With a noticeable tan and bleached hair, Momo Adachi is a high school student who is frequently misunderstood by her classmates. She's accused of being a playgirl and is the subject of many rumors, most of which originate from her ‘best friend' Sae who is jealous of Momo due to them having a crush on the same boy. Momo's life only gets worse when Kairi Okayasu, who she once saved from drowning, decides to make her his own. Kairi coming into Momo's life only encourages Sae to spread more rumors about Momo and Kairi while going after Toji herself, creating quite a complicated situation for everyone involved.
Both series are about students who are in a complicated love triangle in which the "friend" of the protagonist is jealous and makes everything more complicated for everyone. Also, both series have a somewhat addicting suspense to them. The overall shoujo/romance theme of both is similar enough in that if you like one, you will probably like the other.
Both involve a highschool guy and girl who like each other and try to make a relationship work, but a mean "friend" ruins it out of jealousy. Both are shoujo and appeal to pretty much the same audience.
Sawako Kuronuma is just like any other high school girl who wants to make friends and be useful. The only problem is she bears a worrying resemblance to Sadako from 'The Ring!' Because of her reputation, people are not only terrified of her, but small dogs even bark in fear at her presence; in fact, the only person in school who will talk to her is the lively class hottie, Kazehaya. As the pair spends more time together, Kazehaya slowly begins to bring Sawako out of her shell and soon their feelings for each other develop further. Though with her crippling insecurities, lack of social skills, and a series of cruel rumors and misunderstandings, it seems that Sawako's dream of a normal life won’t be quite so easy to obtain.
The first thing I thought when I started reading Kimi ni Todoke was Peach Girl! Not for the love triangle aspect in Peach Girl but for the misguided misunderstandings of the people around them. Something so small can be taken way out of proportion if people cannot communicate with each other clearly. That is exactly what happens in both of these series and in real life as well. Both series have very good lessons about trying to get along with each other and not jumping to conclusions.
Hino Kahoko is a sophomore at a high school which caters to both general students, and the musically elite. On the first day of class, Hino meets a fairy named Lili and is entrusted with a magical violin; this violin has the ability to express the music in someone’s heart, even if they do not possess the talent for playing the instrument. With the violin in her care, Hino must now compete in a musical competition, but the guilt of not having true musical talent consumes her. Lili’s dream is to bring happiness to people with music, but Hino isn’t sure she has what it takes to be the one to do it. Can Hino perservere, or will she abandon Lili’s dream?
Each deals with issues in high school and the attitudes that are faced. There are trials and tribulations that everyone has to go through - facing that daunting situation known as high school. Hino (La Corda) has to prove her skill at playing the violin and Momo (Peach Girl) has to put up with a skimming Sae. Both series are artfully-drawn with exceptional plot detail.
Kiro Aso is an astounding artist who spends her days cooped at home or in art club room, avoiding all contact with others – especially boys. Rei Kashino is a popular motorcycle enthusiast who seems to have it all: looks, personality, and an endless supply of hot babes throwing themselves at him. When the two cross paths one day by chance, no one could have suspected how close these polar opposites would grow to be, or just how many obstacles their love would have to overcome...
Both of the Mars and Peach Girl series are wrought with unexpected dangers for the relationship of the main characters. The trials and tribulations of everyday life will test the bonds of love they share with each other.