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Ginban Kaleidoscope

Alternative Titles

English: Skating Rink Kaleidoscope
Japanese: 銀盤カレイドスコープ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 9, 2005 to Dec 25, 2005
Premiered: Fall 2005
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:40 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Karaku
Source: Light novel
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.421 (scored by 17,855 users)
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Ranked: #19802
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Popularity: #2109
Members: 37,801
Favorites: 163


It's both about reaching out to your dreams/goals, though one is about singing and the other about ice dancing. Both involve death, but Full Moon Wo Sagashite develops a more serious tone in this aspect, which is quite logical considering that Ginban Kaleidoscope only covers 12 episodes, while full Moon Wo Sagashite has 52 episodes. Most important of all, both have great characters that won't give up!! 
report Recommended by SonnyGoten
They're both about competitive figure skating and include romance elements. 
report Recommended by aimaimami
Both are about girls pursuing their dreams and both are about artistic sport. 
report Recommended by chii
Both deal with ghosts who help the main character improve in their sport.  
report Recommended by leighya
Anime about male ghost messing with female's life. 
report Recommended by Galathea
They are similar only in that a ghost contacts a human and they develop a relationship over time. The series, however, had completely different tones to them, as Tasogare was dark and depressing, and Ginban was mostly upbeat. Both characters experience hardship, however, Tazusa faces the hardships with her life, and Niiya faces them when trying to live with Yuuko. 
report Recommended by Phantom-Brave12
Even though Ginban Kaleidoscope is about figure skating and has more comedy, the story is similar to AnoHana, both deal with death and can make you cry. 
report Recommended by NyanIina
Sakurano (main girl in Ginban Kaleidoscope) has a similar personality to Misaki (main girl in Kaichou wa Maid-sama). Both girls have brown/black hair, are stubborn, a little stuck up, have a hobby, and attend school. If you enjoyed Maid-sama, then you will definitely love Ginban Kaleidoscope - and vise versa! The main boys Pete (in Ginban Kaleidoscope) and Usui (in Maid-sama) both have blonde hair, mysterious pasts, follow the main girl around, and constantly flirt with the girl; leaving you questioning if they are just messing around or serious. I couldn't stop laughing while watching both series (comedy, school, slice of life, romance, drama) as  read more 
report Recommended by Sparksafly
-Both main women characters are famous & talented at something. Kaleidoscope - Skating, Inu - writing -Both main male character both dies and gives a second chance in life -Both force to live with the main character due to circumstances -Both main female character are tsunderes and are mean to the main guy character -Both really funny and good and develops romance in the anime  
report Recommended by iNinjeek
Both have dead or dying people involved in a romantic relationship, both are kind of under rated and both have similar main female characters. 
report Recommended by Blueballs123
Both of the main characters work hard to reach their goals.  
report Recommended by Jruru
They both somehow revolve around ice skating allthough Pretty Rythm is a Shoujo anime, so it includes a little lighter atmosphere than Ginban Kaleidoscope does.. as the shows goes on you will get a good amount of romance from them both.. Both shows are amazing, If you have seen one you should check out the other.. If you haven't seen either, Check them out.. Both Include. * Romance * Sports/Ice * Comedy Both shows comes of with a quick and locking start.. You'll just want to keep on watching once you experience these two shows..  
report Recommended by MonjaElisa
Both series are about a girl who has been possessed by a spirit who had died recently and couldn't approach the heavens until some conditions were done. 
report Recommended by hsuzumiya
They're both about a love that can't happen but yet its still very cute. Both are funny, shocking at some points, inspiring, and brings joy to the inner child in everyone. 
report Recommended by MoonWaters16
They're both about a love that can't happen but yet its still very cute. Both are funny, shocking at some points, inspiring, and brings joy to the inner child in everyone. 
report Recommended by MoonWaters16
the two series are based on sports and achieving dreams, besides the two have similar styles: comedy, romance, sports. 
report Recommended by Shizuku-Kuroneko
Main characters of those series are both professionals in their respective fields. Sakurano Tazusa from "Ginban Kaleidoscope" is a figure skater that has a talent but also a bit twisted personality. Karasuma Chitose from "Gi(a)rlish Number" is an aspiring seiyū that also has some talent but her personality is not what most people would call "typical". Both are comedies with really good gags and internal (sometimes spoken out loud) commentary. 
report Recommended by mozgow
Both series have a girl and boy who are literally inseparable. They're stuck together, one physically, one mentally. This dynamic does really well to help develop their relationships.  
report Recommended by ZachM
Lot's of humor, hate-love relationship (not admitting that they like the other person), main character has a goal and it's for a type of sport she's enthusiastic about just like Ranma and his martial arts. 
report Recommended by annamay91
both have main characters that start off a little iffy and there's great development by the end both comedy and bav has shoujo-ai which adds to the comedy (not yuri) 
report Recommended by midori-
The concept of a sharing a body is present in both series from the very beginning thus bringing forth a supernatural element. In both series, this causes some problems for the main and female protagonist who does not get along at first. However, they eventually forms a special bond. Both series has comedy and drama although Tetsuwan Birdy Decode leans towards more of the action. However, both of these series have emotional dialogues later on that deals with the main characters and how they develop throughout each episode. 
report Recommended by Stark700
Main characters are female. One wants to gain a spot in the olympics while the other wants to improve her skills in High Jumping. There's also a boy, who seems to be a bother some and is in their opinions -annoying. But they aren't so bad in the end and both female characters begin to notice that they actually like them. 
report Recommended by LenDrizzle
storyline is at par with clannad funny at times a bit sad and a descent ending that would make you wish for a second season or a rewrite of the plot to change one thing  
report Recommended by myztichydra
Very different stories but both look at performers (figure skating/music) paths and their goals with comedy and romance 
report Recommended by as3
Two great stories about becoming a successful entertainters (show-biz/ice-skating) with the guidance of a memorable male lead . 
report Recommended by as3
Ginban Kaleidoscope also features female athletes. Although the focus is on an individual sport (figure skating) instead of a team sport, the main character still relies on the support of the other characters, particularly the ghost who has unintentionally co-inhabited her body without her permission. I think the biggest similarity between GK and Princess Nine is the feeling I got from watching them. Both Ginban and Princess Nine have excellent endings, in my opinion. Please be warned that Ginban Kaleidoscope has some pretty inconsistent art and animation at times and reuses a number of animated sequences. I got the feeling that their  read more 
report Recommended by RedWolf
Two more stories about pursuing your dreams in performing arts. Both stories have (sort of) magic, love and passion. Plus, they are both really good 
report Recommended by as3
Ouran is very different from Ginban, it's a bit more mature as well as more slice-of-life-ish. But I still find the humor in both stories very similar. They both are funny, sweet, romantic shows. Plus, the main female character in both is very strong!  
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If you like a sweet, kind story that has a bit of magic, a bit of romance, a bit of comedy and good art, check out either one of these two - they are great 
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Yes the plots are super different and Escaflowne has mecca and fighting that Ginban does not have at all. Still, if you are the fan of Ginban or Escaflowne romance, you will definitely like the other show as well. They are both very touching, beautiful love stories. 
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Ginban Kaleidoscope feels like an alternative version of Zero no Tsukaima! Both shows share many common aspects. The main characters are really similiar both in personalty and how they're relationship develops. Louise (Zero no Tsukaima) and Tazusa (Ginban Kaleidoscope) are really alike in the way that they lose their temper quite easiely and strive to achive something in their life. The same goes for Saito (Zero no Tsukaima) and Pete (Ginban Kaleidoscope) which also share somethings in common. The first meeting between the characters are also really similiar. They both come from a diffrent place and can therefore teach the other person new things. The  read more 
report Recommended by Ranzkin
the main characters both have an other self.. plus both hating their alter-egos at first and when they are about to leave.. they realize that they love their other self..! ^_^ 
report Recommended by ammimos
Both are sports anime about girls who gain self-confidence in themselves 
report Recommended by Splitter
Well, both are about young girls, who train hard to achieve their goals - become better at the sport they do. In both there is some love, 'cuz of course - the main charcters fall in love like normal teens in animes. In Ginban Kaleidoscope the sport is figure skating, in Hikari no Densetsu there's rhythmic gymnastics. Both sports are IMO quite girlish/womanish and the anime are, I think, for girls too. In both anime there is shown a really hard and difficult way to become a champion. There are sweat, blood and tears and also - really good competitors. The sport is mixed with grils' feelings -  read more 
report Recommended by Positiva
Both have that tiptoeing romance that then blooms into a wonderful but touching ending. 
report Recommended by EmeraldWolfChild
Well, They both inclused some Skating, but netherless, Ginban Kaliedoscope is kinda like a lighter version of Air Gear 
report Recommended by underMebius
Even though both anime show completely different plot lines, there are still a few similarities. Spirits like Pete from Ginban Kaleidoscope and Chizuru from Kanokon are able to light up your everyday life simply with their presence. The one is striving and ready to help. The other is a little horny. But the both of them are kind-hearted and loving. They will do anything it takes just to make their most important people happy. And that's not all there is to see - there are many shared feelings and secrets that tie together Sakurano and Pete (Ginban Kaleidoscope) and Chizuru and Kouta (Kanokon). Just watch  read more 
report Recommended by TotallyLovable
both about reaching for the sky and doing your best 
report Recommended by hmls1994
GA is more magic based, but both stories are really great. The atmosphere in both is similar, it's light, funny, romantic but sweet at the same time. 
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