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In an ancient and mythological land called Saiunkoku, the people have begun to recover from a period of war and famine; thus, when an official from the imperial court offers the impoverished and beautiful Shuurei more money than she could ever dream of in return for a favor, she jumps at the chance. What she doesn’t count on, however, is being asked to become a concubine to the recluse Emperor and help him transform into a better leader. What’s more, the Emperor shows little intelligence, seems to have no interest in ruling, and is rumored to prefer men. One thing’s for certain: Shuurei has her work cut out for her!
Both anime feel quite similar in approach to romance. Firstly, both concentrate on the tensions between a poor but very intelligent female and her wealthy-yet-seemingly-shallow male interest. Comedy in both is light-hearted, with a combination of slap-stick and irony, and tends to be geared towards the silliness of the wealthy/advantaged. Despite the comic elements, both anime are highly successful in bringing out the deeper personalities and troubles of their characters. Their animation styles are also of similar quality, with bright, soft hues, and gorgeous bishounen males.
Both of these anime have a unique type of humor. If you're a shounen-ai fan you will really love the sibling love between Hikaru and Kaoru from Ouran as well as The Emperor and Seiran from Saiunkoku Monogatari. Also, the female protagonist in both is like a magnet for handsome men.
It's a fairly safe bet to say that almost anyone who enjoyed one of these will probably enjoy the other. While the premises are very different, the two have the same light, comedic feel to them with just a little seriousness thrown in here and there. The main heroines have quite a few similarities - not simply in the fact that they are both strong, intelligent females but also regarding smaller details - and the lead males both have the same sort of childish but romantic charm. Each series is sweet and romantic in its own way and very entertaining, and if you happen to be watching one then I highly reccomend pairing it with the other.
Momo is loud, shallow, a player, a betrayer, and one to best stay away from -- or at least, that's the misconception people have when they see her makeup, bleached hair and suntanned skin. In reality, Momo just wants the same friends, hobbies and crushes any girl her age would like. However, when her only friend starts spreading rumours about her, her boyfriend starts to doubt her, and the most popular boy in school starts to take a more then friendly interest in her, she'll have much more to worry about than just her appearance!
Both Peach Girl and Ouran deal with a high school-type relationship. There is also a love triangle in each of them, although Peach Girl seems more focused on which guy she will choose, while in Ouran the heroine does not even know that the guys like her.
These are quite similar, yet they are both amazing and very entertaining. I reccommend you watch them both!
Although Peach Girl is a lot more dramatic, it is still similar. If you are looking for just comedy and can't stand the drama, do not watch Peach Girl. If you are looking for drama, Ouran does not almost any. I liked them both because it shared the classic highschool scenario with romance. I still recommend it because I enjoyed them both. I could deal with the drama and I just love comedies like Ouran.
Runaway sisters Izumi and Mitsuki have a problem. They've got no place to go! That is, until Yoshitaka Nakabayashi, a teenage orphan rich beyond their wildest dreams, offers them jobs as maids. It seems like a dream come true... for all of a few minutes. From spy cameras in the sauna to fetish wear as uniforms, Yoshitaka will stop at nothing to gratify his own perversities, with or without the girls' consent. Can the girls stave off his advances with the help of their hyperactive pet alligator, or will they end up doing service a lot more personal than just cleaning house?
Both have a similar basis in that the main character is poor and breaks something valuable, so he/she spends the rest of the series attempting to make up for this. Both series have their charms - HiMM has Mitsuki's fantastic array of challenges, whereas Ouran has a great cast of characters. While the story is lacking in both, the comedy and insane energy of the two series make them worth watching.
Both Ouran High School Host Club and He is my Master have a similar underlying plot, of a 'commoner' (or two, in HimM's case) falling in with the rich, breaking something (or many things) valuable, and earning a debt that they must serve off by serving the rich person/people in some way. Both also have a similar vein of comedy, and characters that joke about their starring in a 'love comedy'. If you liked one, I'm sure you'd like the other.
Beautiful young girl forced to work for money by a high school boy (or boys as it were) for less than scrupulous motives.... Sounds like a great anime to me!! Master and Host Club are two of the funniest animes I've ever seen! Love the humor and acctually have good life lessons inbetween all the ecchi! Both are definatly worth your time!
In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise (along with all first year students) was charged with summoning a familiar; and instead of a cute magical creature, the familiar arrived in the form of... Saito Hiraga, a normal Japanese boy who was abruptly teleported from his own world?! Can both Louise and Saito come to terms with their new and complicated "relationship" and (more importantly) help Saito find a way home?
Granted the theme isnt quite the same, but if you like the kind of humor that is presented in both animes, it will be a great watch! The weirdness levels of both animes are presented in a similair way even though Zero no Tsukaima is more about magic then Ouran High School Host Club, they both have the school life theme and absurd humour to keep you entertained.
Both animes are filled with cute unknowing love stories. They are both also filled with comedy. If you like the love and comedy of ouran, then you'll like zero no tsukaima.
Although these anime have an extremely different plot and setting, both of them are still centered around a character that is "out-of-place," and are extremely comic series with a romance happening in the back ground.
Simon lives a boring life in the underground village of Jeeha, where his main job day in and day out is to dig tunnels. His close friend Kamina, however, longs to bust out of their oppressive existence and reach the surface world where open skies and adventure await! One day, during his usual digs, Simon discovers a robot with a big face buried amongst the rocks. No sooner has he shown Kamina his mysterious find when two beings from the surface crash land into Jeeha Village - one is a gun-toting woman calling herself Yoko and the other is a terrifying mecha piloted by a Beastman! Seeing their chance to escape village drudgery, Kamina rallies Simon and Yoko to defeat the invader using their new robot, Lagann. However, upon breaking out onto the surface world, Simon, Kamina, and Yoko encounter enemies more powerful than they could have envisioned. Their fight for adventure just turned into a war for the survival of the human race - will their lust for freedom hold out against such terrible odds?
While keeping close to their roots, both Ouran and Gurren-Lagann are like problem childs of their respective genres. Ouran is about bishounen, yes, but it also mocks all those blonde beautiful boys and their luxurious life. Gurren-Lagann is obvious mecha, but all the reason is kicked to the curb and most impossible things are done without any problem. Watch both of the series even if you don’t like their genres – ESPECIALLY if you don’t like their genres!
Ouran High School Host Club and Tengen Topppa Gurren Lagann have one primary goal: to be hilariously outrageous and over-the top at almost all times. Both series adamantly demand that you not take them seriously as they constantly play on and play up their respective genres, much to the audience's benefit. If you liked either of these shows because of their ability to somehow be both sheerly irreverent (in their comedy and mecha action/comedy, respectively) and have a heart, then you should definitely watch the other.
Did you love how over-the-top the comedy was in either Gurren Lagann or Ouran High School was? Well, both anime feature a lot of it. Both anime introduce a lot of interesting characters and tend to parody their own genres.