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Skip Beat!

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  • Vol: 34+; Ch: 211+
  • 2002 - ?
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Cat Street

Cat Street

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?

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pokopori

If you like either Skip Beat or Cat Street, you should definitely give the other a try.

Both mangas deal with acting (while CS focuses a lot more on the relationships of the female lead; SB focuses a bit more on professional acting than CS).  Both mangas offer in depth relationships between the female lead and their surrounding people.  While SB is more comedic and upbeat, CS offers a more emotional side of the story.

Both are diamonds in a dozen so give them a try, you won't be disappointed!

wolfangel87

As acting plays an iatrical role in Cat Street and Skip Beat the two series blend in a multitude of ways as the heroines light up the stage trying to reveal their skills and power. The two mangas focus on relationships between the female leads and the other characters who help her along her way.

kawiiaho

the main characters in both skip beat and cat street are upcomming popular actress. a group of people support them from behind. They both fall in love unexpectedly with the people close to them and their stories are both interesting. XD

Rebkkah

They both deal with the personal and professional journey of young woman with emotional issues. The lead characters are similiar in that they are both naturally gifted actresses with poor social skills and strange personalities. The male leads are also similar in that they come off as uncaring but always seem to be there to help out.

Tokyo Crazy Paradise

Tokyo Crazy Paradise

After the death of her parents, Tsukasa turns to her classmate Ryuji, a yakuza boss, for shelter and a job. Ryuji is generally grave, but purposefully indebts Tsukasa to him so that she has to keep working for him, and he can keep his friend near him. Tsukasa is a simple-minded girl who desperately searches for money to pay off her debts to Ryuji. To make money, she takes on suspicious jobs in addition to being Ryuji's bodyguard, but always ends up in trouble. Ryuji and Tsukasa take turns saving each other as they fight together against the spread of dangerous drugs and weaponry that would destroy Tokyo even more than it has already degraded.

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ndngrl14

They both are written by the same author, so the drawings/humor would be similar. The stories have there own way of going. In both, the main character undergoes amazing transformations which make you want to see more.

pokopori

If you are interested in strong female leads, either one of these should be exactly what you're looking for.

Both TCP and SB feature strong female leads that contrast from the typical weak women in manga.  They both have a temper and can kick some major butt.  If you like girl power, try one of these.

daysie1234

Same author, and the characters feel similar. Both of these stories are very fun reads with suspenseful story arcs and love triangles that keep the pages turning! Definite must reads!

Rebkkah

Given that they share an author, the art and homour is very similar between these two. Whilst the romance develops in a different way, this aspect is also similar.

The stories themselves are very different with TCP being more of an action story and SB being more of a drama, they still share the underlying theme of a girl striving to find herself while falling for the guy that always seems to be there when she needs him most.

Personally, I love this author and would recommend both of these stories to everyone that enjoys a good romcom.

Gakuen Alice

Gakuen Alice

Mikan's best friend in the entire world, Hotaru, has moved away to a school for geniuses. Mikan misses her friend so much that she runs away to Tokyo to find the mysterious Alice Academy. However, once there, Mikan discovers that it is actually a secret school for children with special abilities. Alice Academy is filled with boys and girls who can do anything from make crazy inventions to control fire. In order to stay with her friend, Mikan tries to enter the Academy, but there's a catch: she doesn't have any special powers! Now Mikan must prove herself to her classmates in order to stay by Hotaru's side.

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killikate

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.

deideiblueeyez

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.

thePrancingCupcake

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. 

The One

The One
  • Vol: 17+; Ch: 108+
  • 2006 - ?

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MariJine

The main appeal in these two mangas is that they both delve into worlds the average person would not otherwise experience. "The One" deals with Lele's struggles in the intimidating yet alluring fashion industry while "Skip Beat" explores Kyoko's difficulties in the world of acting.

In retrospect, the former contains a somewhat darker and more mature subject matter. (The mental struggles of death and manipulation faced by Lele, Eros and Angus; as well as implicit sexual content) Nevertheless, both mangas contain instances of comedy, romance and intriguing graphic detail especially in expressing emotions.

In terms of character development, the reader will find that the heroines of both series share a persevering yet naive personality since they are both newcomers to their professions. Lele and Kyoko are both generally open minded, optimistic and stubborn to succeed. Regarding their male counterparts, there is a striking similarity between Tsuruga Ren the mysterious, cold and yet kind love interest, and Eros; and Fuwa Shou and Angus, famous flirts.

Baebaeclc

Both of these manga feature strong, fierce, and determined young women that are also very comical.  The target of their romances also seem the same and at first both women think of the men as tyrants when they first meet them but eventually love devolops.  In skip beat Kyoko is trying to climp the latter to reach the top of her acting career while in The One Lele is trying to Become a super model and both also have the intentions of trying to "get back at someone" or "prove they can beat someone" then later motivations change..... both are EXTREMELY awwsome reads if you have read one then you surely have to read the other

SnoAngl2

they both deal with a young girl whose passion for modeling grows along the way. There's laughter, a destined love, and also heartache. While the protagonists are different--Skip Beat's protagonist can be more terrifying and "plain" while The One's protagonist is more optimistic and "angelic"--you support them through all their heartaches.

Skip Beat! is more for all ages (my youngest brother is reading it) while The One has more mature themes.

If you liked one, YOU WILL LIKE THE OTHER! :)

Ouran High School Host Club

Ouran High School Host Club

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?

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Inustar

Both mangas have a truly crazy sense to their humour and both have very strong female leads that don't fall into the stereotypical idea of a heroine only looking for love. They both have good looking guys as well for the lovers of shoujo stories.

wolfangel87

Skip Beat and Ouran High School Host Club both have stronge female characters where the people around them look up to them.  They also both have a great deal of comedic aspects to the plot and shoujo romance throughout.