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Kiri is a gifted young hairstylist who takes great pleasure in anonymously using her talents to add a ‘little magic' to an ordinary girl's life. On the flipside, a group of three boys called the Scissors Project have an entirely different mindset: they give grand makeovers to a select group of handpicked girls who are beautiful to begin with. Kiri is quite content with staying out of the public eye, though with the Scissors Project's leader Narumi refusing to stand aside and give up his makeover throne, it seems that she won't be able to stay out of the spotlight for long. With challenges being thrown at her whenever there's a chance, Kiri finds that she cannot resist responding to the world of hairstyling.
Ouran High School is a prestigious private academy where money and status count for everything. Haruhi Fujioka is a scholarship student at the elite school, and is appalled by the lazy attitude of the rich and powerful students towards their studies. The Host Club is a clear example of this: a group of six attractive and wealthy boys spend their time entertaining the female pupils for a profit. When Haruhi accidentally breaks a ¥8,000,000 vase belonging to the club, they force her to work off her debt as one of the club's members; and to do so, she must masquerade as a boy! Can Haruhi keep her gender a secret from the club's exclusive clients?
Both series are about a club of men who are dedicated to making women feel good. In both situations, a girl is dragged into joining, even though she is apathetic to the idea. Both series include humor and romance, and everyone is pursuing their dreams.
Beauty Pop is like a condensed version of Ouran High School Host Club. Both are about clubs of talented guys coming to the aid of women, and the female protagonist getting roped into it. Ouran High School Host Club has all the plot points and characters that are in Beauty Pop (and then some), only they are developed a lot further. The main protagonists are similar but Ouran High School Host Club's is a lot more developed and likeable (that goes for most of the characters). There's a lot more romance and humour than in Beauty Pop, too.
If you liked Beauty Pop - and you don't mind a little cross-dressing - you'll love Ouran High School Host Club.
If you liked either Beauty Pop or Ouran High School Host Club, you will definitely enjoy the other :) The cast present many similarities. I constantly found myself comparing Tamaki and Kyouya from Ouran with Narumi and Ochiai from Beauty Pop respectively. The same goes for the leading female protagonists. The plots and setting, while not identical, do hold some similarities as well. Ouran is definitely the sillier of the two, though Beauty Pop also makes you laugh. If you find yourself loving either of these manga, please check out the other!
Kiri and Haruhi's personalities are very similar, they are both blunt, frank, and are in similar positions. Haruhi is unwillingly put in a harem sorta thing with the host club thats for guys, while Kiri is unwillingly put in a hairstyling club cuz she has talent for that. A lot of the main male characters fall in love w/ both of them over time. Ochiai (megane from BP) and Kyouya (megane from OHSHC) are both misers and underhanded and have glasses. Kei(BP) and Hunny(OHSHC) are both sorta short, love food/snacks/cake, are very cute and bubbly. I loved both these seires anyways.
Both are based around a club and a freshman who is extremely talented at what the club does, and how she becomes a part of the club. Although one is about kendo, and the other about beauty, both include girls who have been using their talent since they were young, along with a lot of humour and competitions!
Keito Aoyama was a famous child actress until a traumatic event occurred, causing her to retire early. Afterwards, she refused to attend school and successfully shut out all of the people around her. Now, Keito has chosen to spend her days alone, until one day she meets a man who takes her to El Liston, a free school for people like Keito who don't fit in anywhere else. As Keito attempts to overcome her past, she learns to confide in others and befriends Rei, Kouichi, and Momiji. Will her friends be able to help her in this new stage of her life at El Liston, or is it already too late for Keito to start over?
Both mangas are a stories about a high school girl with a great talent in one field of work ( hairdressing in Beauty Pop and acting in Cat Street). Due to childhood trauma that character decided to give up the dream of succeding in that job, and just live a normal high school life instead (or just give up on school in Cat Street case). Due to influence of new friends she slowly changes her mind, accepting her talent.
While Cat Street is bittersweet and a bit sad story, and Beauty Pop is more comedic, they are both stories about reaching your dreams. If you like one you should check the other as well.
The main character in both of these mangas is so awesomely apathetic and disinterested in the gaggle of bishies surrounding them, if you're like me and get a good giggle out of watching overly confident guys being knocked down a peg, you'll love both of these.