Fushigi Yugi: The Mysterious Play

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Peach Girl

Peach Girl

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!

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wolfangel87 wolfangel87 says...

It seems funny how best friends can turn out to be just so detrimental to a relationship! Some friends are out for revenge or just out to get you for jealousy reasons. This seems to be the case in both Peach Girl and Fushigi Yugi. Unfortunately, the main characters do not know how to deal with these impeding forces at work; will they be able to overcome their problems and focus on the love they have for each other?

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de ~Ajisai Yumegatari~

Harukanaru Toki no Naka de ~Ajisai Yumegatari~

Azusa was a normal high school student, until she was sucked down a well into a fantasy world full of monsters, demons, and surprises. Dubbed the priestess of the land of Kyou, she found herself joined by the Hachiyou, a group of people with magical powers, dedicated to protecting the priestess and the land. But all does not bode well for Azusa, as the demon Akuram wishes to claim her power for evil purposes. In addition, a malicious spirit is ravaging the townspeople, stealing their life energy! A day's work is never done for the priestess and her companions, it seems.

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Maskelle Maskelle says...

Harukanaru and FY are both about a girl who falls into a new world, becomes a priestess, and gets handsome guys to protect her. If you like reverse harem anime, I would recommend them both!

Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi

Zero no Tsukaima: Futatsuki no Kishi

With war on the horizon, the lives of the students at Tristain Magic Academy are in for a change. As the students train for battle and prepare to join the fight, Louise is determined to protect her childhood friend, now the Queen of Tristain. As her familiar, Saito is sworn to protect Louise and so must ready for battle himself... but with the abundance of pretty girls around, it's a toss-up as to whether Saito should be more worried about enemy attacks or Louise's own jealous rages! Can Saito and "Zero" Louise stand up to the challenge and protect their friends and country?

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Nomadichu Nomadichu says...

Being transported to another world, discovering you have magical powers, defeating evil and love interests no one can give either main character a break, if its love triangles or evil intentions flying their way, theirs no stopping them.

Kyo Kara Maoh! R

Kyo Kara Maoh! R

Time has passed since the incident with Shinou and Soushuu, and Yuuri has returned to Shin Makoku to resume his normal duties as Maoh. But being the Demon King has its drawbacks as life is never simple; from dealing with enraged dragons to love testers, Yuuri must try to solve each problem that comes his way whilst trying to keep his sanity intact. Soon Yuuri meets the mysterious young king of Small Shimaron, but his new acquaintance appears to have an agenda of his own. Will Yuuri’s ability to see the good in people and his attempts to make alliances with other countries through friendship be enough to get him through this situation?

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Estuko Estuko says...

These series both take you to a different world, literally. They are funny, serious, lovely, dramatic and filled with action and plots that tkae your mind to new heights. If you liked one, you are sure to love the other too.

Basilisk

Basilisk

Oboro, a naive, love-struck girl, is pledged to Gennosuke, an idealist. Both are successors to opposing ninja clans with a long history of hatred kept barely in check by a covenant of peace. Just as the two vow to reconcile the clans with their marriage, the shogun orders the feud to resume in order to resolve an internal struggle that threatens to tear the Tokugawa shogunate apart. Even worse, Oboro and Gennosuke themselves are forced to lead their clans in battle. Can the star-crossed lovers resist the brutal circumstances and remain true to their love as the death toll rises?

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Aznslacker Aznslacker says...

Allow me to state first that in my opinion these two Animes are among the BEST in terms of producing a coherent romance story among the animes I have watched.

The sentimentalism between both Fushigi Yugi and Basilisk contains an engrossing, heart-wrenching tale at multiple aspects, whether you choose to characterize them by feelings of betrayal, emptiness following the death of a loved one, or even the uncertainty of the upcoming journey, these two animes are series you could consider as those classics you read as a high school student in AP English.

First off, allow me to provide a sufficient explanation regarding the similarities between the two animes.

As an art style, both Fushigi Yugi and Basilisk do something excellent in terms of character development. And although Basilisk's characters are done in a somewhat more... "rushed" manner, you can still see a full kaleidoscope of characters, painted in a manner that utilizes subtle symbolism consistently.

The storyline: both are adventures that contain many twist and turns in just about every step along the way. The only reason you'd find one incompatible with the other is in the depressing and more mature tone of Basilisk. Even though this is the case, Fushigi Yugi also has its fair share of tears.

Both series contain magical aspects in regards to the abilities of the characters, and although Basilisk is set in a more realistic setting of 1614 Japan, both animes contain a vivid world that comes to life, though less in Basilisk in comparison to Fushigi Yugi.