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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.
President of the Student Council at the almost-all-boys Seika High School, the hard-as-nails Misaki Ayuzawa works every day to make life easier on the small population of co-eds who have enrolled there. Though an unholy terror to all things male during school hours, in order to provide for her impoverished family, she secretly works after school at a maid cafe in Akihabara. However, when campus hottie Usui Takumi wanders into the restaurant during her shift, suddenly she finds her reputation in school at his mercy...
Both stories focus around hard working and determined female leads, with hints of romance and teen life.
I'm really surprised more people haven't made recommendations for these two. It has many similarities! Let’s first cover the obvious basic things they have in common: they are school-life romantic comedies that have darker undertones. Secondly, they are reverse harems with sexy guys!
As for the characters, both have strong female leads who literally work themselves to sickness. There is also a romance in both, but both the female leads don’t really focus on having a relationship.
Overall, I really do think if you enjoy one, you’d enjoy the other. Yes, Fruits Basket has a supernatural theme to it, but the general tone is the same as Maid-Sama!
If you love a good love story, some nail biteing cliff hangers and constant comedy, wou will love maid-sama. Both of these animes have comedies that will make you laugh until it hurts. Another major similarity between them is their underlying love stories. Even though Fruits Basket's love story is portrayed through small actions, Maid-Sama jumps right into the romance of laughs and kindness. If you like Fruits Basket you will love Maid-Sama!
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?
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.
Awayuki Himeno is a normal schoolgirl who is in a bind: her father’s remarriage yielded two new cruel stepsisters, and to top it off, she meets seven men who call themselves Liefe Knights. They reveal to her that she's a Pretear, someone who can lend powers to them when their powers aren’t enough to defeat the evil creatures called mayouchuu. Now, she has to fight the ambitious Fenrir, whose only purpose is to leech the life force from all living beings. Can Himeno save the world and find a way to deal with her growing feelings for one of the Liefe Knights?
Both series revolve around young ladies who keep a positive attitude no matter the situation. Each girl has her own set of family problems, but with a can do attitude, and a group of boys surrounding them, they survive and even flourish. If you love the energy and romance in one, you will surely love the other. ^^
Both main characters Himeno and Honda have unfortunate fate, but they both have very strong personalities - they always try to go on and try to understand people around them. And that's probably why they are chosen to fulfill difficult tasks. It may seem like very sad series according to my previous sentences, but both of them are also very funny. If you liked one, you would surely like the other.
Once there lived an eccentric author called Drosselmeyer who wrote grand tragedies - one of them was the tale of a prince who sealed away an evil raven by breaking his own heart into tiny pieces. However, before the story could be completed, the author died and the tale took on a life of its own. Now, in a town where fiction and reality meet, the story continues on its tragic course with Ahiru, a duck who transforms into the beautiful Princess Tutu in order to restore the prince's heart. But will Ahiru's act of love be enough to defy the story's terrible destiny and lead to a happy ending?
Princess Tutu and Fruits Basket are similar in several ways. One of these is that they each have two lead male characters that somewhat parallel each other. Yuki (Fruits Basket) and Mytho (Princess Tutu) are both sweet and kind, and Kyo (Fruits Basket) and Fakir (Princess Tutu) are tough and stubborn. These shows are also alike in that there is a well-balanced amount of comedy and drama, and they both have the same fairytale feel to them.
Well what they both have in commen is that both theme songs are sanged by the same person and the songs truely touch your heart.They are both truely amazing stories with a mysterious ending and both totally worth watching! If you love Fruit Basket then you'll love Princess Tutu and vice versa. You truely cant afford not to watch both this anime they have a wonderful plot that will make you want to keep watching.