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Aishiteruze Baby

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Whenever Kippei is at school, he has one thing on his mind: girls. From skipping class to cheesy lines, he'll do anything it takes to reel the ladies in, though he never seems to find the right person. But the bachelor lifestyle is soon to change when young Yuzuyu enters the picture. This five-year-old cutie has been abandoned by her mother, and is to be taken care of by none other than Kippei! Unfortunately for the both of them, Kippei has no experience raising a child, so the learning curve will be quite steep...


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Aishiteruze Baby 2002 Original Manga
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Masaharu OKUWAKI Director
Youko MAKI Original Manga Creator

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Usagi Drop

Usagi Drop

When Daikichi's grandfather dies he leaves behind a young daughter named Rin. However, as most of the family is embarrassed at the idea of a 79-year-old man having a six-year-old child, they can't seem to figure out what to do with her. Disgusted by this behavior, Daikichi decides to take care of her himself, but he's a bachelor, has no idea how to raise a child, and isn't even all that comfortable with kids! Now, Daikichi must do the normal things a parent does such as enroll her in school, buy her clothing and teach her about the life and world around her. But more importantly, he must also help her deal with her father's death and decide whether or not she should try to find her mother. Together, the two begin their unlikely relationship as father and daughter, navigating each of life's bumps along the way.

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both of these are about guys who end up taking care of children, and although usagi drop just came out it looks like it will have a lot of the same cuteness.


both have peple that take in a child which are both shy it seems. AB has better animation but bunny drops just started so we will see


These two anime are for the ones who like to smile at pure sweetness, cry as they are moved to their cores and be warmed by wonderful emotions. The possibility of taking care of a child who has nowhere to turn for help, to raise and nurture it yet be entirely unprepared and uninformed for the actual work and hardship this entails is something we would most likely all want to do as humans, but would proboably shy away from should the occation arise. These two shows are about the two most unprepared men who by heart alone overcomes the impossibilities thrust in their faces! Love one, love the other!


A man alone, taking care of a child suddenly thrust upon him by circumstances. The theme is moving and full of potential for pathos. As much alike as Aishiteruze Baby and Usagi Drop are, they are nevertheless very different in one respect: The protagonist of Usagi Drop is a grown man, making an essential sacrifice of his life's path to take care of a child, whereas Kippei from Aishiteruze Baby is a somewhat more carefree high-schooler, whose major sacrifice constitutes having to give up his playboy ways. Even so, these are two stories about a grown man learning the value of his life through the obligation of being in loco parentis to a young girl. The two stories share a lot in emotional impact and underlying moral lessons. If you enjoy one, you are sure to enjoy the other.


Both anime were heart-warming, touching and lovely anime. Cuteness, pureness and innocentness of children will totally lighten your spirits.


in both anime a young(ish) man begins to take care of a small girl that nobody else could be bothered to take care of. Ai B is a bit shoujo-y than Drop, but they are both endearing shows that will make you D'awww during nearly every episode


Each deal with guys that never thought they would have to fill the role of parent for a young girl that has been put in life changing predicament. Both girls come from mothers that for whatever reason cannot support their children and are in some type of emotional state. Each takes slice of life moments with a dash of drama to keep the story interesting.


These anime are very very similar its almost too obvious to rec them. Unprepared male characters suddenly become surrogate fathers to young girls whose mothers are not fit to care for them. Character development is central in both. Usagi Drop is a josei version of the shoujo Aishiteruze Baby and this can be felt in the script, however, Aishiteruze Baby has equally mature themes, if not more so, on offer. Both generally blend slice-of-life and drama with great character interaction. Both have good supporting characters too, though animation and music is surpassed in Usagi Drop! That said, character design alone is lovely in both.

Daikichi's development in Usagi Drop is more interesting than Kippei's probably due to the age gap but Yuzuyu in AB is more of a realistic child character than UG's Rin. So it's worth checking both out because although they are similar the child-parent relationship on offer is unique in both.


Both anime are about a male who has to take care of a girl. In each, the girl is roughly the same age. The main difference lies in the leading male characters — in Aishiteruze Baby, the leading character is a high schooler playboy. In Usagi Drop, the main character is a 30 year-old salesman in a department store.

Aishiteruze Baby focuses more on romance (not loli romance, there is another female there) and is much more dramatic; Usagi Drop is much more toned down and is more realistic. Both are good, depending on whehter you want slow-paced or faster-paced.


Both stories focus on a guy who takes on fostering a small child. In both stories you get a guy who has to learn to change his entire life style. In both stories you get a very very cute child who says very cute things. In both stories you get a very emotional heart warming story about love, family, and friendship.


Both are about young men learning how to take care of a relative's child. Kippei and Daikichi aren't really sure what they're getting into at first, but they both learn to find joy and fulfillment in being a caretaker.


Aishiteruze Baby and Usagi Drop because both Kippei and Daikichi both take in a young girl. They both made hard decisions and sacrifices for the well-being of the child. While Usagi Drop has a more independent and a more serious mood to it than Aishteruze Baby, both of them show the fun, hardships, and development between the two.


Both Aishiteruze Baby and Usagi Drop focus on two men suddenly put in the care of raising a child. Daikichi and Kippei have to make sacrifices, such as Daikichi changing his work schedule, and Kippei giving up time for relationships and tardiness. While Bunny Drop is better, in terms of Daikichi having to take time to get used to his new living situation, both animes are adorable. Also, Rin and Yuzuyu are the cutest kids ever.

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Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.

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Fruits Basket and Aishiteruze Baby are kinda similar in the way that Yuzuyu and Tohru share similar personalities. While Kippei takes care of Yuzuyu, in Fruits Basket Kyo is always there protecting the innocent Tohru. Moreover, both series have a sweet atmosphere.


Both Aishiteruze Baby and Fruits Basket are warm, lighthearted slice-of-life style comedies, whose basic premise relies on a darker, more complicated situation.  The characters are likable, the episodes well paced and seemingly without a plot.  Both main characters are simple, innocent girls who are deeply cared for by those around them, though they may not realize it (Tohru because of her obvliviousness, Yuzuyu because of her age).


Both series are very cute and happy, with a serious side. Anyone who was charmed by Yuzuyu's cute actions will also love Tohru's antics in Fruits Basket.


The protagonists in Aishiteruze Baby and Fruits Basket both have the happy go lucky feeling about them bringing sunshine wherever they happen to be.Although the message in Fruits Basket takes a little more serious note and Aisiteruze Baby plays on a realistic sense of occurrence, both series deal with the hero trying to protect what matters to him.


Both are heartwarming and tear-jerkers.  I really felt for the characters.  Both heroines have really tough lifes and I really hoped that it would come out for the best for them.  They are comedic without the goofy ecchi and its a good anime to watch.

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Full Moon wo Sagashite

Full Moon wo Sagashite

Twelve year old Mitsuki's desire is to become a singer. She has the talent and a beautiful voice, but she also has a throat tumor which threatens to rob her of her gift of song. As if things weren't bad enough, two shinigami inform Mitsuki that she only has one year left to live. However, all is not lost, for they make a deal that if she goes with them, they will help realize her dream by changing her into a healthy 16-year-old, who is able to sing and apply for auditions.

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Full Moon is a bit sad at first when you realize what's going on with the main character, but the music is great and will have you singing along. It's a cute anime that will no doubt have you crying with joy at the end. Just like Aishiteruze Baby, it features cute and lovable characters, light comedy, and a developed plot.


Both Full Moon wo Sagashite and Aishiteruze Baby make you in a good mood when watching eventhough the background story for both series is actually quite sad. They can both be abit too childish and somewhat annoying at times but then again the story is about kids.


If you enjoye the tearinducing aspects of an anime, the tragic and heartjerking drama... then you should enjoy either of these two shows.

Full Moon wo Sagashite is filled with tradgedy and sad moments, Aishiteruze Baby less so, though enough to dampen the eyes of any one with a heart. Ofcourse, there are also happy and funny moments in both shows but it is the drama that makes them good. So grab a hanky and get to watching!


Both anime have the same atmosphere and mood to it's characters. I felt like they were both aimed at the same type of audience (preteens or girls in high school).

The plot and story each had its own twists and turns and "major problems of the day". However, character develops were made gradually and not at one specific episode.

I think they each had their own "cute" moments as well which gives it the same feel in general. There's no dramatic ending or surprise, so they're both relaxing and light watches.


I find ab and fmws not that much alike, but they're both equally good! The two shows do revolve around children and development of love.

Bokura ga Ita

Bokura ga Ita

Yano Motoharu is the most popular guy in class, the school’s basketball ace, and highly charismatic to boot! No wonder Nanami Takahashi can’t resist falling in love with him. When Yano returns Nana’s feelings, things seem too good to be true and the two begin a relationship; but Yano has a contradictory personality which confuses Nana most of the time. On top of that, tragic events in Yano’s past won’t stop haunting their relationship. Unable to halt their passionate feelings, are Yano and Nana heading for disaster or can they save each other from irreparable hurt?

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Aside from sharing the half-manga, half-anime shoujo feel, Aishiteruze Baby and Bokura ga Ita have similar approaches to their romances. The major difference between the two, though, is that Bokura ga Ita lacks an abhorrently obnoxious little brat at the center of the romance, and instead orchestrates its drama through personality flaws in its characters. Still, putting my dislike for whiny children aside, the romantic atmospheres are quite comparable, so if you enjoyed one you'd more than likely enjoy the other.


Both series have a love story where the boy has distractions from his relationship and the girl has to accept these distractions.


If you liked bokura ga ita, you wont miss anything if you watch aishiteruze baby and vice versa. Both are quite slow and both mix love with some kind of block which totally stops the stops the story. Both are very cute and loveable and try to accurately understand the characters emotions.


Aishiteruze Baby and Bokura ga Ita both have a very slow paced plot line.  Not that the series drag on but they are very in depth when in comes to character emotions and feelings develop over a longer period of time.  They each have a relationship obstacle that the main characters must try and over come through out the series.



To make money, high school student Shinkurou Kurenai works for the secretive Benika as a "dispute mediator," acting to intervene in the disputes of clients – often violently. One day, Benika gives him a much different assignment: to protect Murasaki Kuhoin, a seven-year-old girl from the wealthy Kuhoin family. This turns out to be a more troublesome task than he expects, as Murasaki is spoiled, naive, and completely unaware of what life is like outside of the luxurious one she had previously. He also has no idea why Murasaki needs his protection, though he is slowly obtaining details from a well-informed classmate. Adding to his problems, Shinkurou still must continue to do his previous work for Benika and take care of his social relationships in school while protecting Murasaki, complicating his entire life. Nonetheless, as time passes, he and Murasaki grow close; however, trouble brews in the shadows as everyone - including Shinkurou - seems to be harboring secrets...

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Aishiteruze Baby and Kurenai strictly focus on a male student who must suddenly take care of a little girl. The only real difference is that Kurenai involves darker story-telling with fantasy-like elements, and Baby is much more light and realistic. Nevertheless, if you liked one of them, then you will certainly want to take a good peek at the other.


Both about a school kid guy having to take care of a little girl.

Kurenai though is much darker, deeper and action orientated. Aishiteruze Baby is... well shojo. Both of them though aren't lolicon animes despite having a young girl protagonist.

Both seems to look at 'slice-of-life' attitude of the male lead's school life, and deals with the themes of 'loneliness'. Romance is also slotted into both animes.


If you liked one of these series then you might like the other because both serie mainly resolves around young high school students suddendly ending up taking care of young kids.  While Kurenai tends to have more action elements than Aishiteruze Baby they both tend to focus on the development of relationships between both the male lead and female lead as well as development between supporting characters.  Also each series while at times become very serious touching on some pretty deep issues that keeps the plot interesting.


their'll both about a young male teenager who ends up watching a very young girl and how they old time change if you liked Aishiteruze Baby then you should also like Kurenai

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