Fruits Basket

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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.

D.N.Angel

D.N.Angel

For Niwa Daisuke, turning 14 should be accompanied by romance and the promise of new adventures into adulthood, but instead comes with a surprising revelation: all male children of the Niwa's bloodline inherit the powers (alter ego) of Dark, a phantom thief, upon their 14th birthday! Now, in addition to his ever-present quest to win the heart of his childhood friend Risa, Daisuke must commit acts of thievery (with his doppelganger Dark controlling his body), to steal mysterious pieces of art for unknown purposes. For Daisuke, his growing pains are just beginning!

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MidnightsMelody MidnightsMelody says...

Both series have are about people with secrets that they cannot let anyone know about. These secrets make it difficult to have a relationship with the other character. In both series, there are both triangles and fighting involved. Both are great series and hopefully you will like both of them too!

Sasukefanx12 Sasukefanx12 says...

If you like drama, shojo, romany girly stuff, D.N.Angel and Fruits Basket are both most definatly for you. They both revolve around cute little crushes VS true love, and the dramatic "who likes who" scenario. They both contain very bishonen characters, seeing as how the target audiance is probably teenage girls (my guess). However, behind all this nice, happy, cutsey stuff highly prevalent in both anime; they both have sort of a darker behind-the-scenes story, that doesn't fully come to frutation until the ending episodes. If you liked one of these anime, I highly suggest you give the other a try.