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Cross Academy is a school with a difference: in a unique and experimental setup designed by the headmaster, it has a Day Class consisting of ordinary humans and a Night Class filled with vampires. Yuki Cross and her friend Zero Kiryu are school prefects whose job it is to make sure the secret of the Night Class is always safe; they patrol the school grounds at night and supervise the switchover of classes at dawn and dusk to prevent any 'accidents' from happening. While Zero is suspicious of vampires and hates the idea of sharing the same space as them, Yuki admires the Night Class for their beauty and sophistication; she is especially intrigued by their charming leader, Kaname, because he once saved her life. However, as Yuki quickly learns, not all vampires are amiable like the Night Class, and as terrible events unfold, Yuki must ask herself whether in a world where vampires are the hunters and humans are the prey, peaceful coexistence can really be achieved.
The plot of both series are quite different, but in both series, the female lead is liked by two boys. The female lead whats both of them to get along but the two boys don't get along well even if the situation has nothining to do with the female lead. In both, the boys try to get along for the female leads sake, but they have issues against the other that are hard to overcome. Aside from this, both female leads are also shown to have a tragic past, but it only encourages them to view things in a more positive way.
In both series there is the story of an outcast, who fits in at neither 'side', who is having troubles with himself and that of a good girl with her own past trying to help him at all costs. There is also the cool, mysterious guy including fangirls and many other characters that are comparable. In the plot, one can also see similarities in the fact that there's a group that must remain a secret to all of the outside world.
Both stories are entangled with mystery and love. There is a darkness that lurks in the shadows but in the end what makes the difference is love.
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.
Even though Vampire Knight may be a bit more mature than Fruits Basket, they are both a drama with a dramatic love story.
i find these two animes are alike because they both have love triangles in them. the plot line and setting is different. but if it’s the love triangle that you like about vampire knight/ fruit basket I think you would like the other anime.
these anime are aimed at the same audience and both deal with love and supernatural matters. Both are very enjoyable!
I agree but I would have to say Vampire Knight has much more romancey feelings and situations than Fruits Baskets. Both have drama that has to do with the characters pasts and how they attempt to try to continue moving forward. Both lead females could be considered "airy" but Tohru is a bit more on the airy side than Yuki. If I had to compare guys, I'd say Kaname is like Yuki, Zero would be like Kyo.
Both anime have a sort of love triangle situation. Fruits Baket is in some ways much lighter and maybe sweeter. Both have to do with supernatural things. If you liked one I'm pretty sure you like the other!
Tomoya Okazaki is a third-year high school student who is generally bored with life and doesn't take his studies, future, or anything else seriously. One day, however, he meets a lonely-looking girl in the school courtyard, Nagisa Furukawa. She explains to him the source of her loneliness: she had missed a lot of the previous school year and thus is repeating her third year; everybody that she knew has already graduated, and she is lonely. Tomoya is rather indifferent at first, but decides that he has nothing better to do and spends increasingly more time helping Nagisa restore the school drama club. As his relationship with Nagisa grows, Tomoya begins to open up to various other people around the school as well...
It's hard to describe, but I found Fruits Basket and CLANNAD to have a very similar feel to them. Both are fairly lighthearted with an almost half-and-half blend of drama and comedy. The drama is very sentimental and the comedy revolves around the characters' antics, and neither relies on dirty jokes or references to other anime series. Both take place at the main character's high school a fair amount, and both deal with similar themes: friendship, family and acceptance. There are also some very, very light romantic undertones between characters here and there. If you like one, it's *very* likely that you'll like the other.
Fruits basket and Clannad both deal with similar themes and they compliment each other nicely. Either involve harem or reverse harems. Both involve a central character (Tohru from fruits basket and Okazaki from Clannad) who grows from there experience with others as well as helping others grow. Both series have excellent character development and a wonderful dramatic comedy with a little bit of romance sprinkled in.
Both series have similar feels to them and if you like one it’s a near guarantee you will like the other.
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Then both Clannad and Fruit Basket fit the deal. With the delicate blend of sheer outrageous comedy and then incredibly serious scenes, both series manage to pull this off. Through in a good soundtrack, characters and animation makes it possible for you to be able to watch one as easily as the other.
Fruits Basket and Clannad are both high school comedy-dramas with subtle romantic undertones which deal with themes of developing emotional intimacy and finding a sense of belonging. I find them both higly uplifting and rewatchable.
The comedy in Fruits Basket is a bit more broad and slapstick while Clannad is more bizarre and esoteric. Fruits Basket also has some rather dark aspects as the plot unfolds, whereas Clannad (as of episode 15) is pretty consistently optimistic. Fruits Basket is also more focused on the development of its three core characters and only strays from them for brief intervals, but Clannad spends several episodes at a time in a subplot exploring the issues of one of the secondary characters.
I would reccomend this because both series have a similar type of humor and are definitely fun to watch. Clannad has a more supernatural feel to it while Fruits Basket is more down to earth.
Fruits Basket and Clannad are two of the most touching anime I've taken the time to watch this year. Both have sweet characters who are thrust together by destiny. Although Fruits Basket is more light hearted, both share a mild exploration of the supernatural, and both have some touching moments.
Clannad is the deeper of the two, with some honest tear jerking scenes, but if you're not ready to get into the heady undertow of that show, or if you've just gotten out of it, Fruits Basket will be a welcome bastion.
These series each have a rather moving and emotional story surrounded by a large amount of comedy and some romance. Clannad is more romantic and slightly less episodic in nature, though.
It's strange to suggest but true. Each one is based around a cheerful girl who doesn't want to hurt anyone around her.
The overall view on characters can also compare. A wide variety of different personalities.
You'll know when you realize that you've been cheering for the main characters throughout each series from beginning to end.
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.
I think you will like Full Moon wo Sagashite if you liked Fruits Basket because it has the same sort of jokes and it's also very sad in some parts. It's a beautiful anime with the same feeling as Fruit Basket.
Fruits Basket and Full Moon are filled with tragedy, but ultimately, both stories are incredibly uplifting. Also, Furuba's Tohru and Full Moon's Mitsuki have similar personalities; each girl is a very positive, inspiring, likable character.
Both Fruits Basket and FMoS are cute series in which the heroes always protect the naïve heroines. The sweet & goofy atmospheres are also very pleasant and funny, but the anime also have serious parts which will make you wonder about the true motives of the different characters.
they are both a fun anime with loveable charicters and if you like the whole thing about people that are animal-ish, then you would like both! plus they are both very funny and get a little more seriouse at the end (although fruits basket more than full moon)
You can't help but cheer for the protagonists as they work hard to overcome hardships. In Full Moon you want to see the poor sick girl achieve her dreams and become a singer. In Fruits basket you want to see Tohru break the curse and become happy living with the sohmas.
Both anime have the same mood and the same optimistic manner of thinking and acting. Main characters are like sisters, with a tragedy behind, but still kind, helpful and loving.
Full Moon being my very first real anime I started watching and Fruits Basket the first one I sat the whole thing through, (and thoroughly enjoyed), I found an easy transition between the two due to their similarities. The same type of humour, jokes and the art quality really make these two stand out. If you like one, I strongly suggest you try the other.
Ever since they met, emotionless Hotaru and ditzy Mikanhave been best friends, and are virtually inseparable-- that is, until Hotaru is invited to attend a strange school far away, a school for those who have special abilities known as "Alice". Unable to be separated from her friend, Mikan soon sets out on a mission to find her. After traveling to a city far away, she finds Hotaru at last, but gets much more than she bargained for. Now, she is lost in a school full of kids with strange powers, unusual animals, and has secured an immediate rivalry with the toughest little punk in town!
Fruits Basket and Gakuen Alice feature strange characters that bring the laughs coming. Fruits Basket keeps you entertained to the end due to its characters with odd afflictions, and Gakuen Alice is a crack up due to the talents of its little kids. Both anime feature okay animation and music, but the stories are more important. Enjoy watching them.
Both Gakuen Alice and Fruits Basket have very intersting and creative plots that keep you watching. You never know what will happen next in Fruits Basket and in Gakuen Alice the students' unique magical abilities are interesting. Both stories have alot to do with friendships and how they grow over time. Both series also have a strong-willed female protagonist. Although they are very different story lines, if you liked one, I think you should definately try the other.
Both series have a theme of extremely cheerful and optimistic main heroine meeting some guys with serious attitude problems and dark secrets, that are being healed by staying near here through the series.
Although this recommendation is more apt towards the manga, which is definitely deeper and explores more content, is can still apply to the anime. Both, at first glance seem to mostly potray a comic and cutesy type shoujo with some sweet moments and romance here and there. It's funny but it's the humour that actually shades off just how deep, dark and complicated some relationships, characters and plots actually are. They both will always remain among my top 5 favourite series.
In both Fruits Basket and Gakuen Alice the main character is down on her luck in a world that she does not quite belong in. And yet, somehow the protagonist pushes forward through her struggles with extreme positivity like a shining light in the darkness.
i guarentee that if you love on you will ove the other!
* both main characters share the lonliness of their parents beig dead (or for mikan thinking both are)
*they share a 3 way love intrest - the nice guy and the troubled teen
*both girls are extremely determended not to give in!
Tohru and Mikan are very optimistic, happy, and life-changing characters. Both triumph over bad with good and brighten the lives of the people around them.
Ranma, raised to be a man among men, has a bit of a problem: he is half woman! While training in China he fell into a strange magic spring at Jusenkyo. Now, he is eternally cursed to change into a beautiful woman whenever he is hit by cold water, but that may be the least of his problems; his father has betrothed him to marry! There's never a dull day for Ranma as he attempts to find a cure for his curse, train to become stronger, and grapple with the fact that half of himself may be more feminine than his fiancée!
What Fruits Basket does for angst and romance, Ranma 1/2 does for romance and humor. Both anime feature strange situations, people that turn into animals, curses, and genderbenders (though the latter is quite literal). While Ranma 1/2 features much more fighting than Fruits Basket, in the end they are both beautiful love stories with equal helpings of humor, romance, and angst.
Fruits Basket and Ranma 1/2 are both anime with characters who change into animals. Also, Tohru Honda and Ranma have histories that allow them to intermingle with the world around them.
lots of romance, lots of transformations, lots of animals and a hell of a lot of humour make these two animes very similar. You'l either love both or neither.
Both of these anime feature teenagers that transform into animals. On top of that they both have romance and love triangle elements, often verging on harem. While Fruits basket is more serious and has a continuous plot they share a similar style of humour and explore many of the same themes.