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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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CaptainMasamune CaptainMasamune says...

First off, I don't understand why Skip Beat! wasn't tagged with a "Revenge" tag. Hello mods, that's the main reason Kyoko gets into show business! And the premise of the good first half of the anime.

That said, Ouran and Skip Beat! are both about exceptionally strong women in unlikely circumstances. Both series have gorgeous art and a cast of strapping young bishes to oogle.

silverfur silverfur says...

this is a treat for those who enjoy major laughing moments...i m sure u'll have a great time watching both these animes.

SkyBlue SkyBlue says...

Both animes have talented, spunky main female characters.  The are both surrounded by a cast of "pretty" boys who prove to be more complex then they seemed.  All in all, the character development of both animes is the driving force of show.

eaper eaper says...

The comedy, and even the romance, in each of these series are similar and extremely well done. If you liked one you're sure to feel the same about the other.

Foxfairy Foxfairy says...

I believe the humor in both shows would appeal to the same audence. Both have a female lead who is a "fish out of water" type of character who has to change herself to fit in, and is also there for kind of the wrong reason. In Ouran High School Host Club she has disguided herself as a boy, and she is stuck there to pay off the a debt. In Skip Beat! she changes her looks to make it in show business to get revenge on an Ex-boy. But these shows share the same over the top emotional humor, and suggestive situations that lead to misunderstanding.

hannahF hannahF says...

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SpinningFish2378 SpinningFish2378 says...

The charecters are amzingly represented. It's not difficult to fall in love with the plot. Futhermore, it's an all around anime that has romance and a bit of drama.

Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%

Uta no Prince-sama: Maji Love 1000%

When Haruka gets the chance to take the entrance exam for Saotome Academy for the Performing Arts, it seems as though she’s one step closer to her dream of composing songs for her favorite singer, Hayato. However, this is no gleeful high school musical experience, and Haruka’s hiding a dreadful secret that may silence her musical ambitions forever. And even if she does get into Saotome, the competition will be more brutal than going on Japan’s Top Idol!

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toxicherb toxicherb says...

I think that people who like either Uta no Prince-sama, or Skip Beat! would like the other. I really like both! They both have a female leading character who's very driven in what she does. I've only watched two episode of Prince-sama, but it's really good! I was surprised at how much I like it! I definately recommend Uta no Prince-sama!

Skip Beat!'s main character has tremendous acting skills and may seem like an underdog at first, but when she displays her acting, it shocks everyone. Her acting really reaches into people's souls and seem like something very real, similar to Haruka's talent in songwriting.

MoonlightMeika MoonlightMeika says...

Both Uta Pri and Skip Beat follow their main character (Haruka and Kyoko, respectively) as they build the foundation to their future career. Haruka and Kyoko both had slight set backs at the beginning but managed to stick wtih their dream and their efforts have paid off. It's also very hard for anyone in either series to hate the main character; they both have the unique ability to draw everyone in.

Therefore, (as cliche as this is) I believe if you enjoyed one, you would also enjoy the other.

daysie1234 daysie1234 says...

When I first started watching UtaPri it reminded me sooo much of Skip Beat! There's the main femaie who is seen as an underdog in show business/music industry, main male who's a jerk in the beginning but warms up to her and who is so unbelievably famous that it seems like they are worlds apart.

cahbayb cahbayb says...

They are both about idols with a female lead who has great qualitites that everyone loves and a male who is at first standoffish but they really have a connection. If you like one you'll like the other.

snivets snivets says...

UtaPri and Skip Beat both capture the spirit of the showbiz industry, with all its ups, downs, and how it affects the people who work in it. The plots are slightly different, but don't let that fool you--both stories are about hard working young girls and the people who support them.

Tyranid5 Tyranid5 says...

Skip Beat's female lead has a lot in common with Haruka in terms of personality and self confidence.

Skip Beat stands out as a kind of show where if you watched UtaPri and wished for a stronger female lead or perhaps less of harem-y series. Skip Beat would be my first recommendation. To satisfy either of those wants while remaining within the Idol universe.

Uta no Prince would be the kind of series from those fans of Skip Beat who like the Music side of Idol life and possibly a bit more romance while still maintaining some of the simple aspects from Skip Beat that make it so enjoyable.

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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kujika kujika says...

I think it's very possible that you'll like that anime too, because...

... both anime have eccentric yet talented female leads, who have their own share of self-doubts though.They are not annoying like girls from many other anime tend to be.

... the main male lead is a genius and most of the time acts aloof but likes to tease.

... the comedy is actually something to laugh about too.

... many new chars are gradually introduced, making the plot interesting.

Kjubaran Kjubaran says...

Its same way: energetic girl with talented-all-wanted charismatic guy as senpay-lover.

Even Nodame is ended and Skip beat not...so maybe this is difference but...i think you will like it

eaper eaper says...

I'm not completely sure what draws these series together in my mind, but it is probably sense of comedy in each series is extremely similar and extremely well done.

electricutie electricutie says...

Both center around an eccentric female lead who's natural abilities are nothing short of genius. They both work hard to refine their skills through-out the series, idolizing tsundere males. 

uniquenettie uniquenettie says...

The charismitc male leads both have a lot of natural talent with plenty to spare and both are extremely hard workers.  The females are very inexperianced with everything but they both have the it factor that the males notice and it intrigues both males characters. To the point that neither male leads know what to do with the females once they realized they have become attached to them. If you like one you'll more than likely like the other.  Both also show you the good and bad side of show business.

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

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.

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

The personalities of Fruits Basket's Tohru and Skip Beat's Kyoko aren't outwardly similar, but they're both incredibly driven independant girls whose parents are out of the picture, and who place and enormous emphasis on friendship.

Both series are exquisitely-crafted, with a perfect balance between heartwarming and hilarious. If you're a fan of the shoujo genre, or just romantic comedies in general, and you liked one, you would definately like the other.

sarrysar09 sarrysar09 says...

Both anime feature young women who strive to succeed in adversity. One girl overcomes lonliness while another overcomes hatred and betrayal. You can't help but cheer for both of them and feel good as they succees!!

LunarJelly LunarJelly says...

It's a really good anime and if you like a bit of Romance with Comedy then you'll love this anime.

Tyranid5 Tyranid5 says...

The leads for Skip Beat and Fruits Basket may be the most similar to each other and are the central part of both series. However when thinking of what series is most similar to the other this is the match up that I think works best. If i had to sum up why I would say that if you took Skip Beats out of its idol-centeric world and put it into setting centered around school and social standing (rich v poor) what I would want to see is what Fruits Basket gives viewers.

Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex

Lovely Complex is a story of a boy and a girl. The girl, Koizumi Risa, is much taller than the average Japanese girl; and the boy, Atsushi Otani, is much shorter than the average Japanese boy. Due to their immense difference in size and constant bickering with each other, the duo is unwillingly the school’s comic relief. As Risa and Otani continue to provide endless laughter for the masses, their friendship develops; and with that, so does Risa’s feelings for Otani...

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dannikabannika dannikabannika says...

Skip Beat and Lovely Complex both have the same type of over done humor that can't help but make you laugh. If you enjoyed Kyoko's hilarious emotions you will love the comedy of Lovely Complex.

Millem Millem says...

They both are funny love stories you would really like, and there are a lot of emotional scenes too not only funny. This is the best combination for a love story.

sakura0angel sakura0angel says...

i also think their same in the love story..she only realized in the end of her love and her comedic character and funny way to solve her own problem

hannahF hannahF says...

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