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.
Keitaro Urashima is somewhat of a failure. In order to fulfill a promise he made to a girl fifteen years ago, he has tried time and again to get into Tokyo U but has never managed to pass the exam. However, fate smiles upon him and he ends up working for his aunt, managing an all-girls dorm! Living with the feral Kaolla, the timid Shinobu, the sake-loving Mitsune, the blade mistress Motoko and the punch-happy Naru, can Keitaro keep his focus and keep his promise? And will he ever end up meeting that girl from his past?
Love Hina and Fruits Basket are both romantic comedies. Being harems, in both, the main character has two people to end up with. Although not as explictly revealed in one, unlike most harems, the main characters end up with one of the two. Also, both have about the same amount of comedy in it.
Fruits Basket has a bit more magic and drama involved with it, but if you liked either one, you'll still like the other.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
It’s never easy being a transfer student, especially when transferring in the middle of the year. Certain schools have their own traditions and ways of doing things – something Kouno Tooru discovers when the student council of the Fujimori high school insists that he dress like a girl! Along with two other boys chosen for their remarkable beauty, Kouno is given the task of brightening up the dull days of an all-boys high school. The rewards offered by the student council are great, but the life of a “Princess” turns out to be more work than Kouno had bargained for...
Both series take place in schools that have a rather strange and interesting group.Funny situations is what their everyday lives consist of.If you liked Fruits Basket you'll find this anime interesting aswell.
Both Fruits Basket and Princess Princess revolve around pretty boys in unusual situations, including interesting back story (who doesn't love back story!?). Additionally, both are light hearted, fun, and a little bit off the beaten path in terms of storyline. Fruits Basket has transformations brought on by hugs, and Princess Princess has cross-dressing boys to "brighten up" the atmosphere of their all boys school. They're both a lot of fun in general, with great OP and ED songs. :)