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B.B. Explosion

B.B. Explosion

For star-struck teenagers living in Okinawa, the first step to fame and fortune is an appearance on an American Idol-like TV show called Boom Boom. If they can wangle their way onto this weekly program, they have a shot to become Japan's next big thing. But first, these pop-star wannabes must first enroll in the big city's actor's school where competition between classmates is spirited and ruthless! With the help of her guardian angel, a gargoyle-like statue named Cesar, little Airi begins taking classes at the school. One way or another, she's going to make her dreams come true!

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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.

Dramatic Love Album

Dramatic Love Album

Manabe is a former model who has withdrawn completely from the spotlight. She prefers to sit in the corner of the classroom, ignoring her classmates, while keeping her face hidden by her hair. However, Manabe's quiet life is disrupted when she accidentally meets her teacher while he's taking pictures. When he points his camera in her direction, her attitude changes and she automatically poses just like a model would pose. With Manabe's secret exposed, will she still be able to quietly remain in the shadows?

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Rebkkah Rebkkah says...

Again, these two manga share an author giving them a very similar 'feel'. If you enjoyed one, you will definately enjoy the other. Between the characters, the story and the art, liking one and not the other seems impossible to me.

Full House Kiss

Full House Kiss

Suzuhara Mugi is a fifteen-year-old on a mission. She is determined to somehow get onto the campus of Shoukei High School, one of those super super elite private high schools. Mugi is searching for her missing sister, her only remaining family, and she has been led to believe that someone or something on the campus of that school will help her in her search. Unfortunately, that strict school security is preventing her from getting onto the school grounds. However, her luck changes when she literally runs into Midou-kun, the son of an insanely rich mega-corporation president, and elite person at the school. Midou is not impressed with Mugi’s sob story about needing to get into the school. He is a very smug and arrogant rich guy. But he can be reasonable, and he eventually strikes up a deal with Mugi: he will get her onto the school grounds in exchange for some labor on her part. She must come to his house and work as a maid!

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Mewba Mewba says...

I find these to be similar in strange ways. 

See, we have strong (like, literally strong) female leads with dashing and chivalrous men around her, and yet, instead of falling all over them and becoming wrapped up in her own beating heart, she stays strong (sometimes to the point idiotic stubborness) and independent. 

If you liked one you'll definitely like the other. 

Taiyou no Ie

Taiyou no Ie

Back in the day, that place was a house filled with magic - a place where you ended up smiling even if you were crying. Surely, an invisible wizard must have lived there. Or so I thought. What's a young child to do when her mother leaves her father for another man? Or when her father remarries a woman who brings along a child from a previous marriage? Or when her childhood neighbor friend invites her to live with him?

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marsartlove marsartlove says...

Both feature a highschool aged girl who feel a lack of sense of belonging because of their home enviroment and go on an unexpected journey to find where they belong with the help of childhood friends and find love in an unexpected place. Both the main female and male characters same a very similar personalities and aethetics. 

Imadoki!

Imadoki!

Tanpopo Yamazaki, a humble girl from Hokkaido, moves to Tokyo to attend an elite school and make a new life for herself. But for Tanpopo, life at the elitist Meio Academy seems way out of her league. The daughters of wealthy families snub her; other students make light of the fact that she actually tested into Meio instead of relying on family connections; and the cute boy she saw tending a dandelion the day before wouldn't even acknowledge her existence, despite being in the same class! Hoping to make friends and have some fun, Tanpopo starts up a Gardening Club; but will this help her survive in a school where superficiality and nepotism reign supreme?

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NicetyL NicetyL says...

Both main characters are looked down by the people they try to integrate themselves into. However, as time passes, they gain their place.

Both main chracters are girls with surprising personalities, who reach out to others and create a unique group of friends.

(Skip Beat gets more romance-focused later on, though)