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Mio Hagiwara is a young and upcoming actress who has a fairly normal life -- high school, fame, and a well-known idol singer for a best friend. There is only one thing missing from her life: love. Enter Ichiya Kumagai, a budding film director with funding for a hot new flick, and an eye out for Mio. With tensions rising and love on the rise, the show must go on!
Canary and Handsome Girl definitely have different focuses, but I feel both are a good recommendation for each other anyways due to the determination and drive of the main characters to succeed. Both are a short watch also.
Both anime are about pushing to succeed in your dream and trying to get there no matter what. Canary is about a band where Handsome girl is about an idol. Never give up is the theme of the two.
The determination of the young heroines is seen in both Handsome Girl and Canary while they try to strive out on their own and succeed in the entertainment business. The struggles the girls have to endure is portrayed dramatically in these two series.
Kyouta and his friends just want to rock out all day and night long, and with a new record deal, it seems they'll be able to do just that. But when the women around him, including his best friend Yokko, start revealing strange powers, Kyouta finds himself at the crux of an ancient conflict, torn between love and loyalty.
Shuichi and the rest of Bad Luck are back, and better than ever. Having reached the heights of fame in the music world, a new opportunity is on the horizon: the Tokyo Bay Music Festival! Bad Luck is set to perform, but so is Nittle Grasper, their supreme rival. What's worse is that Yuki, Shuichi's lover, has written the lyrics for Nittle Grasper's performing song! With low spirits and heavy hearts, can the gang pull together for one last song to prove to Japan they're the best band in the world?
Singing in a festival is huge for any band. Both anime revolve around such a thing. Gravitation adds some romance drama in there where canary only focuses on the music. check one out if you liked the other. Be careful with Gravitation though as it has a series that should be watched before the ova.