Skip Beat!

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Special A

Special A

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?

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

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.

Maid Sama!

Maid Sama!

President of the Student Council at the almost-all-boys Seika High School, the hard-as-nails Misaki Ayuzawa works every day to make life easier on the small population of co-eds who have enrolled there. Though an unholy terror to all things male during school hours, in order to provide for her impoverished family, she secretly works after school at a maid cafe in Akihabara. However, when campus hottie Usui Takumi wanders into the restaurant during her shift, suddenly she finds her reputation in school at his mercy...

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

The female characters in Skip Beat! and Maid-sama! are hard working girls that are a little down on their luck.  They are extremely determined and will do whatever they have to do to succeed and obtain their goal.  Each involves a little bit of romance and some comedy thrown in.

The Wallflower

The Wallflower

Four gorgeous guys, one fabulous mansion and one challenge - turn the landlady's niece into a perfect lady and live rent free; fail and their rent will triple! Surely this task will be no problem for Ranmaru Mori, Kyouhei Takano, Takenaga Oda and Yuki Tohyama, who are lauded as the princes of their high school and have girls dropping at their feet daily... right? The boys' dream of rent-free living comes crashing down when they meet Sunako Nakahara, the girl they must transform. Sunako has devoted her life to solitude, preferring the company of anatomy mannequins, horror movies and the darkened seclusion of her bedroom to the presence of the ‘dazzling creatures' that cause her to have violent nosebleeds. Flushing her out into the light might prove to be more than the boys can handle!

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HinaXAnyone HinaXAnyone says...

Both mangas center around a girl who completely changes due to one guy. In Skip Beat, it is a guy who has used and led Kyoko on since they were kids. In Wallflower, it is a guy that Sunako likes who tells her she's ugly. Both mangas are VERY FUNNY, relying on the main characters' somewhat dark sides to be a driving force. In both mangas, the main characters are afraid to fall in love/ avoid love at all costs because of what they have experienced. Truly, both mangas are about one girl's trials and tribulations on her journey to rediscover what love and life is. Oh and both feature really attractive guys, as an added bonus.

Happy Cafe

Happy Cafe

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teganc teganc says...

I can't say that these stories really have much in common, beyond both having really interesting characters and stories. If you're reading one and want something equally fun to read, I'd recommend checking the other out. Uru and Kyoko are both really fun, quirky main characters, and Shindou, Ichirou, Ren and Shou are all attractive male leads as well. Neither of these mangas ever get overly sappy or trite either, which is something that not many shoujo mangas can claim.

B.B. Explosion

B.B. Explosion

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DuskFey DuskFey says...

Skip Beat! and B.B. Explosion both follow the lives of regular girls who have crushes on idols and decide to enter show business themselves. In both series, the heroine is unaware of her innate talent, but begins to shine in her own right after a bit of practice.