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Honoka Takamiya is a typical teenager - he does his classwork and admires the school idol, Ayaka, who sits next to him in class. But the boy's life changes forever when one day, a piece of the school falls on top of him and he's saved by Ayaka due to... her magical powers?! For Ayaka is a witch, and deeming Honoka to be 'her princess', she is determined to keep the boy safe from harm. Now Honoka must try to stay alive while countless other witches target him, learn more about Ayaka and her craft, and still try to maintain his school life in the process!
This recommendation is based on a single thing Ayaka from Witch Craft Works and Ichi from Baketeriya are similar characters. If you liked one series for that particular character (an overprotective kuudere), then you might want to give the other one a try.
If you liked the female lead in one of those two series, you could try reading the other one as well. While those gals are not exactly the same (one is a pervert while the other is not), their poker faces combined with bizarre behavior and a case of "deep love" (that kind which causes stalkers to be born) make them somewhat similar.
Something about the female lead in Kandachime reminded me of Ayaka from Witch Craft Works. Probably the fact that both are mostly emotionless, overprotective of, and strongly devoted to the rather useless male lead (at least that's how those guys are at the beginning). If you were looking for such female characters then both of those manga are titles for you.
Both Magico and Witchcraft Works feature a normal human protagonist within whom some secret power is hidden and a powerful mage set on protecting him\her. Also both of those manga feature some subtle romance. Last but not least, the genders are reversed: in Magico the "damsel in distress" is female and her protector is male, but in Witchcraft Works the first one is male and the second female. It's quite possible that you might like one of those if you liked the other, so give it a go.
Asuka Masamune is a manly man who's the complete opposite deep down - he loves sewing, cooking and all things girly! As his father left when he was a child to live as a woman, Asuka was raised to be the boy he is, but he can't forget his true nature. Now, as a teen, Asuka finds himself in the company of Ryou, a boyish girl he's fallen head over heels for; Juuta, a secret writer of shoujo manga who's modeled a character after Asuka; and a variety of others such as his self-proclaimed apprentice Yamato. Can Asuka learn how to balance his two sides and finally get the girl he loves?
Those may look like two most unlike series to have something in common, but on a closer look there actually is something there. In both series gender role reversal is a major theme (if you pay close attention to the male lead in Witchcraft Works, you'll notice that he does share some similarities with the male lead from Otomen). If that's the theme you're after, I encourage you to give both a try.