4.136 out of 5 from 204 votes
Both manga feature an odd mixture of shoujo and shounen. In both series the female lead is short and socially awkward, while the male lead is tall. What's more, in both series the male lead declares himself the girl's servant, but he isn't all that keen on following the girl's orders. Both manga seem like they would appeal to the same kind of audience, so if you liked one, you'll probably like the other one too.
Both series feature a master-servant relationship between a guy and a girl in which the roles are somewhat inversed (the supposed servant acts sometimes like he is a master in a master-pet relationship). Although Inu x Boku SS is not classified as shoujo (due to how demographics work) it might as well pass for one. If you liked one of the series, you might find the other one enjoyable as well.
Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.
Both of these series revolve around a girl who scares off the people around her, yet who secretly wants to be well-liked. Some of the people around each girl slowly begin to pull her out of her shell.
Similar in that both manga have a "rich girl" and "bodyguard" scenario, where the bodyguard seems to protect her almost in excess.YoukoXBokuSS has more elements of humor in it than Shinobi Life (which is far more focused on romance and the timetravel theme), however...