Glass Mask (2005)

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Skip Beat!

Skip Beat!

Kyoko moves to the big city with the prince of her dreams Shotaro; he wants to make it big in the entertainment business, so she works hard at many different jobs to support him as he achieves his dream. However, one day, Kyoko accidentally discovers the horrible truth: the love of her life thinks of her as a 'plain and boring woman!' Outraged, Kyoko swears revenge – she will make it even bigger than Shotaro in the entertainment world. The only question is, how will she fulfill her desire?

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MasterKommander MasterKommander says...

A girl decides she wants to become an actress/singer/idol, and we all know how it plays out in the end. On the other this is not your run of the mill "path to stardom" tale. In fact it would be more precise to say that Glass Mask and Skip Beat! depict a lonely and difficult journy of self discovery.

Faced with professional and social challanges(love life) both lead characters are able to overcome them by self-examination. In the end, their experences and actions may differ, but the character development is quite similar. It is well worth watching one if you enjoyed the other.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Skip Beat and Glass Mask both heroines are trying to make it in the world of theater and the anime goes through all of the struggles that they are having trying to obtain their goals and succeed at becoming a successful actress.  In each there are also various complications with certain love interests that span all different types of emotions for the heroine.

yostely yostely says...

The ideea of persuing your dream and the heroine witch is born with a strong talent for acting, show that the two series resemble. Also, the romance betwen the young actrees and a "sempai", makes the remblence between the two series, evan greater .

Kio Kio says...

Both Skip Beat and Glass Mask series have a similar main theme, where a young girl wats to be a part of show-business. Both girls are very talented, people admre and envy them. They are to go through a hard trial and score a success. Also we can find here a love theme.

narutou narutou says...

 because they are both powerful animes that leave a lasting impression. While Glass mask(2005) leaves an emotional impact keeping you on your seat for the drama, Skip Beat! has a lighter edge to it and keeps you laughing.

Akiki Akiki says...

Both of these anime include the expertise of acting and how one can improve their acting skills.

RAQ154 RAQ154 says...

Start is very similar in both animes , very similar character developement but Glass Mask is more about passion of acting while skip beat  is more in romance.But both animes are great and I recommend both to any shoujo fan 

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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pok pok says...

Both of these series have characters who must work through troubled times and hardships to achieve their dream. They go through many trials and evolve in skill and character throughout the anime.

algelic algelic says...

These two shows are extremely similar, both focusing on a teenage girl with a big dream and trying to make it. The only difference is that in Kaleido Star they focus more on things like gymnastics and dancing, while in Glass Mask it's about acting.

StriderAJR StriderAJR says...

Both Glass Mask and Kaleido Star tell us a story about hope, dream and a difficult path that lies beyond those who will try to archive those dreams. But in the end all with strong and willing hearts will find the way to overcome obstacles and even weaknesses in their own hearts.

Both animes have similar plot structure, similar character development and character types: a diamond in the rough, strict teacher and a big bunch of friends always willing to support the main character. But though sometimes you feel like watching the very same anime with different names, places and only switching between theater actors and circus acrobats, you’ll never feel bored. Yes, those stories tell us same things with different decorations but the way they are told leaves only positive emotions.

If you liked Glass Mask or Kaleido Star you will definitely like the other.

RAQ154 RAQ154 says...

I have watched 23 episodes of Kaleido star but these series are totally same. If you have enjoyed one you will like other for sure. 

Sangokagome Sangokagome says...

The sheer passion that both Maya and Sora have for the stage keep any viewer captivated for 50 episodes that go by all too quickly. Beautiful visuals accompany both as these two girls learn the true meaning behind becoming masters of their craft and what it truly means to captivate an audience. 

Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

The studious and uptight Chiaki is well-known as the top pianist of his school, and dreams of becoming a world-class conductor like his idol, Viera; but his fear of flying (which makes studying abroad impossible) combined with a recent break-up and dismissal from his piano instructor causes that future to seem both bleak and unlikely. After collapsing outside of his apartment, drunk, Chiaki inadvertently meets a young woman named Nodame who, while quite talented at the piano, is unclean, clumsy, and haphazard. Despite being almost polar opposites, the two begin to grow closer and work, together, to overcome the obstacles in their careers.

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Darkest Darkest says...

it both about girl, who have extraordinary talent but they not yet enough skilled. Also it both have clearly expressed romantic notes.

RAQ154 RAQ154 says...

Both animes revolves around passion, in nodame cantabile , nodame had passion to learn piano while in glass mask maya devoted herself for actingIf you like one , you will like other 

wiseleo wiseleo says...

The Glass Mask is a masterpiece made by a perfectionist. It is by far the #1 anime on my list. It will grip you starting with episode 1 (just try to not show emotion at the swim scene) and will not let you go.

The stories are similar in how characters gradually become  world-class performers.

Watch the OVAs as well. :)

Brother, Dear Brother

Brother, Dear Brother

No sooner has Nanako Misonoo started attending Seiran, the most prestigious girls’ school in Japan, when she is unexpectedly chosen to join its most exclusive club, the Sorority. Believing that she was given preferential treatment by the Sorority’s leader, the beautiful and intimidating Miya-sama, Nanako’s jealous classmates begin to bully her. Slowly, life at Seiran begins to unravel and Nanako wonders why the Sorority chose her over more eligible candidates. Not only that, what could lie behind Miya-sama’s mysterious smile? With only the letters to her ‘dear brother’ to help her make sense of it all, Nanako must try to find answers to these and many more questions.

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Himitsu Himitsu says...

Glass Mask and Onii-sama E have a similar style of execution; I also feel that the atmosphere is the same. Although Glass Mask was made in 2005, it still maintains a "classic" shoujo feel like in Onii-sama E. Both titles talk about friendship and romance; it is presented in a similar manner.  

maylai maylai says...

Glass Mask and Oniisame e (Brother, Dear Brother) are both about a young girl that struggles to find her way in life and has many dramatic/tragic events on her way.

Also, since they are both based on older manga the atmospheric feeling is very similar. For example the old-school character design and animation, and at the end of each episode a narrator foreshadows the coming events. The story pacing may seem slow but the suspense is very high.

The romance also has some similarities in that it takes some time for the main heroine to realize her love while being fascinated or attracted to her counterpart long before (sometimes against her own will).

Hikaru no Go

Hikaru no Go

While examining an old Go board in his grandfather's basement, twelve-year-old Shindo Hikaru is possessed by the restless spirit of Sai, an ancient Go master who has waited for over one thousand years to play the Hand of God: the perfect move. Sai convinces Hikaru to act as a vessel for making his moves, but it is soon clear that Hikaru also enjoys Go and wants to play his own games. Moreover, the rules of Go have changed since Sai's time, and Go players from all over the world are now much stronger, having had the benefit of hundreds of years of evolution and experimentation by the masters before them. Can this unlikely pair form a successful partnership and rise to the top of Japan's Go community, and can Sai finally play the Hand of God and find some peace?

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Kio Kio says...

Both series have strongly pronounced storyline and characters. Every new episode teaches us something new  and showes us how the main characters improve their skills. The competitiveness, the theme of friendsheep and self-perfection makes these series similar. 

pan4os pan4os says...

Both series are about the path to perfection and twist around two rivals, who respect each other, who stimulate each other to advance, where their confrontation is highly moral and sometimes looks like friendship. In fact, the relationship between them is something bigger than friendship and challenge, and it is awesome!

The only serious distinction: Hikaru no Go is about/for boys, Glass Mask is about/for girls. However, I guess Glass Mask would be interesting to boys too.