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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.
Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?
Great love story, more serious and more emotional.
The character in both series go through a fairly similar phase emotionally. They are trying to come to grips with themselves for themselves and their loved ones or at least the people they admire. Kare Kano takes a more serious stance as it progresses but if you liked the emotion portayed in Fruits Basket you'll love Kare Kano
The comedy is similar in both, although Kare Kano sticks a little more to reality in the everyday situations. The backstories of the characters are compelling in both, and similarly create depth for the cast.
Nao and Uehara are two teens in an unlikely situation -- they've accidentally signed a lease for the same apartment! As time passes, they inevitably became a couple, and share the joys and hardships of living together day by day. Things take a turn for the worse when Nao forgets Uehara's 16th birthday! Can their relationship be saved? Or is this happy couple doomed for failure?
For a much shorter, more relationship-based viewing, check out Good Morning Call OVA. Cute, kawaii humor similar to Fruits Basket, but in general, is a fun tale of a girl and her bumbling ways in a relationship. ;)
Both series revolve around the sometimes awkward and misread relationships of young people. While Fruits Basket is obviously more in-depth due to its longer format, Good Morning Call is definitely worth a watch as well for its short, sweet storyline.
What happens when teenagers are thrown into a turbulent high school setting? Relationship problems galore! Fruits Basket takes a more innocent turn on problems with relationships and is not the main focus of the series; however, Good Morning Call deals with relationship problems throughout its one episode of airing - it's a great show to watch if you do not have a great deal of time.