Nobuta Wo Produce (2005)

There are some very similar elements in the stories - shy, seriously introverted girl who is used to being teased/bullied is gradually drawn out of her shell and makes new friends. I think Nobuta Wo Produce is the better story, but if you enjoyed it, you'll probably enjoy Kimi ni Todoke, and vice versa.
Recommended by DixieDee
Kamenashi Kazuya is the least they have in common.

Two good shows. That don't just happen in life, they teach a bit about life. A ghost-looking being temporarily transformed into a female almost-socialite. Can get you emotional. About friendship, less, or more. Includes some comedy and some heaviness. The obvious thing - it really is two shows with the 'makeover' premise. NwP has a Mr Popular character and in YNSH there's a four-piece set of downright princes. Kamenashi's character is a partial jerk in both. Both the girls rock as they are. Youth. I just want you to watch both shows.

YNSH is a bit more straightforward with the romance (plus there is "supporting love"; but generally, it doesn't feel *that* much like there's more)
while Sunako is kind of annoying, Nobuko is a more pure spirit
what can I say, YNHS has all those skulls and chocolate, NwP has an absolutely wonderful ..alien? called Akira ..
NwP is a bit more serious
Recommended by PEACEFUL
Both really sweet older j-dramas about highschoolers dealing with friendship, first love, problems with adultsand their first sexual experiences. Very touching, funny and heartwarming.
Recommended by BPetra
Leisure time yayy! This is so ozmm! Watch it yo!
Recommended by jihye
Both about friendship within a high school theme without romance
Recommended by jessy
both, at first glance, appear to have the same cliche plot: an average, unpopular girl being given a makeover so that many other people would like her.

Yet there is something about both these dramas that touches you. Makes you mesmerized in spite of yourself. Miss Korea is unexpectedly gritty, showing the more distasteful sides of the pageant without pulling any punches. The characters, even the supporting ones, have much chemistry and are fascinatingly acted.

Meanwhile, Nobuta wo Produce is a heart-warming story about a shy, isolated high school girl coming to her own and getting confidence. While it doesn't have any romance, the friendship she has with the two boys are one of the most touching I have ever seen. Both dramas can't be missed and while they are both extremely different in tone, their similarities might be just enough to make you like the other.
Recommended by grey_lady001
Both are dramas about bullying in high school. Nobuta wo Produce concentrates on comedy while LIFE goes much more deeper.
Recommended by HAVA-RAVA
In this drama the girl also get's bullied and with some help of others who care about her she gets her life back on track.
Recommended by Dudie
Nobuta Wo Produce

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    Producing Nobuta


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    Oct 15, 2005 to Dec 17, 2005
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    45 min.


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    7.9 (scored by 8,200 users)
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