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Shun, Kaname, and the twins Yuuki and Yuuta have known each other since they were young children and are now entering their second year at Homare High School. However, despite having been friends for many years, their life together isn’t always smooth sailing. And with the sarcastic and indifferent twins constantly teasing or irritating the serious Kaname, it's left up to the optimistic and kind Shun to keep the peace. But no matter their differences, the four boys stick together through everything, whether they’re simply reminiscing about their days in kindergarten, attempting to get Yuuki interested in a school club, or trying to stop the source of Shun's recent run of bad luck.
Kimi to Boku and Ouran High School Host Club are both comedy series about a group of high school boys and the girl that joins their group of friends. Though they don't seem like the most likely of friends at first, the characters in both series stick by each other and make their unique friendships work. Kimi to Boku is more laid-back than Ouran, and the humor is rather dry. Ouran, however, is very energetic with a broader humor, and focuses more on the girl as the main character rather than the boys like Kimi to Boku does.
They both have a group of high school guys and one girl. It's about there adventures together I presume.
In order to bridge the gap between humans and youkai, The Ministry of Spirit Affairs was formed. Military man Kei Agemaki is assigned to the new unit and seems to be the ideal candidate. He’s charming, polite, and a complete gentleman, but there’s just one problem: he’s absolutely terrified of spirits! When he arrives at the new headquarters, Agemaki is partnered up with a cute, yet brash, youkai named Zakuro. Now the unlikely pair must work together to solve the region’s spirit-related problems to help improve relations between humans and youkai, and maybe help Agemaki overcome his crippling fear while they’re at it.
Both feature a cast of characters that are very similar to each other--the hot/cold main character and male lead, the stoic, tall male, and the cutesy, young-looking male (with respective partners). If you like anime with these types of characters and the antics that happen because of their personalities, either are a good choice.
Otome Youkai Zakuro and Ouran are both romantic comedies. Overall though, Ouran has more comedy and OYZ has more romance. Still, they share the subplot of understanding different cultures (be it of spirits or commoners) and the two have similar characters. Such as a driven female lead with clear goals in her live, which aren't romance, and a male lead who is silly, but kind, and many more.
At the Kaimei Academy three classmates, “Bossun” Yusuke, “Onihime” Himeko and “Switch” Kazuyoshi have established their own club: the Academy Activity Support Club. Known as Sket-Dan for short, the trio accept any odd jobs that come their way in the name of maintaining a peaceful life for the students of the academy. Whether identifying a graffiti artist, fixing the school gym shed or helping a new student fend off his childhood bullies, no task is too big and no job too small for the Sket-Dan.
Both these animes focus around strong bonds of friendship in one form or another. While Host Club focuses on romance and a reverse harem, Sket Dances's primary focus is episodic comedy.
You could be forgiven for thinking that initially they are merely two types of light hearted comedy. However while they both provide some of the best laughs I've had watching anime, the serious moments in regards to back stories are moments that parallel each other in their seriousness, and pure joy you feel at the overcoming of them.
Essentially, If you find yourself a fan of one, stick with the other and find it a great use of your time.
Sket Dance and Ouran both are very funny comedys, and theyre both my favorites. The main characters always have some sort of past and sometimes not so good. I think these both make you go 'dawwww' cuz there are cute moments and happy ones too! Ehh i would descibe both like Comedy and haertwarming and little romance. :)
After her father moves and leaves her behind, Yui Komori arrives at the mansion she must now call her home, unaware of the horrors that await her. For Yui’s new housemates are vampires, and she’s been sent to live with them by the church as their prospective bride-to-be. But what sounds like the subject of a romance novel soon turns to despair, as these fanged beauties are delighted to have a new plaything to torment and will stop at nothing to force themselves upon her and drink her blood. Yui must now learn to cope with her new life of being sadistically abused at every turn, whether she’s called derogatory slurs, forced to feed the vampires’ bloodlust against her will, or being treated like the garbage they see her to be.
Like Ouran Highschool Host Club, Diabolik Lovers is about a girl who is with six boys and later on one of the boys will become her love interest.
Like Ouran High School Host Club, Diabolik Lovers is an anime which has SUPER CUTE & HOT characters. The boys in both animes like the girl; Diabolik Lovers is more of sadistic males - like Kyoya OTORI. Both heroines has an understanding of what's originally expected (to live ordinary lives) and instead have a twist in their fates, causing them to spend tons of times with guys they hate in the beginning, but can't live without afterwards.They face many obstacles but those obstacles land them on a better understanding of each male.
I hope many will check both animes out and like them~! (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
When Haruka, Makoto, Nagisa and Rin were in elementary school, they swam together in a relay race and won the match. As Rin was on his way to Australia to train to become an Olympic champion, the gang decided to bury their trophy in a time capsule and retrieve it when they all had grown up. Now, Haruka, Makoto and Nagisa have reunited in high school and decide to dig up the prize. But on the way there, they run into none other than Rin, and he's determined to show Haru who's the best! As a result of this fateful meeting, the three friends decide to start a swim club, along with fellow classmate Rei, and their rival's little sister Gou as the team manager. Can the gang hold their own against Rin and prove their skills at the Prefectural Tournament?
This isn't a recommendation based on plot, but more on the feel of these shows. Both of these shows are clearly aimed at women, and feature a group of guys with intense relationships with each other.
Ouran is obviously more romantic, since it's a reverse harem (there's a female lead character in Free!, but she only serves as a manager and friend to the guys), but putting aside the romance aspects of Ouran and the main sports plot in Free! they're definitely similar in tone. Both have elements of comedy and drama, spend a lot of time on character development, and end on a dramatic, feel-good tone.
Since the audiences for both of these shows are so similar, I think that fans of one would definitely like the other.
Although the plots are very different, they both have thesame atmosphere of a small family of friends going through various things together