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Having recovered from the injuries he had sustained, Zero returns to Cross Academy to resume his role as prefect. Though, not long after he resumes his role, members of the Supreme Vampire Council ambush Zero with the intent to execute him for the murder of the pureblood, Shizuka. Luckily when Kaname intervenes, he sends the council away and insists that they stay out of school affairs. However, whilst Kaname continues to hide the truth about Shizuka's death, there are others who grow suspicious of what happened that night and what the dorm president is hiding. Meanwhile, Yuuki begins to have flashbacks, leading her to investigate her blood-stained past: what will she find, and will she continue to be tempted by an offer from Kaname?
Both Vampire Knight and Fruits Basket share a few common traits. First off they both have a high school setting. It may not be the main setting for Fruits Basket but it is still strong. A single girl connects two worlds. The everyday world and a world of mystery. They also have the common setting of learning more about this mysterious lifestyle while the main female character learn about and grow to share her heart with two young men. If you are looking for something a little bit dark, a little bit mysterious, this would be a darker side to Fruits Basket.
In order to bridge the gap between humans and youkai, The Ministry of Spirit Affairs was formed. Military man Kei Agemaki is assigned to the new unit and seems to be the ideal candidate. He’s charming, polite, and a complete gentleman, but there’s just one problem: he’s absolutely terrified of spirits! When he arrives at the new headquarters, Agemaki is partnered up with a cute, yet brash, youkai named Zakuro. Now the unlikely pair must work together to solve the region’s spirit-related problems to help improve relations between humans and youkai, and maybe help Agemaki overcome his crippling fear while they’re at it.
Both are humorous with a romantic subplot. Plus if you enjoy animes that touch lightly on asian mythology adding their own twists these are good choices. There are some nice cute as well as slightly creepy minor characters in both more in Otome Youkai Zakuro than Fruits Baskets, but at later also has more humor. Also in both the main character is a girl who is scarred by the sudden lose of her mother, as well as a certain air of mystery to what is really going on.
Art college: cradle of romance, home of bittersweet moments. Takemoto is struggling to find his direction in life, while his roommates Morita and Mayama are moving confidently - or recklessly - towards their goals. Enter Hagu-chan, the childlike and beautiful prodigy whom everyone admires; and thus the love triangles begin. Together, the trio explore the pain of first love, the trials of romantic conflict, and our loyalty to those annoying people who happen to be our closest friends.
Both FB and H&C have young, sensitive characters that grow together in maturity and understanding. There are romantic undertones in both, but there is plenty of time spent in just growing up with friends you love.
There are a couple fundamental differences; Honey & Clover is college, whereas Fruits Basket is primarily high school. The difference between shojo and josei can be strong.
Uruno, a failure of a wolf, is currently traveling to find himself a new place to call home; but upon chancing across a rabbit, he attacks it only to realize that this particular rabbit is stronger than any predator! Soon afterwards he discovers that this entire forest he has come across is home to similar 'useless animals' that are atypical of their species. He decides to stick around when he meets his love interest in the form of a clumsy cheetah, and with his new friends, he meets the rest of the animals in the forest, causing much hijinx and fun in the process!
The heroine, Tsukiko, enrolled to a school that was recently changed from all-boys school to co-ed. Since the area where the school is conveniently rural and the rather exclusive curriculums the school has, up until now the heroine is the only one female who enrolled to the school.