Tsukimi is an otaku and jellyfish enthusiast whose only means of coping with the world is to reject it: she and her friends live in a house they declare a man-free zone, generally avoid 'stylish people', and spend their days blissfully bonding over geeky rituals. As misfortune would have it, their convenient existence is about to be turned on its head by the arrival of Kuranosuke, a seemingly beautiful young woman who is actually a beautiful young man. While he may be strange even by their standards, Kuranosuke embodies everything Tsukimi secretly dreams of being - a princess as ethereal as a floating jellyfish - and promises the kind of mind-boggling adventures only possible when geek meets chic!
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...
Both Kuragehime and Ouran High School Host Club are shojo comedies that revolve around a bookish, tomboy lead--along with some effeminate men. Besides the glamorous makeovers (and cross-dressing) that inevitably ensue, both shows challenge gender roles, conformity, and societal beauty standards.
Although romantic relationships and love triangles are the focal point of any shojo anime, Kuragehime and Ourango beyond their genre's expectations and deliver a touching, heatfelt reminder that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Kuragehime is aimed at a slightly older audience, but both have oodles of appeal outside of their intended demographic.
They're basically the opposite of each other. In Ouran, a smart, plain-ish cross-dressing girl is surrounded by fabulous/extravagant guys, whereas in Kuragehime it's the fabulous guy that's surrounded by plain, nerdy women.
Both animes (Kuragehime and Ouran Highschool Host Club) are upbeat, hilarious and have a wide range of characters. Both also include cross dressing, akward situtaions and characters you fall in love with, so if you like either chances are you'll also like the other
Both Ouran and Kuragehime deliver cute romantic clashes between nerds and popular people all in pretty-as-pink animation. Moreover, both are able to overcome their weak formulaic plots by delivering vivacious and delightful characters. Gush at the bishies, giggle at their misadventures, and marvel at their convincing humanness.
While both of these series are inherently different, they share a lot of similarities, the main one being a flamboyant and wealthy male lead attempting to bring a quiet, plain and nerdy girl out of her shell. With both series sharing a similar style of comedy, if you enjoyed one, you'll certainly like the other.
These animes are very similar in humor and drama situations. Tsukimi is very similar to Haruhi (both having dreams instilled by their mother) and Kuranosuke is very similar to Tamaki. Wtih differences of wealth and stature making up much of the underlying theme of these animes, they have a very similar vibe.
The two animes are basically the opposite of each other, but both are HILARIOUS gender bender animes. In OHSHC, Haruhi dresses as a guy and in Kuragehime, Kuranosuke dresses as a girl. Haruhi is a poor girl who meets all sorts of rich people in her new school, while Kuranosuke guy in a super rich family who meets a group of otakus.
Ouran High School Host Club and Kuragehime have very similar, if not identical senses of humor. The pace is also alike, and seem to have similar charms.
With similar pacing and premises, Ouran and Kuragehime display a similar sense of humor around the idea of a clash between popular people and nerdy people. I think fans of one would like the other.
If you liked Kuragehime, try Ouran High School Host Club next. Both anime are romanti comedies that focus on a plot outside of the romance angle, and feature an engaging cross-dressing character in a leading role. In fact it is the characters that draw you in, both having an interesting supporting cast of characters whose adventures are as intriguing (or more so) than the romance plotline. Good comedic moments keep the atmosphere light and fun. Be sure to meet the gang from Ouran High School if you liked the jellyfish princess!
Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?
Both shows feature interesting (okay, weird) and socially awkward characters, exploring the challenges that they face interacting with society. They also both revolve around the concept of NEETs
Both of these series star lovable, but sometimes infuriatingly awkward NEETs/hikikomori. While Welcome to the NHK is slightly darker in tone, Kuragehime strives entertains the mature viewer with its slightly more refined stlye and slower pace.
I recommend both highly.
Both Princess Jellyfish and Walcome to the NHK! are hilarious, but often touching, series revolving around "Hikikimori", an individual suffering from an obsessive personality that usually is afraid to go outside of their own homes. ALot of references to Japanese manga, anime, and video games.
Crippling self-doubt? Difficulty finding your way in life? Social isolation? Strange new relationships? Both Welcome to the NHK and Kuragehime deal with these themes and more. In each, a strange, neurotic person finds their life changed (for better or for worse) by a charismatic, determined stranger and focus on the main characters' struggles to find meaning in their lives as they deal with young adulthood.
The real story behind Kuragehime is about the characters coming to terms with their personality and individuality versus society at large. For that reason, it's almost like a more lighthearted version of "welcome to the NHK", aimed at girls. So if you want a little more black/meloncholic humour, welcome to the NHK is a good pick.
Both animes have social hermits for main characters, working to improve their comical mental health with a potential romantic interest. They both are well done and directed in a way that can be rare. And they have more tricks for comedy than chibis, actually pretty hilarious.
Welcome to the NHK! and Princess Jellyfish both come at otaku lifestyle in different and thought-provoking ways. Welcome to the NHK! focuses on the issues most commonly associated with men, while Princess Jellyfish centers on the common troubles linked to women. Welcome to the NHK! is the darker of the two, but both have memorable comedic moments. They are also similar in the fact that knowledge of, or experience with the topics involved, should lead to a better understanding and appreciation of the shows as a whole.
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?
Even if these two series are mainly targeting an older female crowd (hence the josei tag), anyone who's into hilarious comedies à-la sitcoms will enjoy Kuragehime or Wallflower. Both series portray the daily lives and mishaps of a young girl who's viscerally afraid of men, and her interaction with the rest of a flamboyant cast. If you liked either one of them, the other series will definitely appeal to you so give it a shot!
Both animes have somewhat similar animation and a girl who is secretly beautiful but perhaps needs a little push to get into the outside world.
If you liked Kuragehime, you will also enjoy Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge and viceversa.
Both are focused on a girl who has her hobbies taken on a extreme way and who is almost hikkikomori; just to be surprised by a fashion and social being to shake her whole world.
Taking a girl without any desire to be glamorous and putting her in the direct line of fire of a "chic" person. Besides the rather humorous reactions to "chic" people, both Sunako and Tsukimi share traits, such as obsessing over things others consider not normal. The boys of Wallflower are also very similar to Kuranosuke. While Wallflower is a little bit darker at times, the feel of these animes are similar.
The main characters of both animes have a fear and hold uneasiness feeling when around "stylish" or "beautiful" beings. The Wallflower, in a hilarious plot of a morbid, introverted girl being transformed into a "lady" by a household of beautiful men, is the closest I believe to Kuragehime. With a slight plot of comical love and a zealous aunt that Sunako (the femal protagonist) looks up to, similar to the manga artist the "sisters" go to for advice, this anime is sure to form laughter and give one a feel of Kuragehime.
Kuragehime(Princess Jellyfish) and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge(The Wallflower) are similar because both heroines are afraid to face certain kinds of people. They are also both in a way afraid to look feminine,Tsukimi doesn't want her friends to be mad at her and Sunako faced people calling her ugly.
Aside from the obvious similarity of female characters with strange obsessions, Kuragehime and Wallflower have a similar sense of humor. The characters aren't sure about each other at first, but grow to like each other and work to solve problems together. If you like one, you'll probably like the other.
Yukari is a typical high school student on the fast track to attending a university, but her boring life leaves much to be desired; that is, until a motley crew of fashion design students ask her to model their new clothing line: Paradise Kiss! Now, Yukari must choose if she will reject the life her mother has laid out for her, and start making choices on her own for the first time. While taking her first steps into adulthood, Yukari also begins to realize that with freedom comes responsibility; a life in the fashion industry isn't an easy one, especially for someone unsure of her own intentions…
Both have a main character that is starting to find themselves in a new light and are mentored by a male figure in that respect. There is a good balance of comedy and seriousness in both series. There is also a supporting cast in both which enlivens the main story. Thought provoking and extremely relatable.
They both feature main characters who are coming out of her shell and they are both very relatable. Their self discoveries are both pushed on by eccentric and fashionable people (or a person in Kuragehime). They both also have a fun supporting cast of characters. Paradise Kiss is more mature and serious. While Kuragehime has a more comedic and energetic mood.
Kuragehime and Paradise Kiss embody a cultural obsession with the fashion industry. Both anime's explore the how a change in wardrobe can spark a true coming out of one's shell and a true coming of age. While Paradise Kiss plays more to it's dramatic and romantic story, both animes employ over-the-top characters to create light-hearted comedy.
Even though Kuragehime is more a comedy, the art drawing is similar when the otaku are in "pretty mode". Also, fashion is an important theme in the story. (it's even more important in the manga).
Both series mainly deal with self discovery through fashion. While the animation is similar and there is a crossdressing character in both animes, Paradise Kiss involves more romance and Kuragehime is more comedic.
If you have seen and enjoyed either Kuragehime or Paradise Kiss, you may strike gold by checking out the other. Both anime feature Fashion and Style in a prominent role. Both anime have a female on a journey of self discovery, mentored by a member of the opposite sex. Both romantic comedies have an interesting and varied supporting cast that help enliven the main plotline and drive the story. While Paradise Kiss has more focus on the romances involved and Kuragehime instead focuses more on the comedic aspects, both evoke a similar atmosphere and feeling. If you liked either one of these, do yourself a favor and check out the other one.
Shuichi Nitori is about to start middle school with a terrible secret: he wishes he were a girl and likes wearing their clothes. With the right outfit and his cute, effeminate looks, he is often able to convince people that he is someone else - or even something else. Unfortunately, although his best friend and object of affection, Takatsuki, accepts him as he is, she does not return Shuichi’s feelings. Moreover, school is an unforgiving place and Shuichi walks a fine line between liberating his true self and being labelled a freak by all his peers...
Both are oddball comedies featuring a slice-of-lifey look on a hetero crossdressers relationship and daily life.
to be honest i dont know, but hourou musuko and kuragehime were 2 of my favorite shows, and though the plot, and the situations they face are both completely diffrent, they are both shows about cross dressers you dont want to end.
Although Hourou Musuko is about transgendered characters and Kuragehime about a crossdresser, both are enjoyable and share a somewhat similar story.