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Paradise Kiss

Paradise Kiss

Yukari is a typical high school student on the fast track to attending a university, but her boring life leaves much to be desired; that is, until a motley crew of fashion design students ask her to model their new clothing line: Paradise Kiss! Now, Yukari must choose if she will reject the life her mother has laid out for her, and start making choices on her own for the first time. While taking her first steps into adulthood, Yukari also begins to realize that with freedom comes responsibility; a life in the fashion industry isn't an easy one, especially for someone unsure of her own intentions…

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MasterKommander MasterKommander says...

I would like to say that Paradise Kiss is the shorter version of  Skip Beat! but it's not. The carrear path that the main characters follow is somewhat related but still different. The motivations, character development, and even plot development is also quite different. To be frank there is not much relating Paradise Kiss to Skip Beat!

The underlying reason for this recommendation is the fast paced carrear development of the two protagonist. Just as suddenly as they decided to enter their chosen field, innate tallents emerged making them shine just as bright as any star.  These two shows  do an excellent job of illustrating how ones life can change in the blink of an eye.

xxoshuxx xxoshuxx says...

Both of these anime feature a young naive girl who seems to have lost her way in life, or more correctly, she never had a goal or purpose for her life.  These stories tell of how they outgrew dependence on parents or boyfriends, and gained independence by entering into the entertainment industry, experiencing love and romance through the process. 

CandyValentine CandyValentine says...

The main female characters share the same sense of ambition and the story of following your dreams. 

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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Szwagier Szwagier says...

While Gakuen Alice is taking place in elementary school, and Skip Beat in the entertaiment industry (with heroine being around end of high school age) they both have the theme of a girl who is idiot at the first sight, but actually is hard working cheerful person that changes every1 around her. Both have the male protagonist hating the heroine at the beginning and then gradually starting to get drawn into her pace

eminAAnime eminAAnime says...

Even though they are very different plots, both girls are indeed clumsy and seem dumb at first but after a while their efforts give fruit and they become the hero.. for a while :P They also start out with the male protaginist hating them but because they are amazing peoploe the guys end up likeing them.. little by little :P

BOTH ARE AMAZING ANIME!! PLEASE WATCH <3 

ofall ofall says...

Both are anime about a hard working girl, that will do alot to get what she wants. They both also have unexpected talents that they discover (be it acting or actual magical powers). They are also both involved in a love triangle. The "main guy" of said love triangles are both fairly cold and mean to the protagonist, though deep down inside, you know they like her.

Kaleido Star

Kaleido Star

Sora is a sixteen year old girl who has travelled to the US to join the Kaleido Stage, one of the greatest circuses in existence. However, as luck would have it, she arrives to the audition late, which almost costs her the chance of a lifetime. Fortunately, she manages to join the Kaleido Stage anyways due to the compassion of Kalos, the owner of the troupe. With the help of her friends and Fool, the perverted spirit of the stage who has the ability to predict the future, Sora will overcome trials and tribulations and she struggles to become the Kaleido Star.

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faerieponey faerieponey says...

In both shows you see the struggle of two girls trying to succed. They both start off with the left and often they end up being hated by the rest. Nothing lets them down and they as they try to exel at what they do, proving to everyone that there is more to them then meets the eye. Even though one is about a circus performer and the other about an actress, both shows are about searching for stardom

m33p m33p says...

Both of these animes feature prominent female characters, and quick character development both on the part of story telling and on the part of the character growing into themselves as part of the story.

andiefeder andiefeder says...

Both of these shows are not only intensly satisfying to the viewer, but they portray a female protagonist who just won't give up. I would definitely say that Skip Beat! has more comedic elements, but both shows are light hearted and wonderful to watch. These are two of my favorite shows EVER.

Toshokan Sensou

Toshokan Sensou

The government has passed the Media Betterment Act, establishing a military police force to stop the spread of "negative influences harmful to society;" and in response, libraries have organized their own military units to protect freedom of expression. After being saved by a Library Defense Force agent in a bookstore, Kasahara is inspired to enlist in the Library Defense Force. Although she proves quite athletic and capable, she must endure the harsh but meaningful training of her instructor and superior officer, Doujou. As she learns how to be a good soldier, she participates in LDF operations, helping protect literary freedom for everyone.

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Terronae Terronae says...

The character in both of these anime is trying to become good at what they do, although the reasons differ somewhat. They both have some trouble with the world, this being angry at an institution or just plain angry. There is a male character in both series that supports the main protagonist with words of encouragement, although it will not always be recieved as such.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The female protagonists in Library Wars and Skip Beat have an upbeat personality even though their current situation may be relatively bleak, they always see the sunshine at the end.  They strive to make it to the top of their respective fields as the main male characters help them along the way without the female characters knowing.

Emmame Emmame says...

skip beat and Toshokan Sensou are simalar in way to me because of how the heroines are so alike. their both tall when you look at their apearences, but they both hate thier instuctors at first but they gradually start to have feelings and start liking each other.

for the hero of the story their hieghts are completly different. tall-short.lol! but they both affected the heroines past. they were the people who helped the heroines chose and make choices.

if you liked the humor in skip beat or if its the other way around you will love these seies!

 

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