Nina was just a normal twelve-year-old girl - until she ate a strange candy-like jewel that fell out of the sky into her sundae. The jewel, it seems, is known as the Crystal Pearl, and it is sought after by hordes of magic users who aspire to become professional magicians. Whoever is in the possession of the Pearl on Christmas will pass the test; leaving Nina as the most sought after item of the magic world. Luckily for her, two handsome magicians, Ichii and Zero, have pledged to keep her safe until the contest has ended. Can Nina keep her sanity with not only dozens of magicians out to capture her, but also the invasion of these two hunks into every aspect of her life?
Hinamori Amu is a stylish punk rock girl who is liked and feared by her peers, but there's just one problem: she's actually a shy and quiet girl who can't seem to drop her self-fabricated facade! But when Amu finds three eggs in her bed, she had no idea her life would change forever. Out of the eggs pop Ran, Miki and Su, Amu's Guardian Charas; these being represent parts of Amu that she wishes she could be, even allowing Amu to transform into those parts at will! Now, with pressure from the other Guardians (including her crush, Hotori) to join their midst, dark sides of the psyche known as X Eggs to seal, and nefarious forces after a wish-granting egg known as the embryo, Amu's life has officially become more complicated!
Both Shugo Chara and Mamotte Lollipop have the magical essance that will drag people in. They have that embarrassed, indecisive, stubborn girl as the main character who can't really decide between the two main guys, mixed in with some humour. Shugo Chara may be a longer anime with more depth but Mamotte Lollipop is a short, sweet anime with the beckoning for the next series. I think that if you liked either one of these you'll enjoy its counterpart.
The main characters of Shugo Chara! and Save Me! Lollipop, Amu and Nina respectively, are torn between two guys that they care about. In both cases, the guys seem different from one another; be they smooth, hot-headed, sensitive, or proud; but something in each of them catches and holds the girl's attention. If you enjoy watching a young girl struggle to find true love, you might like both of these shows.
The guardians’ lives have been somewhat quiet lately, as X Eggs have stopped appearing. But just when the gang start to question whether Easter has given up on the fight for the embryo, a new type of X Egg appears and the battle begins once more. Amu has a lot to worry about – not only with the appearance of the new X Egg, but also the anxiety of wondering if Dia will ever hatch! Above all else, will Amu finally be able to choose which guy she truly likes the most?
The romantic confusion that began for Amu in Shugo Chara! only gets worse in Shugo Chara!! Doki, but it is precisely that element that ties it together with Save Me! Lollipop. What is a young girl to do when she has so many guys around who always come through for her when she needs them? If you enjoyed watching Nina struggle to find her soul mate or Amu try to understand her heart, you may like the other too.
Both of these animes have a very centre focus of the main character unsure of whom out of 2 different guys to choose to be with romantically. Both are also mahou-shoujo, though Shugo Chara Doki more so.
As an orphan whose life is in the hands of space pirates, Coud has had no choice but to survive on bravado alone. He has nothing to live for until he finds Ren entombed amongst the treasures in the pirate ship's hold, and awakens her. In addition to being mysterious and beautiful, Ren can transform into a battle sword to help Coud fight and prove his strength -- but with this strength comes the bitter realization that power alone is not enough. Now, in a race against time, Coud must endure betrayals and fierce battles as he struggles to return Ren to her home, before it's too late...
I'm sure that this seems like a strange recommendation, because to be honest these two anime are nothing alike. For instance, Gelade has a lot more depth and a serious plot to it whilst Mamotte is more of a feel good anime. But I think that if you enjoyed the fighting, fantasy, magic, humour and romance in Mamotte then you'll definately enjoy watching Gelade.
Elemental Gelade has all the elements that Mamotte has but at a better standard. Much better. So if you've seen Mamotte! Loillipop, be sure to watch Elemental Gelade.
Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.
The characters in these are extremely similar, yet completely different. New characters are practically introduced every episode in both Furuba and Mamotte and you'll love each adn every one of them. Plus there is the whole "keep the magic a secret from everyone", both from the curse from Furuba, and the contest in Mamotte. And the main two guys? Almost identical. You have the hot headed, stubborn, instinctive, competitive Kyo and Zero - and then there's the level headed, sweet, kind, mature Yuki and Ichii. The only difference in characters I suppose is the main girl. Tohru and Nina are like complete opposites. But just watch and find out I suppose.
Karin Hanazono’s life isn’t easy; she’s an orphan, her grades are poor, she’s terrible at sports and in general, she is miserable. After the death of her precious pet, Karin met a strange boy named Kazune Kujyou – an encounter which changed her life forever. For Karin, as she then discovers, is a goddess! Now, with the help of Kazune and his cousin Himeka, Karin will learn how to use her powers and protect her new family. As she learns more about herself she must also face the mysterious people who share her powers, and discover what it is they are fighting for.
Both are magical girl series about girls who must adapt to the changes in their lives dealing with the use of magic and how they will get used to it as they go on. While two guys must protect Nina, Karin and Kazune must protect Himeka from danger. However, Karin is Kamichama Karin's main character, not Himeka.