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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...
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.
Hinamori Amu is a stylish punk rock girl who is liked and feared by her peers, but there's just one problem: she's actually a shy and quiet girl who can't seem to drop her self-fabricated facade! But when Amu finds three eggs in her bed, she had no idea her life would change forever. Out of the eggs pop Ran, Miki and Su, Amu's Guardian Charas; these being represent parts of Amu that she wishes she could be, even allowing Amu to transform into those parts at will! Now, with pressure from the other Guardians (including her crush, Hotori) to join their midst, dark sides of the psyche known as X Eggs to seal, and nefarious forces after a wish-granting egg known as the embryo, Amu's life has officially become more complicated!
I found these anime to be quite similar character-wise. Also, both of the storylines for these anime display values of being true to oneself and the value of displaying and being open with your feelings.
Amu (Shugo Chara!) and Tohru (Fruits Basket) are both girls who are determined and will never give up, no matter the circumstances. They each meet many different people and go through many different exeriences that will either make you laugh or sympathize with them.
I found Fruits Basket and Shugo Chara to both be in my top 5, top 3 even, animes. The way they roll fantasy (the transformations in both) into a light hearted, everyday way of life is truly loveable. You'll never get bored when watching the fun packed, romantic, comedic entertainment of both of these animes. When watching both of these you'll daydream about wanting to be part of their crazy, loveable worlds. There's so much about these that you'll love. No matter which one you've seen first or even if you haven't seen them yet - they're both a must see. Plus the moral behind both of the stories - about the hard life, school life, discrimination, treachery, home life, dreams, tragedies, romance, good laughs, and being who you want to be - is something that anyone and eveyone can relate to.
Both of the animes are a bit like "male harem" and have to do with the ability to switch personalities and such.
While reading "The Universe of the Four Gods", best friends Miaka and Yui are mysteriously transported into a strange world full of magic and unfamiliar faces. As if their arrival was determined by fate, Miaka is revered as the Priestess of Suzaku, the savior of their warring country, who was destined to arrived in a flash of light, from a land far away. Betrayal, love, and heartache accompany this fantasy-filled tale of friendships torn apart, and hope that never fades.
Honestly, I'm kind of surprised this isn't a more popular recommendation for each other. Perhaps it's just a gut feeling one then. I found these two shows, not similar in plot, but very similar in their methods of creating character depth and development. Though they are both reverse harem shows- looking beyond the group of bishies that surround each heroine you see that they are much more than just eye candy for the shoujo audience. These two shows sport complex characters and relationships that if you appreciated in one you will also enjoy in the other.
Fushigi yugi and fruits basket go together really well.
They're both fantasy, and they both have the single female hero, who, with the help of her friends, discovers a world of magic, mystery, and curses.
The romance in both is very close, both heros have at least 2 love interests, a little hint of gender bending, and even some fight scenes in each one.
If you like one, I definatley reccomend the other!
The characters in Fruits Basket and Fushigi Yugi, with their different personalities, are unforgettable. Fruits Basket deals with the twelve animals of the zodiac and the curse placed upon them, while Fushigi Yugi is a story of a priestess who is trying to find the seven Celestial warriors to unlock the power to save Konan. The heroines of the series, Tohru (Fruits Basket) and Miaka (Fushigi Yugi), both have similar personalities to one another. Both series also have surprisingly sad moments and a dramatic plot line that explores the characters' pasts.
Both stories involve a female character influencing the lives of many people in a better way by changing cold hearts into loving ones.Fushigi Yuugi changes the world she is sent to while Tohru changes the Sohma family.
Yui Kusanagi discovers a mighty sword that transports her to another world. There, this ordinary high school girl finds herself face-to-face with the mighty Greek god Zeus, who has an unusual request: remain in the dimension he has created and attend a school of legendary proportions. Zeus acts as dean for a school of young, misguided gods. The bond between humans and gods has weakened, and it is now up to Yui to teach the gods about love and what it means to be human.
So I am going with the whole love angle of both sides/ reverse harm as a reason of recommendation though in fruit basket their was really only one love competetor (lets be honest the rat had no chance it was all about the cat). Also, both have a sense of magic with fruit basket being based around the zodiac representations while kamigami no asobi being gods so a similar feel of mystical beings around a human girl. They both dabble in school themes of setting and are some of my favourite animes enjoy ^^.
They're both reverse harem animes to begin with. Even though the stories don't have much in common, both girls (main characters) have the same 'power' or 'ability' to change or influence their friends and help them to face their fears or overcome their problems. They're both really good animes, I also recommend to read Fruits Basket manga.
One plain human girl who have to teach about love some upernatural beings. Not romantic love, but LOVE.
Similar themes between Fruits Basket and Kamigami no Asobi: Multiple attractive men romantically interested in one girl, a determined female protagonist aiming to help them (no matter the cost), and supernatural themes (Kamigami no Asobi involving mythological gods made human, and Fruits Basket involving men who become animals of the zodiac as the result of a curse). In both anime you will find a simplistic but likable protagonist, where most of the plot focus is going to be on the leading men. The main difference comes in scale- Kamigami no Asobi's finale has a lot more at stake, and it comes across as a much larger impact. In Fruits Basket, you'll find that the slice-of-life feel carries through a lot more, and it's a more personal ending. If you enjoy one, you might enjoy the other.
Hibiki is unemployed, unmotivated, and out of luck. But it seems his luck just might change: a nearby school is looking for qualified instructors, but there's a catch.. females only! With rent looming around the corner and the landlord threatening to cook the dog if you don't pay up, what's a guy to do? Become a woman, of course. Watch Hibiki as he blunders his way through embarassing situations, under the close scrutiny of the headmaster's gaze and his female students' admiration.
Both are fun comedy romances. A must see for those hiding a softer side.
If you enjoy high school drama with a twist then these shows are for you. Both of them have very emotionally driven plots, all kinds of zany characters, and something a little more... odd.
I can't put my finger on the connection here, but I can feel it. Maybe it's the atmosphere, or the "forbidden love" thing... I know that no anime have brought me closer to tears than these two. Well, Haibane Renmei sort of did, but in a different way.