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Kotoko Aihara has always been in love with Naoki Irie; he’s tall, handsome, and rumored to be the most intelligent student in Japan – who wouldn’t be? Only one thing stands in the way of a relationship with Irie: Kotoko is ditzy and is at the bottom set of her school, and Irie-kun hates nothing more than ditzy, stupid girls. When disaster strikes and Kotoko is forced to move in with Irie-kun’s family, she suddenly sees her chance to bridge the gap. After all, even cool, super-intelligent guys must have a soft spot, right?
Both Itazura na Kiss and Fruits Basket start with a girl who has to move in with a guy because of extreme circumstances. The female lead in each is just a normal girl with a good heart. Both anime have a warm and fuzzy romantic style with lots of comedy.
While Fruits Basket is a more "no-kissing" anime, bot Itazura Na kiss and Fruits Basket give off a "light n happy" fuzzy-sort-of feeling while watching. Both of the main characters are sort of air headed, but both very lovable. Though Itazura Na kiss is more to the point. If you loved Fruits Basket and want an anime tha gives the same feeling (with a bit more happening!), then Itazura Na Kiss is the one!
Karin is a vampire, but as fate would have it she is a freak among her own kind; for Karin doesn’t drink the blood of her counterparts – she is cursed to be a blood maker, forcing her to inject her extra blood into her victims. What’s worse is that if she doesn’t find an outlet for the blood in time, it explodes in a massive nose bleed of impressive volume. In Karin's twisted day-going state, she finds it nearly impossible to find safe victims; so, nose bleeds are a major problem. When transfer student and new classmate Usui Kenta proves to have exactly the kind of emotions her vampire nature most enjoys, she finds herself in comedic dire straights!
Having a secret to hide from the world, both Fruits Basket and Karin explore the relationship behind one who finds out the truth. Throw in your general comedy and interesting families, and a decent storyline and you've got a match. Well worth watching.
Fruits Basket and Karin both deal with families and their magical secrets, and dealing with outsiders that stumble upon them. Both families also have access to magical memory removal, and so they touch on themes of memory as identity. Karin leans more in a shonen direction and deals with sexuality (metaphorically), while Fruits Basket is strongly shoujo and generally platonic about relationships.
Hino Kahoko is a sophomore at a high school which caters to both general students, and the musically elite. On the first day of class, Hino meets a fairy named Lili and is entrusted with a magical violin; this violin has the ability to express the music in someone’s heart, even if they do not possess the talent for playing the instrument. With the violin in her care, Hino must now compete in a musical competition, but the guilt of not having true musical talent consumes her. Lili’s dream is to bring happiness to people with music, but Hino isn’t sure she has what it takes to be the one to do it. Can Hino perservere, or will she abandon Lili’s dream?
Both of these animes feature a female character that changes the lives of male characters around her through her own example and personality. These animes are also about potential romance that will set your heart fluttering, but never quite resolve it.
In both anime theres a strong female character who isn't afraid to learn more about others and be friendly. They both have a somewhat bittersweet feeling that wretches your heart just a little but they also both contain those loving moments that shine.
Michiru has an unusual ability: she can see a dark ring around a person's neck that signifies their time to die. However, she suppressed her powers once she "saw" the deaths of her parents – until now. After accidentally seeing rings around the necks of two boys in her school, it seems that Michiru's powers are back for good. The two are zombies who are working for the secret loan office known as Zombie-Loan, and they need Michiru's help to find other zombies – those with dark black rings around their necks. Though Michiru initially refuses, due to a series of events it seems she has no choice but to comply...
Zombie-Loan reminds me of Fruits Basket mainly because Shito is a lot like Yuki and Chika is a lot like Kyo.
Two almost opposite guys who pretty much hate each other have to hang around each other and be 'friends' because of their shared bizarre existence and it's usually gets pretty violent between them.
oh and they both have a doughy and comparatively boring and useless female lead.
..but Zombie-Loan has zombies and some rather raunchy lesbian scenes so i guess there are some differences.
Both of these anime have a dynamic duo who really want to punch each other in the face. Kyo/Yuki or Shito/Chika. Their fire and ice personalities make up for some rather spectacular cat-fights (sorry, Kyo, no pun intended). On top of that, there are other character similaries between the top anime. So, zombie fighting aside, the anime could be identical.
Tsukimi is an otaku and jellyfish enthusiast whose only means of coping with the world is to reject it: she and her friends live in a house they declare a man-free zone, generally avoid 'stylish people', and spend their days blissfully bonding over geeky rituals. As misfortune would have it, their convenient existence is about to be turned on its head by the arrival of Kuranosuke, a seemingly beautiful young woman who is actually a beautiful young man. While he may be strange even by their standards, Kuranosuke embodies everything Tsukimi secretly dreams of being - a princess as ethereal as a floating jellyfish - and promises the kind of mind-boggling adventures only possible when geek meets chic!
Both Fruits basket and Kuragehime are very upbeat, hilarious, and have a great cast of different characters which many you fall in love with. Both animes have unsure heroines and a great line of supporting characters
fruits basker and kuragehime both share a common aspect of why i love them: the main character is a good person, who ultamately thinks lowly of her self. i can identify with this very well. there's a good mix of comady in both, with their dramatic moments. and, sadly, they both feel like they end way too short. kuragehime leaves you wanting more because they set up more than one problem and only solved the main one that is set up in the begunning.