Miho Shinohara is a typical 9-year-old who is fascinated with showbiz and dreams of stardom. One day she meets a stranger who gives her 2 dolls, who later reveal themselves as magical dinosaurs named Pigu and Megu! They give her the special ability to draw clothing on a special drawing pad and turn it into reality, as well as transform her body into a teenager’s. One day, by chance, she is spotted by the president of a talent agency, Lyrical Productions. She lands her first job as a model, hence taking her first step into showbiz; but the road to stardom is still long and challenging. Can she, disguised as Lala, become an idol?
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.
Fancy Lala and Full Moon wo Sagashite are extremely similar. Both about girls who are given the power to become older and then try to make it into showbiz. While they both have a good amount of comedy and drama, Full Moon is considerably more dramatic than Fancy Lala and deals with more serious issues.
If you liked Fancy Lala, you would like Full Moon because both have a somewhat same plot. A girl finds 2 plushies, and they both use somesort of powers to turn her into a teenager. Then in both Fancy Lala and Full Moon both girls get hired by an agency, and they lose the plushies by the end of the story. With many twists and turns, if you liked one you would surely like the other.
Both anime focus on a young girl who wants to become a singer. Both anime have guardians who are plushies/stuffed animals. Both anime are very similar in art style. I have only seen the first dvd of fancy lala so I can not compare beyond that. However, I think both series are quite similar and I am quite shocked no one has made this rec yet.
Hime-chan was a normal girl who had all the troubles of that age. Even though she had a tomboy nature, she envied her older sister's beauty and had a crush on an older boy. She dearly wished, as many do, for something to give her the chance to grant her wishes. Soon, something did. Hime-chan came into possession of a magic ribbon, that gave her the power to change into anyone she wished. With that, she transformed into her sister - but found out a few things that she wasn't prepared for.
Fancy Lala and Hime-chan's Ribbon are both mahou shoujo series that aren't heavy in the "magical" area, but are still quite girly. The two series are more focused on the daily problems we face; and they show that life isn't easy, even if we have magic. I definitely think that both titles have a similar direction sense. There's some hints of romance, and the main characters are both naive, but strong-minded. Hime-chan's Ribbon and Fancy Lala will give you a great lingering impression.
Yuu was having a typical day until she saw a large dream-like ship in the skies. After being pulled aboard, she inadvertently helped one of the aliens living within it; and to reward her, the alien gave her a gift: magical powers that Yuu can use in any way she sees fit for a full year! Using her new magical wand, Yuu is able to transform herself at will into the pop idol Creamy Mami – a girl who is highly sought after both by production agencies. However, she is also desired by Yuu’s childhood friend Toshio, even though he has no interest in the more homely Yuu. Can Yuu fulfill her dreams, win the heart of her love, stand strong against the rivalry of her peers and be the best idol she can be?
Both series are about a young girl who meets two magical creatures who gift her a present that helps her transform into an older girl. Both become famous idols while in their transformed state.