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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.

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Manga Name Year Relation More Info
Fruits Basket 1998 Original Manga
Name Role
Akemi HAYASHI Character Design
Akitaro DAICHI Director
Jun ABE Music
Natsuki TAKAYA Original Manga Creator
Masami YANAGIHARA Producer

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Title Author Score Date
Fruits Basket acidstreaks 10/10 Jan 21, 2014
Fruits Basket kisa15 8/10 Dec 14, 2013
Fruits Basket happyanifriend 10/10 Nov 29, 2013
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Nejkvalitnější anime Helizns 8 Jul 11, 2014
Anime I want to Watch/Finish Ladydeath777 14 Jul 3, 2014
Anime on FUNimation Tsukihime 93 Jul 1, 2014
SquidSquad dropped Fruits Basket
katechan1 watched Fruits Basket at 26 of 26 episodes
SillyDaydreamer rated the Fruits Basket anime 2.5/5 stars
SillyDaydreamer rated the Fruits Basket anime 2.5/5 stars
SillyDaydreamer watched Fruits Basket at 26 of 26 episodes

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Seto no Hanayome

Seto no Hanayome

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!

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foltor

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.

MalteseFalcon

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.

hamletsmage

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.

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Skip Beat!

Skip Beat!

Kyoko moves to the big city with the prince of her dreams Shotaro; he wants to make it big in the entertainment business, so she works hard at many different jobs to support him as he achieves his dream. However, one day, Kyoko accidentally discovers the horrible truth: the love of her life thinks of her as a 'plain and boring woman!' Outraged, Kyoko swears revenge – she will make it even bigger than Shotaro in the entertainment world. The only question is, how will she fulfill her desire?

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AirCommodore

The personalities of Fruits Basket's Tohru and Skip Beat's Kyoko aren't outwardly similar, but they're both incredibly driven independant girls whose parents are out of the picture, and who place and enormous emphasis on friendship.

Both series are exquisitely-crafted, with a perfect balance between heartwarming and hilarious. If you're a fan of the shoujo genre, or just romantic comedies in general, and you liked one, you would definately like the other.

sarrysar09

Both anime feature young women who strive to succeed in adversity. One girl overcomes lonliness while another overcomes hatred and betrayal. You can't help but cheer for both of them and feel good as they succees!!

LunarJelly

It's a really good anime and if you like a bit of Romance with Comedy then you'll love this anime.

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Special A

Special A

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?

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Zlant

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.

penkaur

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!

AnimeLove25

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!

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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

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

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.

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
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

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).