To tell the narrative of two people who come from completely different backgrounds, ‘Maid Sama’ is a romantic comedy about two people who find love despite their differences. Before Seika High became a co-ed school, things were simple and boyish. Female students find it difficult to fit in because most of their peers are guys. In order to improve the lives of her fellow female students, Misaki Ayuzawa takes action. She excels academically and athletically, and after becoming the first female president of the school council, she becomes the new school star. Despite her achievements, Misaki’s home life is far from idyllic. As a way of helping her family pay off her father’s debt, she covertly works a few hours a week at a maid café. When Takumi Usui, a prominent Seika High School boy, learns her secret, things get tough.
In the romantic genre, seeing two people from opposite ends of the spectrum come together is one of the most common, yet satisfying, things to watch. Even better is when it’s a comedy rather than a tragedy, which ‘Maid Sama’ accomplishes admirably. Now that we’ve briefly jogged your memory of Maid Sama, we’d like to share our picks for other shows that you might enjoy.
13. Peach Girl (2005)
Bad things keep happening to Momo Adachi despite her best efforts. Having a bronzed figure and bleached hair does nothing to help her case. ‘ There’s a rumor going around that she’s a “easy girl” at school. She had been circulating these rumors because she was jealous of Momo’s closest friend, Sae. The basketball player Toji is a crush of Momo’s, although the two have never had any sort of romantic interaction. Kairi, a playboy who has a crush on Momo, completes the group. Momo’s life is complicated by being sandwiched between these three people.
12. I Love You, Baby (2004)
Kippei is a favorite among students. He’s a jerk who doesn’t give a damn about what other people think of him. The five-year-old Yuzuyu’s aunt abandons him, leaving him to raise the child alone. Kippei grows as a person and as a caretaker for Yuzuyu as he learns from his experiences. In addition to Kokoro’s presence in his life, his personality has changed as a result.
11. Mayo Chiki! (2011)
Kinjiro Sakamachi has always been a good student and a gentleman. However, he has one major flaw. His nose bleeds whenever he approaches close to a woman because he has an excessive fear of women. When he unintentionally discovers that the butler, who is quite attractive and well-liked at school, is actually a girl, things get more difficult for him. In order to help her, he has to try to set his fears aside while handling his own problems.
10. Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
The Ouran Academy Host Club does not exist in Haruhi’s scholarship school, Ouran Academy. When she mistakenly ruins something precious, the Club has her work for them as a way to make up for their loss. People mistakenly assume she’s a guy because of her messy appearance. When they discover her true identity, it is too late to go back and save her. Tamaki is the only constant in her life despite her many mishaps. It is pretty apparent that they both like each other, but how long will it be before they confess their feelings?
9. Mischievous Kiss (2008)
Since the first day of high school, Kotoko Aihara has had a crush on Naoki. Having overcome her fear of speaking to him, she eventually tells him how she feels. The popular and gorgeous Naoki, the school’s favorite, rejects her. Kotoko’s house is destroyed by an earthquake, and her father sends the family to stay with his best friend, who happens to be Naoki’s father, for the time being. In time, as they share a home, Naoki gets to know Kotoko more and more deeply.
8. School Rumble (2004-2008)
The guy Tenma Tsukamoto likes, Oji, is popular in school, but she isn’t. He’s kind, he’s odd, he’s everything Tenma could possibly want in a friend. But she has no idea how to tell him how she feels. Kenji, who has affections for Tenma, is in a similar predicament. Because he wants to be near her, he has enrolled in the school. The problem is that he doesn’t know how to express his feelings for the woman in his life. Harima, who inadvertently generates misconceptions, causes problems for both of them as they attempt to begin their love lives.
7. His and Her Circumstances (1998-1999)
In her school, Yukino Miyazawa is the most popular student. All of her friends and family extol her academic prowess and physical beauty. But this is merely an act. When she’s at home, she’s a hardheaded, self-obsessed girl who craves attention and admiration. She swears revenge on Soichiro when he deposes her as the class valedictorian. Soichiro, on the other hand, discovers her true nature and uses it to his advantage.
6. My Little Monster (2012)
In order to achieve her long-term ambitions, Shizuku has devoted herself to her academics. She has a stern exterior that makes people believe she lacks feeling. Haru Yoshida is another option. He’s uninterested in school and has no clue about dating. Others recognize him for his history of violence and erratic behavior. When Shizuku meets Haru, she discovers a tenderness in him, and he discovers a warmth in her that he had never felt before.
5. Love Com (2007)
Risa and Atsushi’s heights are a hindrance to their well-being. Japanese girls Risa and Atsushi are both too tall for their genders. Because of their height, they are frequently the subject of jokes from their peers. Risa is smitten from the moment Ryouji, a towering new student, joins the school for summer school. Atsushi, too, discovers a woman he deems attractive. Risa and Atsushi realize they’re in comparable positions and decide to aid each other’s love lives.
4. Say “I Love You” (2012)
Mei Tachibana was scarred for life by a childhood trauma that left her unable to trust anyone. She has spent her entire school career with a group of close pals because of her shy personality and unwillingness to trust. Yamato Kurosawa, a popular high school student, shows an interest in her and the two get closer. Mei’s life begins to alter as she begins to open out to others.
3. Wolf Girl and Black Prince (2014)
Aiming to fit in at her new school, Erika Shinohara is eager to make new friends. She wants to join a popular group of girls, but the requirement is that she have a partner. To make up for her lack of a boyfriend, Erika takes selfies with random strangers and claims that he is her beau. He ends up being one of the most popular students in the school. Rather than helping Erika keep her secret, he pledges to aid her only if she accepts to be his “Wolf Girl.” Erika realizes that he has a darker side to him when she treats him like a pet.
2. Boys Over Flowers (1996-1997)
‘Boys Over Flowers,’ a film about people from diverse backgrounds discovering love despite their differences, is a good example. There are a large number of wealthy pupils at Eitoku Academy, where Tsukushi enrolls. Tsukushi is uncomfortable in the new environment, but she is cheered by the presence of Rui Hanazawa, her best friend who she adores. Though the spoilt brat who is the school’s Flower Four group leader, Tsukalikes and attempts to earn Tsukushi’s affections, Tsuka.
1. From Me to You (2009-2011)
After the release of ‘The Ring,’ Sawako’s life got more difficult. A fellow student pointed out her similarities to the ghost girl in the film, and after that, she was identified. As a result of the rumors that she is capable of seeing ghosts, some people are afraid of her and others refuse to take her seriously. Sawako, on the other hand, begins to notice a shift in her life when a popular student, Kazehaya, takes an interest in her.