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7 Anime You Must Watch if You Love Mayo Chiki!

Updated July 6, 2019
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‘Mayo Chiki!’ is a fun little romantic harem comedy, set in a high school. The series follows a male character who has a tough body but has a fear of women. This has happened because his mother and sister are wrestling fans and try their moves on him. The series is entertaining and if you are planning to watch something similar, then you can take a look at this special compilation we’ve come up with. Here’s the list of best anime similar to ‘Mayo Chiki!’ that are our recommendations. You can watch several of these anime like ‘Mayo Chiki!’ on Netflix, Crunchyroll or Hulu.

7. MM! (2010)

‘MM!’ is probably one of the first shows that come to mind when thinking about anime giving off similar vibes as to that of ‘Mayo Chiki!’. Like ‘Mayo Chiki!’, the series takes place in a high school and showcases ecchi and fanservice moments. There is also a harem theme in the anime like ‘Mayo Chiki!’. The main characters in both the anime have some kind of a problem and there is another character who promises to solve the problem. The series is kind of funny and is worth a watch if you enjoyed ‘Mayo Chiki!’.

Taro Sado is a masochist who tries his best to keep this a secret but needs someone to solve his problem. Tatsukichi Hayama, his best friend, is a crossdresser. Tatsukichi motivates him to join the Second Voluntary Club who vow to solve his problem. But can the group solve his problem when each member has their own abnormalities? I mean, there is a member of the club who thinks that she is a god. But it seems that their problems will bring them closer to each other and teach them a lot about acceptance.

6. Kaichou wa Maid-sama! (2010)

‘Kaichou wa Maid-sama!’ is one of the most popular romantic comedies out there in the anime world. It is a great romcom that uses popular genre tropes smartly, without making it look cliched and boring. The series shares some similarities with ‘Mayo Chiki!’. Both shows are romantic comedies. In both the anime, the male character finds out a secret about the female character who wants him to keep his mouth shut. The difference between the two is that ‘Mayo Chiki!’ dwells a lot in the ecchi and fanservice realm while ‘Kaichou wa Maid-sama!’ entirely depends on the plot and the characters to make sure that the viewers are entertained.

Seika High School has recently turned co-ed from an all-boys high school. Misaki Ayuzawa, the first female student council president, takes it upon herself to discipline rowdy boys to keep the environment safe for girls. She uses her Aikido techniques to keep the brats in line. But she has a secret too. Due to her family’s financial conditions, she works as a maid in a cafe, which Takumi Usui, the most popular guy, finds out. Now, what will he do with the secret?

5. Maria†Holic (2009)

‘Maria†Holic’ is a funny parody anime which has a total of 12 episodes with each episode being 24 minutes in length. The anime gets a spot on this list because the plot of the anime is the same as that of ‘Mayo Chiki!’. The only difference being that the crossdressing part is reversed. Also, while ‘Mayo Chiki!’ has lots of ecchi and fanservice moments in it, ‘Maria†Holic’ is much funnier and has little to no such moments. Ame no Kisaki Catholic School is where Kanako Miyamae decides to transfer to. But her aim is not academics related. She just wants to find true love here like her parents. But since Kanako is not good with men she decides to look for a same-sex partner and this is a great since Ame no Kisaki Catholic School is an all-girls school. Kanako finds Mariya Shidou quite fascinating and thinks that she might be her special someone. But turns out Mariya is actually a cross-dressing boy and he asks Kanako to keep his secret to herself otherwise he will tell every one of her intentions. He also makes her his roommate to keep an eye on her.

4. Ouran Koukou Host Club (2006)

‘Ouran Koukou Host Club’ is one of the most popular romantic comedies out there. It features the theme of reverse-harem. The series shares a few similarities with ‘Mayo Chiki!’. Both shows have a similar comedic and romantic feel. They involve a character who acts as a male butler but is actually a female and has trouble with her gender identity.

Haruhi Fujioka is a bright girl who is good at academics. She receives a scholarship to study at the prestigious Ouran High School, which is a place for students coming from the upper class. It is quite rare that someone of Haruhi’s financial position or mental ability be seen in this premise. One day, Haruhi stumbles upon a host club where the rich boys entertain the ladies at the academy. Haruhi tries to leave but ends up destroying a costly vase which was around 8 million yen. Of course, she cannot pay this much amount so instead, she has to become an errand boy for the club. But later, due to her androgynous appearance and friendly attitude towards girls, she is made one of the hosts of the host club. Can Haruhi manage all this stuff?

3. Monster Musume No Iru Nichijou (2015)

‘Monster Musume No Iru Nichijou’ is anime world’s gift to guys who love to fantasize about sexy woman-animal hybrids. The show has plenty of sexy, well-endowed female human-animal hybrids. The show gets a spot on this list because it has thematic and story-level similarities with ‘Mayo Chiki!’. Both shows are romantic, harem comedies with lots of ecchi and fanservice in them. Both have plenty of sexy female characters too. Though many dismiss ‘Monster Musume No Iru Nichijou’ as just blatant sexual comedy, it does have a deeper meaning. It showcases how resistant society is to change and how these beautiful and wonderful human-animal hybrids cannot live in human society freely.

The anime takes place in an alternate version of Earth where human-animal hybrids called monsters exist. Japan has become the first country to let these monsters integrate into human society. Human families can be a host to a monster. Kimihito Kurusu’s peaceful life turns upside down when a government agent makes a mistake and he ends up having to live with a sexy snake-woman who repeatedly acts in a sexual way with him. This is bad for Kimihito since it is forbidden to have intercourse with a monster. Yes, and as the show progresses, his harem of monsters keep on increasing.

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2. Toradora! (2008)

If you are a fan of ‘Mayo Chiki!’, then there’s no doubt you will love ‘Toradora!’. The series is really fun and entertaining and revolves around romantic relationships and situations among characters in a high school setting. We can match up certain romantic pairs in both the anime. Both the shows are fun romantic comedies and throw a bit of ecchi on the side. But ‘Toradora!’ is a bit lighter on the ecchi stuff. If you have heard the phrase ‘Appearances can be deceiving’, then you can aptly apply it to the main characters of ‘Toradora!’.

Ryuuji Takasu is a kind-hearted boy in his late teens studying in high school. He loves doing household chores. But his appearance is quite scary and it leads many to believe that he is actually a delinquent. Taiga Aisaka, the female protagonist of the anime, on the other hand, is a sweet looking, with short height. But her personality is actually quite different. She is quick to get angry and is quite feisty. Her nickname is palmtop tiger. These two stumble upon each other and Ryuuji finds out that Taiga has a crush on his friend. Turns out, Ryuuji has a crush on Taiga’s friend. Can they help each other out?

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1. Wagnaria!! (2010)

If you enjoyed ‘Mayo Chiki!’ a lot and are looking for something with a similar feel but without ecchi or fanservice stuff, then ‘Wagnaria!!’ is worth a try. Both shows contain a character who is uncomfortable in front of the opposite sex. Both series deal with romance and comedy and focus on multiple characters. The main character has a fear of the opposite gender and has to work with the opposite sex to overcome this feeling.

Souta Takanashi, the male protagonist of the anime, has a love for small and cute stuff. So, when Popura Taneshima, who is short and cute, asks him to join her family restaurant Wagnaria, he has no choice but to agree. The business is in Hokkaido. Though Popura looks young, she is quite old, which is why it annoys her when Souta treats her like a child. Souta cannot afford to be careless about this new job since there are a lot of people who are planning to keep the business strict and flowing. One of them is the floor chief Yachiyo Todoroki who wields a Katana. Other workers in the restaurant are also beyond normal. The anime mainly revolves around this workplace where the characters come together, interact and make sure the viewers have a good time.

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