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Sora is a sixteen year old girl who has travelled to the US to join the Kaleido Stage, one of the greatest circuses in existence. However, as luck would have it, she arrives to the audition late, which almost costs her the chance of a lifetime. Fortunately, she manages to join the Kaleido Stage anyways due to the compassion of Kalos, the owner of the troupe. With the help of her friends and Fool, the perverted spirit of the stage who has the ability to predict the future, Sora will overcome trials and tribulations and she struggles to become the Kaleido Star.
The series are both mainly focussed on female lead roles. The main characters try in both series ot get to the top, starting as small pebble. Though while in Kaleido Star there is more character devlopment, Battle Athletes Victory focusses more on the actual sports. The comedy in both series is about equal in %.
Both Battle Athletes and Kaleido Star focus on a young girl with extraordinary but untapped ability, while the antagonists of both series are uncannily similar in how their relationship with the main character serves to spur her on towards greatness. "Try your best" and "give it your all" are the key themes in both series as well.
Misaki Suzuhara is a young girl who traveled to Tokyo to live with a relative, but ended up becoming involved in the greatest game of all time: Angelic Layer! In this fast-paced competition, players customize dolls and fight them in arenas of all sizes, hoping to gain experience and perhaps win the greatest tournament of them all! With new friends to meet and new enemies to defeat, the best time of Misaki's life seems to be just beginning. Join Misaki as she struggles to be the best, even in the face of overwhelming odds...
Whilst the basic plots of Battle Athletes and Angelic Layer are quite, quite different. I couldn't help but get the same feeling from both series, that of a young girl's self discovery journey, trying to better herself at her chosen sport/interest. Whilst you have Battle Athletes as a loosely termed "sport" anime and Angelic Layer as a "fighting" anime, both share the same traits. I'm sure a fan of one or the other would enjoy for the same reasons.
It is the year 2356 AD, 189 years after a shockwave from a distant supernova decimated the Earth. Since that fateful day, humanity has begun training for a final mission to protect the planet from the inevitable oncoming 2nd shockwave - a mission whose failure means the annihilation of mankind. For Katase and her friends, their training at the foundation Stellvia is just the beginning of an adventure that could lead to saving the world, or seeing its end...
Both series have a bigger drama (in BAV and SotU) or romance (SotU) than you would expect. Bot series are played in space for the main part, though while BAV focusses more on the sports and has somewhat more humor, Stellvia is mainly focussed on the space flight and has more and deeper character development. (As a side note: In both series, the main characters are female. I BAV more than SotU though)
Dimwitted Azuma Kazuma is a young man with a dream -- to create a bread worthy of the name "Japan", made by the Japanese people, for the Japanese people! With hefty bread-making skills, hands that have an uncanny warmth to help dough ferment, and will power like no other, Kazuma must put his delicious creations to the test as he struggles to become employed at the prestigious Pantasia bakery, for fame and glory! Yeast, beware... Kazuma is in the kitchen!
Although set in different times and based on completely different subject matter, both Yakitate and Battle Athletes focuses on the rise of the underdog. The viewer will find themself captivated by the unfolding action, cheeering on the unlikely hero to victory.
Served with an unhealthy dose of comedy, Battle Athletes and Yakitate will have you in stitches at some completely inane jokes. I'm sure fans of one will love the other.
Meet Ryoma Echizen, the cocky prince of tennis. He comes to Japan from America where he is known as the Prince of Tennis – but that is no surprise considering he is the son of the former tennis pro, Nanjiroh Echizen, otherwise known as the Samurai! Upon transferring to the school Seishun Gakuen, he meets the regulars of the tennis club, and becomes the first freshman to become a regular; but he has a lot to learn yet about being a tennis star. Ryoma, along with the rest of his teammates, aspire to win the Nationals; but first, they must defeat the other teams which stand in their way!
Battle Athletes is similar in the way that Battle Athletes is a running anime revolving around conditioning your body to become the best it can be - while competing with others to become #1.
While in POT, the characters are already the best (but still trains to become even better), in Battle Athletes the main character is pretty much dead last.