There's a love story that begins as a rivalry on the side of the girl. both involve maid :D
both girls fight or deny their sentiments, and are strong willed.
Kaichou wa maid-sama is better imho, because the story of himitsu no ai chan seems to have evolved from a one volume story to a serialization, so the first chapters are too quick and go over a lot of things that could have been better thought out a little slower for a few extra chapters :).
Basically the same idea.
-Double Harem in Himitsu no Ai-Chan (basically all the girls like Reo) and (Reo,Takumi likes Ai)
-Double Harem in Kaichou wa Maid-sama! (Basically all the girls likes Usi) and (Usi,and Hinata likes Misaki)
-Both female leads are working as Maids in secret (although both have different reasons)
-Basically both lead females are tomboy-ish and most of the girls in school like/love them
-Usi and Takumi are part of the cooking staff for the maid cafe
-Both female leads are kind of...erm..dense
-Both female leads have black hair
-Both mangas have strong female leads.
-Both heroines have a part-time job that involves cosplay or a "secret life"
-Both male leads are popular and handsome
-Both males don't have any interest with girls except the heroine
Overall, they're both great mangas!!!!!!!!
Both of the female main characters view the male main characters as their ultimate rival. Because both female main characters are too stubborn to notice the male main characters' feelings, the male main characters propose date resulting challenges which both the female main characters accept.
I wouldn't say that both manga have the same feeling, but they both have two rivals falling for each other. Special A has a lot of characters and we get to see their stories too. Overall, I liked Special A more than Himitsu no ai-chan.
Both girls have their school rivals catch them working at a cosplay cafe and feel vulnerable about their secret being exposed. The relationship progresses a bit differently in each case, but the general level of hysteria around keeping the secret under wraps is very similar.
both mangas involves a high school girl working as a maid in a cosplay shop and a guy whom she is enemies/rivals with who "falls in love with her<3" . both also involve a relative (uncle) who is the owner of that shop.
-Both are about girls rivalled with the school prince
-Both girls are discovered working at a maid/cosplay cafe by school prince
-Both go on dates (disguised as a cute girl) with school prince
Both are really cute, funny stories :)
The heroines of both mangas are strong yet completely bewildered by love and dating. Rather than being the Basketball Team's manager Aiko is a player on the girl's team, teased by Leo, the male baskeball player. Both have male leads who are fawned over by other girls, yet fall for the unexpected girl. However, Himistu no Ai-chan brings in the maid cafe element whereas, Namikizakari focuses solely more around the Basketball club.
Think of this Himistu no Ai-chan as Namaikizakari meets Kaichou wa Maid-sama. Both are great reads!
Both manga are telling the story of love, with the guy, who is trying his best to keep a girl from school his girlfriend. She is new in 'that things' and very shy so she is learning just little by little how to treat good her new boyfriend.
Both mangas are about a girl who wants to take revenge on the male main character.
In Kimi no sei the female MC wants to take revenge over the boy who bullied her a long time ago, and in Himitsu no Ai-chan it's Ai who wants to finally win and take revenge over Leo
Guy fell in love with a gril [ she doesn't know about that - as always ], he is trying his best, but from the begining he don't really know if it is even possible to make her his. I am saying here abaout Andou [ in Strobe Edge ] and main couple in Himitsu no Ai-Chan
The guy is first to fallen in love with the main femile character - so he try to make her feel the same. The girls is confident but at the same time shy and don't know how to behave in the relationship. The main goal is to found out what love is.
From the start main characters don't really like each other ( I would even say hate ), but from some events they fall in love and try too keep do their best in the relationship. Also, the guy in both manga play basketball.
In both manga girls are strong and stubborn - never give up. Don't really know what love is, never expirience any relationship and also - are behaving like a tomboy. The guys are fallen in love with them from the start but as well they like to tease the one they cherish.
It's the same - love, when the guy is totally crazy about one girl and try to make her fall in love with him. Also, the passion of guys in both manga is basketball. The females don't really know how to behave next to their new boyfirends, this is their first time in holding hand / kissing / sex etc.
Both are for mature audiences. Both are focused around the main characters blossoming relationship & the hardships they have to overcome along the way. Both male main characters openly claim that the female main characters are their "toy".
In both, started off with the girl doesn't like the guy, the guy fall in love first. The girl dressed up and the guy asked her out, 'seemingly' not knowing that the girl is someone 'close' he know, and they started going on dates.The girl then fall in love with the guy.
In both manga passion from girl and a guy is sport. In Himitsu and Beniiro girls are strong ans stubborn - hate to lose and give their everything in the matches. The guys also will do everything to win. From the start they don't really like each other, always teasing and try out who is better - but later on they fall in love.
In the start guy is in love with one girl - who's feeling are just begining. From the first sight it looks like they don't really like each other, but later on, they relised they are ment to be together.