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Skip Beat!

Skip Beat!

Alternative Titles

English: Skip Beat!
Japanese: スキップ・ビート!


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Feb 15, 2002 to ?
Authors: Nakamura, Yoshiki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Hana to Yume


Score: 8.691 (scored by 28875 users)
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Ranked: #522
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Popularity: #55
Members: 58,499
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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
With Glass Mask and Skip Beat, both of the female leads will do what it takes to make it in the entertainment world, even though their agenda and ultimate goals are different. They are also long running series. Skip Beat with over 20 volumes, and Glass Mask with over 40 - and still ongoing. If you like one, you would enjoy the other. 
reportRecommended by Aarana
They both are written by the same author, so the humor and drawings are similar. Both aren't your typical shoujo stories either; they are both unique. Tokyo Crazy Paradise has a whole lot more fighting scenes than Skip Beat where there's kicks and little devil spirits. But in both, the main character undergoes amazing transformations which make you want to see more. 
reportRecommended by Deep
The ends of the heroine are the same and that is to defeat a certain someone in showbizness that is (was) mutually related to them. Other than that, they both contain the love triangle scenario though that facade is yet to be seen in Honey Hunt.

Honey Hunt is a tale about a girl who wishes to have revenge on her superstar mother. Also, she wishes to make a name of her own since a lot of people only saw her as the daughter of one of the world's greatest musician and a talented actress.  
reportRecommended by janelleski
Both stories are about a teenage girl who tries to make it in the acting world. While Skip Beat is a lot longer, Cat Street provides a heartwarming and original storyline. Cat Street is a short but sweet story that shouldn't be missed. 
reportRecommended by AGG1991
Both manga involve a girl rejected by the first boy she liked. So, they sink into a stae of depression (aka "black" or scary). Kyouko loves curses, voodoo dolls where as Sunako collects skeletons and creepy stuff. Both of them believe in fairy tales or fantasies.

The difference is in Skip Beat! Kyouko is trying her best to come to the top of showbiz world coz she loves it(though she started out to just get her revenge on sho). Whereas Sunako is trying to become a lady(not really!!) just because her aunt wants her to become one.

All in all these two are  read more 
reportRecommended by kraehe
The revenge of the heroines is the common denominator. Also, both heroines joined the same league as the guy they are wishing to cast their revenge on. They are both determined to overthrow their former love because of the misery they caused them. And along the way, they'll meet colorful characters that will brighten up their gloomy facade - who knows if these characters will help them exact their vengeances? 
reportRecommended by janelleski
Both heroines will make you laugh a thousand times over with their un-shoujo-like charms. They are both perfect for a reader who is looking for a great manga that has characters with strong well-developed personalities. 
reportRecommended by Breezie-D
Skip Beat! is very similar in that both have main characters aiming to be at the top of the entertainment industry, though Skip Beat! is more into acting. Both protagonists are very hardworking and would rather die than to give up. Furthermore, the mother of both the main characters treat their children as disappointments. I really recommend this manga! It has it's unique plot that will make you ask for more!  
reportRecommended by deelaign
If you love Kyoko you'll probably love Mafayu. Both girls scare those around them without realizing it, dream of shoujo-manga type romance, and start the manga by trying to restart their lives with a clean slate. 
reportRecommended by jacobpaige
I would say that both are very interesting and engaging stories about a girl making it in show business. Both are shoujos and have obvious love stories but somehow both really develop solid relationships and ideas that make these two mangas very enjoyable and even a bit intellectual.

Skip Beat is newer and more modern but I like the 90's feel and art of Ashita no Ousama. They both borrow different shoujo stereotypes. Ashita has the innocent girl (not annoying though, just more far-fetched) and Skip Beat has more unrealistic plot developments but none of these get in the way, especially compared with all  read more 
reportRecommended by kilimonian
These two manga deal with show biz in Japan. Both protagonists are not your usual everyday talent and actually enter the show biz for other people (skip beat for revenge and akb49 to help). Both give a similar feel even though the storylines differ greatly. hope you enjoy both. 
reportRecommended by danm
Both main female have a determination to achieve what they set themselves to, add in the mystery that would shock people 
reportRecommended by Arising_Angel
The main female characters are a lot alike. Their aggressiveness and motivation. They're funny too.  
reportRecommended by M00ner
Skip Beat has stronger character development, but CD is also a cute, romantic short entertainment-world story 
reportRecommended by as3
It is very similiar with how both of the main male characters in it, both like the main female character. ^^ Also, they both have lots of bishies. 
reportRecommended by AuroraStar
If you are a fan of Skip Beat! then I suggest you check out the new shoujo manga Full Dozer. We have a plucky heroine who is on a path similar to the heroine in Skip Beat! towards a celebrity. The set up of the story is similar as well but with a twist! You could think of Full Dozer as Skip Beat with a male lead instead of Kyoko. It's also by a well known mangaka (Usotsuki Lily) so I'm expecting good things.  
reportRecommended by inzaratha
both about show biz and both heroines are not that good looking but never give up has a heroine with a manly face while skip beat has an ordinary plain girl

both girls start to change as they enter the show biz and interact with it`s people 
reportRecommended by setogirl2
Girl follows guy into entertainment industry. Give me love has more adult romance and such. 
reportRecommended by rubberducky_jen
Both romantic comedies with heavy emphasis on the comedy, featuring strong, female leads who are trying hard to reinvent themselves, though are quick to revert back to old habits and eccentricities (in Kyokos case, her grudges and love of fairy tales, for Naedoko, behavioral observation and skillful manipulation). Both are furthermore entirely oblivious to the romantic advances of the male lead, getting far more exited at the prospect of going windowshopping or eating ice cream with their first ever (female) friend. I think if you like one, you're bound to like the other.  
reportRecommended by Selphie64
Both have a strong female lead moving towards stardom or surrounded by it, cool guys, romance and comedy- though the stories approach the idea in very different way 
reportRecommended by as3
The friendship + comedy between the main characters [Kyoko and her best girl-friend, as well as Tanpopo and her best girl-friend] are quite similiar. (Going from the other hating the main character -> to acceptance & love ^_^)

Also, both main girls are strong-willed, hilarious, weird/different, and very influential. There are also "love triangles". [SkipBeat- Ren&Sho, Imadoki- Tanpopo&Erika]. Well, if you love one, you'll love the other. 
reportRecommended by HippieRox
About a girl who went through adversity in her past and comes to change in their new situation. From here, these noble heroines do what they can to change themselves, inspire others, and pull these people into their "inner circle". Both Kyoko and Maria are very admirable to look up to and can be "pure" in their sense of feelings [also can be very straightforward & determined and happen to appeal to frills or fantasy]. They are without parents since early childhood, and are seen facing relentless bullying/torment, but eventually soften these people into friends (including the male leads, both whom first disdained [but not  read more 
reportRecommended by HippieRox
both have a girl who disguises herself to get revenge on a guy.
the guy tricked the girl into falling in love with him (silver)
the guy betrayed the girl who loved him (skip beat)
similar, no?

however, silver is josei and skip beat is shoujo 
reportRecommended by TeARsFade
- Both have a girl in the showbiz and in a love triangle.
- Great artwork in both.
SP is more drama though while SB is more comedy. 
reportRecommended by Orulyon
- Guy is head over heels in love the the lead female
- Guy won't admit love
- Girl is waaaaaay too dense to notice
- A hilarious romantic comedy ensues 
reportRecommended by Monomi
The main characters in these two mangas are fairly similar. Both girls are energetic and not really used to the "pretty" role. Personality wise: they are a little bit strange, highly reactive emotionally, and somewhat awkward in social situations. The main male character is a cool guy who acts as a teacher to the main character. Overall, these are both very funny mangas with interesting situations happening all of the time. 
reportRecommended by restivesilence
Both are about the entertainment industries, with the main characters involved with acting (and one singer too, but shh). Two main guys. One girl. A good plot that'll get you absorbed. 
reportRecommended by ellcrys
Same thing with Show Biz, but that's pretty much it. 
reportRecommended by Zeatha
Both mangas follow an aspiring actress as she struggles to develop her career while dealing with aspects of rejection. They both have a different flavour but they both have similarities too. 
reportRecommended by Breezie-D
Both have a girl who is hard working and has her life completely changed by a guy's actions and not necessarily in a good way. Both also have the main pairing starting out hating each other. 
reportRecommended by silvernakami
both about the entertainment business and they both have characters that are incredibly good at acting so much so that it forces (others (in skip beat)) professional actors to follow their lead 
reportRecommended by that_dude650
The characters are very similar in personality and the goals they want to achieve. 
reportRecommended by AnA17
Its similar in terms of the slow progression in Romance and the fact that both female protagonist are so Dense (when it comes to love).  
reportRecommended by master_yumiee
When it comes to entertainment, Nana and Skip Beat takes the stage and presents them in a very creative way. Both series deals with characters who gets involved in mainstream entertainment revolving around their professional careers. Throughout their stories, the characters develop both personally and professionally. There is romance in both series as well; do note that Nana has much more mature themes while Skip Beat is more humorous. Nonetheless, there is realism that is evident in both series along with suitable gags fitting for their premises. Definitely recommended for fans who are looking for a shoujo that expands more than just romance. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
1#Genre Romance Young girl 2#Mystery,Action 
reportRecommended by XIIPrinceIIX
Well the basic genres and stuff are entirely different but Skip Beat and Bakuman have this one thing in common -

A world within a world!

In Bakuman, its about creating worlds, characters and stories in manga
In Skip Beat, its about the different characters portrayed by a single one(Kyoko)

Skip beat has more depth to this theme but Kyoko lacks significant rivals..
Both are recommended! 
reportRecommended by cybersaiyan
-Main Girl is sort of dense
-Guy is in love with the girl
-Main guy seems cold and has a dark past/memory haunting them
-main females have interesting unique characters.
-older male younger female

-skip beat is about acting while KT007 is about police

Both are great tho
reportRecommended by ThatPerson42
I think Love so life is similar to Skip Beat because there is an older guy in both mangas that like a high school girl. 
reportRecommended by lindseynelson
Half way into HWDI I realized that it's almost as if... Sho and Ren had the hots for each other. *shrug*. If you like Yaoi, and lots of sex scenes, then HWDI is the series for you.

Both series revolve around acting and the entertainment industries. SB has a very slow romantic progression, while HWDI's is really fast. That being said, both rely on the mix of acting and romance. So if you like long series with that type of mix, then either series is great.

But again, HWDI is YAOI and has TONS of sex scenes. I legit skimmed the  read more 
reportRecommended by DarkAngelz
On the surface, they look like completely different series, but they have the same feel when you're reading them. Where Skip Beat focuses on an actress, Happy focuses on a tennis player.. but otherwise, there's just less romance and a bit more nudity. If you enjoyed Glass Mask and Skip Beat, you'll probably like this one, too. 
reportRecommended by nacant
Ambos mangás para se divertir muito.
"Skip Beat" e "Seishun Shiteru Kai" são muito bonitinhos. Nesses dois mangás as personagens principais são cativantes (nos fazem torcer por elas) e determinadas, são engraçadas e nos ensinam a ser fortes acima de tudo. 
reportRecommended by Yumi-nee
Strong female lead seeking revenge plus surrounded by good-looking guys. The big difference is that Love Sick does not involve acting or the entertainment industry. 
reportRecommended by bluespirit
The desire to follow a dream. Skip Beat and Kuragehime sets a mission to adapt such a theme with our main female character. There is a variety of character in both series with flamboyant personalities. It's important to note that the relationships they form with these characters are portrayed with unique appeals. Comedy is also a strength that lies with both series whether it's the dialogues or the gags that are adapted. Both series also has some a great style of fashion in diversity. 
reportRecommended by Stark700
These two stories have positive, outgoing, loud and enthusiastic main characters, Uru and Kyoko! The manga stories have a similar atmosphere, and while Shiawase Kissa Sanchoume is about a happy story at a café, Skip Beat! is a story about a girl who joined the entertainment business (showbiz) for revenge! They also have similarities according to the backgrounds of these main characters, and they way they portray the characters is quite similar too!
*EXTRA: Skip Beat! even has an anime! I'm desperately waiting for the Second Season
To be honest, I think Shiawase Kissa Sanchoume is actually a bit more mellow compared to  read more 
reportRecommended by JinyL
Both about making it big in showbiz and both are very funny! 
reportRecommended by jobacans
Both main characters are powerful, yet shy in a way and have many people who try to get into the way of their relationships and there are some tiny love triangles. Also, the main boy characters both have dark pasts. Even though Skip Beat is more about showbiz and more light-hearted, as Faster Than A Kiss (Kiss Yori mo Hayaku) is a little bit more romantic, both are very comedic mangas that anyone should read ^_^! 
reportRecommended by coocooformanga
Both female characters dont want to fall in love and they dont notice the love from the main male characters. And they dont like watching people being clingy or lovely dovey 
reportRecommended by paloma
About normal high school girls who enter the entertainment business.
reportRecommended by renevoir
Both mangas are about girls who are very plain looking but once they step in front of the camera they are able to shine. Skip is about acting and Film Girl is about modeling but both are very good reads. 
reportRecommended by anayardz
The girl is entering the entertainment business, where she uses mainly hard work and determination to move forward. Additionally there's romance between her and two guys. Both already established in the business which is similar to in Nice Guy Syndrome 
reportRecommended by Neonfun
Both heroiness aim to be an actress in showbiz... Love celeb is more mature and has adult scenes... And they both involve male rivals for the female heroine...
reportRecommended by BubiMaiden
Both of the male character has a darkness he has in the past and he doesn't want to pull the female lead down with him. He loves the female character, quite possessive of the female lead. There is an age difference both manga. Both of the art in here is also beautiful.  
reportRecommended by Kosourbites
Both girls enter the entertainment world and learn to develop a love for acting. Skip Beat! is more shoujo while Haruka 17 is more seinen and slice of life. The female leads have a strong determination towards their goal.  
reportRecommended by tiffanyhng
Okay...this is going to sound weird, but I'm recommending Skip Beat!for those who like Number. This is mostly due to character similarities.
Both main characters, Toneriko and Kyoko (for Number and Skip Beat! respectively) went into the business in order to get revenge.
Their enemies, Tekirai and Shotarou, didn't care about them until later chapters, in which they showed an interest towards them.
Both characters received help in order to get into the business,from Ageha and Sawara-san respectively.
And the main characters both found their first and best friends while wroking in the business. (Mizuto and Kanae respectiuvely)
Other than that, they're quite different. SB!  read more 
reportRecommended by VampireNekochan
Skip Beat . . . & . . . Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru . . are both about showbiz but are different too, Skip Beat is about Acting mostly whereas Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru is about the Sing/Music. Both are about 16 year old girls & relationship with older guys. Skip Beat is biggest on Comedy while Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru is biggest on Romance, yet, if you love one then you'll definitely like the other! {Sidenote, Skip Beat is currently longer than Kanojo wa Uso wo Aishisugiteru} 
reportRecommended by Glammoon
Both girls had a very unique childhood and had difficult relationships with their mothers. Dance! Subaru is darker than Skip Beat, while Skip Beat has more comedy. Both are about two young girls who posses a very strong talent in their fields, Skip Beat its acting and Subaru its ballet. 
reportRecommended by anayardz
Its dealing with the entertainment business similar to skip beat the main difference is that instead of an entertainer as the main character it's the manager.. It's very cute and sorta funny..enjoy :p  
reportRecommended by animegirl016
The heroine in both is emotionally strong, initially gets rejected by the one that they love but develops and gets strong because of it, and pursues something that they are both passionate about and extremely talented at. In Beniiro Hero the main character has a natural talent for volleyball, and in Skip Beat she has a natural talent for acting. This results in other characters having reactions such as:
-"What... how is that rookie doing something so skilled when they don't have any experience..!!"
-"That girl is... scary...!"
-"Has she given up?" "No, look!" "*Gasp* her aura has completely changed..!!"
Also in both series the  read more 
reportRecommended by MeNaK
Skip Beat! Is all about acting; Doll is all about ballet.
For some reasons, with such plots, those two wouldn't click together (I know).
However, as I was reading Doll, I couldn't help but have flashbacks of Skip Beat--probably because the art is similar, but no not really-- and I couldn't help but keep remembering it.
Well, both of them have a bit of acts here and there. In SB, it's acting in movies and such; doll on the other hand has ballet musical plays.
SB is longer though, but both is a great read! 
reportRecommended by Yami-
Both have people wanting to become actors/Actresses or an idol, and will do what tbh can to get there. The main charters are amazing actors.  
reportRecommended by poppystar4500
Both is about actresses talented and passionate in acting. Some aspects is the same. Both actresses have the ability to merge with an character. In the last chapters of Skip Beat, the actress "acts" in real life. In P.A. the actress work as an actor that can be hired for any role in real life. 
reportRecommended by strandsi
Siimilar involving entertainment industry and how they try to enter into it for a guy 
reportRecommended by aps6603
They are about the main character doing something in order to get revenge on a certain person and both anime have a good balance of humor and seriousness.
But the plot, setting and characters are nothing alike. 
reportRecommended by Addicer_xx
Both mangas have main protagonists that are unlike the usual shoujo girl: SB, she becomes disillusioned from love and determined to exact her revenge, in MM she snaps when provoked and her personality changes to a girl who one could describe as outrageous. Also both of these mangas deal with the main character entering the entertainment industry. Shoujo/Romance/Drama 
reportRecommended by Jallie58
Both are strong-minded and independent heroines who aren't afraid to speak their minds. Both don't focus their attention on getting boyfriends but concentrate on goals and hobbies/careers instead. 
reportRecommended by crumpets_and_tea
If you really liked Skip Beat than this will definitely be a manga you'll like. It is similar to Skip Beat because both the parents don't care about there child. There is also a character like Ren who also had difficulties in his life. It's actually a sad story but there is still romance in it. So this is one of my favorites just like skip beat. So as I said before...if you like SKIP BEAT you'll definitely like SANAGI TO OUSAMA!! ♥♥♥ 
reportRecommended by wiskytje_x
I prefer Skip Beat, but NRS is also a good read about stardome and love. 
reportRecommended by as3
If you like the stories about people trying to break through in show-biz, becoming idols, some funny dark undertones (ie revenge) and so on, these two are must reads! Both are really funny, sweet and romantic. Tenshi is a bit more focused gender-bender aspect of the story, but both are equally good.  
reportRecommended by as3
So, the stories are very different, but both are funny, great stories that never get boring. In both, the main female character is very strong, but lacks confidence and seems misunderstood - though in different settings. Both have romance and some show biz. 
reportRecommended by as3
These two are really great, both look at show-biz, have romance, comedy and great story-lines. 
reportRecommended by as3
theese manga are similar because of the same kind of comedy..."the little kyoko"-the grudges..same situations but in different context  
reportRecommended by zibibba
her bf asks her to come to tokyo with him so he can adjust to the city life..once he gets famous he forgets everything about her ignoring her :( 
reportRecommended by zibibba
Naka (NJ) and Kyoko (SB) are both scary girls and are into the limelight industry (modeling - NJ and talent - SB).

Naka did not really receive much appreciation for her potentials.
However, Kyoko, although she appears to really be scary and emits a strong aura when angry, she's well appreciated by the talent she posses like she was born to become an actress herself. 
reportRecommended by Samara_Fae
Both are about the path to stardom. ^_^ 
reportRecommended by randompocky
In both series the main heoine is slightly dense and unaware of her own feelings, with dark pasts and are generally kind to others. Both series mix comedy and drama well. The main and side characters are interesting and add deminson to the plot. 
reportRecommended by warriorhope
Of the two Skip Beat is definitely better, but if you are looking for a story about an up and coming model/actor these two definitely compare. Both of these have a strong female lead who is quirky and tomboyish. Also, they have similar settings and side characters. 
reportRecommended by restivesilence
Ichigo Channel and Skip Beat share the common element of comedy, romance and showbiz. The main character is a female lead who does not appear to most to be the typical celebrity face. Both of these main characters are up and coming stars who have to work hard to learn their jobs. Both main characters do not start out wanting to actually become an actor/model, but eventually find themselves deciding upon that career.  
reportRecommended by restivesilence
I am always on the look-out for fantastic shojou that fails to follow typical shojou conventions. Both of these stories are very different in almost every way (Skip Beat is humorous and revolves around show business while Apothecarius Argentum is more dramatic and revolves around pharmacy and politics) but they both are high quality pieces of work with strong female leads, suitors that I actually root for and fantastic characterization even in the secondary characters. 
reportRecommended by Breezie-D
Both are focused on conflicting feelings with love in show business. Also both have strong female lead that aren't afraid to take care of business and have a past where they had been taken advantage of by another who wanted to advance their own career.  
reportRecommended by SummerOtaku
These mangas are revolving in romance and show business, has a strong female lead and supplies the right amount of comedy. The male leads are also strong characters and has a similar mean streak to them. 
reportRecommended by ruizaanne
The vindictive atmosphere is very similar in both mangas, which have the same sort of humourous bent on revenge. Also, both of the heroines have the same sort of personality, not being the kind to back down or give in, but to fight their perceived enemy fulling intending to win! 
reportRecommended by Breezie-D
Heroines in both mangas undergo dynamic character growth and become very different - much more confident, powerful and self-aware - than when they started out. 
reportRecommended by Breezie-D
When reading Penguin Brothers I kept thinking how similar it was to Skip Beat. These two mangas share VERY similar main characters.... The main character in both of these is a fierce, but simple-minded female who can hold her own against many different opponents including bullies. Both characters are very likable and make friends with lots of people who seem like enemies at first. Also, the lead has a difficult goal which she is trying to accomplish. There are many obstacles in the way for these characters, but both work very hard to overcome them. 
reportRecommended by restivesilence
Both series feature an energetic female character who is trying to make it in the acting business. This character has to deal with entertainment issues, as well as all the trials of real life. If you liked one, you'll like the other... especially if you are looking for something that is funny, interesting and unique. 
reportRecommended by restivesilence
both manga are about entering show business in oder to get something. in skip a beat it to get paid back, in Teppen! it to find she lose brother. both girl are clueless about love and have guy that fall in love with them. 
reportRecommended by AnimeFreck409
While their plots are very different, they're humor is very similar. Both feature strong female leads who constantly surprise the men around them. And lots and lots and lots of over-the-top, but hilarious, facial expressions. 
reportRecommended by adamantine
They both have girls who want to be "Japan's Next Big Thing", but for different reasons. They're both determined to make their dream a reality. 
reportRecommended by Crycho
Well, for starters they're fun romances filled with bishounen suitors. The main male characters in both have a somewhat sadistic streak to them but are lovable nonetheless. Skip beat is much longer than SLH and has more of a romcom feel where as SLH is very much centered around the reverse harem. 
reportRecommended by aelove
Both have strong/unique heroines. ...same atmosphere-you'll feel it if you read it. 
reportRecommended by Mecko
For whatever reason, this is the manga I thought of most the further I got into Ao Haru Ride.
Both have headstrong female characters that start out being timid, but then decide to change themselves for the better.
Both have male leads that seem cold and distant, but gradually you can start to see them warming up to the female lead in a really cute way.
I totally recommend Skip Beat! to anyone who likes Ao Haru Ride, though the art style is completely different. Much more pointy haha. I personally love both styles. 
reportRecommended by tailsy20
Both are about girls that are underestimated and who want to prove themselves. Skip beat is about acting and red about photography. Kyoko in skip beat followed a famous singer but discovers that he only sees her as a maid. Red is a poor, bullied girl that runs away from home to Hollywood. There are more similarities but that would spoil the story's.
reportRecommended by engeltje
I think you would like to read V.B rose/skip beat beacuse they both have a special talent in the manga. They are both shojo mangas so they contain romance, slice of life and you just can´t help but to read them both over and over again. 
reportRecommended by AnticCMiku
Both are dealing with someone struggling to make it big in the entertainment industry- in this case, kyouko and the five main protagonist in Teen Spirit- from there the differences grow enormously. Kyouko begins her struggle with Ren and the boys begin to struggle against their differences and getting along. 
reportRecommended by stellanumber7
I know they don't really look alike, but in a way... they do. Both male characters are "perfect" (though the main girl later found out it's not like this in reality). Despite the female main characters described as not pleasent, they say the male's is much worse.
In both, you don't really involve with parents, despite the girls being underage (Kyoko is 16 in the begnning, while Lydia is 17) and the guy's parents also not an active part of the plot in the present.
Both women are naive, and in both the romance take time (in Skip Beat it takes forever. I mean, till  read more 
reportRecommended by EfiChan
Though these two stories differ in many aspects they also have much in common. Both girls lead characters are modern girls who go all out in all they do and have lots of spunk. This particular quality, though odd, is also charming to the company who surround them and men of character, though hesitant, can not help but fall for these girls.

Additionally, a red thread bind these two stories and that is LOVE, the blazing unrequited love that borders on obsession! They both change there lives because of it, though one forsakes it and the other seeks it yet again. Furthermore, they are  read more 
reportRecommended by night_life
The girl similar wants to revenge on the guy and goes to the show business 
reportRecommended by kamitsure
Both are about girls involved in show business and trying their best to succeed (but for vastly different reasons). There are also two handsome guys trying to get the girl. "Skip Beat!" is lighter and has more comedic moments. "Cinema to Teikoku" is more somber. Overall, I like "Skip Beat!" better, but they are both good.  
reportRecommended by xMiki-chan
The same author, so, similar style of art. Also, main character of Dramatic Love Album is very similar to Kyoko in Skip Beat! by personality and appearance too. 
reportRecommended by Annyti
In both there is a boy that the main girl fondly remembers from their childhood, except they don't know who that boy is in the present! He may be closer to them than they think... 
reportRecommended by cheweyh
quite similar situation and main female character,also in both there are two boys of different character, who can possibly be with the girl 
reportRecommended by visenna
both shoujo and easy going but also enjouable 
reportRecommended by ultimoo
The two characters are very charismatic and good. But because of a hate in the heart because of a child releasing a monster or demons. Both are a very funny story. 
reportRecommended by Laine-Crys
Random relationship problems, and mishaps with love!  
reportRecommended by Lunaki
Both are about strong (be it physically or strong-willed) protagonists who hate men (either in general or specific ones), who'd do everything to achieve their goals. Both are shoujo&comedy, both include bishounen. :)  
reportRecommended by kkwt
Both Najika (Kitchen no Ohime-sama) and Kyoko (Skip Beat!) were not raised by their parents and have a special skill (Kyoko- acting; Najika- cooking). Also, in the past, the two of them met a boy that helps them, but they don't remember him really well (so they search for him). The two stories include comedy, romance and drama. Skip Beat! is longer and Kitchen no Ohime-sama is more tragic. They're both worth reading. 
reportRecommended by isarf
Talented girl. Weird in someways. I dunno they're both just awesome! 
reportRecommended by Sunbloom