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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


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 5, 2006 to Sep 27, 2006
Premiered: Spring 2006
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:50 (JST)
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Bones
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.361 (scored by 311,041 users)
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Ranked: #1902
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Popularity: #61
Members: 494,539
Favorites: 23,100


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 
report Recommended by slayra
Contains similar amount of cute, comedy, sugary sweet and sometimes even a taste of drama. Characters are all likable, without any significant villian, plus both are full of attractive guys, a huge eyed female protagonist, episodic events and most of all, a feel-good factor 
report Recommended by ZJun
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. 
report Recommended by Xinil
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 
report Recommended by tsubasagirl101
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 
report Recommended by iNinjeek
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 
report Recommended by momiji-no-kimi
Pretty much the same, its just that Ouran is more focused on humor and LoveCom on romance. Love them both SOO much :D 
report Recommended by Hagu
Both stories are harem. Both stories involve cute guys that will make you fall in love. :) 
report Recommended by kimmynova24
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.  
report Recommended by keymoriah
Both are hilarious and they are almost on the same line, only difference is that Ouran probably has more drama in it. 
report Recommended by DragonsWhip
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. 
report Recommended by noneexistent
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.  
report Recommended by shadowsirenv
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. 
report Recommended by joeshimatsu
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. 
report Recommended by Deep
A light-hearted circus-like genderbender with some substance. 
report Recommended by Welyn
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. 
report Recommended by samuraibunny
They have similar elements of comedy, and are fun to watch. 
report Recommended by Anna519
Similar characters,similar script and similar people but they are boys of course and similar reactions with Ouran High School Host Club :) 
report Recommended by levi-kun
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. 
report Recommended by silasw
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... 
report Recommended by lowell
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.  
report Recommended by kittenz73
1- Both of them have a plot-twist in the first episode
2-Both of them Are reserve-harem
3-Both of them have many Bishounen
4-Both of them are set in a school
report Recommended by 3ZOZ999Z
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 
report Recommended by Sarif
Both are associated to cross-dressing that contain hilarious gags complemented with an interesting cast of characters. 
report Recommended by Vizard
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. 
report Recommended by EvilYuli
Both of these shows involve a group of high school students organizing their own club. They are equally hilarious comedies. 
report Recommended by kyorika
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 
report Recommended by Orulyon
Many bishounens help girls with their problems, both are comedies 
report Recommended by doorotka
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! 
report Recommended by johnisnothisdate
Meganebu is like Ouran, minus the plot, but 10 times the absurdity. 
report Recommended by EnjeruHimura
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. 
report Recommended by b1051211
While the story of these two anime are fairly different, they both share a main character who often dresses and acts like you would expect of the opposite gender, another main who is quite carefree but very passionate when they do care about something, as well as both generally taking place in a high class/wealthy environment. Character interactions along with the comedy are also very similar between these two anime.  
report Recommended by Mystifire

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.


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 
report Recommended by Nasty001
Breaking the Vases, and working for someone rich to pay off the depts=D 
report Recommended by Rogerli10
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. 
report Recommended by Neko-Hoshishima
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. 
report Recommended by DJackerick
It's another great comedy/romance shojo series, although it's definitely got less of a horror/mystery flavor. 
report Recommended by koizumi_miwa
Ouran is a show that portrays similar feelings and emotions to Toradora! but conveyed in a different manner. 
report Recommended by Vengeful-Wolves
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 
report Recommended by Haras
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. 
report Recommended by johnisnothisdate
If you just finished ouran and want something similar to it... or the other way around. This anime will fill this gap. It includes the different archetypes and such. Also the MC like Heina is monotone like the main character in Ouran.  
report Recommended by Stephxx
Cute guys in a high school setting who happen to have their lives revolve around one girl. 
report Recommended by Yemi_Hikari
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 
report Recommended by rosebudmelissa
Both have to do with school and comedy with a little drama as well, a interesting melody (music) that plays in both series. 
report Recommended by sarah7
Does this website remind anyone of facebook or is it just me?

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.  
report Recommended by asianbubbles123
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 
report Recommended by katrak
Both are anime about a new girl at school who is liked by a prominent member of the school. 
report Recommended by crazyisgood
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. 
report Recommended by 4Brads
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.  
report Recommended by Melancholy42
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 
report Recommended by EtnaEraclea
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! 
report Recommended by minwonderland
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. 
report Recommended by LoveAnimes
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. 
report Recommended by IceAndCream
- 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'/ 
report Recommended by Rokdm
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. 
report Recommended by Minori-ki
Both are absolutely perfect and hilarious parodies of typical shoujo genres, Ouran of otome/reverse-harems and Binan of the magical girl warrior genre (like Sailor Moon). Ouran does this by having an unusual heroine who takes things in stride and just won't play along with the shoujo script. Binan does this by replacing the usual middle school girl heroines with high school BOYS, who then point out every bit of ridiculousness about what is happening while still going along with it. Oh, and they are also practically naked in a bath house about 50% of the time and constantly and intentionally tease Boys Love between the  read more 
report Recommended by noirgrimoir
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. 
report Recommended by JallyNyan
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.
report Recommended by Amberleh
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. 
report Recommended by locklockboy
Kamigami is like Ouran with Gods. Both are reverse harem. 
report Recommended by KittyKatWombat
Both are genderbend reverse harems with a tomboyish main girl who can hold her own surrounded by rambunctious boys. Obviously Ouran is a much better series, but at 12 minutes per episode Girl Beats Boys isn't a bad watch. It's low budget but mindless fun.  
report Recommended by Amberleh
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. 
report Recommended by wonderlander_7
This is a bit of a stretch but I'd recommend AkaYona if you liked OHSHC. Both main characters are strong female leads who want to stand up for themselves. However, they are surrounded by a group of males who want to do nothing more than to protect them. However both main characters are stubborn, and refuse to let the guys do everything for them. The males are hesitant, but they are happy to comply, and respect them and their decisions.  
report Recommended by edokitkate
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. 
report Recommended by saphireninja
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. 
report Recommended by ASHGARY
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. 
report Recommended by halcyon
It is a reverse harem type of show with the girl being the center of attention it is also during a high school atmosphere. 
report Recommended by wolfangel87
An anime comedy involving high school girls 
report Recommended by wesley96
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!!

report Recommended by GothicShadow22
I'm pretty sure many of you have either watched this or have heard of this anime/manga. Both OHSHC and Sakamoto Desu Ga have school settings and lots of comedy. There is also a character in OHSHC that looks just like Sakamoto and shares his "cool-ness". 
report Recommended by Domkey28
- Both follow a person joining a society of sorts against their will

- Similar visual comedy, both have over exaggerated faces and arrows and emotions shown in symbols

- Both are directed by Takuya Igarashi, same style of sarcastic comedy and flow of jokes

They are different in the the fact that Bungou Stray Dogs is more serious than OHSHC. 
report Recommended by purplepinapples
Both main male lead (Fujisaki/Bossun & Tamaki) are somewhat similar:
-They formed a club with similar goal (Host Club has a more specific goal though).
-They like to motivate others.
-The club members respected them so much (although sometimes they make fun of them lol).
-Both extremely care about their friends.
-Both have similar personalities: (Easy going, cocky and easily irritated).
-Both like to do funny stuff which make them look stupid.

Both are great comedy anime that fun to watch. 
report Recommended by renzospark
A high school anime harem with a lot of humor and slapstick. Very fast paced and focuses more on jokes and character than romance. 
report Recommended by Inspector-Spinda
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 
report Recommended by Gigglepud
I know that a lot of people like the Ouran host club and that there is no season two.
If you want to see something similar to get rid of the empty feeling, watch Gakuen Handsome. They both take place in a high school, have a great usage of jokes, nice art style and chins. Gakuen Handsome is airing at the moment, that means that you can watch and enjoy it every week. I really recommend Gakuen Handsome.

I hope that you like and enjoy it ;)
report Recommended by Dank_Yukko
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.

report Recommended by shirley1994
I don't know why, but everyone person that I know that watched ouran loved noragami. The show has some really good comedy and great characters. It also has some tragedy and romance (not too much but it's alright) I would try it! 
report Recommended by iiSneaker
both series revolves around a group of boys with distinct character. Each male character represents a specific stereotype.
both series are cute, comedy and romantic 
report Recommended by Afternoon
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

report Recommended by oreinjji
Both are about the main character pretending to be the opposite gender to keep a job as a butler. 
report Recommended by shutyerbug
They're both ridiculous in many ways but the characters are lovable and adorable. 
report Recommended by hhitachiin
A girl with a bunch of guys as best friends that are hot. 
report Recommended by iNinjeek
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  
report Recommended by Browe
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. 
report Recommended by vanwoman
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. 
report Recommended by PurpleVH
The appeal of these series stems largely from their absurd, over-the-top humour. However, underneath their silliness, they are also heartwarming love stories. These are fun romantic comedies for anybody to enjoy! 
report Recommended by DalekQueen
They have weird antics and activities in their Club 
report Recommended by worldvision
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. 
report Recommended by kyorika
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.
report Recommended by RedvelvetDaisuki
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. 
report Recommended by Mathewfigglehorn
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! 
report Recommended by BreathOfFire3
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 
report Recommended by sky2a1
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. 
report Recommended by toblyvikku
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. 
report Recommended by Thorndrop
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! 
report Recommended by TheAwesomeHannah
Light-hearted romantic comedies involving the rich and a "commoner" in a semi-harem based school setting. While some jokes are shared/similar, each has their own separate characters and story. What separate's these anime's the most (thus far: Shomin Sample still airing) is being that Shomin Sample also contains some ecchi scenes.  
report Recommended by nekonoroi
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. 
report Recommended by chahandler
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.  
report Recommended by kazz274
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 
report Recommended by mittUPPEilivet
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 
report Recommended by Scrtbook
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. 
report Recommended by Lucena
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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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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-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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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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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. 
report Recommended by Greyskulduggery
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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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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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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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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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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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. 
report Recommended by animaiden
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.  
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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. 
report Recommended by midori-
both anime are increidbly funny, you will laugh if you watch acc/ouran.
both shoujo, good characters, and they both have romance. 
report Recommended by midori-
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. 
report Recommended by AtaraxiaM
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. 
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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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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! 
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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. 
report Recommended by Numi
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. 
report Recommended by AtaraxiaM
An anime comedy involving high school girls 
report Recommended by wesley96
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.  
report Recommended by lilbabixdevil
Sweet romantic story with love triangles. 
report Recommended by Minori-ki
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. 
report Recommended by Ophelia3S
If you're the type of anime lover that likes stories set in caffeteria, these two are good for you. Ouran High School Host Club has characters hosting a cafe only for fun while Ame-iro Cocoa has characters who are really working in a cafe. In addition to the way the anime is colorfully attractive, it's great to watch bishounens like these, putting aside the length of episodes and the plots. It's a great anime. 
report Recommended by keyzc
For different reasons both girls become servants for rich guys, however Ouran is much funnier and is more elaborate in plot. 
report Recommended by Nikkicat
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. 
report Recommended by tactfuldemon
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.  
report Recommended by Haras
They are both silly and have such fun story lines. I recommend them both, but in particular Welcome to the NHK! 
report Recommended by Tsukiryu09
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 ... 
report Recommended by gvancad
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. 
report Recommended by stackleberg
a girl is stuck with hot guys to pay a debt  
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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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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!! 
report Recommended by Nosakos
The main characters are both forced to work somewhere and are slowly enjoying it, learning some lessons and enduring embarassing moments:D 
report Recommended by foxgirl
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. (: 
report Recommended by unknown1o1
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.
report Recommended by suzumehime
Both are light-hearted comedies featuring a lovable buffoon (Chisato/Tamaki) and a healthy dose of shonen-ai. 
report Recommended by XanthReborn
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 
report Recommended by indigokhoos
If Gintama is shounen crack, then Ouran is shoujo crack. They are both utterly random and hilarious. 
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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 
report Recommended by zewho
They have similar senses of humour, although Bamboo Blade is more serious (sometimes). 
report Recommended by Nyktos
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. 
report Recommended by anika12332
Suoh Tamaki of Ouran High School Host Club is somewhat like Kida Masaomi of Durarara!! especially their way of speaking. 
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