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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.

Nosatsu Junkie

Nosatsu Junkie

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sarrysar09 sarrysar09 says...

Both Naka-chan and Mogami-san are hard working and lovable characters. And in both manga they fall in love with a character that is their senpai in the industry they are pursuing and they both think they are being bullied by this person whom they eventually develop feelings for.

The King's Pawnshop

The King's Pawnshop

When Amy went to trade her watch at a pawn shop to lend money to her boyfriend, the clerk informed her that she'd regret the trade. For little did Amy know that her loser boyfriend needed the money for an abortion for his secret lover! Amazed at the accuracy of the clerk's prediction, Amy returns and discovers that he has the ability to accurately assess any item's value. Tired of perpetually dating the wrong men, Amy now sets forth on a new career: with the help of her new boss she'll train to be a pawn shop employee, so she'll never again be fooled!

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musicaficta musicaficta says...

The similarities between Skip Beat! and King's Pawnshop seem small - but both focus on female "leads" who are gullable, talented and charming young ladies and their rather "tsundere" male counterparts.