Arisa

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Inochi

Inochi

“I killed my sister. Now I will live as her.” Mischevious Nobara and good-girl Kotori are identical twin sisters. After their father’s death, they lived with their grandmother and mother, respectively, but one day, while they had switched places, Kotori was murdered!

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Drahken Drahken says...

Both stories are about a set of twin girls, one of the twins gets severely harmed & removed from the picture, then the other one takes her place.

8

8

In Tokyo in the 90s, the city center has been suffering from a continuing depopulation. Also affected is Udagawa Junior High School where only six people are left. Their class leader, protector, and very good friend Masato died in an illegal skateboarding race. Five months later, Eito Hachiya, nicknamed Eight or 8, enrolls in school and wants to find out what happened. He even just looks like Masato! But mysteries surround him: Why does he know all the other six? Why can’t they remember him?

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Both stories revolve around a person who dies or gets seriously injured, and then an identical look-alike who takes their place and tries to solve the mystery of what happened to the original.

Tokarev no Ayaui Shiro

Tokarev no Ayaui Shiro

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Both stories revolve around a girl infiltrating a school which seems pleasant on the surface, but which hides something sinister. In both stories, the main character infiltrates the school in order to solve an assualt and to aid a friend.

Shitsurakuen

Shitsurakuen

Himoto Sora is a transfer student with a sense of justice and dreams of becoming a knight. Upon arriving at Utopia Gakuen, she learns of a virtual reality-like game played by the male students in which they use girls as weapons in battles for status and treat them as commodities. Seeing one of these girls being abused she steps in and through some sort of error unwittingly becomes the first female participant of the game.

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Both manga are about a girl who finds herself in a high school, where she is surrounded by enemies & must face a savage battle every day. Staying alive is like getting extra credit.

Gentlemen's Alliance Cross

Gentlemen's Alliance Cross

Haine Otomiya is a student at the elite Imperial Academy. A one-time gang member who was put up for adoption by her father, her life changed when she met Shizumasa Togu, president of the student council and ‘emperor' of Imperial Academy. Haine quits her gang and enrolls at the prestigious private school in the hope of winning Shizumasa's love. When she is hired as his school bodyguard, she's thrilled; but can she survive the drama of the student council? As secrets spill and relationships form, Haine is pulled further into the world of the elite and powerful, where wealth is everything and social status is the basis of all relationships. What's a girl to do?

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Arisa and Gentlemen's Alliance Cross are drama-filled series about a delinquent heroine who wants to have the normal life of a high school girl.  She gets her chance as a good girl when she transfers to a new school with a complex social system and a mysterious class president for the sake of uncovering something. 

Natsumi Andou's sparkly shoujo art style is the closest to Arina Tanemura that I've seen.  Despite the pretty, innocent-looking covers, Arina and Gentlemen's Alliance Cross delve into dark topics like suicide, parental abandonment, and favoritism between twins.  Arisa goes darker with bomb threats, attempted murder and maiming.  

Gentlemen's Alliance Cross has more romance for those who were disappointed by how Arisa's romantic plotline never went anywhere.  Arisa is stronger on the mystery element and has higher danger stakes.  Overall, Gentlemen's Alliance Cross is more of a melodrama with complicated relationships between the cast vs. Arisa's thriller-style pace as the heroine uncovers a conspiracy and the secrets of her fellow classmates.