Ouran High School Host Club

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Kuragehime

Kuragehime

Tsukimi is an otaku and jellyfish enthusiast whose only means of coping with the world is to reject it: she and her friends live in a house they declare a man-free zone, generally avoid 'stylish people', and spend their days blissfully bonding over geeky rituals. As misfortune would have it, their convenient existence is about to be turned on its head by the arrival of Kuranosuke, a seemingly beautiful young woman who is actually a beautiful young man. While he may be strange even by their standards, Kuranosuke embodies everything Tsukimi secretly dreams of being - a princess as ethereal as a floating jellyfish - and promises the kind of mind-boggling adventures only possible when geek meets chic!

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Hesse Hesse says...

Both Kuragehime and Ouran High School Host Club are shojo comedies that revolve around a bookish, tomboy lead--along with some effeminate men.  Besides the glamorous makeovers (and cross-dressing) that inevitably ensue, both shows challenge gender roles, conformity, and societal beauty standards.

Although romantic relationships and love triangles are the focal point of any shojo anime, Kuragehime and Ourango beyond their genre's expectations and deliver a touching, heatfelt reminder that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Kuragehime is aimed at a slightly older audience, but both have oodles of appeal outside of their intended demographic.

They're basically the opposite of each other. In Ouran, a smart, plain-ish cross-dressing girl is surrounded by fabulous/extravagant guys, whereas in Kuragehime it's the fabulous guy that's surrounded by plain, nerdy women.

dementeddannie dementeddannie says...

Both animes (Kuragehime and Ouran Highschool Host Club) are upbeat, hilarious and have a wide range of characters. Both also include cross dressing, akward situtaions and characters you fall in love with, so if you like either chances are you'll also like the other

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Both Ouran and Kuragehime deliver cute romantic clashes between nerds and popular people all in pretty-as-pink animation. Moreover, both are able to overcome their weak formulaic plots by delivering vivacious and delightful characters. Gush at the bishies, giggle at their misadventures, and marvel at their convincing humanness.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

While both of these series are inherently different, they share a lot of similarities, the main one being a flamboyant and wealthy male lead attempting to bring a quiet, plain and nerdy girl out of her shell. With both series sharing a similar style of comedy, if you enjoyed one, you'll certainly like the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

These animes are very similar in humor and drama situations. Tsukimi is very similar to Haruhi (both having dreams instilled by their mother) and Kuranosuke is very similar to Tamaki. Wtih differences of wealth and stature making up much of the underlying theme of these animes, they have a very similar vibe.

sm3xyang3l sm3xyang3l says...

The two animes are basically the opposite of each other, but both are HILARIOUS gender bender animes. In OHSHC, Haruhi dresses as a guy and in Kuragehime, Kuranosuke dresses as a girl. Haruhi is a poor girl who meets all sorts of rich people in her new school, while Kuranosuke guy in a super rich family who meets a group of otakus.  

verdantwhim verdantwhim says...

Ouran High School Host Club and Kuragehime have very similar, if not identical senses of humor. The pace is also alike, and seem to have similar charms.

snivets snivets says...

With similar pacing and premises, Ouran and Kuragehime display a similar sense of humor around the idea of a clash between popular people and nerdy people. I think fans of one would like the other.

Princess Princess

Princess Princess

It’s never easy being a transfer student, especially when transferring in the middle of the year. Certain schools have their own traditions and ways of doing things – something Kouno Tooru discovers when the student council of the Fujimori high school insists that he dress like a girl! Along with two other boys chosen for their remarkable beauty, Kouno is given the task of brightening up the dull days of an all-boys high school. The rewards offered by the student council are great, but the life of a “Princess” turns out to be more work than Kouno had bargained for...

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aprilgurl aprilgurl says...

If you liked Ouran, you'd like Princess Princess because it's also a cute show set in a high school. It's about the trials that three students go through together, and like Ouran, it also features cross-dressing students at an all-boys school. It's a funny show, and I loved it.

LaughOnceInARedMoon LaughOnceInARedMoon says...

While Princess Princess has guys dressing up as girls, Ouran High School Host Club has a girl dressing up as a guy. Both have the same type of humor, and both have lively characters. If one makes you laugh then so will the other.

Nomadichu Nomadichu says...

both these animes are high-school life with a twist, where ouran high school host club is a wealthy school offering services for the females of the school, where haruhi gets sucked into crossdressing to pay off a debt, Princess Princess is about three crossdressing straight male students who get bribed with school privalages if they cheer on the male students because there are no girls around. Both animes are hilarious and i thought very much alike.

Clohei Clohei says...

If you like your shojo with a little cross-dressing, Princess Princess is for you! Like Ouran High School Host Club, The humor is alike in many ways. Also the characters in Princess Princess are paid to play the role of the other gender, almost exactly like Haruhi. You'll laugh until your stomach hurts.

LLORAtheLLAMA LLORAtheLLAMA says...

Both of these shows have very lively characters with each a unique personality. There's also some crossdressing involved! A girl as a guy in Ouran High School and boys as girls in Princess Princess.

Eveehime2 Eveehime2 says...

They are both very funny and have good character development. :D Right after watching Ouran I watched Princess Princess and was amazed at the similar comedy styles. 

NimirRa NimirRa says...

If high school really were like this... at least things would have been a bit more interesting eh?

The schools depicted in these two shows play a major role in the plot. Or at least the 'unique' programs they each have do. If you found the craziness of one of these to be hilarious then the other will have you in stitches as well.

School Rumble

School Rumble

Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?

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algelic algelic says...

For those who like the comedy/parody genre, School Rumble and Ouran High School Host Club will definitely please you. Good animation and interesting characters mixed together with a fun plot.

irutavias irutavias says...

Both anime have female protagonists in similar 'school' settings. Ouran and School Rumble are full of humour. School Rumble features simple plots and tones of puns and sarcastic notes.

Overall, Ouran and School Rumble will go well together 

VipQ VipQ says...

If you liked watching Ouran High School, and like comedy/school life anime, you might also like School Rumble.  The episode style is similar, with a different story for each episode. Also the animation is so good in both anime. School Rumble will be the best selection to watch next, I think.

LY047 LY047 says...

Ouran High School Host Club and School Rumble share a high school setting. Both are comedies with romance with thrown into the mix. If you like one you shouldn't pass up an opportunity to watch the other.

pacord1 pacord1 says...

These two just complement each other. The classic school parody along with the comedic relief is key two both School Rumble and Ouran Highschool Host Club. Even though I preferred Ouran more, I still enjoyed very much the anime :)

SpacePirate20x6 SpacePirate20x6 says...

Ouran High School Host Club and School Rumble are two absolutely ridiculous comedies, set in very different high school environments. Regardless, both anime feature extremely over-the-top gimmicks, doing whatever it may take to get the girl. Or in the case of Ouran, get all of the girls...

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu

Fumizuki Academy is divided into classes ranked based purely on ability; Class A has laptops, reclining seats and ultimate comfort whereas Class F has to settle for a rundown classroom with rotten cushions and rickety coffee tables. Akihisa Yoshii has recently taken the placement exam and finds himself relegated to the lowly Class F along with many of his friends, and they’re far from impressed with their draughty facilities. Luckily, not all is lost as at Fumizuki, classes can declare war on each other to swap rooms by fighting with summoned characters whose strength is based on the users' test scores. As they dream of escaping their decrepit circumstances, the ‘idiotic’ students of Class F will try whatever they can to reach the dizzy heights of Class A’s luxury, even if it means taking on the entire school in an all-out summoning war!

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kenikki kenikki says...

OHSHC is a terrific parody of shoujo clichés and famous moments while Baka to Test is one for shounen. They're incredibly similar to how their structured. So if you liked either because of it's mocking humor then you might like the other.

bakaneko1990 bakaneko1990 says...

Ouran High School Host Club and Baka to test to shoukanjuu have the same kind of humor. While OHSHC can be seen as a parody to shojo anime, baka to test to shoukanjuu can be interpreted as the same for shonen. Sometimes both anime don’t take them too serious. So if you enjoyed one you’ll probably like the other as well.

DarkSword DarkSword says...

Both Ouran High School Host Club and Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu are hilarious random comedies that don't really focus on a story. If you like one, you will like the other.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

With parody-based series Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu and Ouran High School Host Club each bring their own style of mocking humor.  Baka to Test focuses on a shounen aspect while Ouran is geared more towards shoujo.  Both series are meant for the same types of audiences.

valored valored says...

Defining similarity is the over the top humour, with one character trying to be sane being dragged along by his blatantly idiotic friends. Well worth watching!

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these animes have a very loose storyline and rely more on comedic antics than plot. They take place in some not-so-regular high schools and briefly touch on day-to-day school life. However, the main focus is on the activities of each group (The Host Club or Class F). With rousing, if ludicrous, speeches and insane plots, both of these animes have a pretty similar feel to them. 

Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%

Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%

When Haruka gets the chance to take the entrance exam for Saotome Academy for the Performing Arts, it seems as though she’s one step closer to her dream of composing songs for her favorite singer, Hayato. However, this is no gleeful high school musical experience, and Haruka’s hiding a dreadful secret that may silence her musical ambitions forever. And even if she does get into Saotome, the competition will be more brutal than going on Japan’s Top Idol!

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furu101 furu101 says...

They both have prestigious schools. They are both somewhat reverse harem also. Each have an element of romance, comedy, and school life.

Buni Buni says...

Both of the female leads are granted permission to go to a top notch school coming from a one parent home and through an odd cercumstance winds up befriending the arguably top six boys in the school. The oblivousness to the flirting from the boys is also the same.

cahbayb cahbayb says...

Both are a reverseharem at a private school. Seriously these  two are very alike. If OHSHC was focused on idols and music   it would be called UtaPri. 

dandere dandere says...

Both are harem anime, which means many of the male characters in this anime are in love with the main female character. All characters in both anime are at a very special high school.

mahaaamiho mahaaamiho says...

they both have the same feeling to them...

the main girl being loved by many guys who are all like princes and every thing 

anyway they are both really fun to watch

Brightstone Brightstone says...

Both have the main girl enter highschool and the group of however-so-many guys go after her, obvious or not. All of the guys have diffrent personalitys and know eachother. In the end their all friends, but the girl ends up with one of them.