Namaikizakari

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Maid-sama!

Maid-sama!

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...

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titeprincesse titeprincesse says...

The female main characters are both tsundere, the action take place in a school environement. I find the relationship between the 2 main characters very similar!Hope you enjoy both of these manga!

Eunicorn Eunicorn says...

Both female main characters are tsunderes and the male main characters both are very likeable towards girls in their school and both are very talented in some way. Also, the female main characters are very strict towards boys but they have a soft side and they showed that side to the male main characters. Both main characters met the other in an unexpected way, and both male main characters liked the girls first. Of course, the tsundere girls deny their feeling towards their partners but in the end, their feelings were shown and a new relationship was born.

AlexaSN AlexaSN says...

Generally the main couple in both have similar characters. The FL is very stuborn, stric and denies her feelings for the ML for as long as possible, even though with time they become obvious. The ML on the other hand is very confident, laid back and agressive in pursuing the FL, by constantly being straight forward about his affections toward her.

nochefairy nochefairy says...

Same strong willed tsundere female lead and boy falls before girl. I Think should be the first recommendation after S-A. It also has the comedic antidotes here and there.

mirrormimi mirrormimi says...

To everybody that recommended Namaikizakari for Maid Sama readers... I love you (because I love it)... and I hate you all (my productivity went down big time).

If you are a big fan of Maid Sama READ THIS NOW. I'm currently at chapter 24.

Similarities:

- Both female leads are responsible, serious hard workers that inspire you to be better. Both lose their cool with the male leads in funny/cute ways. Both are massive tsunderes. Both are very, VERY relatable, specially Namaikizakari's regarding insecurity issues.

- Both male leads are stoic, laid-back, smart, athletic bishonens. Both are EXTREMELY straighforward in their flirting.

- Both stories are slow-burn romances in high school.

- Both leads are similar physically (Naruse has brown hair, but the mangaka doesn't fill it out in black and white pages, so he looks blonde too)

Differences:

- While Usui appears to be a stoic character, he's actually really expressive, specially in comparison to Naruse (the few times he changes his facial expression you want to hang up the page in a wall because it's so rare).

- Naruse goes through more character development than Usui, because he starts as a more "flawed" person than the latter. I actually wish we got something like that in Maid Sama because (SPOILERS) Naruse feels like a subversion of characters like Usui (at least around chapter 18 irc). By characters like Usui I mean really talented laid-back guys who don't really need to make an effort to succeed. Naruse starts like "meeeh, I don't really care" but slowly changes into someone motivated, and I LOVE IT. Usui battles his own demons, but they don't have much to do with motivation.

- Maid Sama has more colourful background characters, and the subplots are more interesting: there's school events, Maid Cafe events, lots of trips out of school, tension because of Misaki's secret, family dramas, etc. Namakizakari so far (ch24) only has basketball training as the subplot, and although the important matches feel really tense and important, a little more variety would be cool.

So far I LOVE IT ♥♥!!

Mizutama Honey Boy

Mizutama Honey Boy

Mei Sengoku is an independent girl and captain of her high school kendo club who enjoys helping others in need. This has earned her a lot of admirers among the girls at her school, as well as a guy named Shirou Fuji well-known at school for his girly way of speaking and gestures. When Shirou asks Mei to go out with him, she simply rejects him, but he comes back the next day and tells her he's not going to give up on her so easily.

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closetanimefan closetanimefan says...

It's been a little while since I've read Nanaikizakari, so please bare with me if this recommendation sounds a little off. Both manga star a very strong independant female character who has trouble admiting that they are falling for the persistant male lead. Both have a sport element to them, but that takes the back seat to the adorable romance unfurling. Both love stories are cute, funny, and tooth-numbingly sweet. 

Wawa92 Wawa92 says...

Both Mizutama Honey Boy and Namaikizakari feature female leads who are resistant to the male leads, both heavily focussed on their own personal advances and they both have supporting characters that are flamboyant and add to the story in a nice way.

Akaiito

Akaiito

Numerous ‘red threads’ intertwine. Brewing of multiple romances. This is the willfully unrestrained, youth idol drama of 7 guys and girls.

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mrinal mrinal says...

In both mangas female protagonist are club managers.In Namaikizakari its basketball while in Akaiito its kendo.On the oher side, the male protagonists are member and key player of the respective clubs. Despite simmilarities both have their own stories worth to read.If you read one of these, the anoher one wont dissapoint you.

DomiChannn DomiChannn says...

FUCKING CUTE♥♥♥ LOVE IT

Last Game

Last Game

He's rich, he's smart, girls gather around him all the time, and he has always gotten first place on his exams... well, until Kujou transferred in his primary school class. She was quiet, plain, and poor, yet not once has she failed at beating Yanagi, both in academics and sports! Yanagi has made it his life goal to defeat this girl Kujou. Over the past ten years, Yanagi has followed her from elementary to middle school, from middle school to high school and even from high school to college to defeat her. Only when he decides to change the rules might he finally win! This is the story of their last game.

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Raadiya01 Raadiya01 says...

Yanagi Naoto, a rich, intelligent and handsome boy attend a primary school. Every time girls gather around him and he is always first in his class...well until Kujo Mikoto is transferred to his class. She is always plain, quiet and she lives in poverty yet she has not failed in beating Yanagi in academics or sports. Yet he made his goal to defeat this girl  Kujou and after ten years, when they enter highschool their last game start.

My Little Monster

My Little Monster

Mizutani is a self-absorbed overachiever, concerned only with maintaining the highest grades in school. Haru is an impulsive short tempered brute, who scares everyone with his explosive bursts of violence. Haru gets suspended on the first day of school when he encounters some bullies harassing a student and dispatches the bullies with great bloody violence. Mizutani is tasked with delivering school materials to Haru who interprets this as an act of friendship and latches on to Mizutani, much to her dismay. And so begins a strange and potentially combustible relationship!

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phoenixaurora phoenixaurora says...

A lazy but talented guy falls in love with a determined, practical girl who rejects him at first.  His adorably inane antics both annoy her and endear her to him.  She starts to like him back but it looks like a girl with glasses has also fallen for him.  And then the male lead's rival from his past starts liking our heroine because of their similar passion and seriousness.  Meanwhile, the relationship between our lazy but talented male lead and our heroine goes back and forth between annoyance and romantic glimmerings because she fears that actually going out with each other would conflict with her duties (to her studies in Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun and to her responsibilities to the basketball team in Namaikizakari).

Houkago Orange

Houkago Orange

The track & field team Sakurai Natsumi joined is an uncommon team, who instead of training, play basketball and soccer everyday. The captain of Tokiwa Middle School's track and field team is Yoku-sempai, a second year student, who despite his small height of just 151 cm, is good at every sport he plays. Even though it was Natsumi’s brother Ryo who made Yoku the captain, she criticizes Yoku-sempai for being a bad captain. But soon she understands why her brother made that decision just by seeing Yoku's high jump. His beautiful jump makes her fall in love with him on a day where the sport’s ground was colored in orange by the setting sun, a day she will never forget.

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AnimeGirl7 AnimeGirl7 says...

i tried to find this for the longest time and im really surprised it isnt in recommendation for namaikizakari

its a cute love story, and at first u agree with the girl buy both u and her start to slowly love the male protaganist 

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Waiting for Spring

Waiting for Spring

Mizuki is a shy girl who’s about to enter high school, and vows to open herself up to new friendships. Of course, the four stars of the boys’ basketball team weren’t exactly the friends she had in mind! Yet, when they drop by the café where she works, the five quickly hit it off. Soon she’s been accidentally thrust into the spotlight, targeted by jealous girls. And will she expand her mission to include … love?

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Zena Zena says...

Cue story about the main character being inexperienced in love and encountering a cool basketball guy. Revolved around love, sport, school and friends. 

Ro-Kyu-Bu!

Ro-Kyu-Bu!

Hasegawa Subaru, who threw all of his youth into basketball, falls to the very bottom of despair when the basketball club is shutdown. Then one day, by chance, he finds himself teaching basketball to girls in 6th grade. What is Subaru to these girls full of some peculiarity or another..!? A refreshing sports comedy digital book with both laughter and tears!

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Haikyuu-bu!!

Haikyuu-bu!!

A "high-tension club activities comedy" series that focuses on rival schools.

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Boys'n Girl

Boys'n Girl

Aria Hoshina transfers to the prestigious school, Saiko Garden, to be with her father, who told her he supervises a girl's dorm. When she arrives there she finds the 222 BOYS that live there to be troublesome.

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