Princess Jellyfish

Alt title: Kuragehime

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Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...

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Hesse Hesse says...

Both Kuragehime and Ouran High School Host Club are shojo comedies that revolve around a bookish, tomboy lead--along with some effeminate men.  Besides the glamorous makeovers (and cross-dressing) that inevitably ensue, both shows challenge gender roles, conformity, and societal beauty standards.

Although romantic relationships and love triangles are the focal point of any shojo anime, Kuragehime and Ourango beyond their genre's expectations and deliver a touching, heatfelt reminder that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Kuragehime is aimed at a slightly older audience, but both have oodles of appeal outside of their intended demographic.

They're basically the opposite of each other. In Ouran, a smart, plain-ish cross-dressing girl is surrounded by fabulous/extravagant guys, whereas in Kuragehime it's the fabulous guy that's surrounded by plain, nerdy women.

dementeddannie dementeddannie says...

Both animes (Kuragehime and Ouran Highschool Host Club) are upbeat, hilarious and have a wide range of characters. Both also include cross dressing, akward situtaions and characters you fall in love with, so if you like either chances are you'll also like the other

VivisQueen VivisQueen says...

Both Ouran and Kuragehime deliver cute romantic clashes between nerds and popular people all in pretty-as-pink animation. Moreover, both are able to overcome their weak formulaic plots by delivering vivacious and delightful characters. Gush at the bishies, giggle at their misadventures, and marvel at their convincing humanness.

cassiesheepgirl cassiesheepgirl says...

While both of these series are inherently different, they share a lot of similarities, the main one being a flamboyant and wealthy male lead attempting to bring a quiet, plain and nerdy girl out of her shell. With both series sharing a similar style of comedy, if you enjoyed one, you'll certainly like the other.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

These animes are very similar in humor and drama situations. Tsukimi is very similar to Haruhi (both having dreams instilled by their mother) and Kuranosuke is very similar to Tamaki. Wtih differences of wealth and stature making up much of the underlying theme of these animes, they have a very similar vibe.

sm3xyang3l sm3xyang3l says...

The two animes are basically the opposite of each other, but both are HILARIOUS gender bender animes. In OHSHC, Haruhi dresses as a guy and in Kuragehime, Kuranosuke dresses as a girl. Haruhi is a poor girl who meets all sorts of rich people in her new school, while Kuranosuke guy in a super rich family who meets a group of otakus.  

verdantwhim verdantwhim says...

Ouran High School Host Club and Kuragehime have very similar, if not identical senses of humor. The pace is also alike, and seem to have similar charms.

snivets snivets says...

With similar pacing and premises, Ouran and Kuragehime display a similar sense of humor around the idea of a clash between popular people and nerdy people. I think fans of one would like the other.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

If you liked Kuragehime, try Ouran High School Host Club next. Both anime are romanti comedies that focus on a plot outside of the romance angle, and feature an engaging cross-dressing character in a leading role. In fact it is the characters that draw you in, both having an interesting supporting cast of characters whose adventures are as intriguing (or more so) than the romance plotline.  Good comedic moments keep the atmosphere light and fun. Be sure to meet the gang from Ouran High School if you liked the jellyfish princess!

QueenPrisme QueenPrisme says...

The crossdressing factor throughout both of them along with the plots of each being not overwhelmingly similar makes these two a great match.

JonnySQ JonnySQ says...

Both shows demonstrate the influence of one person stretching everyone else out of their comfort zone in a humorous light hearted manner (Haruhi's on the Host Club, and Kuranosuke's on the Sisterhood). There are also major similarities in the role Kuranosuke and Tamaki play in both the shows.

Vejhed Vejhed says...

Both shows are wacky and fun, with the same kind of melancholy atmosphere hidden beneath goofy humor and parodic commentary on the shojo genre.

Paradise Kiss

Paradise Kiss

Yukari is a typical high school student on the fast track to attending a university, but her boring life leaves much to be desired; that is, until a motley crew of fashion design students ask her to model their new clothing line: Paradise Kiss! Now, Yukari must choose if she will reject the life her mother has laid out for her, and start making choices on her own for the first time. While taking her first steps into adulthood, Yukari also begins to realize that with freedom comes responsibility; a life in the fashion industry isn't an easy one, especially for someone unsure of her own intentions…

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heykay15 heykay15 says...

Both have a main character that is starting to find themselves in a new light and are mentored by a male figure in that respect.  There is a good balance of comedy and seriousness in both series.  There is also a supporting cast in both which enlivens the main story.  Thought provoking and extremely relatable.

theAlien theAlien says...

They both feature main characters who are coming out of her shell and they are both very relatable. Their self discoveries are both pushed on by eccentric and fashionable people (or a person in Kuragehime). They both also have a fun supporting cast of characters. Paradise Kiss is more mature and serious. While Kuragehime has a more comedic and energetic mood.

vampireprincess vampireprincess says...

Kuragehime and Paradise Kiss embody a cultural obsession with the fashion industry. Both anime's explore the how a change in wardrobe can spark a true coming out of one's shell and a true coming of age. While Paradise Kiss plays more to it's dramatic and romantic story, both animes employ over-the-top characters to create light-hearted comedy.

kanamekakashi kanamekakashi says...

Even though Kuragehime is more a comedy, the art drawing is similar when the otaku are in "pretty mode". Also, fashion is an important theme in the story. (it's even more important in the manga).

Starletka Starletka says...

Both series mainly deal with self discovery through fashion. While the animation is similar and there is a crossdressing character in both animes, Paradise Kiss involves more romance and Kuragehime is more comedic.

Sianeka Sianeka says...

If you have seen and enjoyed either Kuragehime or Paradise Kiss, you may strike gold by checking out the other. Both anime feature Fashion and Style in a prominent role. Both anime have a female on a journey of self discovery, mentored by a member of the opposite sex. Both romantic comedies have an interesting and varied supporting cast that help enliven the main plotline and drive the story. While Paradise Kiss has more focus on the romances involved and Kuragehime instead focuses more on the comedic aspects, both evoke a similar atmosphere and feeling. If you liked either one of these, do yourself a favor and check out the other one.

Spyderwhisperer Spyderwhisperer says...

Okay, if you liked Princess Jellyfish, you'll definitely enjoy watching Paradise Kiss. They both have fashion and very well developed plot for such a short anime series. They are just so similar and cute! How could you not enjoy them?

elliottmarshal elliottmarshal says...

Gender binaries are questioned and overthrown in both of these series, set in the complex world of fashion and design. Kuragehime draws more from humor while Paradise Kiss is the more serious of the two, but both are enlightening and entertaining. 

QueenPrisme QueenPrisme says...

If you love fashion and/or a bit of crossdressing both of these anime's are just for you however Paradise Kiss is much more serious than Princess Jellyfish (Kuragehime). Both of these anime's leave you wanting more and leave you with a fresh since of style. 

KarmaKhameleon KarmaKhameleon says...

if you love fashion, you will love both of these anime. They are both centered around a post high school female who is coming out of their shell and finding themselves through fashion. Paradise Kiss has a romantic and serious tone to it, while Princess Jellyfish is more comedic. Both are great coming of age stories that give realistic perspective of being a young adult female.

The Wallflower

The Wallflower

Nakahara Sunako, a high school girl whose interests include horror movies, coffins and gore, is sent by her aunt to live in an extravagant mansion with four ridiculously handsome boys. As if living with these “radiant creatures” who give her constant nosebleeds isn’t hard enough, she soon discovers that the boys have made a bet with her aunt: in exchange for free rent, they will try to mold Sunako into a magnificent lady. As someone who has cast aside all her femininity and sworn to live in darkness, Sunako is ready to do whatever it takes to nullify these efforts; but is there a way for the creatures of darkness and light to coexist?

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Fireaxe Fireaxe says...

Even if these two series are mainly targeting an older female crowd (hence the josei tag), anyone who's into hilarious comedies à-la sitcoms will enjoy Kuragehime or Wallflower. Both series portray the daily lives and mishaps of a young girl who's viscerally afraid of men, and her interaction with the rest of a flamboyant cast. If you liked either one of them, the other series will definitely appeal to you so give it a shot!

JustSmile JustSmile says...

Both animes have somewhat similar animation and a girl who is secretly beautiful but perhaps needs a little push to get into the outside world.

youkais youkais says...

If you liked Kuragehime, you will also enjoy Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge and viceversa.

Both are focused on a girl who has her hobbies taken on a extreme way and who is almost hikkikomori; just to be surprised by a fashion and social being to shake her whole world.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Taking a girl without any desire to be glamorous and putting her in the direct line of fire of a "chic" person. Besides the rather humorous reactions to "chic" people, both Sunako and Tsukimi share traits, such as obsessing over things others consider not normal. The boys of Wallflower are also very similar to Kuranosuke. While Wallflower is a little bit darker at times, the feel of these animes are similar.

sanjyukyu477 sanjyukyu477 says...

The main characters of both animes have a fear and hold uneasiness feeling when around "stylish" or "beautiful" beings. The Wallflower, in a hilarious plot of a morbid, introverted girl being transformed into a "lady" by a household of beautiful men, is the closest I believe to Kuragehime. With a slight plot of comical love and a zealous aunt that Sunako (the femal protagonist) looks up to, similar to the manga artist the "sisters" go to for advice, this anime is sure to form laughter and give one a feel of Kuragehime.

ChocoXGummi ChocoXGummi says...

Kuragehime(Princess Jellyfish) and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge(The Wallflower) are similar because both heroines are afraid to face certain kinds of people. They are also both in a way afraid to look feminine,Tsukimi doesn't want her friends to be mad at her and Sunako faced people calling her ugly.

snivets snivets says...

Aside from the obvious similarity of female characters with strange obsessions, Kuragehime and Wallflower have a similar sense of humor. The characters aren't sure about each other at first, but grow to like each other and work to solve problems together. If you like one, you'll probably like the other.

Spyderwhisperer Spyderwhisperer says...

OMG if you like Princess Jellyfish, you will definently enjoy Wallflower. They both have very similar characters who grow and change within each episode. 

Welcome to the NHK!

Welcome to the NHK!

Tatsuhiro Sato is a university dropout and a "hikikomori" – a person suffering from social withdrawal. To Sato’s dismay, his self-imposed exile from the world is rudely interrupted when a mysterious girl knocks on his door. She has charged herself with the task of curing Sato of his hikikimori ways! Now, as new problems ranging from hentai games to internet suicide spring up, can Sato manage to overcome his hermit-like ways, or will the imaginary N.H.K conspiracy force him to remain a hikikomori forever?

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Utau Utau says...

Both shows feature interesting (okay, weird) and socially awkward characters, exploring the challenges that they face interacting with society.  They also both revolve around the concept of NEETs

forestdonkey forestdonkey says...

Both of these series star lovable, but sometimes infuriatingly awkward NEETs/hikikomori. While Welcome to the NHK is slightly darker in tone, Kuragehime strives entertains the mature viewer with its slightly more refined stlye and slower pace.

I recommend both highly.

RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Both Princess Jellyfish and Walcome to the NHK! are hilarious, but often touching, series revolving around "Hikikimori", an individual suffering from an obsessive personality that usually is afraid to go outside of their own homes. ALot of references to Japanese manga, anime, and video games.

gleipnir gleipnir says...

Crippling self-doubt? Difficulty finding your way in life? Social isolation?  Strange new relationships?  Both Welcome to the NHK and Kuragehime deal with these themes and more.  In each, a strange, neurotic person finds their life changed (for better or for worse) by a charismatic, determined stranger and focus on the main characters' struggles to find meaning in their lives as they deal with young adulthood.

CluelessGamer CluelessGamer says...

Both animes have social hermits for main characters, working to improve their comical mental health with a potential romantic interest. They both are well done and directed in a way that can be rare. And they have more tricks for comedy than chibis, actually pretty hilarious.

globalwild globalwild says...

Welcome to the NHK! and Princess Jellyfish both come at otaku lifestyle in different and thought-provoking ways. Welcome to the NHK! focuses on the issues most commonly associated with men, while Princess Jellyfish centers on the common troubles linked to women. Welcome to the NHK! is the darker of the two, but both have memorable comedic moments. They are also similar in the fact that knowledge of, or experience with the topics involved, should lead to a better understanding and appreciation of the shows as a whole.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

Sometimes society can be a scary, weird place, and the main characters of these animes are well aware of that fact. For the most part, they avoid society entirely, until someone drags them, kicking and screaming, out of their make-shift sanctuary. These animes deal with the protagonists' journeys into the world, with NHK showcasing society's rough edges, and Kuragehime showcasing the world of fashion. 

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

Kimi ni Todoke - From Me To You

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.

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veearchie veearchie says...

Both are stories about 2 people with very different character falling in love with one another. one seems to notice faster than the other.

kilrothi kilrothi says...

Both Kuragehime and Kimi ni Todoke focus on sweet, socially inept girls who make friends with new, exciting people.  Their new friends do their best to help them into "normal" society.  Both series are funny, heartwarming, and like to flip between adorable and akward.

skylarwalsh skylarwalsh says...

Shy main girl meets boy and friends who help her come out of her shell. Both are great and both could honestly use another season!

Hourou Musuko

Hourou Musuko

Shuichi Nitori is about to start middle school with a terrible secret: he wishes he were a girl and likes wearing their clothes. With the right outfit and his cute, effeminate looks, he is often able to convince people that he is someone else - or even something else. Unfortunately, although his best friend and object of affection, Takatsuki, accepts him as he is, she does not return Shuichi’s feelings. Moreover, school is an unforgiving place and Shuichi walks a fine line between liberating his true self and being labelled a freak by all his peers...

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RedCrossRobbery RedCrossRobbery says...

Both are oddball comedies featuring a slice-of-lifey look on a hetero crossdressers relationship and daily life.

spleeneater spleeneater says...

to be honest i dont know, but hourou musuko and kuragehime were 2 of my favorite shows, and though the plot, and the situations they face are both completely diffrent, they are both shows about cross dressers you dont want to end.

Kaichin Kaichin says...

Although Hourou Musuko is about transgendered characters and Kuragehime about a crossdresser, both are enjoyable and share a somewhat similar story.

My Love Story!!

My Love Story!!

Takeo Gouda is a giant guy with a giant heart. Too bad the girls don't want him (they want his good-looking best friend, Sunakawa)! Used to being on the sidelines, Takeo simply stands tall and accepts his fate. But one day when he saves a girl named Yamato from a harasser on the train, his (love!) life suddenly takes an incredible turn!

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Funkgun Funkgun says...

Being awkward can sometimes leave you OUT of the dating scene. Sometimes romance comes in the way of two individuals that do not match up on paper.

Both of these titles deal with one character who is out of their element when it comes to the opposite sex. In the case of Pricess Jellyfish it is the main female protagonist, and in My Love Story!!, it is the male.

Both titles are quirky and fun. if you have already seen one, you might want to check out the other. 

PikachuYellow PikachuYellow says...

Both are romance anime with sweet adorable main characters. My Love Story revolves around a very tall guy with a kind heart who isn't so lucky in love but then finds himself paired up with a cute girl very similar to him personality-wise. Princess Jellyfish, on the other hand, is the reverse of My Love Story in that this time around it's an adorable female protagonist that is unlucky in love but then is admired by a handsome guy. They differ on certain levels but are both cute and funny. Each focus on uncommon pairings and are worth the watch if you want a romance different from the rest.

QueenPrisme QueenPrisme says...

both just give you that happy satisfied feeling after you watch an anime and both end way sooner than you want them too

Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover

Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.

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Korwin Korwin says...

What would an anime look like if the characters weren't the usual run-of-the-mill teenagers you usually get to see in anime? The answer lies in these shows which also share the josei tag that makes them more watchable for the mature audience, still the humor is very good and can be easily accepted for all viewer groups in my opinion. Did I mention both have apartment buildings with unique tenants?

krukky krukky says...

i agree with the person above. and moreover, both kuragehime and honey & clover are great shows, which really do deserve your attention if you're into fine humour, full-blooded and developing characters and interesting real-life stories.

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.

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dementeddannie dementeddannie says...

Both Fruits basket and Kuragehime are very upbeat, hilarious, and have a great cast of different characters which many you fall in love with. Both animes have unsure heroines and a great line of supporting characters

morgatronthecat morgatronthecat says...

fruits basker and kuragehime both share a common aspect of why i love them: the main character is a good person, who ultamately thinks lowly of her self. i can identify with this very well. there's a good mix of comady in both, with their dramatic moments. and, sadly, they both feel like they end way too short. kuragehime leaves you wanting more because they set up more than one problem and only solved the main one that is set up in the begunning. 

Maria Holic

Maria Holic

Kanako Miyamae hates boys so much that she breaks out into hives after any physical contact with them. So when she is able to transfer to the Ame no Kisaki Girl’s school, Kanako is overjoyed that she can now search for her fated yuri partner. When she arrives, Kanako meets Shidou Mariya, a beautiful young girl who is exactly her type... except that Mariya is really a sarcastic and sadistic young boy who is masquerading as a girl! With no intention of being expelled from school, Mariya threatens Kanako into keeping his secret, and decides to guard her twenty-four hours a day to ensure that she does. Now Kanako must share a room with Mariya who is gleefully making her life a misery while using his ‘feminine’ charms to stop her protesting. Throw into the mix Ryuuken, the most popular girl in school who has vowed to protect her; and Kiri - who claims they are dating to prevent her from being bullied - and it seems as if Kanako’s dream of all-girl school life will be nothing like she imagined!

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TheMomoUzumaki TheMomoUzumaki says...

Well, kuragehime has a boy cross-dressing and so does maria holic.. they are both funny in every episode and i think both endings were not enough they ended to soon D:

Riyo Riyo says...

in both anime there is a unallowed boy between a lot of likeable girls. one difference is that in kuragehime the boy isn't liked by everyone, but still, both anime provide a lot of slapstick elements due to the crossdressing. so cute crossdressed boys with a nice taste of fashion are found in both.