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The One

The One

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 獨領風騷


Type: Manhua
Volumes: 18
Chapters: 110
Status: Finished
Published: Jan 1, 2005 to Feb 5, 2014
Authors: Lee, Nicky (Story & Art)
Serialization: Star☆Girls


Score: 8.321 (scored by 7051 users)
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Ranked: #3262
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Popularity: #517
Members: 15,755
Favorites: 816


If you've read Skip Beat and liked the concept I think you'll defenitly like The One. Both are about girls entering the entertainment business,(Skip beat-acting,The one-modelling) and how they struggle to make it, falling in love a long the way aso.  
reportRecommended by Sways
They both revolve around the world of modeling. Paradise kiss is more dramatic and realistic, while The One is really hilarious..it's really hard to stop laughing. But still in both mangas the main chars have a unique personality and they're really something to enjoy. 
reportRecommended by kahoko
romances including models, designers and fashion 
reportRecommended by visenna
kirara and lele are both girls that are trying to be celebrities. in the process they find someone rich and famous and they fall for him! lele-> the one kirara-> love celeb 
reportRecommended by Anastasia
maybe the storyline isn't so similar..although it's about showbiz (music-nana, fashion-the one)..BUT! the art is so similar!!! lele in the first volumes looks like nana o. but her personality is very similar to nana k.( the hachiko style)!! and eros looks like takumi!! i would have to appreciate more the one for the sexiness of the male protagonists...hehe:))) 
reportRecommended by zibibba
Male leads are very similar, with their backgrounds, traumas and all. The One and Mars both have more realistic approach to relationships unlike other shoujo series out there. While leads in the Mars are high-schoolers, the ones in The One are older. Especially the male lead of The One has a more mature attitude towards his past and present. They both give the same heart wrenching feeling most of the time except The One is hilarious as well. 
reportRecommended by _mAgy_
Both female leads are new to modeling; introduced by a family member. In which they experience romance, hardships and one of a kind situations :) 
reportRecommended by kiaspa
similar theme. ingenuo's about photography and the one is about modelling and photography. both really good shoujo mangas. both chinese/taiwanese. both have to do with the younger heroine fallling in love with the older photographer.  
reportRecommended by lovelove
romances including models, designers and fashion 
reportRecommended by visenna
Strong characters, funky female heroines that move on their own and lots of love drama (PG has more drama while The One is more of a comedy) 
reportRecommended by as3
If you liked the men in The One, Youth Gone Wild has the same art style. Youth Gone Wild centers around an all guy band managed by a female agent Yating, but it is not a harem either. With long haired rocker dudes, it is based on real music such as Guns n Roses and the title is based on a song by Skid Row. This and its prequel, Paradise City, get into characterization and behind the scenes life of characters in the music industry like the One does in fashion. Like the One,  read more 
reportRecommended by inzaratha
In both one of the main characters shares the exact same face as another. Set in the fashion world 
reportRecommended by LisaDeeb
If you like The One you will probably enjoy W Juliet and W Juliet II. W Juliet II has similarities to The One because it deals with the problems of being in the modeling and acting industries and the stress it puts on those people's relationships. Also readers of The One will notice similarities to some characters in the W Juliet series such as male models that have a feminine look but are not in fact gay. W Juliet II has the couples continuing adventures once they enter the working world but it cannot be read as stading alone  read more 
reportRecommended by inzaratha
Both girls discover their passion in their professions, they develop relationships with men who are well established within the fields. they both go through ups & downs professionally and remain strong throughout them.  
reportRecommended by hjoiee8
If you enjoy The One, I recommend W Juliet and W Juliet II. It is about a couple who want to go into acting and their challenges in getting into the career. Readers of The One who like very handsome men who can look feminine will love Makoto, the male mc of the series and if you like Lele you will enjoy the strong heroine Ito who is one of my favorite manga heroines because she is tough yet sweet and works hard for her success. W Juliet covers them on their way toward their career and W  read more 
reportRecommended by inzaratha
For readers of The One that read yaoi, Haru o Daite Ita has some similarities. This is a recommendation for mature readers only as this yaoi is more graphic and it's probably not the best one for your first yaoi read, but it is one of the very best yaoi series. Both feature couples in relationships within the acting and modeling industries and the relationships take place over many years with ups and downs, love and hardships experienced by the couples. Both can be very dramatic at times too, as tensions from the industries threaten their bonds,  read more 
reportRecommended by inzaratha
The stories and characters are pretty different but the fact that they are manhua with settings in NY and Paris is similar and they incorporate people from the design world. If you like The One give Steel Rose a try. The prequel to Steel Rose, Ingenuo is about the world of photography and this runs into Steel Rose too and so does fashion, so if you like The One try both this and it's parent story. Lois, the male lead, will appeal to readers who don't mind a man who does not care  read more 
reportRecommended by inzaratha
Series with modeling business involved. Both stories deal with our female main characters and her feelings and thoughts about being a model. Romance is heavily involved and affects and changes the main female point of view, and story's road a few times.  
reportRecommended by automnesouriant
The One . . . & . . . Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru . . are both about young girls who are suddenly decided to be famous The One's Lele chosen to be a model while Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru's Riko scouted to be a singer (with her band). Both are interested in famous & older guys before meeting in person & going into their chosen fame career somewhat because of the guys, both meeting them at first without knowing who they are at first, both falling in love with the older guys. Both manhua/manga are filled with serious career decisions, lots of romance,  read more 
reportRecommended by Glammoon
Both are about the fashion industry. The lead female has to work their way to the top in the field of fashion and stylish people.  
reportRecommended by jobacans
Strong female leads with a dream to succeed in their respective fields (modeling for The One and directing for Ashita no Ousama). The One is slightly more focused on romance and healing, and Ashita no Ousama's romance plays out in the background, but both have characters who develop through reaching their dream and becoming successful.  
reportRecommended by mellapeche
Both The One & Give Me Love are really good to read, despite Give Me Love being only four volumes long, it's worth reading! With slightly similar styles in drawing & beautiful lead characters such as Lele & Marumie, both are filled with romance, determination & a purpose to life caused by infatuation! Lele enters the Modeling world while Marumie enters the Comedic world of show-biz, if you like one then the other is great to read! 
reportRecommended by Glammoon
Both manhua, The One is modeling while Billion Princess is about showbiz, both about girls overcoming hardships to get to the top, trials of love, losing family members, sexuality and gender topics, etc.  
reportRecommended by LunaSelene
Though "The One" may not contain as much smut or even any in the entire manhua, it is basically another sort of coming of age story like how Geraldine grew up in "Silver." Jealousy is also a major player in this story. However, "The One" is not as mature as "Silver" in terms of language and content, but it is still worth the read as it is one of the best manhuas I've read and reread at least 3 times. 
reportRecommended by biohoid
falling in love with a twin 
reportRecommended by anala
Two stories about characters trying to make it in different areas of art/entertainment, interesting female leads going off to other countries and cool male leads that appear along the way 
reportRecommended by as3
One's a model, the other is a dancer, but both mangas are similar, they are about young girls with a lot of potential trying to work in the entertainment...both have good stories, but the one is more focused on Lele's personal life then Dance Subaru  
reportRecommended by as3
Both stories are about strong female heroines that are successful working women-both are interesting, well written, funny and sweet. 
reportRecommended by as3
It's kinda like it but not, they kinda have the same elements but the concept/set up differs in different ways. They both have something to do with the aspect of the entertainment world (tv,media,fashion etc..) and it has a reasonable amount more of guys then normal but the plots differ in ways. Anyway i say both are a good read, try this and see if you like it. 
reportRecommended by REDHIME
Both heroines are models that realize their deceased mother's status through becoming a model themselves. 
reportRecommended by lovelove
In both stories there are a sexy twin brothers and also a heroine who try to understand their feelings Cipher is more innocent romance than The One.. 
reportRecommended by Arystar
romances including models, designers and fashion 
reportRecommended by visenna
The One and Venus ni Arazu both revolve around a model and her troubles. The One is much longer but while I was reading Venus ni Arazu The One kept coming to mind because they are kind of alike. If you liked one you will surely, like the other 
reportRecommended by rawporcelain
Both are similar in the sense that they involve the fashion industry, models, and photographers. The One is far better in both the art work and the plot line, but Red is good too. Red is a josei and The One is a shoujo. 
reportRecommended by Artemis23X
They both are awesome and revolves around romance. Also both manga have a dark feeling to it, especaily Model! I really recommend both manga! 
reportRecommended by lesliebored
they are both about a girl thats trying to become a model and a guy that is a model but he is hiding it from the girl and also he is helping the girl with the modeling... "plastic gir"l is really funny! lots of comedy and of course romance! "the one" is funny and romantic but it is more about being strong and fullfiling your goals! 
reportRecommended by Anastasia
romances including models, designers and fashion 
reportRecommended by visenna
both pertain to real life situations in the entertainment industry with a little bit of comedy, though the One is a more romantic read. 
reportRecommended by stellanumber7