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!!
The atmosphere in these two great stories is very similar and so are the themes of love, death, pursuing your dreams and so on. The girls in both shows are trying to accomplish something big with the help of ghosts. You'll definitely love, laugh and cry with both shows.
A romance between a human and a "once human"...Both heroines pursues her dreams with unexpected help from an unexpected entity. Of course, comedy is a given.
Both these anime's have really great drama with their unexpected turn of events and conflicts of the hearts.
The main characters both want to achieve a big goal that takes more then just words said alone to accomplish. Mitsuki, 14 year-old with a beautiful voice, wants to become a singer and Tazusa, skilled figure skater, wants to qualify in the olympics.
At the same time they both have a relationship with someone who isn't real (or once was). Mitsuki has her Shinigami and Tazusa has Pete Pumps. -These guys help out the main character by making sure they achieve their goal in life.
This is similar because both anime's have death in them. Full moon wo is a better choice for romance people. Ginban kaleidoscope is also romantic except the endings are way different . full moon wo had a more romantic ending. Kaleidoscope's ending was sort of sad but they were both really good anime.
A Japanese figure skater's preparation for a world-class event is interrupted by the sudden arrival of a cute foreign boy into their life. Hard work and some romance follow as the pair work together to take the gold medal and achieve their dreams.
In both animes, we have a japanese professional skater who is trying to get into and win competitions on an international level (in YoI we have the Grand Prix Final, in Ginban Kaleidoscope it's the Winter Olympics).
Yuri and Tazusa are one of the best skaters in Japan in their respective shows and are in a slump at the beginning due to failures in their careers, however, it's at that point when a new person unexpectedly enters their lives. Victor in YoI and Pete in Ginban change the main character's view on life quite a lot.
While the characters are nothing alike, the focus of the animes are quite the same: how growing as a person makes the characters grow as figure skaters as well. read more
Tazusa and Yuuri aspire to be one of Japan's greatest skaters, focusing on their lives in and out of their sport as aspects of their lives each and their inspirations:
-Tazusa has her ghost Pete
-Yuuri has his teacher Victor
Besides the familiarities of the talented but struggling athlete, and her mystical and irritating companion... both shows' protagonists feature a power struggle to be the best and make it to their dreams.
For both series, there's a young girl who is aiming to become a real star. In order to accomplish that, she works very hard every single day of her life in order to beat the best. One interesting note in both series is the addition of a supernatural element in which she is able to see a being that others cannot. They have a complicated relationship with the otherworldly being acting a sort of guardian/mentor towards the girl.
Both series involves drama, comedy, and a little romance. (more so in Ginban Kaleidoscope). Then, there's the strive to make a dream come true which is a lot harder than the main female protagonist can imagine.  read more
Both main characters are possessed by ghosts and take time to get used to the situation. They also get advice from the ghosts that helps them (attempt to) accomplish their goals. And who could forget the fated departure of the ghosts into heaven, which is quite emotional in both series.
Both series has the theme of a ghost where only the main protagonist can see them.
Both series has romance and are lighthearted in nature although Natsuyuki Rendezvous takes a more of a slice of life theme with more mature elements.
Both series contains drama as well as love trials that develops as the episodes progresses.
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.
Both series features a ghost after unfortunate circumstances. The ghost then gets along with the protagonist in both series and forms a bond with them.
Both series contain drama, tragedy, comedy, romance. While both series focuses on different settings, they both have the similar feeling of being together with someone that is supernatural but not being afraid of them.
Both series are also touching in a way when watched carefully and it explores the balance between the relationship of a human and a ghost.
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 well as crying at the end of Ginban Kaleidoscope. Maid-sama is less serious towards the ending then Ginban Kaleidoscope, but both are great watches! read more
-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
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 shows comes of with a quick and locking start.. You'll just want to keep on watching once you experience these two shows..
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 budget was pretty tight. However, I'd rather watch the inconsistent GK with its fun characters and interesting story than a big budget, beautiful title with no heart any day. read more
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!
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.
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 only diffence between the two shows is that Zero have sequals but if It didn't it would probably have ended similiar to how Ginban ends but that is only my personal guess.  read more
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 - and related with sport also! read more
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 and see for yourself! read more