Helter Skelter

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Hanshin

Hanshin

Yucy and Yudy are two conjoined twins who have been together since birth. However, as the nutrients in their bodies distribute unevenly, Yucy is beautiful yet slow-minded while Yudy is intelligent and horrifically ugly. Yudy is torn between her love for her sister and her hate for having to care for Yucy; can the two continue to co-exist?

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Hanshin and Helter Skelter are psychologically dark stories exploring the nature of beauty, and the negative effects that pursuing or obsessing over it can have.

AnarchicQ AnarchicQ says...

Both manga deal with sacrfice for beauty. Both are psychological, dark, and deal with the lengths people will go to for perfection.

In Clothes Called Fat

In Clothes Called Fat

Noko appears to be living a great life, she's got a good job and a loving boyfriend, but beneath a thin veneer is a young woman who is struggling with her self-image and self-confidence as she fights to keep her weight down. To Noko, being 5 pounds overweight means being miles away from happiness in her lovelife and in her work-place.

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Another fabulous josei manga about body image issues in the modern woman. Helter Skelter is about the unrealistic and dangerous expectations of celebrities, and In the Clothes Named Fat is about a compulsive over-eater, her self-loathing, and harassment by society. If you're in the mood for a short but intense psychological josei story, I would definitely recommend either.

(Also, their art styles are fairly similar, and both have an ultra-bitch in a prominent role)

AnarchicQ AnarchicQ says...

Both of these manga are dark and delve into the the psychology of women who want to be beautiful to the point of self harm. Body image, beauty and their costs are prominant in both manga. They're a good pair.

Family Complex

Family Complex

Akira Sakamoto is a typical teenager – and that’s the problem! He’s the only normal one in a family of incredibly attractive people: he has a father that looks great in drag, a mother that looks younger than himself, an older brother that was worshipped at school, and two very opposite sisters. Though his family does everything to make Akira feel special and a part of the group, he can't help but feel an outsider in his own home. Then one night, the truth comes out with very surprising results...

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Family Complex and Helter Skelter both show that being beautiful doesn't mean being happy. The beautiful characters in each go through a hell of a lot of unnecessary trauma just because of their appearances. Family Complex is lighter, while Helter Skelter is quite a bit more explicit about the depths someone can sink to (and includes nudity and some gore).

Fetish

Fetish

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

Obsession. Helter Skelter and Fetish focus on obsessions, and the depths to which they cause people to sink. Helter Skelter is about physical beauty, while Fetish encompasses different types of obsessions (generally concerning other people).

Between the Sheets

Between the Sheets

Between the Sheets features the unusual friendship from the nearly inseparable Saki and Minako. Minako carries a fervent torch for the other girl - a passion of which Saki is initially ignorant. But when Minako sleeps with Saki's boyfriend Ken (just to see what Saki sees in him), the true nature of Minako's obsession begins to reveal itself ... provoking an understandably strong reaction from Saki.

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AirCommodore AirCommodore says...

While the plots are nothing alike, most everything else is. Especially the art and obsessive/selfish characters. Both are like trashy novels that you can't put down because they're so engrossing depite (or because of?) the hateful characters, quickly-escalating plot, and gratuitous sex scenes.

Helter Skelter has some artistic merit, though, and I like it way better.