Characters trying to reach people's heart with music, unfinished childhood stories, a melancholy caused by an apparently unrequited love that has a lot more to it and a great soundtrack with music that will hearten your soul.
Fukumenkei Noise is basically a budget version of Shigatsu. You got very similar genres and features in the plot, as they both are pretty similar love/drama stories and feature music as an important aspect in the main characters' lives. But Fukumenkei Noise never "commits" to one feature too much, so it just stays somewhat bland compared. It was still pretty fun nevertheless.
-both anime are love triangles that focus on music
-the character momo is similar to kousei in so many ways like both wear glasses both have bad parents, both are in some way tone deaf,both have/had a good relationship with their childhood friends also both wear glasses and act the same
- like how kaori and tsubaki wanted kousei to play the piano in that same way momo and yuzu want nino to sing
Mitsuki and Nino both try to reach the person whom they love through singing and are encouraged by a childhood friend to do their best. The music is really great in both and the storylines are very lovable.
Nana is basically the better version of Fukumenkei Noise. While heading more towards the j-rock genre instead of the alternative genre like Fukumenkei Noise, you're still getting female leads and love triangles and angst, except all of the characters in Nana have a lot more dimension and everything feels more put together.
Both focus on the start of a band.
Both have female main protagonists.
Both have love triangles situations.
The female voice actress on the main character on Noise is the same as one side characters on Fuuka.
Both are set on school setting.
Fuuka so far is far better than Noise in terms of music and visual aesthetics.
Love triangle between one childhood friend and one newer one. Both protagonists play the guitar. In terms of melodrama, Fuuka does it terribly and its characters are hollow. Noise does the formula a little better but still falls vicitm to cliches and the endless void of plotholes. Noise has better music than Fuuka which reuses only the OP song in every episode and remembers that it is about a music band and add two more just for the variety. Noise has better lyrics and music is not just a plot device, it is a means for characters to bear their souls to the viewer.
Both have the same amount of School, Romance and musical, and both have the same female characters with some weirdness, except of course the character designs where in Fuuka the illustrations were far better ( including her panchira) that Fukumenkei Noise, also seiyu ,Hayami, Saori, did some voicing in both animes, except in Fuuka she voices a secondary character , while in Fukumenki she voices the main character.
Same shows with heavy focus on the music, and especially the vocalist. While one have shoujo tone and the other more like shounen. The music genre is similar so if you like the music you definitely like the other show. Both show also have similar ending with the same stage performance place.
the art style is similar to some extent. both main girls are "special" in some way and thats why 2 different guys pursue them(of course for other reasons as well). Yuzu is like Zero in that they really care for the girl but they act like a couple of tsunderes. both have an interesting love triangle where the girl loves (cares) about both men and that she knew both since childhood.
Both of these follow a similar type of music.
The main female is a bit clueless and adds to the plot just like Alice.
Although the setting might be different and the reason behind their clash is different, songs are weapons and a way to bridge things together.
The main characters are very determined talented girls who only have eyes for one guy... obsessed/devoted to them. They go into showbiz in the pursuit of said guy. They both have a romantic triangle going on, the second guy came into the picture because of the first one and in both cases the guys are possessive and competitive as they are in the same line of work.
Skip beat has more comedy since Kyouko is angry and wants revenge but it still manages to be more realistic. Nino is a bit of an airhead which makes her cute but the story is more cliche with some unnecesary drama, might be aimed to angsty teens or it's simply lacking a bit in the story department. That being said it is enjoyable and I was glad to finally find something that resembles skip beat.