although the genre and the main story feels completely different, the feel of both the shows are very very similar. A boss and a worker love, the whole working group as a gang and friends concept, there's so much comedy in both yet si much cuteness too. Both are refreshingly swoon worthy and both shows are a visual treat to the eyes in terms of the cast!!
Both have a female pretending to be a male. The main difference is the reason why she is disguising herself. There is a love connection, super confused guy trying to figure out if and how he could be attracted to another guy when he thought he was straight and working his way through that. This drama also has a bit more adult humor and romantic scenes so it's almost like Hana Kimi is the kids version (an awesome kids version might I add) and Coffee Prince is the teenage version.
Secret Garden is about a stuck up rich guy meeting a poor girl who is not very girly and inexplicably falling for her. Coffee Prince brings the same feeling of funny and romance with an easier going hot hot hot male lead and an easier going girl who looks like a guy. In Secret Garden they switch bodies but in Coffee prince there is a gender mix but it is ENCHANTING!!!
In Coffee Prince, the male lead helplessly falls in love with the female lead despite thinking she's a guy. Conflicting feelings ensue and it makes us love him even more. In I'm not a robot, the male lead helplessly falls in love with the female lead despite knowing her as a robot and faces a similar dilemma.
I personally enjoyed To The Beautiful You more, buttttt the gender-bender is present in both dramas. Settings are different, but the atmospheres are very similar. Both dramas also have comedy and romance surrounding said gender-bender. Both main female MC's behave similarly.
Both are dramas about a girl who, due to unforeseen circumstances, has to disguise herself as a male and work in a completely-male environment. In the beginning of both dramas, the girl isn’t trying to pass as a boy, but is always mistaken as one and only purposely disguises herself once she has a debt to her boss. Both dramas have a hardworking, down-to-earth girl who tries to earn money to keep her family fed and out of debt.