Fruits Basket

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Gakuen Alice

Gakuen Alice

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!

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avidkid10 avidkid10 says...

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.

animegal33 animegal33 says...

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.

Szwagier Szwagier says...

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.

Nymn Nymn says...

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.

angelbunny angelbunny says...

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.

weemee weemee says...

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!

Essenceesse Essenceesse says...

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.

Ai Yori Aoshi

Ai Yori Aoshi

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?

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LastKiss LastKiss says...

Both anime are fun, light Romancy-Comedies, for those of us hopelessly in love with love.

sublime sublime says...

Slow burning romantic stories both. Although with Fruits Basket having the added comedy edge with the Zodiac animal changes. Both are light hearted and easy going watchables

kamirura kamirura says...

sugar... sweeeet... you wanna die of sweetness? If you're looking for something to continue with after Fruit Basket, I truly recommend Ai Yori Aoshi. This is anothe really cute and funny love story. A typical romance anime that got abit of everything. Really wonderful to watch be sure to check it out!

avidkid10 avidkid10 says...

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.

kerokittyify kerokittyify says...

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.

Air

Air

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...

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XMrNiceguyX XMrNiceguyX says...

Both series share a certain lightheartedness which changes into something more sad and depressing later on. You can as wlel see the magic theme back in both of them. I must say that I ersonally found Fruits Basket the more hilarious one of the two. (Also: Fruits Basket is one girl - lots of boys, while Air TV is one guy - lots of girls.)

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

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.

RevIeryPone RevIeryPone says...

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.

animegal33 animegal33 says...

These are both pretty light series. They both have sad parts, but they also have happy themes like love and magic.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

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.

Angelic Layer

Angelic Layer

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...

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Tasuki Tasuki says...

Misaki from Angelic Layer and Honda from Fruits Basket both have a very kind and passionate nature. Even tho the settings of these animes are very different, both characters subconsciously help other people to see their errors and help them to overcome their struggles in life. If you like one you will like the other. Just hold your tissues ready because both animes have dramatic scenes that climax in the end.

soccerdory soccerdory says...

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! =]

chuckylover911 chuckylover911 says...

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.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

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.

School Rumble

School Rumble

Tenma Tsukamoto is young, bright, and smitten with the school hottie Oji Karasuma. She's desperate for his attention, which is unfortunate considering he barely gives her the time of day! Throw Kenji Harima, the school delinquent with a crush on Tenma into the mix and you've got one twisted love triangle of unrequited proportions! Can love find the trio happiness before their attention-grabbing stunts end up hurting more than their egos?

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Himitsu Himitsu says...

Aside from having adorable character design and wonderful colours, Fruits Basket and School Rumble approach humour in the same style. There's a variety of characters and they all have bounds of energy. Both series have romance, but execute it differently. School Rumble initiates through love chasings, Fruits Basket brings it in subtly through character depth.

risuta risuta says...

Fruits Basket and School Rumble are two romance-comedy-school life anime! They are both about love and misunderstandings, careless moments of one's school life and how to overcome minor problems (from being caught up in a funny romance trio, to being in a family where a hug might turn you into an animal!).

eaper eaper says...

These series each have a slight romantic nature hidden behind piles of romance and a few deeper, more serious topics (although, the serious topics are more so in the latter School Rumble titles and OVAs).

kennyftw kennyftw says...

Fruits basket. and School rumble. are both random funny romantic comedys. they both center around a girl who is very kind hearted and caring. each anime has a little romance in it School rumble. more then fruits basket. if you like fruits basket you should like school rumble too both amazing animes.