Synonyms: Kaicho wa Maidsama, Kaichou wa Meido Sama, Class President is a Maid!
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 2, 2010 to Sep 24, 2010
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.311 (scored by 169733 users)
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SynopsisBeing the first female student council president isn't easy, especially when your school just transitioned from an all boys high school to a co-ed one. Aptly nicknamed "Demon President" by the boys for her strict disciplinary style, Misaki Ayuzawa is not afraid to use her mastery of Aikido techniques to cast judgment onto the hordes of misbehaving boys and defend the girls at Seika High School.
Yet even the perfect Ayuzawa has an embarrassing secret—she works part-time as a maid at a maid café to help her struggling family pay the bills. She has managed to keep her job hidden from her fellow students and maintained her flawless image as a stellar student until one day, Takumi Usui, the most popular boy in school, walks into the maid café. He could destroy her reputation with her secret... or he could twist the student council president around his little finger and use her secret as an opportunity to get closer to her.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"My Secret" by Saaya Mizuno (水野佐彩)
Ending Theme#1: "Yokan (予感)" by heidi. (eps 1-15)
#2: "∞ Loop (∞ループ)" by heidi. (eps 16-26)
When news of this year's new shows began surfacing, Kaichou wa Maid-sama was near the top of the ones I was looking forward to most. I had read a little of the manga and always found it to be funny. Last year had featured a pretty good run of romance anime and this looked poised to continue that run. Despite the series' fabulous artwork and a lot of great comedy, it is unfortunately a bit of a disappointment.
The premise behind Maid-sama has an initially interesting hook. Misaki Ayuzawa is the newly elected student council president at a mostly male high school. She is strict and violent in protection of the female students and in making it a place friendlier to girls. But she has a secret that could ruin her image as the tough and unyielding class president, she works part time in a Maid Cafe to help her family with the bills. Of course this means that the ultimate alpha male at the school, Usui Takumi, will find out about her secret. Blackmail, as only shoujo can do ensues... or does it?
Thankfully the answer is no but what does follow, at least initially is a pretty fun and entertaining back and forth repartee between Misaki and Usui. Misaki is revealed to not be quite the man hating tyrant she is in school and Usui is not the cold, unfeeling ladies man either. The romantic chemistry between the two characters is quite good and builds very quickly early on. But the typical problems that plague shoujo romances soon follow. Relationship development slows to a crawl and nothing of significance happens after the first third of the series until its end. Despite this the series does end with a bang and has a very touching and satisfying conclusion which is probably the only thing that saved it from a lower overall score.
Maid-sama at its best is extremely funny and enjoyable to watch. The series' comedy is really quite good most of the time. But no amount of jokes can hide the fact that it doesn’t have any kind of story what so ever. Misaki's job at Maid Latte is mostly just a gimmick, and besides for a handful of episodes it’s totally unimportant to the plot. Basically what we get is a series of loosely connected stories with the same underlying theme. Even though they are mostly funny it gets tiring when you realize that nothing significant is ever happening. When things do finally start to get interesting between our couple, not unexpectedly a rival appears. Though he is so poorly conceived and much too late to the party to have any real significance. It was almost like someone in the production staff realized with five episodes to go that they nearly made an entire anime without a love triangle. Though despite all of this the biggest flaw is the sheer weight of supporting characters and their overall detraction to the screen time and back-story of the lead characters.
Misaki makes for a good heroine. She is quite funny walking the line between her dictator president and her submissive maid persona's. However she is a bit of your stereotypical tsundere, but it's easy to root for her. Shockingly we really don't find out all that much about her with the exception of some flashbacks of when she was a little girl (which in actuality weren't even about her). Other than learning her father had walked out on her mother and sister, leaving enormous debts and apparently they are also really poor. An aside to Misaki's family poverty though. I thought the way they portrayed her family was kind of offensive. The inside of the house is crumbling and dirty. Walls have paint peeling off them, the floor has holes in it, and their are spider webs and other cliches. Yes we get it, they're poor. Like poor people can’t keep a clean house? Besides this is completely out of character for someone as meticulous as Misaki. When you consider how fanatical she is at school about keeping things clean and orderly the very idea that she wouldn't do the same at home is totally implausible.
Usui on the other hand initially comes off as the kind of love interest I hate. Aloof, privileged, and apparently great at everything he tries he is precisely the kind of ideal man that makes shoujo romances so unbelievable. However it is pretty quickly apparent he isn't your typical leading man. You can tell he is immediately smitten with Misaki from the start and he uses this droll personality of his to push her buttons and amuse himself while at the same time bring her closer to him. I ended up liking him quite a bit. Like Misaki, his past remains as much of a mystery at the end as it was at the beginning. Especially frustrating considering the amount of time that was given to Misaki's childhood friend Shintani who basically only appeared in 4 episodes.
The supporting cast really brings down this series though. As much as I enjoyed the leads, I found the rest of the cast to be uninspired and lacking substance. The main reason for this is that there are just way too many of them. Maid-sama features nearly 30 supporting characters and they take way too much from the ones that are actually important. Even if many of them are likable and funny, they have absolutely zero depth and at best one facet to their personalities. Stories with lots of characters rarely work that well especially when the majority serve no purpose and overlap one another. Too many of them are basically identical to each other and were unnecessary. For example I know having a cross dresser is a shoujo staple but having more than one in the same anime is overkill, regardless of whether or not they both did it willingly.
The anime is well acted and I enjoyed the performances for the lead actors in particular. Though neither of them are rookies by any means, they aren’t the typical names we are used to seeing at the top of a cast either. So I enjoyed hearing some fresh voices for a change. The music is solid but unspectacular. Saya Mizuno's "My Secret" is an appropriate if kind of generic shoujo OP. Both ED songs by heidi are pretty good though and I liked them a lot more.
Artistically Maid-sama is strong. I did enjoy the character designs and the frequent use of deformed and chibi characters to complement the series comedy. The art really brings out the emotions of Misaki and Usui and is able to speak volumes about their feelings for one another even with nothing is being said. The quality of this non audible communication is one of the best I have seen in an anime.
Even though I was ultimately disappointed with this anime, it was not a complete waste of time to watch. If you enjoy Rom-Com anime then you will most likely not be sorry for watching this. The comedy is great; the romance is hit or miss.
I thoroughly enjoyed Maid Sama! for a number of reasons.
While it may not appear like the most original series, Maid Sama does diverge from the conventional tsundere-falls-in-love-with-popular-dude plotline. The protagonist Misaki is the strong and very feminist (quite often man-hating) President of her school council. Maid Sama doesn't stick with the cliche of either the ultra cool bishounen or super strong bishoujo be the best. Usui and Misaki are quite evenly matched; contrary to what some reviews state, Misaki often does NOT always need Usui to come rescue her. She is depicted as capable, feisty and caring. Misaki's a great character, the kind of girlfriend you'd want to hang out with and rely on. She makes the series compulsively watchable because she's a character you can actually admire, relate to and empathise with. If anyone is looking for a strong and likeable female protagonist, I would definitely recommend the series to them.
Maid Sama also provides pretty good humour. A lot of this comes from the gender-relation jokes, such as in how Misaki takes control of the boy-dominated school known for being vulgar and smelly. I also really enjoyed how Usui's character sort of undercuts the bishounen stereotype - although Usui's a bishounen, he's also incredibly bizarre, and is capable of saying or doing the oddest things with the calmest expression. He's kind of a semi-parody of the bishounen type, which I find really entertaining.
Maid Sama also does focus to some extent on the other characters (can't reveal exactly how without spoilers, but you're in for some surprises). Despite the somewhat deviant nature of these characters, Maid Sama casts them in a tender, affectionate light, ultimately creating some feel-good moments without downplaying how hilariously odd they are.
The anime does also have some touching moments, without being nauseatingly over the top. What I really love about this anime is its ability to convey emotions through subtext, or what is not actually explicitly said, but is instead shown. The viewer is left to infer why Usui behaves the way he does, for example, and to infer why Misaki is so ignorant of his affections (or is she?). Granted, it's in no way rocket science, this is shoujo after all, but I like that the anime builds up some tension and mystery this way, and it really engages the audience's emotions. Each episode also has plenty of events to keep you entertained.
The last thing that I love about the anime is its music. There's a piano theme in particular that I find quite moving. The composers also go to the effort of using different kinds of music, e.g. a rock theme for Usui's appearance in Ep 9. I think the music is original, appropriate and beautiful in its own right. It definitely sets the tone for the anime. The sound effects are also quite spot on.
If there was anything I would criticise about Maid Sama, it's probably that sometimes it does miss the target. A few episodes here and there seem to kind of lose their momentum, especially when focusing on side characters - it doesn't quite get their motivation right, and loses steam in its characterisation then. Some good side characters are also obviously just plot devices, and lack further depth or characterisation as a result. You end up thinking, it could have been so much more! It's a good anime, but ultimately it doesn't have that much depth because it focuses heavily on comedy. That's not a bad thing and I appreciate its focus on comedy, but if you're looking for a meaningful explanation of Misaki's man-hating psyche, you're not going to get that here. I actually like that about the anime though, it doesn't try too hard to be what it isn't, so on the whole, it remains quite spot on.
On the whole, I really enjoyed Maid Sama and I found more than enough in it to keep me thoroughly entertained, and enough to re-watch it a few times. I will definitely follow the series to the end and I really recommend that you guys check it out too, especially if you're looking for a less sexist shoujo anime and some great protagonists. Have fun! read more
9/13/2010: I submitted this review when I had seen 10 episodes (11 had been aired). This show is now (9/25/2010) finished. Despite enjoying the show I was not able to see it as any more than completely average, and after seeing the many reviews praising this show for being much more than that I wanted to step in and show something else. My idea was that after every episode I would update this review with the new episode count if I felt the episode hadn't done anything new, expanded on the story or characters, etc. Unsurprisingly, I was updating after almost every episode. The few times I didn't update immediately I'd end up updating after the next. In the end, my overall score does not change, but I have made some edits and additions to the review.
Also note that I have not read the manga, so this review is entirely on the anime as a standalone project.
This anime can really be summed up with a single word: Average. There is nothing special about this anime, but it's not what I'd call bad either. It's just plain old middle-of-the-road stereotypical romcom shoujo. The funny thing is that I actually haven't seen a lot of shoujo romcoms, but everything about this show just screams "typical."
First, the story. If you can call it that. So far this show has just had a bunch of standalone episodes, with only a couple stories spanning the length of two episodes. This isn't a bad thing alone, but Kaichou wa Maid-sama! doesn't have anything to show for it. The basic idea behind every episode is:
1. Misaki does something boring, like work or student council president stuff.
2. She gets into some sort of trouble.
3. Takumi appears out of the blue to save the day like a knight in shining armor.
I'll be honest; I don't really remember every episode. But that's probably because they're all the same and thus they are all fairly forgettable.
Art and animation is okay. Just okay. Not great, not bad, just stained in the same mediocrity that the rest of the show exudes. Backgrounds aren't usually very detailed, the character designs don't really stand out, and there are often periods where the characters are reduced to mere blobs, usually used for some sort of comedic effect but without actually being funny. Misaki and Takumi are both pretty hot, but that's par for the course for a typical shoujo romcom, so no points awarded there.
Sound is actually pretty nice. The OP and ED are both fun (though I dislike the second ED), though neither are exactly amazing either, and some might find them completely forgettable. Most of the BGM is suitable to the situation, and the recurring victory theme is pretty catchy but has ultimately become overused in the show. I don't know much Japanese so I can't say much about the voice acting other than that I didn't notice any problems. Nothing seems wrong, but nothing about it comes off as spectacular. Yuu Kobayashi and Aki Toyosaki are in it, though, so that at least helps my enjoyment.
Character! Haha, I'm going to have fun with this one. The three main categories are: Misaki, Takumi, and everyone else. I'll get the two quick ones out of the way first:
Misaki: Tsundere. That's it. If you wanted to know something else about her you're out of luck, because that one word sums up her every thought and action.
Everyone else: Decoration mostly. A few of the one shot characters got a bit of development, but then we either never see them again or they show up as cameos. I don't even remember any of their names because of how forgettable they are.
Jesus...Oh wait, I meant Takumi: To picture Takumi Usui accurately, first think of Superman, Chuck Norris, and Jack Bauer. Now put them all together and you get Takumi Usui (he hasn't flown yet but I wouldn't be at all surprised if he suddenly revealed that power). He's perfect. No, perfect is an understatement. There aren't words to describe this guy. If he has any flaw, it's that he has no flaws, as little sense as that makes. He's smart, hot, athletic, clever, you name it. He's the only one that can beat Misaki in a SERIOUS card game (in this show, card games are serious business). He's always there to save his girl, and he even calls himself her stalker (is being creepy considered a flaw?). He'd be gay if he wasn't interested in our cute little protagonist (I actually thought he was gay when he was first introduced. Not even jokingly, I thought he was literally supposed to be gay), though I get the feeling he might actually be gay and is just trolling Misaki (there's more evidence of this as you watch the show). If the show had ended like that my score would have gone up by at least two points. Or if we'd gotten a School Days ending. That would have been pretty sweet.
The real problem with our characters as a whole is that there is no development (aside from the aforementioned occasional side character), nor any signs of developing. Misaki stays as tsundere as always (more "tsun" than "dere" of course), Takumi keeps the perfection act at 100%, and everyone else is shoved to the side. That isn't moving slow, people, that's bad writing. Takumi could be an alien for all we know. That's how little we know about him. Hell, it's possible he doesn't actually exist and he and everyone else's interactions with him are just a figment of Misaki's imagination a la A Beautiful Mind. I would not be surprised. All Misaki has going for her is that her family is poor and she works hard to pay the rent. That's it.
The above mostly holds true for the entire series, though there is a slight exception. This might be considered spoilers if you're paranoid, though I'll do my best to keep it out of that ballpark.
Hinata, Misaki's childhood friend, appears sometime in the later episodes. He gets development and actually sticks around. His presence also gives Misaki a bit of character development. Saying exactly what happens definitely would be spoilers so I won't do that, but it is, at the very least, worth noting.
So, after all has been said and done, why am I enjoying this (Yes, a 6 means my feelings of enjoyment for this show are positive, for all you four-point scalers out there)? Because at the end of the day, Kaichou wa Maid-sama! is actually pretty fun. Most of the jokes fall flat, but it's fun to laugh at Takumi's perfectness and predict what he'll do next (because it's glaringly obvious when he's about to show up). In other words, this show ended up being funny in ways it didn't mean to. My enjoyment would have been higher if not for the *extremely* clichéd parts and even a few sexist (for both sides) parts.
If you're sitting at episode 6-10 and wondering "Does it get better?" I will tell you right now: it doesn't. It stays the same. That may be a good or a bad thing for you depending on how you feel up to that point.
Should you watch this? Do you like generic Shoujo romcoms? Your answer should be the same for both those questions. If you like the genre you ought to like this. If you don't, this won't get you interested. read more
Oh dear... Where to start with this... Well for one thing, Kaichou wa Maid-sama has frequently regarded as the star successor to the previous romance anime, Kimi ni Todoke. And I have one thing to say: Kaichou wa Maid-sama doesn't stand a chance against the far superior Kimi ni Todoke. Much of Kaichou's fanbase is probably attributed to how one person or another said it was similar to Kimi ni Todoke and continued to increase its popularity, but I would strongly disagree. Kimi ni is way better than Kaichou. Kaichou is the most stereotypical and cliched anime I have ever seen. This review will be bashed, I know it, but now let's see why it's so horrid in my opinion.
So would anyone care to tell me what the story of Kaichou is? What happened to the antagonist? Did he just up and leave? Kaichou's plot is filled with too many loopholes and missing slices to be a good story. Aside from the disappearing antagonist, there are random, pointless, and cumbersome side stories for all the characters that don't matter. For argument's sake, let's say that it's more of a comedy/slice-of-life where the story is unrelated, where is the comedy? Did I laugh? No. I didn't find a single point where I could laugh, I couldn't even find any good screenshots. The plot is basically Aizawa realizing that she loves Usui and they end of together. Are there any objections to that plot? No? Well then why did it need to be stretched out over 26 episodes? This isn't a good romance like Toradora! where there are massive plot twists and needs it. Even Kimi ni Todoke had some good love triangle moments. Also, even if it did need a lot of time for development, the development of minor characters are unneeded in a romance or a slice-of-life. If it was a good romance story, than the focus on the 2 main characters is all that is needed.
You are calling this art? Most of the art is just facial close ups with sparkling backgrounds. There is no art in this. The animators were too lazy to draw in backgrounds most of the time and left it to facial close-ups. Sparkle here, sparkle there, geez, I could doodle better backgrounds than that. What else? Most of the time in crowded places, all the other people are just gray blobs. Even for the characters that did have artistic design. I could barely tell Usui apart from the other 9001 blonde hair guys in the anime. Just cloning the same character and putting on different clothes and accessories most certainly does not need any artistic talent. It's like dress-up except no one will play it.
Sound is probably the best thing there is in this anime. The OP was painfully annoying. I don't even remember the 1st ED probably because I hated the show, but the 2nd ED had a pretty good tune. Voices? Well I guess they were alright. Some voices hurt to listen to... BGM wasn't good or bad enough to grant me and opinion, since I barely paid attention to anything other than the annoying, overused BGM that happens at the end of every episode.
Oh my head. There are no good characters in this anime. I hate Usui with a passion that doesn't just destroy cities, but also burn all the inhabitants and open a fissure that swallows up the whole area. I hate all of his terribad clones also. Usui is such a -----. He is annoying and is obsessed, stalker with Aizawa. If I was her, I would have kicked him so hard in the nuts that they would tear off his body, and then I would call the cops for stalking. This is romance? More like stalking. Next: The 3 bakas are more or less, 3 bakas. They are useless, pointless, annoying characters that serve no purpose. The hypnotist and girly guy with him are also fillers for nothing. UxMix or whatever they are called are just more useless junk to dig into other minor and useless characters, like Aizawa’s friends. Why even bother with making a minor character romance here? And I don’t even remember what the other blonde antagonist did. They killed him off and left a gaping plot hole. Shall I go on? The other maids at the café…. What’s the point the same thing applies; filler. Aoi-chan? Only in your dreams. Although Aoi is probably the easiest character to put up with. And I haven’t said anything about Aizawa; . Tsundere? Please… SHE TAINTS THEM. She's truly a sorry and lame excuse of a Tsundere. Did I miss any characters? If I did then they are just too terrible to mention. Like Hinata for example... A random new character introduced late in the series.... Waste of effort and nothing really "Triangle" worthy even happens with him, his sole purpose existing to reveal Aizawa's pointless past.
I didn't enjoy it. Enjoyment is more of a factor of the watcher and not the anime, so there's not much to say. I found watching it a painful experience and usually just played Touhou or talked to people on the side. I just couldn't enjoy an anime with a terrible plot and horrid cast of characters. -1/10 if I could, because I didn't enjoy it, It was more like torture.
This overall score is a 2/10 with a +1 because I am just so happy that I finished this bad anime. I considered giving this anime lower because a 3 is "Poor" in the review box, and it's definitely not poor, (better defined as "Pathetic", A score of 1) but I decided to let it go. In the end, this review will just get bashed with unhelpful marks, but I would love to try to tear down the fake fanbases that attempt to compare this with the superior Kimi ni Todoke. To compare them... Let's say Kimi ni Todoke is my foot and Kaichou wa Maid-sama is the bug I just stepped on. Although Kimi ni Todoke deserved a much better status than my foot... Kaichou is bad and that's my solid opinion. Nothing you can do to change it.
Bottom Line: Don't watch it. It will take off 10 years of your life. Kaichou is just stereotypical, cliched, and just plain dumb. read more
I totally remember Special A when I watched this Anime series. Both a hilarious, competition of a guy and girl on top 1, both characters are good in martial arts. If you enjoyed watching Special A, you will definitely love Kaicho wa Maid-sama.
Kaichou wa Maid - Sama! is similar to Special A because of two main couples in each of these anime. In Kaichou wa Maid - Sama! There is Ayuzawa, Misaki and Usui, Takumi. Ayuzawa is very strongminded, and always tries to protect the girls in her school which was recently made co-ed. She tends to frighten the boys at her school with her quick temper, and masculine adrenaline. However, her character changes when she is discovered by a classmate Usui, that she works as a cute little maid in a cafe shop, where it mainly entertains male genders. Usui promises to keep her secret, but it comes as a price, and Ayuzawa hates him for this. However this hate/teasing relationship blossoms into love. In Special A it takes place at a school for children who are privileged. Hanazono, Hikari and Kei Takishima are the main couple. Hanazono is a girl who is in the school on scholarship. Her main ambition is to beat her rival Kei, who had beaten her in a competition when they were kids. Kei however is in love with Hanazono everyone knows this but Hanazono, who only feels that Kei is only teasing her rather than actually being in love with her. Hanazono is loud, headstrong, and comes off masculine at times. In the end Hanazono comes to realize her feelings for Kei. So the similarities between these two anime is about two couples who are oddly matched, but somehow ended up falling in love.
Personalities of Male/Female leads are VERY similar and the couple dynamic is similar too. Both set in a school environment. If you enjoyed Special A, you will most definitely like Kaichou wa Maid-sama too.
both are really similar, as many others have recommended. both are really funny and cute with a seemingly perfect male lead and a strong-willed, strong female lead....
The similarites for Special A is Hikari Hanazono is looks like Misaki ayuzawa form Kaicho Wa maid sama maybe their personality
Both have the same atmosphere. Guy is trying so hard to let the girl know that he loves her, yet she does not know her own feelings and is clouded by rivalry. Both are very Good Anime!
Both series are about a boy and girl who are on top off the class. This forms a bit of rivalry but also a close bond. In both the series the boy falls in love with the girl and tries to make her see that. If you're in for a romantic comedy, this is just your show!
Romatic comedies about girls with strong personalities, who "compete" with a bit eccentric, but handsome boys and later fall in love with them
Male protagonist who is always a step ahead of the heroine + romantic feelings
They have the same atmosphere. Where a strong, smart (yet ditzy when it comes to love), independent female with financial problems (tho they are NOT damsels in distress) and a smart, strong male who has a unique way of showing his love come together in everyday situations. Its a cute, comedy, high romance =]
Ps. the females are such good cooks lmao XD
#2 wants to beat #1... #1 falls in love with #2... #2 is clueless... they all lived happily ever after
Both Have love/rival theme between 2 main character
Similiar rivalry, romance, school drama setting.
Replace maids with elite student council.
both are a slice o life with school surroundings. both female characters look alike and have similar personalities of the 'never give up' kind that try to do things on their own. but are always protected/assisted/or challenged by the male character. both are great animes that are worth checking out. if you like one of them, your bound to like the other. (:
*Both have a very strong heroine GIRL ofcourse there are a lot of strong heroine girls but I find these particulary similar
* As mane girls, mane boys too are VERY similar, maybe Special A's one is more interested in love and is going towards it
* If you extremely enjoy any of these the other one will be just the right decision
* Both are heart warming and has a love story were ofourse girl is rejecting the guy because she has this wild and determined temper
VERY NICE! ;D
Girl tries to prove she's better than boy. Boy likes girl. Girl is oblivious to Boy's love to the point where you wonder if she's messed up in the head because it's so obvious.
it is very similar with kaichou wa maid sama.
both involve a poor girl(ayuzawa and hikari) who is very energetic and very strong. both work hard in thier studies and in school. both involve a boy (kei and usui) being somewhat indifferent and gradually falls in love ^^
the r both comedic and ramantic love story desuuu!! ^^
Both of them has the a girl who at first dosent like the guy and happens to be great at everything in both animes, but the guy obviously likes the girl but keeps it a secert, and the guy always surpasses the girl in both animes
Both the female are hardworkers and the male is also good at what he does and very cool.
They are both Romance Comedies with love-hate relationships with the two main characters. They are both really cute!
Both animes have strong, hard-working and independent females as the lead roles.
The lead male protagonists and their relationships are also very similar. They are both the coolest and most popular boys at their school, and they both stand out from the other guys. At first they are rivals, with the male protagonists being the only ones that can beat them at anything. And the lead females are also oblivious of their romantic feelings.
the story develops between the rich and the poor.
and the story line is most likely the same
In both anime the male and the female both have the same characteristics for example in both anime the male is "number one" and the female is "number two", they male beats her in everything, the male is always saving the female, and the female is somehow always good at fighting.., while i was watching Kaichou wa Maid sama i had a slight feeling of i watched it before untill i thought of Special A!
If you watched Special A! i highly recommend you watch Kaichou wa Maid sama, or the other way around. hope you enjoy!
( My first recommendation hope i did it right)
both anime have a girl trying to overcome her "rival" and many other similarities. if you liked one, you will probably like the other.
both set in school environment
Misa-chan & Hikari 2nd place, relying on a cool guy Usui-kun & Kei
Same stuff about a poor girl who's 2nd place in everything to some popular guy that she stubbornly doesn't realize loves her.
It's both comdy/romance. And the charcters are VERY similair. Hikari has a strong will and wants to be nr. 1 and Takshima is the perfect handsome boy who is good at everything and is in with Hikari. Same goes for kaichou wa maid-sama, Misaki and Usui......
Girl characters in both end up liking the the smartest guy but, don't want to admit it
These two anime are sooo similar, they are both set in schools, and the two main characters in both are over achievers, who are pretty much amazing at everything.
Kei and Usui are literally the same person.
They both have similar comedy, aka Misaki or Hikari oblivious to Usui or Kei's obvious love for them :)
These animes, not only have a similar atmosphere throughout but it has a similar conflict, boy likes girl, girl is too naive to notice but likes him back.
Kaichou wa maid sama = Special A
Usui Takumi = Takashima Kei (Both very very smart, & look alike)
Ayzuwa Miska = Hannazo Hikari (Both look alike, Very Stoudious/smart)
Same as Usui and Misaki, Misaki dosent realize she likes Usui, Miskaki does not realize she likes him and the love slowly grows throughout the episodes.
Both Very Funny with very pretty main characters (Misaki & Hikari) Both have CUTE (sexy) boys Usui & Kei
Basically when i first started Watching Kaichou wa maid sama, i found a recommendation on Shugo Chara i was like thinking should i or should i not watch it, i mean i was like it does look cute so i was think ok i will watch it. Then after 2 episodes i was like SPECIAL A it is just like it !!!! And before i watched this anime Special A was defiantly my favorite anime but now if i were to pick which one is best they would both be first and tied, because they are both very very simuilar but one has a little but more love and one with more comedy and such and such. This is why i recommend Special A
If you are a KAICHOU WA MAID-SAMA MANIAC THEN DEFIANTLY WATCH SPECIAL A
They are similar in a way of, it has the same story, nah!nah!nah! a story that tells about a poor girl who wants to defeat an opponent (which the same happens to be a boy) in a higher rank who ends up finding her self falling in love w/ him... and in the way that these two stories are similarly has a scene's which they will need a help of that particular man! and as expected the man will suddenly appear to the rescue! woah! get it?? and similarly, there comes when the anime was about to end that the family or any relative or someone close to the man will disagree to the woman, something like that :)
Its plot has alot of similartys. if you like one you will like the other.
Both of the main characters are girls who are very hard working and consider the other guy to be their rival. Meanwhile both guys like the girl while the girls fail to realize it. They're both really good and have the same type of comedy! I love them both!
the anime is very similar to each other, but i thought that kaichou wa maid sama was way better, mostly due to the fact that special a was i thought was a bit overpowered. both protagonist are popular good looking guys who are a rich, mysterious and also excel at everything they do. Both heroines have unbelievable strength, both try really hard at everything they do and they also try land help those in need which made the protagonist interested in them.
They are so similarrrrrrrrrrrrrrr you can just tell after watching each of them.They are no of events in maid sama that are a rip off of special A.Misaki & hikari both share a rivalry with usui & kei respectively although they will do anything to go ahead of them but they can't.Also they oth are dense of their feelings towards the main male character.
Simply put the main characters in both Special A and Kaichou wa maid-sama are 99.9% the same when i first watched kaichou wa maid sama all i could study was special A just watch them both u'll see what i mean
the main characters in both of them are similar...misa and hikari are both honest,hardworking,strong,pretty smart except when it come to love.....and of course they're specialist in making cannon onigiri ....as for kei and usui they're simply perfect,rich and ready to do anything for the girl they're in love with
They're kinda simillar by looks and also in attitude .. (misaki-hikari) (usui-kei) both teams and have the love and rival atmosphere ...
Strong female and perfect guy and watch their independent nature grow to rely on others
-Girl is always second place to guy
-Guy likes girl, girl doesn't notice
-Guy always annoys girl
The characters are bery similar to each other for example, Misaki and Hikari are very competitive and Usui and Kei are calm, rich, good at a lot of things and both show more interest in the girl they like
Both anime involves a bishounen, who is Mr. Top 1, falling in love with this Ms. Top 2, and this Ms. Top 2 doesn't realize that this Mr. Top 1 have feelings for her.
In Special A instead of a student counsil group they have a "top 7 students class/group" or the "Special A" class. In it only the top seven students of the school may get in. The protaganist in Special A, Hikari, wants to be number 1 to this class, as she is number 2 instead. She competes with her rival and childhood friend Takishima Kei in order to be number 1. Kei always teases and messes w/ Hikari like how Usui does to Misaki. Also Misaki seems to be very 'stubborn', as she does'nt feel the need to give up and she tries her best, much like Hikari in Special A. I saw many adds for this anime on this website and finally decided to give it a try. I bet that 97% of you out of 100 will tottaly and utterly enjoy this anime.
This is similar to special a, because the main female protagonist of both anime is hardworking, poor, and is somehow involved with an 'inhuman' (they're human though) guy. The anime design is pretty much about the same with different plots. Both main male protagonists are rich too. I also recommend the manga.
Both have female leads that are strong, smart, and independent. Both have a school setting, one is prestegious and the other is in need of female demand (according to main character). Also may I say amazing lead counterparts!You basically get the same vibe from each of them.
They are similar beacuse:
1. They are both romance anime
2. The main character doen't realize she's in love only after many many charpers
3.They have moments were you want to pee your pants laughing
4. They have both cute moments
5. Characters and atmosphere are similar
Both anime to watch and enjoy ;)
both have super strong overachieving female lead with one guy who is always better than them and in love with them
Well, both protagonists are strong and pretty dense when it comes to love. And their leading man are super hot. :)
In both anime the female lead are pretty much clueless about love and are portraited as strong independent women. In both anime the male leads are in love with the female lead but due to personal reasons cannot convey it to her (except for the fact that the women don't realize that their pretty much crazy about them).
With time in both anime they realize their love for them. Both anime have also the same comedy and drawing style.
This animes main character along with special a's main character are almost the same person except for the fact that they are part of different plot lines.... But it's almost scary how much these two animes are alike!
Strong willed heroine who is completely ignorant to/ignoring the romantic feeling she has for her classmate. Very good!
The boy is the 'almost' perfect always at the top of the list, the girl is always working hard to be #1. Finally, Romantically, Girls are 'tsundere-alike' characters and boys are always teasing their feelings.
Your first impression will be "A boring anime" but try to watch it, really fun.
both main couples have similar personalities
Both shows are funny, have a romance and daily activities in every day life. Both animes also striving to their best in anyway they can.
In KwMs, the trio are the funniest of them all. Usui is the awesome character just like Takishima, their character is almost perfect. Both male leads likes a girl who is stubborn and pretty amazing ( Hikari and Misaki ).
If you liked Special A, then you might also like Kaichou wa Maid-sama. I guess there's a plenty of users who have already mentioned it, but anyways, I will just say it once more :3
The similarities are that both anime is about the relationship between a hard working girl and a talented male protagonist. The boy comes from a rish family while the girl is poor. And the most similar part is that both girls from those two anime are tump-boyish. Their personalities are like boys. However, the boy in the other side, finds it very funny to tease the girl and they develop gradually a close relationship. In Kaichou wa maid sama however, the relationship moves faster than it does in Special A. You will find it more interesting and funny to watch.
Not to mention, both anime have similar art and style. (Especially the character design of the boys)
Although the main girl isn't as dense as in Special A, both anime have plenty in common, from the guy being over affectionate without even confessing his love, to the whole competition area. Even though they're sort of similar, the storyline's completely different so yeah, pretty good anime to watch :)
both have a main heroin that possesses a strong and cheerful character while hating the main guy at first. both story has a poor girl and rich guy.
Both Animes have similar leading male & female character. Also their relation, emotions,economical status are also same. Both end in the same manner
Two powerful protagonists, Ayuzawa Misaki, and Hanazono Hikari. They both have a lover, and yet they don't even notice! The problem is Misaki, and Hikari are trying to beat their lovers.
After watching the 1st episode, Kaichou wa Maid-sama reminded me of Special A, especially the main character Misaki. Misaki and Hikari both don't like to lose.
If you want to see the exact same series all over again, then watch Kaichuo wa Maid-sama. The similarities are uncanny.
First of all, the lead male and female look similar. Then, the female belongs to a poor family. The guy is considered to be the most handsome, intelligent and strongest guy in school. The girl is intelligent and hardworking but always comes second to him. Basically, both the leads are good at everything. Then, the girl is really dense.
Both has a male lead with blond hair who are totally perfect in all aspects, haha.
kei and usui give off the same kind of feel like they were ment to resemble one another personality and look wise the girl they both are in love with are both clueless and do not except them as anything other then rivals they can not beat. kei and usui are also similar by the way they both risk everything to protect the ones they love its also has the same comedy feeling were the guys also sexually harasse the girls
Similar in the sense that the male and female leads were similarly badass. BUT, MAJOR WARNING: the male lead of Special A is annoyingly arrogant, UNLIKE Usui. This was a major turn off in my enjoyment of S.A.
In both anime, the main female and main male characters are basically "perfect," with the female always trying to outdo the male. Both main female characters can't cook. Both main male characters are considered cool and popular. Both have a romance between the two main characters.
Exceptionally intelligent man, capable girl and uncommon love :)
Both are cute, and funny and romantic~
In both animes the main characters are really smart and strong, and the girls are both very very dense.
This show has the same feel as Special A. For sure, if you liked Kaichou wa maid-sama then you with like Special A too.They both have strong heroine characters and the male characters both have feelings that are somewhat hidden at the beginning. Both lead male characters will also try to protect the main female character as much as possible.
The main characters both male( Usui and Kei) and female( Misa and Hikari) are all actually extremely similar, respectively. Which is, for once, a great thing, because they were simply spectacular. Both shows have amazing comedy and some romance. The romance is a little angsty (more so in KwMS) but the comedy in both is very similar, in that it usually has the male lead messing with everyone else somehow :D
Special A and Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! are both similar as the two female protagonists are strong, protective over themselves and do have a crush on the male however both males are also strong, but in Special A Hikari Hanazono (female lead) isn't as strong as Kei Takishima (male lead) but in Maid-Sama Misaki Ayukawa (female lead) shows to be stronger than Takumi Usui (male lead) in one episode as she -spoiler- fought two 'bad people' just as Takumi Usui was about to come in for the rescue.
In conclusion their characters have similar personalities, they both involve heart ache and enduring love. I recommend both of these anime to anyone who enjoys romantic anime.
These two are a lot alike. Both love stories with girls who are oblivious to their feelings and the feelings of their love interest. They see the love interest as a rival or sorts.
Special A doesn't have much of the fanservice of Maid-sama, but it has adorable beta couples and just as equally a lovable cast.
I think people who enjoyed Maid-sama would also take an interest in SA.
The main character's are similar in personality. They're both romantic comedies and slice of life.
Main girl protagonists are hard working but clueless when it comes to romance.
Main guy protagonists are naturally better than the girl at everything.
The stories follow the girl protagonists slowly falling in love with the main guy protagonists.
In both anime the main leads are the best students in the school. However the female lead sees the male lead as her rival or her enemy and has no idea that he actually likes her.
and most of episode concept are alike ..
When I'm Watching Kaichou wa Maid-sama I'm thinking about something it has some similarity to the one I watch before then I remember it's almost the same with Special A both girls are competitive and the boy is ahead from them :))
Kaichou wa Maid-sama! is basically Special A with a different skin. The male and female leads are quite similar in terms of personality and the comedy presented are very alike. Too be honest, Kaichou wa Maid-sama! was more enjoyable.
These animes are really good and have:
- Romance+Comedy+School life
- A girl with a strong will.
- A boy who is capable to do anything.
There is a girl and boy who share the same relationship as Misaki and this guy He keeps annoying Misakii (like in special a) and they end up realizing they like each other and than start dating
•Both have strong willed, independent girls who like to take control and be the best at everything
•both main girl protagonists dont know that the boy protagonist is falling in love with them
•both girls develop feelings for the boy, without them addressing the issue, and are unable to confess to the boy or their own self
•both are situated in schools surrounded by the all familiar cast of slice of life comedy and reality mixing in between.
•both have other boy protagonists rivals to win the girl over
•both boys love to tease the girl
•similar in the slow shoujo type love within school grounds, and troubles/misunderstandings along the way, but they are both pleasant to watch.
Both have very strong and stubborn female leads, and a male lead that is interested only in the female lead. Both introduce the idea of 'perfect' people, often leading to the characters performing impossible tasks that would never happen in real life. Though Maid-sama deals more with the relationship between the main leads, Special A also includes relationships between supporting characters, who have very interesting histories. They share a similar feel to them, and the art in both is great. =.=
they both involve the main guy character falling in love with the main girl and the girl is completely oblivous
both anime has same type girl main character,
strong, ambitious, but isn't sensitive with romance.
and also same boy main character,
cool, mysterious & 'perfect'.
the aim of both of girl main character is to defeat the boy.
overall the story almost same,
but i think kaichou wa maid-sama more funny.
The plots and the characters are very similar between the two. The two female leads both have very strong and competitive personalities and the way the stories unfold are very close to each other.
The main characters look a lot similar, both the main guy characters have a secret love for the main girl characters, & both of the guy & girl main characters love each other
Similar rival type relationship at first
Special A is pretty similar to Kaichou wa Maid-sama, as the two main characters who have a romance going on between them, are rivals.But in both cases, the girl (Hikari and Misaki), is more passioned about it.
The characters are really alike, and the plot is basically the same as Kaichou wa Maid-sama. There is more "rivalry" though
The guy likes the girl, but in both, the girls are too dense to realize. Also, while both characters are strong physically and academically, they are oblivious to other people's feelings too. Neither of these are pure drama, as the contain humor too.
So both are great romantic comedies with a great guy who really likes a competitive girl but she doesnt notice him till the last few episodes.
Pretty obvious recommendation. The lead characters are similar between the shows (I liked Usui better than Kei though). And they're both romance and comedy with school related themes. The rivalry between the characters is a huge similarity. And both female leads are completely clueless. Special A went into more development on the side characters.
This anime series has everything you need if you liked Special A! From kawaii girls, to love story, to romantic stories, etc. Highly recommended
Main Guy is Popular and can do anything
both of them are romantic and about school life , the boy falls for the girl but instead of a confession he intends to annoy the girl .... in a comedian way XD
They both have a guy that likes them.
The end kiss.
The rice related food.
The black hair.
Both are romantic comedies about a competitive girl that doesn't realize the boy she's always fighting with is in love with her. Both have a school setting, some funny fight sequences, and even funnier side characters.
This is so similar to Kaichou wa maid sama because they both have a leading guy and girl and they are the smartest kids in school. In both of the anime the girl doesn't know that she is in love with the guy until the very end. Both of the girls are smart, strong, and very bad cooks. You'll love both of these anime, I know I did!!!!!
Both have the very strong female characters which is very unlikely or different from the typical "frail and weak" female protagonists. It's definitely refreshing this way!
These to are very funny and amazing
This anime is great if you like Maid-Sama! The romance is cute and funny just like in Maid Sama! I loved them both and you will definitely like this if you like Maid Sama!
both of them are about a boy and a girl in highschool. the boy loves the girl but the girl will not accept it. She fights with him constantly but in the end falls in love with the boy.
Kaichou wa Maid-sama and Special A are very similar anime because they have similar settings and plots.
These two series are romantic comedies between a guy and a girl, and take place in high school. Their genre are shoujo, romance, comedy, and school life.
The female protagonist in these two series are somewhat of a tomboy. They are strong, rule oriented, and adored by their peers, but very dense when romantic moments occur.
The male protagonist in these two series are very popular with women and are good with almost everything. They give signs of their affection for the woman they truly love, very confident, and have a little bit of a cocky personality.
I really enjoyed both of these shows, but that is also because I really enjoy shoujo anime. If you have a similar interest as myself, I believe you will enjoy my recommendations.
They both have a main character who are incredibly strong and pretty, but in both animes there's a boy who is much stronger than them and eventually they turn into crushes. Both of the boys are very strong and good looking.
Both have this love-hate relationship thing going on. And they're both really funny.
Both have very strong, determined female main characters. The girl is always behind the boy in terms of skills and smarts, and it bothers them. They refuse to lose to the boy, and try hard to beat them.
The main boys is the one who first liking the girl and they try to make the girls fall for them. They're very popular at school because of their good looks, their kind personalities and their smarts.
Both anime show a comedy romance where the main girls are one of the top students, but are never able to surpass the main guys whether its by grades, activities, etc. Both of the main guys are good-looking, perfect at everything, and top students who protect and care for the main girls without having them notice what he does for her.
Similar characters and plot line. In both a cool and composed all-around talented English boy falls for a studious girl who sees the boy as her competition.
These anime's both have a rich & smart male lead, who wants the sweet & helpful female lead. The female also resists in both anime's at first. Similar & good animation as well. Also, lots of romance!
Special A is not as kinky as Kaicho wa Maid-sama but the main female characters are very similar, hard working types. Special A has something that maid sama was missing, more main charcters. and they have good intertwined back stories. The comedy is on the same level as Maid-sama and there's the same playoff of one person who is very in love and another who is not.
They both revolve around school life. The main protagonists are a boy and girl who are always trying to best the other. The girl, no matter how hard she tries, can never trump him. However, this does not stop her from persevering to try to accomplish the impossible.
Special A a class of genius in their own extend of ability. But the best is Takishima Kei a student who gets above 100% score and who call his rival Miss Second Place her name Hikari the best of all the girls physically, mentally and many more but she couldn't beat Kei.
Kei's talent is world class, similarly to Usui who manage many big companies for his family and at the same time being a student. Hikari and Misaki's alike in attitude but in affiliations are a little bit different.
Try to watch this Lovey-doopey anime. You'll enjoy it. =))
They both have good romance and Usui's personality (Kaichou wa maid-sama) is similar to Kei's personality (Special A) and same for Misaki (kaichou wa maid-sama) and Hikari (Special A).
Both male protagonists care for and are deeply in love with the female protagonists. Also, they are rich and are more involved with the corporate world.
Both female main characters are air-headed and don't realize that they are loved. They are poor and have financial difficulties. They are both somewhat self-reliant and want to work on their issues themselves.
Both series have plenty of funny scenarios and memorable romantic moments.
Both series are set within school.
both series have a female wanting to beat a male but never can. The guy like the girl but the girl's too stubborn to admit that she likes him.
They have a lot in similar!
♥ Both the female characters are dense and thickheaded. :)
♥ Both the guys flirt with the girl.
♥ Kei and Usui are both rich while Misaki and Hikari are average citizens.
♥ Plot is very similar.
they both have jealous boys and a tuff girl.
In both anime, the love interest of the main heroine is a guy who is virtually good at everything and will do anything to protect her.
These animes are largely mirror image, with a somewhat different setting and plotline. Both contain a somewhat flat female lead who is very smart and very strong, but so thick it is hard to believe, who is constantly trying to surpass the male lead (Kei and Usui) who is beyond human level at just about everything. Both rely on a lot of over-the-top humor and animation. I will say that the supporting cast in Special A is better developed and more likeable.
Both are centered around romance.
Both have a strong, determined main female character and a "perfect" male character that both annoys and protects the female character.
Both are cute and funny as well.
The characters, Usui and Misaki, have very similar personalities to Kei and Hikari, the main characters of Special A. Both of the guys love the girls before the girls start to like them back. Both endings are wonderful.
Well, they are both slice of life anime and have similar story lines. If you liked Maid-sama, you are sure to like Special A.
The female main characters are unbelievably similar. They both are hard working girls. The both work hard to be better than the male main character, and never get there. But anyways, both are cute love stories. (Though I like Maid-sama better)
Like Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Special A has lots of comedy, but also really good romance as well. The main girl characters, (Misaki and Hikari) are both oblivious that the main guy character (Usui and Kei) are in love with them. As the anime progresses, romanic feelings start to develop. The romantic element was done really well in both anime, but Maid-sama did better in my opinion.
Female leads are both strong physically and mentally while the male leads are both good-looking and almost perfect in everything (academics, sports, cooking...name it) Their only weakness is the girl they love. It also has the romantic comedy feeling that you'll surely like if you enjoyed S.A.
-In both animes the heroine tries to beat the guy but always comes 2nd
-Both heriones have relatively short tempers
-In both animes the guys are OP
Hilarious, and both have a strong female lead. I personally prefer Kaichou wa Maid-sama over Special A. It was just funnier, and a lot easier to enjoy!
Special A is very identical to Kaichou wa maid sama. Both anime revolve around high school students, with the male lead being the best in whatever they undertake, popular with the ladies, and yet are only interested in the female lead. The female lead, on the other hand, are hard working, trying to defeat the male lead in each and every task possible, and remaining dense about love till the last few episodes of the series. Either of the anime, though similar, have their own appeal.
For me special A was extremely similar to kaichou wa Maid-Sama. Hikari and Misaki, both smart and strong. Kei and Usui were also similar for me, Both in love with the heroines, both smarter than both girls which actually annoys the girls who both want to be top.
Both shows had the same feeling to them, they were both extremely hilarious as well. I highly recommend both series.
In both of these anime, the male protagonist are both abnormally strong and HANDSOME, and the female protagonists are both very competitive with them. Both anime involve highschools and the storyline for both are very interesting and I enjoy them very much :D The romance between the couples in both anime are somewhat similar and overall, I do HIGHLY recommend Special A if you enjoy watching Kaichou wa-Masid-Sama! and vice versa. :)
Both main female characters
1. are super dense and not aware of the male's feelings
2. Look kind of similar with black hair
3. good at academics and sports and bashing people and things
4. cannot cook very well (both produce rice canonballs (you'll know when you watch)
Love interests are both 'cool' in character and tries not to show their feelings too much
Special A has similar comedy to Kaichou wa Maid-sama. They both focus on school, but Maid-sama has a little special twist (the maids café) and so does Special A (Special A program). Both main characters (girls) have a "rival"/competitor or someone (a boy, of course) that's ranked higher/better at things than they are. The boys from both shows have a similar personality. If you enjoyed one of these shows, then you'd enjoy the other!
There are two main characters that fall in love with each other
In the beginning of both anime, the girl MCs both hate the guy MCs
Both anime's gave me the same kind of feeling
If you liked one, there is a good chance that you will like the other
the same story of a girl main character and a male who is always a superior to her
He tease her all the time
She always compete with him, does not understand him at all
Both are comedy, romance and school life
-Both have the main boy teasing the main girl.
-In Special A, the girl character works really hard, like Misaki.
-A romance blossoms from the boy, but the girl is too dense to realize.
-Both animes have the girl and boy top in the school.
it has an interesting love story and the characters are really funny. i think that if you found kaichou wa maid-sama interesting, then you'll probably enjoy this anime as well
The humor is so similar, plus both stories are about tough women stuck in unfortunate circumstances that they come to grudgingly accept.
Both anime are about a poor girl trying to live their life. Both animes are also romance and comedy!
Both of them are romance, comedy, school and shoujo animes. I find Haruhi and Misaki very similar (both of them are poor girls trying to fit in rich crowd, funny, and act same in similar situations) like Tamaki and Takumi too (blonde bishounens, they both make you fall in love with them in a second). Both of animes are great too.
Both school stories,both main female chracters are inteligent,both cute love stories
There is a situation where the high school students are all working together and form their own group. Eventually the main character of this story also shows love for the female character who starts working as a maid or a server in this case. :]
The characters in both animes are simply amazing. Usui = Tamaki; Misaki = Haruhi
Both animes deal with heroines who are strong willed, smart, and somewhat poor.
Both series also fit into the comedy/school/slice of life genres.
I found them similar because misaki is poor same as haruhi & they both are in love with (takumi in maid sama & tamaki in OHSHC) although it took them a long time to realize their feelings.
Delicious shoujo! OHSHC has another strong willed and somewhat wrecklessly self reliant heroine with not just one but several very good looking guys looking after her (not to mention the lovely Hikaru and Kaoru twins that are "very close"). VERY worth the watch.
I LOVED these 2 animes. Ouran has always been a favorite of mine and when i was recommended Maid-sama i was a little reluctant. but after i started watching i noticed the similarities right away. if you want an anime about gorgeous boys and the tomboy with a secret that steals everyones hearts, these 2 animes are for you! the characters all have similar traits and while watching Maid-sama i was constantly making references back to Ouran! if you're a fan of Ouran then you have to watch Maid-sama and vice versa!
The development in the love story is similar;
The comedy and the events are varied in both anime..
Both anime(s) include a new event in each episode..
However, Host club is funnier :P
But the love story in maid sama is stronger :D
I loved both A LOT!
Both animes have a strong leading female role who have a secret they are trying to keep from fellow students. Both plots have key love interests and several minor love interests that develop throughout the anime.
Even though the stories may seem quite different, the hero and heroine of both shows share a lot of similarities. Tamaki and Takumi (even the names sound similar) are both rich, hot guys who all the girls fall head over heels for but they are only interested in their respective heroines Haruhi and Misaki. The heroines, Haruhi and Misaki, are both diligent girls but come from poor families; they do not care much for boys and focus more on studying and excelling at other things
Both have a driven lead female character that doesn't care too much about guys, and both have the main girl forced somehow to hang out with attractive guys even though they don't want to.
Both mainly light hearted and hilarious. Both have totally oblivious heroines and obviously crushing guys. Amazing characters with defined personalities and lots of lovable supporting characters as well. Fans of the Hitachiin brothers will definitely adore Usui, and vice-versa.
Both anime have a lot of hilarious moments and a lot of cosplaying.
The female leads from both anime, Haruhi and Misaki, are hardworking, intelligent and poor girls who finds the male lead annoying.
Tamaki and Takumi are also similar. They're mixed, rich, hot and have family problems.
I love their anime and manga.
They both have similar art styles. Also, they're both the types of story where the guy likes the girl but the girl isn't really aware of it.
Both anime include a lot of humor and some drama. Overall, these two are on my top lost of anime.
as duas personagens principais são bastante semelhantes,ambas são pobres e quem se apaixona por elas são meninos ricos.
Similar feel and humor. In Ouran, the big thing is host clubs, while in Maid-Sama the big thing is maid cafes - both of which always consist of dressing up and trying hard to appeal to their customers. And obviously the main female leads have some similar characteristics: poor, strong-willed, and followed around by some blonde boy who loves her.
The relationship between Misa-Chan and Usai are alot like the relationsihp the Main characters have in Ouran Koukou Host Club as in she's not interested in him at first and is in away oblivious. But the entire series is hilarious and this is my second favorite show to Ouran koukou Host Club!! Love it!!!
Ouran reminded me a lot of Kaichou Wa Maid-sama for many reasons. The fact Misaki worked for a cosplay café in Maid-sama and in Ouran, most of the main characters work at a host club; which are very similar.
Two of the characters from each show are also similar in personality. Both are natural, poor, and aren't really about frilly girl things. Also the comedy and romance are 2 genres they both have in common.
Having watched Ouran Highschool Host Club directly after Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, I found the two both appealed to me in very similar ways. Both shows have female characters who are being fawned over. The lead girls are both strong willed and both have secrets which the male protagonist knows. I thought the two shows complimented each other. The two have similar humor, and the artwork is nearly identical.
Both are the similar because they're both a shoujo that would entertain you. Also the main male lead want to keep the occupation of the main female lead a secret. You'll have to watch them to believe it.
The heroines of these 2 series are both brave and daring, showing many male characteristics. Of course, this means that the male lead must help the heroines out when they unconsciously put themselves in danger due to their selflessness and desire to help others.
First of all both series have great and unique main character guy, they are hilarious and different from all any others guys from other series.
Both series are about school / romance in a different way (not normal way), which is very funny and entertaining to watch.
The supporting characters help to move the plot and make it even more special and humorous.
Differences: Obviously the theme is not the same one, but u will feel the same feeling of love and will make lots of laught
+Both are similar in many ways.
+Both are Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
+Both got Cool main characters.
+Both got main female characters who like studying.
+Both anime main female lead sees the male lead as her rival.
In some ways, I found these two series quite similar.
Both series takes place at a school life setting where the main male protagonist is very independent and has control over his surroundings. However, at times he feels insecure especially in regards with the main female protagonist where he feels jealousy.
On the other hand, the female protagonist in both series are very serious yet kind students at school known strangely for their personalities.
Both series has a general lighthearted setting and mood that mixes in comedy, drama, and romance.
•both anime are relatively the same in genres, shoujo, school life, romance,
•both animes focus on the girl protagonist who, strives to be the best at what she can do, and have nobody to rely on, especially a male,
•both female protagonists have no experience socializing with the opposite sex, they are always afraid of her or avoid her
•both male protagonists are a hanful of mischief, to silently being romantic to acting the complete opposite and causing trouble and confusion for the female protagonist
•they are very similar in the strong minded female protagonist, who unexpectedly makes the male, slowly fall in love with them.
Both have the similar in the slight love plot line.
The main guy character is a boy who won't give up on his love, is a bit mischievous, and extremely direct in the things he says.
The main female character is a girl who simply isn't interested. She finds the guy, annoying. She will soon find that she has feelings for the guy too... but still find that he is unbearable.
Both have the same type of humor in it, if you like one, you will probably enjoy the other.
if u like this anime then u will like maid-sama because they both have the perfect mix of comedy/romance
Both have similar character.
Both are similar in many ways like how the main female characters likes to study.
The two smartest students in the school. The guy always manages to beat the girl :) Nice, cute shoujo anime :)
Haru (the main guy character in Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun) definitely reminds me of Usui (the main guy character in Kaichou wa Maid sama) in that they both tag along constantly with the main girl character and they act strangely around her in order to show that they like her. Also, the girl protagonists in both are stubborn and confused about how they feel about the guy protagonist. Definitely try both if you like romantic comedies!
It has a tsundere-ish female character who puts studies first before friends and social life. Has a sexual pervert as the signifcant other. VERY similar trust me
Both stories include a love relationship in which the boy is a cool badass who shares and says anything that falls on his mind, while the girl is only trying to achieve her dedicated goal at first. But it would seem love is too strong for both of them to handle and they slowly start to give in...
- Tsundere Female Protagonist
- Reckless Male partner
- Guy likes the girl while the girl just can't be honest with her feelings
- Guy from another school after the female protagonist
They're both hilarious anime but they still have their sweet moments!
If you liked Kaichou wa Maid-Sama, you'll definitely like Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun!
Both have very similar main characters and the pacing of the comedy is similar. Both are romances and the confession comes first from the teenage boy who somehow admires the strong-willed, independent teenage girl. Also, both end somewhat ambiguously but have implied futures. They are somewhat different, I enjoyed them both enough to go back and watch the first episodes again after watching the last.
A girl trying hard in school to get a good future.
A boy who does not try hard and is still good at everything.
Both are lovable characters.
Over time they develop feelings for each other ( Male protagonist first)
Both female protagonist attempt to resist but eventually fall in love with the male protagonist.
Both contain some humor and drama.
Both is a 10/10
There is a main female character that want nothing to do with the main male at the beginning, but are curious about the personalty of said male. Through out the story line, the characters grow closer and are in odd situations. Also, the side characters included provide humor that helps make it an enjoyable casual watch.
Both the main female protagonist are tsundere and both the main male protagonist are good at everything and shows a lot of affection towards the main female protagonist.
Forceful main girls, and both have a vulnerable sides. They also can't stand a certain guy.
Both series have a tense relationships between sexes. In Skip Beat! it's Tsuruga Ren and Mogami Kyoko and in Kaichou wa Maid-sama! it's Usui Takumi and Ayuzawa Misaki. Girls in both series are trying to reach their goal no matter what, have a strong attitude and dedicated to their job. Although girls look very similarly and guys are always silently support those girls they love.
Strong female character in a leading-role (xD)
Things are inverted though:
Ayusawa, the strong and cold female president of the student council, succumbs to Takumi's "pheromones" in Kaichou wa Maid-sama,
However, in Skip Beat!, your demanding and perfectionist biseinen actor Tsuruga is who ends up being attracted by Mogami's personality
Both are enjoyable comedy shows
Both series are very amusing and funny. They both deal with the life of a female protagonist. The main characters Misaki and Mogami are both willful and determined girls who can take care of themselves.
Both main female characters have a strong personality and chibi forms are similar.
Both have a fiery, hardworking female protagonist who are trying to accomplish a goal, while combating the day-to-day challenges that pop up.
Both have their bishounen characters there to tease the girl and create a love interest while the heroine holds little or nothing for love, or even betrayals of some kind by the opposite sex.
And both are Romantic Comedies with a wide variety of characters & events, and two heroines that arent afraid to get their hands dirty and kick some ass.
It's just that one takes place in school mainly, and the other in lots of places.
They main characters have both strong will and are great in many things.
It's humorous and they fascinate you every time
when watching kaichou wa maid-sama it somehow reminded me of skip beat
Both the main girls in these two series are tomboyish with similar personality along with a hardworking attitude.
Both series has tons of humor and drama.
Both anime(s) features romance themes.
Both series has popular main male characters.
Both have "chibi" scenes :P
Both series features the main girl working for a goal.
Both series have high energy.
Both series have similar animation style
Yup, you get the idea.
funny,romance, cute but mysterious male lead
Both romance, interesting and energetic. Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama is about the main guy finding out the main girl's secret. Both animes are comedy. I love them both C:
Kaichou wa Maid-sama and Skip Beat are very similar anime. There similar genre are comedy, romance, and shoujo.
In these two series, there is a love triangle between two guys and one girl.
Unlike Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Skip Beat doesn't take place in a school. Instead it setting revolves around acting in movies, television shows, and commercials.
Although the settings are different, the protagonist are similar.
The female protagonist for each one of these series are both aggressive characters who are very dense when romantic moments occur.
The male protagonist are both adored by other women, and very confident, a little cocky, and somewhat over protective.
Personally, I liked Kaichou wa Maid-sama, but I loved Skip Beat! I believe you would too.
What are they about? Take a strong-willed main female character testing the line between love and hate as she struggles to fight for what she believes in and wrap that with comedy and colorful animation (better in skip beat than maid-sama... Those backgrounds god)
Kaichou wa Maid-sama happens in a school-life type of scenario and Skip Beat in the Entertainment industry.
I can't say that this is exactly the same as skip beat!, It does resemble the same lesson learned, which is learning to love, when you lost trust in someone or even yourself, It's not as romantic (sorry to the people who are looking for romantic series similar to Kaichou wa maid sama.) but you will soon begin to fall in love with the characters just like in Kaichou wa maid sama.
both women protagonist in the anime are pretty scary person..
both man protagonist is popular
They both have the same atmosphere, high school romance.
Both animes have the same love atmosphere and great protagonists
maybe KnT have different atmosphere in KWMS. but when i watched KWMS, i just thought of KnT. somehow, both gives a mood of sweet roamnce & both have great hero & heroine.<3 ig you love KnT, you'll definitely love KWMS too.
These are both shojo romance type shows with the main characters of course being the boy and girl and each of them trying to express their feelings to each other. Typical moments where things get sad and then sappy, but if you are a shojo romance fan, you will absolutely love these!
They are both very heartwarming stories about a schoolgirl who's relatively disliked by her classmates or even everybody else in the school except a nice popular guy who has become to like the girl. Both, Usui and Shouta weren't very open about that at first, but they both finally confessed and obviously got a positive answer. The stories are very alike and it's possible to draw some parallels between the characters also.
The romantic storylines are both very catching and you yearn for their relationships to grow.
it has its cute and a LOT of funny moments.
They are both shoujo romance comedies set in high school though the romances are subtle and gentle with plenty of drama and comedy. I'd recommend these two because they are good fun to watch, almost like a chickflick lol so if you like one, you'll like the other.
If you're looking for NOT passionate (steamy) romance, it may be perfect for you.
Both has a "Handsome young boy" in love with the girl,
Want's to make you smile :)
Slice of life.
Both are romantic anime's, though both main characters have different personalities! Other than that, Kimi Ni Todoke is a very good anime :)
Who doesn't love the popular boy falling for a 'normal' girl? Or in this case, the violent and outspoken student council president. It's a great rom com that will make you shriek with joy each time you see the main characters together. What will Misaki (the president) do when Usui (the popular boy) discovers her secret? Watch it to find out!
both main characters are academic rivals and boy seems to be a natural in terms of looks and brains while the girls works hard to get where she is. Kare Kano like Kaichou wa Maid-sam is a must watch.
Girls with strong personalities and very popular boys are rivals in school, later, as the story progress - couple
in both animes one of the characters has a little secret and the other main character discovers it and it will lead to their friendship and love ... xD
both have female protagonists who, at first, hates the male heroine & determined to win against him. but in the end, they both fall inlove with each other.
if you love Kare Kano, youll love KWMS too.<3
Kare Kano and KWMS are animes that have significant similarities, both plot-wise and character-wise. "Girl has a secret which is accidentally found out by boy. This secret brings them together and they (eventually) fall in love. But of course, there are obstacles in their way. Little by little, they change each other for the better."
The story of an overachieving perfectionist who meets her match in her new classmate. He seems absolutely perfect on the outside, but soon, both their perfect facades begin to fade as they discover each other's true selves. Very cute and romantic :). The male protagonist comes from a rich family.
They're both shoujo anime, romantic comedies. Although Kare Kano focuses a little bit more in romance, especially on the manga, it's an anime with lots of comedy, like Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama. Both often make use of Chibi animation, like a proper Shoujo should be. Kare Kano is from the 90's, and Kaichou from 2010, so you might say Kaichou followed, in parte, the legacy of His And Her Circumstances. Watch'em both if you can! :D
Both competing to be the "model student." Both fall in love with each other, but not at first.
people say special A is much like maid sama...i strongly disagree...kare kano (his and her circumstances) is most identical to maid sama...they are so much alike that they almost seem like rip off of each other...not only the plot and characters are alike, but u'll also find the pieces of story totally identical...
Both series are quite similar in a variety of ways:
We have a main girl who tries to act tough but hides a secret in which the main protagonist early on discovers. Additionally, the protagonist is also smart, popular, and accomplishes takes flawlessly in both series. Yet when it comes to the main heroine, it throw them off occasionally.
Both series contain plenty of drama, comedy, and character appeals. Recommended for fans of shoujo demographic.
•both are of the typical shoujo, romance, school life feel,
•both girl protagonists in each anime are both hard working school students, who favour determination and long periods of studying to excel in their school life.
•both encounter a strong/attractive/handsome/popular male protagonist who has everything, and is already academically smart with an athletic figure.
•both fight each other competing with academic marks in school
•both girl protagonists have secrets that they dont want anyone else to know, but the male finds out early in the series
•both have rivals, making friends, etc, though the difference is the pace of the story is slow in KMS than Kare Kano, which Kare kano is alot faster into the relationship between the protgaonists.
•they both are a lovely watch, and will make you feel happy and content when you finished.
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