

Kaichou wa Maid-sama is one of my favourite shoujo (i've already seen it 3 times xP )I just finished Skip beat after 14 hours non stop.. 

Both of them totally worth my time :)True fact that the storylines are different but the main characters are both girls that have had tough times and found their way out in a nice and adventurous journey!! 

jjaisb

Just like everyone said, the plot is quite different, but the lead female charaters have the same personality. There's bits of romance in Skip Beat too! <3

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Toradora!

Toradora!

Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?

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Slimjim

If I was to make a list of the absolute best romance animes in existence, these two would own spots 1 and 2. I cannot praise either series as much as they deserve, but if you watch them I won't have to!

Each episode of both shows had me laughing until my stomach was sore, in a good way ;). Each show has an absolutely hilarious cast that suppliment the main characters very well.

Any show can make you laugh, but the real beauty of Toradora and Maid-sama lies within romantic aspect. One minute you'll be laughing like crazy, and the next you'll find yourself immersed in those little romantic moments that just put a smile on your face and give you butterflies.

Oh, and they both have a very satisfying ending. I know for a fact that if you liked one, you'll love the other. I enjoyed both from start to finish, and I know you will too! :D

onepieceout

This totally has tons of LOL moments and the love story is pretty close to each other. The ending in this was somewhat of a disappointment to me though, but all in all it was pretty cool how all the love changes came and took place. I'd suggest watching it if you enjoyed Maid-sama.

eaper

Each of these series mix great comedy and romance together while following a tsundere lead. Toradora is much more harem-y, and has better comedy and romance/drama, IMO, but if you like one, it is worth checking out the other.

KarnowoB

Both anime have a strong male lead and a tsundere female lead.Not only this but in both cases the female lead acts strong but has her own problems that make her show her weak side.

RnoO

Both are Romance, the girls are masculine and strong, comedy ^-^ !

Both are fun and school life !

I think those two anime similar more than any 2 anime ^-^

silverfur

Both are romantic comedy animes....Higly enjoyable! The main female leads are strong and know when to take stand. Also both represernt high school life. I highly recommend the two.

Hemophobia

These two shows both offer a great plot that is completed in a short anime series. You will be staying up saying, "Only one more!" You actually will watch until you pass out! These shows are perfectly alike in everyway!

jeremy19124

they both have a srtong male to lead the story anda strong female lead but they all have their own problems that they start to reveal after they get to know the detailsabout the other person

alexzaharia

Both Toradora and Maid-sama focus on school life and romance, they are both very amusing, the female leads are very similar in many aspects, and both endings are very nice. The graphics are lovely in both anime, as well.I really loved them since, although being romantic comedies and shoujos, they aren't that foolish and childish: the characters are very interesting and they develop strong and mature feelings for each other. The relationship between the leading characters has a nice development in both anime, as well, although things happen differently in each case.If you have seen and liked one of them you will most certainly like the other.  

MaraRuizu

These two are both romantic shoujo series with some comedy elements, in school settings.

The main characters are very similar. This means they have some similar dynamics, but the two shows treat the relationships between the protagonists very distinctly.

The supporting casts are also very different, which means watching Toradora and Maid-sama right after each other won't be too much of the same. If you like one you should check out the other.

otakuchuuchuu27

they are similar, both anime have tsunderes as their main protagonists, both Taiga and Misaki fell in-love with the guy they once hated, their love stories are full of surprises, that's why it's very fun to watch....

TheShipWeirdo

Both animes are fantastic. They have great romance and likeable characters. The females are both a bit hotheaded and competitive, while the males are calm and collected. The graphics are also great of both of them and the animes are set in modern times. I recommend one would definitely like these both, especially if they've watched 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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eaper

These series both focus around a girl in a strange erm... school. Furthermore, each series contains a lot of extraordinary characters and great humor. If you enjoyed one series, you'll surely enjoy the other.

wolfangel87

Kimi ni Todoke and Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Are similar to me because of the relationships between the characters.  The relationships that develop in the school settings and the support system that the main female protagonist is given from the ‘hero’ of the series.

KiyoneSaya

While the art style is similar for both of these series I'd say the biggest thing that stands out for me is how the guys in these anime give the leading lady a softer edge. Truly showing the vibrant colors of the protagonists.

cahbayb

Youll need to complete the second season aswell for these two to be similar. Theyre both school romances with lots of comedy.

Psyche

They both take place at school. The guys are only interested in one girl. The set-up is the same, but in Kimi Ni Todoke both of the characters are very shy. They love each other but don't know how to express these feelings. In Kaichou wa Maid-Sama is the guy a bad boy and the girl is a strong and confident woman. But Misaki is still shy to love and doesn't want to give in. It's both about the girl experiencing love. You'll love both Kazehaya from Kimi ni Todoke as Usui from Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!

Drasticc

Outside the run of the mill school life romance, theres a lot of comedy and "misunderstandings."  Also there is many simularities such as the artistic style of the characters and the whole "bubbly love scenes." 

bekybooo

These anime's seem very similar. At first I had no idea why but then when I though about more I realised why. Protagonists both develops relationships with a guy with out realising and then the guy comes and changes her life. I doubt there is anyone who likes one but not the other. :)

wenning

Both stories are about a high school girl that is clueless about love. What's different is that in Kimi ni Todoke, you get to see an insecure, low confidence girl and on the other side, in Kaichou wa Maid-sama, you get a loud and active girl. However, both of them are shy and unaware of their feelings. The two love stories are so pure that you will go "KYAAAA" throughout the entire show~ 

basanty

It's beautiful anime about pure romance , both are great anime to improve the love and to left our sadness

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