Pretear

Alt titles: Shin Shirayukihime Densetsu Pretear

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Ginban Kaleidoscope

Ginban Kaleidoscope

Tazusa Sakurano is a 16-year-old girl whose beauty is worth $10 billion -- or at least, that's how she describes herself. She is a skilled figure skater who represents Japan, and is working hard to earn a spot in the Olympics; but unfortunately, at the same time that she fumbled on her triple lux, a ghost possessed her body! His name is Pete Pumps, and he now sees all that Tazusa sees, and feels all that she feels -- especially hard falls. The two have no idea why Tazusa's body was chosen, and how to undo it. If things weren’t complicated enough, the media also hounds Tazusa for being a poor representative for Japanese women in the figure skating arena, and worst of all she has absolutely no privacy! Realizing that there's no way fight against the situation, Tazusa and Pete work together to give their best performance in figure skating.

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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.

Gakuen Alice

Gakuen Alice

Ever since they met, emotionless Hotaru and ditzy Mikanhave been best friends, and are virtually inseparable-- that is, until Hotaru is invited to attend a strange school far away, a school for those who have special abilities known as "Alice". Unable to be separated from her friend, Mikan soon sets out on a mission to find her. After traveling to a city far away, she finds Hotaru at last, but gets much more than she bargained for. Now, she is lost in a school full of kids with strange powers, unusual animals, and has secured an immediate rivalry with the toughest little punk in town!

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soccerdory soccerdory says...

Both young ladies in these series always have an upbeat can do attitude. They both face insurmountable odds, yet they remain loyal and strong to those that they love. Each face obstacles, yet their inborn strength and magical prowess allow them to overcome all that is in their path. Both have a slight touch of romance, and a reverse harem as well. If you loved one, you'll love the other no matter what. =]

Kamisama Kazoku

Kamisama Kazoku

Samatarou is the son of God and is currently living on Earth with his family and guardian angel named Tenko, in order to better understand humans. Having God as his father means that everything always goes the way Samatarou wants; and as a result, he has been unable to enjoy his life among humans and wishes nothing more than to live life as a normal human being. Suddenly, one day a new girl transfers to his class and he develops a crush on her at first sight. How is he supposed to win her heart on his own when his whole family tries to do everything for him? And is it really just friendship that he feels towards the angel who is always by his side?

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11sam1234 11sam1234 says...

it's very simlar with the charaters and stuff i don't know how to explain it. like they both have action and romance

Cat Returns, The

Cat Returns, The

One afternoon on her way home from school, Haru saves a cat from getting run over by a truck and promptly gets the shock of her life when it stands on its hind legs to thank her. That night, she is greeted by a parade of felines who inform Haru that her earlier heroics saved the prince of the Cat Kingdom. Haru suddenly finds herself inundated with gifts of mice and catnip as means of thanks, culminating in the announcement that she will be taken to their kingdom to marry the prince. With no desire to marry Prince Lune, Haru turns to The Baron and Muta from the Cat Bureau for help, but unable to stop them, Haru is swept away by a horde of cats. Can Haru prevent this marriage of inconvenience and return home before she becomes a cat herself?

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Morwen Morwen says...

Both anime feature teenage heroines searching for their identity and place in the world. Also, both feature strong fairytale themes--Pretear is (very loosely) based on Snow White, whereas The Cat Returns is an original story that has a lot of typical fairytale trappings. Although Pretear gets a little darker in tone towards the ending, both have warm, hopeful, lighthearted tones. I have a strong feeling you'll enjoy one if you liked the other.

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High is a school for the extremely wealthy or, in Haruhi's case, the extremely talented. But no amount of talent will help when Haruhi accidentally drops an eight million yen vase in a music room. The vase was the property of Ouran High School Host Club, a group of attractive young men who, for a fee, provide their time and affections for their lovesick clientele: the female students. Fascinated by this strange new specimen, a poor and clumsy commoner, they force Haruhi to work for them until the debt is repaid; but they get a lot more than they bargained for...

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Morwen Morwen says...

There's one main factor to this recommendation: Bishounen. Both of these shows are reverse harems with a wide variety of characters. Pretear is a pretty typical Magical Girl show, while Ouran is a comedy that drifts into parody of the genres it's a part of sometimes, but both shows still have a lot of comedy, character drama...and an otaku played by Monica Rial seeing everything that's happening through a fiction-tinted lense. Both are definitely worth a look if you're wanting more harem hijinx.