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Skip Beat!

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4.438 out of 5 from 10,196 votes
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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?

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Skip Beat! 2002 Original Manga
Name Role
Tetsuya KUMAGAI Character Design
Kiyoko SAYAMA Director
Akifumi TADA Music
Yoshiki NAKAMURA Original Manga Creator
Shinji HORIKIRI Producer
Hiroto KUMEGAI Producer
Kousuke SUZUKI Producer

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Skip Beat! KiraRin 8.5/10 Mar 13, 2010

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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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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... 

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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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


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 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.

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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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.


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.


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

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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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.


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.


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!


Itazura na Kiss

Itazura na Kiss

Kotoko Aihara has always been in love with Naoki Irie; he’s tall, handsome, and rumored to be the most intelligent student in Japan – who wouldn’t be? Only one thing stands in the way of a relationship with Irie: Kotoko is ditzy and is at the bottom set of her school, and Irie-kun hates nothing more than ditzy, stupid girls. When disaster strikes and Kotoko is forced to move in with Irie-kun’s family, she suddenly sees her chance to bridge the gap. After all, even cool, super-intelligent guys must have a soft spot, right?

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Upbeat and optimistic heroine? Check.

Tsundere male lead? Check.

Endless moments of "Just kiss her already!" ?  CHECK!

Though these two series end up in very different directions, I think with such a similar set-up it would be difficult to enjoy one and not the other. Check it out!


Both have an very upbeat and persistant protagonist that will stop at nothing to get what she wants. Both of the male leads are very handsom, sought out men that refuse to show their feelings for the protagonist, even to the point of being pretty mean to them.

Other than that, the animation is pretty similar, and they both have a similar overall feel. I am honestly shocked that more people haven't made this recommendation yet.