Tohru Honda is a compassionate girl who is down on her luck. Her mother having recently died, she has been forced to camp out in the woods for shelter. However, things start to turn around once she is invited to live with class hunk Yuki Sohma and his family... but all is not as it seems! Yuki's family is burdened with a dark curse which causes them to turn into the animals of the Chinese zodiac once hugged by a member of the opposite sex... and Honda may be the only one who can help them.
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.
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.
While visiting his hometown, junior high school student Michishio Nagasumi's life was changed forever when he nearly drowned. Though he was saved by a mermaid named San, there’s a catch -- her family is part of a merfolk mafia, and they abide by a strict rule: If a mermaid is discovered by a man, either he or the mermaid must die. That is, unless the man marries into the family! Faced with such a decision, Nagasumi can only oblige their customs and become a "happy" newlywed. Now, with a new school year around the corner, Nagasumi must find a way to deal with his new bride, keep her true nature a secret, and most importantly, escape inevitable death at the hands of San's over-protective father’s gang!
Both Seto no Hanayome and Fruits Basket deal with the troubles of magical people who suffer from involuntary transformation trying to lead normal lives while keeping their condition a secret. They also share a similarly wacky, slapstick sense of humor, and several overarching plot traits.
Fruits Basket and Seto no Hanayome both deal with families who transform under certain circumstances, while having to keep it secret and still interact with the world at large. In each series, an individual is chosen to share this secret. Slapstick comedy, of course, ensues.
Both of these animes involve a protagonist that is suddenly living with people that have family secrets involving transformation. Their job, of course, it to make sure no one else finds out. This leads to underlying romance, slapstick comedy, and generally awkward moments.
Ever since their first meeting at six years old, Hikari Hanazono has struggled to defeat her rival Kei Takashima at anything, whether it be athletics or academics. To date she has proven unsuccessful, resulting in Kei constantly referring to her as "second place." In reality, Kei has been in love with Hikari for quite some time, but Hikari remains completely oblivious to the fact. Now, as the top two students in a prestigious academy, the duo continues their long-running competition as part of the school's elite class of seven, the Special A. Will Hikari ever surpass Kei... or realize that he loves her?
Both, Special A and Fruits Basket, share a main character,Tohru in Fruits Basket and Hikari in Special A, who would do anything to make their friends or complete stranger feel better no matter the situation. Also both girls share the same innocent personality. The similarity between them makes it that watching both gives the same feeling to the viewer.
Both Fruits Basket and Special A has a main character who attracts people around them for various reasons. Their setting is also very similar, but the former has much more mystery than the other and the characters are definitely more round.
Although they both contain comic elements, Fruits Basket is absolutely the funniest and most amusing anime series that I have ever seen! I was literally laughing out loudly while watching it.
The anime Special A is much more romantic, but read Fruits Basket anime - then the table turns around!
After I finished watching Special A, I went straight to watching Fruits Basket! Special A is really good! Really romantic! The guys are hot and the story line is awesome! I highly recommend you watch Special A!