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Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.
Both stories focus around hard working and determined female leads, with hints of romance and teen life.
I'm really surprised more people haven't made recommendations for these two. It has many similarities! Let’s first cover the obvious basic things they have in common: they are school-life romantic comedies that have darker undertones. Secondly, they are reverse harems with sexy guys!
As for the characters, both have strong female leads who literally work themselves to sickness. There is also a romance in both, but both the female leads don’t really focus on having a relationship.
Overall, I really do think if you enjoy one, you’d enjoy the other. Yes, Fruits Basket has a supernatural theme to it, but the general tone is the same as Maid-Sama!
Fruits Basket follows the journey of Tohru Honda, a 16-year-old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of a classmate and his cousins. This classmate is none other than the handsome Sohma Yuki—but it turns out that he and his family are cursed.
The families curse causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese Zodiac if they are hugged by the opposite gender. This creates an interesting adventure that combines comedy, romance, supernatural elements, and heartbreak.
Fruits Basket is praised by fans and critics for its light-hearted and intellectual presentation set against a dark background.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Due to his upbringing with a wrestler mother and an equally-as-strong sister who beat him up constantly, Kinjirou Sakamachi would rather die than be touched by the opposite sex. So when the boy accidentally discovers that the dreamy school idol (and butler of the wealthy Kanade) Subaru is actually a girl in disguise, Kinjirou finds his life becomes far more complicated. For in exchange for keeping Subaru's gender a secret, Kanade is determined to cure Kinjirou of his gynophobia, with Subaru's help, once and for all...
These anime share characters with secrets and lots of laugh out loud moments. They both contain kya-inducing romances which develop at a painfully slow pace.
Ah both have so much in common! The main females living a double life, tsundere to boot, and the main male characters always coming to their rescue. Maid Sama and Mayo Chiki are fun, slice of life anime with great character building and a great plot. If you like one I'm sure you'll love the other.
Theses anime are very similar. The girl in kaichou, is blackmailed and want to keep her secret from school, and in the process learn about relationships. In mayo a girl is hiding A secret from the school and a boy also finds out. The diffrece it the boy is not in control. The story over all is much faster paced as well.
Shirayuki is a spunky pharmacist with bright, apple-red hair unlike anything anyone has ever seen. Even the prince of the kingdom she lives in is entranced by her locks, and demands that she become his concubine. Not wanting to be viewed as an object prized purely for its novelty, Shirayuki flees civilization and heads towards the forest. Here, the girl meets the charming Zen, who rescues her from Prince Raji's clutches and reveals that he is a prince as well. The two become close friends, and Shirayuki decides to return to Zen's castle with him, to pursue her dreams. But becoming a palace pharmacist isn't easy, especially since her unusual hair color and close relationship with the prince tend to draw unwanted attention...
Of course both anime aren't similar in sense of setting, but they are in their kind of love story. In both anime the protagonists fall in love slowly and sweetly. The anime spend a lot of time getting to know the characters and how they interact with eachother while we see how the main characters slowly move towards eachother and fall in love.
Another similarity is the characters of the main characters. Shirayuki and Misaki are both very sure of themselves and they are independent women just like Zen and Usui are so sure of themselves and how they go after the women.
both have greet romance stories, ones that you don't find easily. if you don't watch both you are really making a mistake
While the setting and premise for these shows are very different, these are two of the most incredible and fulfilling romance animes I have seen. In each of them, a strong willed and fiercely independent girl wants to create a life for herself without depending on others for help. The girls are talented and intelligent and carve their own path despite significant obstacles placed in their way. The main love interest is a guy who is incredibly talented, wealthy, and independent in his own right, and falls for the girl because of her drive, skills, and motivation. The main characters relationship grows as they support and encourage each other, helping each other through difficult times, while allowing the other person to stay true to themselves and their desires. If you liked one of the shows for the absolutely beautiful romance and healthy relationship, then you will like the other.
Runaway sisters Izumi and Mitsuki have a problem. They've got no place to go! That is, until Yoshitaka Nakabayashi, a teenage orphan rich beyond their wildest dreams, offers them jobs as maids. It seems like a dream come true... for all of a few minutes. From spy cameras in the sauna to fetish wear as uniforms, Yoshitaka will stop at nothing to gratify his own perversities, with or without the girls' consent. Can the girls stave off his advances with the help of their hyperactive pet alligator, or will they end up doing service a lot more personal than just cleaning house?