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After a thousand years of expansion, humans became involved in an alien war that would be decided by a contest of physical strength. Though the alien race was physically superior to humans, mankind prevailed, ushering humans into a new era of physical fitness and competitions. In the present, Akari Kanzaki has entered the training facility University Satellite in hopes of becoming the latest Cosmic Beauty, a title reserved for only the most physically fit. Join Akari as she faces fierce rivals and tough competitions in an effort to become the best of all the Battle Athletes!
If you love to see the fight of the underdog, even though you know good will prevail in the end then these two shows are perfect for you. Not completely family friendly, there are the occasional naughty jokes that will suit them to teens and older, however both Kaleido and Battle Athletes are shows that can be enjoyed by a wide audience.
Fourteen-year-old Amano Ichigo is a would-be pâtissière who acquired her love of sweets from her late grandmother’s desserts. After meeting the talented Henri Lucas at a local sweets festa, Amano convinces her parents to let her attend the culinary Marie Academy so that she can fulfill her dream. However, as she’s only armed with a positive attitude and no real cooking skills, Amano quickly finds herself at the bottom of the class. Luckily, she soon meets Vanilla, a sweets spirit who’s here to help Amano reach her full potential. Alongside good friends such as Rumi and the three gorgeous Princes of Sweets, Amano will bake, mix and sift her way to the top!
The same kind of protagonist: A cheerful girl who dreams in big, but not accepted by their peers till prove she has talent. They will find friends & enemies, and some of them will change of rol. Both series have comedy, romance and drama, and will give you an optimistic feeling!
Marika is living the normal life of an average girl in space: attending her school's yacht club, keeping up with the latest trends, and working part time. One day can change a lot, however. Not only was her late father a notorious space pirate, he was also the Captain of the equally notorious Benten Maru! What's worse, she's just inherited his position and the pirate's life that comes with it.
Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...
So one thing I found about both of these anime are that they were rather inspirational to me. In Clanand, Tomoya pulls his life together and repairs his relationship with his dad. The other members of the cast also each find a way past their respective problems to happiness and success. In Kaleido Star, once again, each character is faced with their respective troubles that they must face and overcome. Both of these anime happen to be my two favorites of all time and they each do an incredible job with character development. They are both a true inspiration to me.