Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...
In order to bridge the gap between humans and youkai, The Ministry of Spirit Affairs was formed. Military man Kei Agemaki is assigned to the new unit and seems to be the ideal candidate. He’s charming, polite, and a complete gentleman, but there’s just one problem: he’s absolutely terrified of spirits! When he arrives at the new headquarters, Agemaki is partnered up with a cute, yet brash, youkai named Zakuro. Now the unlikely pair must work together to solve the region’s spirit-related problems to help improve relations between humans and youkai, and maybe help Agemaki overcome his crippling fear while they’re at it.
Both feature a cast of characters that are very similar to each other--the hot/cold main character and male lead, the stoic, tall male, and the cutesy, young-looking male (with respective partners). If you like anime with these types of characters and the antics that happen because of their personalities, either are a good choice.
Otome Youkai Zakuro and Ouran are both romantic comedies. Overall though, Ouran has more comedy and OYZ has more romance. Still, they share the subplot of understanding different cultures (be it of spirits or commoners) and the two have similar characters. Such as a driven female lead with clear goals in her live, which aren't romance, and a male lead who is silly, but kind, and many more.
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?
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.
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? ;)
At the Kaimei Academy three classmates, “Bossun” Yusuke, “Onihime” Himeko and “Switch” Kazuyoshi have established their own club: the Academy Activity Support Club. Known as Sket-Dan for short, the trio accept any odd jobs that come their way in the name of maintaining a peaceful life for the students of the academy. Whether identifying a graffiti artist, fixing the school gym shed or helping a new student fend off his childhood bullies, no task is too big and no job too small for the Sket-Dan.
Both these animes focus around strong bonds of friendship in one form or another. While Host Club focuses on romance and a reverse harem, Sket Dances's primary focus is episodic comedy.
You could be forgiven for thinking that initially they are merely two types of light hearted comedy. However while they both provide some of the best laughs I've had watching anime, the serious moments in regards to back stories are moments that parallel each other in their seriousness, and pure joy you feel at the overcoming of them.
Essentially, If you find yourself a fan of one, stick with the other and find it a great use of your time.
Sket Dance and Ouran both are very funny comedys, and theyre both my favorites. The main characters always have some sort of past and sometimes not so good. I think these both make you go 'dawwww' cuz there are cute moments and happy ones too! Ehh i would descibe both like Comedy and haertwarming and little romance. :)
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!
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.
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).
Whenever Kippei is at school, he has one thing on his mind: girls. From skipping class to cheesy lines, he'll do anything it takes to reel the ladies in, though he never seems to find the right person. But the bachelor lifestyle is soon to change when young Yuzuyu enters the picture. This five-year-old cutie has been abandoned by her mother, and is to be taken care of by none other than Kippei! Unfortunately for the both of them, Kippei has no experience raising a child, so the learning curve will be quite steep...
In both these anime, it has a sweet and calming atmosphere. The way Kippei is always there for Yuzuyu is like the way the host club is there for Haruhi, always watching out that nobody finds out she's a girl! :]