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Ouran Koukou Host Club

Ouran Koukou Host Club

Alternative Titles

English: Ouran High School Host Club
Synonyms: Ohran Koko Host Club, Ouran Koukou Hosutobu, Ouran Koukou Host Bu, OHSHC
Japanese: 桜蘭高校ホスト部

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Sep 27, 2006
Duration: 24 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.451 (scored by 211770 users)
Ranked: #1262
Popularity: #35
Members: 318,781
Favorites: 17,836
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Recommendations

Anime: Special A
Special A and Ouran High School Host Club are both shoujo comedies that center around a somewhat special group of high school students. In Special A this group is an elite class of the best students in school while in Ouran its a "host club". Still, the characters in both groups are eerily similar; in both groups you have a perfect male (lead), a cool reserved character, a cute character and a guy who appears to be a dummy.

Also both animes (being shoujo) center around a very clueless (but strong) heroine. Both shows have a lot of silly comedy. The character designs are  read more 
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Anime: Fruits Basket
Both anime center around a lovable girl who is surrounded by a bunch of bishies (hot guys). Both also has a lot of sweet and comedic moments that will tug at your heartstring and make you laugh out loud. All in all, both are great anime with a list of characters that you can't possibly hate. 
reportRecommended by sorairo
Anime: Yamato Nadeshiko Shichihenge♥
Like Noelle said, both shows have a reverse harem thing going on (where boys are after the girl). Not all the guys in Yamato Nadeshiko are after the girl, but it's close enough to be considered a reverse harem. Comedy, weird situations. You'll enjoy both shows. 
reportRecommended by Xinil
Anime: Kaichou wa Maid-sama!
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 
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Anime: Skip Beat!
It has funny moments as well as serious moments. The characters aren't just crazy and hilarious. They all have backgrounds that aren't really that happy. The main character is also sort of thrown into a world that she isn't used to. There are also many cute guys.  
reportRecommended by keymoriah
Anime: Aoharu x Kikanjuu
Both involve..
-Main character dressing up like a male, therefore they're being mistaken as a male by everyone instead of a female
-Main character ends up in a host club, damaging some of their belongings, therefore they're forced to join the main character's team
-Both give off VERY similar vibes
-Both involve stunning, attractive characters
-Both male lead in both anime's personality is very similar: Cocky, get lots of ladies, popular 
reportRecommended by iNinjeek
Anime: Lovely★Complex
Pretty much the same, its just that Ouran is more focused on humor and LoveCom on romance. Love them both SOO much :D 
reportRecommended by Hagu
Anime: Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000%
Both stories are harem. Both stories involve cute guys that will make you fall in love. :) 
reportRecommended by kimmynova24
Anime: School Rumble
Both are hilarious and they are almost on the same line, only difference is that Ouran probably has more drama in it. 
reportRecommended by DragonsWhip
Anime: Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun
It's been a while since I've rewatched Ouran back in 2009 but I will never forget how it made me laugh and moved me with each character development. Truthfully, I've only seen 3 eps so far of Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun but I've laughed and giggled in each one. I like the main heroine, Sakura, because like Haruhi, she doesn't get carried away into each character's unique world, and like in ouran, the guys are handsome, and plus, gekkan shoujo has their own Prince. (And Nozaki-kun's tall height and sexy short black hair reminds me of Mori-senpai.)

I'm highly recommending this anime because of its  read more 
reportRecommended by momiji-no-kimi
Anime: Kiniro no Corda: Primo Passo
Reverse harem, although La Corda D'Oro is more serious. There ARE quite a few funny areas too. Also, the main characters' (a.k.a. Haruhi and Kahoko) personalities are similar. 
reportRecommended by Arukou
Anime: Hetalia Axis Powers
Although their plots are very different, both offer the same type of humor. The characters fall under certain stereotypes, as well. In Hetalia, the characters are stereotypes of the countries they represent. In Ouran, the characters fall under stereotypes of different types of men that would appeal to girls. And of course, both contain plenty of bishonen, but do appeal to all demographics.  
reportRecommended by shadowsirenv
Anime: Princess Princess
it is similar in sveral ways. 1. the main character haruhi is made to part of the host club for breaking an item in the club. where as toru is nominated to part of the princess system. 2. haruhi is a girl and dresses as a guy to pay her debt, b/c the host club is made up of all guys. where as toru is made to dress like a girl b/c he and the others in the system are morral builders for the boys at the school. and 3. both characters impact the other characters around them. 
reportRecommended by noneexistent
Anime: Kuragehime
A light-hearted circus-like genderbender with some substance. 
reportRecommended by Welyn
Anime: Otome Youkai Zakuro
I have a strong suspicion that Otome Youkai Zakuro was made to resemble Ouran. Both Tamaki and Agemaki come from a strict family, yet each are kindhearted. Haruhi and Zakuro are both strong, independent women who don't want to rely on others. 
reportRecommended by samuraibunny
Anime: Azumanga Daioh
Similar characters,similar script and similar people but they are boys of course and similar reactions with Ouran High School Host Club :) 
reportRecommended by levi-kun
Anime: Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu
The story-lines aren't very similar but the random (and not logical) experiences both Haruhi's experience (well, in melancholy's case, mostly Kyon's experience) are quite similar. While watching Melancholy, I thought of Ouran so yeah. They're both quite funny too. 
reportRecommended by Deep
Anime: Saiunkoku Monogatari
Both reverse-harem type shows with similarly intelligent, practical women at the center. Ouran's a little perkier and funnier (and frankly, better) overall, but if you're a fan of the genre and like watching all those pretty, pretty guys falling in love one by one... 
reportRecommended by lowell
Anime: Miracle Train: Oedo-sen e Youkoso
Many bishounens help girls with their problems, both are comedies 
reportRecommended by doorotka
Anime: Hana yori Dango
Just like fruits basket and Ouran High school host club, hana yori dango has that aspect of reverse harem. But hana yori dango and Ouran high school host club both are stories about a poor girl attending a prestigious school for rich kids. Both poor girls are independent and full of life so all the rich guys are interested in her life and spirit and the differentness. Both anime are wonderful and both are a must watch.  
reportRecommended by kittenz73
Anime: Baka to Test to Shoukanjuu
These series have the same brand of humor behind them. If you like gay jokes, cheerful school settings, and light romance, both of these series fit the bill. They're both on Netflix too. 
reportRecommended by silasw
Anime: Hanasakeru Seishounen
Both are harem, one girl and bishounen guys. Another think that is similar is the wealth part (only Haruhi wasn't rich). But the difference is that Ouran is more lighter than Hanasakeru Seishounen. 
reportRecommended by EvilYuli
Anime: Shoujo Kakumei Utena
Revolutionary Girl Utena and Ouran host club are cut from the same cloth...
They both parody many shoujo anime themes such as roses.
The shows have very similar art, and both use a fair amount of symbolism.
They are both set in prestigious boarding schools for the rich with a french architecture design.
The comedy is similar using abstract arrows and creative use of camera angles.
Both shows also have a lead female character that dress as a boy.
Both have strong homosexual themes and jokes.

On the other hand Utena is much darker and also part action show, featuring  read more 
reportRecommended by Sarif
Anime: Maria†Holic
Both are associated to cross-dressing that contain hilarious gags complemented with an interesting cast of characters. 
reportRecommended by Vizard
Anime: Vampire Knight
If you liked Ouran you'll probably like Vampire Knight too! The humour, artstyle and coloring of Vampire Knight kinda reminds me of Ouran, but also the fact that it's centered about a girl and many boys around her. Anyway, I can really recommend them both! 
reportRecommended by johnisnothisdate
Anime: CLAMP Gakuen Tanteidan
Both series have a group of cute guys who do things to make women happy. The main characters of each are similar (despite the fact that Tamaki is much more spontaneous than Nokoru). CLAMP School Detectives has more "mystery," and Ouran has older characters, but chances are if you enjoyed one then you'll enjoy the other. 
reportRecommended by Neko-Hoshishima
Anime: Kore ga Watashi no Goshujinsama
Breaking the Vases, and working for someone rich to pay off the depts=D 
reportRecommended by Rogerli10
Anime: Meganebu!
Meganebu is like Ouran, minus the plot, but 10 times the absurdity. 
reportRecommended by EnjeruHimura
Anime: Kimi to Boku.
Remove Haruhi and Mori, remove the extreme rich school setting and make them all "commoners" and you´ll get Kimi to Boku. Just imagine Ouran without the boys being hosts but instead, Childhood friends, and with a more slow pacing. You´ll get a cheerful mixed blood blonde, a serious intelligent megane, funny twins, and a fluffy boy that likes cute things living their daily lives in extreme fun.
Also, although both center in friendship, both have hints of a love triangle (a straight one) XP 
reportRecommended by Orulyon
Anime: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
This show has been getting similarities from toradora to soul eater. I would say the relationship of shizuku and haru is kinda similar to the one that haruhi and tamaki share in ouran high school except you make tamaki and rebel instead of a prince. 
reportRecommended by b1051211
Anime: Kamisama Hajimemashita
They have similar elements of comedy, and are fun to watch. 
reportRecommended by Anna519
Anime: Diabolik Lovers
When I watched, immediately comes to my mind Ouran Koukou Host Club image. First the "Prince", then the "Intellectual", after that the "Big guy" and finally the "Childish" one with a "teddy bear" in his hands. What's the difference? This is not a club, they are vampires. Maybe I forget the twins... but well, until now is the same. 
reportRecommended by DJackerick
Anime: Hayate no Gotoku!
First off, let me just say that both Hayate no Gotoku and Ourah High School Host Club are zany, random, and absolutely hilarious shows. I'd say they're a definite must watch if you're into comedies. How are they similar? Hayate no Gotoku has our hero, Ayasaki Hayate, who becomes a "combat butler" to pay off his debt to Nagi, who paid off his outrageous debt to some Yakuza; Yakuza of whom his parents borrowed a ton of money from, lost said money in gambling and crazy dreams, and then decided to skip town and leave Hayate behind with the debt. Boy is HnG a whacky show... As for  read more 
reportRecommended by katrak
Anime: Tenshi na Konamaiki
Ouran is about a girl who ends up pretending to be a guy while Tenshi na Konamaiki is about a girl who used to be a guy, until a curse turned him into a girl. Both are hilariously funny series' about friendship with a touch of romance. Both have many heartwarming moments as well as crazy hi-jinks.

The characters in both also have similarities since they are parodies of commonly seen types of characters that at the same time are very lovable and dynamic. Ouran has the prince-type, the cool-type, the quiet one, the lolita, and the mischievous "boy's  read more 
reportRecommended by rosebudmelissa
Anime: Starry☆Sky
Cute guys in a high school setting who happen to have their lives revolve around one girl. 
reportRecommended by Yemi_Hikari
Anime: Ghost Hunt
It's another great comedy/romance shojo series, although it's definitely got less of a horror/mystery flavor. 
reportRecommended by koizumi_miwa
Anime: Angel Beats!
Both are really funny at the beggining and throughout the series. But they both make you feel sad at the end. But Ouran isn't as sad at the end as Angel Beats! is. 
reportRecommended by 4Brads
Anime: Nodame Cantabile
Both have to do with school and comedy with a little drama as well, a interesting melody (music) that plays in both series. 
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Anime: Himegoto
Similarites:

Both cross-dress characters were force to join the club due to debt.

Both involves cross dress main characters.

Both have the same comedy and gender bender genre.

Both cross dress character's serves as the club's dog.

And both also have the same harem element.

Dissimilarities:

One cross dressed character from one anime was a girl, while the other is a boy.

One anime has an extra romance genre while the other is more on comedy.

One was a 26 episode and 23 minute long anime, while the other anime is more of an 12 episode  read more 
reportRecommended by Nasty001
Anime: Brothers Conflict
Both series involve a young girl suddenly thrust into a world full of wealthy young men. Both are reverse harems with wacky antics and a crazy cast, however Brothers Conflict takes itself seriously whereas Ouran is purely comedic.
 
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Anime: Zero no Tsukaima
When i saw this one, it reminded me of OHSHC in a way, but its hilarious, and both Haruhi and Saito are both kinda clueless of the people around them (like how Tamaki obviously likes Haruhi (but Tamaki doesnt know it) and how Louise likes Saito (but doesnt know it and tries to deny it)). Did i mention they're both hilarious?? And perverted, in a way.  
reportRecommended by Melancholy42
Anime: Kyou kara Maou!
Does this website remind anyone of facebook or is it just me?

Anyways...
If you like the reverse harem thing and you wouldn't mind it so much if Haruhi were actually a boy...I guess this series would be for you. This series doesn't quite reach Ouran's height in brilliant characterizations or comedic wit but it does have its charms.  
reportRecommended by asianbubbles123
Anime: Lucky☆Star
An anime comedy involving high school girls 
reportRecommended by wesley96
Anime: Inu x Boku SS
- similarly enticing /romance/, with two individually /lovable mains/
- same sense of /humour/ that ties in with the relationships, very enjoyable, with a /friend-family/ feel that sucks you in
- around the same number of episodes, so /similar format/, but different story
- very /unique music/ and themes
- /not too serious/ most of the time, but doesn't take away from the plot

~ In comparison, based slightly more on /attitudes to class, funny stereotypes, and romance/, slightly tongue in cheek at times
~ ever-so-slightly more slapstick
~ has one or two /filler episodes/, rather than a /final 'special'/ 
reportRecommended by Rokdm
Anime: Strawberry Panic
Both are anime about a new girl at school who is liked by a prominent member of the school. 
reportRecommended by crazyisgood
Anime: Kimi ni Todoke
Kimi ni Todoke is a very sweet and cute anime. The story relies on the building of the relationships and leaves you smiling. However, it isn't as funny as Ouran High School Host Club but i definitely would recommend it. 
reportRecommended by JallyNyan
Anime: Yume-iro Pâtissière
Both anime have cute guy characters that are mischievous, smart, narcissistic, and meanies that will keep you entertained and wanting more all the time. You wont regret watching and it will make you laugh with a small taste of romance. 
reportRecommended by Minori-ki
Anime: Mawaru Penguindrum
Comedy, drama, bishounen, bright colors and nice animation. You need to have a weird sense of humor to appreciate them. Mawaru is a bit more naughty. 
reportRecommended by IceAndCream
Anime: Seitokai Yakuindomo
In both, the main character is forced into a school club and harem that they do not wish to be part of. Despite being different genders, both main characters are not really into the antics that the club members continuously crack up.
Ouran has more character development and romance, while SYD is comedy focused. However, the hilarity that ensues in both series is more or less the same. 
reportRecommended by locklockboy
Anime: Hakushaku to Yousei
Edgar is just like Tamaki (dazzling, handsome, blonde and self-centered) and Lydia is a little bit like Haruhi (natural and easy-going). Great romance comedies both! 
reportRecommended by minwonderland
Anime: Free!
Both of these shows involve a group of high school students organizing their own club. They are equally hilarious comedies. 
reportRecommended by kyorika
Anime: Working!!
Both these anime focus on the relationships of a group of people (this is probably true for most anime though): in Ouran it is the 'Host Club' members while in Working it is the part time workers at the family restaurant 'Wagnaria'. Comedy, a variety of characters with distint personalities and quirks, a slow and comfortable pace and episodes following the daily life of the characters (in the Host Club and in the family restaurant) without a strong plot (this is more true for Working!!) are similar elements in both. Ouran has more character development and shows the pasts of the characters while Working!! has  read more 
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Anime: Kuroshitsuji
Both anime's are set in a world full of richdom and welth. I think the art is also kind of similar, but I don't know if other people agree. Kuroshitsuji also has those random funny moments like Ouran High School Host Club. Here's a funny fact: Both main-characters (in Ouran High School Host Club it's Haruhi, and in Kuroshitsuji Ciel) are voiced by the same seiyuu! Ouran High School Host Club & Kuroshitsuji both have shounen-ai hinted themes. 
reportRecommended by johnisnothisdate
Anime: Princess Lover!
They have a very similar feel to them as two people (Haruhi and Teppei) are thrust into the world of rich folk and parties and such. The two may be TOTALLY different people, but at the start of their journeys into the world of riches they are both extremely worried at what would be next to happen.

In all, they are similar anime and If you like one of them you will like the other. 
reportRecommended by wonderlander_7
Anime: Star Driver: Kagayaki no Takuto
Without doubts both series do not share same nor similar genres but:

- The main character in both series has a cheerful, cool and brave personality.
- Both main male characters are played by the same Seiyuu: Miyano Mamoru
- Both made by Studio BONES

Star Driver kinda gives the feeling to have Tamaki (Hos Club) with a mecha background.
So somehow i feel to advice to watch one if you liked the other :3 
reportRecommended by EtnaEraclea
Anime: Gakuen Alice
Gakuen Alice has the same silly sense of humor as OHSHC. The characters are quite different, but, I dunno, I find that these two series just go hand in hand. If you read the Gakuen Alice manga as well as the OHSHS manga, you'll find that there are some characters from both stories that have quite dark pasts. Both heroins, Mikan and Haruhi, are loved by a variety of different characters. They themselves, however, are mostly clueless to this love. MOSTLY. ;)

They're both very cute, very funny, and definitely worth a look. 
reportRecommended by ASHGARY
Anime: Toradora!
Ouran is a show that portrays similar feelings and emotions to Toradora! but conveyed in a different manner. 
reportRecommended by Vengeful-Wolves
Anime: Hachimitsu to Clover
Both are light-hearted slice-of-life shows with just the right amount of romance, comedy, and drama. Overall, the general atmosphere gives off a "refreshing" feeling as well. 
reportRecommended by halcyon
Anime: Peach Girl
It is a reverse harem type of show with the girl being the center of attention it is also during a high school atmosphere. 
reportRecommended by wolfangel87
Anime: Gakuen Heaven
The plot is VERY similar: main char. enrolls in an elite school and meets very interesting and good-looking guys, and tries to fit in. The only difference is, Ouran's main character is a girl, and GH's is a guy. 
reportRecommended by saphireninja
Anime: Genshiken OVA
Both are slice-of-lifes with comedy and romance, both center around clubs and their daily happenings, and both have some of the best character interaction in all the anime I've seen. 
reportRecommended by AtaraxiaM
Anime: Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakama-tachi
Ookami-san to Shichinin no Nakamatachi is no where as famous as Ouran, but the similarities are there.

The genres of the two shows are Comedy/Romance, with a touch of action near the final episodes.

Both the series follows a high school girl, in a club, where her closest friends are all in that club.

Both main male character seems useless and screwed up at the start, but later on, as the series progresses, we find out there's more to him than meets the eye.

In both series, one of the main character's friend include is a lolita type of character, looking  read more 
reportRecommended by Gigglepud
Anime: Hourou Musuko
Haruhi seems not to care about being mistaken for a boy and is happy to play along. Hourou Musuko takes a more serious look at kids in this situation. It's not a comedic series, but it's extremely touching. 
reportRecommended by Thorndrop
Anime: Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
Both outstandingly fantastic comedies, and probably the two funniest shows I've seen at this point. They both have a light romantic element, and are just downright fun to watch.  
reportRecommended by Nataki
Anime: Howl no Ugoku Shiro
If you fell in love with tamaki (or any other host for that matter)then you'll 100% like howl.Even the love story is similar (haruhi=sophie) If you dont know anything about this howl's moving castle and probably you've seen some pictures and your not going to think twice,thrice or go over it 100x if you dont watch it you'll regret. 
reportRecommended by animaiden
Anime: Ai wa KAT-TUN
A girl with a bunch of guys as best friends that are hot. 
reportRecommended by iNinjeek
Anime: Genshiken
Both are slice-of-lifes with comedy and romance, both center around clubs and their daily happenings, and both have some of the best character interaction in all the anime I've seen. 
reportRecommended by AtaraxiaM
Anime: Amagi Brilliant Park
Kanie and Tamaki are Narcissistics!
though Kanie is really smart, Tamaki screws up and his narcissism leads to idiotic tendencies
which make both series funny as heck xD


 
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Anime: Kimi to Boku. 2
Similar character types among the main group. You have the twins, the glasses-wearing guy with short dark hair with the occasional short fuse, the exuberant blond guy, and uh . . . okay, so there isn't really a genderbending person in Kimi to Boku, there IS a guy who's a tad on the feminine side when it comes to interests, and who originally had long hair and got confused for a girl in the first half of the first season. Also similar humor type, though for Kimi to Boku it is much more subtle and understated. 
reportRecommended by Numi
Anime: I My Me! Strawberry Eggs
Probably more people have seen Ouran High School Host Club than I My Me! Strawberry Eggs, but if you haven't seen it, it's about a girl persuaded into posing as a guy at school. Otherwise the guys in the host club are definitely of the shounen type because they too frequently cross the gender line. The show is a hilarious comedy satirizing the whole boys love genre among other things. Even if you didn't like Strawberry Eggs, you might like this! 
reportRecommended by animedreamer
Anime: NHK ni Youkoso!
They are both silly and have such fun story lines. I recommend them both, but in particular Welcome to the NHK! 
reportRecommended by Tsukiryu09
Anime: Durarara!!
Suoh Tamaki of Ouran High School Host Club is somewhat like Kida Masaomi of Durarara!! especially their way of speaking. 
reportRecommended by owie21
Anime: Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou
Hideaki Asaba a man who's background grows roses and who loves entertaining ladies... and who we love to laugh at. If you liked this character from His and Her Circumstances, You will love Ouran a show filled with " rich young men with way to much time on their hands who entertain beautiful young giels who also have too much time." His and Her Circumstances is a light Romance, Slice of Life, Drama and Ouran is Comedy Parody, they still have this in common! 
reportRecommended by BreathOfFire3
Anime: Bonjour♪Koiaji Pâtisserie
Haruhi and Sayuri Both are commoner girls how get a scholarship to a elite school.
Sayuri to Fleurir Confectionary Academy and Haruhi to Ouran Academy.
Both Anime are reverse Harem.

 
reportRecommended by shirley1994
Anime: Genshiken 2
Both are slice-of-lifes with comedy and romance, both center around clubs and their daily happenings, and both have some of the best character interaction in all the anime I've seen. 
reportRecommended by AtaraxiaM
Anime: Mayo Chiki!
Both are about the main character pretending to be the opposite gender to keep a job as a butler. 
reportRecommended by shutyerbug
Anime: Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000%
Both animes are reverse harem, they give of a nice comedy feeling, and a little bit of romace. OHC focus's on a host club while UNPS focus's on their music. But if you like one or another you'll enjoy this. 
reportRecommended by PurpleVH
Anime: D-Frag!
both MC's a dragged into a club while doubting it at first but then they start to like it more and more if you like D-Frag you'll like this  
reportRecommended by LupinTheNerd
Anime: Fairy Tail
The same a little bit but there both comedy. But the only think fairy tail is shounen and ouran high school host club is shoujo 
reportRecommended by sky2a1
Anime: Aikatsu!
They both are about school. Aikatsu is about school girls and Ouran is about school guys. They both have beautiful special effects. And they both have a beautiful character. So if you like Ouran, you should watch Aikatsu, if you like Aikatsu, you should watch Ouran! 
reportRecommended by TheAwesomeHannah
Anime: Shokugeki no Souma
School comedies about a "commoner" arriving at a prestigious school. Food plays a role in both of them, although much more in Shokugeki no Souma. They're both very entertaining. 
reportRecommended by vikki7783
Anime: Love Stage!!
For starters both MC cross dress though while Izumi is a guy Haruhi is a girl.
Rei and Kyouya have the same characters and so do Tamaki and Shougo.
They are both comedies and both have to do with the lives of the rich in a way since in Ouran they deal with kids if millionaires in Love Stage the main character is a son of a show business family.

But yeah they both are romcoms that will put a smile on your face.  
reportRecommended by kazz274
Anime: Jitsu wa Watashi wa
A high school anime harem with a lot of humor and slapstick. Very fast paced and focuses more on jokes and character than romance. 
reportRecommended by Inspector-Spinda
Anime: Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!
Both have the sparkly, colorful main characters portrayed as bishounen stereotypes and characters who are identified by specific character traits. 
reportRecommended by BeCoMiNgAkAnE
Anime: Orenchi no Furo Jijou
They're both ridiculous in many ways but the characters are lovable and adorable. 
reportRecommended by hhitachiin
Anime: B Gata H Kei
B Gata H Kei is a fun, hilarious, romantic, very perverted anime that i really enjoyed! These two animes are at the top of my list and i think if you liked one, you'll like the other. 
reportRecommended by chahandler
Anime: Hyouka
Both feature an introverted protagonist, who joins a club, and makes new friends. While Oreki Houtarou is more into solving mysteries than serving wealthy ladies, if you're like me and love Ouran for its characters and humor, Hyouka is a good choice. And of course, there is a hint of romance too. 
reportRecommended by vanwoman
Anime: K-On!
They have weird antics and activities in their Club 
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Anime: Nabari no Ou
nothing is particulary similar in these animes. but both are really fun to watch. if you liked the funny parts in nabari no oh than you will definately love ouran high school host club. well i did ... 
reportRecommended by gvancad
Anime: Miracle Train: Chuo-sen e Youkoso
Very similar in terms of how their system works. They are a group of men who help out ladies just like Miracle Train.

If you like Miracle Train you'll definitely have the same feel with Ouran Koukou Host Club. 
reportRecommended by Codege-ass1
Anime: Kami nomi zo Shiru Sekai
1. Same type of exaggerated, stereotypical, ironic and satirical kind of comedy.

2. Same settings -- it both take place in a private school. (Though it is not directly stated or emphasized in The World God Only Knows.)

3. Both series stereotypes love, romance and the kind of characters.

4. One of the main characters is very intellectual, manipulative and has that sexy nerd feel.

5. One of the main character is surrounded by the opposite sex.
 
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Anime: Dash! Kappei
they are both awesome comedies and both are in like a school setting and both have fantastic chracters. also the characters/character interactions sort of like similar or something cause that reminds me of each show too. 
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Anime: Akazukin Chacha
both anime are increidbly funny, you will laugh if you watch acc/ouran.
both shoujo, good characters, and they both have romance. 
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Anime: Blood Lad
The plots of these two shows are very different, but if you're looking for a refreshing comedy they have a lot in common! Both shows make references to various media, such as manga. 
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Anime: Kamigami no Asobi
Kamigami is like Ouran with Gods. Both are reverse harem. 
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Anime: Ranma ½
They both have a female main character but they have a more manly attitude to them. Also, both the animes are made up of smaller stories that effect the ending. Both the animes are really good. 
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Anime: Romeo x Juliet
Both main protagonist girls pretend to be a boy. Both main boy and girl fall in love. RomeoXJuliet is more dramatic, less comedic, and less light than Ouran, though. Ouran is mostly comedy, as to RomeoXJuliet is more of Drama. But, if you liked how the girl pretends to be a boy and then falls in love kind of set, then you would enjoy this one/ the other. (: 
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Anime: Nodame Cantabile Paris Hen
Both are mixture of romance and comedy. The difference is that Suoh Tamaki's (one of the male main character) personality is quite similar to Nodame's, and that Fujioka Haruhi is almost like the female side of Chiaki.
 
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Anime: Kirepapa
Both are light-hearted comedies featuring a lovable buffoon (Chisato/Tamaki) and a healthy dose of shonen-ai. 
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Anime: xxxHOLiC
The main characters are both forced to work somewhere and are slowly enjoying it, learning some lessons and enduring embarassing moments:D 
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Anime: Kannagi
They are both really humoristic, sometimes perverted humor in different situations. Jin in Kannagi are a bit of a pervert, and so are the twins in ouran with their brotherly love. I really love the humor in both animes! they've got 10 points both from me! <3 
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Anime: Chou Kuse ni Narisou
i have not watched Chou Kuse ni Narisou yet (sorry >_<) but after reading the des i can tell it is IN A WAY similar to OURAN as the main character Female dresses up like a boy. 
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Anime: Gintama
If Gintama is shounen crack, then Ouran is shoujo crack. They are both utterly random and hilarious. 
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Anime: Gokujou Seitokai
Both revolves around school.
They are both cute, crazy animes.These animes are suitable for all ages .And believe me watching both anime will be a great experience.
Ouran revolves more around school boys and one girl(dressed as a boy)
Gokujou Seitokai has several tomboys who govern over their school (There is also a mad puppet in this anime). They do several exciting and funny things.The story is simple and crazy... not serious type 
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Anime: Kobato.
They're both really sweet romantic anime, kobato is about a girl who is trying to fulfill her wish by helping ppl. Their character is pretty similar since they are both clueless when it comes to love.  
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Anime: Marginal Prince: Gekkeiju no Ouji-tachi
One boy (with OHSHC it's a girl) coming into the lifes of other, quite important boys. I think Haruhi from Ouran High School Host Club and Yuuta from Marginal Prince are the same- they try to help other people out, talk to them, get to know their past (and sometimes future), warms one another's heart, help them sort their problems out. It may not be the same setting, but OHSHC was the first other tv serie that sprang into my mind when I watched Ouran High School Host Club. You can always watch a trailer on youtube if you're not sure whether you'll like the  read more 
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Anime: Paniponi Dash!
An anime comedy involving high school girls 
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Anime: Arakawa Under the Bridge
A fairy normal person becomes involved with a group of not-so-normal people. Everyone has a quirk of some sort that is very fun to watch.

Both are very hilarous!!

 
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Anime: Seiyou Kottou Yougashiten: Antique
Both shows feature pretty boys who come together to form a family of sorts while serving cake to girls. Although Antique Bakery is definitely BL, Ouran is only slashable. 
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Anime: Soul Eater
Soul Eater uses a similar style of humour to Ouran, and this is due to the same staff from both series being part of the team working on Soul Eater. Both series are by Studio Bones. 
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Anime: Otome wa Boku ni Koishiteru
This is an alternative idea in which a boy is pretending to be a girl. It has a different story line and is not as good and popular as Ouran Host Club in terms of quality, but the plots give you a somewhat same amusement. Give it a try ^_~ 
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Anime: Shugo Chara!
-the comedy is really similar, you'll definitely be laughing
-the many hot guys that surround the main character
-in Ouran, you really get to know the characters past their surfaces, and the same goes for Shugo Chara!
-only difference is that it's magical girl. Romance is similar though, the guys are hotttttt!!! 
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Anime: Saiunkoku Monogatari 2nd Season
As I have said in the first season, both are reverse harems. Main protogonist is dense towards romantic relaionships AND they don't bow down to the guys :D If you liked Saiunkoku Monogatari II, I think you'll like Ouran just as much, or even more! XD 
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Anime: Bamboo Blade
They have similar senses of humour, although Bamboo Blade is more serious (sometimes). 
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Anime: Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei
Well, I think that since Tamaki Suou from Ouran High School Host Club talks and talks and talks, he could possibly out-talk Watashi from Tatami Galaxy in terms of monologues. Both shows as a result of these two characters fill the silence with a whole lot of "Blahblahblah" in a very amusing way--either over-hyper or over-monotone--whatever it may be these two individuals easily make the Japanese language seem so dang art-y and word-y. Watashi and Tamaki, also, have the worst time trying to successfully woo the girls of their dreams (Akashi and Haruhi, respectively) who seem to be single, smart, and generally "normal"  read more 
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Anime: Junjou Romantica
Both are very funny anime with cute boys. Though ouran isnt yaoi, it does have boy x boy suggestions and has cross-dressing in it. 
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Anime: Ginban Kaleidoscope
Ouran is very different from Ginban, it's a bit more mature as well as more slice-of-life-ish. But I still find the humor in both stories very similar. They both are funny, sweet, romantic shows. Plus, the main female character in both is very strong!  
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Anime: Yume-iro Pâtissière SP Professional
Sweet romantic story with love triangles. 
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Anime: Minami-ke
Both Mimami ke and Ouran will make you laugh time and again. They are funny, can be poignant at times, are mostly random though Ouran does have something of a plot. Though they are not entirey similar (no anime can be), if you like one then there is a high chance you will enjoy the other.  
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Anime: Paradise Kiss
Light and funny, the two stories are different, but both are heartwarming and simply great. If you like one, you'll definitely appreciate the other one! 
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Anime: Aria The Animation
Well, if you like the kind of anime that combines comedy with a slice of life, then the Aria series is for you, though the themes are completely different, I found that it appealed to much of the same things... An extremely prevalent and light sense of humor, but is serious when it should be. 
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Anime: Zombie-Loan
a girl is stuck with hot guys to pay a debt  
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Anime: Koisuru Tenshi Angelique: Kagayaki no Ashita
Well, there are lots of bishies trying to get to one girl. This girl, angelique, is quite dense and a little clumsy with her emotions and compassions that sometimes she makes the guys hopelessly romantic for her. She wants to protect the universe and those somewhat like guardians against those evil spawn... even though some of the bishies will risk their lives for her... she kinda like the lead girl here in ouran, haruhi, doesn't care bout herself only of other's well being... 
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Anime: Love Hina
The story is very similar because it revolves around a central character(who actually kindda look alike) surrounded by members of the opposite sex; also, the main story isn't love, but it seems to involve all of the characters. 
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Anime: Great Teacher Onizuka
You just gonna die laughing watching either of them.Gto reckless jokes and action(by onizuka) plus random jokes(and very lovable characters that develop nicely) of ouran == pure fun!!! And of-course both of them are about school. Dont miss!! 
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Anime: Ristorante Paradiso
The waiters in Ristorante not only capture the hearts of their customers like the boys of the Ouran Host Club, but they also all have their own unique attributes despite most of them wearing glasses. Nicoletta, like Haruhi, questions the strange yet entrancing ways of these gentlemen and eventually becomes fond of the warm atmosphere surrounding them and the restaurant they call home. If you want a more European version of Ouran without all the frills and sparkles (and a bit of pasta, too), then give Ristorante Paradiso a try. 
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Anime: Karin
Same as Special A in thats its a school setting and has lots of funny. The only diffrence is that it has zodiac reference but its still very good. 
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Anime: Rosario to Vampire
The main characters in both animes starts at new school, special schools where the main characters are different from the others on the school, they have a secret, there are a lot of humor in both of the animes, the the main characters both animes join clubs :P and (this is the last one, i promise) they are both about love. 
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Anime: Neo Angelique Abyss
Well, the first episode started on a school... there are lots of bishies trying to get to one girl. This girl, angelique, is quite dense. She wants to protect the orb hunters or those somewhat like guardians against those evil spawn... even though some of the bishies will risk their lives for her... she kinda like the lead girl here in ouran, haruhi, doesn't care bout herself only of other's well being... 
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Anime: Mitsu x Mitsu Drops
For different reasons both girls become servants for rich guys, however Ouran is much funnier and is more elaborate in plot. 
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Anime: Toshokan Sensou
The female protagonists are very similar. They are strong, funny and yet vulnerable all at the same time.

The relationships they enter into with the male characters are also great because they develop more naturally over time. They are not sappy or fake but there is a lovely tenderness and protectiveness towards one another that was great and heartfelt.

So overall witty and lovable characters, great stories, nice artwork..  
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Anime: Code-E
Although these two are different by reality and fantasy they both include the misadventures of friends and are both quite enjoyable. Both stories are centered around two girls of both which the guy falls for.  
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