Princess Princess, Maria†Holic Recommendations
Princess Princess and Maria Holic follow the exact same premise, having males crossdressing as females in a school setting. The comedy element in both derives almost exclusively from the unlikely situations that arise from having traps as the main characters. Maria Holic is a parody that targets shows like Marimite with gusto while Princess Princess is not as referential and more interested in mocking yaoi conventions. They may be niche titles, to some extent at least, but these titles are very likely to share at least some of their fanbase.
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Even though PriPri is set in a all-male school and MH is set in a all-female school, both have the same feeling.
Both are comedies, and both basically make fun of, respectively, the shounen-ai and shoujo-ai genres.
Also, Yuujirou and Mariya are similar: both are pretty, blond, uber popular, and quite sadistic boys.
Crossdressing boys, room for slash, only diff is that Princess Princess is an all-boys school.
You could call Princess Princess the brother anime to Maria Holic. The two anime involve crossdressing, are set in same-sex schools as well as having shounen ai and shoujo ai hints. Although both anime may have these hints there is actually nothing concrete from these genres, at most, a kiss.
Maria Holic, set in an all girls Catholic school could be considered a 'black comedy' since the main character Maria, is known to be a sadistic cross-dressing boy who bullies the bonafide lesbian and focuses on the idea of homosexuality a lot more whereas Princess Princess is more of an all-round comedy that deals with
- The main character in Maria Holic transfers to an all girls school, the main character in Princess Princess transfers to an all boys school
- Both shows have cross dressing boy(s) as its setup
- Maria Holic has hints of shoujo ai, Princess Princess has hints of shounen ai
- The blond cross dresser's are pretty similar
- Both are comedies