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Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

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.

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MechaTama31 MechaTama31 says...

Ouran Host Club and Fruits Basket have so much in common it's difficult to know where to begin. They have similar situations between the characters, right down to the guys realizing they like her and fighting over her while she is oblivious. The character designs are also very alike. I'd venture to say I'd pay you 50 Turkish lira if you liked one and not the other!

sgrby877 sgrby877 says...

If you took away the background stories, both Fruits Basket and Ouran Host Club would be the same. Both are hilarious and have similar characters, including the character designs!

sothis sothis says...

Fruits Basket and Ouran High School club are definitely not similar as far as plot, but they just... feel the same. Ouran is definitely a little more high octane as far as the random humor, but both have their touching and hilarious moments, and both have very very similar character designs (right down to the mix of chibi animation and regular kind). If you liked one, you'd surely like the other!

Roxas Roxas says...

Both are amusing, lighthearted slice-of-life comedies with female protagonists.

Himitsu Himitsu says...

The type of humour used in Fruits Basket and Ouran High School Host Club is very similar, especially in the roles of the characters. All male characters have a cliche characteristic such as the cute/innocent, silly, and aloof. In both cases, a "poor" girl is forced into a "luxurious" world. The direction is very similar in that it's all-around comedy while still maintaining a dramatic center (near the end...). You'll like Fruits Basket because it focuses on the characters more than the overall story. Lastly, there is hinted romance versus a complete exposure.

Reawen Reawen says...

Although the plots of Fruits Basket & Ouran High School Host Club are different, the series feel very similar. Tohru of Fruits Basket and Haruhi of Ouran are working hard to fulfill their dreams to make their deceased mothers proud. Both series are reverse harems, and have a diverse group of very unique supporting characters. Tohru & Haruhi influence and are influenced by the other characters throughout the series and there is significant character development as a result. Tohru & Haruhi are also relatively poor girls who are suddenly surrounded by rich boys, so they often come across as somewhat naive (although Tohru seems more in awe that she knows such impressive people, while Haruhi is more cynical about the 'rich bastards'). Ouran is a bit more excessive in it's random, explosive humour, but overall they somehow seem very alike. Every time I watch one series, I immediately want to watch the other next, so I think you will, too!

tigi0baka tigi0baka says...

After watching 'Ouran High School Host Club' you might think that nothing might compare in terms of comedy value; you will be wrong, you have not yet met the whole cast of eccentric, loveable, maybe just a little bit crazy characters found in 'Fruits Basket'. From the prince-like Yuki to the tempermental Kyo, you will find a great deal of similarities between the male characters in 'Ouran High School Host Club' and 'Fruits Basket' including character design (Just compare Honey to Momiji in 'Fruits Basket'.

 The plots may greatly differ but the underlying theme is the same; Both young girls having lost their mothers being thrust into a world they are unaccustomed to and touching the lives of everyone around them. If you loved 'Ouran High School Host Club', you will adore 'Fruits Basket'.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Both Fruits Basket and Ouran are about a reverse harem, making the girl the center of attention in a group full of guys. The series both also deal with morality issues that are expressed throughout the show with a great deal of humor thrown into the mix.

neutrino neutrino says...

Apart from the same voice actor appearing in both (Honey-senpai and Momiji), the series are more alike than at first glance. Both of the main characters are outsiders who are accidentally let into an exclusive world. Little by little, their attitudes and personalities start to change those around them and even themselves.

shangriluck shangriluck says...

Ouran High School Host Club and Fruits Basket may have very different backstories, but the themes of each show are very similar (each containing a kind of "be yourself" message). The characters all share a sense of loneliness, and the heroine in each show is innocent and surrounded by attractive males that care about her (but don't necessarily have hidden agendas). Both shows are heartwarming and quirky and have a romantic feel, although their stories are built mainly on friendship.

hontokawaiinekochan hontokawaiinekochan says...

Both Fruits Basket and Ouran contain the same kind of humor. In both, there is a girl who is surrounded by boys. The characters are very likeable and every character's past is explained.

EnseiChan EnseiChan says...

Although they have nothing in common when it comes to storyline, characters or music, both Ouran and Furuba 'feel' very much alike the instant you watch one after having watched the other. It's the same almost crazy kind of humour, at times interrupted by moments of emotion or even great sadness (though rather rarely in case of "Ouran"). Also, in both series there are female protagonists surrounded by lots of handsome boys.

OneiChan OneiChan says...

As far as I am concerned, these two anime fit together like peas and carrots. If you liked one you will simply love the other, and for a smorgasbord of reasons.

Ouran High School Host Club and Fruits Basket 'feel' much the same when you are watching them and share a very familiar mood. Their humor is similar, and is sure to cause maniacal laughter on many occasions. Also, both of these anime have the power to grab hold of your heart, and pile drive you with an array of emotions. The plots may be different, but the characters will create situations in both anime that is very reminiscent of the other. Either of these shows is certain to provide you with an all around warm feeling.

Deiluvr Deiluvr says...

Ouran High School Host Club and Fruits Basket have a lot of the same humor and feel to the story line. A lot of the characters remind me of characters from the other series, for example Honey from Ouran and Momiji from Fruits Basket are extremely alike. While Fruits Basket can be a little more serious and Ouran seems to have a lot of humor, they both are worth a watch.

lustlove616 lustlove616 says...

If you liked Ouran High School Host Club, then you will most likely also enjoy watching Fruits Basket, which involves a timid girl who is also surrounded by several boys and experiences hardships in life and love.

ZenithAstrali ZenithAstrali says...

If you've seen one of these anime and were left wanting more, then the other is a must. They are both very funny and share the same story about a poor girl taken in by a group of gorgeous and popular boys.

tuff2baunicorn tuff2baunicorn says...

Both Fruits Basket and Ouran High School Host Club feature a kind, brunette main character who meets a vast array of people, all with distinct personalities. Each series contains an unexpected twist which is revealed early on and affects the rest of the show. Some male characters from each show seem kind of similar - Haruhi & Tohru, Ayame & Tamaki, Momiji and Hunny - so if you have a favorite character from one show you may find someone else to love in the other! Both shows have a wonderful feel-good family vibe to them!

sunshinyness sunshinyness says...

Both Ouran High School Host Club and Fruits Basket are funny series with hints of romance. The central theme for both is friendship and both have heroines who manage to see sides of people that were invisible to others.

faerieponey faerieponey says...

Both Fruits Basket and Ouran High School Host Club are centered on a poor girl who plays an important part in the lives of some rich men. She is the one who helps them and becomes their friend, and knows what they really need.

kawaiipie kawaiipie says...

Both Ouran and Furuba are hilarious; they'll leave you in stitches. Furuba has a darke/thicker plot though. Both have characters with strong personalities that interact perfectly with each other. It's interesting that the heroines, Tohru and Haruhi, have such contrasting personalities and yet have good morals that change those around them (although Haruhi probably learns/evolves more from the characters around her).

littlekitty littlekitty says...

Both Fruits Basket and Ouran High School Host Club are incredibly charming and humorous at the same time. Although Tohru and Haruhi are as different as night and day, both stories have a similar feel - they are very uplifting and you cannot help but smile after watching. Also, while there is very little plot in both stories, the character development is outstanding. Sadly, by watching either of these anime, you do not get the "complete" story, so be prepared to read the manga afterwards!

Foop Foop says...

Since both FB and Ouran are romances about a girl that had their mother die, they go good together. If you are a fan of romances, you should see these both.

soccerdory soccerdory says...

Both series have female protaginsts who are very strong and independent. Both have a lot of comedy and a little romance. Very entertaining on both ends.

Joechan47 Joechan47 says...

Ouran High School Host Club and Fruits Basket are anime that are not about fighting, but about changing your outlook on life. Both filled to the brim with humor and realistic social problems, they allow us to change and grow with the characters. Both of these series show how one person can change the lives of others.

Kagekiba Kagekiba says...

They both have a similar kind of humour allthough ouran host club can be more random at times.Both light hearted and feature a strong romance theme.

orangexxbumblebee orangexxbumblebee says...

It's very rare (at least, in my experience) to find an anime that carries a little bit of everything. Fruits Basket and Ouran do. They're the perfect mix of humor, romance, and the teenist bit of angst. I really don't know how else to describe it... on the surface, not much is similar, but they just feel similar. And both are a must for any hard-core shoujo fan.

xsilverfangx xsilverfangx says...

Series are alike. Both series have comdey and romance. If you like one of them you'll definately like the other one.

shina shina says...

Both anime revolve around a high school girl surrounded by a group of men. Both reflect the feelings of the girl and her guy friends, most of which who eventually have romantic feelings for her.

If you like anime with love triangles and squares, then give this a try!

mneme mneme says...

Both series involve a character who has lost a parent (their mother) and is also rather poor. x) Also, both main characters are thrust into situations where they meet new (and strange) people and have to adapt.

AnonymousApathy AnonymousApathy says...

Both series are about a normal girl who gets caught up with a dysfunctional group of guys, leading them into all kinds of humorous situations. Despite all the lightheartedness, both series later reveal a surpising amount of depth in their characters.

Animedreamer240 Animedreamer240 says...

Fruits Basket and Ouran are both "reverse harem anime" that center on how one girl slowly changes the lives of the guys around her, and how the guys become highly attracted to her. Also, both anime balance out the comedy and drama very well while portraying this theme. As a plus, the male characters are bish?nen.

TropicalMist TropicalMist says...

These two animes are definitely different plot-wise, but similar to all the other recommendations, they just feel the same.

I think it's because of the same situation the main characters are in. Haruhi and Tohru both have a difficult past, and even though the animes both have a different take and preception of it, they're both really similar in their own ways. I find that they're both really ignorant and both are the super-cute-really-good-girls.

Both anime have female protaginists, accompanied by several guys. All the guys have different personality traits, but you learn to love them all because of who they are and how they contribute to the story and make it unique. However, even if one is more comedy based (Ouran) while the other is more slice-of-life (FB), I think the audience can see that they're both really similar and lovable in the same manner =)

fiddler fiddler says...

Both Fruits Basket and Ouran are light hearted romantic high school comedies which are while clearly aimed at teenage girls are funny enough for everyone to enjoy. I thought the art in each was pretty similar in style and is suits the tone of the series really well. There are quite a few similarities between the main characters (Haruhi & Tohru) and as both series focus very heavily on the main character if you loved one of the series your likely to at least enjoy the other.

animegal33 animegal33 says...

Both Ouran High School Host Club and Fruits Basket are about a girl who changes the males around her as they start to feel a little more than friendship towards her. They both have intersting themes that play a big part of them (Ouran has cross-dressing and Fruits Basket has people who change into animals).

maplesauce maplesauce says...

Both Ouran High and fruits Basket have a fairly light feel to them with a touch of romance,and both are hilariously funny. If you liked one you should defiantly watch the other.

gryffindorsownlily gryffindorsownlily says...

Because both are about someone falling in love an going through a lot to figure out exactly who they love and who they are just friends with.

astraea astraea says...

Ouran High School Host Club and Fruits Basket are two anime definietly worth watching. Aside from being similar in terms of being a reverse harem, both of these anime will surely keep you on your seat with their light-hearted comedy and romance.

Merryberry Merryberry says...

If you like your female lead surrounded by an collection of unique male personalities getting up to situations, in efforts to hide an massive secret, then both Ouran and Fruits Basket fill the agenda. They also have quite similar artistic style and laidback storytelling angles and while your enjoying the constant chattering between the characters and sometimes cringing events, you'll no doubt appreciate the complexity of the individuals lives. Watching either will mean that your quite capable of enjoying the other, so go watch!

tacotoni tacotoni says...

Both of these animes are funny, but they also have a sensitive side. These two series have a love story, and will touch your heart. If you enjoy one, you may like the other.

iluvstrongbad2004 iluvstrongbad2004 says...

I can't exactly explain in words why I think you would like Fruits Basket, other than both shows are undeniably cute.

MariJine MariJine says...

The lives of the heroines in both anime are suddenly flipped upside down with their sudden meetings with unique men. Each then becomes responsible for hiding a secret. Relationships develop between these girls and the comedic characters around them that make their ordinary school lives far from normal. These two animes would appeal to anyone who enjoys comedy and light romance.

Mokiemorty Mokiemorty says...

Both are a sweet little romantic comedy, with characters that are easy to connect with.

And they\\'re also both full of hot guys.

SoiFon88 SoiFon88 says...

Fruits Basket and Ouran High School Host Club are both very good comedy anime.Although they have a totally different plot,some things such as the characters and the humour,feel much alike.I realy enjoined watching them and i just couldn't stop myself from laughing the whole time!I recommend both to someone that wants to spent his time laughing until he cries!They are both awesome!:)

girl girl says...

The reverse harem setup is similar, the strong female lead is similar, the beautiful boys with very different personalities is similar.

Beyond that, however, both animes make you feel the same kind of happy. There's just something uplifting about a character who works hard their entire life to achieve a few simple goals, and being such a nice and sensible person that they attract a group of people who are willing to work together despite any personal conflicts to make that person happy.

Oh, and if you like Momiji, you'll definitely like Honey and vice versa.

Leah Leah says...

Fruits Basket and Ouran High School Host Club have a lot in common. They contain very similar humor for one. They also have very similar characters, both design and personality. The episode building and storylines also have lots in common. I deffinitely recomment both ways!

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

If you enjoyed Fruits Basket or Ouran High School Host Club, then you should definitely check out the other. Both feature a central likeable female character in a situation in which she is surrounded by men who appear to be in a different world to her. Both are also highly comedic, so if you liked one, try the other.

Tangelax Tangelax says...

Both have a similar art style and characters, especially the main character of Honda/Haruhi, both of which are orphans who find themselves in a reverse harem and they become very close. If you like one, it's definately worth trying the other.

Bessie Bessie says...

Well, I think that if you like "Ouran" you'll also like "Fruits Basket" and vice versa.

Main characters in both anime are girls among guys, I think it's not unusual. And they haven't got very similar plots, but when you watch it.. you feel the same, you just love all the characters. Both Ouran High School Host Club and Fruits Basket are deserve watching and enjoying every episode!

vortexchick vortexchick says...

One girl lots of cute, interesting and sometimes down right wierd guys. sounds like love to me...some girls have all the luck. Fruits Basket and Ouran High School Host Club, though both have their own amazing stories,  the are very much alike and if you love one your sure to love the other.

akatsukiJuS akatsukiJuS says...

The plots are completely different. But they are both romantic comedies with really similar humor. The characters are kinna like each other is SOME cases, For example Momiji and Mitsukuni (honey-kun) are exactly the same. The difference i think is that in Fruits basket there is more drama.

stylomagix stylomagix says...

Well, first off, try checking the gnres. The biggest similarity is that both these anime have Reverse Harem in it. (Oh and Comedy matches too)

So if you like Reverse Harem, Ouran is the thing for you.

Further more, the main character in both the anime is a female.

The characters in Ouran and Fruits Basket are a bit similar because, first of all, there are a variety of different natured characters. The unique personalities of the characters in both anime creates an equivalent bond between the two.

Watching Ouran and Fruits basket, and not liking one is not really possible.

everletx3 everletx3 says...

Both Ouran High School Host Club and Fruits Basket have lovable characters and growing relationships but they both leave you with a smile on your face and a warm feeling after each episode.

joeyanna joeyanna says...

Both Fruits Basket and Ouran High School Host Club have reverse-harems and are equally funny.

BRID BRID says...

If you liked Ouran or Fruits Basket youd like this because they both have the same sort of atmosphere to the anime, ouran is a bit more light hearted then fruits basket, but fruits basket has deeper emotion in it. although there is this change the animes both have similar aspects like character design, humor and situation.also the male characters (main) in fruits basket have similar personalities to some or ourans characters. 

singularity singularity says...

Both of these animes feature a somewhat naive female character that changes the lives of the men around her by her own spirit and zest for life. These are very similiar anime, with similar themes and even similiar love triangles.

pure pure says...

if u like ouran high school host club then u are absolutely going to like fruits basket..its hilarious, cool , funny and a must watch anime just like ouran.. 

crystalclearsky crystalclearsky says...

Both animes are very similar yet different in their own ways. In the beginning the felmale main characters were suddenly thrust into a world that they're not familar with. Bot anime also worked hard to keep their secrets from being reveal. Momiji and Hunny are very simlir like Yuki and Tamaki they're both 'princes' even though Tamaki's more cheerful and outgoing.

Jymjak Jymjak says...

Both deal with a sweet girl surrounded by idiots with problems. They are both hilarious at times, and at others time are very serious and emotional. If you like one, you'll like the other.

ela ela says...

Fruits Basket and Ouran have a lovely feel to them. This has probably been said dozens of times, but it's the truth. Both show's revolve around two girls, and a variety of attractive men.  These girls and guys both become like family because of an unfortunate turn of events! I'll be pretty surprised if you like one anime and not the other. 

Foxfairy Foxfairy says...

Chances are pretty good if you like one of these shows you will like both as both reverse harum/comedies refuse to take themselves completely seriously. However, the characters are likeable and I found myself not even completely hating the bad ones. Both have a plot centered around a strong, but easy going female character who all the guys seem strongly attracted to.

anabanana anabanana says...

Both of these animes have very similar feelings. They're both very comic and upbeat and the art style is similar. They're also both very popular animes!

LAnn LAnn says...

The mangaka for Ouran High School Host Club looked at Fruits Basket for inspiration, so to say that they're alike is a bit of a understatement. Their reverse-harem qualities almost match, with the lead females being forced to be around the lead males, but there's something not quite right about the lead males. In Ouran, the males are part of the school's host club and have a tendancy to sparkle while in Fruits Basket, the lead males turn into animals of the zodiac.Some of the characters are alike as well. Honey from Ouran High School Host Club is an exact replica of Momiji from Fruits Basket. The rest of the characters have some similarities, like Kyouya from Ouran and Yuki from Fruits Basket, but they aren't exactly alike.As far as story goes, they both have a good mix of drama and comedy and they both kind of have a similar pace. Ouran has a bit more crack than Fruits Basket, but there's still enough in common to say that if you liked one, you should like the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Take one oblivious girl character, add a punch of bishies who adore her, and mix in some sort of underlying drama. That's the formula for both Ouran and Fruits Basket. The male character designs are similar, and both anime give a glimpse of high school life. If you liked one, you'll definitely like the other.

Jemmy86 Jemmy86 says...

Both revolve around a girl getting involved with a group of boys whose world is different from the usual common life, and step by step the girl starts knowing them more, discovering their unique past and bonding with them... Both serieses are filled with comedy in addition to some romance <3

I would also recommend you read the manga for each series as well, great stories well written! <3

Bcuzshutup Bcuzshutup says...

Both have crazy character personalities and fun themes. Acceptance is definitely reaccuring throughout both, as OHSHC has some situations that only mature young adults of this day and age would be able to handle appropriately, and Fruits Basket's characters want to be accepted by normal people in all kinds of ways.

highlandwolf highlandwolf says...

If you liked Ouran or Fruits Basket, you would like the other because both are about a girl thrown into a group of guys, also both explore the relationships of not only the male characters with each other but the relationship between the girl and guys.

sm3xyang3l sm3xyang3l says...

Tohru and Haruhi are both very naive and fun, lost their mothers, and are both surrounded by BISHOUNEN. Both girls are dragged into a new life. They experience new things with the others. In the end, it'll definitely leave you wanting more. I think if you like one another you'll love the other!!!

Princess13 Princess13 says...

Both series have a strong, yet self depreciating female protagonist, with a certain naivetee when it comes to matters of romance. These characters are both surrounded by easy to love males, who are eventually changed for the better by the protagonist.

SnoAngl2 SnoAngl2 says...

both animes feature a quite, shy, cute girl in the beginning who is basically adapted into a family of insanely popular and hot guys. she grows as a character through a series of funny mishaps and even develops true love along the way. the tone of the characters are alittle off, one is more has a more sadder, sombre undertone, while the other is just play goofy. but both are insanely fun animes and entertaining. enjoy

pacord1 pacord1 says...

They both are the smae fundamentally. Handsome boys and a girl that is surrounded by them. They both include the innocent girl who is not aware of the situation. Also the crazy anticts are both there. Althiough Fruits Basket is more cute, Ouran High School Host Club is very similar and I recomend both 100%! Ouran tends to be more funny than Fruits, but they are both centered around a girl catering for boys and highschool life. 

terryschoccyorange terryschoccyorange says...

Both series are reverse harem, with plenty of comedic moments and the main female protaganists are similar in some aspects.

bekybooo bekybooo says...

They are both reverse harems focusing on a girl who all the boys are fighting over while she has no clue. Both the main charaters are hard working but Haruhi is much more determined than Tohru. If you like one its almost definite that you will like the other.

mrzkitty mrzkitty says...

they really have alot in common a not so cute girl but nice persoality so guys easily fall in love with her.. really if you like one your sure to love the other

HazzasPotatoe HazzasPotatoe says...

They both have similar design and both are reverse harem. Fruits Basket was the first manga I've ever read and it was great. They both are insanely funny! Also their mothers both have died (Haruhi and Tohru) 

Rayray1000 Rayray1000 says...

They both are well made hilarious comedies that include some weird situations. both have a weird twist to them that makes them really funny.

tissil1 tissil1 says...

Both of these animes are really similar with a different plot. Both share the unbreakable friendships, comedy, distant romance, and both leave you with an urge to watch more. Trust me, these two animes are the same type of format... both of these are my favorites!

sparrowfall sparrowfall says...

Both center on female protagonists who deal with the antics of the many, many males in their lives.  Both are romantic comedies that center on something other than romance (neither are really searching for true love), and while the personalities of the heroines are quite different, both are extremely likeable in their own way.

holycraploveanime holycraploveanime says...

they're both really funny and sweet with romance, comedy and a little action who can go wrong?

SparklyDalek SparklyDalek says...

They have similar elements, such as a cast of wacky guys to back a female lead with strong character traits, and intriguing storylines. The manga-to-anime transition in both cases could've been stronger, but transitions aside, the final product was both interesting and amusing.

NicoNicoDesu NicoNicoDesu says...

Both reverse harem anime contain enough zany comedy, awkward moments and romance to keep any shoujo fangirl involved! And if that's not enough, the eye candy simply adds to the anime.

alauraborealis alauraborealis says...

Both are shoujo romantic comedies with plots centering around a reverse harem. They have a similar feel with their easygoing, slice-of-life style and include a strong-willed, level-headed female, pulled from a life of "poverty" thrust into a luxurious world. If you liked Shigure in Fruits Basket, Tameki Suoh in Ouran High School Host Club is very similar, and vice versa. And if you like tsundere characters, Kyo Sohma in Fruits Basket is your man! If you like one, you're certain to like the other! 

firmfire firmfire says...

Both have plenty of humor with 2 guys loving the same girl, and both end with romance. If you loved one than you'll love the other.

JJ0481 JJ0481 says...

Humor. A loveable girl character, very funny supporting males. Reverse harem, implied romantic possibilities but it isn't the emphasis. Toru Honda (FB) and Haruhi Fujioka (OHSHC) differ in personality quite a lot. Toru is exceptionally kind hearted and accepting of the unusualness of Soma family. She has some pretty ditzy moments, often spacing out to deal with her own inner rambling monologues. Haruhi, while also kind and accepting, tends to be much more practical, with more dry wit and a suspicious nature. I absolutely recommend watching one if you like the other. The only downside is that they have only one season each. If there were more, it would be *PERFECT*.

x52495 x52495 says...

If anything, Fruits Basket is a step up.  It is funny, there is great character development, and the humor is similar.  If you liked Ouran High School Host Club, you will also like Fruits Basket.

KashiiAlcuin KashiiAlcuin says...

There are a whole bunch of similarities. The grave situations are more often than not broken by the antics of ONE character. 

sandbecca sandbecca says...

This to anime are very good and funny, very similar in a holistic perspective. If you like one of them you will like the other to.

Elberethstar Elberethstar says...

I absolutely loved Ouran High School Host Club. It's funny, it's smart, it's romantic, it never gets dark, it points out truths about the world and is in general the best to keep yor hopes and spirits up!! I like fruits basket for almost the same reasons but i recomend to read the manga. Ouran High School Host club is able to stand alone but fruits basket ends a bit... you will want to read the manga for more explanation...

thegingerwolf thegingerwolf says...

Both are funny with similar characters and tags, but beyond how funny they are, there is still a serious nature towards the end.

musicaddict18 musicaddict18 says...

Both Anime have strong female leads and have lots of comedy. They both have a romantic feel at times but never got very far into that.

victoriabookworm victoriabookworm says...

ouran high host club and Fruits basket have poor girls that go to school. they both fall into weird circumstances and end up having to be around extremly hot boys all the time.....one of the best animes i have watched to date

animeprincess98 animeprincess98 says...

They both have the same feel-good theme to it and the main character of Fruits Baset, Tohru reminds me of Haruhi in a way.

harmless1231 harmless1231 says...

Its really good and funny,I LOVE KYOYYA!!! I totally recommend it! its got a ready cool storyline, so gooo for it GOOOOOOOOOOO KYOYA I WOULD TOTALLY ASK FOR HIM HE SO COOL!

abimesina abimesina says...

If you like Ouran highschool host club, you will also prefer to watch fruit basket. and also you will ascertain the similarities between Momiji of Fruit Basket and Hani-senpai of Ouran HS Host club. 

icequeen8086 icequeen8086 says...

They both have the unusual female lead, and the comedy is perfect. While Fruits Basket is Supernatural, and Ouran is a slice of life, both have their funny moments.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Both are comedic slice-of-life series with romantic elements and a female protagonist. They share a light-hearted tone, with some darker moments. Futhermore, the characters are similar.

If you like one you should give the other a chance.

pikachu203 pikachu203 says...

The two shows have a lot in common, from a girl living/working with a bunch of guys, the comedy, and of course, the characters.  Both are hilarious, and if you loved one, you would most definitely love the other as well.

Essenceesse Essenceesse says...

They have such a similar feeling. Both are reverse-harems where a motherless girl is forced to interact with the other characters out of necessity. Later the two female roles come to love being where they are and in fact struggle to keep it that way. Fruits Basket and Ouran High School Host Club have many similarities especially in the sometimes light and then suddenly heavy tone.

maliiee22 maliiee22 says...

firts of all they are both reverse harem that doesnt focus on the girl falling in love with one or many guys. they both have some random parts and comedy. in additon to all that both main characters lost their mother

msbirdybird msbirdybird says...

Both animes have a great story which always keep you intereted it has its balance of humour and romance. Although they have very different stories and Fruits basket may not have many characters that's in the manga's but what it does have is very interesting and cute! And if you like Fruits basket you'd also like Ouran high school host club, I do!

lalaith lalaith says...

Both are silly, quirky, have a cast of crazy characters, and will make you laugh and cry.  Both invovle a "normal" girl in a crazy world.  Both have a plenty of gorgeous guys to drool over, whatever your personal "type" is.

lilsandstag lilsandstag says...

Both are reverse harems if you like that sort of stuff. They both are set in high school. All of the characters have sad backgrounds. Tohru is an orphan and Haruhi lost her mother at a young age.

The female characters are well thought out and unique. The male characters are interesting and different in many ways. If you like animes that are not about saving the world and have strong, independent female roles, these are good animes to watch.

Yuune Yuune says...

First of all they both have a female as a main character who kind of just comes in and everyone falls in love with her.

I love both of these animes to be honest and to me they closely resemble one another. Though the basic plot is different the way it's designed and such (If that even makes any sense). If you liked Fruits Basket you will almost for sure like OHSHC

DropofVenus DropofVenus says...

Girl main character is introduced to a colorful cast of characters in a different world of sorts. Both shojo's and contain great comedy. Ouran is more comedy driven while Fruits Basket is more drama driven.

TheDarknessAlchemist TheDarknessAlchemist says...

The humor is relitively the same and both have sorta the same feel to them. They're both slow on the build up to the actual romance and they're both better that way.

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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pnytenshi pnytenshi says...

If you liked Ouran, you'd like Yamato because the stories are similar, and it's hilarious!! If you wanted to know what Nekozawa went through, This is the anime to watch!!

puolukankukka puolukankukka says...

If you like Ouran, you might like this show also, as they handle the same theme of a not-so-feminine girl trying to get along with astonishingly handsome but equally vain boys. The big difference is that Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge focuses more on cracking merciless jokes on the "loveliness" of these boys than really portraying them as "lovely". I guess this series parodies the bishounen-element Ouran relies on.

AnCQ AnCQ says...

Both Yamato and Ouran have pretty boys (who are very popular at their high school) that are in charge of one lady. Together, they encounter funny problems and solve them. Both anime are funny, and you'll certainly find one high-school boy you like.

cema cema says...

The comedy that occurs in every episode ties these two brilliant reverse harem series together. In some ways, the female protagonists are always different than all the other girls in the series, which makes them more likeable and it's more interesting to see their reactions when something happens. Comedy is the main category of these two series but there is occasionally some romance that occurs between the characters.

neutrino neutrino says...

The main characters of Ouran and YNSH are quite alike. Neither are ladylike (Sunako is obviously worse), and they are always running from their true feelings. The best part of watching these shows is seeing the characters' evolution and slow realization of what they truly feel.

dreaming0 dreaming0 says...

Both Host Club and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge have not-so-feminine girls surrounded by bishounen guys, and use quirky comedy to spoof many shojo cliches. The main difference is that while Host Club's Haruhi seems oblivious of her harem's charms, poor Sunako hemorrhages at the sight of the radiant creatures around her.

ZenithAstrali ZenithAstrali says...

Yamato and Ouran are both reversed harem anime, in which a girl enters a men's club and the men try to change her. Along the way they all learn new things about the opposite side, try to get along, and discover feelings they don't want to acknowledge. Not to mention, both are very funny stories and the guys are gorgeous.

LaughOnceInARedMoon LaughOnceInARedMoon says...

Ouran and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge have similar plot lines involving a girl who is suddenly thrown into the humorous world of some handsome and popular guys.

skarlet13 skarlet13 says...

Plain heroines surrounded by beautiful men, need anyone say much more? Both Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge and Ouran have that crazy humor element, yet somehow prove the main characters have a deeper story than just constant smiles and laughter.

elthyra elthyra says...

If you like Host Club, you'll like Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge because the stories are similar; they both are about a girl who is not lady-like and is surrounded by bishonen. They also both are comedies with some romance elements.

goldy496 goldy496 says...

If you liked Ouran, you will like Yamato Nadeshiko, and vice-versa. Both feature a female protagonist who is quite unladylike, although Haruhi of Ouran is a bit more social than Sunako of Yamato Nadeshiko. Both series also feature dazzling boys, although Ouran has a larger variety. Clearly both are reverse harem (how can you not call it that when there are that many pretty boys around?)

lovepink lovepink says...

If you like funny comedies, then Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge and Ouran High School Host Club are for you. The weird characters of both series also have painful pasts that are ready to be divulged as the series go by.

xiaoberry xiaoberry says...

Both anime centre around a female character that is not necessarily the typical high school girl. You have Haruhi in Ouran who is poor and doesn't fit in with the rest of the school because of that, therefore she becomes in debt to a club and humour, love and insanity ensues. In Yamato, there is Sunako, the dark, in-secure and sort of scary outsider. Both anime are reverse-harem and these female characters are surrounded by a group of far too charming/good looking guys. Both, however, grow to overcome their fears as well as accept who they are.

Rizu Rizu says...

Ouran High School Host Club and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge are both reverse harem, shoujo-style parodies/comedies. Both are hilarious and bishonen-filled (although they look more bishoujo at times, in Yamato), and both feature similar themes or gags throughout (for example, the hordes of screaming fangirls that follow the male leads about, or the bishonen dressing up in drag-- much to the adoration of their ogling female fans).

However, Yamato is, while still clearly comedic, a good deal darker and...shall I say, more schizophrenic and flighty than Ouran. Ouran could pass rather easily as a normal shoujo anime, parodies aside. I couldn't quite say the same for Yamato-- I would call it a cross between Ouran and Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei (darker than Ouran, much lighter and with more chibification than Sayonara). That said, I believe that fans of either show would do well to, at the least, try out the other. The style of humor is similar, many of the characters are fairly similar, the artistic style is fairly similar. And both are darned funny.

Tomikohara Tomikohara says...

As soon as I watched Ouran High School Host Club, I thought of Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge . Both are reverse harem, with the main characters in each lacking in "lady manners", and of course, both shows are ridiculously funny!

lovelyduckie lovelyduckie says...

Both anime feature an unorthodox high school girl surrounded by a group of amazingly good looking high school boys that are constantly showering our heroine with friendly attention. But the main similarity is that these are both comedy/romance shows with much more emphasis on the comedy aspect and less on the romance. The lack of high school angst is refreshing!

xXxRockRainbowxXx xXxRockRainbowxXx says...

If you like a story's about a girl thrown into a world were she is anything but comfortable then Ouran High School Host Club and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge are two animes that you would really enjoy.

In Ouran Haruhi Fujioka, mostly called Haruhi, a scholarship student to the school, because of the high costs of uniform she wears slacks, polo shirts and Jumpers combined with the fact that she wears thick glasses she is mistaken by the Host Club, after the incident that gets her involved with the Host Club, as a boy. Haruhi is indebted to the Host Club and cannot pay it of so the Host Club employ her as their lackey, Haruhi carries on pretending to be a boy until she can pay of her debt.

In Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge Sunako Nakahara, mostly called Sunako, is thrown into living with Kyohei Takano, Takenaga Oda, Yukinojo "Yuki" Toyama and Ranmaru Morii, four dazzling boys which she cannot be in the same room with without getting a nose bleed. Sunako after being called ‘Ugly' in middle school by the boy she fancied, and the first person she confessed her love too, turned into someone that turns away from all the beauty that she sees, including herself. It is Kyohei, Takenaga, Yuki and Ranmaru's job to turn Sunako into a woman, if they do this they will get there living rent free as Sunako's Aunt is the Landlady.

Ouran High School Host Club and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge are both reverse harem, both are hilarious and bishonen-filled comedies with similar themes or gags throughout. In conclusion they are different from each other and if you like one you should give the other one a go.

BrightWing BrightWing says...

Both are hilarious, based inside high schools and are slightly warped. Though the story lines are different, both appeal to the same audience.

samhanjosh samhanjosh says...

Ouran and YNSH have "WTF" and "ROTFLMAO" moments. The comedy is just so random and goofy, how could you not love it? If you love chibis and gorgeous boys, you'll love these series!

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both Ouran High School Host Club and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge are comedic series that focus on trying to change the central female character. Both Haruhi and Sunako are girls who are far from feminine or graceful, who are then thrown into a world filled with beautiful guys, who are acting as 'mentors' to bring out the more refined side of them, much to the girls annoyance. If you like the humour and hints of romance in one of these series, give the other a watch.

Iahel Iahel says...

What could possibly be better for a girl than getting into some guys community. One girl, supposable stupid and obvious, few guys (more - better) as pretty as you couldn't even imagine. Here we go, this is shojo. But our todays guinea pigs are different. It's a total parody on all shojo cliches and many other things like date-sims, yaoi and so on. Better to watch first some classical stuff like Fushigi Yuugi, success guarantied.

Both Ouran and YNSH starts with typical and than crush all your hopes to predict movements. Prepare yourself for unstoppable laugh. Ouran is more delicate, YNSH hitting a raw nerve without hesitation. If you're shojo addict or smth like this try to bust stereotypes and than you'll definitely find those series amazing.

wickedshizuku wickedshizuku says...

TWO OF THE BEST SHOJO ANIME'S I'VE EVER SEEN!!!

Both of these anime are centered around your highschool heroin. Who, in their own opinion, are punished by God. One by breaking a vase and the other for having low self-esteem. Comedy ensues as you follow these girls around in their bizaare worlds.

Gwape Gwape says...

Ouran and Yamato are very much alike in the way that there is one girl surounded by beautiful men or as Yamato puts it "Dazzling Creatures". The characters slowly find out more and more about each other and thier feelings but never really talk about thier feelings.

The main diffrence between the two is that Ouran aims to be cute with a hint of students with debts. While Yamato aims for horror with many nose bleeds. All in all if you like Ouran you will like Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge even though the name is a bit too long.

yuujin yuujin says...

Not an ordinary girl surounded by a bunch of dazzling boys, this phrase could go as description to both: Ouran High School Host Club and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge. Both main girls in these animes have complex on their looks and both of them in their own charms imprese and attract those boys they hang out with. At first they only see the girls as a buddy, a friend, but later deeper feeling starts developing.

Kirowyn Kirowyn says...

Both of the main girls of these anime's have a lot in common. Neither of them is your average girl, and they're both surrounded by attractive males.

AkumaSama AkumaSama says...

Both series are so funny and it has some romance too. In ouran high school host in every episdoe u will laugh because that are really random just like in yamato nadeshiko shichi henge that's why if u like ouran high school host you'd surely like yamato nadashiko shichi henge

MariJine MariJine says...

Distinctly out of place amongst a group of handsome boys, the protagonists of both animes are unexpectedly thrust into their world of glamour and excitement. Whether it be their appearance or social standing that seperates these girls from the adored men around them, they are nonetheless forced to associate with them. Gradually, changes come about in each character with great humour and unlikely circumstances.

jaysah925 jaysah925 says...

if you like ouran high school host club for its genre (comedy/romance/reverse harem) then, chances are, you'd also enjoy yamato nadeshiko shichi henge for it has similar themes to OHSHC. Another reason why you might like it is because its protagonist (Sunako) is not your typical heroine (if you like haruhi fujioka for her blunt attitude and frank personality, wait till you see Sunako Nakahara).

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

This is kind of an obvious recommendation, but I'll do it anyway.

Both are reverse-harem shoujo anime, but there is a lot more emphasis on the comedy than romance. I found YNSH to be quite a bit funnier, but the characters in Ouran were better-developed. Both feature a cast of gorgeous/totally wacky boys (the personas of the boys from each of these shows could fairly easily be matched up to another from the other (if that makes any sense to anyone but me)) and an "odd" girl (or, at least, different for your average anime female lead).

Both were really charming, and managed to keep my attention for 25-ish episodes, which is quite a feat.

liltootsiepop liltootsiepop says...

Both of these series have a very popular ongoing comic book series, are both comedies and have ridiculously similar premises.  However, Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge is a parody series, and therefore pokes fun at series like Ouran High School Host Club.  Also, both shows also have a really unique female lead, which is quite rare.

kenikki kenikki says...

If you'll like one, you'll most likely like the other. They both have very similar settings, with a girl who's a bit special surrounded by good looking weirdo guys. The main reason I recommend this is because the style of humor of these shows are very much alike. I laughed like crazy to both series.

SunshinexKite SunshinexKite says...

Yamato Nadeshiko is basically in my thoghts a Ouran Hostclub series minus the trap main character and adding a horror obsessed girl to the bunch. Their both funny both in the same and opposite ways. And their art styles are great.

nitaipriya nitaipriya says...

I cannot watch one anime without remembering the other. Gorgous guys (whose stories are deeper than they appear), and one girl stuck in the middle of their lives... random comedy and random episodes ... with romance appearing here and there.... waiting every episode for the characters to realize their feelings ... and laughing your bottom off everytime a parody of your favorite anime pops up - how could you love one series and not the other :).

xSanguinex xSanguinex says...

Both are reverse harem, and although Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge is darker than Ouran High School Host Club, the story lines tend to be similar.

Galadriel Galadriel says...

both Ouran High School Host Club and Wallflower have the same type of heavy comedy aspect that will keep you laughing hard until the end, both animes feature female protagonists surrounded by handsome male protagonists and both feature the same main aspect, girls which enter in a "men's club" and the men that try to change them.I think that if you liked one of them then definitely you will enjoy the other one as well.

RosesHaveThorns17 RosesHaveThorns17 says...

These animes both have less-than-feminine lead characters that leave these girl-enchanting boys clueless. Though the story lines are similar in many ways, it won't feel like you're watching the anime over.

ch0p5tixmast3r ch0p5tixmast3r says...

Both of these series will leave you saying WTF? After each episode. They are both comedic and have a female heroine that is not... normal. Ouran and Wallflower are both reverse harem.

bishounensuki bishounensuki says...

if you liked the wallflower you should also like OHSHC and the other way around!

they're both reversed harems and they both have good looking guys in it! sunako nakahara is a very special girl since she likes sceletons and stuff like that and she is manly.. while haruhi fujioka looks like a guy but inside she is a girl, if u know what i mean.

they both make u laugh and they make u want to read the manga, since the anime's incomplete!

LunaLeo LunaLeo says...

Both of these animes are epic they are extremely funny and amazing to watch. They are both are about girls that have to co-exist very closely with the most popular boys of their school which makes life impossible for the tomboys they are. They meet challenges that can be completely insane and that would never happen in real life.
They are a great thing to watch for a pick me up or if you just want to relax and have a good giggle. 5/5 

luvkitties luvkitties says...

If you enjoy reverse harem types of anime, then both Ouran high school host club and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge are definitely the anime to watch. Both have not so normal female leads surrounded by bishounens in order to “change” them (Ouran making Haruhi into a male host in order to pay her debts, and YNSH trying to turn Sunako into a fine lady to save their rent). The characters growth towards each other is interesting as well. However, YNSH has a much darker theme than Ouran. Most importantly, they are both extremely funny and are quite similar in some ways. Highly recommend!

Gummybug Gummybug says...

These two animes are very similar, In many sences but there are so many differances too...

The genre is the same, and the harem aspect is the same, I whould deffinatly reccomend these animes to anyone who likes this kinda of genre.

(Sorry its so short im not so good at these! xD thanks for reading)

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

A girl who doesn't quite fit in? Surrounded by bishounen chracters attempting to change her? With a flamboyant guardian as her main caretaker? Is the comedy of the over-the-top antics variety? Does Vic Migogna play a character in the English dubbed version? Then, you have both Ouran and Wallflower. 

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Ouran high School Host Club and Yamato Nadeshiko Shinchi Henge both involve a group of very good looking guys trying to turn a girl that doesn't quite fit in with the society around her into the perfect woman.  The girls characters are both independently strong in their own right which takes a hilarious turn in the series when they try and stand up for themselves.

holycraploveanime holycraploveanime says...

There both very funny and have girl leads who are forced into being surrounded by cool, smart, hot, popular guys. If you liked one of them i'mpositive you'll like the other.

Odynia Odynia says...

totally over exagerated emotions which can make you cringe  or cramp up from laughing. far from ordinary heroine surrounded by very pretty femenine guys. both feel good addictive series

aniytlia aniytlia says...

Pretty boy reverse harems, the comedy in Wallflower's a bit different in a more immature and somewhat sexualized sort of way, but I really enjoyed both of them :) 

abimesina abimesina says...

If you liked to watch Ouran HS host Club, then you will also love to watch this anime series yamato nadeshiko, both of them are Reverse harem with comedy and romance

mechasally mechasally says...

they are both shoujo and are mstly put out for females and have many humerous scenes, the main factor isn't romance however for either no matter how much you just want them to fall in love <3 Hope I helped!

royalmidnight royalmidnight says...

Both include a heroin who doesn't care much about keeping up their apperances, but when a group of good looking boys joins the mess, everything gets turned upside down!

DropofVenus DropofVenus says...

Same set up in a reverse harem. The only difference is that the guys in ouran host club are not "that creeped out that haruhi is a commoner". The comedy in wallflower is a little more over the top and the comedy in ouran is better written. The characters in ouran are also a little more fleshed out.

pandoreye pandoreye says...

  • Reverse harems
  • Hilarious situations with pretty boys and a girl who isn't girly
  • A touch of romance

Special A

Special A

Ever since their first meeting at six years old, Hikari Hanazono has struggled to defeat her rival Kei Takashima at anything, whether it be athletics or academics. To date she has proven unsuccessful, resulting in Kei constantly referring to her as "second place." In reality, Kei has been in love with Hikari for quite some time, but Hikari remains completely oblivious to the fact. Now, as the top two students in a prestigious academy, the duo continues their long-running competition as part of the school's elite class of seven, the Special A. Will Hikari ever surpass Kei... or realize that he loves her?

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Sangokagome Sangokagome says...

Both of these magnificent tales focus around a group of special students who have organizations at their respective schools. In Ouran, it's a club run by the students called the 'Host Club' in which they cater to the needs of the ladies. In S.A., it's an academic class made of the seven smartest students in the school. In both cases, there're plenty of moments that make you laugh, squeal, and feel down right good! It's definitly worth giving them a shot.

Babyitshind Babyitshind says...

Both series have groups of wealthy, talented people that stand out in their school environments. They are both in the same genres and if you liked one, you would most likely like the other.

omgitschaeji omgitschaeji says...

Both of them are based off in a highschool setting where it is not very 'realisit' a girl who is clueless about love and a guy who likes her is trying to show it to her. If you like Ouran High School, im pretty sure you'd like Special A.

Mih Mih says...

Both are about a female heroin going in a "special" school and is about the "everyday" life that contains alot of fun. In both series there are some what of a romantic twist.

orangexxbumblebee orangexxbumblebee says...

As both are screwball romantic comedies revolving around a club of wealthy students, Ouran and Special A seem to be a match made in heaven. Among other things, they share zany humor, memorable characters, and a heroine who is just a wee bit oblivious.

yuujin yuujin says...

Well these two animes are similar from the very first episodes. Ouran High School Host club and Special A are special places for special and elite people. Special A is a class for elite members in the schol, who has highest marks and Ouran host club is for elite and inteligent boys who entertain elite girls who comes to the club. Well not the whole idea of animes looks alike. Also The characters have kind of similar personalities. The main girl is very boyish and loves challenges, the main boy don't realise how much he cares for that girl untill the very end. All supporting characters are very funny and alike too by their own characteristics - like eating to much, like beig twins or like caring for other members... well just see for yourself and you'll understand how much these two animes are alike :)

kmull kmull says...

OHC and SA are essentially the same series in almost every aspect, but especially in the sense that both are light on storyline, but humorous nonetheless. (If I had to keep score, OHC delivers more laughs.) In both series, the story follows a large cast of characters participating in club activities; however, I should point out that the basis of the clubs are quite different: OHC's club involves being a social butterfly while SA's club is filled with the best and brightest of the school. OHC hails from the reverse harem genre, and as a contrast, SA has a good gender balance, so the series doesn't have the craziness of three or four guys chasing after the same girl.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

Both of these series are about a specialist group within a high school. Both are also chock full of humour and romance. Also both series have a good supporting cast so the main characters don't tend to completely steal the show.

akatsukiJuS akatsukiJuS says...

They are both High school romantic comedies. The humor is really similar. Both series take place in a "special club"wich students stand out from the rest of the school.

everletx3 everletx3 says...

Special A and Ouran High School Host Club both center around a group/club of high school students who are as close as family. They also both have an underlying relationship building throughout the series. The two are lighthearted and humorous which make each episode very enjoyable.

raidiant raidiant says...

both have high class school systems. they both have that same type of humor style to them. just watch it you will aree that they are the same

sillyniecy sillyniecy says...

These anime have a similar feel, they are both about a group of elite students, the top in an elite school.  They also both deal with stupid teenage girls who can't understand what feelings they have for the lead male roles.  If you enjoyed one, you'll surely enjoy the other.  I made many comparisons between the two while I was watching Special A.  I'm sure you will get plenty of laughs out of either one, so please watch them both, and enjoy the shoujo antics.

Tasminchan Tasminchan says...

Well OHSHC and Special A are definitely a perfect match. They are both set in wealthy high schools, they both have heroines (Haruhi and Hikari) who aren't as wealthy as the other students in that special organization (Haruhi got in by intelligence, Hikari's dad is a carpenter so he can barely afford the expensive school fees). Also even though they are both about people in clubs/organizations the characters don't act superior to everyone else and all the people in the organizations act like a big family. The plots are also full of fun twists in both these series and a few sweet moments too when you can't help yourself going "Awww", they also both have a stupid heroine who is oblivious to the fact that one of the lead males (more than one in Haruhi's case) has strong feelings for her until the very end. Both are well thought out and have amazing character designs. If you like one then you will definitely like the other.

DragonNeko DragonNeko says...

If you liked either Special A or Ouran High School Host Club, you should enjoy the other. Both have moments that you're laughing so hard that you cry, then later you're crying because something emotional happened, and then you're laughing again, and all in one episode. The comedy in both is very strong. They're both character focused series, dealing with relationships between friends and couples. Also, they're both set in rich school settings. I found myself being reminded of Ouran High School Host Club while I watched Special A. They're definately similar, but both very original.

karcik karcik says...

These series are extremely similar to each other. In both we see the main heroine - a girl from an ordinary family, and her adventures among the group of friends from wealthy families. Add to that romance and a lot of humor, and you'll get both of these series.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

I have never seen two series that could be so much alike, both in themes and characters and animation.  Ouran High School Host Club is a dead on likeness of Special A.  A group of special students are brought together in a comedic array of fun filled adventures in a high school setting.  The female lead is both determined and a great role model for anyone in each of these series.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

These shows both contain high school romance, BUT neither does it in an excessively sweet shoujo manner. Instead, both rely heavily on comedy and the supporting cast to keep things light-hearted and sweet while slowly pushing the leads closer to each other.

I don't like chick flicks, but I DO like these shows! ^_^

silverfur silverfur says...

both these animes are extremely hilarious and are wonderful simply because u have a great time watching them...also the art-work is quite similar....

100% recommended!!!

nettefairy nettefairy says...

These series have a multitude of similarities, right down to the opening animation.  Both have an average, working-class girl thrown into the world of high-society all because of her over-achieving smarts.  The lead male characters are both the best i.e. smartest/handsomest of the bunch and I'll be darned if the words, "I'm number one in this club" wasn't spoken from the lead male in "Special A" as a shout-out to "Ouran" fans.  Aside from that, they both have the comedic elements to thwart the tense situations and touches of romance to keep you on your toes.  Both really great series.

crystalclearsky crystalclearsky says...

Ouran and Special are very similar to each other. They're both about a group that stands out from everyone else. Most of them are rich with the exception of one and you'll find that the characters are very simliar. If you like on of them you'll mostly likly like the other one as well.

sisterlulu sisterlulu says...

If you liked Ouran High School Host Club, you'd also like Special A because both of the series feature an interesting and engaging conception of elite school-life.

InfinityPlus1 InfinityPlus1 says...

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The girl will stand up for herself in both not to mention Tamaki and Takashima look alike in ways!!!!

XmInGxFoReVeRxDx XmInGxFoReVeRxDx says...

Both are a romantic comedy, and they have a similarity of the story outline which held in school with rich and famous people. Also the similarity of some characters is a bit matched. They are both very enjoyable and will keep you watching until the end!

nakatsu nakatsu says...

Ouran High and Special A are similar in so many respects: the high school setting, the comedy, the friendship and relationships, the style and more! If you liked Special A, I would definitely recommend Ouran High (and vice versa)!!!!

shinigamidono shinigamidono says...

Special A = Ouran High School Host Club + School Rumble Pompous, rich and good-looking people that can do anything and everything to perfection and are clearly superior to all humans and even posses hearts of gold.... check.... Male lead in love with the totally adorable and equally dense and clueless female lead who doesn't notice his feelings even if slapped in the face with them..... check.... ^^ +All 3 are fantastic series

MidnightAria MidnightAria says...

You would probably like Special A because it revolves around a group of teenagers, although not all boys. The 'Special A' is given to those with the best results, which is a little different from Ouran because there, you have a group which does stuff because they have 'too much time on their hand.'

hottiexxx22 hottiexxx22 says...

Because They are alike. I poor girl person in each one.And that they have both great grades. They both really care about anything! OURAN HIGHSCHOOL HOST CLUB AND SPECIAL A RULE!!!

pacord1 pacord1 says...

It has the same kind of cuteness to it! The love-resistant main character is what got me hooked ^^

highlandwolf highlandwolf says...

Both animes are on a similar premis, a special group of elite students and the relationships between the characters in each group. Ouran has the Host Club with Haruhi tossed in the middle by mistake, and Special A has the S-A Class with Hikari, who fought her way there. The characters of each anime are similar, but you can't really say that Kei is like Tamaki, or Hikari is like Haruhi, simply that the groups themselves are similar in composure and chemistry. I would highly recommend both, and would have to say that they are among my favorites.

Amberw5825 Amberw5825 says...

Both these animes are hilarious, if you liked one you will definetily like the other. They both have a strong female lead who is more than a little clueless at love, and have plenty of funny adventures along the way to learning their feelings, they are both MUST WATCHES :)

RainbowDeathSkittles RainbowDeathSkittles says...

They both center around a group of the "elite" and it has the same feel when it comes to style of anime.

zeldagirl101 zeldagirl101 says...

They both take place in school and they're both clubs.. They're quite similiar in a lot of ways. :3

versailles versailles says...

In both of these anime, a group of mostly privileged and talented individuals with significant sway in their respective schools are bound together, in one way or another. Their shenanigans and interpersonal relationships make for funny episodes.

Senevilla Senevilla says...

Both are lighthearted and sweet. They have the same theme, but different stories. Special A is more about finding love, Host Club is more about accepting it.

ecogirl20 ecogirl20 says...

They both have similar storylines and focus on comedy. The main character in special a is very much like Kyoya. I loved them both.

Shinsengumi367 Shinsengumi367 says...

These two anime are the most simlar animes I've ever seen. Both has to do with wealth schools, has their own defined club for the main characters and secondary characters. But in terms of romance, Special A is much more straight-forward when it comes to it.

pandoreye pandoreye says...

Special A really reminded me of Ouran. Lots of comedy, plenty of character development, and of course the obvious: a poor girl befriending a group of elite students. The endings really reminded me of each other. Special A is more romantic - and there are plenty of side romances as well.

Endless29 Endless29 says...

Really funny animes and good history to back the jokes. I love the characters, this is a must for me to like the anime.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

Both Special A and Ouran High School Host Club feature a club for"special" students and focus on the fun activities of the members.  If you enjoy light comedy with a smidge of romance thrown in, you should check out both of these! Ouran features an elite group of handsome boys that form a host club to cater to their fellow students, and the Special A group is a mixed gender club of the top academic students of the school.  Both anime have good character development, so you really get to feel you know these people and will have fun sharing their adventures and spending time in their world.  Both Ouran and Special A are guaranteed to make you smile.

YoakeCassidy YoakeCassidy says...

They both have that humorous, so-close-yet-so-far-away-romance and nonchalant atmosphere with lots of interesting side characters.

celinekhoo9 celinekhoo9 says...

Both are amazing comedy/romance animes, with cute twins and an elite school. In bith cases the main character is a bit oblivious to their feelings.

Readingqueen811 Readingqueen811 says...

Both shows have a high school setting, similar romances, and similar season finales. Also, both feature a hilkarious supporting cast, who are mostly rich.

theocatsman theocatsman says...

Both are similar in their sense of humor and the elite club setting with its motley crew of zany characters. Special A is definitely more obviously romantic than OHSHC, but they definitely have their similarities. 

Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

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...

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ThePatches ThePatches says...

The 2010 JC Staff series also features a female protagonist trying to make it in a man's world. Playing across from the capable and no-nonsense Misaki, Takumi Usui appears to be Captain Planet to the Host Club's planeteers: as capable a fighter as Mori or Hunny, blessed with Tamaki's good looks, and as mischievous as the Hitachiin twins he's the perfect bishie.

If you enjoyed Ouran's balance of romantic tension and comedy, Kaichou wa Maid-sama! is going to have you in stitches.

ForeverUndone7 ForeverUndone7 says...

One is Harem one is reverse harem. Both are comedic with maids and the other with a host club and a cute 'non' couple caught up in the center :3

nasreen10 nasreen10 says...

Haruhi is strong female lead just like Misaki. Although Haruhi may lack physical strength but she has emotional and mental to make up for it. They also don't take crap from people and are very likable. Both casts are lovable and the character designs are really nice. Also a school setting.

sabutaatti sabutaatti says...

These two got similar concept: poor but very strong-willed highschoolgirl got problem which she needs to fix by doing undercoverwork, keeping that as a secret from the others and try not to mess up the others to her personal life... somehow there's always boy/s who sees this tomboyish girl very attractive and want to know more about her...

AngelPacific AngelPacific says...

They're light hearted with a comedic twist.  If you like character development and don't mind a bit of story then these are perfect.

Sofantastic Sofantastic says...

Haruhi and Misaki, the female protagonists of Ouran and Maid-sama! respectively, are both intelligent and strong-willed females from poor families. To work their way out of a financial problem, they both end up with a secret. Tamaki and Takumi, the male protagonists, have not only similar names, but are similar in appearance, personality and backgrounds. Both anime also contain interesting characters, comedy and romance. If you enjoyed Ouran High School Host Club or Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, you'd probably like the other because both are light-hearted anime, which will have you in stitches and smiling after each episode.

XmInGxFoReVeRxDx XmInGxFoReVeRxDx says...

Both are very funny. They both have a school setting except one is with maids and the other with a host club. Both have a strong female lead. They also don't care what people think and are likable. The character designs are also really nice.

 

mtwini09 mtwini09 says...

If you love Ouran High, its almost impossible not to love Kaichou wa Maid Sama. Both series have similiar comedic styles, and both have characters that you easily become attached too. In my oppinion, Usui Takumi from Kaichou has a characteristic from all the Host Club Guys, and Misaki is his Haruhi, a tom boy character. Check out this series and you wont regret it :D

straydog straydog says...

they both have the same basic plot setup/device: poor tomboyish girl meets endlessly amazing rich  prettyboy, somehow the girl becomes indebted to the boy and thus begins the story.. both of these series have the same type of moe/comedy throughout the series

MidnightAria MidnightAria says...

It's mainly because the animes both revolve around girls who are strong enough to make their own desicions. However, Misaki's strong both mentally and physically, but the girl in Ouran High School Host Club is merely strong mentally. But they're both female characters who know exactly what they want.

otakujeanette otakujeanette says...

Ouran and Maid-sama are both unbelievably addictive animes, both surrounding girls who have family problems and need money to support their families. Maid-sama is more about romance than Ouran, but both are hilarious and I'm sure you will love both of them.

rike1p rike1p says...

The characters are very different, the plot is different. A lot is different apart from the fact that both is comedy and romance. But if you like one, i bet you will like the other one. They are both two of the best animes i have seen. You won|t be disapointed.

Drasticc Drasticc says...

What can I say? They both have protaganist that are extremely poor, the hard working Tsundere's, and the idol-like blonde protagonist that saves the day.  Great animes through and through.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The main female characters are poor but they use that as a means of determination in Ouran High School Host Club and Kaichou wa Maid-sama!  They both have to work undercover while trying to keep it a secret from everyone else.  Surrounded by a crazy cast of characters though that is a little hard to accomplish.

mrzkitty mrzkitty says...

well the stories have that same feel and both shows are hilarius both stories follow a not so rich girl in highschool both main characters are somewhat tsundere,really good i highly recommend

BlackRoseLove4 BlackRoseLove4 says...

Haruhi and Misaki are very similar in personality ^.^ though Haruhi isn't as strong as Misaki in physical strength. Haruhi and Misaki are also not as "girly" dressing but are very funny and cute ^.^ Tamaki and Usui are both "prince-like" figures too and make them really amazing. Just watch and find out :3

SimplyBecauseItsMe SimplyBecauseItsMe says...

It's very funny, and you will fall in love with all the charcters, i suggest reading the manga on both of them if you wish to know what happens :)

Maid-sama has the "school theme with a secret" plot line but has a higher focus on the romantic side (but please keep in mind the girl is a tsundere so when i say "romantic" take it lightly) but the comedy is still purely amazing.

Ouran is very much the same but is a reverse harem (the best ive ever seen) and i can't say this maid-sama is one  really. Ouran is amazing, i honestly cant describe it without giving anything away, so watch it to find out.

Overall, if you like one you'll like the other (you've most likely read that loads by now) they have the same vibe and the characters are just so loveable, non-forgetable animes. ~thanks x

Rayray1000 Rayray1000 says...

they are both hilarious animes in which you will love the characters and they both fun to watch. host club is an amazing reverse harem that is hilarious. while you maid sama is but not really one but they both amazing need to watch

pacord1 pacord1 says...

It has the same georgous males and funny events. You'll just fall in love with the main character because it also provides a sense of realism to the story. It also has the same "poor girl in need of help" scenario which I just love. 

brittcunn2014 brittcunn2014 says...

I loved both of these anime. They both are comedic and have the cute expressions, and there's a bit of love mixed in. Also, the main character has a secret that needs to be kept.

hifumipls hifumipls says...

I have to say, these animes are definitely along similar lines. For one, they are both hilarious. For another thing, they are romantically inclined but little actual romance is shown.

If you've watched one of these, you should probably watch the other because honestly, you get twice the laughs that way!

aminex aminex says...

These tow animes are the best! Both of it has the main male character to be very cool, and very heroic. Both if it is hilarious, but it also have its' serious parts. I extremely recommend watching Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!

pandoreye pandoreye says...

Similar feel and humor. In Ouran, the big thing is host clubs, while in Maid-Sama the big thing is maid cafes - both of which always consist of dressing up and trying hard to appeal to their customers. And obviously the main female leads have some similar characteristics: poor, strong-willed, and followed around by some blonde boy who loves her.

jjaisb jjaisb says...

They are both about a guy who likes the girl. The girl doesn't know and it's around what they do as they get closer :D

mikababy mikababy says...

two non-girly girls, guy or guys in ouran's case driving them nuts and they wouldnt have it any other way. guy just hopelessly in love. whats not to love?

summerchild summerchild says...

Both are hilarious. Each of them contains a good deal of romance and a lot to laugh 'cause in both animes the girls are not aware of their own feelings.It's priceless to see Haruhi acting in a harem of different types of boys and to see Misaki and Takumi.

You'll love both!

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

These two have similar plots of romance and character-driven misadventures. Aside from the small plot points they share, there is also the host/maid situation that makes these two very similar. If you like one you'll certainly like the other.

snivets snivets says...

The chemistry and interactions between the two main characters in both Ouran and Maid-sama is very, very similar. If that's the aspect of either show which you enjoy most, definitely check out the other show.

Cartoonation Cartoonation says...

Both are wonderful, lighthearted comedies that poke fun at gender roles and how ridiculously people can sometimes take them.  Not only is the comedy perfectly timed and woderfully executed, but the characters are, for the most part, all around well written characters.  Both Haruhi and Mikasa are strong-willed leads, yet they have their own flaws and insecurities, as anyone their age would have.  The series' have touching moments alongside some of the most memorable comedic scenes in anime.  I highly recommend both to anyone looking for a good laugh.

Carsyn Carsyn says...

If you liked this Reverse Harem, you might also like Kaichou wa Maid-sama! it has the same type of humor, a romance beetween 2 school characters, and little twists in the story. But sadly there are no sadistic, desturbing twins.

lessiehanamoray lessiehanamoray says...

Both shows follow a similar sense of humor and drag a fairly down-to-earth protagonist into some bizarre situations.

AnimeLady04 AnimeLady04 says...

This anime's comedy side caught me at episode 1. The entire club members do get their own episodes so you get glimpses of their pasts and what brought them where they are now.I really enjoyed it and continue to watch the episodes over and over again.If you liked this anime I'd reccommend:Kaichou Wa Maid SamaSpecial A

royalmidnight royalmidnight says...

Both have an oblivious party (or in Ouran two oblivious parties) to a romantic relationship between themselves and another character.

LilaLily LilaLily says...

In this case, Haruhi and Mistaki are both poor and have only one parent. Tamaki and Usui are both wealthy and are clearly interested in the female. Even though she does not notice.I highly recommend theses.

allonsy allonsy says...

Both shows feature hard-working brunettes with secrets and their blond love interests. I don't watch a lot of shojo, but both OHSHC and Kaichou wa Maid-sama! are worthwhile series in my book. While I enjoyed Ouran more, Maid-sama! was an interesting diversion. If you like crossdressing, school festivals, and/or cosplay, give these series a shot.

dolores dolores says...

both have a tender and yet funny romantic story line. also, in both animes high schools students dress up in different outfits, which causes a lot of funny incidents and just looks cool:) moreover, the protagonist are qutie similar, as they are ordinary and intelligent girls, that are loved by the people surrounding them for their personality and ability to care for others! These anime are pretty special and probably the best of a kind that you can find! ENJOY!

noponen noponen says...

Both are comedy animes. Maid-sama has a little more romance in it but it won't make either one any less good. OHSHC is a anime everyone sohould watch, while Maid-sama is an romantic anime (+manga) everybody should watch.

If you are a boy you will probably like Ouran more, but I won't say that you wouldn't like Maid-sama. Most gorls will probably like both

Atpx4869 Atpx4869 says...

they're both hilarious, and they both have hot dudes. The difference is that ouran is reverse harem and maid-sama has maids.

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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tigi0baka tigi0baka says...

This anime has not just been recommended because both characters happen to be called 'Haruhi', no, the choice, i assure you, runs much deeper.

Take the host of zany characters for example. Or the school setting. Or the fact that both anime feel right for each other. True, the plots are extremely different, and the lead characters have almost contrasting personalities (Haruhi Fujiota being forced to work for the guys in 'Ouran High School Host Club' until her debt is repaid and Haruhi Suzumiya forcing everyone to join the SOS brigade) but at the heart of both anime is a laugh out loud story which should apply to real life if not for all the crazy happenings. Definitely an anime to watch if you liked 'OHSHC'.

MonkeyZerg MonkeyZerg says...

There are many things to love about Ouran High School Host Club. But one factor is that the main female character, Haruhi Fujiota, is strong and refreshingly different from the often ditsy, girly leads of many anime. If you like non-ditsy female leads, then there's yet another Haruhi, of The Melancholy of  Haruhi Suzumiya! And trust me, Suzumiya's character is only a small part of what makes The Melancholy one of the greatest animes ever.

nilerbaby1098 nilerbaby1098 says...

Both Ouran High School Host Club and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya have a strange yet hilarious sense of humour to them, as well as being about one character being sucked into a crazy, chaotic situation along with people very different from anyone they've ever encountered.

There is also the theme of pushing taboos. Ouran had incest teasing twins, The Melancholy has using sexual harassment as a means of getting what you want. Still, these taboos are used to increase the level of humour, not to offend.

Sangokagome Sangokagome says...

Love the name Haruhi? Adore anime that center around clubs? Enjoy a pinch of romance with just a bit of fanservice? Well then, sink your teeth into Ouran or Haruhi! Fujioka and Suzumiya are two girls not to be missed!

vernanonix vernanonix says...

Action, adventure, romance! Ouran Host Club and Haruhi Suzumiya promise all that to some extent. Compelling story and loveable characters really draw the viewer in. And besides, both the main characters are named Haruhi. I mean, how cool is that?

Animedreamer240 Animedreamer240 says...

Not only are both series highly unique and comical, they center on a club in which its members have their own different personality to bring to the table. In both cases, the leader is the most overly-dramatic of them all.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

In the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya and Ouran High School Host Club the characters learn that something outside of their own ‘world’ exists. In the case of Ouran they learn about instant coffee, which does not seem like a big deal to the average person but to the elite, aristocratic characters it was a major point in the series. Where as in the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kyon learns of aliens, time traveling, and espers, something the average person has no idea about. There is a little bit of romance squeezed into each series with some comical aspects too.

Szwagier Szwagier says...

Both anime are comedies, portraying activieties of a very strange clubs, that seem to have no real goal except enjoyment of their members.

Also in both cases main character (or 2nd main in case of Ouran) is a very bright, strong, leader-type of person, with unusual ideas, that usually change the lifes of the other characters.

pizzasnail pizzasnail says...

They both include a wonderful cast of characters and have a great balance of comedy and serious story. People who liked Haruhi in Ouran will love Haruhi in Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuutsu because of both of their complete deviation from a typical female character.

bleachgirl102 bleachgirl102 says...

Both of these series have a wacky, random sense of humor and involve school clubs.  There's also a strong felmal lead and a touch of romance in each that draws the viewer in.  Although Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya is science fiction and Ouran has more outright comedy, they both have a similar feel.

AvionExile AvionExile says...

The sense of humor in both of these is quite the same. There's this blunt sarcasm that can be found in either anime. Not to mention the situation where the normal protagonist is surrounded by extreme personalities and kind of ends up being taken along on the others' rides.

Though the plots aren't really all that similar, both shows have the same feel, and both are really enjoyable.

eaper eaper says...

Each of these series are centered in a high school around a group of humorous characters in a club together, Also, each of these series has a strong female lead with budding romances going on behind the scenes. Both of these series are must sees for anyone that enjoys these genre.

chihinoke22 chihinoke22 says...

Haruhi Fujiyuka got sucked into a Host Club while Haruhi Suzumiya sucks everyone into her club The SOS Brigade. Both clubs are extremely weird and dedicated to each other and their cause and only targets certain people. OHSHC targets lonely ladies seeking attention and the SOS Brigade targets aliens, time travelers and espers (warriors that protect the various dimensions).

ZoboCamel ZoboCamel says...

Both Ouran and TMoHS have a very similar dynamic between the two main characters (Haruhi and Tamaki in Ouran, Kyon and Haruhi in TMoHS); the former of each is always dragged unwillingly into the other's schemes. Both are comedy series, using primarily sarcasm, that are set in an extremely odd school club of some kind, and each uses story-telling aids (the narration in TMoHS, the subtitle-box-things in Ouran) to add extra humour here and there.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

Haruhi from Ouran and Kyon from Melancholy both get drawn into school clubs that they don't want to join, but neither can leave. Along the way, their impetuous leaders cause all sorts of trouble, but everything works out all right... usually, anyway.

LAnn LAnn says...

Ouran High School Host Club and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya are more alike than one would think. The lead of Ouran, Haruhi Fujioka (no relation to Suzumiya) and the lead of Haruhi Suzumiya, Kyon, are the tag-alongs of their school clubs forced by their overly flamboyant leaders (Tamaki from Ouran and Haruhi Suzumiya from Suzumiya) into doing weird and insane things to keep the club alive.

Although their anime each take different routes in the end, each holds to the other in a charming way. There's always an underlined feel of romance in each title, although Ouran displays this more than Suzumiya. Bits of action and crack are also displayed, putting the lead characters in more trouble than the normal high school student. Despite the switch of gender roles, these two titles have very similar feels. I'm not going to save that you'll love one if you loved the other, but at least take a look at the other title.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Crazy school antics, a hilarious cast, and a girl named Haruhi. The main character is pretty level-headed, and somehow keeps their cool despite being surrounded by some rahter interesting characters.

StudioGirlKoi StudioGirlKoi says...

Both shows revolve around two girls, and in this case, they even have the same name. Haruhi Suzumiya is about a bossy girl wanting to explore the extraterrestrial and creates a club, while Ouran involves Haruhi Fujioka, a poor girl entering a rich high school that has to pay a debt to the school's most beloved club. Watching both shows is a great way to balance both comedy and drama that isn't dull or drawn out.

MaraRuizu MaraRuizu says...

Mostly these two have a similar energy: Both are upbeat shows about friendship and school life.

greyseyboy greyseyboy says...

These two shows (Haruhi and Ouran) are actually remarkably similar in basic set up. An intersesting female lead joins a group and wacky antics follow. These female leads even have the same first name (Haruhi). However, the directions that the shows go in after that are vastly different, but both very entertaining. So if you liked Haruhi, then you'll like Ouran (and vice-versa), because they are both very similar, but also different enough for it not to feel like you're watching the same show.