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When Najika was a little girl, her parents died, and she nearly did as well until a boy saved her and gave her a flan so that she'd stop crying. Since then Najika has wanted to once more meet her ‘Flan Prince,' though all she has to go on is the silver spoon he left behind. Now a young lady, Najika is on her way to Tokyo to study at Seika Academy, the origin of the spoon and a prestigious cooking school. While there she'll hone her culinary skills, help transform a school eatery into something special and make new friends such as the brothers Daichi and Sora - but will she ever find her prince?
Both series are about a girl who enters a school for people with special talents. Both girls have trouble fitting in with the class, and have to prove they are worthy to be there. Both girls are eventually able to make true friends and prove their ability through doing what they do best.
While Kitchen Princess is about cooking, there are some similarities to Gakuen Alice that make both enjoyable reads. Both main leads are cheery innocent girls who always look on the bright side of things and truly want to see the good in everyone. Also, there are two male love/friendship interests for her that are very close to each other as best friends in their own right; some jealous girls that want to tear her down due to her popularity with said boys; a mysterious and slightly threatening higher power that seems to be the cause of the boys' suffering; and some heavy themes that are not played so tragically that it can't be enjoyed by a younger audience around 10-13 years old.
Both are really good series for a start, both are about a girl who enters a school which was made for people with special talents. Also they are both searching for one thing or another Mikan is looking for Hotaru and Najika is looking for her flan prince so already the main characters are pretty similar. So if you want something light and you liked one of these manga then you should like the other.
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?
If you like Skip Beat! or Gakuen Alice you would like the other because both have strong, erratic female leads who enter new enviorments, for reasons that seem silly but become more serious and inthralling as the series continues. Both have complicating love interests and profuse situations.
Both main characters are young ladies (Mikan in Gakuen Alice being grade schooler age) who have fiery spirit and a "never say never!" attitude which helps them achieve the near-impossible when everyone is counting them out. They quickly learn to harbor friendships and their personalities ultimately attract others to them. Plus, both have something unique about them that's different from others in an already diverse world they live in (Mogami's acting world and Mikan's Alice world).
If you enjoy one, give the other a shot. Both are full of comedy, romance, and adventure that will leave you rooting for the main lead and her friends as they strive achieve their dreams.
I love skip beat. It's funny, original, and unpredictable - which, lets face it, is rare in shoujo. Gakuen Alice, while slightly more predictable, also has a wonderful leading couple. It's super cute, full of magic (who doesnt like magic?), and can still be serious. The art for both mangas rock and the plots are compelling.
Child star Sana Kurata tries to "fix" the problems of everyone around her- and there are a LOT of problems to solve. Her classroom's overrun by bullies, her teacher's being blackmailed and the girls live in terror all because of the tyrannical rule of the demon child Akito Hayama. There's going to be a Rumble in the Jungle Gym when these two strong personalities collide. Sana harbors a massive crush on her manager Rei, the man she adoringly calls her "gigolo", but when Rei shatters her adolescent notions of romance, will her arch rival Hayama step in to pick up the pieces? As sworn enemies become fast friends, Sana's life is about to get way more interesting.
Even though Gakuen Alice is a fantasy and Kodomo no Omocha is about actors, these two mangas are very similar..they both have the same type of easy-going heroine who is actually very strong and a hero who has a hard life which the heroine makes better ^^Both are funny and silly but with serious context and they shows the power of love and friendship and not giving up.
Kodomo no Omocha is finished already and Gakuen Alice is still ongoing, if u liked one u will surely like another one too.
Both animes are about girls who have a kind of problem with some of their classmates (who are boys in both cases) and Sana's and Mikan's personalities are quite similar even though Mikan is more like a crying baby and Sana has a huge ego - they are both fighters and do everything to change their worlds.
Tohru Honda might just be the unluckiest girl around. After a series of unfortunate events Tohru has no place to call home - that is, until the wealthy yet cursed Sohma family offer to take her in, in exchange for performing the household chores. However, soon Tohru discovers that there's much more to the Sohma family than meets the eye. Though shocked and surprised, Tohru promises to keep their secrets; but will the Sohma family approve of an outsider knowing who they really are?
If you liked Gakuen Alice, then you will also like Fruits Basket. Fruits Basket has quite a few similarities to Gakuen Alice, but a few of the main ones are...
Lovable Character: Fruits Basket main character, Tohru, is very similar to Gakuen Alice main character, Mikan. Both of the characters have a personality, that makes (mostly) all of the others characters not help but love them, and fall for their cheerful, sunny dispositions.
Clueless: For both Gakuen Alice and Fruits Basket, the main charcters are clueless about themselves loving a boy, and that boy loving them back. Only till later on in the manga, do Tohru (and Mikan) realize their true feelings.
Tragedy: Yes, as in Gakuen Alice there is some tragedy... There is also tragedy in Fruits Basket. The tragedy that occurs both happens with the different parents of Mikan and Tohru. (Death). But the tragedy that happens, only makes you chrish the stroy even more. You are able to feel the charcters emotions even more.
These are only a few of the similarities, but there are many more. If you loved Gakuen Alice, you should definitely read Fruits Basket.
For star-struck teenagers living in Okinawa, the first step to fame and fortune is an appearance on an American Idol-like TV show called Boom Boom. If they can wangle their way onto this weekly program, they have a shot to become Japan's next big thing. But first, these pop-star wannabes must first enroll in the big city's actor's school where competition between classmates is spirited and ruthless! With the help of her guardian angel, a gargoyle-like statue named Cesar, little Airi begins taking classes at the school. One way or another, she's going to make her dreams come true!
B.B. Explosion and Gakuen Alice may seem like an odd match, but the main characters both enter an exclusive academy that is designed to develop and foster their talents. The transition from regular school to these specialized classes full of amazing people is difficult, but both girls are willing to do what it takes to succeed!