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!
One fateful day in present day Tokyo, a strange alien bell appeared in the skies; afterwards, it transformed into a giant cherry tree and took root in the middle of a busy intersection. Kitanohashi High School’s "Magic Users Club" is compelled to use their magic to relocate the tree; however shortly thereafter a mysterious individual begins to follow the club members! Soon Sae begins to experience strange dreams and the club members' magic becomes even more problematic than usual. Can the group bring their magic under control before the stalker's plot is revealed?
The main characters in Karin and Magic Users Club! are quite similar; neither girl thinks she fits in well with those around her and feels really insecure about her abilities. (For Karin, it's her un-vampire powers, and for Sae, it's her magical skills that cause her problems.) In addition, the characters surrounding the lead are similar enough that I kept forgetting whether I was watching Maki or Nanaka at any given moment.
If you want a simple show about a teen girl who struggles to fit in with her peers, has special powers, and tries to find love while juggling everything else, you'll probably enjoy these two. :)
Takasu Ayako can handle anything; duels with foreign powers and assassination attempts don’t faze her. But can she handle falling in love? Fellow students at the prestigious school for Beatrice users are shocked to hear that their "Angel of Death" Ayako, who has never even shown a smile before, has fallen in love at first sight with the diminutive freshman Yoshimura Mamoru. Mamoru must decide how to respond to the sudden confession of love, the resulting fascination of his fellow students, and the dangers of being near Ayako. Will his own powers ever measure up?
In both shows the heroine is stronger, yet very shy around the main protagonist. And he plays a major role in "healing her mentally" by accepting her as she is, and teaching her to let go of her complexes.
Tragedy struck Kotaro Higuchi as a child in the form of his mother's death in a car accident. But fate has a funny way of doing things, and years after the fact an angel-in-training named Misha decides to pay him a visit. Joined by his fellow elementary school students, and later by the nicest demon you'll ever meet, Kotaro and Misha will embark on a journey of laughs and love.
Both shows are about falling in love and over coming differences. Esch main person has their problem which at first stops them for getting the person they love and then show us them over coming this problem.
Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?
School Rumble is truly random and fun at certain points; this humor is based on the idea of people in relationships not understanding the love that have for the other. Karin, being a romantic comedy, doesn't have much of that random fun, but the relationships are still kind of messed up.
They are truly fun, no matter what way you look at them.
Minato Sahashi was living a normal life; he had just failed his college entrance exam for a second year in a row, and lived a quiet life in a single's apartment. That is, until the busty Musubi fell from the sky on top of him! She is a Sekirei, one of 108 that are destined to fight each other until only one remains; and he or she will ascend to heaven with his or her chosen one known as an Ashikabi. Minato soon finds himself in the embrace of Musubi, becoming her Ashibaki - but his life will only become more complicated. Musubi isn't the last to claim Minato as her Ashibaki, and what's worse, plenty of other Sekirei and opponents stand in his way!
Both have classic plot twists -- you are laughing at the increasing levels of mayhem when WHAM! the fun and frivolity take a serious turn towards the dark side without losing the sense of fun and adventure.