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...
Long ago the infamous Gol D. Roger was the strongest and most powerful pirate on the seas. As he was about to be executed he revealed that he hid all of his wealth, including the legendary treasure known as One Piece, on an island at the end of the Grand Line - a treacherous and truly unpredictable sea. Monkey D. Luffy is a spirited, energetic and somewhat dim-witted young man with a very big dream: to find One Piece and become the Pirate King! However Luffy is no ordinary boy, as when he was younger he ate one of the Devil's Fruits and gained its power to become a Rubber Man. Now in this grand age of pirates Luffy sets out to gather a crew and sail to the most dangerous sea in the world so that he can fulfill his dream... and maybe even his appetite!
It's a rather long stretch and it probably won't work the other way around..
But I was watching Ouran Host Club and I couldn't get rid of a feeling that Tamaki reminded me of some other character.. It was bugging me for a while until I realised it was Luffy The Straw Hat he reminded me of! Both are conceited yet good-natured idiots who have an inexplicable ability to make people follow them.. If you like this side of Tamaki you might be interested in Luffy as well.. They are completely different in all the other aspects though..
Awayuki Himeno is a normal schoolgirl who is in a bind: her father’s remarriage yielded two new cruel stepsisters, and to top it off, she meets seven men who call themselves Liefe Knights. They reveal to her that she's a Pretear, someone who can lend powers to them when their powers aren’t enough to defeat the evil creatures called mayouchuu. Now, she has to fight the ambitious Fenrir, whose only purpose is to leech the life force from all living beings. Can Himeno save the world and find a way to deal with her growing feelings for one of the Liefe Knights?
There's one main factor to this recommendation: Bishounen. Both of these shows are reverse harems with a wide variety of characters. Pretear is a pretty typical Magical Girl show, while Ouran is a comedy that drifts into parody of the genres it's a part of sometimes, but both shows still have a lot of comedy, character drama...and an otaku played by Monica Rial seeing everything that's happening through a fiction-tinted lense. Both are definitely worth a look if you're wanting more harem hijinx.
Life is simply not worth living for down and out school teacher Itoshiki Nozomu. He has no hope of progress, no prospect of promotion, no chance at happiness… he is in despair! Even his name spells 'zetsubou' – 'despair', when compressed. But when the time comes to end it all, Itoshiki's attempted suicide on the first day of the new school year is foiled by relentlessly positive Fuura Kafuka. This saves Itoshiki long enough to meet his new class, and the quirky range of students under his care. Will Itoshiki Nozomu depress his students with his anguish? Or will Fuura show Zetsubou-sensei the joys of life and hope?
I am a shojo girl, that's the truth; however Ouran High School Host Club isn't just a typical shojo. No. People who say that OHSHC is just a show that feeds the imagination of all kind of crazy girls out there, is wrong. Beyond its complicated, and far away from drama, love triangle there is a large proportion of the series that it's extremely hilarious, in adventures and exciting way; which is just appealing to boys. The specter is just waiting anxiously, for the next joke to hit him/her. It's joke after joke. Of course it falls in some predictable course, though it still has and never loses its capability to generate surprises or laughter. This quality is also found in Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, an anime that share the same scenario (high school), characters with similar traits ( Itoshiki sensei, when only his face appears with a black background, and Tamaki and his antisocial posture with a black background, as well. ), and there comical way of doing and saying things. Taking into consideration this strong points that they share I declare that if you enjoy watching Ouran High School Host Club you would definitely like Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei or vice versa, because when it comes to laughter this two anime pull the very best.
Be it slaying a mammoth or simply getting a good seat in class, Harima is still outdoing himself in order to confess his love to Tenma, only to stumble upon a simple fact: he cannot make her realize there is no reason to support a Yakumo-Harima relationship! As for Yakumo, things take a strange turn. Having always been idolized, she has never had many close contacts, yet now she is suddenly approached by two girls. One is named Sarah, who wants to become close friends with Yakumo; the other is a ghost that wants to know Yakumo's opinion about boys...
There’s never a dull day in lives of the Hekiyou Academy student council! President Kurimu has a sweet tooth and neglects her duties with ease, while secretary Chizuru skillfully manipulates those around her. Otaku Mafuyu obsesses over writing online walkthroughs, and is constantly hounded by Ken, the only male of their crew and an eroge addict who has the ultimate goal to turn the entire council into his harem. Luckily for Mafuyu she’s protected from his advances by Minatsu, her sporty and tomboyish sister! Together, the five repeatedly struggle in their fight against boredom, making constant otaku references and fighting against the journalism club along the way!
Ouran High School Host Club and Seitokai no Ichizon both take place in a club rooms where there is a harem theme to it. If you like funny animes with touching stories of friendship then you will surely like either one of these.