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Fruits Basket

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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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My favourites GiraffeOfSirius 38 Apr 13, 2014
Good anime Kraskie 71 Apr 13, 2014
Best Comedy/Romance Anime polycutie 18 Apr 12, 2014
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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

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

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.

Zombie-Loan

Zombie-Loan

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...

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nomii

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.

hamletsmage

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. 

Air Movie

Air Movie
  • Movie (1 ep x 95 min)
  • 2005

Legend tells of a winged beauty who was so feared that she was confined to a palace, never to leave its gates alive. She lived a life of solitude until one day love entered her life; but as cruel fate would have it, the more the young woman loved, the closer she came to her death. For young Misuzu, researching the tragic tale of the winged one was only the beginning of her summer’s journey; a journey that would be filled with the discovery of love, the pain of loss, and the exploration of the human heart.

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wolfangel87

The dramatic atmosphere presented in both Fruits Basket and the Air Movie is seen in how the main characters interact with one another. Both have sad parts throughout and deal with issues such as solitude and what cruel fate can bestow on someone. The main characters go through a journey of trials and tribulations trying to overcome what is destined for their futures and try to make their curses something more than a hindrance.

Angel Tales

Angel Tales

Goro Mutsumi is a young man that never seems to catch a break; he has a hard time keeping a job, has horrible luck, and continuously finds himself in bad circumstances.  However, things change one day when he comes home - having been fired yet again - and finds three young girls sitting in his apartment. They're the reincarnated angels of his deceased pets, and they're here to turn his luck around given how well he treated them in their past lives. While the idea sounds like a godsend, things don't go quite according to plan; the angels tend to cause more harm than good, and twelve altogether end up joining Goro's cramped household! In addition to learning how to co-exist with his newly acquired roommates, Goro must also defend them and himself against four sacred beasts who are after him for mysterious reasons. One thing's for certain: Goro's life will never be the same!

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lantis
Another anime featuring the whole animal menagerie. A bit different, but its heart is in the right place.

Ashita no Nadja

Ashita no Nadja

Cheerful, optimistic Nadja is one of many English orphans living in the quaint Applefield Orphanage. Yet one fateful day, when the orphange is attacked by men looking for her mother's brooch, Nadja learns that her mother may still be alive after all. Hoping to protect the rest of the inhabitants of Applefield and to escape her would-be captors, Nadja runs away from the orphanage and joins the Dandelion Troupe -- a traveling band of circus performers. Filled with the greatest hope, Nadja's grand adventure begins in a search for her mother and her own identity...

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seasong

Ashita and Tohru have very similar, upbeat outlooks on life. In both series the girls face dramatic trials and answer them with love and affection. This makes the feel of both Animes very similar, and anyone who enjoyed one will appreciate the other!