Ginban Kaleidoscope

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Full Moon wo Sagashite

Full Moon wo Sagashite

Twelve year old Mitsuki's desire is to become a singer. She has the talent and a beautiful voice, but she also has a throat tumor which threatens to rob her of her gift of song. As if things weren't bad enough, two shinigami inform Mitsuki that she only has one year left to live. However, all is not lost, for they make a deal that if she goes with them, they will help realize her dream by changing her into a healthy 16-year-old, who is able to sing and apply for auditions.

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algelic algelic says...

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 faerieponey says...

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 TropicalMist says...

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 DreamChaser says...

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.

Kaleido Star

Kaleido Star

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.

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KazuTaicho KazuTaicho says...

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 faerieponey says...

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 chii says...

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 Azanne says...

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.

Birdy the Mighty Decode

Birdy the Mighty Decode

Birdy Cephon used to be a butt-kicking intergalactic Federation investigator who took down bad guys where they stand; Tsutomu Senkawa used to be a normal student with shy tendencies and a penchant for exploring abandoned houses. However, when Birdy accidentally killed Tsutomu while trying to apprehend a famous criminal on Earth, Geega, both of their lives changed forever! Now, while Tsutomu's body is reconstructed in a faraway place, the two must share the same body – Tsutomu controlling it by day, and Birdy taking over when she spots a criminal in need of tough justice. All Tsutomu wants is to live a normal life; can he manage to cope with Birdy's enormous eating habits, intense muscle use, and easily irritable attitude?

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LLORAtheLLAMA LLORAtheLLAMA says...

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 chii says...

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.

Pretear

Pretear

Awayuki Himeno is a normal schoolgirl who is in a bind: her father’s remarriage yielded two new cruel stepsisters, and to top it off, she meets seven men who call themselves Liefe Knights. They reveal to her that she's a Pretear, someone who can lend powers to them when their powers aren’t enough to defeat the evil creatures called mayouchuu. Now, she has to fight the ambitious Fenrir, whose only purpose is to leech the life force from all living beings. Can Himeno save the world and find a way to deal with her growing feelings for one of the Liefe Knights?

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Antic Antic says...

When I started watching Pretear, Himeno immediately reminded me of Tazusa from Ginban Kaleidoscope. Shoujo heroines who actually have a spine and who aren't afraid to get mad (as opposed to, y'know, running off and crying over some quasi-imagined insult until the male lead comes and gives her some motivational speech) are hard to come by, and often just come off as obnoxious and unreasonable. But I have to say I really liked both characters, and their reactions to their (very weird) situations were always pretty entertaining.

Princess Tutu

Princess Tutu

Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?

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faerieponey faerieponey says...

both series are based on an artistical sport: ballet and skating. In both series we have a clumbsy girl who is trying her best to shine, and at the end shows that the most important things is for their beloved ones to be happy and have fun. In both series the girls rivals are "queen of the ice"/ princeess of ballet, who seem to have hearts of stone, but in the end show that Tazura/ Ahiru realy could get to them and make them smile and recognize them as being preatty good at what they do.Both series have a sad ending for the main female characters.