Kaleido Star, Little Witch Academia (TV) Recommendations
Both shows share similar themes of love, friendship, and overcoming obstacles. They both also have happy-go-lucky female leads who wish to bring happiness to everyone after being inspired by a performance from their childhood.
Japanese girls with a passion for a peculiar activity travel to a foreign country to enroll in an elite institution. Their irrepressible enthusiasm and knack for high-stakes performance make them stand out, but their self-taught skills and lack of basic training are a constant sore point. They find rivals, enemies, and maybe friends in blonde rich girls who are at the pinnacle of the profession but strangely interested in the newcomer. If you like stories about perseverance, optimism, and making the modern world more magical, odds are you'll love both Little Witch Academia and Kaleido Star.
Both are about friendship, family, and self-overcoming. Many characters are alike too!