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?
Tohru Honda might just be the unluckiest girl around. After a series of unfortunate events Tohru has no place to call home - that is, until the wealthy yet cursed Sohma family offer to take her in, in exchange for performing the household chores. However, soon Tohru discovers that there's much more to the Sohma family than meets the eye. Though shocked and surprised, Tohru promises to keep their secrets; but will the Sohma family approve of an outsider knowing who they really are?
Both are about a kind girl hanging out with a harem of bishounen (pretty boys) and helping them fight their personal demons (psychological, not supernatural). Ouran is the more comedic of the two, but both are quite funny at times, while touching and even sad at others.
If you're enjoying Ouran, then you're bound to love Fruits Basket, too! Some aspects of it are similiar to Ouran, but there is definately individuality between the two mangas. The added "mystery" factor to Fruits Basket makes it an intruiging read, and you'll definately laugh out loud for half of it. You'll fall in love with the characters (all you Honey-senpai fans will definately appreciate this for Momiji Sohma's enchanting childish character!) It is definately worth a read, so I would seriously recommend it!
Both Fruits Basket and Ouran are about a reverse harem, making the girl the center of attention in a group full of guys. The series both also deal with morality issues that are expressed throughout the show with a great deal of humor thrown into the mix.
If you loved Fruits Basket, you will also love Ouran High School Host Club. I won't reveal too much but it's basically areverse harem in a super rich school where this smart girl who looks like a boy, Haruhi Fujioka, manages to have to pay back these rich kids by pretending to be a boy in their host club. It's funny with gorgeous boys who each fit into a specific category that a girl would find attractive in a man. Hope you enjoy it as much as I have!
Yeah I totally agree with this recommendation. Both series are quite similar in many different ways.
Mizuki Ashiya is a teen Japanese girl growing up in the USA. After seeing Japanese track star Izumi Sano on TV one day, she became instantly enamored with his grace and style, and became determined to find him and confess her love. She's able to transfer to his all-boys school by hiding her feminine identity, and finds herself as his roommate in the process. However, while the rest of her classmates simply suspect she's a very girly boy, Sano sees through her façade in time, and together they must try to keep Ashiya's true gender a secret. Now, Ashiya must not only try to confess to the man she loves, but also help him work through his personal issues and keep her secret safe from the school in the process!
well for starters its about a girl that is mistaken for a guy (or in hana kimi its on purpose) and both have rip snorting good laughs (sorry i just had to say that )
'Host Club' fans would like 'Hana-Kimi' because these two manga have a lot in common. Though their plots are a kind of different, the main characters are girls, pretending to be boys. And they get trough lots of funny - and sometimes not - adventures.
Both of these long-running romantic comedies explore the same themes in different ways; both of the female protagonists have to dress as males and trick classmates in order to achieve a goal. They also explore homosexuality and cross-dressing to some extent.
Hana-Kimi is slightly more serious and to-the-point but still has elements of comedy. The romantic elements are done in quite the same way and the art style of both series are of very similar tastes.
Both Ouran and Hana-kimi have a main heroin who ends up having to dress up as a guy for a good reason. And both ends up having to hide the fact that they are girls.
Both have there funny moments and sweet times.
Both stories deal with the main female character being surrounded by males and having to keep the secret that they are really females dressed up as males - from others. In Hana-Kimi, the main female Ashiya choses to dress up as a male to follow and be with her idol, Sano in his all male school. But in Ouran High School Host Club, the main female Haruhi is forced to dress up as a male to work in their club in order to pay back her debt. The stories themselves are different and unique, but share the same issues with trying to make sure people don't mind out the main female character is really a girl, and dealing with the troubles of falling in love. If you liked one, you will like the other.
Kiri is a gifted young hairstylist who takes great pleasure in anonymously using her talents to add a ‘little magic' to an ordinary girl's life. On the flipside, a group of three boys called the Scissors Project have an entirely different mindset: they give grand makeovers to a select group of handpicked girls who are beautiful to begin with. Kiri is quite content with staying out of the public eye, though with the Scissors Project's leader Narumi refusing to stand aside and give up his makeover throne, it seems that she won't be able to stay out of the spotlight for long. With challenges being thrown at her whenever there's a chance, Kiri finds that she cannot resist responding to the world of hairstyling.
Both series are about a club of men who are dedicated to making women feel good. In both situations, a girl is dragged into joining, even though she is apathetic to the idea. Both series include humor and romance, and everyone is pursuing their dreams.
If you liked either Beauty Pop or Ouran High School Host Club, you will definitely enjoy the other :) The cast present many similarities. I constantly found myself comparing Tamaki and Kyouya from Ouran with Narumi and Ochiai from Beauty Pop respectively. The same goes for the leading female protagonists. The plots and setting, while not identical, do hold some similarities as well. Ouran is definitely the sillier of the two, though Beauty Pop also makes you laugh. If you find yourself loving either of these manga, please check out the other!
Kiri and Haruhi's personalities are very similar, they are both blunt, frank, and are in similar positions. Haruhi is unwillingly put in a harem sorta thing with the host club thats for guys, while Kiri is unwillingly put in a hairstyling club cuz she has talent for that. A lot of the main male characters fall in love w/ both of them over time. Ochiai (megane from BP) and Kyouya (megane from OHSHC) are both misers and underhanded and have glasses. Kei(BP) and Hunny(OHSHC) are both sorta short, love food/snacks/cake, are very cute and bubbly. I loved both these seires anyways.
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...
The main female characters are poor but they use that as a means of determination in Ouran High School Host Club and Maid-sama! They both have to work undercover while trying to keep it a secret from everyone else. Surrounded by a crazy cast of characters though that is a little hard to accomplish.
These two manga have a gril who just wants to be left alone to their studies but of course that doesn't happen. Misaki has a "perverted outerspace alien" stalking her while Haurni has 6 "rich bastards" stalking her. They are similar because they both have a rich guy(guys) who knows their deepest secrets and in the end become very reliable. Both Misaki and Haruni come form poor families and are top of the class while their boys come from rich families. Usui in maid sama is like all of the hosts combined in ouran but mostly Tamaki. Their names are also similar Takumi (maid sama) and Tamaki (ouran).
In both manga the heroine is forced to join a club that consists of rich boys. The club president is a bit weird and has a crush on the heroine, however the heroine is too dense to realize it.
These two mangas are amazingly similar yet different enough too still be fresh and interesting, the feel and the comedy are near identical and i strongly recommend reading one if you liked the other, most likely you've already read OHSHC or seen the anime, if you loved Ouran, you'll most likely love My Heavenly Hockey Club as well!