Skip Beat!

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Ashita no Ousama

Ashita no Ousama

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.

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Juumonji Juumonji says...

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.

Othello

Othello

Yaya is a shy girl who is regularly bullied; even her so-called friends find her torment a source of entertainment. Things change when a girl named Nana appears and hands out some ‘Heavenly Punishment' in retribution for the wrongdoings against Yaya, but there's a catch: Nana and Yaya are actually the same person, but Yaya has no knowledge of Nana's existence! With her alter ego on a quest for justice and a hefty memory loss problem due to Nana's episodes, Yaya's life is suddenly far more complicated. However, Yaya's life isn't all bad. She has a crush on a boy named Moriyama, a person who shares her passion with music and is the only person to treat her kindly. Can Yaya sort out her feelings for Moriyama and overcome her timidity? If so, she may have a shot at growing past her alter ego and obtaining both her love and her dream.

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Kalli Kalli says...

Both about a girl striving to achieve in the entertainment industry as well as both girls having... personality issues... ^.^ But fun either way!

Glass Mask

Glass Mask

Maya is obsessed with acting; she overworks herself so that she can attend plays and watch dramas, but she doesn't have the money to pursue her dreams. One day, retired actress Tsukigake encounters Maya while she is mimicking a play, word for word, that she has only seen once. Astounded by her raw talent, the actress gives Maya a scholarship to study in her acting school, for Tsukigake wants Maya to become good enough to be her successor as the Crimson Goddess. Maya has to become the best actress in Japan first, but between the competing leaders Tsukigake, who holds the rights to the Crimson Goddess; and a business man named Masumi who wants those rights, what will happen to Maya?

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Skip Beat and Glass Mask both heroines are trying to make it in the world of theater and the manga goes through all of the struggles that they are having trying to obtain their goals and succeed at becoming a successful actress.  In each there are also various complications with certain love interests that span all different types of emotions for the heroine.

Toshokan Sensou Spitfire!

Toshokan Sensou Spitfire!

The government has passed the Media Betterment Act, establishing a military police force to stop the spread of "negative influences harmful to society;" and in response, libraries have organized their own military units to protect freedom of expression. After being saved by a Library Defense Force agent in a bookstore, Kasahara is inspired to enlist in the Library Defense Force. Although she proves quite athletic and capable, she must endure the harsh but meaningful training of her instructor and superior officer, Doujou. As she learns how to be a good soldier, she participates in LDF operations, helping protect literary freedom for everyone.

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The female protagonists in Toshokan Sensou Spitfire! and Skip Beat have an upbeat personality even though their current situation may be relatively bleak, they always see the sunshine at the end.  They strive to make it to the top of their respective fields as the main male characters help them along the way without the female characters knowing.

Nana

Nana

Nana K. is a hopeless romantic who is co-dependent on everyone around her and falls in love at first sight with any and all men, even married ones; Nana O. is a wannabe rock star who has had to break up with the love of her life so that she can find her own path as a singer. As Nana K. boards a train to Tokyo, she longs to finally be with her beloved boyfriend Shouji; as Nana O. boards the same train to Tokyo, she plans to live her dream with only the guitar on her back. The two meet by chance both on the train and in the city - ultimately choosing to live together - and though they are opposites in every way the girls quickly become close friends. Together, Nana and Nana will learn the bittersweet truth about love, loss, and the growth that comes because of it.

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nihonotaku nihonotaku says...

Both manga involve the main characters trying to make it big in the entertainment industry while become better than their rivals, who in both cases also happen to be the romantic interests of the main characters.