Tsukushi Makino is an average girl who attends a not-so-average school. Populated by an elite and high-classed society of students, the school is also home to the F4 - the richest boys in school who dictate the lives of both the students and the teachers. One day, Tsukushi's friend accidentally falls and knocks over the F4's mighty leader, Domyouji Tsukasa - a boy famous not only for his money, but also for striking fear into any student who looks at him the wrong way. Domyouji doesn't take being knocked over lightly, and when Tsukushi sticks up for her friend the F4 declares war. With the whole school now against her, Tsukushi works hard to show everyone that she is a ‘weed' that will no longer be trodden upon!
Kotoko Aihara has always been in love with Naoki Irie; he’s tall, handsome, and rumored to be the most intelligent student in Japan – who wouldn’t be? Only one thing stands in the way of a relationship with Irie: Kotoko is ditzy and is at the bottom set of her school, and Irie-kun hates nothing more than ditzy, stupid girls. When disaster strikes and Kotoko is forced to move in with Irie-kun’s family, she suddenly sees her chance to bridge the gap. After all, even cool, super-intelligent guys must have a soft spot, right?
With priviledged males and slightly clumsy heroines Itazura na Kiss and Boys Over Flowers are made for each other! The romantic stories of crossing the boundaries of class status and skill are far reach in both of these series. The main characters struggle to create the perfect relationship but they is something that always intercedes between them making their struggle all the more magical in the end.
Miki Koishikawa thought she had a typical life with typical parents, until one day her mother and father announced they are getting a divorce - but not just any divorce. They're splitting up in order to switch spouses with another couple they'd met in Hawaii! To assist with the transition Miki and her parents must now live with the other couple and their son Yuu. Miki and Yuu's relationship gets off to a rough start, but they learn to open up to each other and become friends over time. However, their situation becomes more complicated when the two begin to develop feelings for one another as well as deal with other people in their lives, including Miki's former crush, Ginta Suou; and Yuu's former girlfriend, Arimi Suzuki...
Marmalade Boy and Boys Over Flowers have the exact same high school romance feelings to them. The plot revolves around a female character that is just trying to make it through her high school years. In both these series it is not so easy for our heroine. There of course has to be a lot of romance, drama, and confused events taking place to effect how the main characters see each other. Miki and Makino (Marmalade Boy and Boys Over flowers respectively) demonstrate their strong willed natures and ability to make it through any situation even when they are not seen as the most popular or prettiest girl among the school.
Ouran High School is a prestigious private academy where money and status count for everything. Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at the elite school, and is appalled by the lazy attitude of the rich and powerful students towards their studies. The Host Club is a clear example of this: a group of six attractive and wealthy boys spend their time entertaining the female pupils for a profit. When Haruhi accidentally breaks a ¥8,000,000 vase belonging to the club, they force her to work off her debt as one of the club's members; and to do so, she must masquerade as a boy! Can Haruhi keep her gender a secret from the club's exclusive clients?
When a poor teenage girl is thrown into the world of the rich and famous out pops Ouran High School Host Club and Boys Over Flowers! But the tales do not just focus on the hardships the girls must face to succeed, they also go through the difficult and surprising at times lives of all the characters around them. Overcoming love obstacles and class systems to strive for what they truly need.
The heroines in Pretear and Boys Over Flowers have the strength to overcome whatever may be in their way. While Pretear is a little more supernatural based and Boys Over Flowers is based in the reality of life the two share the common ground of inner strength and power felt between the main female leads.
Hikari Hanazono has never been able to beat Kei Takishima at anything. At six years old the two were introduced by their fathers, and Hikari promptly challeneged Kei to a wrestling match, believing she'd easily beat him. However, she lost, and since then she's vowed to beat Kei, following him wherever he goes. Now fifteen years old, Hikari attends the super-elite school Hakusenkan where she and Kei are the two top students; Kei holds first place, while Hikari is second. While Hikari considers Kei her special friend and most importantly her rival, Kei is secretly in love with her. Will Hikari ever beat Kei, and Kei's love ever be requited?
The girl and the guy are sort of rivals at the beginning though it's more rivalry coming from the girl while the guy is obviously in love with her. Both girls are dense but they later realize it.