Haruhi Fujioka and Tsukushi Makino are both poor girls at elite schools. They both aren't the type of people who "center" around the most popular guy [Tamaki and Tsukasa]. And they are both high school stories.
One middle-class girl and her reverse-harem of insanely wealthy guys, coming right up! Ouran is intentionally a lot more gimmicky and silly to the point of ocassional parody when it comes to its approach, but Hanadan's funny moments are not exactly scarce.
Both of the stories' main characters come from a hard working class while going to a rich/more prestige school. Both the characters also start forming an acquaintance to some boys from that school. Something that is different is the guys' characters, and the relationship they form with the main characters. Also although HYD is fun at times, Ouran High School has more humour in it and thus making the manga a bit more easy going. Both are great and I seriously recommend you read them both!
Both stories deal with bullying at schools, and a girl who goes against the norm and gets outcast for it. Both series get pretty violent at times, and both lead males have a soft side to them. While there are love triangles in both series, don't expect penguin brothers to have nearly as much romance as hana yori dango does. Still, both series are cute and fun reads.
Both mangas revolve around incidents which occur in a school the main character attends. Both main characters have to deal with being singled out by fellow pupils for, basically, standing up for what they believe in. There are quite a few 'plot twists' in Hana Yori Dango and Penguin Brothers which are similar. Both mangas involve some form of love triangle.
Yup, coming to a new school and eventually meeting trouble by speaking out against the corrupted order (lead by their male interest), and thus the whole school goes against you. Yet, this chaos and bullying only ignites the fire in the heroines' heart, and eventually changes other hearts as well.
Both main characters have to deal with being hassled by their fellow students and are named after some form of plant (Tanpopo [Imadoki!] - dandelion, Makino [HYD] - weed)
Both main characters share a love interest in cold men who have suffered difficult pasts. Some similar plot developments between the relationships.
Tsukushi is strong just like Tanpopo and you will enjoy the love story as well. There's always pressure and conflict, but there's always a side of comedy as well. Both stories are fantastic so check them out and you'll love it for sure, if you're a shoujo otaku that it...
Both main protagonists are poor while attending an elite school. They are very tough as to being bullied by the classmates of the main guy, but not letting that effect them (as both heroines are strong-willed to their purpose).
As a development, other characters are mightly influenced by the main girl, either by her strength or her personality. The main guy first appears cold, suffering from the difficult side of a wealthy background.
Love triangles emerge, great drama, good comedy on the side. Although Imadoki! is much shorter, both are amazing stories from the romantic-drama world.
Shoujo standards about love between an unlikely couple. In Mars they get and stay together early and have outside forces to contend with, while in HanaDan its their own problems that typically provide the problems.
Both the main girl is tough even though she gets bullied a lot by the girls who are jealous at her high school cuz she dates the most popular guy in the school but she doesnt let them get to her and keeps moving forward. They are both so dramatic but i really liked them :)
Although the main female in HYD isn't gloomy like Sunako, both of them are strong and surrounded by four good-looking guys. Other characters are also alike in personalities and both are romances with some comedy. Both stories are really sweet and you'd probably enjoy them.
Both have reverse-harem, romance comedy. Both female leads are strong and the guys are the most popular people in school. And the characters Ranmaru Morii (YNSH) and Akira Mimasaka (HYD)are really similar too(both are playboys that have taste for older women). If you liked one you will possibly like the other.
There are various aspects of Hot Gimmick that is similar to Hana Yori Dango. First, you have a reverse harem situation, where the plot is based upon a female character & a harem of male characters. Next, the main male characters of both mangas share similar characteristics. Last, the development of the relationship between the two main characters. The female characters both have a 'Do I? Dont I?' attitude towards the male & the obstacles in the relationship are also similar. ^.^
Both series have a heroine who has to deal with a romantic interest who starts off as a bully. Because of the social differences between the characters ("You can't stand up to him! Don't you know who his mother is?") they have the same kind of feel a lot of the time, and both series have more romantic interests turn up along the way.
Both series have a strong lead female, both face the shoujo demographic with a drama background. In both, we can see the maturation of the characters through facing differents conflicts.
Both series are recommended, both will make you love their characters and live their experiences through its plot.
The female leads are similar as they are pressured by their peers (at different levels of severity), they get called average by those surrounding them (looks, grades, etc) and share similar love interests. Yoo-Min and Tsukasa both bully the girls they love without realizing the troubles they're causing and are leaders of groups which are notorious within their area. There are also some similar plots, such as the female lead being kidnapped in a revenge plot against the male lead then get saved by the male lead.
Both HYD and Cat Street are by Kamio Yoko. While their story and plot lines are different, the character interations are very similar, as well as overall plot development. In addition to that, her character styles are very similar. If you like the art and humor of HYD or CS, then you would like the other as well.
The actual plot of these two mangas are not that similar, but they do bear several similarities in what I think are the most important aspects. They are both about a unique girl (main character), a special school, and a group of close friends.
They are both sweet romances and full of humour. They will hold your attention your whole way through and have very nice drawing style (they are by the same authour). When I was reading them I just could not put them down!
Cipher and Hana yori Dango are probably one of the best shoujo manga's and over all manga's I have ever read. Both story lines are very well written, dramatic , constantly keeps you on the egde of your seat and you will find you self staying up all night reading them
- Both of them are shoujo romances
- They both go through the daily lives/romances of a group of boys and one girl
- The main girl likes one of the guys but he likes someone else, so she tries to help them get together before the girl he likes goes aboard
- Both deal with love triangles
- Both are really funny but also have a lot of touching moments
I think they are prrety similar because both of them have a lot of drama,and in both of the their are two best friends,who fell in love with the same girl.In my opinion Bokura ga ita is more dramatic than Hana yori dango but I enjoyed reading them very much.
While these two mangas have characters with very different ages (Kodomo is elementary and middle school while Hana Yori Dango is high school) The dynamic is similar; A bad boy who is misunderstood and the strong-willed girl that creates a change in them.
This is not a shoujo of giggling awkward moments, like nervousness about holding hands or kisses, but more about the serious and adult-like situations that the characters go through together. Situations quickly turn life-threatening and will pull the reader from laughing to tears.
Hana Yori Dango had underlining themes of class separation and money while Kodomo no Omocha focused on problems in families and a psychological reasoning behind a person's problems and stigmas.
Both wonderful stories! If you're interested, Hana Yori Dango is really long with over 100 chapters while Kodomo no Omocha is just 50, but both have anime versions and Hana Yori Dango even has a live-action one on Hulu! read more
these are similar because they both involve the main character being a target of the whole school - students in both stories do this because they are following a tradition. they both involve the 'boss' of the school to confront the main character and the protagonist tries to understand them. happy reading :)
If you liked Hana Yori Dango, you may like Girl in Heels. There definitely are differences between the two but there are also some similarities in the male leads' personalities. The guys are popular, and are both the type of guys who lead a group of friends, and they both have something odd with their hair that the girl makes fun of. The female leads are different but both do not break from bullying from the male lead and the bullying is more from the guy liking them but both guys change and improve. Hana Yori Dango is a shoujo manga while Girl in Heels is a manhwa so the art styles are very different. Both feature bullying and abuse from the guy but it changes as the story goes along. Girl in Heels is pretty different from the typical shoujo manga style.  read more
Both female leads are stronger from the usual characters we stumble upon in the shoujo manga world . They stand up and defend themselves and people around them, aren't afraid to work and have their first kiss stolen by the ''bad guy'' tee-hee , and both male characters have similar personas such as putting up a tough facade just to find out later than they are really sweet and caring , make ''cruel'' remarks towards our female lead just for some attention, always jumping in to rescue.
The plot is really different between the two stories and the two main girs are different :
-Makoto takes a really long time to realise her feelings for Tsukasa whereas Chouko has always loved Megane_kun.
-Tsukasa and Megane-kun are somehow alike because they are impulsive, jealous, and possesive guys. But when they love they are very passionate.
In my opinion, Hana Yori Dango is really a classic and it is much more better than the other manga but you still can try it because you will find some similarities in the boys behaviours.
The prince is just like Tsukasa! Rich, unstopable, cute and basically do anything to be with the one he loves. The girl is very similar to our Tsukushi: strong, brave and simply doesn't fall in love with the male lead right away. It also has a long term story, the years goes by and it is so interesting! The ending is happy, of course, but there are too many troubles untill there. I must say 100% Perfect Girl and Hana Yori Dango are my favorites, and I like both because of the samme reason.
Both are tales of heartwarming romance centering on a strong female lead who has to overcome great obstacles. She is not appealing in the stereotypical way and transforms everyone around her. Both have some comedy and numerous atrractive males.
Hana Yori Dango and Crossroad both have female leads who at first are quiet and feel they'll be better off alone but as the story progresses they both open themselves up and become strong with the help of the people surrounding them. They both have a sort of forbidden romance (hana yori dango has it later on) and the main female has multiple guys crushing on her.
Both have a group of pretty boys who seem to hold all the power in the school. Also, these groups target one person in the entire school to bully. This target unfortunately suffers from constant bullying from the entire school; however, the main targets in these two mangas take a stand and fight back.
They both kind of have the same plot. A girl is being marked to be bullied by a stupid guy with three friends (though in "Nobles..." the friends are 2 guys and 1 girl).
All her friends stop talking to her for being afraid; everyone in the school start teasing her making her life miserable.
Even though Nobles... is not finished yet I think the ending will be quite predictable, so if that's the case it'll have a different ending than the one in HYD.
I have to say that while HYD is one of my favourites mangas of all times, NLC is not that good, but you might like it anyway. read more
Both are great shoujo romance series about a couple no one thought would ever happen, whose biggest relationship obstacle seems to be themselves. Both also have great supporting casts who gradually get fleshed out and have their own great subplots.
Both feature strong female leads and slightly twisted male leads that are altered by the experiences they go through with the female lead. Also both have artwork which starts out really rough, but gets progressively better. The two are also from the romantic genre, but other then that, their genres and story lines are VERY different. Basara has a lot more action then Hana Yori Dango, which is purely a romantic tale.
The triangle relationship in Anta Nante Okotowari reminded me so much of Hana Yori Dango. Kaoru and Yui didn't get off to the right foot, and Kaoru would rather tease Yui rather than admit that he's smitten. Meanwhile, Mika appears whenever the moment is right. Just like Tsukasa, Makino, and Rui.
Both series feature a romance between an ordinary high school girl and a boy who's from a completely different world (socially in HYD, literally in MeruPuri). They also both feature memory loss plotlines that have strong similarities.
Even though the plots are quite different, the fact that misunderstandings always pile up and cause the relationship to grow apart is very similar between the two..
Both are good long romantic comedies but keep in mind that the art in both starts hideous and gradually becomes much better later on
Both the male leads are similar in the sense that they are both feared for their fighting skills and admired by girls (more for money/social status with regards to Domyoji and looks for Gang Naru). Both female leads remain strong when facing adversity from their class mates (Makino is often bullied due to her social status - HYD, while for Ida it's because of her maid-master relationship with Mimi in HD2R)
These two mangas are really similar, the art, the characters (seriously alot alike), the situations (such as the transfering troubles) and the never ending are they getting together or not? kinda thing.
Girl becomes involved in a relatiionship with someone of a higher status, facing many problems along the way to make the relationship recognised by those around them. Private Prince is much more smuttier though.
Two stories about a girl that - against her own will - gets sucked into the world of the rich. There are also lots of unrequited love.
Don't think these stories are alike though. This recommendation is for the people seeking the same elements. HYD is longer, and therefore it has more depth and drama.
Let's see.. starts off with an uncaring kind of guy, the main girl does something to stand up to him (whether it would be for his disrespect or just long hair), and he responds by picking on her. And soon after that turns to love..
Both stories actually go deeper than that, with a girl that would do something you would not totally expect. For Hana Yori Dango, she's strong-willed and determined, which can be said the same for KKwH. Both heroines have an influential aspect, where their love interest is just some cold person that really stands out (really rich guy in Hana Yori Dango versus smart, handsome womanizer in KKH) and would really change their ways once in a relationship with her.
Because they both have that drama aspect, their relationships would be on-off. Nevertheless, these two stories can really get you hooked and can be worth the look. (For my comment, whether they're worth the full read or not also depends on the person as they both have mixed reviews). read more
Both have a strong girl being bullied by the main guy, who uses his high popularity to influence others into harming her. Only when she proves those tricks ineffective does he begin to see her in a different light. (It's actually a bit different for Watashi, where the relationship does not start out this way but emerges as part of the story development)
For recommendations, not much can be said. Watashi is still too early to tell, but shows wonderful art and story so far; Hana Yori Dango is just full of drama, going along a great story; Both feature love triangles (between the two main guys and the girl). HYD is a longg read, whereas Watashi is still new/ongoing - but my recom. goes towards the beginning psychology of the main guy onto the main girl. read more
The male character is powerful in both the political and economic worlds, yet chooses to "chase" a common girl with no known reputation? The female lead is strong and constantly denies her love for the lead male character.
While the story isn't quite identical, HBW struck me as very similar to HYD. A poor female must overcome many obstacles, including the wealthy vs. poor class separation. They also both contain very strong, independent women that are determined to be their own person.
Hana Yori Dango is a prequel of Crazy for you (source: MangaUpdates) Same storyline: girl likes guy, guy likes another girl, but still he tries something with the other girl. yada yada yada. lots of drama!