10 Anime Like "Kaichou wa Maid-sama!"
Kaichou wa Maid-sama! tells the story of a maid and a prince who magically fall in love. Sort of. Misaki Ayuzawa is the “maid” in the story; she is also known as the “Demon President” of the student council of her school. She secretly works as a maid in a maid café, and she doesn't want this secret getting out. But it’s too late now! The “prince”—Usui Takumi—has discovered her secret.
Will Misaki be able to maintain her strict demeanor and fierce attitude in school? Or will her secret get the better of her? Takumi seems to have an agenda with his knowledge. Does he act out of love or revenge? Misaki and Takumi are headed for a memorable high school experience.
So, given the story and execution of Kaichou wa Maid-sama!, what’s not to love about this series? There are many fans who have come to love and cherish this anime. And so, without further ado, here’s a listing of anime like Kaichou wa Maid-sama! Fall in love and experience the ups and downs of everything involved with love. These shows will totally tickle your feelings and emotions, as well as your tummy for the giggles.
1. Special A
Having known each other since they were six years old, Hikari Hanazono and Kei Takishima have become rivals as well as friends. Both of them now attend the ultra-elite high school Hakusen. They are among the best students there, with Kei being ranked first and Hikari being ranked second.
This is where the problem kicks in! Throughout their lives, Kei has always been the lead in everything. This is the main source of the rivalry, and Hikari’s going all-out to best Kei no matter what. Little do they know that their rivalry shall soon bring them closer together than ever before.
2. Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji (Wolf Girl and Black Prince)
High school girl Erika Shinohara just made an irreversible mistake! She announced that she has a good-looking boyfriend to her classmates and she showed them a picture of a random, handsome stranger. However, the guy in the picture is also a student in her school and he overheard everything!
It's an embarrassing situation, but there’s still hope. Unwilling to blow her cover, Erika asks the guy to just pretend to be her boyfriend However, the guy—Kyouya Sata—has a dark side. Kyouya has the personality of a “Black Prince,” and Erika shall soon realize what kind of troublesome situation she got herself into.
3. Ouran High School Host Club
Haruhi Fujioka is a common and ordinary high school girl that is unkempt and average in every way. It’s rather surprising that she’s enrolled in the ultra-elite Ouran High School. But she is an excellent scholar and a hardworking student. Despite appearing out of place, she truly deserves to be in the school.
While looking for a quiet place to study, Haruhi stumbles upon a peculiar music room. The room is the turf of the Ouran High School Host Club! After accidentally breaking an expensive vase, she finds herself in a strange situation. She must now work as a host—which means she has to disguise herself as a boy! Haruhi and the other members are now in an unforgettable high school experience!
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Ryuuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka are high school students that have found themselves in a desperate situation. Both of them are in love with each other’s best friend! As a result, they have formed an unlikely alliance.
With peculiarities of their own (Takasu is always being mistaken as a delinquent and Taiga being is known as the Palmtop Tiger because of her ferocity), both of them begin working towards their personal goals. But as the two get closer to one another, new feelings begin to materialize.
5. Kimi ni Todoke
Kuronuma Sawako resembles the character Sadako from The Ring. Because of this, she is often misunderstood and misinterpreted. As a result, she has become friendless and awkward.
One day, a boy named Kazehaya Shouta—a popular and kind boy in Sawako’s class—begins to interact with Sawako. Is this the shining chance she has longed for? Is Shouta the person who’ll finally change her? Is this the moment where she can be liberated from the shadows she has been living in? Only one thing’s for sure—there is still hope for her, both in friendship and romance!
6. Lovely Complex
In love, nothing matters! Age, height, weight, gender, social status—all of these things are trivial. But for high school students Risa Koizumi and Atsushi Ootani, height matters!
With Risa’s height reaching 172cm (very tall for a Japanese high school girl) and Ootani’s height barely reaching 156cm (very small for a Japanese high school boy), both of them have developed a height complex! Risa and Ootani find comfort in each another after both of them go through a breakup. Love seems to be breezing in between them. Risa and Ootani are about to experience the most memorable love complex of their lives!
7. Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (My Little Monster!)
What happens when two indifferent teenagers suddenly fall for one another? Well, confusion, misunderstandings, misperceptions, and complex emotional train rides are expected to occur.
Shizuku Mizutani is cold, aloof, and is focused only on studying. Haru Yoshida is similar to Shizuku, but he has a more violent demeanor. When the two meet due to some unavoidable circumstance, a friendship is formed. That friendship eventually blooms into new feelings and emotions. Both of them don’t know what they are currently experiencing. They don't know that their friendship is slowly evolving into love.
8. Skip Beat!
As a die-hard fan and childhood friend of her longtime crush, the rising star Shoutaro Fuwa, Kyouko Megami has done everything in order to support him. She works hard and pours in a lot of effort to help Shoutaro achieve his dreams. Then one day, Kyouko’s world crumbles after learning that Shoutaro was just taking everything she did for him for granted.
Shattered and humiliated, Kyouko formulates her plan for sweet revenge. And the plan is to join the showbiz industry herself! Her plan is to become a bigger star than Shoutaro. This can only happen if Kyouko manages to stay focused and keep the pressures and negativities of being a rising star at bay.
9. Kamisama Kiss
Due to dire circumstances, high school girl Nanami Momozono is now homeless and poor. However, this doesn’t stop her from being kind. The moment she finds a man being harassed by a dog, she immediately jumps in to help. The man thanks Nanami for her help by giving her a new home—a rundown shrine!
Unbeknownst to her, the shrine isn’t just any ordinary shrine. Living there means she has to be the new shrine deity. And being a shrine deity comes with its own problems. A demon is trying to devour her and a snake familiar is intent on marrying her. She gets some help in the form of a fox spirit that serves as her familiar. This relationship eventually leads to romance.
10. Sukitte Ii na yo (Say “I Love You”)
Mei Tachibana went through a traumatic experience in the past. As a result, she has sworn not to hang out with people ever again. She now has the reputation of being gloomy and aloof.
One day, a boy named Yamato Kurosawa—one of the most popular boys in Mei’s high school—breaks through her quiet and cold demeanor. It started with small talk, then an exchange of numbers, and then finally a kiss! Will all of these advances transform Mei once again? And will everything go well for Mei this time around?