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Anime Like Ouran Highschool Host Club - Anime Recommendations

Updated on July 1, 2013
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Anime Like Ouran Highschool Host Club

If you enjoyed Ouran Highschool Host Club, then some of the following animes might be of interest to you.

Boys Over Flowers
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Boys Over Flowers

Tsukushi comes for a poor family and she attends a school called the Eitoku Academy, which is more well suited for kids from a wealthy family. Due to her being poor, she is considered by many to be the "outcast" of the school. There is a boy group called the "F4", also known as the Flower Four. They rule the school and the leader(Tsukasa) is from a powerful family in Japan. He starts taking a liking to Tsukushi as she is the only girl that does not fawn over him. The other members of the group consist of Akira, a laid back and peaceful guy; Sojirou the playboy and Rui, the quiet and calm violinist. A potential love triangle happens as Tsukushi falls for Rui while Tsukasa starts chasing Tsukushi...

Special A
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S.A - Special A

The female lead of the anime Hikari Hanazono always comes second best to Kei Takishima. Ever since Hikari became a wrestling enthusiast, she always prides herself in being the best at whatever she does. That is, until she challenges Kei to a competitive wrestling match. Sadly, she was defeated hands down by Kei. Feeling demoralized and vengeful, she swore that she would beat Kei in academics, sports or whatever he participates in. She starts going to the same school he does and directly competes with him. However, she cannot seem to beat him in academics and comes in second yet again. While she is struggling to beat Kei, she is oblivious to the fact that Kei actually likes her and that perhaps they could be together...

Peach Girl
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Peach Girl

Being the former member of the school swim team, Momo Adachi is often "labeled" as a "slut" due to her being easily tanned. Her one and only "friend" is actually the one that spreads this blatant lies to other school mates due to her jealousy against her beauty. Now, Momo has a crush on one of her school mates named Toji. He is a good baseball player. The interesting part is that Sae also likes Toki, so she deliberately spreads rumors about Momo making out with a playboy called Kairi. The incident did happen but it was Kairi with started to kiss Momo, leaving her stunned. Thankfully, Sae's scheme about Momo eventually gets exposed and Toji got back together with Momo. Things start getting crazy again as Sae plans another scheme to break them up...

Fruits Basket
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Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is an independent girl trying to support herself when her mother passed away in a car accident. She eventually found the most unlikely of places that could help her out with her living situation. She ends up living with Yuki Sohma and his partners in crime Shigure and Kyo. The interesting thing about the Sohma's is that they have a curse from the Chinese Zodiac signs. Every time they hug the opposite sex, feel weak or under stress, they turn into the Zodiac animals. Tohru finds this out and promises not to let the cat out of the bag. She is then determined to help them break this curse. She eventually finds the spirits behind the curse and perhaps she could change the Sohma's dreaded curse forever...

School Rumble
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School Rumble

Now School Rumble has a bigger group then the Ouran Highschool Host Club. There is a main male and female lead. They are Harima Kenji and Tenma Tsukamoto respectively. Now, Harima is a cool delinquent that has a secret crush on Tenma. On the other side, Tenma adores another classmate named Oji Karasuma, who is oblivious to almost everything. Both leads have trouble expressing their love in this highly comedic love triangle. The romance doesn't stop there as there are also many couple pairings in the school that makes this an amusing and entertaining anime. They also have a second season as well due to its popularity. I would highly recommend that you watch this together with Peach Girl.

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Anime Like Ouran Highschool Host Club Conclusion

There you have it! I have watched all of the above anime when I was younger. Peach Girl and School Rumble definitely stood out for me. Boys Over Flowers was good as well, although I suspect many might be turned off by the hand drawn animation. Anyway, be sure to check them out!


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      4 years ago

      If you enjoyed Boys Over Flowers, I highly recommend the Korean live-action version. It was very well done with some reasonably pretty boys :)

    • Hikapo profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from California

      Its okay, everyone has their preferences right? :D

    • LofZOdyssey profile image


      5 years ago

      My "Too Watch" list just got a bit bigger. It has been awhile since I have seen Ouran, and I definitely need to rewatch it to be sure, but I do believe SA to be the better anime. And I know am in the minority on this one, but I never did care for School Rumble.

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      5 years ago from Sorajima

      It seems like tha mashed bottle page is now down. Anyway, in case you find your original works/hubs plagiarized in the future and the author is stubborn enough to not take the article down even if you already caught him, just fill this out:

    • Hikapo profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from California

      Yea thanks. Btw, how did you file the DMCA?

      I write a letter and who do I send it to?

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      5 years ago from Sorajima

    • Hikapo profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from California

      Yea SA is quite good. Be sure to check them out as you can relate to it. :D

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      Rachael Lefler 

      5 years ago from Illinois

      Cool! My personal favorite on this list is Peach Girl. I also thought Fruits Basket was really cute. I might have to check out S.A., I've never seen this but I'm interested in it because I've always been very competitive as a child, even with boys.

    • Hikapo profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from California

      Thanks Mr. Engineer!

    • jabelufiroz profile image


      5 years ago from India

      Beautiful review. Voted up.


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