Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

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Otome Youkai Zakuro

Otome Youkai Zakuro

In order to bridge the gap between humans and youkai, The Ministry of Spirit Affairs was formed. Military man Kei Agemaki is assigned to the new unit and seems to be the ideal candidate. He’s charming, polite, and a complete gentleman, but there’s just one problem: he’s absolutely terrified of spirits! When he arrives at the new headquarters, Agemaki is partnered up with a cute, yet brash, youkai named Zakuro. Now the unlikely pair must work together to solve the region’s spirit-related problems to help improve relations between humans and youkai, and maybe help Agemaki overcome his crippling fear while they’re at it.

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Korwin Korwin says...

In my opinion Otome Youkai Zakuro is the spiritual successor of Kaichou wa Maid-sama! (pun not intended). First of all, both are done by studio J.C. Staff and succeed each other in terms of airing (Kaichou wa Maid-sama! aired until this season when Otome Youkai Zakuro started airing). The other similarity is the romance which both anime realize in resembling fashion.

Zakuro is the spitting image of Misaki, both tend to act strong and independent in most situation but in moments of weakness they rely on their male partners/friends. And yes, they are tsundere towards the  main male characters of the show. Agemaki and Usui are more or less perfect and a showcase examples of bishounen characters, they even slightly match in appearance.

ShadowRegalia ShadowRegalia says...

The main characters are pretty similar a handsom main lead and a very independant female in addtion to this they share the same type of relationship. Both are fun to watch and the romance added in both animes make them even better

andrewlee andrewlee says...

in both animes the two main characters are very similar to each other. In both animes the girl is a tsundere character, but the guys in the animes are not as similar as the girls are. overall, you still get the same feel from both animes because of the relationships of the main characters

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

These two go about the romance plot in similar ways. Both are shoujo romance shows with strong, slightly tsundere, female leads who's love interests worm their ways into their hearts by simply being there when needed. Both are heartwarming and if you like one you are sure to like the other.

Earl and Fairy

Earl and Fairy

Throughout the ages, fairy doctors served as liaisons between humans and fairies; but in the present time of the 19th century, fairies are nothing more than an old wives' tale. Nineteen-year-old Lydia Carlton is one of the only remaining fairy doctors and enjoys a quiet life in the countryside of England - that is, until the dashing Edgar, for mysterious reasons, whisks her away on a daring adventure. Said to be the descendent of the earl of the fairy nation, Edgar desires the noble sword of the merrow that serves as proof to his lineage. Though his motives and origins are questionable, Lydia now sets forth to help Edgar on his quest.

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Crush55555 Crush55555 says...

If you like Kaichou wa Maid-sama! then you might also like Earl and Fairy (and vice versa) because they have similar type of romance plot =/

snivets snivets says...

Earl and Fairy is a great rec for fans of Maid-sama and vice versa. The two main characters have a very similar way of interacting with each other. If that aspect of either show entertained you, the other is worth checking out.

Doremi Doremi says...

Even though the plot is totally different, if you have seen either of these animes you will love the other.

The reason for this is the relationship between the male and female MC. Edgar and Usui are both strong, sarcastic and teasing guys. They act like all they do is teasing, but behind lies true feelings. Both has sad backstories, and they look very alike besides eyecolor.

Misaki and Lydia on the other hand aren't so alike. They both are dense, and strongwilled, but Lydia isn't as psysically strong as Misaki.

They also have a hard time accepting the actions of the male MC. Being dense, and in denial the romance is a bit on hold, but both the romantic and comedic moments are lovely.

Comparing those two, it is much more comedy in Maid-sama, and more drama in Earl and Fairy. I promise if you liked one of them you will totally fall in love with the other. Or if you haven't watched any of those, it's totally worth taking your time to watch both. Espescially if you love the shoujo genre.

clutzattack clutzattack says...

Both these animes have an easily flustered heroine who is stalked by a handsome lead male character who are outwardly affluent and a poor sense of "personal space".Both are fun and adventerous even though they're set in completely different time periods and countries.

Very innocent, clean, simple romances.

Inu x Boku SS

Inu x Boku SS

Ayakashi Kan is a haunted condominium where every resident is required to have a bodyguard. When socially inept Ririchiyo moves in, she’s looking for peace and quiet. However, she quickly discovers that her bodyguard isn't just foxy; he might actually BE a fox. In fact, all of Ayakashi Kan’s residents, and their agents, have both human and non-human ancestors. Welcome to the weirdest, wackiest mansion in town where no one is entirely human and mayhem is the order of the day in Inu X Boku SS!

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DarkMagicianGirl DarkMagicianGirl says...

Ririchyo from inu x boku ss is a lot similair to misaki form kaichou wa maid sama!. They both hide there true selfs so that they won't be hurt. They met a guy who protect them even if they don't want it. 1 good thing is that the guys don't give up. That give some funny sences in the anime.

If you liked 1 you will like the other. Both anime have humor and romance. You will enjoy it when you watch them

sysmibmip sysmibmip says...

An ikemen gets infatuated with a girl, who finds his wooing (stalking) annoying at first. Rest assured, you will get a dollop of 'dere' as the story progresses.

savkirk savkirk says...

I loved both these amine and they, to me, are very similar. Just as Ririchiyo puts on a front and can't for the life of her seem to express how she really feels, Misaki has a similar problem (although unlike Ririchiyo, Misaki is generally well-liked and popular). The male characters also strike me as very similar (although I do think Maid-Sama did a bit better job developing the characters). They are both a sort of mystery and unbelievably devoted to the main female characters no matter how many times the female characters try to tell them they dn't need them/express disgust for them. If you liked the chemistry in Inu x Boku, you will definitely like Maid-Sama and vice versa. 

jinxlandon jinxlandon says...

Both have guys that go crazy over the girl and both have quite a bit of comedy. They also have some school setting but the story lines are different so pay a bit of attention to that if youre super specific. I love the cuteness and the romance for these two and I definitely loved both. 

Karin

Karin

Karin is a vampire, but as fate would have it she is a freak among her own kind; for Karin doesn’t drink the blood of her counterparts – she is cursed to be a blood maker, forcing her to inject her extra blood into her victims. What’s worse is that if she doesn’t find an outlet for the blood in time, it explodes in a massive nose bleed of impressive volume. In Karin's twisted day-going state, she finds it nearly impossible to find safe victims; so, nose bleeds are a major problem. When transfer student and new classmate Usui Kenta proves to have exactly the kind of emotions her vampire nature most enjoys, she finds herself in comedic dire straights!

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WalkingEast WalkingEast says...

It's a little difficult to explain why Karin and Kaichou wa Maid-sama are similar, but I know for certain that if you enjoyed Karin, you will LOVE Kaichou wa Maid-sam.

Both are school-life drama, both have sweet female protagonists that work themselves too hard. Both incorporate a lot of good humor, and there are laugh-out-loud moments in both.

Both Karin and Kaichou wa Maid-sama also have very likable male protagonists; both, ironically, with the last name Usui!

The romance is a little more straightforward in Kaichou wa Maid-sama, but Karin had very sweet romantic moments as well. If you're enjoying Kaichou wa Maid-sama, give Karin a go as well!

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both of these include the male lead keeping the female lead's more-or-less embarrassing secret. Both are romance driven series with comedy on the side in a school setting. If you like one there is reason to watch the other.

Jdogtoocool Jdogtoocool says...

I agree, MaraRuizu hits the nail right on the head. Chibi Vampire Karin and Kaichou wa Maid sama are both a romance comedy in a school setting and the main male characters have to keep their significant other's secret. Chibi Vampire deals a lot with the supernatural and Maid sama is more slice of life but they both have the same Tsundere layout. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.

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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Vayshti Vayshti says...

So one show has the ultimate all-round student, and the other has a girl with shut-in tendencies, but both characters are competitive, driven and terribly likable despite their flaws.

Both shows have a lot of laugh out loud moments, and while Kaichou is not as crack-tastic as Yamato, neither does it fall into moralising traps like Yamato sometimes does.

Animation wise - expect characters to melt into stick-figure forms in both shows, provide comedic shojo sparkles, cross-dressing, school sports day nonsense and a decent clutch of bishies too.

Kaichou wa Maid-sama may have a dodgy title and creepy blackmail premise, but it's far from a piece of male fan service.

annalisebee annalisebee says...

It's a bit hard to describe the similarities between these two shows, because on the surface the plots are very different. However, they share a similar sense of humor-- situational comedy relying heavily on stereotypes, sexual innuendo, irony, and chibi-fied animation sequences. If you enjoy the humor in one of them, you'll likely enjoy both (as I did!)Also, there is a live-action version of YNSH which I found enjoyable, so you may want to search that out too!

Ilsa Ilsa says...

Competitive, similar to tsundere and full of pretty boys or one pretty boy who beats everyone is what you seek. Yamato nadeshiko made me frustrated becouse of lack of romance but in both there are a lot of humorous situations with handsome boys in first place :D