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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.
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.
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.
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.
Hikari Hanazono has never been able to beat Kei Takishima at anything. At six years old the two were introduced by their fathers, and Hikari promptly challeneged Kei to a wrestling match, believing she'd easily beat him. However, she lost, and since then she's vowed to beat Kei, following him wherever he goes. Now fifteen years old, Hikari attends the super-elite school Hakusenkan where she and Kei are the two top students; Kei holds first place, while Hikari is second. While Hikari considers Kei her special friend and most importantly her rival, Kei is secretly in love with her. Will Hikari ever beat Kei, and Kei's love ever be requited?
When your striving to be the best, and especially when your trying to out do a certain boy that always seems to get in your way think of Skip Beat and Special A! While trying to make their way in the world the heroines have to overcome obstacles along the way with ever a man stuck in their path. There is a little romance in each and a spice that bring the heated characters to life.
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!
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.