Ouran High School Host Club

Alt title: Ouran Koukou Host Club

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Aoharu x Machinegun

Aoharu x Machinegun

When Hotaru Tachibana storms into a host club to avenge the honor of a wronged female student, the last thing Hotaru expects is to duel the club’s most popular host with airsoft guns instead of fists. When Masamune Matsuoka’s experience wins out over Tachibana’s brawn, he realizes that he can use his victory (and the large bill for damaging the club) to make Tachibana join his struggling Survival Gaming team. However, what ladies’ man Masamune totally misses is that his unwilling new guy… isn’t a guy at all! Under the boy’s clothing and strong need to defend justice, Tachibana is all-girl, but, for a number of complicated reasons, she absolutely CAN’T expose that fact to Masamune or his teammate, the erotic manga artist Toru Yukimura. Blood will boil both on and off the airsoft arena, but it’s not over until the last round is shot in AOHARU X MACHINEGUN!

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GabiiTachibana GabiiTachibana says...

The main theme of these anime is identical: an ambiguous girl stumbles into a host club, and is believed to be male. After breaking something in the club's room, the girl owes favors to the host club in order to pay back the money she'd have to pay for the damages.

kisuitha kisuitha says...

The main topic in these animes is the same. With the only exception that the guys in the host club of Aoharu are more mature and she has to participate in a tournament instead of entertaining other girls in the club.

Riruri Riruri says...

Both of these anime revovle around female girls who are mistaken as guys. The main female in each also has to pay off their debt they owe to the host club. Aoharu is more of action but both are similar.

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Codyl711 Codyl711 says...

As the others have stated OHHS and Aoharu x Machinegun topics are pretty much the same with the latter being a little more mature and introducing wepons/tournement into the series

swagswagyes swagswagyes says...

these 2 animes both represent a girl who got mistaken for a boy. and then they broke something and has to repay their debt. then they both join a club or a ream to repay.sooner or later the both realize they want to stay on the club or team.

Satato Satato says...

They're both reverse-trap animes with the main character being "tied up" financially into being the latest recruit for a host's group. And, in the beginning at least, the males in both are unaware of the fact that the main character is a girl, which makes the playout all the more interesting.

Both shows have a similar sort of bonding that occurs in that the main characters decide to remain hidden, and end up bonding with the other males in an unexpected manner.

While Ouran is a cute romantic comedy about a poor girl at a rich school, surrounded by ridiculous "hosts", Aoharu x Kikanjuu has a less obvious romcom feel, and has a good deal more action and a bit more passion as well, while still remaining lighthearted the majority of the time.

They're both extremely similar in a lot of ways, but they have their differences as well, allowing them to be well liked by the same crowd but not bore them. If you like one, you're almost sure to like the other as well.

(They're tied as my #1 favorite anime btw. reverse traps ftw).

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. 

Best Student Council

Best Student Council

Rino is an orphan whose only memento of her mother is a taking puppet named Puuchan. After a generous donation from a mysterious benefactor, Rino finds herself enrolled in the prestigious all-girls high school known as Miyagami; and thus her adventure begins! With Rino’s naïve nature and Puuchan’s sadistic streak, the duo quickly takes the school by storm. From the ranks of the seemingly all-powerful Best Student Council, Rino and Puuchan change the lives of everyone they meet, like it or not!

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Wolfco Wolfco says...

Ouran is the highly humorous tale of students at a very unusual school that somehow all end up in the same club.  Best Student Council could also be described in that exact fashion at first glance.  And yet the plots of these two shows are remarkably dissimilar.  In fact, it might seem like these two series aren't comparable, but despite the truly fundamental differences between the two main leads there is a shared mix of humor and seriousness.  If you examine these two series you will find that they are both the same and not the same at all, but regardless of that confusion you'll find that you enjoy Best Student Council if you rather enjoyed Ouran High School Host Club.  

SomeoneElse SomeoneElse says...

In both Ouran High School Host Club, and Gokujo Seitokai, we see the quintessential tale of the poor girl who gets taken in by a group of "higher class" schoolmates only to have her outshine them all with her natural inner beauty. and of course this is all made possible through a series of absurd events that have little or nothing to do with the actual school in attendance.

holyzac holyzac says...

Oh yes! If you like any one of these animes you have to watch the other. Both animes are so comical you would laugh when you watch them. Schools with councils, clubs almost the same, unity between friends overcoming daily obstacles thats what these both animes are about and dont forget to laugh!

HasseRovdjur HasseRovdjur says...

They're both comedies that take place in a school setting, though the focus is on extracurricular activities, not academic endeavours. The protagonist in both series is a poor girl who gets dragged into a group (host club and student council, respetively) with enourmous amounts of infiuence, funds and opportunities for comedic escapades. Loads of varied characters are to be found in either one as well. If you liked either one you should consider watching the other series.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Ouran High School Host Club and Best Student council fit each other perfectly.  Each series revolve around the poor female protagonist getting thrown into an upper end school setting.  They precede to each join a club/council as the series progress through the humor events that befall them.

Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru

Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru

There’s no denying that Mizuho is beautiful. Normally that might be a bit of a disadvantage seeing as he is an average sort of boy who enjoys sports and games. However, his beloved grandfather has just passed away, and the will includes a strange request; his grandfather wants him to become closer to his mother's memory by attending the same all-girls academy she did for a semester. Obviously he can't hide his gender from the teachers of the school; so he will need their approval, but he also can't expose his gender in front of his fellow students. With the help of his child-hood friend Mariya, his own natural beauty, and just a little bit of luck, Mariya may just be able to fool his fellow students! Considering the turn of events, there may be more to his grandfather's dying request than meets the eye...

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tetra tetra says...

Ouran High School is Otome wa, but totally opposite. Instead of being about a boy crossdressing as a cute girl and his cute girl-friends, it is about a girl crossdressing as a boy and her cute boy-friends.

Both are somewhat fanservice-y with a lot of humor and a somber foundation.

EternalSnow EternalSnow says...

Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru is about a new student who is pretending to be a girl, while Ouran High School Host Club is about a new student who pretends to be a boy. Both anime deal with keeping their identities a secret, and both will make you laugh. They are very similar, in an opposite way. :)

Cetonis Cetonis says...

Disregarding the obvious crossdressing point, both Ouran and Otome are series that seem like generic harem comedy fare but are in fact quite different. While they do have their comedy aspects, these shows take a serious look at each of their characters and the main lead's efforts to help them through their troubles. They also limit the romantic interests to one or two, as opposed to the full swarm one might expect. And, as might be expected, they both revolve around themes regarding the insignificance of gender roles and stereotypes. Despite the fact that each is clearly aimed at one gender, they aren't really inaccessible to the other. If you found one of these enjoyable, the other may very well be worth a look.

Magicalflyingcow Magicalflyingcow says...

Both Ouran High School Host Club and Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru are about a person who acts like the opposite gender and enjoys an exciting life at school with their many friends. In almost every episode of these two series there is some sort of twist. Not only are these two series interesting and cute but they are also hilarious. If you're looking for a laugh then check these out!

HanaCHaN02 HanaCHaN02 says...

Both series are hillarious, but sweet in their own way. They're both about cross dressing too ^_^. Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru (try saying that 5 times fast) is about a boy who dresses like a girl to go to an all girl's school. Ouran High Host Club is about a girl going to a rich kid school and when she breaks an expensive vase she has to dress like a guy and work in the host club to pay for it. Both have funny moments but every now and then put in something sad or something sweet/cute. Both series are funny, cute, and adorable and if you enjoyed one, then you'll probably enjoy the other.

Hayate the Combat Butler!

Hayate the Combat Butler!

When Hayate was young, Santa appeared in a dream and told him that if he worked hard, he’d be rewarded. Thus, with an unbreakable will, the unfortunate Hayate has struggled through life holding onto that belief. In the present, his parents are lazy and unemployed, forcing Hayate to work several jobs to pay the bills. As if things couldn’t get worse, Hayate’s parents then run away, leaving him with an enormous debt and loan sharks on his tail! Naturally, the best solution to find money fast is… to kidnap someone?! A girl named Nagi is the target, but due to an unfortunate miscommunication, she believes Hayate has proposed to her and falls for him hard. After Nagi paid off his debt, Hayate must now work as her butler in order to repay her; but first, he must adapt to her wacky world!

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Kagekiba Kagekiba says...

Both are very funny and random in places with a romance theme although in diffrent ways, and both are light hearted comdies.

Senseito Senseito says...

What do these two have in common? 1. Class 2. Comedy. Going from the indvidual personalities you get to know in Ouran High School Host Club and then going to a even more rediculous, even more funny situation [which both just so happen to kick off because of the main character being over their head with debt] this hilarious, and still ongoing Anime will have you in stiches as much as Ouran High School Host Club did!

love4Sora love4Sora says...

If you like Host Club, you will love Hayate! Both start because of a huge debt, and so much random things go on. it's insane!

eaper eaper says...

Both of these anime are episodic with great  humor. Also, each of these series are centered around a middle class or poor individual forced to be with extremely rich people due to a large debt, leading to humor based on the rich people's lack of a "normal" life experience. Finally, both of these series' lead characters are often seen cross dressing, occasionally leading to misunderstandings.

InstantReplay InstantReplay says...

Both are very silly anime that use slapstick comedy. They also play on the fact that the main characters come from poor backgrounds and have to associate with wealthy individuals.