President of the Student Council at the almost-all-boys Seika High School, the hard-as-nails Misaki Ayuzawa works every day to make life easier on the small population of co-eds who have enrolled there. Though an unholy terror to all things male during school hours, in order to provide for her impoverished family, she secretly works after school at a maid cafe in Akihabara. However, when campus hottie Usui Takumi wanders into the restaurant during her shift, suddenly she finds her reputation in school at his mercy...
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!
Ever since they met, emotionless Hotaru and ditzy Mikanhave been best friends, and are virtually inseparable-- that is, until Hotaru is invited to attend a strange school far away, a school for those who have special abilities known as "Alice". Unable to be separated from her friend, Mikan soon sets out on a mission to find her. After traveling to a city far away, she finds Hotaru at last, but gets much more than she bargained for. Now, she is lost in a school full of kids with strange powers, unusual animals, and has secured an immediate rivalry with the toughest little punk in town!
Misaki and Mikan are both brash and headstrong girls who are loved by a perverted engimatic attractive guy that people look up to. Both have school settings as well.
Both of the girls possess a power they aren't aware of. They both don't have friends but when they learn some other people, everything changes. They get friends, meet someone to love and learn how to use their hidden power. If you like one you'd like the other too.
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?
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
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.
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.