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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!

 

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.

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

Full Moon wo Sagashite

Full Moon wo Sagashite

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.

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Lair Lair says...

Both Full Moon wo Sagashite and Skip Beat revolve around a similar setting - showbiz. While Full Moon revolves more around the musicbiz and Skip Beat focuses more on the acting side of the industry, they both revolve mostly around the production side of the industry.

While the characters are totally opposite in nature (Kyoko beeing consumed and driven by hatred, while Mitsuki is more like a friend to everyone), they are still quite similar. The main character in both series is a newbie on the showbiz world who doesn't quite know the tricks of the trade. Yet their untaintable hearts remain unaffected by the hardships of the industry. Both characters are what some might call Geniouses (Tensai) - fast learning, quickly evolving and vastly better than most.

whiteneko whiteneko says...

Both anime deal with what it takes to get to the top in the entertainment industry: booking gigs, doing commercials, modeling, and learning to deal with your rivals, while holding on to your dream. Both have alot of romance thrown in and some comedy. While the ages, looks, and personalities of the two main characters are quite different, both give an inside look at showbiz from the ground up.

BangBangYarrDead BangBangYarrDead says...

It's kinda the same thing :D Normal girl gets the chance to do auditions... She gets what she wants but something is in her way... 

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.