Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

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Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon

Life can be tough when you're a teenager. Enter Tsukino Usagi, an average, if somewhat clumsy, junior high student whose voracious appetite for sweets and capacity for tears are offset by her enthusiasm for life. Her normal existence is suddenly turned upside down when a talking cat named Luna comes into her life. Suddenly, Usagi finds herself with the ability to transform into the superhero known as Sailor Moon. Fighting the occasional monster may be the least of her worries, though...

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NekoRocket NekoRocket says...

Sailormoon and Fushigi Yuugi both follow the actions of a likeable, mildly gluttonous young heroine as she is faced with a destiny she can't escape. With love, death, and magic galore, each series is an emotional ride you won't forget.

wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

Both Sailor Moon and Fushigi Yugi have the same kind of elemental/spiritual power associated with each of them. There seems to be a deeper meaning behind the series as well as an association with higher beings. The main heroines in the series are very strong willed and fight for what they believe in, although both heroines also have a whiny side to their character.

chii chii says...

Love is one special emotion. These 2 female leads will do anything for the ones they love. Especially for the man of their dreams. If you liked one you'll like the other.

bebe4styll bebe4styll says...

Friendship and hardship were never better portrayed than in these two animes, as well as sense of duty and courage. The protagonists of them, Miaka as well as Usagi resemble in a lot of ways, starting with the fact that they both simply love to eat and are both day-dreamers and ending with the inspiration and courage they give to the people around them. They experience love and pain while on their way to save the world they're in, with the help of true friends. FY and SM show amazing stories which will simply enlighten your heart.

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket

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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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

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.

NimirRa NimirRa says...

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.

Lushrocker Lushrocker says...

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!

Essenceesse Essenceesse says...

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.

X TV

X TV

Kamui has returned to Tokyo with a traumatizing past, but he is not the only one. Many people are returning to Tokyo for the same reason: they play a part in the End of the World. The Dragons of Earth and the Dragons of Heaven now must fight for the destruction or safety of the world. But is this troubled Kamui really the key to saving the world?

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Prisoner1138 Prisoner1138 says...

While it's a lot darker, X TV does have quite a bit in common with Fushigi Yuugi. And yes, I know that FY was fantasy, and X is set in modern times, but if you don't really care about the setting, keep reading. Basically you have 2 sets of warriors each battling it out while trying to protect someone in the process to either maintain, or change the fate of the earth. With that in mind, you have super powers up the wazoo, loads of people with different personalities that quite often clash, and quite a bit of drama considering they are battling to determine the fate of the world after all. X TV is a bit more action oriented, and definitely not as "kiddie" as FY was at times, but they have quite a few things in common.

icyglaze icyglaze says...

Although X TV and Fushigi Yuugi appear to have different settings, the plot is rather quite similar. Friends destined to fight against one another with 7 protectors who have different abilities and personalities. While Fushigi Yuugi has a strong love story weaved into the plot, X TV doesn't really develop the relationships between couples. Individual character development plays a big role in both animes though.

4EverDreamer 4EverDreamer says...

These stories are similar in that there are two teams made up of 7 stars, and even the opposing side has complex and sympathetic characters. As with the 7 Stars of Suzaku, the 7 Stars of Heaven are trying to protect the main character from harm in order to save the world. Each story addresses friendship and betrayal, sacrifice, and forgiveness. Death is also a theme, and dealt in a similar way. While Fushigi Yugi is more upbeat, there is intense drama and tragedy in both.

Legend of Basara

Legend of Basara

In ancient medieval Japan, the people are oppressed by a brutal emperor and his four children, with no hope for the future… until the prophet Nagi proclaimed that a child born on a day would be their savior. Twins were born that day, a boy, Tatara, raised from birth to be Japan’s savior, and a girl, Sarasa. This is her story: a story of great personal loss, tragic romance, and a resilient unbreakable will.

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Shizuka2 Shizuka2 says...

If you liked Fushigi Yuugi, but thought the romance too often verged on the saccharine... if you believe that the most moving moment of Fushigi Yuugi was its most unexpected death... if you thought the characterization was slower and shallower than it could have been... Try Legend of Basara. Fushigi Yuugi, with a better romance, a better plot, and a whole lot less comedy.

kamirura kamirura says...

A story of lovers in the old China... Lovers created by fate.. If you liked the cute love between Miaka and Tamahome. Basara contains alot of cute moments and is abit more grown up than Fushigi Yuugi and it takes place in the same time era. Be sure to check it out if you liked Fushigi Yuugi.

chamomille chamomille says...

Both anime are about love and predestination. The main heroine in both series has to overcome various obstacles so that she could be with her love, which seems to be impossible. At the same time both series contain action, fights. They both deal with the value of friendship. Both are dramatic and well developed.

Zero no Tsukaima

Zero no Tsukaima

In a world where magic is a reality, the young Louise is at the bottom of her class. Dubbed "Zero" by her classmates at Tristein Academy (due to her zero success rate for magic), Louise (along with all first year students) was charged with summoning a familiar; and instead of a cute magical creature, the familiar arrived in the form of... Saito Hiraga, a normal Japanese boy who was abruptly teleported from his own world?! Can both Louise and Saito come to terms with their new and complicated "relationship" and (more importantly) help Saito find a way home?

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animegal33 animegal33 says...

Both of these animes are about a character who is transported to an alternate universe. Both of these include a couple who can fight anything that comes their way. The couples both also have to overcome the fact that the characters are from different universes. Also, the couples have the problem that one character is of a higher rank of the other.

cahbayb cahbayb says...

The concept of someone getting stuck in another world are in both of these animes. They are very similar in that they go to this new world and find love, go on misc adventures in hopes to stop war and find peace. Aside from the characters personalities one a harem the other a reverse harem, they are basically the same.

Ritzerk Ritzerk says...

Both have a magical story with a smooth plot. Although there is more romance and action in Fushigi Yuugi, Zero no Tsukaima is not dissapointing. It got a lot of cutesy love going for it!