Kyoko moves to the big city with the prince of her dreams Shotaro; he wants to make it big in the entertainment business, so she works hard at many different jobs to support him as he achieves his dream. However, one day, Kyoko accidentally discovers the horrible truth: the love of her life thinks of her as a 'plain and boring woman!' Outraged, Kyoko swears revenge - she will make it even bigger than Shotaro in the entertainment world. The only question is, how will she fulfill her desire?
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.
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!
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.