If you liked the Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play anime, the Anime-Planet community thinks you'd like:
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 heroines in Fushigi Yugi and Pretear have a partner who has a cold and grumpy facade but actually is very warm and gentle at their core . Both guys harsh most of the time to the heroines. So if you like that love-hate relationship where the heroine is often times the one who comes out stupid (^__^), careless and very cute/charming, I recommend these series.
I think Fushigi Yugi and Pretear are very similar, minus the time travel element I suppose. Attractive boys protect a girl with undiscovered abilities, and there is a girl who is willing to rise to the occasion.
These two anime are the same in the basic structure; characters transcend worlds, and everyday girls accept responsibilities and become extraordinary heroines. Both Miaka and Himeno have that off-beat character design that makes them achieve for goals we see aren't in reach; for instance Himeno's existence in the upper class family and Miaka's entrance into an elite high school. Then, we see them becoming lovely maidens with servants to help and be protected by. And of course, the love affair between servant and master is always a juicy one.
Both animes have a heroine who is asked to take on a responsibility to save the world. In both animes, the heroine has many people that assist her (all males) of whom she wouldn't be able to accomplish her mission without. Both animes also have a romance between the heroine and a member of the group assisting her, though in Fushigi Yuugi the romance is more defined and goes further.
Both anime are about a girl who tries to save the world with the help of several friends. They are both well animated. Bothseries combine romance, fun, magic and action.They follow really about the same progression, although Pretear is too short to be as developed as Fushigi Yugi.
Pretear and Fushigi Yugi are similar in many ways:
Throughout the anime, I also had the gut feeling that both of these animes were alike. I believe that if you like one of these, you will definitely like the other.
The style of each show is the same in that they are shojo-type romances full of action and adventure. They also throw a normal, high school girl into a magical setting where she is the "chosen one" destined to complete a mission that will save people from destruction. They are also both reverse harem shows with all the love traingles that go with them. The main characters in both shows are very similar: clumsy, brave when they need to be, dedicated to their mission, and just a little more dedicated to getting the guy they want. The villians in each are similar too-no one really wants to hurt them because they are not who they seem to be. Overall the shows had a very similar feel and if you liked one I really think you will like the other.
Fushigi Yuugi was honestly an amazing show, yes, it might have been girly but each character had screen time and there were so many emotional parts. Pretear is similar, in the way there's a lot of guys and one girl but it, too, has a different touch on your feelings. If you enjoyed watching either, then you should watch the other . It'll be an enriching anime experience <3 8D
In an ancient and mythological land called Saiunkoku, the people have begun to recover from a period of war and famine; thus, when an official from the imperial court offers the impoverished and beautiful Shuurei more money than she could ever dream of in return for a favor, she jumps at the chance. What she doesn’t count on, however, is being asked to become a concubine to the recluse Emperor and help him transform into a better leader. What’s more, the Emperor shows little intelligence, seems to have no interest in ruling, and is rumored to prefer men. One thing’s for certain: Shuurei has her work cut out for her!
Both Saiunkoku and Fushigi have historical settings, even though they take place in different worlds. Both main characters are headstrong feminists who are surrounded by bishonens.
Both FY and SM take place in a country that is similar to ancient China. The main heroines do their best to help the people of this country and they're surrounded by many handsome guys, including the emperor himself.
Both stories center around a girl who can save the country. The characters and their relations are very similar. I should tell you that there are many bishounen characters in these series. The stories are very well developed as well in both. I felt like Alice in Wonderland while watching these series, so I think you'll like this anime a lot too if you liked FY.
If you liked Saiunkoku Monogatari, then you'll like Fushigi Yugi The Mysterious Play. The settings are almost the same, and the characters are somewhat similar to each other. It's also a reverse harem, where there are lots of boys falling for one girl.
The heroines in Fushigi Yugi and Saiunkoku Monogatari become more than they believe possible with the help of some very pretty bishonen men. In a fantasy world that resembles ancient China, a young girl is called upon to help save the country from destruction. In addition to the similar story, they both share many of the same top-notch seiyuu!
Ever been mistaken for a member of the opposite sex? For Makoto, this embarassing situation becomes reality when he and two classmates are inadvertently transported to a magical world full of castles, royalty, and giant armored bugs. There, he is mistaken for Fatora, a missing princess, and quickly becomes entangled in a seven day quest to find her, all the while fending off female advances and trying to clear his name!
These are both stories about school kids being transferred to another realm. There are a few other similarities as well, such as the cheesy humor, the warrior woman/dude entourage, and the animation style. If you really liked one, the other is worth a watch.
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.
The characters in Fruits Basket and Fushigi Yugi, with their different personalities, are unforgettable. Fruits Basket deals with the twelve animals of the zodiac and the curse placed upon them, while Fushigi Yugi is a story of a priestess who is trying to find the seven Celestial warriors to unlock the power to save Konan. The heroines of the series, Tohru (Fruits Basket) and Miaka (Fushigi Yugi), both have similar personalities to one another. Both series also have surprisingly sad moments and a dramatic plot line that explores the characters' pasts.
Honestly, I'm kind of surprised this isn't a more popular recommendation for each other. Perhaps it's just a gut feeling one then. I found these two shows, not similar in plot, but very similar in their methods of creating character depth and development. Though they are both reverse harem shows- looking beyond the group of bishies that surround each heroine you see that they are much more than just eye candy for the shoujo audience. These two shows sport complex characters and relationships that if you appreciated in one you will also enjoy in the other.
Fushigi yugi and fruits basket go together really well.
They're both fantasy, and they both have the single female hero, who, with the help of her friends, discovers a world of magic, mystery, and curses.
The romance in both is very close, both heros have at least 2 love interests, a little hint of gender bending, and even some fight scenes in each one.
If you like one, I definatley reccomend the other!
Both stories involve a female character influencing the lives of many people in a better way by changing cold hearts into loving ones.Fushigi Yuugi changes the world she is sent to while Tohru changes the Sohma family.
Upon trying to save a friend from bullies, Shibuya Yuuri finds his head in the unlikeliest of places -- the toilet. Like a flash, Yuuri is then inadvertently sucked in, transporting him somewhere else! In this unfamiliar world of flying skeletons and magic, he is informed by a group called the Mazoku that he is to be the next Maou -- ruler of the kingdom! With harrowing and embarassing situations ahead, can our hero swallow his pride and lead a war against the common people when he can't even tell the difference between a slap in the face and a marriage proposal?
Both the main characters, Miaka and Yuri, are taken into another world where they are offered a very important role of helping to protect the country. Both of them have romance, comedy and action. If you like one, you're bound to like the other.
Fushigi Yuugi and Kyo Kara Maoh follow the adventures of a youth who falls into another world of which they are an important figure. In FY, Miaka is a high Priestess and in KKM, Yuri is a Demon King. Both are about the protagonist journey into adulthood and growing of character as they come to navigate their new, foreign world. Both are on the comedic side with their serious moments, and feature legions of bishounen for the girls to oogle at.
All throughout Fushigi I felt myself reminiscing back to Kyou Kara Maoh. The main character being thrust into an unknown world and into a position of power from their usual highschool setting.KKM is funny. KKM is *very* funny. This is what carries the series through, keeping you laughing all the way. FY instead has comedic moments, but also seems to confuse genres and suddenly turn very dark with a moralistic story.However, the stories are very similar and I definitely think FY fans would like KKM, although maybe not so much in the other direction. Always worth a look though ^^