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The average Tsukushi Makino attends the snobby, elite Eitoku Academy, which is dominated by the Flower Four (F4) – the sons of the most powerful families. Like the rest of her classmates, Tsukushi keeps a low profile until one day she can stand it no more! For her obstinance, the F4 declare war and it's Tsukushi against all. In the middle of it all, she finds herself drawn strangely close to two of the F4; they might not be as bad as they seem. With her heart torn between two boys, will Tsukushi be able to find the love she desires?
If you liked Ouran High School Host Club, you'd also like Hana Yori Dango, because they're both about a female character entering an elite private school that is full of rich kids. There are harems and reverse harems in both.
Similar to Ouran High School Host Club, Hana Yori Dango is about a girl who enters a school full of rich students in high social classes. The main character in both stories is surrounded by arrogant male figures. Both have romance, though one may be more subtle than the other. If you think Ouran High School Host Club has a moment of enjoyable intensity, you'll love Hana Yori Dango for it is full of it.
Both animes are based on reverse harems. Even more than that, each series is based on a teenage girl who is poor, yet somehow ends up attending a high school for the super rich and elite. As such, they both face a lot of obstacles, and their strong spirits and wills to continue ultimately lead to their success. Both series provides us with laughs and of course a little bit of romance. Hana Yori Dango has a little bit more romance, and at times can be sad, which is a little different from the always hilarious and comedic Ouran. I'd say that if you liked one, you'll the love the other as well! ^^
both series show us the difficult life of the rich people, and how their lifes affect their love lifes, not being able to decide by themselves. While Ouran is more funny and less dramatic than HYD they treat the same problems and have the same twists between the realationship of the main characters. They show greatly the differences between two different kind of lifes, the rich and the poor, differences like the food, the houses, marriages, etc. And all of this in a high school atmosphere. You'll surely like on if you liked the other.
Both heroines in each anime are very identifiable in their desire to lead a normal high school life. However, that wish is changed when they, unfortunately at first, encounter the schools groups of rich boys. Although their personalities and values are total opposites of eachother, the changes brought about through their interactions provide an interestingly comedic story. As romance develops as well, girls would find themselves desiring to be one of the brave heroines!
Both animes have the same type of main female character who has financial issues but for some reason or the other is in a school with very rich students. It's pretty much a reverse harem. Even though Hana Yori Dango is a much older anime they both have wholesome and heartfelt characters. Be prepared to have a marathon because once you start watching you can't stop xD
Welcome to the whealty school my dear countrypumpkin. Here you can see people who are coming from very very rich families and some of them don't like you because they know that you are from the poor family but what you care about the richeness: studying is the only thing which you know and maybe enjoying your highschooldays keeping low profile but be prepared....you maybe are strong-willed and handy in the tight situations but one thing there is which you cannot avoid: In this school theres group of the boys which steals every girls heart - maybe yours too or you them...
Both stories revolve around a female main character who finds herself surrounded by rich, mostly male, kids, plus a rather clueless, vain male main character.
If you liked Ouran High School Host Club you would like Hana Yori Dango because they both share the reverse harem private school setting with a poor, down-to-earth female protagonist. They are both very funny, though Hana Yori Dango is more dramatic and the character types are less exaggerated.
One line pitch for both? Normal girl attends elevator school (up and including university) for the very rich, and gets involved with a group of privilged boys. Romance is not very far away!
Hana Yori Dango is a classic Shoujo anime, and in fact could be called a trope codifier for the genre. Ouran on the other hand takes a lot of these tropes and subverts them. Both stories have heart though, and will reward viewers who love romantic comedy anime.
While the two do have similar plots of a 'common' girl being thrown into a super rich school full of hot guys, the similarities run a bit deeper than that.
I feel that, at the core, both stories are supremely innocent and beautiful. Tamaki and Domyouji are two completely contrasting characters as male leads, however they both have this child-like naivety about them, which complement each anime's plot. This definitely runs truer with the manga versions, however the core values are still there in the adaptations.
They also, of course, both have beautiful romances between the leads. Unfortuneatly, with only 26 episodes (that focused heavily on every other character), Ouran didn't really get to explore Tamaki and Haruhi's relatioship in a way that was true to the manga. They didn't do a bad job - it was still there - there just simply wasn't enough of it. Hana Yori Dango had the advantage of focusing on Makino and Domyouji (and Rui, I suppose), which allowed them to portray the timeless romance to (almost) its full potential.
Both are timeless Japanese classics in their own genre, and while Ouran may not be considered as 'high brow', it has it's own genius about it that viewers of Hana Yori Dango will definitely appreciate.
As for differences? Ouran, in my opinion, has better characters. All of them, especially when explored in the manga, and three-dimensional and complement each other beautifully. Hana Yori Dango, on the other hand, has the better love story of the two. There is a reason it has been, and will continue to be, adapted again and again.
Ouran also has more of that classic 'anime' comedy that is completely over-the-top. But I find that each time I rewatch the series, the funnier its silly jokes get. As you grow older, I think, you begin to appreciate the campiness of it. Hana Yori Dango, on the other hand, draws it's comedy mainly from dialogue and the conflicting nature of the leads.
As I said, though, both are classics in their own rights. If you are a lover of one, I doubt you'll be disappointed with the other.
Also, if you have not done do, I would highly recommend the live drama version of HYD (better than the anime, possibly even the manja). Watch it in Japanese, and then go to Korean adaptation. Both are very good, albeit with different strengths. Ouran's live drama attempt was....well, it was an attempt. They had a nice Kyouya scene in there for the beach episode. I'd probably be inclined to watch it just for that, if I were you.
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?
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.
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
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.
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.
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 :)
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...
As I have watched both of these anime, I can definitely recommend them both. They both have ridiculous humor and a love triangle. If you have watched one, you'll definitely get hooked to the other.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
They both have prestigious schools. They are both somewhat reverse harem also. Each have an element of romance, comedy, and school life.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Both are reverse harems with romance. They are also shoujo. The animes take place at a school that is really hard to get into. Saotome Gakuen is considered a boarding school though. The harem has a variety of different personalities, like the silent Tokiya and the outgoing Otoya. Tamaki and Tokiya both have the same seiyu. Other characters have similar voice actors. The girls change the opinion, views, and decisions of the harem.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.