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Animes Similar To Kaichou Wa Maid-sama!

Romantic comedies and shoujo’s come out every year. But not all of them reach the form of popularity that Kaichou wa Maid-sama! has achieved. So many years after its release, it still enthralls the hearts of several viewers. In this article, we’ll be taking a look at the best animes similar to Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

Whether you’re looking for some good old romance in the school setting or some cutesy alter ego love story, this list has got you covered. If you enjoyed watching the adorable story between Takumi and Misaki, these ten animes will win your heart as well.

10. Special A (S.A)

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Special A
  • Episodes: 24
  • Studios: Gonzo, AIC
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Aired: Apr 7, 2008, to Sep 15, 2008

Looking for something heartwarming in a high school setting with a strong-willed heroine, who is secretly rooted for by a male main character? Special A is filled with wholesomeness and might just be what you’re happily bingeing next!

In this anime, we follow the adventures of the highly intelligent students of a prestigious school, Hakusenkan. The Special A are the seven most brilliant students of this school that receive extra benefits compared to the others. The top two students in this group have a very peculiar relationship. Hikari Hanazono, who consistently loses to Kei, had once thought that there would be no one better than her.

However, she now sees Kei as her biggest rival. While she tries her hardest to defeat him, she remains oblivious to the feelings that he holds for her. This anime is an excellent representation of rivalry and teamwork in a school setting. There’s a lot of fun and comedy to keep you entertained, just like Kaichou wa Maid-sama!

9. Ouran High School Host Club

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Ouran High School Host Club
  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: Bones
  • Genres: Comedy, Harem, Romance, School, Shoujo
  • Aired: Apr 5, 2006, to Sep 27, 2006

The story of this anime takes place in the halls of the Ouran Academy, where a new enroll, Haruhi Fujioka, has received a scholarship without any rank or title to flaunt. This is special in a school as prestigious as Ouran. While she searches for an empty, quiet room to study, Haruhi stumbles into Music Room #3.

Inside the room, she finds the members of the Host Club, handsome boys with lots of money and time on their hands, with the goal to entertain the girls of the academy. She wishes to leave the room quickly but ends up breaking an eight million yen vase on the way. As a result, she is forced to help the Host Club, becoming their errand boy. Will she be able to behave like a guy and help the boys as well? 

Once again, we have here an anime where a girl is stuck in an unfortunate situation, but she stays strong throughout. The humor of both the shows is similar and makes for an entertaining watch.

8. Wolf Girl & Black Prince

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Wolf Girl & Black Prince
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: TYO Animations
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance
  • Aired: Oct 5, 2014, to Dec 21, 2014

The extremely handsome and popular Kyouya Sata receives a very unusual request from a girl. The girl, Erika Shinohara, wants him to act as her boyfriend. He finds out that she has lied to her friends about having a boyfriend and even snuck a random picture of Kyouya to show as proof to them in order to gain their respect. She has come to him in hopes that he will help keep up her lies.

Surprisingly, he agrees. However, Erika soon realizes that the Kyouya isn’t all that he seems to be. In exchange for treating her like his girlfriend, he asks her to become his “dog.” With time, Erika begins to find out the real Kyouya under his sadistic demeanor and begins to fall for him. However, will he ever feel the same way?

Wolf Girl & Black Prince has a sadistic character that blackmails the female protagonist after finding out her secret. Like Maid-Sama!, it’s set in a high school and deals with the rom-com genre. 

7. My Little Monster

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My Little Monster
  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Brain’s Base
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
  • Aired: Oct 2, 2012, to Dec 25, 2012

When two people living entirely different lives meet, what kind of love will they share? Shizuku Mizutani lives a life surrounded by books. She cares more about her grades than about the feelings of her friends. Her life changes when she meets her polar opposite, Haru Yoshida, the resident troublemaker at her school, and Shizuku finds herself connecting to him. They’re both unable to understand the feelings of their classmates, which is the reason for their apathetic attitude towards others. However. Shizuku’s cold view of life changes when she meets Yoshida. 

In a surprising turn of events, Shizuku finds herself being proposed to by Haru. He proclaims her as his friend and asks her out. With their inability to understand emotions, the two try to make sense of their peculiar relationship. She soon finds out that there’s much more to him than the violent tales. Moreover, she begins to develop a liking for him with time. How will the two awkward youngsters make sense of these feelings?

6. Kamisama Kiss

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Kamisama Kiss
  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: TMS Entertainment
  • Genres: Comedy, Demons, Supernatural, Romance, Fantasy, Shoujo
  • Aired: Oct 2, 2012, to Dec 25, 2012

Nanami is having a hard time in life as her father, who rarely stays at home, sinks deeper into debt, and their family is forced to sell away all their belongings. Later on, she finds a man in danger from a dog and helps him. Surprisingly, he offers her a home after listening to her sad story. Happy that she will no longer be homeless, Nanami heads over to the house and finds it out to be a rundown shrine.

Thus begins a new life for the girl. She is soon faced with the realization that she has been made the Goddess of this shrine, and its many mythical creatures are meant to serve her. We watch as an interesting relationship grows between the Goddess and her new familiar, Tomoe. Kamisama Kiss, like Maid-Sama!, has a wholesome and gentle romance in an extraordinary setting.

5. Skip Beat!

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Skip Beat!
  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: Hal Film Maker
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance
  • Aired: Oct 6, 2008, to Mar 30, 2009

Kyouko Mogami is a 16-year-old who toils hard for the sake of her childhood friend and crush, Shoutarou Fuwa. He is a pop star and tricks Kouko into coming with him to Tokyo to make her his servant. When she learns of his real feelings, however, she is left heartbroken. With her dreams of love shattered, the girl decides to get revenge on Shoutarou by becoming an idol herself. 

This shoujo anime has it all-the drama, the tension, the heartwarming romance, and the comedy. The story gets even more interesting when Tsuruga Ren, another star, enters the picture. With a mysterious and dark past and a hidden affection for Kyouko, it will be interesting to see what their paths bring for them.  

4. Kimi ni Todoke: From Me to You

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Kimi ni Todoke From Me to You
  • Episodes: 25
  • Studios: Production I.G
  • Genres: Slice of Life, Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo
  • Aired: Oct 7, 2009, to Mar 31, 2010

Sawako Kuronuma bears a close resemblance to a ghost from the Ring Series. This has earned her a fearsome reputation, despite her being nothing like the malicious fictional spirit in personality. Her true nature is timid and cheerful, wishing to make friends. Sawako finds herself getting close to the popular boy of the class, Shouta Kazehaya, who she has always admired for his ability to be the centre of attention.

Kazehaya decides to hold a test of courage with all the class members and urges Sawako to join. Seeing this as an opportunity to get closer to her classmates, she agrees. With every new person entering into her life, Sawako learns more about herself and experiences new emotions. Sawako grows grateful for Kazehaya, not knowing that her presence has changed him just as much.

3. His and Her Circumstances (Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou)

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His and Her Circumstances
  • Episodes: 26
  • Studios: Gainax, J.C.Staff
  • Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo, Slice of Life
  • Aired: Oct 2, 1998, to Mar 26, 1999

Yukino is the girl’s representative in her class. She is well known for her excellent grades, athletic skills, great personality, and sociability. However, hidden from everyone is her vain side- The immense efforts she puts into looking perfect and graceful, and the necessity she feels to be the centre of attention constantly. 

However, she has a rival in her class this year. The boy’s representative, Soichiro, is besting her in everything, almost as though he is even more perfect than her. From the very first day, she tries but fails to beat him. However, Yukino studies hard and finally defeats Soichiro in the mid-term exams. To her surprise, he congratulates her; this makes her wonder whether her way of looking at things was flawed. Moreover, when Soichiro confesses to Yukino, she turns him down and boasts about the same. 

But, when he comes to her house the next day with a CD, he discovers the real Yukino, without her constant filter. Soon, he begins using this to blackmail her into completing his duties. With her side entirely in the open, Yukino soon discovers that there is more to Soichiro than meets the eye.

2. Say “I Love You.”

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Say I Love You.
  • Episodes: 13
  • Studios: Zexcs
  • Genres: Drama, Romance, School, Shoujo
  • Aired: Oct 7, 2012, to Dec 30, 2012

What do the three words “I love you” mean? Find out with Mei Tachibana, who lives a life away from everyone else, after an incident in grade school where she was wrongfully blamed for the death of a class pet. Now in high school, she begins to see Yamato Kurosawa around herself an awful lot. He finds her attractive and insists on being her friend, while Mei wants nothing to do with him.

As fate would have it, though, to protect herself during a scary stalker experience, Mei ends up kissing Yamato, developing feelings for him. Now that the feelings are mutual, Mei gains a boyfriend and more close friends. However, with the rapid changes in her life, the constant attention her boyfriend commands from many girls, her inability to speak out her feelings, and many misunderstandings, their relationship begins to falter. Will it push them apart or bring them close?

1. Inu X Boku Secret Service

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Inu X Boku Secret Service
  • Episodes: 12
  • Studios: David Production
  • Genres: Comedy, Romance, Supernatural
  • Aired: Jan 13, 2012, to Mar 30, 2012

Inu X Boku Secret Service follows the adventures of a rich and dependent girl, Ririchiyo, trying to make it in life by herself. However, her sharp tongue drives people away from her (typical tsundere). When she meets Soushi, a handsome guy who clings to her, Ririchiyo’s life begins to change. 

Just like Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama!, Inu X Boku Secret Service introduces us to a tsundere female character and a handsome male one. The romance is supported by the hilarious comedy and lots of drama.

Honorable Mentions-

  • Toradora! 
  • Kaguya-sama: Love is War
  • Mayo Chiki!
  • ItaKiss
  • Lovely Complex
  • Horimiya
Sanket Palwe
Sanket lives in Pune, India. He knows his non-mainstream anime just as well as he does the popular ones. He is a true-blooded otaku and has a deep interest for everything psychology and Japan.
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