Kyoko moves to the big city with the prince of her dreams Shotaro; he wants to make it big in the entertainment business, so she works hard at many different jobs to support him as he achieves his dream. However, one day, Kyoko accidentally discovers the horrible truth: the love of her life thinks of her as a 'plain and boring woman!' Outraged, Kyoko swears revenge – she will make it even bigger than Shotaro in the entertainment world. The only question is, how will she fulfill her desire?
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...
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.
this is a treat for those who enjoy major laughing moments...i m sure u'll have a great time watching both these animes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.
Both anime are funny and sweet, and feature a girl who is having troubles with love. They are on a journey of self discovery and making friends for the first time. They both have to deal with new enemies and problems, and they both have to learn how to understand their own feelings and how to get those feelings across to other people. Both anime also have a mix of girly and scary imagery, and are both really funny.
At first the main characters of two series look opposite however as the story countinues and as we learn about them more, both characters lack knowledge of their own feelings. They discover their own feelings with the help of very well built side characters. Both series make a positive impact after watching.
Each of these series center around a girl that hasn't really had friends and a lot of trouble with love (and the guy has trouble, too, despite being extremely popular with women). Each of these series have a lot of well played comedy and character development. If you enjoy one, you're sure to enjoy the other.
These anime have very similar art style. Both Sawako and the main protogonist in Skip Beat! begin to have a change in personality. While truly gaining friends and finding that they may have feelings for the guy helping them along their way to reaching their goal.
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.
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.
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!!
It's a really good anime and if you like a bit of Romance with Comedy then you'll love this anime.
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.
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.
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.
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...