Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

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Marmalade Boy

Marmalade Boy

Miki is a normal high school student, living a normal life, but one day she is welcomed home with an announcement: her parents have decided to get divorced and switch partners with close friends of the family. The reason? Love. But to add to Miki's disbelief, she may get a new "brother," and he may just happen to be in love with her...

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sabrielsharmony sabrielsharmony says...

Though the stories are not the same. I think they have the same style of animation and lots of story progression.

tsumiki tsumiki says...

Fushigi Yugi and Marmalade Boy are quite similar not only in the style of anime but they're both about two young girls who happen to find the love of their life, although both Miaki and Miki have to deal with their friends and also their enemies to keep their lover.

Ritzerk Ritzerk says...

Oh, how the romance is so similar here... If you prefer something with more action as well as romance and comedy, Fushigi Yuugi is the way but if you are fine with a story about love alone Marmalade Boy is a classic for you!

Kare Kano

Kare Kano

Yukino had it all. Brilliant, athletic, popular and pretty, she was the perfect school girl with many friends and admirers. But then one fateful day she met her match: a handsome young man named Arima. Now, not only is he beating her at her own game, she's becoming more and more dismayed to learn that she's developing her first real feelings of romance. Can Yukino maintain her model student appearance, or will love ruin all her plans?

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Nanashi Nanashi says...

In one major point KKNJ is a better romance than Fushigi in that the dialog between Arima and Yukino is not simply them repeating each others names two hundred thousand times. Don't get me wrong, Fushigi Yuugi is by far one of my favorite anime, but if you are in the mood for more words in your romance and less 'Oh John, oh Marsha,' KKNJ is the way to go.

ish1618 ish1618 says...

Both Fushigi Yuugi and Kare Kano have themes that circulate around romance. Both lead males also have similar character personalities. But perhaps the most significant similarity is the fact that both stories are also also about true friends that accept you for who you are. If you're one who likes cheesy love stories, friendship sagas and a tinge of ecchi then you might like one if you like the other.

Magic Knight Rayearth

Magic Knight Rayearth

MKR is a Clamp anime about three girls who are taken from Tokyo during a school field trip, and transported into a fantasy world. Hikaru Shidou, Umi Ryuzaaki, and Fuu Hououji must fight a slew of enemies, overcome trials and tribulations, and face their inner demons to save Cephiro, a wonderfully detailed world, from a dastardly evil and powerful Priest, Zagato.

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MaximusThrax MaximusThrax says...

Both of these classic and well-known series feature schoolgirls going to an alternate fantasy world. Fushigi Yuugi takes place in a land based on Chinese mythology, while Rayearth is more of a generic fantasy world tha could be borrowed from any video RPG. While both series are generally action-packed, lighthearted, and feature cute and spunky protagonists, they are also relatively serious for the genre (i.e. be prepared for things like character deaths). Fushigi Yuugi has more romance and soft moments and features harems of bishounen (pretty-boy) characters to appeal to female fans, whereas Rayearth has more fighting action and strong schoolgirl protagonists who don't need any boys to do their fighting for them (go grrls!).

Nomadichu Nomadichu says...

Both these animes have a lot in common, the girls in both stories are transported from their normal lives when the major thing they had to worry about was school to a magical world which they have to save, everyone who has seen one of these episodes will very much like the other, although magic knight rayearth does not have as much romance as Fushigi Yugi.

Full Moon wo Sagashite

Full Moon wo Sagashite

Twelve year old Mitsuki's desire is to become a singer. She has the talent and a beautiful voice, but she also has a throat tumor which threatens to rob her of her gift of song. As if things weren't bad enough, two shinigami inform Mitsuki that she only has one year left to live. However, all is not lost, for they make a deal that if she goes with them, they will help realize her dream by changing her into a healthy 16-year-old, who is able to sing and apply for auditions.

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MaximusThrax MaximusThrax says...

While these series don't seem have much to do with each other plotwise, (FY is about high school girls taken to a mythic Chinese world and Full Moon is about a 12 year old that can become a 16 year old pop idol) they both have similar art and character design. They are also both very touching and serious at times but very funny and SD at others. Both series also place young Japanese schoolgirls in difficult and mature roles that force them to grow and make hard decisions.

KiraRin KiraRin says...

Although these two shows have very differing plots, they both take some adult and sensitive matters and puts them into a cartoonish series. It seems, at first glance, that these are for children. The wide eyed animation style and animated emotions soon give way to some difficult topics that would be better suited to a more mature viewer.

The fantasy feel of Fushigi Yuugi and FMWS is very similar, and I think if you enjoy one, you will surely like the other.

Angelique - Shiroi Tsubasa no Memoire

Angelique - Shiroi Tsubasa no Memoire

Angelique is the queen of the cosmos in a lush fantasy world, with nine strong and handsome guardians at her command. What started as a simple reunion between friends turned into a nightmare when the recently deceased Arios came back from the dead with a sinister plan to kill both queens! Can the gang come together to save not only themselves, but Arios himself?

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lovelykag lovelykag says...

Both Fushigi Yugi and Angelique center around a normal girl who's suddenly thrown into the middle of a handful of loyal and amazingly good-looking guys, all while taking the role of the "savior of the earth" of the planet they're thrown into.

Chances are that if you're a fan of one, you'd like the other.

Maskelle Maskelle says...

FY and Angelique tell the story of a young girl who falls into a new world, and gets very handsome guys to help her in her quest. Angelique is maybe lesser quality than FY, but if you like one I think you'd like the other.