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Ryuuji Takasu has an eventful life: his classmates think he's a delinquent due to his 'killer' eyes; his crush Minori seems ever out of reach; and he’s just had an unfortunate encounter with 'palm-sized Taiga' – a feisty and dainty wench in his class. With different cleaning habits and tempers, the two clash like night and day; that is, except for the fact that Taiga and Ryuuji have crushes on the other's good friend! With school rumors abounding, the duo must now work together to play matchmaker for each other. Who will end up with their true love?
Although Kyoko is pursuing revenge in Skip Beat! and Taiga is trying to win love in Toradora!, these shows have much more in common than emphatic titles. Both young women are determined to get what they want and have their eyes locked upon one young man, though their intented outcomes with this boy vary drastically. Still, along the way, both Taiga and Kyoko discover something deeper inside themselves, and this new knowledge changes everything.
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.
Santa, the drummer of CLIMB, has just left the band after finding his girlfriend in the arms of a friend. Along with Yuki, the lead guitarist, they start their own band called "Lucifer, The Fallen Angel," and set out to find new band-mates. Recruitment is not easy, however, and on a search to find a vocalist the duo runs across a promising bass guitarist and a local hotel's piano player and singer who has been wowing patrons daily. With little time to spare, can the two round up the talent they desire, or will Sakuya let his anti-social personality hold him, and his newfound band, back?
Tsukimi is an otaku and jellyfish enthusiast whose only means of coping with the world is to reject it: she and her friends live in a house they declare a man-free zone, generally avoid 'stylish people', and spend their days blissfully bonding over geeky rituals. As misfortune would have it, their convenient existence is about to be turned on its head by the arrival of Kuranosuke, a seemingly beautiful young woman who is actually a beautiful young man. While he may be strange even by their standards, Kuranosuke embodies everything Tsukimi secretly dreams of being - a princess as ethereal as a floating jellyfish - and promises the kind of mind-boggling adventures only possible when geek meets chic!
At first glance these two shows don't appear to have much in common, but they are surprisingly similar in their emotional impact. Both of them have a female lead who lives on the outskirts of society, but comes into the spotlight in some way. Both girls are helped along by an incredibly attractive and wealthy male lead who bends over backwards to help her, falling for her in the process. Both shows are also shojos that differ drastically from the standard high school romance story that you've seen a hundred times, while still throwing in plenty of fun and romantic moments. Plotwise, these shows differ greatly, but if you like shows that are character driven, people that go totally and outragously over the top to get what they want, or if you fangirl squeal over a man's unrequitted crush, then these shows are both for you.