Fruits Basket

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Gravitation

Gravitation

As a member of a musical duo on the verge of making it into show business, Shindou Shuichi has a lot on his mind -- especially since he writes the songs for his Bad Luck band. His life gets no less hectic when he bumps into Yuki Eiri, a successful yet cynical author extraordinaire, who immediately insults Shuichi’s lyrics upon reading them. Seeking him out to demand an apology, Shuichi nevertheless sees other facets of Eiri’s personality. Can he accept the fact that he might be developing feelings for the novelist who discredited his work on their first meeting?

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sothis sothis says...

Though completely different in plot, both share an endearing quality coupled with occasional romance (more so in Gravitation's case) and chibified humor. Try it on for size.

RevIeryPone RevIeryPone says...

Both Gravitation and Fruits Basket are aimed at teenaged girls, so they both have similar atmospheres. There's plenty of light-hearted comedy, romance, and fluff mixed with plenty of tear-jerking sadness (that stems from the characters' sad and tragic pasts), which leaves you sympathizing with the characters (although Fruits Basket is darker in that sense).

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya

The eccentric Suzumiya Haruhi wants nothing more than to meet aliens, time travelers and espers… but she’ll have to settle for the everyday Kyon instead! Along with the mysterious Itsuki and the vacant Mikuru, the duo forms the SOS Brigade – a club whose mission is to discover the mysteries of the world. Armed with a razor sharp wit and a skill for manipulation, Haruhi will stop at nothing to have fun at all costs, even at the expense of Mikuru’s dignity!

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JustAbigail JustAbigail says...

Both TMoHS and Fruits Basket center around characters whose lives have changed significantly due to an unusual girl becoming involved with them. Both overall have a nice mix of comedy and drama (though Fruits Basket is generally more serious than Haruhi), a main character who -will- win you over and an ending that manages to be satisfying but leaves enough things in the air that more episodes can easily be added.

hamletsmage hamletsmage says...

A normal person faced with extraodrinary circumstances, and takes it in stride. Add in some school-time antics, festivals, and an interesting cast. If you like one, you'll like the other.

My-Hime

My-Hime

Guided by a star only they can see, a group of maidens known as HiMEs have begun to gather at Fuuka Academy. These young women have been endowed with dangerous supernatural powers that they can use to their heart's content, but there's a price: to wield them, they must put their most important thing on the line. Now, in the midst of school work and friendships, they find themselves caught in the midst of strange conspiracies seemingly related to the terrifying monsters that attack them. Is the power of the HiMEs strong enough to save themselves and the ones they love?

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JustAbigail JustAbigail says...

Both shows have a completely half-and-half blend of comedy and drama, an enthralling storyline, and very likeable main-characters. Both sometimes take place in a high-school setting, and the later half of My-HiME and all of Fruits Basket have a strong focus on human relationships, whether the relationship is one where the characters are lovers, friends or rivals.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

There are strong ties with human relationships and how the characters act around each other in Fruits Basket and My-Hime. The characters have to relive the hardships of their pasts while dealing with the hard realizations of the future.

Peach Girl

Peach Girl

Momo is loud, shallow, a player, a betrayer, and one to best stay away from -- or at least, that's the misconception people have when they see her makeup, bleached hair and suntanned skin. In reality, Momo just wants the same friends, hobbies and crushes any girl her age would like. However, when her only friend starts spreading rumours about her, her boyfriend starts to doubt her, and the most popular boy in school starts to take a more then friendly interest in her, she'll have much more to worry about than just her appearance!

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

There is a love triangle with a twist in both Fruits Basket and Peach Girl. Which guy the main character will choose is always a hard decision to make. They also both deal with high school issues and problems, and are both a reverse harem anime.

snowapple snowapple says...

The most obvious similarity between the two series is that they are both reverse harem anime (in which the female lead has two or more men vying for her attention and affection). Additionally, both stories focus upon a self-conscious, naive female in search of love and acceptance.

Mahoraba ~Heartful Days~

Mahoraba ~Heartful Days~

Shiratori Ryushi is a young man who wants nothing more than to be a children’s book author. To accomplish his goal he moves to an old-style apartment in the middle of Tokyo, and at first, his humble abode seems heaven-sent… but not for long! In addition to meeting Aoba Kozue, his good-hearted landlady who isn’t entirely what she seems to be, Ryushi discovers that he has a whole cast of crazy neighbors to handle! What started out a dream has turned into a nightmare of chaotic proportions. Can Ryushi survive his stay in Tokyo?

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phelkis phelkis says...

I've heard both Fruits Basket and Mahoraba ~Heartful Days~ referred to as "feel good anime". While watching each, and often even after, you have a hard time describing what it was about, or why you liked it so much, but one thing remains the same, it made you smile and it made you feel happy while watching it.

stardf29 stardf29 says...

These two series are quite similar in many ways. Both feature a main character who comes to live and/or interact with a large cast of eccentric people. Both series are also quite comedic, though with some tragic undertones (these undertones come out earlier and are more prevalent in Fruits Basket). And both series are heartwarming shows about the joys of life even when life isn't the best it can be.