As seen in the film, ‘Maid Sama,’ the story revolves around two people who come from very different backgrounds but end up falling in love despite their differences. Before it became a coed school, Seika High was a boy’s club. The girls have a difficult time fitting in because they are outnumbered by the males in their class. Misaki Ayuzawa makes it her mission to improve the lives of the female students in her class. When she is elected as the first female president of the school council, she excels in both athletics and academics, and she becomes a new star in the school. Despite her success, Misaki still faces many challenges at home. For the sake of her family’s financial security, she secretly works a part-time job as a maid café attendant. The situation becomes more complicated when Takumi Usui, a well-liked student at Seika High, learns her secret.
In the romantic genre, it’s common to see two seemingly opposite people find common ground despite their growing problems and confusion. If it’s a comedy, it’s even better, and “Maid Sama” achieves just the right amount of comedic and tragic tension. Now that we’ve quickly jogged your memory of Maid Sama, we’d like to recommend some films that you might enjoy. Some of these anime, such as Maid Sama, are available on streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu.
13. Peach Girl (2005)
Momo Adachi is a decent young lady, but unfortunate events keep befalling her. Her tanned skin and bleached hair only serve to make matters worse. There’s a rumor going around about her being a “easy girl” because of this. Sae, Momo’s sole friend, had been the one to spread the rumors about her because she was envious of her. Even though Momo has feelings for basketball player Toji, she has no idea how to get things started between the two. Then there’s playboy Kairi, who has feelings for Momo. Momo must navigate her way through life while being trapped between these three people.
12. I Love You, Baby (2004)
Kippei is a well-liked student at the school. In his mind, everyone is just a toy and he doesn’t give a damn about what other people think. The five-year-old Yuzuyu ends up in his care after his aunt abandons him. Because of his experiences, Kippei improves not only as a caregiver for Yuzuyu, but as a person as well. Kokoro’s presence in his life is also credited with changing his personality.
11. Mayo Chiki! (2011)
Kinjiro Sakamachi has always been a good student. Despite this, there is one drawback to him. This man is terrified of women and his nose begins to bleed when they are near him. When he accidentally discovers that the butler, who is very good-looking and well-liked at school, is actually a girl, things get more difficult for him. To be of service to her, he must put aside his fears and deal with his own issues while doing his best to help her.
10. Ouran High School Host Club (2006)
There is a club called the Ouran Academy Host Club at the Ouran Academy, but Haruhi has never heard of it. As a result of accidentally destroying a priceless item, she is forced to work for the Club in order to make amends. People mistakenly think she’s a boy because of her messy appearance. It’s too late to turn back when they discover her true identity. Her relationship with Tamaki is the only constant in her life besides her misadventures. It’s pretty obvious that the two of them are attracted to one another, but how long before they come clean?
9. Mischievous Kiss (2008)
Ever since her first day of high school, Kotoko Aihara has been head over heels in love with Naoki Sasaki. She confides in him about her feelings after finally finding the courage to speak with him about them. However, Naoki, the school’s most popular and handsome student, turns her down. The house of Kotoko is soon destroyed by an earthquake, and her father moves the family into the house of his best friend, who turns out to be the father of Naoki. By sharing an apartment with Kotoko, Naoki gets to know her better and develops romantic feelings for her.
8. School Rumble (2004-2008)
Oji, the boy she likes, is more popular than Tenma Tsukamoto, who isn’t. He’s kind, he’s odd, he’s everything Tenma ever wanted in a friend. But she’s at a loss as to how to tell him she feels. Another man with feelings for Tenma is in the same boat as Kenji. In fact, he enrolled in the school specifically to be in close proximity to her. But he’s at a loss for words as to how to let her know how much he cares for her. Harima, who creates misunderstandings by accident, causes problems for both of them as they attempt to begin their love lives.
7. His and Her Circumstances (1998-1999)
Yukino Miyazawa is a popular student at her school and a member of the cheerleading squad. She’s brilliant in the classroom, gorgeous in person, and well-liked by everyone. This, however, is only a front. Back home, she’s a headstrong teen who’s driven by the desire to be recognized and praised at all times. When Soichiro ousts her as class valedictorian, she swears revenge on him. However, when Soichiro discovers her true character and uses it to his advantage, things take a turn for the worse.
6. My Little Monster (2012)
When it comes to the future, Shizuku is focused on her studies. People assume she is emotionless because of her cold exterior. Haru Yoshida is another option. He’s uninterested in school and doesn’t have a good grasp on romantic relationships. Others recognize him from his history of violent outbursts and irrational behavior. The moment Shizuku gets to know Haru, she sees through his bluster to the childlike innocence that lies beneath it all. Haru, meanwhile, feels a connection to her warmth.
5. Love Com (2007)
Risa and Atsushi’s heights are a hindrance to their well-being. When it comes to Japanese gender roles, Risa is tall for a Japanese woman, while Atsushi is undersized. Because of their height, they are frequently the subject of jokes among their classmates. Ryouji, a tall boy who enrolls in summer school, immediately captures Risa’s heart. Atsushi, too, meets a girl he really likes and falls in love with her. When Risa and Atsushi realize they’re in the same boat, they decide to band together to improve their chances of finding love.
4. Say “I Love You” (2012)
Mei Tachibana’s trust in others was shaken by an event in her childhood. Because of her introverted personality and inability to put her trust in others, she’s spent her entire school career hanging out with the same group of people. When popular schoolboy Yamato Kurosawa shows an interest in her, she grows closer to him. As Mei gains more confidence in others, she transforms her life.
3. Wolf Girl and Black Prince (2014)
Erika Shinohara aspires to be a part of her school’s community. She wants to join a popular group of girls, but the requirement is that she have a boyfriend. Erika doesn’t have a boyfriend, so she takes pictures with random strangers and claims he’s hers. Eventually, he becomes one of the most well-liked students at his new high school. In order to help Erika keep her secret hidden, he agrees to treat her as his “Wolf Girl”. As Erika treats him like a pet, she learns that he is much darker than he appears to be.
2. Boys Over Flowers (1996-1997)
“Boys Over Flowers,” a film about people from diverse backgrounds finding love despite their differences, has been there and done that. Tsukushi enrolls at the affluent Eitoku Academy, where most of the students come from well-to-do families. Tsukushi is uncomfortable, but her best friend Rui Hanazawa, whom she adores, makes her feel at ease. Even though he is the spoiled brat and leader of the Flower Four, Tsukasa admires and wants to win Tsukushi over.
1. From Me to You (2009-2011)
The release of “The Ring” had a negative impact on Sawako’s life. She was marked after someone noticed her resemblance to the ghost girl from the film. As a result of the rumors about her seeing ghosts, she scares some people away, while others dismiss her as a joke. Sawako’s life begins to change when Kazehaya, a popular school boy who she actually likes, shows an interest in her.