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Ginban Kaleidoscope

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Tazusa Sakurano is a 16-year-old girl whose beauty is worth $10 billion -- or at least, that's how she describes herself. She is a skilled figure skater who represents Japan, and is working hard to earn a spot in the Olympics; but unfortunately, at the same time that she fumbled on her triple lux, a ghost possessed her body! His name is Pete Pumps, and he now sees all that Tazusa sees, and feels all that she feels -- especially hard falls. The two have no idea why Tazusa's body was chosen, and how to undo it. If things weren’t complicated enough, the media also hounds Tazusa for being a poor representative for Japanese women in the figure skating arena, and worst of all she has absolutely no privacy! Realizing that there's no way fight against the situation, Tazusa and Pete work together to give their best performance in figure skating.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Ginban Kaleidoscope 2006 TBD
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Momoko MAKIUCHI Character Design
Shinji TAKAMATSU Director
Koichiro KAMEYAMA Music

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Ginban Kaleidoscope AyshaShahanie 8.5/10 Apr 7, 2014
Ginban Kaleidoscope MikaShinigami 8.5/10 Aug 21, 2012
Ginban Kaleidoscope vivafruit 6.5/10 Oct 15, 2009
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algelic

Both "Full Moon" and "Ginban Kaleidoscope" deal with a girl's struggle to achieve stardom. They also deal with death and afterlife. I think if you liked one, you'll like the other. The main difference is between the main characters, who have very different personalities. Full Moon's Mitsuki is positive and cheerful while Ginban's Tazusa is rude and kind of arrogant.

faerieponey

A dead boy helping a girl in trouble while being in his ghost form,a girl who is determend to acheive her dream and an imposibble love are the things that represent these two animes. Both girls don't live with their parents but they make many friends and learn each day that you have to go through a lot of pain and suffering before you can make your dream come true. Even though the endings are different, both series have that something special in common

TropicalMist

While watching Ginban Kaleidoscope, I couldn't help but think about how much it reminded me of FMwS.  Not only because some of the character design (o_O?) but because of the interaction between the characters. 

Both female counterparts are TOTALLY different, but what they both have to face is really similar.  They're both young, and thrown into a world of stardom and trying to be the best at what they do.  I felt that with the touch of romance (with guys that no one else can see?), the bittersweet resolution at the end really ties the knot between these two.

DreamChaser

Both of these series contain a girl who is trying to become famous and improve her talent. In Ginban Kaleidoscope it's figure skating, and in FMwS it's singing. Both have romance as a main theme in the plot, and they each have something foreboding overshadowing that same romance to create suspense. While the pacing is slower in Full Moon wo Sagashite due to the different lengths, I definitely think a fan of shoujo stories like these would love both.

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KazuTaicho

Kaleido Star is also of the sports genre. Both anime portray the same ideas of the struggle and the effort it takes to be famous and good. Emotions run high throughout both anime, and even though the artwork for Kaleido Star might seem a little old, the story is amazing.

faerieponey

In both series we have a talented yet clumsy girl who's aiming to be a top skater/acrobat. They both have to overcome their rivals ( who are "the perfection in person" but who lack spirit/heart). In their jurney they have lots of friends besides them, make their rivals their fiends and admirers , and also , become friends with a ghost. Watch them as they come closer to their goals, ad grow day by day little by little

chii

Weird supernatural extra bits are in both anime and both main leads are working their hardest to become the best they can within their talents. Heavy competition with cruel rivals stand in their way to make it to the top. Both tend to be quite funny at times as well. I liked the humor more in Ginban Kaleidoscope but Kaleido Star had it's moments as well. Check one out if you liked the other

Azanne

Those anime are very similar and, I think, both good. They're both about performance, they're both light, with a bit of comedy. It's also a pleasure to see the graphics and design in both case. In Kaleido Star there's more diversity, we see trapeze, diabolo, figure skating, trampoline and other circus arts while Ginban Kaleidoscope is only about figure skating.

I think it's a bit more competitive in Ginban Kaleidoscope, where it really is about winning while in Kaleido Star it's more about the show.

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LLORAtheLLAMA

The concept of sharing a body is evident in both Ginban Kaleidoscope and Birdy DECODE. Everything starts off a bit shaky between the owner of the body and the one who has entered the body; however, little by little they both get along and get through trouble together.  

chii

Both lead females have accidently been possessed by a random male because of his death. Hilarity occures in both these anime as they try to learn how to cope with this new issue. Birdy the Mighty Decode takes on a sci-fi nature which is slightly more serious than Ginban Kaleidoscope but both are entertaining in their own way. Check one out if you liked the other.

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chii

Both anime are about competing in the olympics and trying your best. Ginban Kaleidoscope is about the winter sports where Dankichi-jima no Olympic Taikai takes on the summer and has animal protagonists instead of humans like Ginban Kaleidoscope. Both show great competive spirt so I suggest checking out one if you liked the other.

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TotallyLovable

Even though both anime show completely different plot lines, there are still a few similarities. Spirits like Pete from Ginban Kaleidoscope and Chizuru from Kanokon are able to light up your everyday life simply with their presence. The one is striving and ready to help. The other is a little horny. But the both of them are kind-hearted and loving. They will do anything it takes just to make their most important people happy. And that's not all there is to see - there are many shared feelings and secrets that tie together Sakurano and Pete (Ginban Kaleidoscope) and Chizuru and Kouta (Kanokon). Just watch and see for yourself!