Ouran High School Host Club

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Skip Beat!

Skip Beat!

Kyoko moves to the big city with the prince of her dreams Shotaro; he wants to make it big in the entertainment business, so she works hard at many different jobs to support him as he achieves his dream. However, one day, Kyoko accidentally discovers the horrible truth: the love of her life thinks of her as a 'plain and boring woman!' Outraged, Kyoko swears revenge – she will make it even bigger than Shotaro in the entertainment world. The only question is, how will she fulfill her desire?

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SkyBlue SkyBlue says...

Both animes have talented, spunky main female characters.  The are both surrounded by a cast of "pretty" boys who prove to be more complex then they seemed.  All in all, the character development of both animes is the driving force of show.

eaper eaper says...

The comedy, and even the romance, in each of these series are similar and extremely well done. If you liked one you're sure to feel the same about the other.

Foxfairy Foxfairy says...

I believe the humor in both shows would appeal to the same audence. Both have a female lead who is a "fish out of water" type of character who has to change herself to fit in, and is also there for kind of the wrong reason. In Ouran High School Host Club she has disguided herself as a boy, and she is stuck there to pay off the a debt. In Skip Beat! she changes her looks to make it in show business to get revenge on an Ex-boy. But these shows share the same over the top emotional humor, and suggestive situations that lead to misunderstanding.

Nyan Koi!

Nyan Koi!

Everyone around Kousaka seems to adore cats, but due to his allergies the teen can’t stand them. So when he wakes up one day and can hear what every feline is saying, Kousaka is annoyed to say the least. His new “gift,” it seems, is the result of accidentally breaking an enshrined statue of a cat; and what’s worse, Kousaka must atone for his sin and appease the vengeful spirit by aiding one hundred kitties-in-distress, or become a furry feline himself! Now, amidst helping various cats with mundane and trivial issues, Kousaka must try to dispel the jinx and attempt to salvage his self-respect – not to mention his love life - along the way.

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Sunagan Sunagan says...

Do you like sarcastic humor concentrated on one plagued individual? A lot of fluff? Series that don't take themselves too seriously? Do you possibly like pointless but funny romances going absolutely nowhere?

Then look no further, for these series have it both. Indeed, in my opinion Ouran is the strongest of the two in delivering merciless assaults on your facial muscles, but I still felt the similarity all down to my gut while I was laughing :-D (ouch)! If you've seen one then by all means check out the other.

DuskFey DuskFey says...

Haruhi from Ouran High School Host Club and Junpei from Nyan Koi! both break something extremely important in the first episode and end up indebted to someone they'd rather not associate with. Mix in some comedy and awkward situations, and things get fun!

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Ouran is the reverse-harem version of Nyan Koi!. When the main character breaks a valuable object, they find themselves suddenly hurled into a world of humorous antics and gags at their expense. Both protagonists must help others to pay off their debt, while fending off some rather hilarious attempts at relationships.

Mayo Chiki!

Mayo Chiki!

Due to his upbringing with a wrestler mother and an equally-as-strong sister who beat him up constantly, Kinjirou Sakamachi would rather die than be touched by the opposite sex. So when the boy accidentally discovers that the dreamy school idol (and butler of the wealthy Kanade) Subaru is actually a girl in disguise, Kinjirou finds his life becomes far more complicated. For in exchange for keeping Subaru's gender a secret, Kanade is determined to cure Kinjirou of his gynophobia, with Subaru's help, once and for all...

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Rilkar Rilkar says...

If you like Mayo Chiki or Ouran you should watch the other because both shows are about a girl who works at a job that requires them to pretend to be a guy. Though Haruhi from Ouran is way more convincing than Konoe from Mayo Chiki is; that shouldn't stop you from enjoying one or the other.

snivets snivets says...

In my opinion, Mayo Chiki is one of the best recs for Ouran Hostobu and vice versa. Although the stories are similar (crossdressing, school life), I actually find that they are most similar in terms of their atmosphere and feel: uber-kawaii awkwardness.

vinod vinod says...

gender bender of girl into aboy

but in ohshc it is not of compulsion

both story friends help to keep it as secret

romance,comedy are excellant

Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club

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?

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Morwen Morwen says...

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.

4nime4ddict 4nime4ddict says...

Although the plots are very different, they both have thesame atmosphere of a small family of friends going through various things together

kristrex kristrex says...

Even though both of them are different in their plots, they are both fairly light hearted and is a story of friends getting to know each other and their lives. Though Iwatobi Swim Club lacks the romantic aspect, in both animes, there are fairly cute guys ;) However, if you prefer an anime with more romance, then Ouran High School Host Club would be better. Iwatobi Swim Club is more of a slice of life anime, but both are fairly relaxed and enjoyable to watch :)

Kyo Kara Maoh!

Kyo Kara Maoh!

Upon trying to save a friend from bullies, Shibuya Yuuri finds his head in the unlikeliest of places -- the toilet. Like a flash, Yuuri is then inadvertently sucked in, transporting him somewhere else! In this unfamiliar world of flying skeletons and magic, he is informed by a group called the Mazoku that he is to be the next Maou -- ruler of the kingdom! With harrowing and embarassing situations ahead, can our hero swallow his pride and lead a war against the common people when he can't even tell the difference between a slap in the face and a marriage proposal?

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tetra tetra says...

Kyo Kara Maoh! and Ouran High School Host Club are filled with cute boys and flirt with characteristics of the shounen-ai genre. Both shows also have lots of comedy in them. If you like yaoi-light, or if you just enjoy light-hearted, funny anime, then both these shows are worth watching.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Both of these anime have some over-the-top humor mixed in with serious plot points now and again. Both include a large bishounen to non-bishounen ratio, and both have bishies that aren't afraid of a little shounen-ai based antics. And both Haruhi and Yuuri are the voice of reason (weirdly enough) for both groups at least 90% of the time.