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?
In Itazura na Kiss and Aoi Kiseki the main male characters are controling but they have good intentions for their actions. The romance of each character to the other is seen in these supple hints throughout the series.
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!
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.
Hatsumi Narita lives in an apartment complex owned by the self-righteous and tyrannical Mrs. Tachibana, the wife of the housing company's vice president. If you are unlucky enough get on her bad side, or are even just a victim of rumors, your whole family is doomed to suffer! So when Hatsumi is caught buying a pregnancy test for her sister by Ryouki - the son of the Tachibana family who also used to bully Hatsumi when she was a child - she is naturally worried. Ryouki then attempts to blackmail Hatsumi and, fearing for the reputation of her family, she agrees to become his slave. But when her childhood friend, Azusa, suddenly moves back to the complex, he resumes his role of protecting Hatsumi from Ryouki. With complicated love stories and various hidden family secrets, it appears that this gossip-mongering housing complex is not quite so typical after all.
The main characters in Itazura na Kiss and Hot Gimmick have the same types of personalities. The heroines are sweet and innocent, always trying their hardest while the heroes are stand offish and always going a round about way to help out the heroine.
President of the Student Council at the almost-all-boys Seika High School, the hard-as-nails Misaki Ayuzawa works every day to make life easier on the small population of co-eds who have enrolled there. Though an unholy terror to all things male during school hours, in order to provide for her impoverished family, she secretly works after school at a maid cafe in Akihabara. However, when campus hottie Usui Takumi wanders into the restaurant during her shift, suddenly she finds her reputation in school at his mercy...