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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.
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
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.
During a sunny afternoon, Kirarin spots a helpless turtle stuck in a tree. Although Kirarin's mind is always preoccupied with food, she doesn't think twice before saving it; and after the successful rescue, she meets up with the turtle's owner who happens to be a cutie! The guy's name is Seiji and he is actually a famous star! Unfortunately, Seiji's best friend and partner, Hiroto, intrudes on her fantasies claiming that she'd never reach the level of Seiji, and that she should stay away from him. Hiroto's words don't deter her, however; and instead, Kirarin decides to be with Seiji by entering the idol world! However, becoming an idol isn't all fun and games, it's fierce competition, hard work, and filled with rivals!
Kirarin revolution and Skip Beat! are both about girls getting into the famous world because of boys. Both girls have their own way of doing things.
Skip Beat! is like Kirarin Revolution just as Kirarin Revolution is like Skip Beat! in many ways . Kyoko and Kirarin both enters the world of showbiz. They meet a coulpe of men who are totally unpredictable. Although Kirarin Reolution had 100+ episodes, I'm telling you, you will not stop watching it. Like skip beat, you want to watch the series even though there are no episodes left. If you liked one, you'll definitely like the other.
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…
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.
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.
Moritaka Mashiro feels as if life is passing him by; with no dreams or motivation, he trudges through day-to-day life. One day, after leaving his notebook behind, he returns to school and finds the smartest guy in class, Takagi, waiting for him. Takagi is happy to return the book, but on the condition that Mashiro agrees to become a mangaka with him. Though Mashiro initially declines, he soon reconsiders when he discovers that the girl he likes, Azuki, dreams of becoming a voice actress. And after promising that she can have the lead role if their manga is ever adapted into an anime, he suggests that they get married once they are both successful! Shockingly, she agrees to the proposal and Mashiro and Takagi embark on their quest to become manga artists.
Both of these anime are about dreams, in Bakuman this is to become a successful manga artist and turning their manga into an anime, and in Skip Beat! this is getting revenge and also becoming a successful actress.
Skip Beat and Bihada Ichizoku both refer around the entertainment industry. Bihada is about make-up industry and beautiful skin of a wealthy family that show up constantly in the entertainment world, where Skip Beat is based on acting.