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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.
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.
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?
Skip Beat and Penguin Revolution remind me of each other because both of them are about people trying to make it in the entertainment world, if you liked one then you would like the other for sure. The guy in Penguin Revolution reminds me of the main in Skip Beat and they also both work in companies surronded in mystery. The comedy in Skip Beat is more often but every once in a while Penguin Revolution will give you a good laugh. Both of them are very good and draw you in and the atmosphere is the same. For some reason it is hard to find all of the Penguin Revolution Chapters online but I know Citymanga has most of them and all other sites have the last Chapters.
Though the plot might be slightly different the stories take place in the same kind of world, the entertainment world. Both have their share of romance and a lot of different characters with different personalities come by. (The two male main character look a lot alike too, black haired and blonde though their personalities are nothing alike)
Strong female main character, show biz... pretty much the same surroundings. also I get the same "general feel" when reading both mangas.
Haruna has never been feminine; she was the star pitcher of the softball team in middle school and didn't focus on relationship, but now that she's in high school she has a new goal: to have a shoujo manga-style relationship. While Haruna tries to be attractive and get a boyfriend, she has no idea how to accomplish her goal; and thus, she recruits the reluctant Yoh as her coach. Yoh is very attractive and dislikes women and the problems they cause, but is impressed by Haruna's determination and agrees upon one condition: she promises not to fall in love with him. Thus begins the crazy relationships of Haruna, Yoh and their friends as they all struggle to find themselves and their true loves.
Both mangas feature a strong, optimistic female character, that's really unexperienced in matters of love. Both heroines give it all they've got to achieve their goals (getting boyfriend in High school debut, and becoming Idol in Skip Beat). Their simple minded logic, and lack of experience often brings suprising results.
They are just awesome, funny and romantic. If you like shoujo manga then you will surtenly like these ones.
All her life, Yura has lived in the shadow of her famous parents; though while the world thinks they are the perfect family, in reality they hardly ever see each other. Everything changes when Yura’s parents suddenly announce they are getting a divorce, leading her to decide that the only way to get back at them is to become a star herself. As she works her way up in the show business world, Yura meets the world famous musician Q-ta, but she’s bothered that Q-ta is only interested in her famous father. She also meets Q-ta’s twin brother Haruka, who is in a popular boy band called Knights. He’s always making rude comments, but could it be that he’s only trying to hide his real feelings for her? Yura struggles to make it in the cutthroat entertainment industry while simultaneously trying to sort out her complicated love life…
Both series are about a girl trying to make it in show biz to get back at someone. She finds her own identity through enjoying the art of acting. There are also plenty of cute boys who cause her many distractions, but she continues to try and get her revenge through an acting career.
Yuu Sasaya is a naïve, unfashionable girl from a small town and is living in Tokyo for college. She becomes fascinated by the theater after watching a play for the first time and declares that she will become an actor. Yuu manages to join a small theater troupe, but due to her lack of skills and experience she is only allowed to handle odd jobs. Her first chance to perform comes when she is given a small guest part in a play with another troupe. However, when Yuu makes a critical mistake, she is forced to face the harsh reality that even with determination she cannot become an actor without talent. She considers abandoning her theatrical dreams, but with some encouragement, she decides to change her goals and become a writer and director. Yuu must now find her own unique voice and showcase it for everyone to see while overcoming the many difficulties that lay ahead.
Skip Beat and Ashita no Ousama both have to do with actors, acting, and the stage. While Skip Beat focuses on an actresses journey to stardom, Ashita no Ousama focuses on a scriptwriter and director's path to greatness. They both have romantic elements, Skip Beat with its triangle, and Ashita no Ousama with its octagon, or something resembling a star. I seriously reccomend Ashita no Ousama to anyone who liked Skip Beat or vice versa.