Ouran High School Host Club

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Clannad

Clannad

Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...

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littlekitty littlekitty says...

Though different in plot and focus, if you liked the relentless humor in either Host Club or Clannad, you will definitely appreciate the humor in the other.

Morwen Morwen says...

Ouran is way heavier on the comedy than Clannad, which is overall slower paced and a bit more serious, but both of these shows are great harem anime that focus a lot on developing the characters in the show beyond their roles as a love interest or main character. Haruhi and Tomoya are very similar in temperment, as well. Clannad is a bit more tragic, while Ouran  saves its dramatic moments for certain episodes, but they still share a lot of great elements that makes both of these series a joy to watch, and prove that you can actually do some really compelling storytelling within the harem genre.

Gakuen Alice

Gakuen Alice

Ever since they met, emotionless Hotaru and ditzy Mikanhave been best friends, and are virtually inseparable-- that is, until Hotaru is invited to attend a strange school far away, a school for those who have special abilities known as "Alice". Unable to be separated from her friend, Mikan soon sets out on a mission to find her. After traveling to a city far away, she finds Hotaru at last, but gets much more than she bargained for. Now, she is lost in a school full of kids with strange powers, unusual animals, and has secured an immediate rivalry with the toughest little punk in town!

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Szwagier Szwagier says...

Both series have a theme of "low class but cheerful girl" entering rotten world of rich/talented and saving every1 around her without even realizing that.

Nymn Nymn says...

Although this recommendation is more apt towards the manga, which is definitely deeper and explores more content, is can still apply to the anime. Both, at first glance seem to mostly potray a comic and cutesy type shoujo with some sweet moments and romance here and there. It's funny but it's the humour that actually shades off just how deep, dark and complicated some relationships, characters and plots actually are. They both will always remain among my top 5 favourite series.

Ristorante Paradiso

Ristorante Paradiso

Located on a small street near the center of Rome, the Casetta dell'orso is a small yet popular restaurant staffed by a group of older, bespectacled gentlemen. Nicoletta is a twenty-one-year-old woman who has just arrived in Rome to meet with her estranged mother's husband, who owns the restaurant. She intends to inform him that not only was his wife married once before, but also that she is her daughter - a secret her mother desperately wants kept. When she arrives at the restaurant Nicoletta becomes enamoured with Claudio, one of the waiters, and begins to spend more time there. Despite the age gap, Nicoletta finds her feelings towards Claudio growing; and after making a promise to keep her mother's secret, Nicoletta begins working at the restaurant as an apprentice chef. Now she is trying her hardest to become a good cook, but can Nicoletta overcome the difference in age and win the quiet Claudio's heart?

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Kari5 Kari5 says...

The main theme of these shows are about the same. The main character is a girl who joins a group of sexy men who like to entertain women. The restaurant/club are also both run by a woman. Although Host Club is more of a romactic comedy and Ristorante Paradiso is a slice of life romance, there are so many parallels between them.

Yumenator Yumenator says...

Both Ristorante Paradiso and Ouran High School Host Club  have 6 charming men and one clueless female, who has strong bonds with all of them. Talking about the main characters, I think Nicoletta is very similar to Haruhi. Both of them are quite stubborn, childish in some parts. As for the males, I suppose the biggest similarity is that both RP and OHSHC men are entertaining lots of women.

I do see a quite similarity between Olga and Haruhi’s father. They both work hard but either way seem to care for their daughters. Also, both are quite flirty, aren’t they? ;)

Sora no Manimani

Sora no Manimani

Years ago, Saku moved away from his hometown, leaving behind his friend and tormentor Mihoshi. As a child, Mihoshi constantly forced the bookish and shy Saku to play and look at the stars; and now, as Saku moves back home to attend high school, he prays for a quiet school life free from her grasp. Unfortunately, Saku’s desires are quickly shattered as Mihoshi catches sight of him and convinces him to join the school’s astronomy club. Alongside Mihoshi, the other club members and Hime - another girl from Saku’s past who’s determined to win him over - Saku continues his dreadfully unordinary high school life with a grimace and positive attitude!

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Kari5 Kari5 says...

Both these shows are centered around a very loud and obnoxious girl and her high school club. Their friends try to keep them in check while participating in club activities including trips and fairs.

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

While the subjects of the jokes in Ouran and Sora no Manimani were different, the visual humor was identical. Chibi-fied characters and exaggerated facial expressions (while included in most comedy anime series) were strikingly similar.

Also, they both revolve around the day-to-day lives of a high school club, and include light romance, comedy, and some parodies (especially Ouran).

Miracle Train ~Ooedo-sen e Youkoso~

Miracle Train ~Ooedo-sen e Youkoso~

An urban legend tells of a Miracle Train that runs the tracks of Tokyo’s subways. Appearing only to troubled ladies, it’s said to house a few young men who are manifestations of the Oedo Line’s stations; together, they are able to solve any problem that plagues their passengers. Whether it’s helping a girl who lost her dog to a woman who refuses to tell the boys of her problems, Shinjuku, Roppongi, Shiodome, Tsukushima, Ryogoku and Tocho-mae will help anyone they meet aboard the Miracle Train.

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Funkgun Funkgun says...

This recomendation is for those who are watching either show, not because of similar style of story. Or type of Genre. but rather, if your looking for a tale revolving a bevy of highly good looking men.

That is right, although Miracle Train is kinda funny in parts, it is more of an episodic light supernatural story. Ouran is more of a hyper comedy romance.

But both have a cast of men, who could be interchangeable for personalities. 

Anyhow, if your watching one for the reasons mentioned, you will probably like the other. 

otakujeanette otakujeanette says...

Miracle Train and Ouran are great animes, about a bunch of guys who work to please their 'customers' or 'passengers'. Both the animes are comedy, with a bit of romance in it, and are about strange topics(Ouran- a host club, Miracle Train- um, well, a train), but they're really addictive. :D