Yukari Hayasaka, a third-year high school student, doesn’t have time for trivial stuff like video games. For her university examinations, she needs to work hard and attend cram school. No matter which institution she attends, all she wants to do is get out of the town she’s been living in for the past few years. It’s a shame that her parents have different views on the matter.
In the middle of the street, a guy with bleached hair and multiple piercings approaches Yukari. Her first instinct is to flee from the odd man, but she is unable to do so and ends up meeting his buddies, a group of third-year fashion design students at a famous art school. Yukari doesn’t want to be a model for their final project because she doesn’t think it will interfere with her education. However, the more she gets to know them, the more she admires the way they pursue their goals. Will Yukari’s experience as a model for this bizarre collection of aspiring fashion designers provide her the motivation she needs to pursue her own goals? Then there’s her interest to George Koizumi of the group’s leadership. Whether or not they can form a relationship is a question. To learn out, watch Paradise Kiss now!
For Tsukimi and her friends, odd hobbies are their only way out of the doldrums of life. A late-night jellyfish rescue expedition and the entrance of a “Stylish Girl” are about to turn their lives upside down. Their chronic social concerns prevent them from leaving their all-girl apartment complex.
9. Honey and Clover
A six-tatami room apartment is home to Yuuta, Takumi, and Shinobu, who all share it with one another. It’s ideal for students on a tight budget because the rent is so affordable. When it comes to personality traits, Shinobu is an enigma who acts on whims. When it comes to business and love, Takumi is ardent whereas Yuuta is more laid back. He was until he met Hagumi, a petite girl with an incredible amount of skill. Shuuji, Hagumi’s guardian, affectionately refers to her as Hagu. Hagu and Ayu become fast friends after meeting each other. During this time, Ayu develops feelings for one of the men…
In Hachimitsu to Clover, the characters take part in a drama performed by fate and experience the joys of falling in love, the anguish of letting go, the discovery of oneself, and the courage to move on.
8. Kuzu no Honkai
Awaya and Yasuraoka look to be a perfect match at the age of seventeen. They’re both quite well-liked, and it appears like they’re a good match. It is only those who know about the secret that are privy. When it comes down to it, Mugi and Hanabi are simply dating each other as a way of coping with their loneliness. Mugi is infatuated with Akane Minagawa, a former home tutor who is now a teacher at a school for gifted children. Besides Hanabi’s instructor, a young guy who has been a family friend since she was a child, she is also in love with another man. As a result of their shared loneliness, they develop a physical intimacy that is fueled by their shared grief. Is this how things will always be for them?
7. Hataraki Man
Women’s magazine editor Hiroko Matsukata is a woman. This tough, straightforward working girl can transform into Hataraki man mode at will, and she is well-known for it. Hiroko’s love life is devoid of romance, despite her professional achievement. Even though she worked long hours, she always made time for a date. Hiroko’s boyfriend, on the other hand, is even more of a workaholic than her.
6. Sukitte Ii na yo
It wasn’t long before Mei Tachibana became an outcast among her peers. But Mei’s concept of friendship was irrevocably altered following a terrible episode in which all of her so-called friends turned their backs on her. She chooses to avoid people as much as possible and, ideally, to never make any new acquaintances again in order to save herself from going through the same horrible experience ever again. For some reason, she didn’t mind being perceived as gloomy or weird in her current high school environment. When Yamato Kurosawa, one of the most popular high school students, makes an appearance, it causes her to rethink whether or not she has made the correct decisions in the past.
Instead of ignoring her like the rest of the pack, Yamato gives her his personal phone number! Mei is having a difficult time adjusting to her new lifestyle and, most importantly, expressing her love for Yamato as their romance progresses and is punctuated by an unexpected kiss. Sukitte Ii na yo. depicts how tough it may be to say “I love you” as their relationship grows and their arguments become more common.
5. Gokinjo Monogatari
Students of “Yaza Gaku” are the protagonist, Kouda Mikako. Mikako, a fashion design specialist, aspires to launch her own clothing line. Her childhood pal, Yamaguchi Tsutomu, lives next to her. Even though they’ve known each other since childhood, their bond is platonic. Tsutomu, on the other hand, is becoming increasingly popular among the female students because he resembles a well-known band’s lead singer, and as a result, Mikako changes her perspective on him. Dreams, love, and friendship all play a role in this tale of adolescence.
When Nana Komatsu, a 20-year-old naive girl, falls in love, she becomes completely reliant on the people around her. Despite her lofty aspirations to leave her hometown and embark on a journey in search of her true calling, she ultimately settles on a trip to Tokyo to be with her present boyfriend, Shouji Endo.
Osaki, on the other hand, was raised in rural Japan and is an intriguing punk rock vocalist who dreams of making it in the music industry. She boards the same train to Tokyo as Nana Komatsu, putting her career in a well-known band behind her.
The two young women, both of whom share the same first name, meet on their way to the city and begin a series of events that lead to them sharing an apartment. Together, they try to support each other through their increasingly linked lives, which are filled with romance, music, difficulties and heartbreaks that will ultimately test their seemingly indestructible bond as their friendship develops and deepens..
3. Runway de Waratte
In his dreams, Fujito Chiyuki aspires to model for Paris Collections. To make matters worse, she’s told repeatedly that she’s too short to be a model. But she’s not going to give up, no matter what they say. Tsumura Ikuto, a poor student in her class, has the same goal as hers: to be a fashion designer. Even though it’s “probably impossible,” Chiyuki says, he’s thinking of giving it up. Despite all the adversity they face, these two people are pursuing their aspirations with all their might!
2. Skip Beat!
Despite her tender age, 16-year-old Kyouko Mogami is determined to help her childhood sweetheart and rising pop star Shoutarou Fuwa realize his goals. Even though she slaves away at burger joints and tea ceremonies, Kyouko is blissfully oblivious that her selfless toil is being looked down upon until one day she discovers that her beloved Shou regards her as nothing more than a free slave. She intends to retaliate against the naive celebrity by entering the cruel world of entertainment herself, infuriated and shocked by his actions. Kyouko is about to embark on a new chapter in her life, one that will be filled with new experiences and individuals that will test her limits.
Skip Beat, based on Yoshiki Nakamura’s best-selling shoujo manga, depicts the maturation of a young lady who learns to stop working herself to death for the approval of others and instead takes control of her own destiny.
As a 14-year-old, Tanaka Yukio, better known as Koyuki, suffers from an existential crisis. He meets guitarist Minami Ryuusuke after saving a misfit dog, and the two get involved in Ryuusuke’s new band, BECK. As the band makes strides toward popularity, Koyuki’s life begins to shift.