Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 2008 to Mar 30, 2009
24 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisThe story revolves around a young girl named Kyouko who went with her childhood friend, Shou, to Tokyo to pursue his dream of becoming an idol. Despite her supporting him, she overhears him dismissing her as a boring wallflower. Furious, Kyouko vows to get her revenge by defeating him in the entertainment world.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme#1: "Dream Star" by the generous (ep 1-19)
#2: "Renaissance" by the generous (ep 20-25)
Ending Theme#1: "Namida (ナミダ)" by 2BACKKA (ep 1-19)
#2: "Eien （永遠）" by Yuusaku Kiyama (ep 20-24)
#3: "Dream Star" by the generous (ep. 25)
Based around a character that wants to become an idol I really didn't expect much from this series. Starting out with that prejudice I was surprised to see new approaches in this business and was instantly drawn by this anime. Unlike other storys full of clichéd stuff, our protagonist (Kyoko) isn't driven by the wish of fame, money or power as it is common. No, all she wants is revenge on her former ... well ... "boyfriend"... kind of... not.
With this the anime's story thrives very much from character developement and I mean REAL character developement. Additionally it is well rounded up with a lot of good comedic events.
But in the end it turns into an all to common basic plot: the protagonist has to overcome obstacles with hard work, just with a nice twist. Don't get me wrong, this isn't necessarily a bad thing. It's a solid story, just not an all to originally one. Still the added surprising elements are what makes this very good.
9 points for a story with a relly nice change
With Kyoko, for once, we have a female lead that is independent and isn't waiting for a prince in shining armor to save her. It's pretty much the opposite, since she is already disappointed of her prince, that took her out into the big town so she could do his chores... actually that's not quite right... she came to hate the prince and wants revenge for using and playing her.
Having that said, Kyoko is a rather fresh and surprising character. With her hate and her own spirits fighting each other we see a lot of her inner conflict of trying to become loved by the public and at the same time being full of hate for Shotaro. We can expect a lot more character developement.
The other two male characters influencing Kyoko's new life certainly seem interesting as well.
Shotaro is pretty much the guy who thinks too highly of himself and is for now the perfect guy for Kyoko's hate manifestation, but then there are times where it seems like all that Kyoko want is to be acknowledged by him.
Ren on the other hand is a perfectionist, who takes his job seriously and expects others to do so as well. Since Kyoko is want to be an idol only out of revenge he certainly has a little problem with her. But judging him now wouldn't be right, since there wasn't much screentime focused on him up till now.
9 points for Characters Development to look forward too
The background music/sound often go by unnoticed, which actually might be a good thing. That is not because the music is bad, but rather because this way the watcher can focus a lot more on the story. Which in turn means it's simply not necessary to pep up the story with catchy music, because it can stand on it's own. But you gotta admit the music isn't too impressive either.
I won't rate the opening and ending, since that often depends on personal flavor. (okay... I do prefer the ending song ^_^)
7 points for a well used and solid music
The art quality certainly is a very good one. Definetly above todays average. The characters are overall very well drawn, and the backgrounds are always fitting the context perfectly.
Sadly animation quality is at very few points not at it's peak, but even then still a good one. Also sometimes the background seems a bit empty, but that's not to big of a deal since it's usually enough to carry the athmosphere.
8 points for nice work from the graphics department
The story just makes me want to cheer Kyoko on. Damn, this girls deserves her revenge. *waves a Kyoko flag with waterfall eyes and starts shouting "KYOKO! KYOKO!"*
It's not only the really interesting story, but also all the little bits which make laugh that make this anime such a great show.
This anime goes even with a perfectly balanced pace, blended out of story advancement and humour.
10 points for Kyoko and all the hilarious moments
I for myself find me really enchanted to Kyoko and this anime. So give it a try as well. ;)
9 points overall
Lovers of comedy, dynamic characters, and stories with the realistic backdrop of a dog-eat-dog show biz world, rejoice! There is a perfectly enjoyable and ultimately very satisfying anime in store for you called Skip Beat!.
Skip Beat! follows the endearing young Kyoko Mogami as she travels 200-something miles across Japan to support her childhood friend Sho in his debut as a pop singer. She continues to bail him out until she finds out he's only been using her for her delicious cooking and wife-like, hardworking traits. And he's allowed to because he is THE Fuwa Sho? Kyoko doesn't think so.
Here's where the anime gets a little interesting.
Unlike other female leads who might cry over numerous tubs of ice cream while re-watching their favorite soap operas, Kyoko takes this pain and suffering she's gone through and turns it into something beautiful. She uses her new-found hatred for Sho as an endless supply of fuel for her journey into the mysterious and somewhat scary world of show business.
Like Kyoko, all of the characters in this anime have a reason to do what they are doing. They all have a single purpose they are trying to achieve through professions such as acting, singing or debuting in big-budget films.
Because not all of the characters were there for the same reason, we as viewers are able to see some great ideology clashes and disputes that break out among this wide variety of characters.
Thinking back, the sole reason why this anime was so enjoyable was the cast of wacky, memorable characters who brought a sense of purpose and bursts of life to what could have been a very stereotypical, bland and fabricated holywood-glamorized portrayal of the world of show business. This cast includes the enigmatic Tsuruga Ren, the selfishly obnoxious Fuwa Sho, the tsundere-dere "Mouko" and the all-knowingly eccentric LME president. While their characters may seem generic and cardboard-like at first, the story's excellent pacing and wonderful use of character interactions gives depth and meaning to each character....
even the most unlikable character becomes slightly tolerable as you learn to appreciate his existence in the anime.
That being said, the characters' designs were not exactly up-to-par or great. I am an artist myself and it's probably the reason why I am so particular about the aspect of art in an anime. The colors were generally very bright and one-sided, while the character designs themselves didn't stand out much. I did like the emphasis on the expressions of the characters that changed when they were acting but other than that, there was nothing much to look for.
It was truly the characters themselves and the cast of seiyuu who did a fantastic job portraying their animated-counterparts that made me like this anime.
The same goes for sound. Nothing was very special about the upbeat, very forgettable pop-song opening but the ending did a very nice job of capturing any left over angst and anxiety from being a victim of horrible circumstances. OST's turned out to be fine as well, mostly in the department of dramatizing an event or adding extra suspense.
Lastly, I appreciated the anime's ability to create an engaging atmosphere with the audience as it tackled the tricky topic of what really goes on behind the camera. How much are we seeing of these underpaid actors who go through sleepless nights and bottles of gin to try and perfect their role?
We only see their perfectly chiseled faces covered in pounds of make-up and we think, "man that's the life."
This anime reveals all of the ugly that actually goes on behind that makeup and perfectly lit photos while remaining professional, non-cliche and upbeat. There's no unnecessary drama, no stupid tabloid induced scandals, no fake love relationships. It could have easily gone down the reality-tv-show path of "look, stars are real humans too! they eat lunch just like we do!", but it didn't, thank goodness.
We empathize with these characters and their struggles and triumphs because we actually SEE what they're going through.
The anime is able to give us viewers insights on their world in a very down-to-earth and realistic manner.
All in all, this anime was fun and very easy to get lost in. I remember seeing it as a middle schooler thinking "wow this is pretty good" and now, as a more-grown-up-but-still-kinda-childish viewer, I'm still thinking the same thing. If you're looking for a nice way to spend your Saturday afternoon, go ahead and watch it. I encourage you to.
We know the story of the plucky girl making it big in the glitzy world of showbiz. It's the story of Bridget Jones, Josie, the Pussycats, and even Hanna Montana. Skip Beat! puts a welcome spin on it, and it's not just the (fascinating) insight into the Japanese entertainment industry. The story is consistently compelling throughout, and the surreal imagery is inventive and keeps the tone light and humorous, even as its emotions are scathingly deep.
While it's not beneath the show to humiliate the characters or make them look foolish, they are complex and principled, and the show has enough compassion to give them their dignity. The way it allows even its most prickly characters to learn and change feels natural, authentic and worthwhile. It's rare to see any show about anything from anywhere as concerned with human dignity as Skip Beat! is.
Let's have a second season, already. read more
I like shows that mess with the formula of their genres instead of rehashing the same old stuff; it helps them to be more unique and memorable. Such a case is Skip Beat, which I came to view as a shojo with balls.
The twist comes from the very beginning, when the story begins right where almost any shojo usually ends; the hunk in the series has already admitted his love to the heroine and they are now beginning a steady relationship while living together. They even left high school and are now working for a living. Following their archetype, the hunk becomes a fashion model in order to make use of his mangaka inborn given gift, while the heroine becomes a minor worker and a housewife. Because that is what ideal women do. Anyways, tragedy strikes when the heroine finds out her lover boy doesn’t really love her and just tolerates her because she cleans and cooks for him, notions that are beyond his bishonen understanding. He even goes as far as saying he did her a favour since she is too useless to be anything other than his sperm dumpster… Ok, he actually said “maid” but he might as well have said the other thing. It’s not hard to imagine an erotic maid “servicing” you anyway you like, is it?
The twist comes again when the typical shojo heroine, instead of starting to cry and beginning a long story full of heartbreaking drama, tears and misery until she finds a new love and purpose in life… gets all furious and vows to humiliate him in his own game: By becoming a fashion model even more famous and lovable than him. Well thank goodness he wasn’t working as a gigolo because that would be too much…
After this more than unorthodox beginning, we now have a show that is in a way a monument to feminism. Instead of the frail heroine who can’t stop crying, living in a kitchen and being in constant need of a prince to save her, we have a dynamic woman who vows to grow bigger balls than her ungrateful chauvinistic pig and show him who the real boss here is. Nice going missy! I will never want as a wife a neurotic shemale like you, but nevertheless nice going!
After that comes yet another twist as she seeks to become a pop idol with her only motivation being vengeance. I must say this is far catchier than the overused “because it is what I always wanted to do all my life” type of excuse all motivational shows have. It is just too distant and impersonal to get attached to it. Earthbound, carnal, petty driven emotions on the other hand are far easier to understand and sympathise, such as in this case where the protagonist doesn’t want to be the best in the world “just because”. She wants to become the best so she can go S&M on the chauvinistic pig’s ego. Nice!
For some reason this anime is like a combo of pop idol show biz with fighting shonen. It is still about the harsh road to fame and glory with hard guts and training, with revenge being the ulterior motive, like in most fighting shows where the hero wants out of spite to surpass his father or elder brother. Only in this case it’s a pig of a man’s ego. OINK!
Anyways, this is mostly a comedy than a social drama of hard reality and as such one should not expect to see a very realistic plot. It makes fun of shojo stereotypes and is full of puns and metaphorical imagery around disappointment, misery, and vengeance. The amount of detail and colours is good although it overdoes it with the SD looking characters, as almost half the show finds them looking chibi and silly, doing some allegory in a dream state. Not bad but surely overdone to the point it feels like they are trying to save money and dumb down the plot as much as possible. The soundtrack is also nothing amazing; just nice pop songs you will hear a few times and forget by the next day. Pop music has that effect.
On the other hand the comedy part is good, provided you are fond of the specific type of humour it implements. It is always following a theme and revolves around the heroines’ neurotic temperament, supreme determination, forward attitude with zero pretence, and her dead-set aim to succeed in the name of making mince meat of the guy’s genitals. It also shows how she still has her frail side, how she only wanted a simple life with her dearest and how her entire upbringing prepared her for a lifestyle that rejected her despite not doing anything wrong. I mean she left her family and friends and even sacrificed her school diploma that would help her find a better job in the future just to help the guy she loves in his aim to become a fashion model. She threw everything away for him and THAT is how he treats her??? I must say I could feel her pain and even excuse her despair that led to her attitude. Do you know how it’s like to write a half-a-million word sci-fi story for years and have it being rejected by everybody just because they don’t read books or don’t like the genre or no publishing company is willing to pay for the printing expenses because of the economic crisis? Yeah shemale, show them what you got and write hundreds of anime reviews that mock the fandom!
… Oh, kinda drifted off to my own problems, didn’t I? Hm, shows how well the heroine managed to make me identify with her worries. And that is why I like her so much. I will even call her by her name hereon just to show my respect for her despite being a shojo protagonist. Her name is Kyouko.
Unfortunately, this is a one man (or better say one woman) show; it can only keep you interested for a certain amount of time. Only Kyouko is a great character while all the rest are almost caricatures with simplistic personalities which to the most part are used only as plot devises to stomp or aid in her goal. The plot is also very easy going and it is even full of convenience, as she keeps bumping into the most improbable scenarios that end up helping her take the next step, even when her attitude seems to be completely inappropriate for a pop idol or anything that has to do with public image in general. She is just too cranky yet they keep forgiving her and giving her extra chances or secondary means to move forward. Well I am not into show biz but I know well how hard it is to be accepted into anything unless you are super beautiful or have some big shot as a relative. Why is Kyouko, a girl with zero connections and who didn’t even finish high school been given all these chances? Despite the attempt to show how the bizness people are fond of her strong character and get emotionally motivated to help her, I ensure you that in reality critics and judges and firm members are highly cynical and apathetic. If they weren’t, their company would be overrun with mediocrities and they would flop. I couldn’t convince myself how she kept on having the Devil’s luck or how she kept making everybody around her to like her so fast even when she acted all clumsy or neurotic. But then again this is a shojo story and it is rather granted that the heroine is supposed to be the incarnation of Buddha that manages to bring joy and hope to everybody around her just for being… her. Furthermore, the story is ending up outlasting your interest from a point on as the initial feeling starts to wear off and the plot slows down or makes circles. Furthermore a whole season worth of episodes later, the anime ends openly and I hear the manga is five times longer further on. Well how the hell can that keep you interested when one season was already stretching it more than it should? They overdid it there.
Anyways, it is not a bad shojo and I recommend it to all the fans of the genre. It’s just that the story will most likely disappoint everybody and the support cast is very passable. Did someone like me who is not into shojo enjoy it? Yes, for awhile. I even loved the heroine. Her name is Kyouko. Yet my interest was progressively lowering because of the almost aimless plot and the open ending. It is not a masterpiece as the ratings will probably make you think but it is still an above average show.
… and her name is Kyouko. read more
Forceful main girls, and both have a vulnerable sides. They also can't stand a certain guy.
Both series have a tense relationships between sexes. In Skip Beat! it's Tsuruga Ren and Mogami Kyoko and in Kaichou wa Maid-sama! it's Usui Takumi and Ayuzawa Misaki. Girls in both series are trying to reach their goal no matter what, have a strong attitude and dedicated to their job. Although girls look very similarly and guys are always silently support those girls they love.
Strong female character in a leading-role (xD)
Things are inverted though:
Ayusawa, the strong and cold female president of the student council, succumbs to Takumi's "pheromones" in Kaichou wa Maid-sama,
However, in Skip Beat!, your demanding and perfectionist biseinen actor Tsuruga is who ends up being attracted by Mogami's personality
Both are enjoyable comedy shows
Both series are very amusing and funny. They both deal with the life of a female protagonist. The main characters Misaki and Mogami are both willful and determined girls who can take care of themselves.
Both main female characters have a strong personality and chibi forms are similar.
Both have a fiery, hardworking female protagonist who are trying to accomplish a goal, while combating the day-to-day challenges that pop up.
Both have their bishounen characters there to tease the girl and create a love interest while the heroine holds little or nothing for love, or even betrayals of some kind by the opposite sex.
And both are Romantic Comedies with a wide variety of characters & events, and two heroines that arent afraid to get their hands dirty and kick some ass.
It's just that one takes place in school mainly, and the other in lots of places.
They main characters have both strong will and are great in many things.
It's humorous and they fascinate you every time
when watching kaichou wa maid-sama it somehow reminded me of skip beat
Both the main girls in these two series are tomboyish with similar personality along with a hardworking attitude.
Both series has tons of humor and drama.
Both anime(s) features romance themes.
Both series has popular main male characters.
Both have "chibi" scenes :P
Both series features the main girl working for a goal.
Both series have high energy.
Both series have similar animation style
Yup, you get the idea.
funny,romance, cute but mysterious male lead
Both romance, interesting and energetic. Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama is about the main guy finding out the main girl's secret. Both animes are comedy. I love them both C:
Kaichou wa Maid-sama and Skip Beat are very similar anime. There similar genre are comedy, romance, and shoujo.
In these two series, there is a love triangle between two guys and one girl.
Unlike Kaichou wa Maid-sama, Skip Beat doesn't take place in a school. Instead it setting revolves around acting in movies, television shows, and commercials.
Although the settings are different, the protagonist are similar.
The female protagonist for each one of these series are both aggressive characters who are very dense when romantic moments occur.
The male protagonist are both adored by other women, and very confident, a little cocky, and somewhat over protective.
Personally, I liked Kaichou wa Maid-sama, but I loved Skip Beat! I believe you would too.
What are they about? Take a strong-willed main female character testing the line between love and hate as she struggles to fight for what she believes in and wrap that with comedy and colorful animation (better in skip beat than maid-sama... Those backgrounds god)
Kaichou wa Maid-sama happens in a school-life type of scenario and Skip Beat in the Entertainment industry.
I can't say that this is exactly the same as skip beat!, It does resemble the same lesson learned, which is learning to love, when you lost trust in someone or even yourself, It's not as romantic (sorry to the people who are looking for romantic series similar to Kaichou wa maid sama.) but you will soon begin to fall in love with the characters just like in Kaichou wa maid sama.
Both main characters go into show business and have to over come many challenges in order to act well. They both have trouble finding out how to act out characters as well.
the protagonist trying to make it as an actress + the development of the relationship with an older guy, big name of the industry
Both anime's are about the acting industry with a powerful elusive male helping to push them to their dream. Skip Beat has more comedy while Glass Mask is more dramatic, but the story line of them trying to reach for the top and their natural talent is very similiar. If you love one, you'll probably love the other.
They both are focused around becoming famous actresses- and for the most part have similar motives for wanting to act. 1) they want to prove someone wrong and 2) because they find a passion for it. The actresses also have a 'relationship' for an older man, which in both cases the male character has conflicting emotions about how he should go about their 'relationship'. Although Glass mask is more on the dramatic theatrics where as Skip Beat! is more of a comical anime, if you like one of them, you are sure to like the other. :)
Both are about two great actors and later falls in love with one of their mentors. Maya in glass mask is a genius at acting while Kyoko from skip beat has some hidden/unknown ability to act. Ren from Skip beat and Masumi from glass mask resembles each other too xD. Glask mask is more dramatic while skip beat has more comedy.
Both female protagonists, Kyoko from Skip Beat and Maya from Glass Mask are both very similar, since they both have an extraordinary talent in acting. The male characters within the animes, Ren from Skip Beat and Masumi from Glass Mask are also similar, since they have a great influence on the female protagonists. However, I think that Glass Mask has more drama in it, whereas Skip Beat has more comedy and both do have elements of romance in them.
If i were to choose which one was the best... Skip Beat is the winner all the way ^^
Glass Mask is about a young 13-year-old girl, Maya Kitajima, who has no specific talent for anything--except acting. Once she is discovered by an old, famous actress, she is taken under her wing and trained into an amazingly talented, award-winning actress, all the while striving to beat out her rival, acting prodigy Ayumi Himekawa, for the role that made her mentor famous: the Scarlet Angel in "The Scarlet Angel".
While Glass Mask is more stage acting oriented, there are certain times where they go into acting for TV shows and movies like Kyoko does in Skip Beat. Glass Mask has a lot more drama than Skip Beat and isn't as funny, but it has about the same amount of romance, if not more, than Skip Beat does.
Glass Mask is my favorite anime of all time, to be honest, and is much, much better than Skip Beat. So, if you loved Skip Beat, I STRONGLY suggest you watch the anime that is based off of a manga that was the #1 bestselling shoujo manga in Japan for 30 years (it's #2 now, but yeah--and yes, it's an old series, but it still isn't complete yet!). Trust me, you will not regret it. :)
both girls strive to learn and survive in the world of acting. both showing amazing amounts of talents, and along the way, find love....(in the manga that is...)
Both about acting, both about Girls whose dream is to be the greatest
but it doesn't mean they're too similar! They're indeed different and alike at the same time
anyways, if you enjoyed one - you're definitely going to enjoy the other!
In both series, there is a girl who is pursuing for a career in the entertainment industry (although for different reasons). Along the way, they encounter struggles but pushes themselves to overcome any challenges they face. Additionally, they are determined to try out new ideas for their careers.
There is passion in both series with a sense of drama. Skip Beat! contains more comedy though while Glass no Kamen/Glass Mask contains more drama. The main male protagonists also plays their roles that influences the girl's decisions and career at several occasions. Additionally, there is added element of romance present that develops on and off.
The main girl tries to become an actress, and everybody is surprised at her level of skill for such a low level of experience.
Ren and Hayami are similar characters, being the older guy who likes to tease the main girl, but is actually in love with her. However, they restrain themselves because of the age difference and also partly because of their position. The main girl starts off hating them, but as she gets to know them better she respects them and looks to them as a mentor.
Both of these titles are about acting and both are in the shoujo and romance genres. The main characters are somewhat alike with their serious and surprising ways of acting. Glass mask tends to be more serious, though.
It has funny moments as well as serious moments. The characters aren't just crazy and hilarious. They all have backgrounds that aren't really that happy. The main character is also sort of thrown into a world that she isn't used to. There are also many cute guys.
Both are shoujo comedy shows that have romance elements. They have a strong female lead and are in the TOP 100 on MAL.
A big amount of really great comedy is present in both of them.
Skip Beat! can shine with lots of chibifications, hilarious moments, a great way of using different animation styles, a good story and interesting characters.
Ouran Host Club on the other side is a reverse harem at its best and also has lots of these hilarious moments.
Both are shows you shouldn't miss, if you like comedies.
The stories are different, but the main characters are similar - smart, quick, determined, tomboyish "commoners" (though Haruhi is much more mature than Kyoko). The humor is similar too. I think if you like one, you'll appreciate the other one. They are light and funny and great
Ouran and Skip Beat! are both about exceptionally strong women in unlikely circumstances. Both series have striking art and a cast of strapping young bishes to oogle.
Well, the feel that is. Not with the story or anything. Both the leads are such enjoyable characters, Haruhi and Kyoko. I like girls who know how to fight and not the damsel in distress type. These animes well represented the Shoujo Genre. Girl Power!
Simply: both are love-comedies with a lot of bishies.
Main female characters are not very much alike, but they both only have one parent, are commoners, stubborn, nice and brave.
Imo, OHSHC is still better.
Both series have crazy events, lots of humour and little of romantic.
They both display strong woman that don't give up. The two female characters are usually one's to give advise and make others happier.
Both have comedy, but Ouran High Schoo Host Clubl is definitely funnier than Skip Beat. :]
When it comes to Romance, in Ouran the main characters fail to notice their feelings for eachother through out... just about the entire anime, but they do have moments of romance which make it cute :P In Skip Beat, the romance is more on the sadder side, but it more about understanding the concept of being in love. Then again both guy and girl fail to notice their feelings for one another until later on in the anime.
Funny characters, with beautiful bishounen males.
If you liked the humor, funny acting and animation exaggerations from Skipbeat, you`ll enjoy ouran aswell. (:
They are both hilariouse *sp?* anime and the main character in skip beat have the same personality as tomeki in OHHC with a mad way .Also they are not long and you will enjoy every single moment of them .
Both are hilarious, romantic, with strong female leads. They have similar romantic backgrounds, with both the female leads disliking the male main characters in the beginning, but falling in love in the end. I highly recommend Skip Beat if you liked OHHC!
Both anime is solely based around one protagonist (girl) and the things that happen which changes the way she is.
Ouran and Skip Beat! are equally funny and enjoyable. The main character's inner thoughts are one of the best parts in the show.
If you love comedy with a hint of romance, this is the anime for you. After being treated like a carpet by her famous 'friend' Kyoko decides that taking away the spotlight will be the best form of revenge. Follow her journey as an aspiring actress as she tries desperately to exceed in the industry and find herself along the way.
Both animes have atypical heroines, especially for shoujo, with a "dark side" that lends towards humour. The Wallflower has more occultish elements though.
both anime has ultra cool and intelligent heroine, and both of them contains less romance than the other shoujo anime.(don't missunderstand me, it's still a shoujo anime which is good =)
Both series have got a LOOOOT of bishie, girl with an "original dark side" and to me, when Yahiro is thinking about Kyoku and Ren, he's somewhat like Yuki, Ranmaru and Takenaga when they talking about Sunako and Kyohei.
These anime are a veeeeery crazy comedy.
the same expressions drawing - in romantic-comedy way =)
Both female leads have devilish fantasies from time to time
Both tell a story about a a cinderella-type, cooking and cleaning loving girl with an evil aura, in a land of bishounens. Both are really good romance-comedies, though SB! is more of a romance and YNSH more of a comedy.
the style is similiar, both very funny and with a girl who can be really evil :D
In a way, these two animes are quite alike, but in another way they are different. If you like the humour, mood, and reverse harem in either of the animes, the other one is absolutely a must watch!
Both of them are very entertaining en heartwarming!!
Kyoko en Sunako are both a somewhat scary but are both lovable as you get to know them better!!Both deserve to be watched en both are certainly a must see!enjoy:)
it's both about a girl. that is thinking that she is not pretty enough.
the girl in Skip Beat want revenge because her first love say that she is nothing, so she want to win him , but in Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge is the girl uncertain about her appearance en want to be pretty.
The main characters remind me of each other. Also, they both can't stand a certain guy. I laughed hard at each anime, but both have their occasional touching moments.
Two funny shojo things with strong entertaining female leads, romance and lots of fun
Lovely Complex and Skip Beat! are similar in the sense that they aren't cliche shoujo titles.
The main female lead in Lovely Complex has a funny personality and the one in Skip Beat also has an entertaining personality that anyone can enjoy watching. The plots are different. Lovely Complex is more focused on romance than Skip Beat, but both are worth watching just because they are not cliche, and both female leads has a rocking personality, even though both of them have different types of rocking personalities =).
Both stories feature a totally hilarious, but completely insane leading girl and have the same type of humour. Also, they both have that kinda fuzzy romantic cuteness...
Both series are hilarious. Each one is about a relation between two persons. These people are so far but so close together that you discover how pleased this relationship will evolve, and in many cases we will laugh at the situation. 2 great animes.
If you like the humor in Lovely Complex then you might just as well like the Humor in skip beat ^^!
They are both very funny!
Both Lovely complex and Skip beat are rated as :
Comedy, Shoujo and romance
(on Animeseason.com they also rate both anime's as being slapstick)
Some people might think the artstyle in Skip Beat might not be pretty (To be honest I think so too). but the story is fantastic, the characters are very original/ they have very well made personalities and the humor is awsome ^^! I really recommend it !
The first episode might seem very girly and not very original but have patience! the first episode is more or less the trigger to everything that will happen afterwards and in the end of the first episode somthing happens that will change the story and the main character ! so dont judge the anime by the first episode! (I recommand to watch AT LEAST 2 episodes)
Hope anyone out there will give Skip Beat a chance ^w^!
these are both HILARIOUS. they both have an outgoing main character and the artist isnt afraid of making the main character make faces. and theyre both really good
Somehow, I feel a similarity to this both the female main charcters (mogami,kyoko and nana) have been pushed aside by their mothers, and the whereabouts of the fathers are unknown. Another thing is that both the female main characters are trying their best to enter the *Celebrity World*. Skip Beat is somewhat more of a comical version and Nana a more serious version. But there definately is a similarity in both Nana and Skip Beat!
Another Shoujo anime in a similar style, only this one deals more with music and the relationship between two girls and their struggles with love and life, one a band member and the other an ordinary girl.
Similar art and style shoujos about female lead characters struggling to make it in the entertainment industry, learning about love and themselves along the way.
Skip Beat might be consdidered a little less dramatic and more light hearted, but if you love one then you will assurdedly enjoy the other.
Skip Beat! and Nana have the same storyline and have the same kinda genre (romance and drama). They both have a main female characters who were left behind by their boyfriends, and want to get revenge by becoming famous. Both are struggling to achieve their goals. Nana is more about music, while Skip Beat is more about acting. I'd prefer Nana though, but Skip Beat is also okay.
Both Nana's (NANA) and Kyoko (Skip Beat!) are trying to move up in the world with their careers, as well as finding love along the way.
Both series contain a female protagonist who is strong minded and trying to make their dream into a reality.
Both series has tons of comedy, drama, and romance. While Nana is more of the mature side, Skip Beat also has its serious moments in the stage of showbiz. Ultimately, it deals with characters growing up and learning how to get through life.
These two series are quite enjoyable for those into the more dramatic side of anime as they shows that explicitly every episode through its execution.
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