Total Recommendations: 39
Heroines in both mangas undergo dynamic character growth and become very different - much more confident, powerful and self-aware - than when they started out.
Both mangas have role-reversal elements, where the female protagonist is more capable, courageous and dominant than the male protagonist. Out of the two, I prefer Horimiya because the male protagonist is less of a dunce (and more like a real person) than the one in Sugar Family.
These stories have a similar historical flavor about a girl rising from humble origins to become quite powerful in an unfamiliar land, although Basara's land is completely fictional.
Female princess that can take care of themselves! Go girl power!
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.
The main heroines remind me of each other a bit with their personalities: independent, sarcastic, and intelligent. They are both great examples of female shoujo leads who step outside of the stereotype box.
Orphan girls take on the identity of the opposite gender to achieve their goal, but find an unexpected love in a gang leader along the way.
Both mangas have main characters whose bodies are so saturated with poison that they have become assassination tools in themselves. However, Dokuhime is dark and twisted, while Apothecarius Argentum is lighter and "more shoujo"
Both of these mangas are shoujos that deal with the gravity of possessing psychic powers.
The original story line for both of these shows were written by the same magnaka, and while the plots are completely different (one takes place in the future on a different world and the other takes place in the present in a different country), you'll find similar charismatic tendencies in both of the main leads.
Miriam and Justina are similar characters, both being young, resourceful children who fall in love with someone quite a bit older than themselves, and their love interests share a similar stoic but gentle personality.
Both series have heroines who are self-reliant, resourceful girls, who have a mind of their own. The squabbling relationship between them and their love interests are very similar as well.
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.
The two female heroines remind me of each other. Both are intelligent, have a mean fist, a smart mouth and a guy near them whose attention they may not necessarily desire at first. It seems that the romantic attention makes them both a little uncomfortable. Bloody kiss involves vampires and is quite a bit shorter though.
Both female heroines have the same strong, cheerful disposition that just makes you like them, and have a way of genuinely accepting others that makes them quite popular among their peers.
Both mangas are about people with special supernatural abilities that they need to be very careful about controlling so that they do not hurt anyone. As such, they both deal with poignant ethical questions and focus on the need for close positive relationships. Both mangas will also make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Both female leads are physically strong optimistic individuals who have the goal in their new schools to make friends and stay out of trouble. Easier said than done, however...
Both female leads are cute petite little girls with amazing physical strength and a certain degree of naivety that adds to their character instead of detracting from it. Both also tend to hang around guys who have slightly sour personalities (although their hearts are good!)
Both mangas are slice-of-life shoujos that have likeable female leads. Although the story seems very typical and unremarkable in each other them, they both also have a quality that makes them both enjoyable reads. Furthmore, each have a suitor that is slightly tsundre.
Both heroines find themselves being taken in by rich family members and must adjust to the new lifestyle demanded of them while trying to remain true to themselves.
Both stories take place in a medieval-like kingdom and involve plot and intrigue, particularly between the prince/princess and his/her childhood friend. Apothecarius Argentum is much longer though, and more epic.
Both heroines are frank, emotionally-strong individuals who really have no interest in finding love at the beginning of the story....but it just sort of happens.
Both mangas are gender benders that focus on a relationship between a girl who has been mistaken for a boy and her hot co-worker in the idol/model industry. I personally find Teppen! the more enjoyable of the two.
Both mangas have ridiculously strong female fighters surrounded by male bishounens, although Oresama Teacher is more comedy and Hot Blooded Woman is more drama.
Both female leads are the banchous (gang leaders) in their schools, but really just want to be normal girls. And both mangas are packed with comedy that will make you want to laugh.
Both mangas are about pharmacists who work for royalty and have a love plot between the pharmacist and the prince or princess. One distinguishing feature about the pharmacists is the colour of their hair, although it is for a completely different reasons in both mangas. Also, the romance is slightly repressed in both stories, which leads to a slightly different feel than shoujo's typically have.
Both heroines make a practice of secretly observing other people and pride themselves on their ability to remain detached in those observations. However watashi ni xx shinasai has a plot that focuses more on love while Warau Kanokosama is like a series of short stories all with the same heroine.
Both heroines are loners who are very perceptive and who are not afraid to speak their minds; despite their bluntness, both eventually get appreciated and befriended. Warau Kanokosama is more like a series of short s stories, however, with the same main character.
The female lead is student council president who can kick butt, is not afraid to speak her own mind, and who will gladly jump in to protect those they care about. They also both have secrets they are trying to conceal...
The circumstances of the heroines are sort of similar. In both mangas they are orphaned, then taken in my relatives that they don't really know and put in the care of guardians who are, in both mangas, very smart, handsome men who simultaneously bully and protect the heroine, and secretly devote their lives to her. Yep, the same.
Both mangas have atypical heroines, especially for shoujo, with a "dark side" that lends towards humour. Perfect Girl Evolution has more occultish elements though.
Both animes have atypical heroines, especially for shoujo, with a "dark side" that lends towards humour. The Wallflower has more occultish elements though.
The essence of both animes are the same. They take place within the same magical girl genre, and they involve protagonists at a similar age and both even have their own little cute mascot sidekicks, in their respective forms. The story lines are also similar where, for one, the goal is to capture cards, and the other is to capture eggs (in a manner of speaking). Both animes have wonderful personalities for the heroine, and have their own unique individual charm - so I would recommend them both!
The same author wrote them both - and the art is absolutely beautiful in each of them! The stories also both have fantasy elements, however in totally different contexts.
Both mangas have an epic feel to them, and have a similar situation where the male and female lead are supposed to be enemies, but ... somehow aren't? The male characters also seem to have a 'dark side'.
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.
Somehow both the martial arts and humour makes me connect these two animes together. I think anyone who liked one of these would like the other.
Even without remembering that Yuu Watase was the same magnaka for both series, I was already picking out similarities between these two animes within the first two episodes. The way romance is approached, art style and high dramatic appeal is pretty much identical. If you liked one, you'll probably like the other.
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!