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Nakahara Sunako, a high school girl whose interests include horror movies, coffins and gore, is sent by her aunt to live in an extravagant mansion with four ridiculously handsome boys. As if living with these “radiant creatures” who give her constant nosebleeds isn’t hard enough, she soon discovers that the boys have made a bet with her aunt: in exchange for free rent, they will try to mold Sunako into a magnificent lady. As someone who has cast aside all her femininity and sworn to live in darkness, Sunako is ready to do whatever it takes to nullify these efforts; but is there a way for the creatures of darkness and light to coexist?
If you liked Fruits Basket, you'd also like YNSH because they are both reverse harem anime.
Just as Fruits Basket is filled with developed characters that are incredibly likeable, so is Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge. The story is funny yet touching at the same time, and it makes you feel for the heroine as much as it makes you feel for Tohru in Fruits Basket. This series is all around great; it will make you laugh and make you cry without going over the top.
Both Fruits basket and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge deal with a girl having to live with one of the main characters(the girl) having to move in with guys, and they all have alot of secrets, its alot like Fruits Basket.
Both Fruits Basket and Yamato Nadeshiko Shichi Henge deal with teens in some kind of delicate situation or extraordinary position, who deal with it in a hilarious way. At the same time, they have angst-filled stories who get revealed and make the characters more than funny persons doing funny stuff.
If you liked Yamato/Fruits Basket you will like this because both animes have funny yet deep characters that have been developed really well.both animes have a light and funny tone to it, but have an interesting story and background in it.
fruits basket and the wallflower are plotwise not really similar but they're both funny and again it's a reversed harem..
kyouhei from the wallflower is similar to kyo from fruits basket!! and they also have similar names!! ;) they both want their own ways and are hot headed and they cannot really show any emotions but when it comes to someone hurting the girl they like they lose it!
watch both it's really worth your time!
Bishounen with interesting pasts? Check. Mentions of the occult? Check. Plot that gets lost in some of the antics? Check.
While the female leads are definitely different, they both end up doing the housework for their respective bishounens. While school antics play some part of these animes, they tend to be more focused on developing the characters.
The 'girl in the sky' is a legend passed down through the ranks of one special family. Armed with the magical puppet skills he learned from his mother, Yukito Kunisaki follows in her footsteps, traveling from place to place, ever searching for that girl in the sky, ever chasing after that legend. His journeys have led him to a small costal town where he meets a girl that has a peculiar interest in him - could she be the one? As events slowly start to unfold in front of his very eyes, Yukito finds himself amidst a story that spans a thousand summers...
Both Air and Fruits Basket deal with an undercurrent of love in them. There are sad parts in each, but both strive to warm the heart.
I always believed that both animes have a very similar flow. Both begin as very light-hearted, funny, and entertaining in that sense, but as the story continues, and as the viewer becomes more involved, it takes a turn for tear-jerking tragedy (especially in Air). In the end, however, despite the tears, we learn that no matter who you are, there is someone with love for you, and it can come from the most unexpected places.
These are both pretty light series. They both have sad parts, but they also have happy themes like love and magic.
Both of these anime have an ancient secret to thank for most of the plot. Most of the anime is about developing the characters instead of action. There is also an emphasis on family ties in both.
Aoi Sakuraba, heir to the Sakura department store, has only one thing on her mind-- her beloved. Betrothed from a very young age, she has been in love with him, Kaoru Hanabishi, ever since. After Kaoru left his family, their bethrothal was nullified. Aoi sets out to find him. Will they be able to stand against the barriers that will try to keep them apart?
Both Fruits Basket and AYA are centered around family relationships. The relationships drive the story, but not from the forefront. Look for the drama as a major factor behind all of the laughs, but remember to laugh because while both of these series will have their dramatic moments, they are still funny in their own right.
I think the strength and depth of the main characters in both series will appeal to anyone who likes the other. There is a bit of slap stick, a touch of dry comedy, a fair share of over the top characters thrown in, but they enhance more than detract from the development of what is an excellent story line.
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...
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 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.
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.
Misaki Suzuhara is a young girl who traveled to Tokyo to live with a relative, but ended up becoming involved in the greatest game of all time: Angelic Layer! In this fast-paced competition, players customize dolls and fight them in arenas of all sizes, hoping to gain experience and perhaps win the greatest tournament of them all! With new friends to meet and new enemies to defeat, the best time of Misaki's life seems to be just beginning. Join Misaki as she struggles to be the best, even in the face of overwhelming odds...
Both series have strong female protaginsts who both never give up no matter the circumstances. They are independent, and always truly nice to everyone. They try to make the best out of all situations, and put on a smiling face no matter how much they are hurting. Both series have a little romance too which is always a nice added bonus. I truly think if you loved one, you'll love the other! =]
Both Animes have a gentle nature around them. But, The charectors emotions run very deep and have complex chldhoods. Difficult relationships. Angelic Layer is more childish in a sence... While Fruits Basket is more eery and dark due to the tragic events.
Both Fruits Basket and Angelic Layer are geared towards a younger type of audience, however, there are some deep emotional connections and issues that the characters have to deal with in both. Each of the series takes on a more mature approach to a kids perspective on life and how they are able to grow from experiences they have had to deal with. Both of the main heroines have a very kind and nurturing personality always surrounded by lots of other people and trying to take care of everyone else.