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15 Anime That Will Remind You Of Ouran Koukou Host Club (Ouran High School Host Club)

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Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

About Ouran Koukou Host Club (Ouran High School Host Club)

Haruhi Fujioka is a rare breed at Ouran Academy as she is the only poor student at the academy and is accepted as a scholarship student. Ouran is known to be a hub of rich kids who know nothing about poor people and their world. In her quest to find a quiet room to study, Haruhi ends up meeting with Ouran Host Club, a club of six boys who entertain girls in the academy.

Scared by their mischievous endeavor, Haruhi tries to escape, but in the process, she ends up breaking an expensive vase worth 8 million yen. As a result, she is forced to become an errand boy to pay her debt. But with her popularity among girls, she is soon promoted as a male host. Not too late, when the club members realize that Haruhi is a girl and not a boy. However, her identity is concealed so she could work with the club and pay her enormous debt.

Ouran Koukou Host Club (Ouran High School Host Club) is a flawless comedy anime. Full of eccentric characters, you might end up watching it a thousand times before planning to watch something else. In case, you are looking for options, then these following ones will certainly suit your taste.

15 Anime Like Ouran Koukou Host Club (Ouran High School Host Club)

1. Special A

2. Fruits Basket

3. Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (The Seven Metamorphoses of Yamato Nadeshiko)

4. Kaichou wa Maid-sama! (The Class President Is a Maid!)

5. Aoharu x Kikanjuu (Aoharu x Machine Gun)

6. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun)

7. Lovely Complex

8. Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%

9. Skip Beat!

10. School Rumble

11. Kuragehime (Princess Jellyfish)

12. Hetalia Axis Powers

13. Watashi ga Motete Dousunda (Kiss Him, Not Me!)

14. Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo

15. Princess Princess

Special A

Special A

1. Special A

Hikari Hanazono has always been an exceptionally talented girl who can do everything that normal people can’t. As she grew, she became confident that no one can beat her until she confronted Kei Takishima. Assuming her win, she challenged him to a match. However, her assumption soon turns fatal as she loses to him not just once, but every time, she asked for a rematch.

Determined to defeat him someday, she joins the same Hakusenkan academy where Kei studies too. Hakusenkan is prestigious known for admitting wealthy kids. Within no time, they together hold the top two rankings in the school and are listed among the seven best students in a class called Special A.

While Hikari sees Kei as her competitor, Kei harbors intense feelings for Hikari. With love merely a side story, the anime explores their fierce competition and a budding friendship.

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

2. Fruits Basket

After her mother died in an accident, 16-year-old high school student Tohru begins living in a tent as her grandfather's home is also under renovation. Living completely by herself, she is determined to overcome every difficulty and earn a living for herself. One faithful night, while returning from work, her living condition becomes known to her classmate Yuri Sohma and his cousin Shigure Sohma.

Yuri is the most popular boy in her school and Shigure is an author. They suggest Tohru can live with them until her grandfather's home is fully renovated. Initially rejecting the offer, she eventually accepts their gesture when her tent is smashed by a landslide.

Just on her first day in Sohma’s house, Tohru discovers that Sohma is a cursed family, whose members transform into animals when hugged by the opposite gender. Though she promises to never reveal their secrets, she becomes a subject of hatred for the head of the family, who would do anything to torment her.

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (The Seven Metamorphoses of Yamato Nadeshiko)

Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (The Seven Metamorphoses of Yamato Nadeshiko)

3. Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge (The Seven Metamorphoses of Yamato Nadeshiko)

Depressed with her looks and in an embrace with morbid and occult-related stuff, Sunako Nakahara lives an unsocial life after her crush rejected her because of her appearance. She is made to live in her aunt’s mansion, where she is supposed to share the home with four exceedingly handsome boys of her age. Moreover, her aunt has offered the boys to live rent-free if they can turn Sunako into a perfect lady before she returns from her world trip.

As her home life begins with Kyohei Takano, the abrasive one, Ranmaru Morii, the ladies’ man, Takenaga Oda, the calm one, and Yukinojo Toyama, the friendly one. She finds them delightful rather than obnoxious as she begins interacting with them. Moreover, she also begins to realize that she isn’t that ugly as she thought.

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! (The Class President Is a Maid!)

Kaichou wa Maid-sama! (The Class President Is a Maid!)

4. Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! (The Class President Is a Maid!)

Seika High School has just transitioned from an all-boys school to a co-ed one. Nicknamed as “Demon President”, Misaki Ayuzawa is known for her strict disciplinary style and is the first female president of the school. She wouldn’t hesitate to use her Aikido techniques to bring misbehaving boys into line and defend the girls.

Behind her demonic demeanor, she hides an embarrassing secret. She is a part-time maid at a cafe so she can pay to help her poor family pay the bills. Till now, she has managed to hide her part-time job secret from her fellow classmates and has a flawless image. But when Takumi Usui, the most popular boy in her school, walks into the cafe, how would he take advantage of this embarrassing secret? He can spoil her reputation, twist her around his finger, or what else?

Aoharu x Kikanjuu (Aoharu x Machine Gun)

Aoharu x Kikanjuu (Aoharu x Machine Gun)

5. Aoharu x Kikanjuu (Aoharu x Machine Gun)

Hotaru Tachibana lives and breathes justice. She can’t tolerate people who indulge in malicious acts. Though she is a girl, she disguises herself as a boy. After learning that her best friend was tricked by the host of a local club, she is determined to punish her. Immediately after arriving at the club, she is challenged to a “survival game” by Masamune Matsuoka, the club host, in which the first person to be hit by the toy gun bullet will be the loser.

After a disastrous fight, Hotaru loses and Masamune forces Hotaru “the boy” to join the team named Toy Gun Gun so she can pay the cost of damages done within the club. Initially unhappy with the turn of events, she begins enjoying the club activities and aims to fully pay her debt. Later, she decides to help the team win the Top Combat Game, but the problem is she is absolutely terrible at the game. Most importantly, the game is only for boys, no female members allowed.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun)

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun)

6. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun (Monthly Girls' Nozaki-Kun)

Chiyo Sakura has intense feelings for her fellow classmate, Umetarou Nozaki. Unable to resist anymore, she finally confesses her feelings. However, instead of reciprocating his thoughts, Nozaki mistakes her for a fan and hand over her an unfamiliar autograph. It’s revealed that Nozaki is none other than the famous Shoujo Manga artist, who publish under Sakiko Yumeno as a pen name.

Due to a series of misunderstandings, Chiyo ends up becoming Nozaki’s assistants all for the sake of staying close to him. As their partnership progresses, Sakura befriends many new quirky characters. Among them, Mikoto Mikoshiba is a shameless fellow assistant and You Kashima is the prince of the school.

Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex

7. Lovely Complex

Koizumi Risa and Ootani Atsushi are high school students who are striving to find the love of their life. The problem is Koizumi, being 172 cm tall, is much taller than an average girl, and Ootani, being 156 cm, is much shorter than an average boy. To add more to their dismay, their crushes end up falling in love with each other, leaving both of them comically heartbroken and panicking.

Another interestingly sad thing is they are nicknamed as “Comedy Duo” by their teacher because of their stark height difference and personalities. Even their classmates think of them as absurdly perfect sketches.

Lovely Complex follows the story of this amazingly mismatched pair, who soon become close friends but the subject of love seems to be out of the question.

Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%

Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%

8. Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%

Haruka Nanami is a countryside girl, who aspires to be a composer and write songs for her favorite idol, Hayato Ichinose. Determined to make her dream a reality, she joins Saotome Academy, a prestigious academy for performing arts.

Merely on her first day, she learns everyone in the school including staff and even the headmaster are talented composers, poets, and singers. Besides that, her classmates are highly competitive future idols and composers making the competition extremely fierce among the students. The ones who prove to be among the best will be recruited by the Shining Agency after graduation.

Haruka may have to work harder than she imagined. As time goes by, she comes across a familiar man under the stark moonlight, who might completely change her ambitions.

Skip Beat!

Skip Beat!

9. Skip Beat!

Kyouko Mogami is a bright yet naive 16-year-old girl. She is working hard not for herself but for her crush and rising pop idol Shoutarou Fuwa. Exerting endlessly at burger shops and tea ceremonies, the kind Kyouko is oblivious to the fact that her tireless efforts are never well-respected by her crush and Shoutarou sees her merely as a free servant.

After realizing the truth, she is devastated and heartbroken. She vows to take revenge on the new star by entering into the entrainment world herself. As she begins her new life, she comes across many difficulties and meets people who want her to move out of her comfort zone.

Skip Beat! explores the life of Kyouko as a young naive girl. It shows how she grows internally and learns to take her future into her own hands and not work for the satisfaction of others.

School Rumble

School Rumble

10. School Rumble

Just three simple words “I love you” and the whole life drastically changes. This is the story of a high school romance. Tenma Tsukamoto is a second-year girl who is desperate to confess her feelings to her crush. On the other hand, Kenji Harima is a renowned delinquent who doesn’t know how to share his feelings with the one he loves.

Amid the commotion of friends, rivalries, school activities, and hobbies, these two will soon realize high school romance is not a cakewalk. While they decide to confess, a series of misunderstandings add more to their plight. Exploring the high-octane love saga, full of relatable circumstances, our two main characters try to win the hearts of their crushes.

Kuragehime (Princess Jellyfish)

Kuragehime (Princess Jellyfish)

11. Kuragehime (Princess Jellyfish)

Tsukimi Kurashita is obsessed with jellyfish since a very young age when her mother took her to an aquarium. She thinks a princess’s white dress is very similar to a jellyfish’s flowing tentacles. Now 19-year-old, she lives with five other otaku women and spends her days as a social outcast hoping to become an illustrator someday.

One day when she is trying to save a jellyfish at a local pet store, an unexpected beautiful woman lends her hand. After that, the stranger who is the complete opposite of Tsukimi and her roommates become a regular visit to their humble room. This trendy and confident hipster has some secrets of her own, beginning with the fact that she isn’t a girl but a rich male student named Kuranosuke Koibuchi.

Hetalia Axis Powers

Hetalia Axis Powers

12. Hetalia Axis Powers

In Hetalia Axis Powers, nations are not just names or lands, but people themselves. They have their own respective personalities and behaviors, which may alter historical events forever. The anime takes a hilarious approach to politics and historical events, educating the viewers alongside.

The story takes place during World War I and World War II and focuses on the Axis Powers. On several occasions, it also mentions the relationship between the Allied Forces. Some prominent characters are North Italy, who is carefree and loves pasta, Germany who is stern yet nervous, and Japan, who is stoic yet peculiar. Overall, the anime takes a fun perspective on the different nations, their relationships, and their respective history.

Watashi ga Motete Dousunda (Kiss Him, Not Me!)

Watashi ga Motete Dousunda (Kiss Him, Not Me!)

13. Watashi ga Motete Dousunda (Kiss Him, Not Me!)

Kae Serinuma is a second-year high school student. She is generous and a loyal otaku. However, no one is aware of the fact that she is highly obsessed with Boy’s Love (BL), she can’t stop thinking about her male classmates falling in love with each other and loves to imagine them. On the other hand, everyone is aware of the fact that she is extremely overweight.

One day while watching her favorite show, she witnesses the death of her beloved character. Completely depressed by the scene, she can’t manage to eat and even attend her school. After a week, she eventually recovers. However, with her days off something unusual happens with her. She has ended up losing a huge amount of weight such that she is strikingly gorgeous now.

With her modified version, she becomes the center of attention for everyone especially for four boys whom she already knows. Each of them wishes to spend time with her, but all she wants is to watch them falling in love with each other. So, how will she handle these boys and her BL-obsession?

Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo

Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo

14. Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo

Seiso Academy is an elite high school. Students are divided into two categories: General Studies, who wear grey uniforms, and Music Studies, who wear white uniforms. Kahoko Hino, a General Studies student, is rushing her way to the class when she encounters a fairy named Lili. The little fairy is looking for someone who can see her and later flies away after meeting Kahoko. Puzzled by the encounter, she continues on her way.

Afterward the same day, the participants of a music competition are declared. Undoubtedly, all of them are from Music Studies and only Kahoko is selected from General Studies.

Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo follows the story of Kahoko and how the small fairy Lili helps her stand against the competitors.

Princess Princess

Princess Princess

15. Princess Princess

Because of his attractive personality, Tooru Kouno gathers immense attention on his very first day at a boys-only school. Having no girls is already bad enough, but with boys staring at him every time adds more to his frustration. However, he did hope to see girls around as he ran into one, while on campus the same day.

On reaching the dorm with his classmate, Yuujirou Shihoudani, he meets Mikoto Yutaka, who looks quite similar to the girl he met before. To his disgust, he learns Mikoto is the girl he saw early. Later Yuujirou reveals he along with Mikoto dresses as “Princess”, which is a school tradition to boost students’ morale. They ask Tooru to become the third Princess because of his looks. Thus, the comical story of three boys-cum-princess begins.

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