3.784 out of 5 from 158 votes
Very similar in tone and characters! The girl is a shy, glasses-wearing person who cheers on her friend. Her friend is one of the top models and has a cool aura but he is actually a geeky person in private. A picture of them together is seen and his company decides to take the girl on as a new model. The girl must combat her shyness to stay in the model biz and the guy must learn to be less overprotective/dependant on the girl while hiding his true geeky self. In both manga, the guy's old self wore the exact same nerd glasses with swirls! The female protagonists of both manga have the same hairstyle when they model. In Mishounen Produce, the girl puts her hair in braids when she's not modeling. There's some model biz rivalry in here too with an affable rival who finds the girl interesting and sometimes offers job opportunities (that may be traps!) for our main duo.
*SPOILER* Both end with the "lovers part because one has to train abroad" cliche that we all hate.
When Fujimaru's father's business fails he runs away once more and leaves Fujimara on her own to sleep in the park. However, Fujimaru's luck changes when she saves the beautiful vice president of the student council from a guy, only to find out that the vice president is male and cross-dressing as a girl. Ryou works for Peacock, a showbiz company, and it's company policy for their actors to disguise themselves for everyday life. Ryou offers Fujimaru a job as his manager because he needs help getting work, and thus Fujimaru must disguise herself as a boy from henceforth. Can Fujimaru fulfill her obligations, defend Ryou, and keep their secrets safe at the same time?
Both manga have the premise of a girl being friends with a boy that she sees talent in and wants to help make famous to rise to the top of the acting/modeling industry by acting as his producer. Lots of bishies in both series and the protagonists of both series have similar hairstyles too! There's showbiz rivalry, comedy and some romance. Fans of one series will find much to like in the other.